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29 May 2020
UK farm vets urge Lords to reject Agriculture Bill
Farm animal vets push for a "once-in-a-generation opportunity" in an open letter to the House of Lords that urges them to reject the Agriculture Bill and return it to the House of Commons. ...
28 May 2020
China suspends Irish beef imports after BSE case
China has suspended beef imports from Ireland after a case of Atypical BSE was identified....
#FeedTheNation campaign showcases the best in British farming
The #FeedTheNation social campaign showcases the tireless work of UK farmers who are keeping the nation fed amid the coronavirus crisis....
25 May 2020
Irish farmers sound the alarm over no-deal Brexit
Irish Farmers Association president tells delegation that Brexit still poses a massive threat to Irish farming....
Home cooking rekindles love of meat and dairy during lockdown
Consumers have returned to comforting food staples they know and love, including meat and dairy, during the Covid-19 crisis as they cook more home meals....
22 May 2020
UK government releases nine steps to safeguard dairy technicians as they return to work
The Government has issued new guidelines for farm workers as COVID-19 restrictions begin easing to make sure workplaces are as safe as possible....
10 May 2020
Next generation silage inoculants give options to feed recently made silage
Late turnout and actions by dairy farmers to cut milk output due to coronavirus impact, may see some running out of silage this spring....
07 May 2020
US and UK hoping to secure a quick trade deal as virus hammers global economy
The United States and United Kingdom launched formal negotiations on a free trade agreement on 5 May, promising to work quickly to secure a deal that could counteract the worst economic impacts of COVID-19....
04 May 2020
As coronavirus infections rise in meat plants, Canada lets companies decide when to close
Reporting from Reuters finds that Canada’s public health officials are allowing decisions on meat plant closures to be made by packing companies, despite provincial authority to enforce stoppages....
01 May 2020
Front line food relief amid COVID-19 part 3 – The Bread and Butter Thing
How are local food relief organisations coping with the ongoing pandemic?...
27 April 2020
UK warehouses could reach full cold storage capacity within three weeks
The world’s biggest cold storage supplier reports that its UK warehouses could soon run out of space due to stalling restaurant demand....
Front line food relief amid COVID-19 part 1 – Granville Community Kitchen
How are local food relief organisations coping with the ongoing pandemic?...
13 April 2020
US pork processor shuts plant indefinitely, with beef plants likely to follow
Smithfield Foods says it will shut a US plant indefinitely due to a spike in COVID-19 cases and warned that the US was moving “perilously close to the edge” in supplies for grocers....
20 March 2020
Harare residents warned against buying anthrax-contaminated beef
ZIMBABWE - Mahusekwa villagers in Marondera have warned Harare residents against buying beef from unregistered abattoirs and butcheries who are reportedly flocking the area to buy sick or sometimes dead cattle infected by anthrax....
19 March 2020
Climate, food and national security at a crossroads
In this podcast, ffinlo Costain interviews Caitlin Werrell, co-founder of the Centre for Climate and Security and Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, the UK's former Climate, Energy and Security Envoy, to explore the relationship between climate change, the...
17 March 2020
US under pressure to keep slaughterhouses open amid pandemic
The USDA hopes to reassure meat producers that it will keep slaughterhouses staffed with federal inspectors as fears of potential shutdowns due to the novel coronavirus mount....
12 March 2020
Govt probes sale of meat from dead cattle
ZIMBABWE - The government has instituted investigations into the sale of contaminated meat by some abattoirs, butcheries and illegal meat traders, which is putting the lives of the public at risk....
02 March 2020
Dairy Board to launch revised milk laws; processors step up milk tests to cut antibiotic residues
KENYA - Exactly one year after the controversial draft dairy regulations were rejected by milk producers, the Kenya Dairy Board (KDB) will undertake a fresh public participation across the country to convince producers to support the new rules....
Countries continue supporting the monitoring of antimicrobial use in the animal sector
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) announced the publication of the Fourth Annual Report on antimicrobial agents intended for use in animals....
28 February 2020
Brazil’s beef exports expected to fall amid reduced Chinese demand due to coronavirus
Market outlook predicts a fall in Chinese beef imports as the coronavirus outbreak effects global movement and trade. ...
26 February 2020
Irish, UK farmers have common cause on high food standards, says IFA
IFA President Tim Cullinan, who attended the National Farmers Union Conference in Birmingham yesterday, said that it’s clear that Irish and UK farmers have a common cause on high UK food standards and fair competition....
25 February 2020
British farm standards must be benchmark in future trade deals, says NFU President
NFU President Minette Batters will today challenge the Government to show global leadership on international trade and insist that British farm standards are the benchmark for any food imports in future trade deals....
29 January 2020
Zimbabwean Beef Industry Urged to Improve Standards
ZIMBABWE - The Zimbabwe beef and leather industry has been urged to improve its standards for it to excel and compete in western markets....
NFU to Lead Rally in Effort to Back Future of British Farming
UK - Hundreds of farmers from across the country will gather in London in March to join the NFU in a rallying call to Government, urging them to commit that future UK trade policy will not allow imports of food produced to standards that would be illegal...
28 January 2020
Coronavirus fears cause falls on daily limits for US hogs and cattle
US hog and cattle contracts fell on their daily trading limits on 27 January, hitting multi-month lows on fears about the spread of a coronavirus in China....
27 January 2020
Cattle futures hit multi-month low amid coronavirus fears
On Friday, US live and feeder cattle futures hit their lowest prices in months amid fears of the coronavirus spreading. ...
24 January 2020
NFU Responds to CCC Report on Land Use
UK - NFU President Minette Batters yesterday responded to a report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) about land use in the UK, expressing how she was pleased "to see the report acknowledge that British farming produces some of the most sustainable...
New Look QMS Cattle & Sheep Assurance Standards Launched
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has revamped its cattle & sheep assurance standards, making them more user friendly, with simple easy to read content that clearly explains each standard and its importance....
 
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