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07 November 2018
View news from United States Research: Can new marker identify mastitis resistance?
New research to study what genetically separates dairy cows that are more resistant to mastitis versus those that are more susceptible has identified a new marker that could be the key, according to Dr. Gina Pighetti, associate professor at the University...
01 November 2018
View news from Global Global Food Prices Dip in October
GLOBAL - International food commodity prices dipped in October, as falling dairy, meat and vegetable oils prices more than offset a surge in sugar prices, the United Nations said today....
31 October 2018
View news from United Kingdom Early Warning Health, Welfare System Could Save Farmers Millions
UK - A new early warning system to alert farmers to the risk of disease among their young cattle stock is being developed by experts at The University of Nottingham....
25 October 2018
View news from European Union EU Bans Prophylactic Use of Antibiotics in Farming
EU - The European Parliament has today (25 October 2018) approved new legislation to come into force in 2022, banning the prophylactic use of antibiotics in farming....
18 October 2018
View news from United Kingdom Case of BSE Confirmed at Aberdeenshire Farm
UK - A case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been confirmed at a farm in Aberdeenshire....
04 October 2018
View news from United Kingdom Cows Fans of Calvin Harris; Produce Award-winning Cheese
UK - A dairy farm in Cheshire that supplies Asda supermarkets with award-winning cheese has revealed that the tantalising tracks of Calvin Harris are the key to its success. The DJ’s music makes its cows happier, meaning they produce better quality...
02 October 2018
View news from Global New trade agreement reached between US & Canada
The trade agreement, U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), reached Sunday night between the United States and Canada includes the elimination of Canada's Class 7 pricing system and creation of some additional market access, two important objectives of...
27 September 2018
View news from United States US, Korean Presidents Sign Free Trade Pact; Groups Welcome KORUS
US - The signing of a renegotiated free-trade agreement between the US and the Republic of Korea is spurring optimism that export markets for American farm goods won't shut down and may even expand....
24 September 2018
View news from United States Researchers Report First Evidence of ESBL Producing E. coli in US Retail Meat
US - A new study using antimicrobial susceptibility testing and whole genome sequencing to test extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL) producing E. coli isolated from cattle for food production and from various retail meat products has shown that all...
18 September 2018
View news from Global New Research Shows Selective Dry Cow Therapy Reduces Microbial Resistance
Research investigating selective dry cow antibiotic therapy was a highlight at the international meeting for the National Mastitis Council, according to Dr. Ivan Leyva-Baca, veterinarian and product application specialist with Thermo Fisher Scientific....
11 September 2018
View news from United Kingdom Do Milky Drinks Hold Key to Increased Milk Consumption?
UK - At-home consumption of milk is in an interesting situation: sales of milk are increasing, and yet the number of occasions in which milk is consumed in-home has gone down roughly 5 per cent since 2015, according to Kantar Worldpanel in-home usage...
07 September 2018
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Holds Steady in August
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index remained stable in August, as cereal prices rebounded while vegetable oils and sugar declined....
05 September 2018
View news from Global Can You Visibly Detect Contagious Mastitis in Your Herd?
Contagious mastitis is often subclinical, so it's very difficult to detect with the naked eye, says Dr. John Middleton, professor at the University of Missouri, during an interview at the international meeting for the National Mastitis Council held in...
28 August 2018
View news from South Africa SA Farmers 'Furious' Over Trump Land Tweet
SOUTH AFRICA - Farmers in the country have demanded Donald Trump "leave us the hell alone" after the US president criticized the country's land reform plans, accusing him of trying to deflect attention from his own scandals....
15 August 2018
View news from United Kingdom Call for 'Stability and Simplicity' to Look Further into the Future
SCOTLAND, UK - In an extensive and comprehensive response to the consultation: 'Stability and Simplicity: Proposals for Rural Funding Transition Period', the National Farmers' Union Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s intent but urged it...
13 August 2018
View news from Global Time for Dairies to Switch from Blanket Dry Cow Therapy To Selective Therapy?
Dairies in the Netherlands are required by law to use selective dry cow therapy. The idea was to reduce antibiotic use, however, the industry has been surprised by the unexpected benefits they've experienced on-farm. ...
08 August 2018
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Posts Sharp Drop in July
GLOBAL - Global agricultural food commodity prices fell sharply in July, as all the major traded items posted notable declines, led by dairy and sugar....
07 August 2018
View news from Germany Vion Slaughterhouses Gain Recognition for Meeting Welfare Standards
GERMANY - Great recognition for the Vion Food Group: The two facilities in Buchloe and Waldkraiburg were the first beef slaughterhouses nationwide to be certified according to the criteria of the German Animal Welfare Association for dairy cows and can...
30 July 2018
View news from United States Trade Agreement with Japan Crucial for US Beef Industry
US - University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture projections indicate that the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in March 2018 could disadvantage US beef exports to Japan, a stumbling block...
26 July 2018
View news from New Zealand First Time Ever: New Zealand to Eradicate Mycoplasma bovis from Dairy Herds
It's never been done before. New Zealand has announced plans to try to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) from its dairy herds. ...
13 July 2018
View news from United Kingdom UK Farming Unions Respond to Govt Brexit White Paper
UK - NFU Scotland, NFU, NFU Cymru and Ulster Farmers’ Union have issued a statement following the publication of today’s Brexit white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU....
10 July 2018
View news from New Zealand NZ Meat, Dairy Industry Prepare for US-China Trade War Fallout
NEW ZEALAND - A short-term boost to the New Zealand dairy sector is possible as the US-China trade war escalates, but the industry is predicting long term pain....
09 July 2018
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Declines in June for First Time in 2018
GLOBAL - International agricultural food commodity prices fell in June for the first time in 2018, as trade tensions affected markets even with global production prospects down....
03 July 2018
View news from United States CoBank quarterly economic outlook – trade war takes a toll on ag economy
CoBank reports from Denver; discussing how new tariffs dampen the outlook for sectors across the agricultural economy in the US...
29 June 2018
View news from United Kingdom Climate Change Bill Threatens Disaster for Scottish Livestock Sector, Says QMS
SCOTLAND, UK - A stark warning that the Scottish Parliament’s Climate Change Bill could prove disastrous for the Scottish livestock sector has come from Jim McLaren, Chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
14 June 2018
View news from United States Senate Committee Vote a 'Positive Step' for 2018 Farm Bill
US - Yesterday, the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee held a mark-up of the Senate version of the 2018 Farm Bill. The Committee voted to advance the bill on a 20-1 vote....
13 June 2018
View news from Global Choice Matters: Environmental Costs of Producing Meat, Seafood
GLOBAL - Which food type is more environmentally costly to produce - livestock, farmed seafood, or wild-caught fish?...
08 June 2018
View news from Global Dairy Prices Push FAO Food Price Index Up in May
GLOBAL - Global agricultural food commodity prices rose in May, with dairy prices jumping significantly. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 176.2 points during the month, up 1.2 per cent from April....
 
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