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09 May 2016
Researchers Use CT Scans to Determine Carcass Composition
SPAIN - Researchers at the IRTA institute in Catalonia are using computerised tomography (CT) scans to determine fat, muscle, and bone composition in animals or their carcasses, in a move which could help the meat industry save time and money....
29 April 2016
Australian Beef Producers Gather to Learn Benefits of Wagyu Breed
AUSTRALIA - Close to 400 delegates representing the complete beef industry production chain are gathering in the NSW Hunter Valley to learn more about the Wagyu breed....
09 March 2016
Roles of Dairy in a Healthy, Sustainable Diet
ANALYSIS - Research into the role of dairy in diets can play an important part in identifying key markets for products....
25 February 2016
First Dairy Research Seminar to Share Crucial Technical Information
UK - Join AHDB Dairy for the first Dairy Research Seminar – Discover, Innovate and Grow (DIG) on 1st and 2nd March 2016 in Kegworth, Derbyshire....
12 February 2016
Training Becomes Critical as More Dairy Farms Adopt Selective Dry Cow Therapy
UK - Training in the correct procedures around drying off and in teat sealant administration will be critically important as the number of UK dairy farms adopting selective dry cow therapy protocols increases....
10 February 2016
Nestle, First Milk Looking for New Leaders in Dairy
UK - Nestlé and First Milk have launched the Next Generation Dairy Leaders Programme, a scheme for young farmers that aims to identify, nurture and develop the next generation of dairy leaders....
29 January 2016
Remote Atlantic Island Looks for Agricultural Advisor
GLOBAL - The inhabitants of the world’s remotest inhabited island have called on the NFU to find them a farmer to come and improve agriculture....
27 January 2016
MSD Animal Health to Sponsor Dairy Student of the Year
UK - The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers has announced MSD Animal Health as the new sponsor for its annual RABDF Dairy Student of the Year award....
31 December 2015
Rodent Control Hub to Help Farmers Gain New Certification
UK - A free, self-study training course on rodent control is now available for farmers via an industry online hub, ‘Rodent Control on Farms’....
22 October 2015
Agriculture Must Embrace Technology, Rabobank Says
GLOBAL - Agriculture must become 'smarter' by taking advantage of modern technology and data in order to feed the world, according to a report presented by Rabobank at Expo Milano 2015....
20 October 2015
Merck Animal Health to Sponsor 2015 FFA National Convention & Expo
US - Merck Animal Health today announced its sponsorship of the 2015 National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Convention & Expo, which will be held Oct. 28-31 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky...
19 October 2015
Could Satellites Change Systems for Farming and Aquaculture?
ANALYSIS - Developments in satellite, space and tracking technology are starting to have repercussions far beyond field mapping for crops and GPS guidance systems for farm machinery....
16 October 2015
FINADYNE® Transdermal Pour-on Solution Now Available for Mastitis to Improve Animal Care
ITALY - MSD Animal Health today announced FINADYNE® Transdermal (flunixin meglumine) pour-on solution can now be used to reduce pyrexia associated with acute mastitis. This claim adds to the already proven efficacy to reduce pyrexia associated with Bovine...
10 September 2015
Why Dairy Farming Needs Women
GLOBAL – Industry figureheads rallied progressive producers yesterday at the inaugural Women in Dairy conference....
Farmers Use Pigs to Keep Cattle Calm
UK – Order can be maintained when working with cattle by distracting them with other livestock, real life examples on farms have shown....
28 August 2015
World Dairy Expo Cattle Entries Due by 31 August
US - World Dairy Expo is right around the corner and the deadline for dairy cattle entries is fast approaching. ...
25 August 2015
First Ever Women in Dairy Conference 9 September
UK – All women in dairying will have the chance to make connections, share knowledge and learn about their role in the industry at a special conference next month....
14 August 2015
Improve International Helps Veterinarians Deliver Cymorth TB in Wales
UK - Improve International, the veterinary CPD specialist which handles Official Veterinarians (OV) training in England, Scotland and Wales, has launched a new OCQ(V) to prepare OVs to deliver Cymorth TB, a Welsh Government initiative which provides advice,...
11 August 2015
Minister Must Deliver Real Access to New Beef Markets
IRELAND - Speaking at the AIB National Livestock Show in Tullamore Co Offaly, Irish Farmers Association President Eddie Downey said the announcements from the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney and the Government on access to new beef markets to the...
03 July 2015
Food Security in a Transparent World
NETHERLANDS - Delegates at a recent conference on how to achieve worldwide food security heard about sustainability initiatives from global fast-food company McDonald's and a meat company sourcing its beef from a particularly environmentally sensitive...
25 June 2015
Best of Livestock to Return to Livestock Event
UK - Britain's best genetics are to be once again on show at the NEC next month at the Livestock Event. ...
How to Regain Consumer Trust in China’s Dairy Supply Chain
CHINA - Following some food safety scandals in China, the public there lost their trust in the food supply chain but Swiss-based food company, Nestlé, is helping to regain that trust, Jackie Linden reports. ...
17 June 2015
'Farming Futures' to be Showcased at Great Yorkshire Show
UK – Food producers from across the UK are being recognised for innovative and sustainable approaches at one of the country’s premier agricultural events next month....
11 June 2015
Nepal Provides Kiwi Vets With Valuable Foot and Mouth Lessons
NEPAL - A visit to Nepal last year to learn about foot and mouth disease provided valuable lessons 'in the field' for a group of New Zealand veterinarians and industry representatives from Beef + Lamb and Dairy NZ....
Over 12,000 Dairy Cows to Benefit from Welfare Awards
ITALY - Compassion in World Farming celebrated the commitment of leading food businesses to improve animal welfare standards at their Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards held at the Milan Expo on 9 June, hosted by chef, writer and broadcaster, Allegra McEvedy...
04 June 2015
Initiative to Improve Sharing of Food Chain Information
UK - An initiative has been launched in the UK to ensure more information about meat inspections in the abattoir is passed back to the farmer to help improve the health and welfare of livestock....
19 May 2015
Livestock Event Offers Forage Insights
UK - Farmers attending this year’s Livestock Event at the NEC in Birmingham can tap into the best technical advice to get more from their forage....
18 May 2015
Free UK Meat Event to Discuss Supply Chain Improvements
UK - The use and flow of information in the meat supply chain will be discussed at a free conference next month hosted by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)....
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