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22 January 2014
View news from Germany Biofuels Benefits Highlighted at Berlin Green Week
GERMANY - Copa-Cogeca highlighted the major benefits of biofuels for the environment, for the economy, for animal feed, for growth and jobs in EU rural areas and called for a consistant EU policy at a major conference during Berlin Green Week. ...
View news from Germany Water Stewardship – Key to Food Security
GERMANY - How sustainable water use can secure food production over the long term was the central theme of the Blue Planet session at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture during Green Week in Berlin....
21 January 2014
View news from Germany German BSE Outbreak Confirmed
GERMANY – Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has been confirmed in a ten year old cow farmed on the border with Poland....
16 January 2014
View news from Germany Scientists Find Fleckvieh Bull Infertility Gene
GERMANY – A genetic mutation in Fleckvieh bloodstock is responsible for bull infertility, geneticists at the Technical University of Munich have discovered....
View news from Germany Carbapenemase-producing Germs in Livestock Populations
GERMANY - Carbapenems are antibiotics authorised for the treatment of humans and which were categorised by the World Health Organisation as critically important antimicrobials for the treatment of humans. Reserve antibiotics of this kind are only supposed...
24 December 2013
View news from Germany Cloning Ban 'Would Be No Loss'
GERMANY – If the European Commission banned cloning, there would be no adverse impact to cattle farming, says the German Farmers Association (DBV)....
02 December 2013
View news from Germany EuroTier 2014: Meeting Place for Global Animal Production Industry
GERMANY - Preparations are now underway for the leading international event for animal production professionals – also featuring ‘EnergyDecentral’ and ‘Veterinarian Congress’ in 2014 – from 11 to 14 November 2014 in Hanover, Germany...
22 November 2013
View news from Germany Milk Crisis Still Hurting German Farms
GERMANY – Any economic recovery from the milk crisis looks distant, according to national farm accounts data....
20 November 2013
View news from Germany Germany Top of EU Dairy
GERMANY – Germany produced more milk and turned it into more cheese, butter and cream than anyone else in the European Union (EU) last year....
08 November 2013
View news from Germany Antimicrobial Resistance: From Monitoring to Preventive Measures
GERMANY - Resistance of pathogens to antimicrobials is on the increase and experts agree that the use of antibiotics must be reduced to an absolute minimum. ...
09 October 2013
View news from Germany New Meat Curing Process Breaks Retail Sector
GERMAN – A new meat curing process is breaking onto the retail market after gaining a footing in restaurants and processor outlets....
19 August 2013
View news from Germany German Farmers Attack Green Party Report on Breeding Practices
GERMANY - The German Farmers’ Association (DBV) has hit out at the Green Party in Germany for using the livestock sector as a political election issue. ...
14 August 2013
View news from Germany Germany Measures Antibiotic Use on Farms
GERMANY - Data on the amount of antibiotics used in livestock farming are to be collected for the first time. On average, a German pig receives antibiotics for 4.2 days over the 115-day growing period....
05 August 2013
View news from Germany Hipra's International Mastitis Course Sees Healthy Turnout
GERMANY - HIPRA organised a course, on 22 and 23 July, aimed at veterinarians specialising in milk quality and mastitis control in Hannover, Germany, in cooperation with Cornell University (USA) and the University of Hannover (Hochschule Hannover - University...
26 July 2013
View news from Germany Farmers Demand Liberal Dairy Policy to Spur Competition
GERMANY – If competition and entrepreneurship are to be promoted, dairy policy must take more liberal forms, the German Farmers Association (DBV) has told senior EU politicians....
09 July 2013
View news from Germany Germany Amends Act to Reduce Antibiotic Use
GERMANY - The German Federal Council agreed a draft to amend the Drug Law (AMG) on Friday clearing the way for more transparency in the use of antibiotics in animal husbandry and reducting of quantities used. ...
08 July 2013
View news from Germany BSE Testing Age Raised in Germany
GERMANY - Germany is to keep tests on cattle for BSE, but the age of testing is to be changed from under 72 months to under 96 months. ...
03 July 2013
View news from Germany When it Comes To Expansion, People Are Paramount
ANALYSIS - With quota removal on the horizon across Europe and emerging markets creating opportunities for new exports, many dairies are looking at producers such as Swiss farmer Martin Moos for pointers on how to run big dairies and manage expansion...
View news from Germany EC Approves State Aid for German Flood-affected Farmers
GERMANY - The European Commission (EC) has cleared €600 million in German compensation aid after flood damage to the country's agricultural sector....
25 June 2013
View news from Germany Molecular Technology to Enhance Future Diagnostics
GERMANY - Diagnostics are likely to play an increasingly important role in veterinary practice over the next few years, according to speakers at a satellite symposium at WAVLD (World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians) in Berlin....
06 June 2013
View news from Germany German Agricultural Exports Rise
GERMANY - German exports of agricultural goods and food rose by 8.1 per cent to €15.4 billion in the first quarter of this year compared to last year. ...
04 June 2013
View news from Germany German Farmers Say No To Market Intervention
GERMANY – After returning from milk talks and dialogues around the EU agricultural policy, German Farmers Association (DBV) President, Joachim Rukwied restated his opposition to milk market controls....
15 May 2013
View news from Germany Minister Calls on Companies to Share Cost Burden of Food Controls
GERMANY – German Federal Consumer Protection Minister Ilse Aigner has called for improved and more targeted food safety controls in Germany. ...
24 April 2013
View news from Germany Borrowing Survey Shows Farmer Confidence Remains Strong
GERMANY – Farmer confidence remains strong and has led to a rise in planned investments, according to a survey of economic and agricultural investment barometers....
22 April 2013
View news from Germany Milk Margins Must Improve Says DBV
GERMANY – Dairy farmers are expecting price increases because news from the European Exchange in Frankfurt....
10 April 2013
View news from Germany Dairy Safety Demands Continue to Grow
GERMANY – Frustration is building in the dairy sector over the lack of a workable ‘safety net’ policy to provide producers with support....
08 April 2013
View news from Germany Policy Discussions Reveal Cost of Dairying
GERMANY – In less than two years, input costs have risen 45 per cent on Germany's dairy farms....
04 April 2013
View news from Germany Quota Results Show Price Drop
GERMANY – Results of the 39th Milk Quota exchange show a price ration decline of four cents per kilogram....
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