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Cattle Industry News By Category: Biosecurity

08 October 2020
Namibia restricts cattle grazing in Angola due to FMD outbreak
Namibia has temporarily banned the cross-border movement of cattle with Angola due to an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease...
14 September 2020
Parasite risk high in the UK after summer weather
Cattle farmers are being advised to get on top of parasites at housing to prevent any production losses, after a warm and wet summer, may have led to an increased risk of mixed worm burdens across the UK....
11 September 2020
UK extends badger cull to 11 new areas, angering activists
The UK government has issued badger control licences for 11 new areas of England in a bid to control bovine TB - campaigners say the decision is a "huge betrayal of public trust". ...
28 August 2020
Scottish vets try to gauge the prevalence of Mycoplasma bovis on farms
The study aims to find out the prevalence of Mycoplasma Bovis in Scottish dairy herds. ...
21 August 2020
British vets call for "urgent clarity" on post-Brexit vet checks
The British Veterinary Association warns that the government's lack of preparation in Brexit negotiations could have a "significant impact" on the movement of animals. ...
17 August 2020
COVID-19: animal disease detectives being trained across SE Asia, Pacific
Project work in 11 countries funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will aim to prevent spread of zoonotic and animal diseases. Associate Professor Navneet Dhand from Veterinary Science leads the multi-agency program.q...
14 August 2020
Multiple meat plants in Argentina suspend exports to China over coronavirus fears
Seven Argentine meat processing plants are temporarily halting exports to China due to registered cases of COVID-19 among meat plant workers....
05 August 2020
Indonesian researchers visit rural Queensland to learn best-practices, see how Australian dairy farmers operate
Indonesian researchers recently visited rural Queensland to learn industry best-practice and see first-hand how Australian dairy farmers operate....
24 July 2020
UK Government greenlights field trials for bovine TB vaccine
The field trials are the culmination of 20 years of research by government scientists in the UK....
22 July 2020
Argentina braces for second locust swarm of the year
Argentina’s farmers are on alert for crop damage as a second swarm of locusts arrives from Paraguay....
29 June 2020
US food exporters sign safety declarations instead of virus-free guarantees
US food and feed exporters are shipping goods to China with letters assuring the safety of their cargo instead of the official virus-free declarations required by Chinese authorities....
Trade group reports that US food suppliers are foregoing China contracts over COVID-19 hurdles
An industry group representing US agriculture producers says that Chinese demands that overseas suppliers guarantee that their shipments are free from COVID-19 contamination are making some shippers forego trading with China....
25 June 2020
US agents seize nearly 10 tonnes of illegal meat at California port
US Customs officials have intercepted prohibited pork, chicken, beef and duck product arriving from China at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. ...
24 June 2020
New rapid Actiphage test for Johne's disease and bovine TB makes progress
Funding supports research and development of new test for hard-to-detect mycobacterial diseases. ...
21 June 2020
Irish farmers critical of changes to bovine TB programme
The Irish Farmers Association Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell is critical of the Department of Agriculture’s changes in Ireland’s TB Eradication Programme....
18 June 2020
China vows to improve hygiene in food markets after surge in coronavirus cases
Following a new COVID-19 outbreak, members of China’s Communist Party say that low standards of hygiene in China’s wholesale food markets and supply chain vulnerabilities need to be urgently addressed....
17 June 2020
OIE updates disease status and control programmes for members
Fifteen new disease status have been granted to OIE Members and an official disease control programme has been endorsed....
14 June 2020
New guidance available from COWS: Integrated parasite control on cattle farms
The Control of Worms Sustainably in cattle (COWS) group has published the final chapter in its updated Guide, bringing together key technical messages from other new chapters on roundworms, lungworm, liver and rumen fluke and ectoparasites....
05 June 2020
Australia gives extra supports to farmers facing biosecurity threats from trespassers
The Victorian Government will continue to back farmers and protect biosecurity with strict enforcement of on-the-spot fines for those caught trespassing onto farms in the name of animal activism....
04 June 2020
EuroTier’s Dairy Summit Webinar is open for registration
EuroTier’s Global Dairy Summit Webinar begins on Monday 8 June....
01 June 2020
Webinar shows dairy farmers how to tackle fly problems
Upcoming webinar from the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association will focus on how farmers can control insects and protect their herds. ...
18 May 2020
New rules to eradicate BVD come into force in UK
New rules in the battle to eradicate bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) from the UK cattle herd come into effect on 18 May....
06 May 2020
UK vets welcome "pragmatic" bovine TB testing strategy amid pandemic
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed temporary amendments to bovine TB (TB) testing in England, Wales and Northern Ireland that will allow herd tests to continue while maintaining the safety of farmers and vets during the Covid-19 pandemic....
25 April 2020
Mole Valley Farmers pledges support to farmers during COVID-19 lockdown
Whether it’s over the phone or via video calling, the Mole Valley Farmers team are on hand to offer support to farmers during the coronavirus lockdown....
23 April 2020
Calculating the economic effects of Romania’s bluetongue outbreak
Lost export opportunities can send long-term shockwaves in any industry, but it’s proven particularly difficult for Romania’s fledgling cattle sector....
22 April 2020
UK parasite control and alerts for Spring 2020
Elanco has released its analysis of the UK's potential parasite challenges for farmers. ...
17 April 2020
Gene edited cattle: are we there yet?
As gene editing technology advances, the possibility of genetically modified beef and dairy cattle is closer than ever. Where is the cattle industry now, and how do we ensure consumer and environmental safety as the technology becomes more widespread?...
10 April 2020
Pandemic poised to reshape agriculture, trade and views of globalisation
Researchers at Virginia Tech find that COVID-19 has raised questions about diversifying suppliers for world agricultural trade despite US-China trade deal progress. ...
 
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