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23 January 2020
View news from United States Barn fires: how to address a deadly threat to cattle
It is estimated that between 2013 and 2019, over 4,900 cattle died in barn fires in the US. We speak to the Animal Welfare Institute about what’s needed to protect cattle in the future....
22 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom Updates on the UK's Rural Payments scheme
Latest figures on Rural Payments Agency shows record levels of payments across three schemes. 97 percent of farmers and land managers eligible for the Basic Payment Scheme received funding by 20 January, £109 million paid to customers under Countryside...
21 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom What’s the best way to improve the UK’s farm productivity?
Tim Mordan from the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs gives a policymaker’s perspective on how the UK can improve its farm productivity and safeguard the environment as it leaves the EU trading bloc....
20 January 2020
View news from United States CME: Beef Retail Prices Accelerate During November, December 2019
US - Beef retail prices accelerated in the last two months of 2019, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom Female genomic testing now available in the UK from VikingGenetics
VikingGenetics is expanding its range of services with the launch of female genomic testing and corrective mating packages....
18 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom New updates to parasite control guide
The Control of Worms Sustainably in cattle group (COWS) has released updated chapters of its technical guide to parasite control, at the Animal Health Distributors’ Association conference in Birmingham on 15 January....
17 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom Are we measuring ruminant methane emissions correctly?
Researchers at Oxford University have developed GWP*, a new climate metric that accurately measures the impact of methane emissions on global warming – recontextualising the debate surrounding ruminant methane emissions and climate change. ...
View news from United States 13 ag-tech innovators transforming livestock production
In the endeavour for better animal welfare and improved sustainability, new disruptive innovations are emerging to enable farmers to monitor the health of their herds in real-time, prevent disease outbreaks, and optimise nutrition....
View news from United Kingdom New Agriculture Bill to boost environment and food production
A future where farmers are properly supported to farm more innovatively and protect the environment is a step closer today following the introduction of the Agriculture Bill....
View news from United Kingdom Trade deals to dictate success of the UK's new Agriculture Bill
Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G), the largest certifier of UK organic land has reacted to the new Agriculture Bill introduced to Parliament....
16 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom QMS's Future Strategy Highlighted to MSPs
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland’s future strategy to further support, develop, promote and protect the Scottish red meat industry has been highlighted to MSPs....
View news from United States USMEF Emphasises Importance of China Following International Standards for Pork, Beef Trade
US - On 15 January, President Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed the US-China "Phase One" trade agreement. The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) has posted the agreement text and related fact sheets online....
View news from United States First Phase of US-China Trade Deal Finalised
US - In an effort to ease tensions between their two countries, President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He yesterday signed the first phase of a trade agreement. At the time of the signing, the deal’s text had not yet been published. ...
View news from United Kingdom Can the UK farming sector achieve net zero carbon emissions?
Achieving net zero carbon emissions on-farm was one of the hot topics debated at the Oxford Real Farming Conference on 8 January. Panellists from the House of Commons, Chatham House, NFU, Green Alliance UK and the Nature Friendly Farming Network debated...
15 January 2020
View news from United States NFU Says Livestock Competition Rule Unlikely to Provide Needed Protections to Farmers
US - More than two years after failing to finalise a set of rules to protect American family farmers and ranchers from anticompetitive and abusive business practices from the increasingly consolidated meatpacking and processing industries, the US Department...
View news from Kenya Dairy Farmers Back Imports Directive
KENYA - Stakeholders in the dairy sector now want authorities to move with speed and implement President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directives on milk imports that have disadvantaged producers....
View news from Rwanda Govt Sells Burera Dairy Ltd to Zimbabwean Investor
RWANDA - The government has found a buyer for Burera Dairy Limited which was floated into the market in September last year....
View news from United Kingdom First Milk Announces February Milk Price
UK - First Milk last week announced that its member milk price will be reduced by 0.5ppl from 1 February 2020 on a liquid standard litre basis....
14 January 2020
View news from United States CME: Estimates for 2020 Beef Production Revised Down Slightly
US - On 10 January 2020, USDA released a slew of reports and this DLR will highlight a few key points from select reports, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. ...
View news from United Kingdom Future Trade Policy Key for Dairy Sector, Says NFU
UK - Securing free and frictionless trade with the EU and safeguarding British food standards will be crucial for the UK dairy sector to grow, prosper and deliver quality products the public expects, NFU Vice President Stuart Roberts said yesterday....
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Backs Young Farmers with MyMilk Expansion
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy co-operative Fonterra has announced plans to make it easier for more dairy farmers to get into their own farms, and to grow with the Co-op, by extending its MyMilk initiative to the North Island. ...
View news from Ireland IFA: Lakeland Shows Way, But Increases Needed by All Co-ops for Sustainable 2020 Milk Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan yesterday said Lakeland Dairies Co-op, by increasing their December price by 1c/l, had shown the way for other co-ops to follow....
View news from Global Global Diets Converging, with Benefits and Problems
GLOBAL - Research carried out by the University of Kent has shown that diets are changing in complex ways worldwide. ...
View news from Thailand FMD Suspected to Have Killed 70 Dairy Cows in Thailand
THAILAND - Over 70 dairy cows have died from, and 1,700 others infected with suspected foot-and-mouth disease in Saraburi, central Thailand, local media reported on Monday (13 January)....
View news from Korea, South Namyang Dairy May Share Some Profits with Distributors
SOUTH KOREA - Namyang Dairy will share profits with its distributors in an effort to avoid being penalized by the antitrust agency....
View news from South Africa Dire Prediction for SA Beef Exports After FMD Outbreak
SOUTH AFRICA - SA could lose up to $140m (R2.02bn) in 2020 as countries in the region and elsewhere hold back on importing its beef due to a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak....
13 January 2020
View news from United States CME: Feeder Cattle Contract for August, September 2020 Translate to Nice Profit
US - Time to start planning: Heading into spring, summer grazing programmes should take note of the feeder cattle futures board, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from India FDA Seizes Dairy Products
INDIA - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently carried out a special inspection drive and seized dairy products worth Rs 69 lakh for violating norms....
 
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