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Cattle Industry News By Category: Biosecurity

04 April 2020
Farmers urged to prepare plan B
Farming consultants have created an emergency document to help farmers plan ahead in case they fall ill during the coronavirus pandemic. ...
02 April 2020
As 35,000 badgers are culled, RSPCA urges Government to accelerate new bTB plans
As highest ever number of badgers killed in latest cull, RSPCA urges Government to end culls now and speed up introduction of new herd management plans....
30 March 2020
Canadian beef plant suspends slaughter after worker tests positive for COVID-19
Harmony Beef, a beef packing plant in Alberta, halted slaughter on Friday after an employee tested positive for coronavirus....
25 March 2020
Overcoming anthrax – reviewing Russia’s anthrax control efforts
A retrospective review of anthrax outbreaks in Tatarstan, a republic in the Russian Federation, indicates that widespread cattle vaccination can prevent zoonosis and keep the endemic infection at bay....
24 March 2020
EU border delays put mounting pressure on meat trade
As the EU mulls possible slaughterhouse shutdowns and staffing issues as the coronavirus pandemic worsens, advocates call for restrictions on live exports....
20 March 2020
Harare residents warned against buying anthrax-contaminated beef
ZIMBABWE - Mahusekwa villagers in Marondera have warned Harare residents against buying beef from unregistered abattoirs and butcheries who are reportedly flocking the area to buy sick or sometimes dead cattle infected by anthrax....
19 March 2020
Onus on meat factories to act responsibly
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden said factories are paying a base price of €3.65/€3.70 for steers this week and €3.75 for heifers in places....
Scottish butchers rally together to support local communities
SCOTLAND, UK - Butchers across the country are supporting their local communities in efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19....
12 March 2020
Govt probes sale of meat from dead cattle
ZIMBABWE - The government has instituted investigations into the sale of contaminated meat by some abattoirs, butcheries and illegal meat traders, which is putting the lives of the public at risk....
24 February 2020
No jail time for farm invaders in Western Australia
Australian courts have given suspended sentences to two activists who broke onto a farm and sole a calf, angering farmers. ...
17 February 2020
South African Farm Minister lifts livestock auction ban
South Africa has lifted a two-month ban on livestock auctions for cattle, sheep and other species following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in 2019....
14 February 2020
Brazil moves FMD vaccination campaign forward to March
Brazil’s Secretary of Agriculture announces that the state government for Rio Grande do Sul will move the foot-and-mouth vaccine campaign forward from May to the first half of March....
29 January 2020
Zimbabwean Beef Industry Urged to Improve Standards
ZIMBABWE - The Zimbabwe beef and leather industry has been urged to improve its standards for it to excel and compete in western markets....
14 January 2020
Dire Prediction for SA Beef Exports After FMD Outbreak
SOUTH AFRICA - SA could lose up to $140m (R2.02bn) in 2020 as countries in the region and elsewhere hold back on importing its beef due to a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak....
28 November 2019
New Vaccine to Stop Spread of Bovine TB
UK - Scientists at the University of Surrey have developed a novel vaccine and complementary skin test to protect cattle against bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB)....
06 November 2019
Brazilian Cattle, Buffalo Herds to Be Vaccinated Against FMD
Cattle and buffalo breeders are expected to vaccinate approximately 87 million animals during the new stage of foot-and-mouth (FMD) vaccination, which began in most of the country November 1. Currently the total herd of the country is 216 million heads....
21 October 2019
New online tool to manage biosecurity risks for dairy farmers
Dairy farmers now have access to a new online tool to build their skills and adapt their management approach to biosecurity risks....
02 October 2019
Where Would FMD Control Be Without Diagnostics?
ANALYSIS - Dr. Don King leads a team of 25 scientists and students who have recently celebrated 60 years of the World Reference Laboratory for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (WRLFMD) in support of global initiatives to control FMD....
African Swine Fever Spreads; Impact on Global Meat Supply
ANALYSIS - African Swine Fever (ASF) is spreading throughout Asia with a growing emphasis being placed on combatting the epidemic, according to Meat & Livestock Australia. ...
13 September 2019
Beef Consumers in Jinja Worried by Condition of Abattoir
UGANDA - Residents in Jinja Town are concerned over the state of Jinja main abattoir where cattle, sheep and goats are slaughtered and distributed to various butchers....
11 September 2019
SA Starts Exporting Beef to China
CHINA - South Africa has begun exporting beef to China after the ban following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) early this year was lifted, as reported by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) yesterday....
20 August 2019
National Livestock Movement Bans May Prove Economically Damaging
UK - New research from the University of Warwick has pioneered an economic perspective on controlling livestock diseases. Focusing on Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), bovine TB (bTB) and bluetongue virus (BTV), the researchers draw striking conclusions about...
19 August 2019
Improving Bio-Security at the farm level, challenges faced in China that have a global impact – information is power.
Join us at the first-ever Animal and Food Safety Alliance Conference at EuroTier China 2019 from 19 - 21 September in Qingdao....
18 June 2019
SL Dairy Cattle Imported from Australia in 2017 Afflicted with BVD
SRI LANKA - In a bid to boost the local dairy industry, the government had imported over 20,000 high-yielding milch cows from Australia in 2017, but most of them were found afflicted with Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD), it was revealed yesterday at the Presidential...
14 June 2019
IFA Says Supporting Mercosur Deal Would be Reckless for Ireland
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has called on the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to intervene at the highest levels in Brussels to stop a bad EU-Mercosur trade deal, which would do untold damage to Ireland's €3bn beef and livestock sector....
04 June 2019
Brazil Suspends Beef Exports to China Due to BSE
BRAZIL - Brazil is suspending beef exports to China after confirming a case of 'mad cow disease', describing it as an isolated instance with no evidence of any widespread outbreak....
30 May 2019
Anthrax Outbreak Among Cattle in Lesotho
SOUTH AFRICA - The Veterinary Authority of Lesotho has reported three anthrax outbreaks to the World Health Organisation for Animal Health, after 24 cattle died of the bacteria-born disease....
 
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