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10 November 2016
View news from United States How Will Trump's Presidency Affect the Meat Industry?
US - We have no interest to wade into the political debate and are fully cognisant of the fact that passions run high after a very heated election season, reads the latest Daily Livestock Report published by Steiner Consulting Group....
09 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Farmers Warned Over Ergot Toxin Risk in Feed Grains
SCOTLAND, UK - Experts from Scotland’s Rural College are urging livestock farmers to beware of an increased risk posed by feed grain contaminated with ergot, a fungal disease that can be toxic to animals or humans....
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....
04 November 2016
View news from Austria Compost Bedding Better for Cows' Foot Health, Researchers Find
AUSTRIA - A study conducted by researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna has shown that the use of wood shavings and sawdust in dairy barns instead of straw bedding is especially good for claw health....
03 November 2016
View news from United States Lighting Type Affects Ground Beef Colour
US - When choosing a package of ground beef from the retail case, consumers rely heavily on the colour of the meat to make their decision....
02 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Check Protein Levels in Silage to Keep Cattle Healthy This Winter
SCOTLAND, UK - Concerns over the number of analysed silage samples revealing low protein levels has led staff from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) to urge farmers to get their silage analysed as soon as possible, before winter feeding....
31 October 2016
View news from Global Canada-EU Trade Agreement Brings Change for Beef Trade
GLOBAL - Canadian beef producers have welcomed the signing of a new trade deal between the EU and Canada yesterday, but the deal is less welcome to beef producers in the EU, who fear the impacts on the market....
28 October 2016
View news from United States Manure Safety Should be Prioritised on Cattle Farms
US - With harvest winding down and manure application underway, it's a good time to remember manure safety, says Rich Gates, professor and Extension specialist at the University of Illinois....
26 October 2016
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Industry Hit by Further Calf Abuse Allegations
NEW ZEALAND - New undercover videos suggesting bobby calf mistreatment have been released by animal welfare organisation Farmwatch, which the organisation says shows nothing has changed in the year since its last investigation into the issue....
25 October 2016
View news from United States Japanese Market Sways Beef Organisation to Back Trans-Pacific Partnership
US - Not approving the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is costing the US cattle industry thousands of dollars every day in lost sales in Japan, according to some industry groups. Rachel Lane reports....
24 October 2016
View news from United Kingdom Collaborative Approach to Reduce Food Waste from Farm to Consumer
UK - There needs to be greater collaboration between farmers, retailers and processors to reduce food waste along the supply chain, writes Chris Harris....
21 October 2016
View news from European Union New Study Shows Ways to Reduce Ammonia Pollution from Cattle
EUROPE - Improved barn design, cleaning processes, and manure treatment could reduce ammonia emissions from commercial dairy cattle barns by 17 to 50 per cent, according to a new study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment....
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....
19 October 2016
View news from United Kingdom Wales' New Bovine TB Plan Targets High-Risk Areas
WALES, UK - A new approach to eradicating bovine TB was announced by the Welsh government yesterday, using tailored measures for Low, Intermediate and High TB areas....
18 October 2016
View news from Zimbabwe Botswana Starts Shooting Stray Zimbabwean Cattle
AFRICA - Botswana police have started shooting to death cattle owned by Zimbabweans that stray into their territory, a radical step announced six months ago as Gaborone scales up its fight against foot and mouth disease, writes Ian Nkala....
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...
14 October 2016
View news from United States Think Hard About Winter Nutrition for Cows for Long-Term Benefits
US - Providing forage and feed supplies with the proper nutritional value for cows is an important consideration for producers as winter approaches, said Dr Jason Banta, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist....
13 October 2016
View news from Australia Markets Improving but Challenges Remain for Australian Dairy Farmers
AUSTRALIA - International dairy commodity prices have staged a significant recovery in recent months, as global supply and demand slowly return to a more balanced outlook, according to Dairy Australia’s latest Situation and Outlook report....
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....
11 October 2016
View news from United States New Vaccine Against Cattle Diseases Could Help Reduce Antibiotics Use
US - A newly patented vaccine by Kansas State University researchers could be good news for meat consumers, as well as for cattle and those who care for them....
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. ...
06 October 2016
View news from Global Dairy Markets Tighter Despite High Stocks, Rabobank Says
GLOBAL - Global milk production is tightening quickly, and, in the face of firm domestic demand, surplus for exports has reduced sharply, leading agricultural bank Rabobank has reported in its latest Global Dairy Quarterly....
05 October 2016
View news from United Kingdom Dairy Farmers Left Short-Changed as Farmgate Prices Lag Behind
UK - Market indicators show dairy farmers are being short-changed to the tune of £200 million pounds, the National Farmers Union (NFU) said today....
03 October 2016
View news from Global Dairy Demand Growth Expected to Continue Until 2025
GLOBAL - A global growth in milk demand of more than 20 million tonnes per year is expected to continue until 2025, according to the new Long-term Dairy Outlook from IFCN Dairy....
29 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Weighing Heifers Vital as Grass Quality Takes Toll
UK - This season’s reduced grazing quality has taken its toll on heifer growth rates meaning that regular weighing and appropriate supplementation will be a must this autumn to keep heifers on track, according to levy board AHDB Dairy....
27 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Big Data Shows Weak Link Between Badgers and Cattle for TB Spread
UK - The largest simulation to date of the numbers of cattle and badgers infected with tuberculosis (TB) casts serious doubts about the extent to which badgers cause TB in cattle, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)....
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