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27 February 2018
View news from Australia Cracking the Genetic Code for Complex Traits in Cattle
AUSTRALIA - A massive global study involving 58,000 cattle has pinpointed the genes that influence the complex genetic trait of height in cattle, opening the door for researchers to use the same approach to map high-value traits including those important...
15 February 2018
View news from New Zealand Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill Passed
NEW ZEALAND - Provisions to manage Fonterra’s dominant position in New Zealand’s dairy markets will continue under changes to the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001 (DIRA)....
14 February 2018
View news from United States Variety of Ways Diagnostic Testing Assists Veterinarians, Producers
ANALYSIS - Dustin Oedekoven, state veterinarian for South Dakota, speaks about differences seen between large animal species regarding the use of diagnostic testing....
12 February 2018
View news from United States Efficient Technique Discovered for Isolating Embryonic Stem Cells in Cows
US - For more than 35 years, scientists have tried to isolate embryonic stem cells in cows without much success. Under the right conditions, embryonic stem cells can grow indefinitely and make any other cell type or tissue, which has huge implications...
07 February 2018
View news from United States Tritrichomonas foetus Can Be Devastating to Calving Rates
ANALYSIS - Tritrichomonas foetus (Trich) can cause infertility, stillbirth or abortion. As cattle producers know, if your cattle aren't pregnant, then you aren't making money, according to Dr. Scott Leibsle, Idaho Deputy State Veterinarian. Regular testing...
05 February 2018
View news from India AAP Govt Defends Law Criminalising Consumption of Beef
INDIA - The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP, English: Common Man's Party) government on Monday defended in the Delhi High Court a law criminalising possession and consumption of beef in the national capital, saying the state was obligated under the Constitution...
02 February 2018
View news from Denmark Researchers Discover New Cattle Disease, Prevent it from Spreading
DENMARK - Within Danish cattle breeding, the semen of one breeding bull is used to inseminate a lot of cows. Due to the multiple inseminations, one bull can thus sire thousands of calves. It is, therefore, vital to determine whether breeding bulls carry...
30 January 2018
View news from United States Cattlemen Say TPP a 'Missed Opportunity to Gain Greater Access' to Foreign Markets
US - Last week, there were news reports that eleven nations have finalised a revised version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership without the United States....
23 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom High liver fluke risk for cattle predicted in 2018
After a record wet summer, cattle farmers should review parasite control plans for 2018 with their vets as a high risk of liver fluke is predicted in several UK regions this year....
17 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom 'Bite Test' Could Save Millions with New Thin Cut Steak Options
UK - Early trials with an electronic bite test show the meat industry could save more than £7 million, turning cuts graded as slower cook into thin cut steaks....
12 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom Dairy UK Welcomes 25 Year Plan
UK - Dairy UK welcomes the publication of "The 25 Year Environment Plan" and supports the Government's aim to deliver an environmentally sustainable future. ...
09 January 2018
View news from India Supreme Court Fixes Final Beef Ban Hearing in February
UK - The Supreme Court today listed for final disposal a batch of pleas challenging the Bombay High Court verdict decriminalising the possession of beef in case of animals slaughtered outside the state....
08 January 2018
View news from Global Less Chewing the Cud, More Greening the Fuel
UK, US & BRAZIL - Plant biomass contains considerable calorific value but most of it makes up robust cell walls, an unappetising evolutionary advantage that helped grasses to survive foragers and prosper for more than 60 million years....
28 December 2017
View news from China US Beef Stampedes Chinese Market
CHINA - More US beef companies are selling their product to China to meet increasing demand....
20 December 2017
View news from United States CME: Significant Margin Compression of Retail Beef Price Spread for Traditional Retailers
US - We remind readers that USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will release three major livestock-related reports this Friday at noon (Eastern Time): monthly "Cattle on Feed", monthly "Cold Storage", and "Quarterly Hogs and Pigs". This...
14 December 2017
View news from United Kingdom UK Dairy Industry Surpasses Environmental Targets, Demonstrates Commitment to Continual Improvement
UK - Recently published results from the Environment Agency in the Climate Change Agreement biennial progress report show that the dairy sector has achieved an 18.05 per cent energy efficiency improvement since 2008....
13 December 2017
View news from United States Johne's Disease Requires Vigilant Management Effort to Eradicate
ANALYSIS - Johne's disease is a very robust and resistant bacteria that requires a routine, vigilant management effort to remove it from the herd and keep it out, says Dr. Scott Leibsle, Idaho Deputy State Veterinarian....
12 December 2017
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Declines in November Amid Cereals Boom
GLOBAL - Global food prices declined marginally in November, as lower dairy prices offset a sharp increase in sugar and vegetable oil quotations, according to the latest FAO Food Price Index....
08 December 2017
View news from India Dairy Supply Chain Startup Ensures High Quality Milk
INDIA - In yet another instance of startups solving India-focussed problems garnering investors’ attention, dairy supply chain startup MilkLane has raised Rs 27 crore (US$4,180,950) in its first institutional round of fundraise. ...
06 December 2017
View news from Denmark Sustainability to Elevate Danish Crown
DENMARK - Under the banner 'Feeding the World', the Danish Crown group is launching a new strategy for sustainability and corporate social responsibility to ensure sustainable food for the Earth's rapidly growing population. ...
01 December 2017
View news from United States Uncertainty Surrounds US Livestock Methane Emission Estimates
US - A new study of methane emissions from livestock in the United States - led by a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences - has challenged previous top-down estimates....
29 November 2017
View news from Nigeria Misuse of Antibiotics in Livestock, Poultry Also Causes Resistance in Humans, Says Expert
NIGERIA - Solomon Chollom, a medical laboratory scientist with the National Veterinary Research Institute, says the misuse of antibiotics in livestock and poultry can also make humans resistant to the drug....
17 November 2017
View news from New Zealand Fonterra 'Desperate' to Restore Public Support for Dairy
NEW ZEALAND - Fish & Game says Fonterra has now realised it must act quickly to meet public demand for better water quality instead of relying on spending millions on slick PR campaigns promoting the dairy industry....
15 November 2017
View news from United States WTO Rules in Favor of US in Beef Dispute with Indonesia
US - This week the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in favor of the United States in a dispute with Indonesia over its complex and opaque import requirements for beef and beef products. ...
13 November 2017
View news from China Urgent Need to Curb Overuse of Antibiotics in Animals
CHINA - On 7 November, the World Health Organization issued formal guidelines for the animal industries, which calls for food-animal producers to refrain from using antibiotics in healthy animals, so as to curb the rampancy of drug-resistant bacteria....
09 November 2017
View news from India PETA Urges FSSAI to Label Dairy Products as Non-vegetarian
INDIA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has written to the Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) urging it to label dairy products as 'non-vegetarian'....
07 November 2017
View news from European Union IFA Demands Much Stronger, More Robust Defence in EU Beef Sector
EU - Speaking at a high level COPA beef event in Brussels yesterday evening attended by EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan and Agriculture Ministers from across the EU, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said there needs to be a much stronger...
30 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom NFUS Committed to Striking Right Brexit Deal for Farmers, Crofters
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland remains fully committed to striking the right Brexit deal for Scotland’s farmers and crofters....
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