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12 September 2018
Fiji Cattle Under Threat of TB
FIJI - Cattle being exposed to tuberculosis are becoming a threat to farmers such as Vijay Nand....
Arla Foods Responds to Post-Brexit Policy for New Agri Bill
UK - Today, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP. Secretary of State for Food, Environment & Rural Affairs has set out his post-Brexit policy for a new Agricultural Bill in the UK....
New Tool Developed to Help Dairy Farmers Proactively Manage Mastitis
UK - A new tool to help dairy farmers make better decision about mastitis management in their herds has been launched today, at UK Dairy Day. ...
11 September 2018
Official Opening of Vion's New Cattle Slaughterhouse in Waldkraiburg
GERMANY - On Saturday (8 September), Vion's COO Bernd Stange welcomed guests from politics, society, agriculture and customers of the company to the official opening of the most modern beef production location of Vion in Waldkraiburg....
10 September 2018
EU Trade Talks with Mercosur Have No Credibility, Says IFA
EU - With EU Commission officials in Montevideo in Uruguay this week to reconvene the Mercosur trade talks, IFA President Joe Healy said the time has come for EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan to put his foot down and tell Trade Commissioner Malmstrom...
06 September 2018
New Grassland Improvement Programme Looking for Farmers
UK - Beef and sheep farms are needed for a new project which will help farmers across Great Britain improve management of their grassland....
29 August 2018
Recombinetics Closes $34m in Series A Funding
US - Recombinetics, a pioneer in gene-editing solutions for human health and animal agriculture, has announced the completion of a $34 million Series A financing round....
14 August 2018
EuroDairy's 'Antibiotics Anonymous' Final Meeting
UK - For the last two years, thirty forward thinking farmers have participated in multiple action-groups across South-West England, aiming to reduce their use of on-farm antibiotics....
08 August 2018
Cargill’s 2018 Annual Report Highlights Commitment to Vibrant Food, Agriculture
GLOBAL - Following one of Cargill's best financial performances, the company launched its 2018 annual report yesterday (7 August). The report outlines a year of activating tomorrow’s solutions to nourish the world....
07 August 2018
Vion Slaughterhouses Gain Recognition for Meeting Welfare Standards
GERMANY - Great recognition for the Vion Food Group: The two facilities in Buchloe and Waldkraiburg were the first beef slaughterhouses nationwide to be certified according to the criteria of the German Animal Welfare Association for dairy cows and can...
27 July 2018
BJP MLA Slams CM Parrikar Over Beef Shortage in Goa
INDIA - Outspoken BJP MLA and deputy speaker Michael Lobo had the BJP-led coalition government squirming on Wednesday when he claimed that the government had failed to crack down on cow vigilantes....
26 July 2018
First Time Ever: New Zealand to Eradicate Mycoplasma bovis from Dairy Herds
It's never been done before. New Zealand has announced plans to try to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) from its dairy herds. ...
23 July 2018
£6.5M to Help Drive Efficiency, Profitability on Welsh Dairy Farms
UK - AHDB has secured £6.5m to deliver the Dairy Improvement Programme across Wales over the next five years....
Farm Safety Week Concludes with Focus on Livestock Safety
IRELAND - Last Friday, IFA and Teagasc challenged farmers to think about improving livestock handling systems to make them safer and more efficient....
20 July 2018
Farmers Urged to Act Now to Limit Drought Impact on Feed Stocks
UK - Livestock farmers are being urged to take steps now to make the most of feed stocks and limit the effects of the exceptionally dry conditions on farm....
19 July 2018
US House Motion to Begin Farm Bill Conference Committee Applauded
US - The US House of Representatives has approved a motion to proceed to a conference committee for the 2018 Farm Bill....
13 July 2018
Aberdeen Angus Farmers to Benefit from Tesco's New Beef Contracts
UK - Tesco has announced it will continue its multi-million pound investment in the growth of the British Aberdeen Angus herd, with 1,600 farmers in the UK set to benefit from new 12 month contracts which will guarantee a price above the standard market...
10 July 2018
New 'Fight the Fluke' Video Highlights Importance of Control
UK - With farmers facing significant livestock losses from liver fluke, AHDB Beef & Lamb and Moredun Research Institute are acting to help improve understanding and develop effective control methods....
09 July 2018
Cow Signals Workshops Help Improve Farmers' Understanding of Their Cows
UK - Dairy farmers can improve the health and production of their cows by making small changes to their buildings that encourage them to express their natural behaviour....
29 June 2018
Call for CCTV Cameras in Dairy Sheds, Slaughterhouses
NEW ZEALAND - Animal rights group Safe is calling for CCTV cameras to be placed in all dairy sheds and slaughterhouses....
Climate Change Bill Threatens Disaster for Scottish Livestock Sector, Says QMS
SCOTLAND, UK - A stark warning that the Scottish Parliament’s Climate Change Bill could prove disastrous for the Scottish livestock sector has come from Jim McLaren, Chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
19 June 2018
China to Improve Quality of Dairy Products
CHINA - China will improve the quality of dairy products to boost the confidence of consumers, according to a guideline unveiled by the State Council on 11 June....
18 June 2018
Drought in Western Latvia Forces Farmers to Dispose of Cattle
LATVIA - Farmers in Kuldiga region in western Latvia have started disposing of their cattle because lasting drought has resulted in shortage of fodder....
FrieslandCampina Notes Increase in Dairy Farms with Outdoor Grazing Cows for 4th Consecutive Year
NETHERLANDS - According to notifications for the meadow season 2018, this year 303 member dairy farms of FrieslandCampina choose to put their cows out into the meadows. ...
15 June 2018
Pelvic Measuring Helps Rate Heifers’ Breeding Performance
SCOTLAND, UK - Pelvic measuring of heifers will now be a regular activity on Morayshire Monitor Farm after recent try outs found merit in it as a management tool....
14 June 2018
Bayer’s Care4Cattle initiative
Interview with Almut Hoffmann, Head of Global Marketing Farm Animal Products. ...
13 June 2018
Livestock Farmers Urged to Use Correct Injection Sites
UK - Farmers may be losing money by incorrectly injecting livestock and damaging carcase value, a survey carried out by AHDB Beef & Lamb has revealed....
12 June 2018
Bayer and World Farmers’ Organisation - Grant supports innovation in animal well-being
If you are a livestock professional with an innovative approach to the well-being of your animals, then you could be eligible to apply for part of a €30,000 grant fund from Bayer....
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