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22 November 2011
View news from France Processors Force Producers Into Weak Contracts
FRANCE - Dairy contracts between producers and processors will secure producer's income, increase the competitiveness of the sector and provide more opportunities for farmers when the milk quota system is abolished in 2015, according to French Minister...
18 November 2011
View news from France France To Reduce Antibiotic Use By 25 Per Cent
FRANCE - The French Ministry of Agriculture has announced plans to reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance through veterinary medicine....
View news from France Innovation Key For French Agriculture
FRANCE - The agriculture outlook is distorted, said Xavier Beulin, President of the French farming union, FNSEA. ...
15 November 2011
View news from France France Launches Cattle Export Group
FRANCE - The Export of Meat, Livestock and Genetics (GEF) has been launched in France, supported by the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Association Of Livestock and Meat (INTERBEV)....
20 October 2011
View news from France French Cattle Numbers Down
FRANCE - Total French cattle numbers fell two per cent year-on-year as at May 2011 to 19.01 million head, after remaining stable for two years, reports Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
18 October 2011
View news from France Industry Experts Gather To Increase Beef Exports
The French Minister for Agriculture, Bruno Le Maire met with the Agriculural Co-operative Union last week in St Remy to discuss beef exports....
14 October 2011
View news from France Biomin At SPACE 2011
FRANCE - The 25th SPACE, held in Rennes from 11 to 16 September 2011, ended on a highly successful note in terms of exhibitor numbers, visitor attendance and, above all, the very positive atmosphere for business throughout the show....
12 October 2011
View news from France French Government Supports Young Farmers
FRANCE - Funding is now available to support young farmers with innovative projects. ...
20 September 2011
View news from France Farmers Look At Duo Maize Success
FRANCE and UK - A group of dairy farmers from the UK travelled to northern France to see how the Duo Maize concept is working in its sixth year of full-scale use there. They also compared this against their experiences in the second full year of on-farm...
19 September 2011
View news from France Fair Contracts, Not Dependency For Milk Producers
FRANCE - The France MilkBoard presented a model contract with fair terms and conditions for French milk producers at the SPACE agricultural fair....
31 August 2011
View news from France Biomin To Exhibit At SPACE
FRANCE - Biomin invites visitors to SPACE to visit its booth, B36 in Hall nine....
04 July 2011
View news from France Drought Affects French Beef Markets
FRANCE - Drought has gripped much of northern Europe this year. In France, this has resulted in higher cattle disposals as farmers look to market their animals sooner on account of feed scarcity. ...
02 June 2011
View news from France Tackling Challenges Of Animal Health Surveillance
FRANCE - Assessing animal health surveillance systems is a major issue, says CIRAD....
View news from France Registration Is Open For SPACE 2011
FRANCE - Registration for international and local visitors is now open for SPACE 2011, the international livestock fair in Rennes on 13 to 16 September. ...
10 May 2011
View news from France Global Vet Education Meeting Celebrates 250 Years
FRANCE - The World Conference on Veterinary Education marks 'Vet Year' and the 250th anniversary of the profession, starting on Friday this week in Lyon. ...
09 May 2011
View news from France Supply Chain Agrees To Control Price Volatility
FRANCE - Last week, Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, met representatives from producer, processor and retailer groups to diccuss the volatility of commodity prices in the livestock sector. ...
15 April 2011
View news from France Discussing Ag Development At G20
FRANCE - Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries, Rural and Regional Planning has met with representatives of farmers organisations to discuss the mobilisation of food security and business development related to agriculture, under the...
18 March 2011
View news from France €200 Million Paid To Suckler Producers
FRANCE - The remaining balance of the suckler cow premium was paid to French suckler producers at the end of this week. These payments amounted to nearly 200 million euros and will cover approximately 89 000 farmers....
21 February 2011
View news from France 48th Salon International de l'Agriculture Opens
FRANCE - President Nicolas Sarkozy opened the 48th Salon International de l'Agriculture on Saturday morning. He was accompanied by the Minister for Agriculture, Bruno Le Maire. Both figures toured the show, meeting farmers before attending a round table...
18 January 2011
View news from France Beulin Leads FNSEA Into 2011
FRANCE - Xavier Beulin, the new president of France's national federation of farmers' unions, the FNSEA, has repeated his commitment to shore up farm incomes in the current economic crisis, adding that: "Competitiveness is our top priority." ...
13 January 2011
View news from France Contracts A Must For The Dairy Industry
FRANCE - The decrees mandating the contracts between producers and buyers in the dairy industry have been published in the Official Gazette, under the law of modernisation of agriculture and fisheries (LMAP) of July 27, 2010. ...
11 November 2010
View news from France Campaigning For Higher Beef Prices
FRANCE - Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries has reaffirmed his committment to helping beef producers, who are struggling with the current economic climate....
05 October 2010
View news from France New Report Identifies Problems in French Agriculture
FRANCE - Despite the dairy crisis, a new report forecasts an increase in milk production this year, while wheat and poultry meat output are down from last year....
22 September 2010
View news from France IBR Infection In SPACE Cattle Exhibitors
FRANCE - An animal exhibiting at SPACE, the French agricultural show has been identified positive with infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR)....
09 September 2010
View news from France Agreement To Raise The Milk Price
FRANCE - French milk producers have seen a 10 per cent rise in milk prices compared to last year, says the European Milk Board (EMB)....
19 July 2010
View news from France Looking At Campylobacter In French Cattle
FRANCE - French researchers have published the first overview of the prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli in cattle in France....
04 June 2010
View news from France New Strategic Plan Adopted at OIE World Assembly
FRANCE - The world assembly of national delegates to the World Organisation for Animal Health has adopted a 5th Strategic Plan for pursuing OIE global missions in animal health and welfare....
27 May 2010
View news from France New President for Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation
FRANCE - During its 261st session in Strasbourg, the Intergroup elected Carl Schyter, MEP, as its new President, and he takes over the role with immediate effect. ...
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