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02 November 2017
Collateral Effects of Antibiotics Under Investigation
US - Antibiotics can influence the swimming and swarming ability of multidrug-resistant bacteria, according to an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology....
30 October 2017
AHDB Commits to Sustainable Animal Health; Encourages Responsible Use of Medicines
UK - The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is actively engaged with livestock farmers, vets and supply chain stakeholders in building sustainable animal health and encouraging the responsible use of all medicines to ensure good health...
26 October 2017
IFA Says Multi-faceted Fact-based Approach Needed to Address AMR
IRELAND - Commenting at the launch of Ireland’s National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance yesterday, IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart said antimicrobial resistance will only be addressed though a fact-based multi-faceted approach to antibiotic...
Nevada Rancher Urges Congress to Give States More Authority to Protect Greater Sage Grouse
US - Yesterday, Dr JJ Goicoechea testified before the US House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources on behalf of the Public Lands Council, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and Eureka County Nevada advocating for federal sage grouse...
25 October 2017
Cargill, Diamond V to Join Forces to Create Leading Natural Animal Health, Nutrition Business
US - Responding to growing consumer preferences for natural and wholesome food production, Cargill this week announced it has signed a binding agreement to acquire Diamond V, a leading global provider of innovative natural solutions and technologies that...
18 October 2017
IFA Calls on Co-ops to Coordinate Efforts to Help farmers Deal with Consequences of Hurricane Ophelia
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary today said it was crucial that co-ops would co-ordinate their efforts to support farmers in dealing with the consequences of hurricane Ophelia to optimise its efficiency....
13 October 2017
Early Pregnancy Test for Cows Improves Welfare, Food Production
UK - Early pregnancy detection is vital in the cattle industry and improves animal welfare, whilst reducing consumer costs....
05 October 2017
IFA Says EU Report Finds Brazil Cannot Guarantee Standards on Meat Exports
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said the latest EU FVO (Food and Veterinary Office) report covering the "Weak Flesh" meat scandal and corruption in Brazil confirms that the Brazilian authorities seriously misled the EU Commission, and cannot guarantee European...
IFA Protests Over Meat Sellout
IRELAND - The IFA protested yesterday morning outside the EU Commission offices in Mount Street in Dublin. ...
04 October 2017
Livestock, Poultry Farmers Can Apply for Grants to Improve Animal Welfare
US - Starting yesterday (3 October), farmers who wish to improve the welfare of their farm animals can apply for a Fund-a-Farmer grant of up to $2,500 from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)....
03 October 2017
Report Gives Lay of the Land on Grazing Livestock's Climate Impact
GLOBAL - An international research collaboration has shed light on the impact that grass-fed animals have on climate change. Its new study adds clarity to the debate around livestock farming and meat and dairy consumption....
29 September 2017
IFA: Mercosur Beef Offer a Mistake; Hogan, Creed Must Not Allow Sellout of Irish Beef Sector
EU - With reports from Brussels that the EU Commission have agreed a new substantial offer on beef for the Mercosur trade negotiations, IFA President Joe Healy said it is a major mistake for the EU Commission to make this offer at this time given the...
27 September 2017
IFA Says Increased Direct Payments, Live Exports Vital to Support Suckler Herd
IRELAND - Speaking at the National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore last week, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said increased direct payments and a strong live export trade are essential to maintain Ireland's national suckler cow herd,...
Strategic Farms Confirmed in Project to Increase Productivity
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb has announced a countrywide network of Strategic Farms, which have been selected to drive improvements and increase productivity across a variety of farming systems....
C2C Events to Demonstrate Significant On-farm Impact
UK - Two upcoming Calf to Calving (C2C) events to be held in Glasgow and Aberdeen will highlight how key changes to farm management can improve the bottom line....
22 September 2017
Researchers Discover New Cattle Disease, Prevent from Spreading
DENMARK - Within Danish cattle breeding the semen of one breeding bull is used to inseminate a lot of cows. Due to the many inseminations one bull can thus father thousands of calves. Therefore, it is vital to determine whether breeding bulls carry hereditary...
20 September 2017
IFA Meets EU Officials to Strongly Object to Mercosur Trade Deal
EU - IFA President Joe Healy and National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods met with the EU Chief negotiator for Mercosur and senior officials in Commissioner Malmstrom’s Cabinet in Brussels last week to outline Ireland’s strong opposition to any offer...
13 September 2017
Coalition Petitions Department of Transportation for ELD Waiver
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) yesterday joined other livestock groups in hand delivering to Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao a petition for a waiver followed by a limited exemption from compliance with the Electronic Logging...
Dairy Farmers Milk Power of Data to Improve Feed, Farm Management Practices
GLOBAL - Cargill is transforming the way its customers manage their farms through Dairy Enteligen™, a new digital platform that unleashes the power of data and insights to help farmers improve their operations....
07 September 2017
HSUS Seeks Cage-Free Status for Pork, Veal & Eggs in California
US - Last November Massachusetts voters approved – by a 3 to 1 margin – a groundbreaking ballot question that will mandate all pork, veal and eggs sold in the Bay State come from pigs, calves and laying hens not confined to ultra-tight quarters. ...
06 September 2017
IFA Demands Urgent Govt Action Plan as Beef Farmers Lose €2M/Week
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said, based on the Sterling depreciation and the volume of cattle exports to the UK, Irish beef farmers are losing close to €2m per week....
31 August 2017
CME: Texas Storm Impact on Livestock, Meat Sectors
US - These are difficult days for many people in Houston and surrounding areas and we send them our prayers and best wishes for a quick recovery, writes Steiner Consulting Group, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
25 August 2017
IFA: Brexit Solutions Needed to Maintain Essential Cross-border Agri Trade
IRELAND - Speaking from the Virginia Dairy Show this week, IFA President Joe Healy said real solutions and compromise will be required in the Brexit negotiations to safeguard the vitally important cross-border agriculture trade on the island of Ireland....
17 August 2017
SAFE Condemns Appalling Neglect of Dairy Cows
NEW ZEALAND - SAFE was appalled to learn of one of New Zealand’s most serious cases of systematic neglect of farmed animals this week....
16 August 2017
Dairy Company, Farm Managers Fined Over Unparalleled Case of Neglect
NEW ZEALAND - A large dairy corporation and two of its managers have been fined a total of close to $60,000 in relation to the worst case of long-term neglect in the dairy sector in the South Island....
14 August 2017
BVA: Mandatory CCTV in Slaughterhouses 'Huge Win for Animal Welfare'
UK - The Government’s plan to introduce mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses in England is a huge win for animal health and welfare, following years of campaigning by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and Veterinary Public Health Association...
09 August 2017
Happy (Meal) Cows: Arla, McDonald's Celebrate 30-Year partnership
UK - Working together with McDonald’s, Arla is launching a new co-branded Happy Meal and Arla Organic Milk bottle which will roll-out across McDonald’s UK restaurants....
08 August 2017
Workshop Aims to Make Impact
UK - Making an impact on beef and sheep farms is the theme of an AHDB Beef & Lamb event for industry advisers taking place next month....
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