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01 March 2018
M. bovis Costs Predicted to be $100m
NEW ZEALAND - The total cost of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis is projected to be almost $100 million....
Monitoring Animal Welfare at Slaughter with New CCTV Legislation
UK - Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) to hold one day seminar ahead of new legislation coming into force....
28 February 2018
Farmers Re-house Livestock, Prepare for Difficult Days Ahead
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has described farming conditions since the first fall of snow yesterday as "difficult and challenging", with some dairy farmers struggling to keep water supplies flowing in milking parlours. In addition, livestock farmers...
Mycoplasma bovis Continues to Spread in New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - Another case of the cattle disease has been found - taking the total up to 25 infected farms....
27 February 2018
Public Goods of Animal Health, Welfare Must be at Heart of New Ag Policy
UK - The BVA issues response to the Environment Secretary's proposals regarding a "Green Brexit."...
16 February 2018
Lifetime parasite control plans increase dairy profitability says Boehringer Ingelheim
Taking a ‘whole life’ approach to parasite control can optimise dairy cow health and lifetime profitability according to Boehringer Ingelheim, the makers of IVOMEC®Classic Pour On and EPRINEX® Pour On....
14 February 2018
Variety of Ways Diagnostic Testing Assists Veterinarians, Producers
ANALYSIS - Dustin Oedekoven, state veterinarian for South Dakota, speaks about differences seen between large animal species regarding the use of diagnostic testing....
Development Opportunities for Beef Industry Advisers
UK - Advisers to the beef industry are being encouraged to hone their skills by taking part in the Developing Beef Expertise Programme....
13 February 2018
Foot and Mouth Disease Hits Beef Supply
ZIMBABWE - The country’s beef supplies have been hit by the latest outbreak of the deadly Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), which Government is now battling to control....
FMD Outbreak Reported in Russian Cattle Farm
RUSSIA - Dr Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister at the Ministry of Agriculture in Moscow has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease at a farm located in Zabaykalsky Krai, affecting cattle....
Dairy UK Joins Call on Govt to Ensure Successful Brexit for Food Sector
UK - Dairy UK has joined with farmers and the wider food supply chain to set out the terms of a successful Brexit....
12 February 2018
Efficient Technique Discovered for Isolating Embryonic Stem Cells in Cows
US - For more than 35 years, scientists have tried to isolate embryonic stem cells in cows without much success. Under the right conditions, embryonic stem cells can grow indefinitely and make any other cell type or tissue, which has huge implications...
Zimbabwean Town Burns FMD-Infected Cattle
ZIMBABWE - The Ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement on Thursday (8 February) slaughtered and burned 16 foot-and-mouth infected cattle at Ardlui Farm in Chegutu to curb the spread of the disease in the province....
08 February 2018
Arla Foods, Yeo Valley Announce Partnership
UK - Arla Foods Limited will acquire Yeo Valley Dairies Limited, a subsidiary of the Yeo Valley Group Limited. The transaction will give the farmer-owned dairy cooperative the rights to use the Yeo Valley brand in milk, butter, spreads and cheese under...
07 February 2018
Tritrichomonas foetus Can Be Devastating to Calving Rates
ANALYSIS - Tritrichomonas foetus (Trich) can cause infertility, stillbirth or abortion. As cattle producers know, if your cattle aren't pregnant, then you aren't making money, according to Dr. Scott Leibsle, Idaho Deputy State Veterinarian. Regular testing...
05 February 2018
Another Farm Tests Positive for Cattle Disease
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry for Primary Industries has confirmed another farm has tested positive for the cattle disease mycoplasma bovis....
02 February 2018
Researchers Discover New Cattle Disease, Prevent it from Spreading
DENMARK - Within Danish cattle breeding, the semen of one breeding bull is used to inseminate a lot of cows. Due to the multiple inseminations, one bull can thus sire thousands of calves. It is, therefore, vital to determine whether breeding bulls carry...
31 January 2018
Approval for Export of Manufacturing Beef to Canada
UK - Manufacturing beef from the UK can now be exported to the lucrative Canadian market after approval was given by inspectors....
Prize Awarded to Researchers for Breeding Climate-friendly Cows
DENMARK - The Innovation Fund Denmark's Grand Solutions Prize has been awarded to three researchers for their work involving breeding of climate-friendly cows....
30 January 2018
Fears Over M. Bovis Stop Farmers Showcasing Cattle
NEW ZEALAND - South Island cattle breeders have had to withdraw their entries from this week's New Zealand Dairy Event, because of fears it could spread the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis....
January Disease Kills 2000 Cattle in Zimbabwe
ZIMBABWE - At least 2000 cattle have died of January disease, also known as Theileriosis - a tick-borne disease common between December and March....
29 January 2018
Arla Foods Scoops Hat Trick Winning Third Consecutive 'Product of the Year' Award
UK - Arla Foods has been voted 'Product of the Year' for the third consecutive year, winning the 2018 accolade for its Free Range Organic Milk in the Dairy & Free From Drinks category....
Calculate how much BRD is costing you in 3 easy steps
For a quick measure of what BRD could cost, and how to minimize these costs, input data into this new tool...
23 January 2018
High liver fluke risk for cattle predicted in 2018
After a record wet summer, cattle farmers should review parasite control plans for 2018 with their vets as a high risk of liver fluke is predicted in several UK regions this year....
16 January 2018
Over Ten FMD Outbreaks Reported Across Three Provinces in Mongolia
MONGOLIA - Dr Battsengel Dambadarjaa, Chief Veterinary Officer from the Veterinary and Animal Breeding Service at the Ministry for Food and Agriculture has reported 15 outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in various farms located in Khentii, Dornod and...
15 January 2018
Bovine TB Outbreak Reported in Hadarom
ISRAEL - Dr Shlomo Garazi, Chief Officer for Import and Export of the Veterinary Services at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has reported an outbreak of bovine tuberculosis at a farm located in Hadarom....
New Chair Elected for IFA Animal Health Committee
IRELAND - IFA’s National Animal Health Committee last week elected Pat Farrell from Kildare as Chairman, succeeding Bert Stewart in the role....
Wettest summer in years means high fluke and worm risk for sheep and cattle
The wettest summer for many years has led to a high risk of liver fluke infection in sheep and cattle across large areas of the UK, including the North, West and Central Scotland, West Wales and Cornwall. While Eastern Scotland and parts of North and...
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