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28 May 2015
View news from United Kingdom Russia Ends Six Year Colombia Beef Ban
COLOMBIA – Russian food health authority Rosselkhoznadzor has lifted a foot and mouth disease ban imposed on a Colombian region since 2009....
View news from Spain Spanish Farmers Responsible for Bluetongue Vaccinations
SPAIN – A regional vaccination programme to quell the spread of Bluetongue virus has placed the onus firmly on farmers to vaccinate their livestock....
View news from India Cow Urine to be Used in Government Hospitals
INDIA - Hospitals in Rajasthan are to use cow urine as an alternative disinfectant....
View news from France France Negligible Risk of BSE
FRANCE - France has been classified as a country with "negligible risk" from BSE....
View news from Argentina Argentina Calls for Recognition of Role of Small Producers
ARGENTINA - As part of the opening of the 83rd World Assembly of Delegates of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in Paris this week, the Argentine Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Nation, Carlos Casamiquela, called on...
View news from Canada Canada Supports Safe Transportation of Livestock and Poultry
CANADA - Canada has given a grant of $183,929 to the Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC) to help ensure that livestock and poultry are transported in a safe and humane manner by certified transporters....
27 May 2015
View news from United Kingdom Plan Ahead for Videos in Cattle Abattoirs
UK – A Scottish beef farmer has warned fellow cattle producers that, while they may not currently be penalised for producing out-of spec cattle, videos in abattoirs mean they soon will be....
View news from United Kingdom New Chair Elected to UK Office of Animal Health
UK - Catherine (Cat) Sayer has been elected as Chair of the UK's National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) for 2015, following this year’s AGM in London on 21 May....
View news from New Zealand Westland Bucks Trend and Lifts Milk Price
NEW ZEALAND – Milk processor Westland Milk Products has upped its price prediction for the 2015/16 season, bucking the general trend of price cuts seen in the global dairy sector....
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Finishers Still Better Off on Welfare
IRELAND - Irish cattle producers would have been better off claiming welfare payments last year rather than fattening cattle, a farm income survey has shown....
26 May 2015
View news from Colombia Government Addresses Seasonal Milk Oversupply
COLOMBIA – Policy measures have been taken in Colombia to address “high peak” summer production and further hardship for dairy producers....
View news from Brazil China Access Grows Again for Brazilian Slaughterhouses
BRAZIL – Brazil will soon have 26 meat plants authorized to export to China, potentially worth $520 million in annual sales, the government announced last week....
View news from United Kingdom Could We Move to a Paperless Cattle Tracing System?
UK – Electronic Identification of Cattle (EID) is going to come “whether we like it or not”, farmers heard at the Beef Expo at York Auction Centre last week....
View news from United Kingdom Shorthorns Peak at 7,000 Guineas at Carlisle
UK - Beef Shorthorn bulls topped at 7,000 Guineas at the society's official spring sale with several bulls and heifers over the 4,000 mark....
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Cattle Placements Lower and COOL Goes Against US for Fourth Time
US - Latest cattle on feed numbers were 4.6 per cent down in April with marketings down 7.8 per cent, report two University of Missouri economists. ...
22 May 2015
View news from United Kingdom Milk Prices to Play Role in Dairy Herd’s Impact on Beef
UK - How beef supply is affected by UK dairy farming in the future will hinge partly on how dairy farms can deal with market volatility....
View news from Global International Farming Organisations United on Trans-Pacific Partnership
GLOBAL - As Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) nations meet this week in Guam to continue negotiations, agri-food producer and processor organisations from around the world have united to call for a trade agreement to improve market access for agricultural...
View news from United States CME: Pastures in Good Condition
US - The conclusion to draw from USDA’s first two weeks of range and pasture condition ratings appears to be “All is well”, unless you live in California or Nevada, which has big implications for the cattle herd, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
View news from Brazil China-Brazil in Bilateral Trade Deal
BRAZIL - China and Brazil are to step up action on a bilateral trade agreement....
21 May 2015
View news from Global Hay Makers Can Learn From Georgia Washout
GLOBAL - Farmers planning summer haymaking in America’s south are being reminded of the 2013 wash out and dire consequences thereafter....
View news from United States US Proposes Law to Collect Animal Antimicrobial Data
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a rule that would require animal drug sponsors of all antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals to obtain estimates of sales ...
View news from Brazil Brazil Looks for Beef Export Recovery in Second Half of Year
BRAZIL - The Brazilian beef industry saw a turnover of US$ 447 million in exports in April with shipments of more than 107,000 tonnes, boosted by an increase of shipments to Russia, Venezuela, Iran and Algeria....
View news from United States CME: MCOOL Retaliation to Impact Canadian, Mexican Producers
US - Three different interesting reports with a bearing on markets will be released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) this week, and we have also received the results of the mandatory country-of-origin labelling (MCOOL) dispute, write Steve Meyer...
View news from European Union Commission Reports Knock Back Country of Origin Labelling Plans
EU - Two reports from the European Commission conclude that the benefits from new mandatory country of origin labelling requirements on food do not clearly outweigh the costs....
20 May 2015
View news from Global Global Protein Developments: What are the Implications for the Meat Industry?
ANALYSIS - What meat will be on the world's plate in the coming decades? Who will eat what and why? Stuart Lumb went to listen to Rabobank analyst Albert Vernooij. ...
View news from United Kingdom NFU Urges New Crop of MPs to Back British Farming
UK - The British agriculture industry will work with Government on its plan to grow more, buy more and sell more British food at home and abroad, the NFU has told MPs....
View news from Spain Livestock Animal Size Increased Since Roman Era
SPAIN - Livestock has grown over the centuries as production methods and landscapes have evolved, according to research from the University of the Basque Country....
View news from European Union Commission to Conduct Survey on Animal Welfare
EU - The European Commission is to launch a Eurobarometer survey into animal welfare this year....
 
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