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03 February 2012
View news from France New Decree on Ritual Slaughter in France
FRANCE - Ritual slaughter without stunning in France, whether for the Muslim or Jewish community, has been a subject of some very heated debate, writes Bernadette Byrne from the Paris Office of Bord Bia Irish Food Board. ...
31 January 2012
View news from France Schmallenberg Virus Spreads to France
FRANCE - The Schmallenberg virus has spread further and has now been detected on a farm in the NorthEast of France....
10 January 2012
View news from France Packed Agenda for World Meat Congress
FRANCE - The role of the meat industry as it affects the environment, animal welfare and human health are three of the main themes for the World Meat Congress in Paris in June....
04 January 2012
View news from France Changes To Milk Management Quotas
FRANCE - The French Agricultural Ministry has said that milk producers are able to exceed their 2011/2012 milk quota by up to two per cent, without being penalised....
05 December 2011
View news from France France Opposes Use Of Animal Meal
FRANCE - As long as Bruno Le Maire is Minister of Agriculture and Food, animal meal will not be reintroduced in France. ...
25 November 2011
View news from France Symposium To Discuss Dairy Powder Functionality
FRANCE - Call for papers, posters and registration for the forthcoming IDF/INRA International Symposium on Spray Dried Dairy Products will be held in Saint-Malo/France from 19 to 21 June 2012....
22 November 2011
View news from France Processors Force Producers Into Weak Contracts
FRANCE - Dairy contracts between producers and processors will secure producer's income, increase the competitiveness of the sector and provide more opportunities for farmers when the milk quota system is abolished in 2015, according to French Minister...
18 November 2011
View news from France France To Reduce Antibiotic Use By 25 Per Cent
FRANCE - The French Ministry of Agriculture has announced plans to reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance through veterinary medicine....
View news from France Innovation Key For French Agriculture
FRANCE - The agriculture outlook is distorted, said Xavier Beulin, President of the French farming union, FNSEA. ...
15 November 2011
View news from France France Launches Cattle Export Group
FRANCE - The Export of Meat, Livestock and Genetics (GEF) has been launched in France, supported by the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Association Of Livestock and Meat (INTERBEV)....
20 October 2011
View news from France French Cattle Numbers Down
FRANCE - Total French cattle numbers fell two per cent year-on-year as at May 2011 to 19.01 million head, after remaining stable for two years, reports Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
18 October 2011
View news from France Industry Experts Gather To Increase Beef Exports
The French Minister for Agriculture, Bruno Le Maire met with the Agriculural Co-operative Union last week in St Remy to discuss beef exports....
14 October 2011
View news from France Biomin At SPACE 2011
FRANCE - The 25th SPACE, held in Rennes from 11 to 16 September 2011, ended on a highly successful note in terms of exhibitor numbers, visitor attendance and, above all, the very positive atmosphere for business throughout the show....
12 October 2011
View news from France French Government Supports Young Farmers
FRANCE - Funding is now available to support young farmers with innovative projects. ...
20 September 2011
View news from France Farmers Look At Duo Maize Success
FRANCE and UK - A group of dairy farmers from the UK travelled to northern France to see how the Duo Maize concept is working in its sixth year of full-scale use there. They also compared this against their experiences in the second full year of on-farm...
19 September 2011
View news from France Fair Contracts, Not Dependency For Milk Producers
FRANCE - The France MilkBoard presented a model contract with fair terms and conditions for French milk producers at the SPACE agricultural fair....
31 August 2011
View news from France Biomin To Exhibit At SPACE
FRANCE - Biomin invites visitors to SPACE to visit its booth, B36 in Hall nine....
04 July 2011
View news from France Drought Affects French Beef Markets
FRANCE - Drought has gripped much of northern Europe this year. In France, this has resulted in higher cattle disposals as farmers look to market their animals sooner on account of feed scarcity. ...
02 June 2011
View news from France Tackling Challenges Of Animal Health Surveillance
FRANCE - Assessing animal health surveillance systems is a major issue, says CIRAD....
View news from France Registration Is Open For SPACE 2011
FRANCE - Registration for international and local visitors is now open for SPACE 2011, the international livestock fair in Rennes on 13 to 16 September. ...
10 May 2011
View news from France Global Vet Education Meeting Celebrates 250 Years
FRANCE - The World Conference on Veterinary Education marks 'Vet Year' and the 250th anniversary of the profession, starting on Friday this week in Lyon. ...
09 May 2011
View news from France Supply Chain Agrees To Control Price Volatility
FRANCE - Last week, Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, met representatives from producer, processor and retailer groups to diccuss the volatility of commodity prices in the livestock sector. ...
15 April 2011
View news from France Discussing Ag Development At G20
FRANCE - Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries, Rural and Regional Planning has met with representatives of farmers organisations to discuss the mobilisation of food security and business development related to agriculture, under the...
18 March 2011
View news from France €200 Million Paid To Suckler Producers
FRANCE - The remaining balance of the suckler cow premium was paid to French suckler producers at the end of this week. These payments amounted to nearly 200 million euros and will cover approximately 89 000 farmers....
21 February 2011
View news from France 48th Salon International de l'Agriculture Opens
FRANCE - President Nicolas Sarkozy opened the 48th Salon International de l'Agriculture on Saturday morning. He was accompanied by the Minister for Agriculture, Bruno Le Maire. Both figures toured the show, meeting farmers before attending a round table...
18 January 2011
View news from France Beulin Leads FNSEA Into 2011
FRANCE - Xavier Beulin, the new president of France's national federation of farmers' unions, the FNSEA, has repeated his commitment to shore up farm incomes in the current economic crisis, adding that: "Competitiveness is our top priority." ...
13 January 2011
View news from France Contracts A Must For The Dairy Industry
FRANCE - The decrees mandating the contracts between producers and buyers in the dairy industry have been published in the Official Gazette, under the law of modernisation of agriculture and fisheries (LMAP) of July 27, 2010. ...
11 November 2010
View news from France Campaigning For Higher Beef Prices
FRANCE - Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries has reaffirmed his committment to helping beef producers, who are struggling with the current economic climate....
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