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05 November 2021
Virginia Tech researchers say eliminating dairy cows would have minimal impact on GHG emissions
The removal of dairy cows from the United States would only slightly reduce greenhouse gas emissions while reducing essential nutrient supply, Virginia Tech researchers say....
02 November 2021
What effect does early social contact have on dairy calves’ welfare?
New research in the Journal of Dairy Science examines behavioral, performance and health effects of early socialization among young calves....
New Virginia Tech startup seeks to use nano-capsules derived from milk to deliver heart drug
Scientists at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC have started a new biotechnology company to apply one of nature’s courier systems to deliver a potentially life-saving medication....
01 November 2021
Vitamin D supplement may enhance dairy cows’ immune health
New research in the Journal of Dairy Science explores possible genetic effects of dietary supplementation with vitamin D to support cows’ immune function....
More than half of university students surveyed have tried a meat alternative
Fifty-five percent of US Midwest university students had tried a plant-based meat alternative and attributed this choice to the enjoyment of new food, curiosity about the products and environmental concern, according to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition...
Europe's agri-food trade shows solid growth in first half of 2021
Despite a slow start to the year, EU agri-food trade (exports plus imports) for January to July of 2021 came in at €183 billion, a 3.2% increase on the same period in 2020. ...
30 October 2021
Dutch researchers note marked decline in meat consumption in 2020
Emerging data from Wageningen University & Research and Wakker Dier show that per capita meat consumption in the Netherlands fell during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
29 October 2021
EFSA explores AMR risks in animal transport
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is researching the risks antimicrobial resistant bacteria spreading during animal transport. ...
27 October 2021
US researchers identify potential intervention for BRD in calves
Scientists with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have identified proteins in bacteria associated with bovine respiratory disease (BRD), saying that it could form part of an intervention strategy against the disease. ...
Microplastics can accumulate in the blood of farm animals, says new research
Emerging research presented at the Plastic Health Summit in Amsterdam shows that microplastics have been found in the bloodstream of pigs and cattle. ...
25 October 2021
US Government expects drought to continue or worsen this winter
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) winter outlook forecasts that the current drought across the western US and northern plains will continue this winter....
UK warns of moderate to high risk of liver fluke infection for 2021 to 2022 season
Researchers from Northern Ireland's AFBI warn that cattle and sheep are at moderate to high risk of liver fluke infection during the autumn and winter seasons. ...
21 October 2021
New podcast from QMS looks into meaty issues ahead of COP26
Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched its six-part COP26 podcast series to bring together voices from across the industry to discuss what the red meat sector is and can be doing to positively influence the outcomes of the two-week conference....
20 October 2021
Cattle research project helps slash costs and farming emissions
Results from a UK research project shows that the beef industry's annual feed bills can be reduced by as much as £12.5 million over 20 years thanks to improved genetic selection that targets feed efficiency. ...
NUQO partners with Austrian university to develop algae-based livestock feed
Feed additive company NUQO has partnered with the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria to research the potential of metabolites from plants and seaweeds for the animal health and feed industry. ...
19 October 2021
How farmers can tackle listeriosis
Clare Holmes from Northern Ireland's Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) has written a synopsis explaining the infection path of Listeria and how farmers can keep the infection at bay. ...
Major UK food systems report reveals lack of trust in global food
The UK recently published its first ever "Trust in Food" index, launched by farming standards agency Red Tractor and pollster YouGov, capturing the UK public's attitudes to food and drink. ...
US farmer sentiment declines in September while inflation worries rise
Perdue University's Ag Economy Barometer shows US lower farmer sentiment for September 2021, recording its weakest reading since July 2020....
18 October 2021
New research shows that sustainable food is gaining more traction with consumers
The latest report from the Dutch Agrifood Monitor indicates that environmental and social sustainability will become more important for consumers. ...
17 October 2021
RABI launches Big Farming Survey results
“We now need to create a better future for farming people” say RABI as survey suggests that farming community faces significant mental and physical health challenges. ...
16 October 2021
How can we ensure that everyone has enough healthy food?
Researchers at Wageningen University are identifying ways for the global community to ensure that everyone has sufficient and healthy food in every corner of the world. ...
14 October 2021
New study suggests that the EU Green deal could have uncertain impacts on farm net income
A qualitative assessment carried out by Wageningen University Research (WUR) has found that the European Green Deal and Farm-to-Fork strategies have diverse and uncertain impacts on farm income. ...
US WASDE report predicts higher beef output and lower dairy production in final quarter
The World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) forecast for 2021 has beef production rising as slaughter numbers slow...
"It's time to listen to the data on the Farm-to-Fork strategy," say EU farm groups
Farming groups across the European Union have signed a joint declaration saying that the European Commission must acknowledge the significant trade-offs in the Farm-to-Fork strategy. ...
13 October 2021
ARS confirms that cattle are not susceptible to COVID-19
Researchers with the USDA Agricultural Research Service have determined that cattle cannot replicate the SARS-CoV-2 virus or transmit it to humans. ...
App May Help Save Milk Money and Environment
A new technology from USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) may become a key tool for dairy farmers to reduce their expenses and help limit pollution....
12 October 2021
A closer look at the EU's reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy
New policy analysis from AHDB looks at how the CAP is changing and how it compares with the UK's agriculture strategy....
11 October 2021
Japanese scientists work up an appetite for lab-grown Wagyu beef
Japan's famed Wagyu beef, a delicacy that can cost more than $200 a pound at some top restaurants, could become much more affordable in the form of a lab-grown replica....
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