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23 January 2019
New US Strain of Bovine TB Identified in North Dakota Beef Herd
US - North Dakota veterinarians are investigating a beef herd in Sargent County after bovine tuberculosis (TB) was identified....
21 January 2019
No 'Over the Fence' Spread of M. Bovis, Says MPI
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry for Primary Industries says there have been no cases of "over the fence spread" of Mycoplasma bovis, as three more farms are confirmed as infected with the cattle disease....
15 January 2019
UK Must Stay Vigilant for Bluetongue After 2007 'Lucky Escape'
UK - A set of fortunate circumstances may have prevented the UK from being harder hit by bluetongue in the past but the threat of future outbreaks is only set to increase, new research reveals....
14 January 2019
Vet Dept Warns Cattle Farmers Against Poisonous Plant
ZIMBABWE - The Department of Veterinary Services has warned farmers to be wary of losing their livestock to a poisonous plant, dichapetalum cymosum, which has claimed the lives of at least ten animals in Umguza District....
09 January 2019
FMD Found in Cattle in Limpopo
SOUTH AFRICA - The department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has quarantined an area in Vhembe in Limpopo, following positive laboratory results for foot-and-mouth disease in cattle in the district....
Managing Pregnant Heifers, Newborn Calves: A Guide for Lot Feeders
Australian lot feeders have a new best practice management guide to help them develop and implement their own programs to manage pregnant heifers and newborn calves, according to Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA). ...
08 January 2019
National Mastitis Council Offers $200 Travel Stipends, CEUs Approved
US - National Mastitis Council (NMC) is offering ten, $200 travel stipends to dairy producers and practicing bovine veterinarians to attend the NMC 58th Annual Meeting, scheduled for Jan. 29-Feb. 1, 2019, at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront in Savannah,...
02 January 2019
Farming Family’s Commitment to Suckler Beef Production Recognised
SCOTLAND, UK - A desire to build their business has seen Aberdeenshire beef farmers Gary and Angela Christie push cow numbers in their suckler herd in readiness for their son Adam joining the business in future. ...
13 December 2018
NCBA Hails Congressional Approval of 2018 Farm Bill
US - Senate and House lawmakers approved the 2018 Farm Bill, including important mandatory funding for animal disease prevention and preparedness efforts. US President Trump is reportedly expected to sign the legislation into law in the coming days....
Coalition Applauds Animal Health Provisions in 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report
US - Members of the Animal Agriculture Coalition released a statement applauding animal health provisions included in the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report, which was sent to President Trump’s desk for signature yesterday....
12 December 2018
McDonald’s Announces Policy to Eliminate Overuse of Antibiotics in Beef
US - As one of the world’s largest restaurant companies, McDonald’s has the opportunity to use its scale to tackle some of the most complicated challenges facing people, animals and the planet - and help drive industry-wide progress....
06 December 2018
Growing Pile of Human, Animal Waste Harbors Threats, Opportunities
GLOBAL - As demand for meat and dairy products increases across the world, much attention has landed on how livestock impact the environment, from land usage to greenhouse gas emissions....
05 December 2018
Modern Holstein Sire Offers Health, Welfare and Efficiency
UK - December 2018 genetic evaluations published this week (4 December) by AHDB Dairy see a raft of modern bulls rise to the top which will improve their offspring’s health and welfare, while some will even breed daughters which are predicted to be...
Survey Launched to Improve Neonatal Survival
UK - Increasing profitability for farmers through improved lamb and calf survival is the key focus of a new project involving British beef and sheep units....
03 December 2018
South Sudan Hopes to Start Exporting Livestock Products by 2040, Reports Official
SUDAN - South Sudan is implementing 28 livestock development projects in a bid to boost quality of the country's untapped livestock resources and begin export by 2040, a senior government official said....
28 November 2018
Mycoplasma Mastitis Huge Threat in UK & EU
Mycoplasma bovis is an ongoing threat to dairy and beef herds in the UK and Europe, infecting cows not only with mastitis, but manifesting itself in joints or the middle ear and also infecting calves, according to Colin Lindsay, practicing veterinarian,...
Zoetis presents SmartBow cow monitoring system at EuroTier in Hanover
Zoetis teams presented the new dairy cow monitoring system, Smartbow at the 13th EuroTier event in Hanover, Germany....
26 November 2018
Important Step Towards Measuring, Managing & Monitoring Beef, Lamb's Environmental Credentials
UK - Three meat levy bodies have jointly commissioned a new project to pave the way for a sustainability framework for livestock production in Great Britain....
Dozens Held Over Injection of Water into Cattle Before Slaughter
CHINA - Twenty-nine suspects were arrested and 20 of them were held in criminal detention for manufacturing and selling water-injected beef, local police in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, said on Wednesday....
23 November 2018
Eradication Isn’t the End of the Rinderpest Story, Says FAO
GLOBAL - Two international agencies have urged countries to remain vigilant about the possible re-emergence of the deadly cattle disease called Rinderpest....
Students Score Big in Cattle Ranch Challenge
US - The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has announced the winning teams in its fall Purple Plow Challenge, Cattle Ranch Riddle....
21 November 2018
Red Tractor Launches Bid to Become Flagship of British Food, Farming
UK - A huge step in Red Tractor’s evolution has been announced as the assurance scheme bids to become the flagship of British food and farming....
Farmers Want Clarity on Future of Farming, Unions Say
UK - Following the publication of the draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and the outline Political Declaration on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, the Presidents of NFU Scotland, NFU England and Wales, NFU Cymru...
19 November 2018
FAO Helps Farmers, Frontline Defenders Stem AMR
GLOBAL - Farmers have a vital role to play in stemming the spread of antimicrobial resistance among disease-causing pathogens, and can make a significant contribution simply by adopting good hygiene practices during their day-to-day farm operations....
Germany Tackles Viruses, AMR Bacteria in Foods
GERMANY - The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) organised two symposia dealing with microbial risks in food in November 2018: "Food-associated viruses" (7 November) and "Antimicrobial resistance in the food chain" (8-9 November)....
16 November 2018
Identification of Mechanisms of Pesticide Resistance in Cattle Ticks
BRAZIL - The cattle tick is controlled by pesticides, invariably leading to the selection of resistant strains. In Brazil, this parasite is currently resistant to a greater or lesser extent to all the commercial pesticides used by cattle farmers....
07 November 2018
Research: Can new marker identify mastitis resistance?
New research to study what genetically separates dairy cows that are more resistant to mastitis versus those that are more susceptible has identified a new marker that could be the key, according to Dr. Gina Pighetti, associate professor at the University...
31 October 2018
Early Warning Health, Welfare System Could Save Farmers Millions
UK - A new early warning system to alert farmers to the risk of disease among their young cattle stock is being developed by experts at The University of Nottingham....
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