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03 November 2017
FMD Threatens Zimbabwean Beef Supply
ZIMBABWE - Data available from Livestock and Meat Advisory Council (LMAC) show that the Department of Livestock and Veterinary Services (DLVS) has reported active clinical infections of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Chipinge South, Mwenezi, Chivi and...
02 November 2017
Collateral Effects of Antibiotics Under Investigation
US - Antibiotics can influence the swimming and swarming ability of multidrug-resistant bacteria, according to an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology....
30 October 2017
New Biosafety Point for Cattle Opens in Eastern Georgia
GEORGIA - A new biosafety point has opened in Georgia’s eastern region of Kakheti to make sure livestock and cattle are safe from infectious diseases....
AHDB Commits to Sustainable Animal Health; Encourages Responsible Use of Medicines
UK - The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is actively engaged with livestock farmers, vets and supply chain stakeholders in building sustainable animal health and encouraging the responsible use of all medicines to ensure good health...
26 October 2017
IFA Says Multi-faceted Fact-based Approach Needed to Address AMR
IRELAND - Commenting at the launch of Ireland’s National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance yesterday, IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart said antimicrobial resistance will only be addressed though a fact-based multi-faceted approach to antibiotic...
25 October 2017
FDA Seizes Fake Exeter Corned Beef
GHANA - The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has retrieved re-labelled corned beef in some markets of Accra....
23 October 2017
Global CO2 Emissions Stalled for Third Consecutive Year
GLOBAL - The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row....
20 October 2017
UK Signs Up to Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam
UK - The UK dairy industry yesterday (Thursday, 20 October) endorsed a declaration to promote the sustainability of dairy systems worldwide....
18 October 2017
Malawi Lifts Cattle Slaughter Ban in Lower Shire
MALAWI - Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has lifted the temporary ban on livestock slaughter and movement of livestock from Lower Shire districts of Chikwawa and Nsanje....
17 October 2017
Unresolved Technical Issues Under CETA Being Discussed
CANADA - Canada's Minister of Agriculture says governments and industry are working toward resolving issues that are limiting Canadian pork and beef producers' access to Europe under CETA, Bruce Cochrane reports....
16 October 2017
First Roadmap to Stop Transmission of Bovine, Zoonotic TB Launched
MEXICO - The first-ever roadmap to combat animal tuberculosis (bovine TB) and its transmission to humans, referred to as zoonotic TB, most often through consumption of contaminated untreated meat or dairy products from diseased animals, calls for close...
13 October 2017
IFA, Bord Bia Visit Turkey on Live Exports
TURKEY - Speaking from Ankara, Turkey, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said that from the positive discussions with the ESK (Turkish Meat and Milk Board), it is clear Turkey has an import requirement for 500,000 head of live cattle each year....
06 October 2017
Faster Salmonella Test Boosts Food Safety for Humans, Animals
US - A new test allows accurate, rapid testing for Salmonella, a bacteria that is one of the leading causes of food-borne illness across all regions of the world....
05 October 2017
IFA Says EU Report Finds Brazil Cannot Guarantee Standards on Meat Exports
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said the latest EU FVO (Food and Veterinary Office) report covering the "Weak Flesh" meat scandal and corruption in Brazil confirms that the Brazilian authorities seriously misled the EU Commission, and cannot guarantee European...
IFA Protests Over Meat Sellout
IRELAND - The IFA protested yesterday morning outside the EU Commission offices in Mount Street in Dublin. ...
03 October 2017
Unknown Disease Causes Cattle Deaths in West Sumatra
INDONESIA - An unknown disease has caused dozens of cattle deaths in Siguntur Nagari, or the traditional village in Dharmasraya District, West Sumatra Province....
MPI Confirms Cattle Disease at Seventh Farm
NEW ZEALAND - One new property has tested positive for the cattle disease mycoplasma bovis....
02 October 2017
New Concept to Prevent Health Problems in Dairy Sector
EU - According to Janne Rothmann Holm, Aarhus University, and Thomas Andersen, SEGES, with a new approach to the HACCP concept, farmers can detect and solve health problems at an early stage. This creates a basis for more sustainable production for the...
29 September 2017
Japanese Beef to Arrive in Taiwan After 10-Year Ban
TAIWAN - After a hiatus of more than a decade, the first shipment of Japanese beef landed in Taiwan Thursday night due to the lifting of a ban, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ...
IFA: Mercosur Beef Offer a Mistake; Hogan, Creed Must Not Allow Sellout of Irish Beef Sector
EU - With reports from Brussels that the EU Commission have agreed a new substantial offer on beef for the Mercosur trade negotiations, IFA President Joe Healy said it is a major mistake for the EU Commission to make this offer at this time given the...
28 September 2017
FAO Calls for Broader Livestock Vaccination to Keep Lumpy Skin Disease at Bay
EUROPE - FAO has called for broader cattle vaccination to keep lumpy skin disease at bay in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, especially in areas where the risk is the highest....
27 September 2017
Strategic Farms Confirmed in Project to Increase Productivity
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb has announced a countrywide network of Strategic Farms, which have been selected to drive improvements and increase productivity across a variety of farming systems....
25 September 2017
Issues Delay Full Access for Canadian Beef, Pork to Europe
CANADA & EU - The Canadian Meat Council says unresolved technical issues will give European Union beef and pork producers and processors an advantage over their Canadian counterparts under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, Bruce Cochrane...
22 September 2017
FMD Outbreak in Bhutan Kills Dairy Cows, Calves
BHUTAN - Dr Tashi Samdup, Director General at the Department of Livestock under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in a town called Samdrup Jongkhar....
19 September 2017
Largest Ever Micro-insurance Payout Made to Ethiopian Pastoralists
ETHIOPIA - More than 2,250 pastoralists received insurance payouts following the extremely poor rains this year in southern Ethiopia....
Taiwan to Lift 14-Year Beef Import Ban
TAIWAN - Taiwan is to lift a 14-year ban on beef imports from Japan, Sweden and the Netherlands, Ministry of Health and Welfare officials said on Friday....
18 September 2017
Contaminants in Food: Health Risks of Natural Origin Frequently Underestimated
GERMANY - The following are the findings of a representative study recently conducted by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) on the risk perception of contaminants in food....
15 September 2017
FAO Commends High Quality of Belarus' Dairy, Meat Products
BELARUS - Belarusian dairy and meat products are of high quality, Raimund Jehle, FAO Regional Strategic Programmes Coordinator for Europe and Central Asia, told the media on 14 September....
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