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04 May 2021
Tyson launches plant-based burgers and sausages to compete with Beyond Meat
Tyson Foods Inc is launching plant-based hamburgers and sausages ahead of the US summer grilling season, increasing competition for Beyond Meat as it releases an updated version of its own faux burger....
EU's sustainable farming promotion must include all sectors, say farming unions
EU farming unions call on the European Commission to support the sustainability efforts of the entire agriculture and livestock industry in its future promotion policy. ...
BSAS explores what future beef farms need to look like
An interactive conference session with the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) brought a range of experts from the beef industry together to share their thoughts on the future of the industry. ...
New US legislation will get local farm goods into school food programs
The National Farm to School Network and National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition welcomes the newly-introduced Kids Eat Local Act, which will make it easier for school meal programs to source food from local farmers and producers....
03 May 2021
CHECS to change Johne's disease testing rules
Changes to Johne’s disease testing protocols which may affect subsequent herd Risk Levels have been announced by CHECS, which sets industry standards for cattle disease control across UK and Ireland....
CME update: live cattle futures gain ground while feeder cattle continue their decline
US live cattle futures rose on 30 April while feeder cattle futures continued to fall as climbing corn futures translated into higher feed costs....
UK beef sector courts US market in virtual event series
High quality offerings from the UK's red meat sector will take center stage next month in a series of virtual events targeting the US foodservice market....
US NFU calls on government to prioritize climate change across all its ag programs
Farming and agriculture can help combat climate change, but farmers need the USDA to support and fully realize this potential. ...
EU farming unions welcome research focus of the Horizon Europe Program
Following the Council adoption of Horizon Europe back in March and the European Parliament approval of the 9th Framework Program for European Research and Innovation - Horizon Europe - has been officially adopted. ...
Understanding teenagers in the dairy herd
Just like teenagers, cows are influenced by the group around them and need to be given choices, independence and rules. ...
02 May 2021
RABI's Big Farming Survey sees huge uptake from UK farmers
The positive uptake of the survey into the health and wellbeing of the farming community will define future support. ...
01 May 2021
Canadian MP introduces bill to fight food insecurity and climate change
New Democratic Party (NDP) Member of Parliament Alastair MacGregor has introduced a bill that hopes to combat food insecurity and climate change by investing in soil health and research. ...
30 April 2021
CME update: live cattle futures gain on uncertainty in grain complex
US live cattle futures rose on 29 April as mixed grain trade offered some relief for feed costs....
#FarmingCan launches in the UK with backing from Prime Minister
Farmers Guardian launches the #FarmingCan campaign to showcase what agriculture delivers for the United Kingdom and how it can be a key block as the country rebuilds from the pandemic....
USDA to host virtual fair on innovative ways to combat food waste
Mark your calendar for the first-ever Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair on 26 May. ...
New blockchain platform developed by JBS launches
New development allows suppliers of JBS to register their own suppliers to enable compliance with the socioenvironmental criteria for breeding beef cattle in the Amazon Biome....
US NFU welcomes legislative priorities announced in President Biden's Congressional Address
President Biden's strategy for economic recovery, immigration reform and climate action have been welcomed by the National Farmers Union....
29 April 2021
Idaho lawmakers pass bill to kill most of state's wolf population
Idaho lawmakers have approved a bill authorizing the state to kill up to 90% of its wolf population, a measure championed by farmers and cattle ranchers that will become law if signed by the governor in the coming days....
CME update: cattle futures ease on pressure from feed prices
US live cattle futures settled lower on 28 April, as higher grain prices push producers to sell cattle early to avoid feed costs, creating a surplus of market-ready cattle....
UK's International Trade Secretary visits farm as part of Great British Beef Week
International Trade Secretary Liz Truss and NFU President Minette Batters visited Yorkshire beef farmers Michael and Margaret Atkinson to celebrate Great British Beef Week and to explore how the UK government and farmers can make the most of future export...
Editorial - The European Commission must move away from abstractions when discussing agriculture
In an opinion piece, Copa and Cogeca Vice President and crop farmer Pedro Gallardo explains that the European Commission's response on novel genomic techniques (NGTs) must evolve beyond an abstract debate and focus on workable solutions. ...
Veterinary groups warn that global animal health is being overlooked in the fight against pandemics
As part of World Vet Day on 24 April, Brooke Veterinary Group joined a number of international organizations calling for additional investment in animal health and welfare. ...
28 April 2021
BSAS awards Dr Jude Capper for her sustainability research
The British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) announces Dr Jude Capper as the winner of the prestigious Sir John Hammond Award 2021....
CME update: US cattle futures ease as grain costs rise
US live cattle futures fell on 27 April, as higher input costs could lead to near-term selling of cattle as producers are resistant to paying higher feed costs....
Red locust outbreak destroys grazing land in Namibia
Namibia is struggling to contain a third wave of an African migratory red locust outbreak, which has now destroyed 719,000 hectares of grazing land and 1,207 hectares of crop fields in 10 of the country's 14 regions, the agriculture ministry said on 27...
The bipartisan America Grows Act could help reassert US leadership in ag research
If passed, the bipartisan America Grows Act of 2021 would significantly increase US public investment in agricultural research and development, says the Farm Journal Foundation. ...
Feeding cattle seaweed reduces their GHG emissions 82%
A bit of seaweed in cattle feed could reduce methane emissions from beef cattle as much as 82 percent, according to new findings from researchers at the University of California, Davis....
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