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01 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Preventing Lameness Pre-Calving Essential to Later Foot Health
UK - Preventing Digital Dermatitis (DD) infection pre-calving and minimising body condition score loss post-calving are a must to ensure optimum foot health in an animal’s first lactation and beyond....
22 November 2016
View news from European Union Ongoing Bluetongue Virus Outbreaks in Europe
EU - Bluetongue Virus (BTV) continues to be a problem in Europe, with France reporting more than 90 outbreaks in the last few weeks, according to Sandrine Moine, PhD, R&D Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Diagnostic tests can quickly and reliably identify...
15 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom BVDFree England Making Progress
UK - Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) is highly contagious and one of the biggest disease issues facing the UK cattle industry. ...
08 November 2016
View news from United States How Will New GIPSA Rules Affect US Farmers?
US - When farmers thought regulations couldn’t get more difficult, the USDA began moving forward with new rules that will likely impact contracts and litigation, writes Rachel Lane....
07 November 2016
View news from United States Ready for the US Veterinary Feed Directive?
US - Public perception that antibiotic use in animal feed may be leading to antibiotic resistance is driving the new US Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Final Rule, which takes effect January 1, 2017....
20 October 2016
View news from United States Beef Producers Need to be Selective in Choosing Replacement Heifers
US - Spiralling cattle prices in recent weeks are not leaving much wiggle room when it comes to marketing calves and replacement females to fit current trends, according to cattle experts....
17 October 2016
View news from Global GRSB Conference Continues Sustainable Beef Conversation
ANALYSIS - Nearly 225 beef value chain stakeholders from 15 countries around the world participated in seminars and moderated discussions focused on advocating for continuous improvement in the global beef value chain during the 2016 Global Conference...
12 October 2016
View news from Global Chilean Dairy Installs World's Largest Robot System
CHILE – Fundo El Risquillo, a Chilean dairy operaton with 6,500 cows, has signed an agreement to install 64 Voluntary Milking System (VMS™) milking robots from DeLaval to become the world's largest robotic dairy farm....
10 October 2016
View news from United Kingdom Take Action to Control Pneumonia Risk in Cattle This Autumn Season
UK - Pneumonia is one of the most significant diseases affecting beef production, costing the UK cattle industry an estimated £50 million each year, according to levy board AHDB Beef and Lamb....
07 October 2016
View news from Global 50th World Dairy Expo: A Surprise, Collegiate Judging Winners & Photos
ANALYSIS - The 50th World Dairy Expo kicked off on Tuesday, October 4 with an Opening Ceremony that included a surprise reveal at the Alliant Energy Center. ...
21 September 2016
View news from United States Selective Dry Cow Therapy - Is It Right for Your Dairy?
ANALYSIS - Dr Pamela Ruegg, extension milk quality veterinarian for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, speaks about new concepts in the use of dry cow therapy, especially the concept of selective dry cow therapy....
14 September 2016
View news from Ireland How Will Brexit Affect the Irish Beef Industry?
ANALYSIS - Uncertainty and a sense of disbelief that the UK actually voted in favour of leaving the European Union were recurring themes among the panel of speakers at an event named 'The Impact of Brexit on Irish Agriculture', recently hosted by the...
25 August 2016
View news from Global Rabobank: Beef to Lead US Animal Protein Production Growth
ANALYSIS - Expect ups and downs for beef, pork and poultry industries over the next few years, but production growth will be led by beef, according to a new report from Rabobank....
22 August 2016
View news from Global Rabobank: Largest Increase in US Meat Consumption Since '70s
ANALYSIS - The US had a momentous year for animal protein in 2015 with the largest increase in US meat consumption since the food scares of the 1970s, according to a new report from Rabobank. ...
09 August 2016
View news from United States Processing Stops Lower Dairy Prices Reaching Consumers in Full
ANALYSIS - Between October 2014 and April 2016, US dairy farmers watched the prices they receive for milk fall by about 40 per cent, weighed down in large part by rising domestic production, falling exports, and growing imports....
05 August 2016
View news from Global Beef, Dairy Producers: Considered Sorghum Lately?
ANALYSIS - Sorghum is growing in popularity with beef and dairy producers, not only in the US but globally, because of its drought and heat tolerance and diversity as a feed ingredient, writes Sarah Mikesell. ...
03 August 2016
View news from United States Research: Get Your Heifers Cycling, Breeding Sooner
ANALYSIS - New research presented recently at the Joint Annual Meeting reviewed the effectiveness of MAAC, Novus International's glycinate trace mineral, in improving reproductive performance in beef cattle. ...
29 July 2016
View news from United States New US Food Safety Company Focuses on Analytics, Innovation
ANALYSIS – Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced its formation to provide an innovative “systems” approach to helping meat and poultry processors consistently meet increasingly stringent food-safety standards. ...
28 July 2016
View news from Global Regional Livestock Policy Aims to Improve Exports for African Farmers
AFRICA - The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa), Africa's largest trading bloc has come up with a livestock development policy for its 19 members, writes Ian Nkala....
27 July 2016
View news from United States Expert: US Cattle Markets Can Recover
ANALYSIS - Lower cattle prices have been the story this spring and summer. Beef supply has been large due to heavy placements of heavy calves and the beginning of more females coming to market as herd expansion may be slowing, writes Chris Hurt, from...
25 July 2016
View news from Global What Does the Colour of Meat Tell You?
ANALYSIS – You just pulled a package of hamburger out of the refrigerator that you bought four days ago, and the colour looks darker that when you first bought it. Has it gone bad or is that normal?...
19 July 2016
View news from Botswana Stray Cattle a Difficult Problem Along Zimbabwe-Botswana Border
ANALYSIS - Botswana acceded to Zimbabwe’s request to suspend a policy that was going to see the former’s security agents shooting to kill all cattle straying to their territory from the latter, writes Ian Nkala....
15 July 2016
View news from Global Public Trust in Agriculture and Freedom to Operate
ANALYSIS - Trust is low in the Canadian food system, and this is giving consumers a previously unheard-of degree of input into on-farm and other food system practices, writes Treena Hein....
13 July 2016
View news from United States US Milk Powder Capacity Increasing Despite Global Supply Glut
ANALYSIS - Milk powder production in the US is set to significantly increase capacity over the next two years despite an ongoing global supply glut....
12 July 2016
View news from United States Watch Out for Lead Poisoning in Cattle
ANALYSIS - The Kansas State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory diagnoses many kinds of illnesses throughout a given year, but the one witnessed frequently this past spring in cattle was lead poisoning....
08 July 2016
View news from Global Average Global Dairy Farm Looks Different Than You Might Think
ANALYSIS - As of 2015, there are about 121 million dairy farmers around the world. When you think about why dairy and government policy are so closely linked, it’s because so many people are involved in milk production globally, said Torsten Hemme,...
07 July 2016
View news from Ireland Will Ireland Have an Autumn Cattle Glut?
ANALYSIS - Figures released by the Irish Department of Agriculture has resulted in conflicting reports of a potential cattle glut to be slaughtered in the autumn at Irish meat factories, as Ireland comes to terms with the unexpected Brexit result, writes...
28 June 2016
View news from Global Expert: US Not Price Competitive in World Milk Market
ANALYSIS - The world milk price – it really can’t get any worse, so prepare for an upturn....
 
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