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07 February 2017
Farmers Urged to Secure Livestock, Property
FIJI - Farmers are being urged to take heed of weather advisories and secure their property and livestock following a heavy rain warning that is in force for the Fiji group....
25 January 2017
EU Creates New Platform for Animal Welfare
EU - the Commission adopted the creation of an expert group on animal welfare to be called the Platform on Animal Welfare....
24 January 2017
British Cattle Vets Recommend Voluntary Clampdown on Antibiotic Use
UK - Recommendations to clamp down on use of critically important antibiotics (CIAs) when treating cattle and avoid preventative use where possible have been issued by the British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA)....
Food Companies Step Up Farm Animal Welfare Measures
GLOBAL - Food companies are paying more and more attention to animal welfare within their supply chains, according to the latest Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report, published on Monday....
20 January 2017
Administration Pushes Forward with Organic Marketing Rule
US - The USDA's Agriculture Marketing Service (ARS) has released its final rule on Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices....
Arla Enters New and FReSH Initiative
GLOBAL - Arla is teaming up with a number of partners to launch the ‘Food Reform for Sustainability and Health’ (FReSH) programme. It aims to define guidelines on sustainable diets, redefine food production, reshape food consumption and evaluate a...
19 January 2017
Cattle Prepare for Simulated Heatwave for Study Into Welfare, Performance
AUSTRALIA - Radio transmitters have been inserted into the stomachs of 24 feedlot cattle to monitor their body temperatures, as part of a three-month trial investigating the impact of heatwaves....
17 January 2017
French Govt Orders CCTV Installation in All Slaughterhouses
FRANCE - Following issues with animal welfare in French slaughterhouses, the French government has passed a bill ordering for CCTV cameras to be installed in all slaughterhouses in the country from 2018....
13 January 2017
IFA: Enhancement of Regional Veterinary Laboratories Services Vital
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has said the Department of Agriculture Regional Veterinary Laboratory services are highly regarded, a vital support for farmers throughout the country and the focus of the Minister for Agriculture Michael...
12 January 2017
AHDB Seminar to Highlight Consumer Needs in Halal Sector
UK - Consumer needs in the halal sector will be in the spotlight at a major industry event next month....
09 January 2017
Stewardship Policy Reduces Antimicrobial Use on Farms
UK - Evidence suggests the frequent use of certain antimicrobials (AM) in food-producing animals may reduce their effectiveness as treatments for both animals and humans. ...
IFA Criticises Ag Department for Interference in Live Valuation Scheme
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has strongly criticised the Department of Agriculture for its interference with the independence of the live valuation scheme, and the resulting under-valuation of animals removed as TB reactors from farms....
30 December 2016
Call for Extension on Govt 'Approved Finishing Units' Proposal
UK - With changes to Approved Finishing Units (AFUs) in the pipeline, the National Beef Association (NBA) is calling for a four year extension before any phasing out occurs which could cause 'serious welfare and cash-flow problems' for farmers....
22 December 2016
Optimise Herd Housing to Optimise Health and Production
UK - When it comes to optimising both milk production and animal welfare, dairy farmers should look to optimise their current facilities, before making substantial investments in new sheds or parlours. That was the message at two recent cow accommodation...
15 December 2016
US Ag Department Sued Over Animal Welfare Rules at Slaughter
US - The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its unreasonable delay in responding to an AWI petition - filed in May 2013 - to amend the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act (HMSA) to prevent...
08 December 2016
Company Trials GPS Technology to Track Remote Cattle Stations
AUSTRALIA - One of Australia's largest cattle companies is trialling the use of satellite technology to track and monitor staff working in remote areas....
07 December 2016
Summit Showcases Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance
US - A new Wisconsin-based initiative aimed at fostering continuous improvement throughout the dairy supply chain took center stage recently at a national summit exploring the growing sustainability movement in agriculture....
Upholding Dairy's Place in Diet Core to New AHDB Strategy
UK - The vision of AHDB’s new organisation-wide corporate strategy is 'creating a world-class food and farming industry.' It has also redefined AHDB’s purpose as 'inspiring farmers, growers and the industry to succeed in a rapidly changing world.'...
06 December 2016
Canadian Beef Industry Works to Sustainably Increase Production
CANADA - Canada has an opportunity to play a leading role in meeting rising global food production needs responsibly through investments in agriculture research across a variety of disciplines. ...
01 December 2016
Certification Would Ensure Quality Welfare During Cattle Transport
Following best practices will improve welfare of cattle and provide economic benefits in dairy and beef transportation, according to a new article in The Professional Animal Scientist....
23 November 2016
Chief Vets Highlight GB Cattle Health, Welfare Progress
UK - The latest state-of-the-industry report examining the health and welfare of cattle in Great Britain has identified significant progress across key areas of mastitis, lameness and longevity, and for the first time looks in depth at the issues facing...
26 October 2016
NZ Dairy Industry Hit by Further Calf Abuse Allegations
NEW ZEALAND - New undercover videos suggesting bobby calf mistreatment have been released by animal welfare organisation Farmwatch, which the organisation says shows nothing has changed in the year since its last investigation into the issue....
19 October 2016
Wales' New Bovine TB Plan Targets High-Risk Areas
WALES, UK - A new approach to eradicating bovine TB was announced by the Welsh government yesterday, using tailored measures for Low, Intermediate and High TB areas....
18 October 2016
Botswana Starts Shooting Stray Zimbabwean Cattle
AFRICA - Botswana police have started shooting to death cattle owned by Zimbabweans that stray into their territory, a radical step announced six months ago as Gaborone scales up its fight against foot and mouth disease, writes Ian Nkala....
Chief Veterinary Officer Highlights Official Vet Welfare Role
UK - The importance of the Official Veterinarian (OV) in safeguarding animal welfare and sharing best practice was highlighted in the address made by Nigel Gibbens, Chief Veterinary Officer, at the annual OV Conference, which took place on 29 and 30 September...
17 October 2016
GRSB Conference Continues Sustainable Beef Conversation
ANALYSIS - Nearly 225 beef value chain stakeholders from 15 countries around the world participated in seminars and moderated discussions focused on advocating for continuous improvement in the global beef value chain during the 2016 Global Conference...
21 September 2016
Cash Flow Warnings as Northern Ireland's Cattle Forced Indoors After Bad Weather
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Ulster Farmers’ Union president, Barclay Bell, has warned that many farmers in Northern Ireland are facing a long winter – with all the cash flow implications that has for businesses already under pressure because of poor prices....
19 September 2016
UK Government Sets Targets to Cut Antibiotic Use in Farming
UK - The UK's government has pledged to continue the fight against antimicrobial resistance to drugs by working together with other countries to create a global strategy to tackle the problem and investing in research to find new antibiotic substances....
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