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22 September 2020
New company to reduce cows’ methane using feed additive made from the seaweed
Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO announced the formation of a new company to take a methane-busting seaweed to market, with $13 million secured from five investors....
Korea currently Australia’s top tenderloin market amid COVID restrictions
COVID-19 cases in South Korea have recently resurged, with new daily cases remaining above 100 since mid-August, impacting restrictions. ...
Results from domestication study could enhance livestock development
Study shows that the genetic makeup of water buffalo and cattle responded to breeding for human domestication in similar ways. ...
Mycoplasma bovis vaccine proves successful
Vaccinating calves against Mycoplasma bovis significantly reduces post-weaning mortality and antibiotic use, according to results from an independent farm-based trial....
New livestock insights software could bring UK farmers closer to the NFU's net zero goal
NFU leaders have called for greater adoption of new technology available to help farms maximise margins, uphold the UK’s reputation for quality and safe produce, and reduce carbon emissions....
Copa elects new president as EU farm sector faces unprecedented challenges
EU farming union Copa elects Christiane Lambert as leader on 18 September as European farmers help shape the future of farming in the trading bloc....
21 September 2020
Discovery of rare Roman cattle bones sheds new light on ancient farming
The “incredibly rare” discovery of Roman cattle bones by archaeologists has shed new light on how ancient farmers butchered and sold meat....
USDA Releases Roadmap to Address Salmonella in meat, eggs
The US Department of Agriculture’s Office of Food Safety (OFS) and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have released a plan to decrease Salmonella, one of the leading causes of foodborne illnesses. ...
Mountain cheese is first artisanal product to receive Arte Stamp in Santa Catarina
The state of Santa Catarina has started to deliver the Arte Stamp for handmade products. The first product to receive certification in the state was mountain cheese produced by the Zanelato family, in the municipality of Bom Retiro. ...
“Agri-Food Companies Must Get Ready for Brexit” - Urgent Message to Stakeholders
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., has called on companies in the agri-food and fisheries sectors to urgently complete their preparations for the new trading arrangements that will pertain between the EU and UK...
Top 3 feed questions from Friday’s USDA estimates
The USDA is often cautious when it comes to revising forecasts, using what can be evidenced. Last Friday, the forecasts for Russian wheat production plus Chinese imports remained unchanged though there was some industry expectation for increases. Meanwhile...
Economist reviews shocks to beef industry with implications for prices ahead
The beef cattle industry has already experienced three big “shocks” this year and the effects are ongoing, but have been blunted to some extent, according to a Kansas State University agricultural economist....
Windrow Grazing Annual Forages to Extend the Grazing Season
In many areas of Nebraska, drought conditions have resulted in reduced forage production on rangeland and pasture. ...
Finding Hope in Rangeland Restoration
Spring is the perfect season to explore rangeland ecology in California. The grasslands are green, the skies are blue, and bright yellow monkey flowers dance in the breeze. Even metaphorically, spring is a good fit. Rangeland restoration brings new life....
19 September 2020
18 September 2020
Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut tests susceptibility of cattle to COVID-19
The origin and transmission routes of SARS-CoV-2 have not yet been fully elucidated scientifically. To better understand the potential role of farm animals in the corona pandemic, the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI) on the island of Riems conducts...
Chance of La Niña forming increases in Australia
The Bureau of Meteorology’s (BOM) latest climate outlook is forecasting a wetter-than-average spring for most of the eastern mainland, in part due to La Niña conditions developing over the Pacific Ocean. ...
Weekly global protein digest
Following are the latest developments on the world protein front....
UK’s July beef imports remain down, exports more typical
The latest data from HMRC shows that in July UK beef imports (including primary, processed and offal) totalled 23,400 tonnes, down 12% on the year....
Crying over plant-based milk: neither science nor history favors a dairy monopoly
Soy milk. Almond milk. Rice milk. To some dairy farmers these products are like a red rag to a bull....
17 September 2020
Did coronavirus impact UK dairy trade?
The coronavirus pandemic has inevitably had an impact on global trade, with IHS Markit dubbing April-June 2020 “the worst quarter in trade on record”. ...
Kansas State researchers study wheat for grazing, grain
Kansas State University researchers have released findings of a study to identify the best-performing varieties when producers are growing wheat for grain and grazing, known as a dual-purpose system....
Jump in use of sexed dairy, beef semen
Sales of sexed dairy semen accounted for just over half of dairy semen sales in the year to March 2020, jumping up from a 32% share the previous year, writes Katherine Jack, AHDB analyst for dairy. ...
Economic significance of Australia’s red meat, livestock industry
The recently released State of the Industry Report 2020 shows that domestic and export sales of red meat and livestock in 2018-19 totalled $28.5 billion, of which red meat exports contributed $17.2 billion and domestic sales accounted for the remaining...
Gen Z not ready to eat lab-grown meat, survey reveals
Gen Z are the new kids on the block. ...
Keep Safety in Mind During Fall Harvest
As we begin harvesting, now is a good time to keep general farm safety in mind, according to Katelyn Landeis, North Dakota State University Extension’s agriculture and natural resources agent in Grand Forks County....
16 September 2020
US National Black Farmers Assn Calls for Boycott of John Deere
US National Black Farmers' Association (NBFA) president John Boyd announced a boycott on John Deere equipment. ...
China meat imports surging
June import data shows the demand for animal protein in China continues to thrive across all species. Driven by the pork shortage caused by African Swine Fever (ASF), import demand has accelerated since early 2019....
 
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