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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
View news from Algeria FMD NEWS: Algeria Reports New FMD Outbreak
The latest news on the Foot-and-Mouth Disease situation across the world....
View news from United States Novus International Launches Website Focused for Customers in China
US - Novus International officially launched a new version of its global website tailored to the needs of the China market....
View news from United Kingdom NFU Launches Focus on Enforcement Review of Local Authority Livestock Inspections
UK - The NFU has been selected by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) as one of two trade association and business representative groups to lead a review of red-tape under the Business Focus on Enforcement Initiative....
View news from United Kingdom Imported Food Residue Worries Rumble On
ANALYSIS - Concern is mounting over the threat of veterinary medicine residues in food products imported into the UK, writes Chris Harris....
View news from Italy Italian Cheese Production Higher
ITALY – Cheese production levels are strong this year for all major cheeses, the Italian Dairy Association (ASSOLATTE) has revealed....
View news from Korea, South Korea's Cattle Herd Shrinks in 2014
SOUTH KOREA – Korea’s national cattle herd has contracted five per cent this year to 3.3 million, figures up to July show....
View news from Serbia EU and FAO Partner to Help Flood-Affected Serbian Farms Rebuild
SERBIA - The European Union (EU) will partner with FAO to help small-scale farmers in Serbia recover from the devastating floods of the past spring....
View news from United Kingdom Improved Confirmation Could Come From Genetics Progress
UK - An improvement in prime cattle conformation has been noted in the second quarter of 2014 which analysts are attributing to genetic progress. ...
View news from Algeria Algeria Reports New FMD Outbreak
ALGERIA - The Algerian veterinary authorities have reported a fresh outbreak of foot and mouth disease at a fattening cattle farm located in Setif....
View news from Ireland Irish Ministers Meet to Discuss Beef
IRELAND - Building on previous discussions, Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney invited his Northern Irish counterpart Michelle O’Neill to Dublin to discuss issues currently facing the beef sector on both parts of the island....
Monday, July 28, 2014
View news from Ireland Financial Issues Compromise Farmers Health and Safety
IRELAND - According to ICSA Rural Development vice-chairman Seamus Sherlock, many farm accidents may be attributable to lack of concentration on the part of farmers who are struggling to cope with financial stress due to the ongoing beef crisis and savage...
View news from Ireland Farms Benefit from Falling Production Costs in 2014
IRELAND - In its mid-year assessment of likely farm profitability in 2014, Teagasc economists have highlighted falling production costs as the main driver of farm incomes in 2014....
View news from Australia Australian Cattle Prices Improve
AUSTRALIA - Eastern Australian states cattle supply remained relatively steady week-on-week, with 49,720 head yarded, according to statistics from Meat and Livestock Australia....
View news from United States Imported Beef Getting Dearer in US
US - Prices being paid in the US imported beef spot market continued to increase this week, but domestically produced lean beef stalled, according to prices given in the Steiner Consulting Group’s most recent US Imported Beef Market report....
View news from United Kingdom Producers Urged to Look Hard for Prices as Markets Stabilise
UK – Producers should ‘shop around’ before delivering cattle for slaughter, Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) Northern Ireland has advised....
View news from Taiwan Demand for High Quality US Beef Surmounts Competition, High Prices
TAIWAN - Recent reports claim that US beef exports to the island are negatively impacted by competition from New Zealand, alluding to benefits of the recent Taiwan/New Zealand Free Trade Agreement signed July 2013. ...
View news from Canada Council Calls for Public Support for Quick Adoption of FTA
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council is encouraging the public to impress upon their members of Parliament the importance of quick adoption of the Canada South Korea Free Trade Agreement, writes Bruce Cochrane....
View news from United States Weekly Cattle Summary: Retail Price 66 cents Higher Than Year Ago, Fed Prices Set New Records
US - Cattle markets went a step further last week, seeing new records set on heavy volumes, reports Ron Plain and Scott Brown, University of Missouri. ...
View news from Botswana Botswana Vaccinates Cattle to Prevent Spread of FMD
BOTSWANA - The country's veterinary authorities have reported that ing vaccination of cattle around the foot and mouth disease outbreak is continuing....
Friday, July 25, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Symposium Explores the Future of Farm Animal Welfare
UK - CABI, together with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London, held a symposium marking the 50th anniversary of Ruth Harrison’s influential Animal Machines – a book that heralded an entire movement in farm animal welfare and the welfare of animals...
View news from Indonesia Indonesia Plays Important Role in Tanzania Agriculture
INDONESIA - Minister for Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives Mr Christopher Chiza in Inauguration of Big Result Now of the Vision 25 which held in Morogoro, Saturday 12 July said Indonesia plays an important role in Tanzania agriculture...
View news from Netherlands Genome Analysis Helps in Beeding More Robust Cows
NETHERLANDS - Genome analysis of 234 bulls has put researchers, including several from Wageningen Livestock Research, on the trail of DNA variants which influence particular characteristics in breeding bulls. ...
View news from United Kingdom BVA Will Support Second Year of Badger Cull Pilots in England
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) supports the second year of the pilot culls in England....
View news from Ireland Compliance with REPS has Left Farmers at a Disadvantage
IRELAND - ICSA suckler chairman Mr Dermot Kelleher says that participation in REPS has left many farmers at a disadvantage since the closure of the scheme....
View news from United States Cattle Futures: Cattle Closed Down on Thursday
US - October live cattle closed down $0.17 at 157.82 Thursday. ...
View news from Korea, South OIE Reports FMD Outbreak in North Gyeongsang Province
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease at a pig farm in North Gyeongsang Province....
View news from Global GLOBALG.A.P. Introduces Joint Initiative for Global Food Security
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform and the International Trade Centre (ITC) are initiating the ‘The Declaration of Abu Dhabi for Global Food Security through Good Agricultural Practices’....
View news from China Chinese Beef Imports Forecast to Double by 2018
CHINA - Beef imports to China are likely to double by 2018, Rabobank Group said in a report on Wednesday....
 
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