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15 January 2019
View news from United Kingdom UK Must Stay Vigilant for Bluetongue After 2007 'Lucky Escape'
UK - A set of fortunate circumstances may have prevented the UK from being harder hit by bluetongue in the past but the threat of future outbreaks is only set to increase, new research reveals....
10 January 2019
View news from United Kingdom British Unions Urge MPs to Take Action to Avoid No-Deal Brexit
UK - The four UK farming unions have urged MPs to take all the necessary steps for Britain to avoid a no-deal Brexit, which could see catastrophic impacts for the nation’s food and farming sector....
09 January 2019
View news from Global Antibiotic resistance: what is animal agriculture's role?
Dr Scott McDougall, professor at Massey University and research veterinarian at a private veterinary practice in New Zealand, spoke at the international meeting for the National Mastitis Council about the growing concern of resistance stemming from the...
19 December 2018
View news from Global Bedding material can impact mastitis risk
Dr Sandra Godden, professor at the University of Minnesota and speaker at the international meeting for the National Mastitis Council in Milan, Italy, spoke about the importance of reducing bacteria counts in bedding and therefore reducing the risk for...
17 December 2018
View news from United States Farmers Union Insists Immediate Trade Payments Happen
US - Amidst reports that the White House is delaying the second round of Market Facilitation Programme (MFP) payments, National Farmers Union (NFU) is insisting the administration move forward with the payments and develop a long-term solution to mitigate...
13 December 2018
View news from Global GIRA Forecasts Strong Global Demand for Meat
GLOBAL - A growing global population and increasing incomes are expected to be key drivers behind the continued growth in global demand for meat, according to global meat market specialists GIRA....
12 December 2018
View news from United Kingdom NFU's New Report Highlights Role of Farming, Enhancing Environment
UK - The NFU published an important new benchmarking report on the farmed environment, launching with a high-profile stakeholder event in London yesterday (11 December) attended by Defra Minister George Eustice....
07 December 2018
View news from Global Transforming Our Food System to Ensure a Sustainable Future
GLOBAL - A report by the World Resources Institute (WRI) suggests ways of feeding almost 10 billion people by 2050. ...
06 December 2018
View news from Global Growing Pile of Human, Animal Waste Harbors Threats, Opportunities
GLOBAL - As demand for meat and dairy products increases across the world, much attention has landed on how livestock impact the environment, from land usage to greenhouse gas emissions....
05 December 2018
View news from Global Call for Transformative Changes to Food Systems
GLOBAL - Earlier this week, José Graziano da Silva called on countries to urgently address all forms of malnutrition, during his opening address to FAO's Council, the organization's executive body....
28 November 2018
View news from United Kingdom Mycoplasma Mastitis Huge Threat in UK & EU
Mycoplasma bovis is an ongoing threat to dairy and beef herds in the UK and Europe, infecting cows not only with mastitis, but manifesting itself in joints or the middle ear and also infecting calves, according to Colin Lindsay, practicing veterinarian,...
View news from Germany Zoetis presents SmartBow cow monitoring system at EuroTier in Hanover
Zoetis teams presented the new dairy cow monitoring system, Smartbow at the 13th EuroTier event in Hanover, Germany....
27 November 2018
View news from China China Continues to Improve Animal Welfare
CHINA - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations will continue cooperating with China on farm animal welfare to help improve animal health and food safety, the organization's China representative said....
26 November 2018
View news from China Dozens Held Over Injection of Water into Cattle Before Slaughter
CHINA - Twenty-nine suspects were arrested and 20 of them were held in criminal detention for manufacturing and selling water-injected beef, local police in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, said on Wednesday....
21 November 2018
View news from United Kingdom Red Tractor Launches Bid to Become Flagship of British Food, Farming
UK - A huge step in Red Tractor’s evolution has been announced as the assurance scheme bids to become the flagship of British food and farming....
19 November 2018
View news from Global FAO Helps Farmers, Frontline Defenders Stem AMR
GLOBAL - Farmers have a vital role to play in stemming the spread of antimicrobial resistance among disease-causing pathogens, and can make a significant contribution simply by adopting good hygiene practices during their day-to-day farm operations....
16 November 2018
View news from United Kingdom NFUS: UK, Scottish Govts Urged to Resolve Differences on Agriculture Bill
NFU Scotland has called upon the UK and Scottish Government to resolve their differences on the Agriculture Bill. ...
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...
 
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