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17 April 2015
View news from Belgium Microphones Could Detect BRD Earlier
BELGIUM – Placing microphones in calf pens to listen to coughing can assist stock keepers in detecting Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) earlier....
View news from United Kingdom New Projects Announced in Animal Disease Research
UK - Eight new research projects to improve the health of livestock have been announced by the Animal Health Research Club (ARC)....
View news from United Kingdom Heifer Rearing Problems Flagged Up at Science Conference
UK - Many UK dairy cows are being culled before they pay back heifer rearing costs and standards of heifer rearing could be partly to blame, suggests recent research....
View news from Canada Canada’s Food Production Growing but Wasting More
ANALYSIS - Canada wastes 6 billion kilogrammes of food each year – nearly a third of its total production....
View news from United Kingdom Improving Cattle Health Could Decrease Greenhouse Gas Emissions
UK - Efforts to reduce cattle greenhouse gas emissions by improved animal health could be undermined by increased herd size, according to research presented at the British Society for Animal Science conference....
16 April 2015
View news from New Zealand Have Subsidies Hindered Progress on Livestock Farms?
GLOBAL – Direct farm support payments have hindered agricultural progress across the globe, scientists heard this week. ...
View news from United States More than Meets the Eye when Diagnosing Animal Health Problems
US - Every day, veterinarians and producers use diagnostic tests as a tool to maintain herd health. ...
View news from European Union Residue Levels in Food Falling Across EU
EU - The amount pesticides or veterinary drug residues found in meat and food products across Europe is falling and the majority of products pose no risk to public health....
View news from United States USDA Revises Safe Ingredients List for Meat, Poultry and Egg Production
US - USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a revised directive updating the list of safe and suitable ingredients used in the production of meat, poultry and egg products. ...
View news from European Union EU Should Allow Insects as Sustainable Animal Feed Source
EU - European legislation should be adapted to allow insect products as a sustainable and innovative source of animal proteins for food consumption and animal feed, said insect producers at a meeting in Brussels formally establishing the International...
View news from Australia Tasmanian Seafood and Dairy Industries Well Set for Growth
TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA - A new report from Rabobank has found that Tasmania seafood and dairy sectors are well positioned for growth thanks to their strong and globally competitive production....
View news from Saudi Arabia Saudi Beef Market Growing
SAUDI ARABIA - The Saudi Arabian beef market grew by 9.2 per cent at a compound annual growth rate between 2008-2013 to around 150,000 tonnes, according to Michael Hussey from the Dubai Office of Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board....
15 April 2015
View news from United Kingdom Dairy Cow Methane Emissions Measured by Lasers
SCOTLAND, UK - Scientists are measuring methane emissions using laser guns, aiming to breed cattle for lower emissions in future, according to research presented by Stephanie Smith at the British Society of Animal Science conference....
View news from United Kingdom European Slaughter Cow Prices Lifting
EU – European cull cow values have bounced back this quarter, with France being the major exception to the rule....
View news from United Kingdom Live Robotic Milking, Feeding Demonstration Wins Prestigious Award
UK - The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers has been awarded one of the most prestigious accolades within the exhibition industry for its live robotic milking and feeding demonstration with 40 cows, featured at Livestock Event 2014, at The NEC,...
View news from European Union Poor Beef Markets Highlighted at EU Meeting
EU - Poor prospects in the EU beef sector were underlined in a meeting between farmers' association Copa-Cogeca and the EU Commission, which highlighted the various factors behind the decline....
View news from United Kingdom New Processing, Packaging Guide to Support UK Export Opportunities
UK - EBLEX has produced a new and unique offal and variety meats processing and packaging guide for English processors....
View news from Ireland Lower Irish Live Cattle Exports
IRELAND - Irish Live exports of cattle have eased so far this year to stand at 58,000 head, according to Eoin Kelly, Business Analyst at Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board....
View news from Global Predicting Calving on a Lifting Tail
GLOBAL - Tail mounted sensor systems on cows can detect the onset of calving, researchers have found....
14 April 2015
View news from United Kingdom Rough Grazing Means Less Methane
UK - Grazing cattle on hill pasture could be a step towards reducing beef's hefty methane output, providing the system is integrated, say Scottish researchers....
View news from Global Research a Must For Tomorrow's Food
ANALYSIS - Making research in agriculture and the agri-food sector a priority, promoting innovation and improving the exchange of knowledge are going to be essential in developing food production to feed a growing global population....
View news from United States CME: Beef Availability Revised Higher
US - Pork and chicken prices are down this year and a quick look at the supply/demand balance table quickly tells you why, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
View news from United States FDA Reports Positive Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released two reports that measure antimicrobial resistance in certain bacteria isolated from raw meat and poultry collected through the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS)....
View news from United States US Expands Beef and Pork Trade with Mexico and Peru
US - The US has reached agreements allowing US beef and pork producers greater access to markets in Mexico and Peru....
View news from European Union UK Leads Cattle Prices in Europe
EU - Deadweight cattle prices in the UK were nearly €1 per kilo ahead of the average price in the EU last month....
View news from Netherlands Final Steps in Nutreco Take-over Go Ahead
NETHERLANDS - SHV Investments, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of SHV Holdings N.V. has started the final step in acquiring all issued and outstanding ordinary shares in animal feed and poultry company Nutreco....
View news from United Kingdom Consultations on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets
UK - Three consultations covering the UK and the EU's approach to future GHG emissions reduction have been issued. All will have implications for agriculture....
13 April 2015
View news from Germany German Survey Shows Salmonella Falling but No Drop in Campylobacter
ANALYSIS - A survey of foodborne pathogens in poultry meat in Germany and the incidence of illness has shown that the number of cases of Salmonella poisoning are falling but there is no decrease in the number of cases of poisoning from Campylobacter....
 
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