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08 July 2015
Robotic Milkers Get Industry Association
UK – A forum will be launched at the Livestock Event in Birmingham today to provide those interested in robotic milking access to a network of like-minded people....
01 July 2015
New Wales Veterinary Science Centre Opens at Aberystwyth
UK - The new Wales Veterinary Science Centre was officially launched by Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans on 29 June....
01 June 2015
Livestock Sectors to Have Say on Centre of Excellence
UK - The Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL) is a step closer to becoming reality following confirmation that the bid has reached formal interview stage....
18 May 2015
Yamaha Offers Viking Line to Farmers, Ranchers in US and Abroad
GLOBAL - Side by side utility vehicles are growing in importance and are in demand across the world, according to Steve Nessl of Yamaha. ...
07 May 2015
Yamaha Celebrates Manufacturing 3 Million Units in USA
US – Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America (YMMC) and Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS), have reached a historic manufacturing milestone recently surpassing the completion of 3 million vehicles at the US manufacturing facility in Newnan,...
05 May 2015
Robot Cow Herders Offer Opportunity for Milking Robots
AUSTRALIA - Moving cows with auto-herding techniques could maximise productivity in robotic systems, early Australian research indicates....
01 May 2015
Farmers Reminded of Electricity Danger
IRELAND - Statistics show that 49 people have died after coming into contact with electricity on farms in Ireland since the year 2000....
24 April 2015
Could the Apple Watch Fit Farming?
ANALYSIS – Mainstream technology took a major leap forward today with the launch of the Apple Watch, but agriculture is already firmly on board with the wearable revolution....
17 April 2015
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....
15 April 2015
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,...
14 April 2015
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....
02 April 2015
Cattle Growth Hormone Found to Effect Fish Sexual Behaviour
FINLAND - A common growth-promoting hormone used worldwide in the cattle industry has been found to affect the sexual behaviours of fish at a very low concentration in waterways – with potentially serious ecological and evolutionary consequences....
New Biomin Web Site Now Available in Russian, Slovak
GLOBAL - Biomin has now launched a Russian and Slovak version of its new corporate web site....
26 March 2015
Amul to Set up Camel Dairy in India
INDIA - Indian dairy cooperative Amul is waiting on official permission to set up a camel milk processing plant in Kutch, Gujarat, with an investment of $1.12 million to $1.28 million....
20 March 2015
Government Invests in Biosecurity Technology to Support Livestock Industry
CANADA - A Manitoba company will receive C$825,000 to expand and redevelop its truck-washing facilities to improve biosecurity in the agricultural sector, said Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn and Member of Parliament...
12 March 2015
What's Holding Back Drones?
AUSTRALIA - The manifold benefits of using drones in livestock production have led experts in innovation and farm systems to ask the question of why wider adoption still hasn’t taken place....
Reaping Benefits from Robotic Milking Systems
ANALYSIS - Adding automation to a dairy operation can reduce labour, increase output and reduce human error....
11 March 2015
Demand Pull Not Technology Push: Using Drones in Livestock Production
GLOBAL – Applying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones in livestock production has huge potential but producers need tangible cost and profit benefits to embrace them....
05 March 2015
Greater Efficiency Lower Absorbed Power
GLOBAL - Innovative design and low absorbed power results in greater fan efficiency, according to Termotecnica Pericoli....
03 March 2015
Cargill Completes $12.5 Million Investment in South Africa Animal Feed Facility
GLOBAL - Driven by an increase in demand from customers throughout the region for animal feed products, Cargill has completed a US$12.5 million expansion of its premix facility in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa....
New European Cattle and Sheep Breeding Company Announced
EUROPE - A leading New Zealand breeding company is branching into Europe following the acquisition of a major stake in a UK based sheep breeding specialist, bringing with it cattle and sheep expertise. ...
27 February 2015
The World's Hardest Working Robot: The Delaval VMS
GLOBAL - If a car was to be as productive as a DeLaval VMS™, it would need to drive around the world 205 times. Compared with a tractor, you would need to buy between four and six of them just to keep up with the productivity of a DeLaval VMS™. Is...
25 February 2015
USDA Announces Funding for Research, Education, Extension
US - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced more than $160 million in funding for food and agriculture research, education and extension....
20 February 2015
Biomin Web Site Now in Polish
POLAND - Biomin has launched a Polish version of its corporate web site....
14 January 2015
NZ Agritech Sector Worth NZ$1.2 billion
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's agritechnology sector was worth approximately NZ$1.2 billion in 2013 according to new research into the size, value and future potential of the sector....
31 December 2014
China to Advance Agricultural Modernisation
CHINA - China is to push forward with a programme of agricultural modernisation through reform and innovation....
25 November 2014
Agricultural Website Now Open to the Public
US - VIVO, a Web application used internally by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists since 2012 to allow better national networking across disciplines and locations, is now available to the public....
24 November 2014
Improved Disease Diagnostic Testing Starts with Standardizing Lab Methods, USDA-approved Kits
US — In conjunction with the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) and U.S. Animal Health Association (USAHA) meetings held recently in Kansas City, Missouri, experts talked about the need to implement consistent standards...
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