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11 October 2021
New research on persistence of highly contagious FMD
A major new study, featured on the cover of Science Magazine, undertaken by scientists at The Pirbright Institute, Oregon State University, Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute and SANParks, Veterinary Wildlife Services, Kruger National Park explores the...
08 October 2021
US invests over $146 million in sustainable ag research
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced an investment of more than $146 million in sustainable agriculture research projects that will make the American farm and food system more resilient to climate challenges....
01 October 2021
Research from Pirbright Institute sheds light on FMDv in African buffalo
New research from Pirbright and other academic partners investigates the persistence and continued circulation of highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease virus in African buffalo. ...
30 September 2021
Proliferation of apps could cause issues for the ag sector, says researcher Sjaak Wolfert
Researcher Sjaak Wolfert, speaking as part of the Mansholt Lecture series in Brussels, has given key insights into the digitalization of agriculture and the potential impacts of this technological leap forward. ...
29 September 2021
New project significantly improves IVF in cattle
Researchers in the UK have discovered a new embryo identification IVF method for cattle, sparking potential gains for the dairy industry. ...
China takes additional efforts to stabilize agri-food sector
Rabobank's Food & Agribusiness Bimonthly for China shows that the surge of the Delta variant and recent floods are clouding the country's consumption picture during Q3 of 2021....
New research could lead to new treatments for African trypanosomiasis
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute have gained fresh insights into the parasite that causes animal African trypanosome (AAT) infection, also known as sleeping sickness....
28 September 2021
Showcasing the health benefits of red meat and dairy could keep the sector competitive
More than a quarter of all meals eaten at home in the UK are consumed for "health reasons", showcasing the nutritional benefits of meat and dairy could capitalize on this trend. ...
Canadian food companies get their first Animal Welfare Scorecard
Food companies across Canada have been ranked in the first Canada Animal Welfare Scorecard, in a new Mercy for Animals report. ...
25 September 2021
New agreements needed now to improve food systems, say UN Food Summit Scientific Group
The international community must commit to guaranteeing sufficient, affordable, safe, healthy, and sustainably produced food for all, say researchers with Wageningen University & Research (WUR)....
24 September 2021
Animal nutrition companies in Northern Ireland partner with AFBI to improve nitrogen-use-efficiency for dairy cattle
Two of Northern Ireland’s leading animal nutrition companies, John Thompsons and Sons Ltd and Trouw Nutrition Ltd, are partnering with scientists at AFBI to develop strategies to improve nitrogen-use-efficiency by dairy cows....
Namibia identifies new strain of FMD
Namibia has detected a novel strain of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in its cattle herd....
23 September 2021
Leonardo DiCaprio invests in two cultivated meat start-ups
US actor Leonardo DiCaprio has invested in cell-based meat start-ups Mosa Meat and Aleph farms....
What's on the horizon for UK meat exports to the EU?
New report from the AHDB shows that the EU has retained its status as a key trading partner for the UK's red meat and dairy sectors, but exporters need to have a greater understanding of consumer needs to benefit from any future trade....
Southwest US drought, worst in a century, linked by NOAA to climate change
Human-caused climate change has intensified the withering drought gripping the Southwestern United States, the region's most severe on record, with precipitation at the lowest 20-month level documented since 1895, a US government report said on 21 September....
22 September 2021
Learning from those who live with wolves
Large carnivore populations are expanding across Europe and experts are calling for increased support for communities to encourage harmonious relationships with their new neighbours....
18 September 2021
What is the real value of Britain's farm shop sector?
A new research project from Harper Adams University is exploring the true value of the British farm shop sector. ...
17 September 2021
Signs of bacteria already in the bovine fetus
Researchers at the University of Helsinki have found bacterial DNA in the intestine of newborn calves, representing quite a diverse variety of bacterial species. ...
15 September 2021
EU farmers reject amendments on Farm to Fork Strategy
Following a vote by the AGRI and ENVI Committees in the European Parliament on amendments to the Farm to Fork Strategy, EU farming union Copa and Cogeca has issued a statement criticising the proposed amendments, saying many have not been sufficiently...
14 September 2021
OSU research has potential to save cattle industry millions
Oklahoma State University molecular biologists recently received a grant worth nearly $500,000 from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture for research that has the potential of saving the cattle industry millions of dollars. ...
13 September 2021
UGA researcher uses 'cotton cake' as protein supplement in dairy cattle diets
John Bernard, a professor and dairy scientist at the University of Georgia Tifton campus, has found “cotton cake” to be an effective protein supplement for dairy cattle....
Researchers identify critical animal and food industry issues to inform and effect change
By 2050, the animal and food industry will need to be able to feed a world with a projected population increase of 2.1 billion. ...
10 September 2021
New embryo identification IVF method set to boost cow milk and meat production
Research from the University of Kent, the University of Nottingham and L’Alliance Boviteq Inc., has established a method of significantly improving in-vitro fertilization (IVF) in cattle....
Carbon sequestration a positive aspect of beef cattle grazing grasslands
Beef cattle grazing on grass pastures might not be the first thing people think of when discussing the subject of combatting greenhouse gas emissions, but it is an agricultural practice providing significant dividends to the effort....
Australian shoppers see the health benefits of red meat, says new research
The latest consumer sentiment research from Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) finds that health and nutrition are the top reasons people want to eat red meat. ...
09 September 2021
DSM receives first full market authorizations for methane-reducing feed additive Bovaer® for beef, dairy in Brazil, Chile
Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has received full regulatory approval from the Brazilian and Chilean authorities to commercialize Bovaer®, its novel methane-reducing feed additive for ruminants....
Abomasal Parasitic Nematode Ostertagia influences dairy rumen microbiome
Ruminants can be fed on human-undigestible plant biomass due to the symbiotic relationship they maintain with the microorganisms that inhabit their rumen....
08 September 2021
USDA seeks consumer input on labeling of cell-cultured meat and poultry
The USDA and FSIS are seeking public comments and information on how meat and poultry derived from cell culture should be labelled....
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