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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....
02 September 2016
India Considers Housing Over 5 Million Stray Cattle in Cow Shelters
INDIA - The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) of India has embarked on an ambitious plan to build cow shelters across the country to house over 5 million of its stray cattle, writes Basudev Mahapatra....
19 August 2016
CCTV in Slaughterhouses is Cost-Effective and Feasible, say Experts
UK - A new report published by a team of independent experts headed by Sheffield Hallam University Professor Ian Rotherham, has found that the cost of independent monitoring of CCTV inside England's slaughterhouses is likely to cost between £150,000...
03 August 2016
Former Contract Milker Convicted after Ramming Cow
NEW ZEALAND - A former contract milker has been banned from working in the dairy industry for 12 months for ramming a dairy cow with a quad bike, causing it severe pain and distress....
21 July 2016
Veal Calf Protection at Slaughter Improved
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced changes to improve humane handling inspections at facilities that produce veal meat....
15 July 2016
Facilities Suspended in Vietnamese Cattle Cruelty Case
VIET NAM - The Australian agriculture authorities have suspended a number of facilities in Viet Nam as part of an investigation into alleged animal cruelty involving cattle exported from Australia....
14 July 2016
NZ Farmer Fined for Cutting Teats Off Cows
NEW ZEALAND - A Taranaki contract milker has been fined close to $4,000 for amputating the teats of dairy cows by placing rubber rings on them and cutting them off with scissors....
11 July 2016
NZ Dairy Farmers Urged to Improve Bobby Calf Welfare at Calving Time
NEW ZEALAND - As the dairy industry’s spring calving kicks off, the Bobby Calf Action Group (BCAG) is reminding everyone who handles calves of the important role they have to play....
05 July 2016
Awards Recognise Dairy Welfare Progress
GLOBAL - Animal welfare group Compassion in World Farming has rewarded several top companies for their dairy cow welfare policies, in what they say is a tipping point towards better welfare....
15 June 2016
New Rules Announced to Prevent Bobby Calf Abuse in New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - The 8 organisations that formed the Bobby Calf Action Group at the end of 2015 have accelerated and added to existing measures aimed at ensuring everyone involved with bobby calves applies best practice in their handling and care....
13 June 2016
Australia Investigates Abuse of Exported Cattle at Vietnamese Abattoir
AUSTRALIA - Australian cattle exporters and government have said inhumane treatment of animals is unacceptable after footage emerged from Animals Australia of cruelty in a Vietnamese abattoir....
10 June 2016
What is the Role of Welfare in Livestock Production?
UK - Moves for a total ban on the use of antibiotics in the treatment of animals need to be reined back and vets need to be allowed to use all means available to ensure animal health and welfare....
07 June 2016
Tips for Cattle Producers to Reduce Heat Stress in Hot Weather
ANALYSIS - As summer approaches, it's important for cattle producers to make plans to help reduce stress on cattle during hot weather, according to Nebraska Extension educator Rob Eirich, who directs the Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance programme....
02 June 2016
Guilty Pleas Over Calf Abuse in New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - The man who was charged in March this year over alleged bobby calf mistreatment offences has pleaded guilty to all 10 charges....
31 May 2016
How Can You Tell if a Dairy Cow is Happy?
AUSTRALIA - According to Dr Xavier Manteca, University of Autonoma de Barcelona, who will be speaking at the Australian Veterinary Association’s (AVA) Annual Conference, dairy cattle welfare can be assessed using a range of methods....
26 May 2016
More Charges Over Calf Cruelty in New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's Ministry for Primary Industries has laid a second set of charges in relation to an investigation into alleged animal welfare offences involving bobby calves....
18 May 2016
New Project to Identify Best Practice for Larger Beef Finishing Units
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb has commissioned a three-year project investigating the health, welfare and performance of beef cattle on larger finishing units in England....
Low-Flow Sprinklers Can Cool Cows Just as Effectively
US - Dairies use intermittent sprinkler systems to cool cows in warm weather, but little experimental work has been done to determine how much water is needed to achieve beneficial effects. ...
05 May 2016
Earls Restaurants Reinstates Canadian Beef After Outcry
CANADA - Canadian restaurant chain Earls Restaurants has reinstated Canadian beef on menus after an outcry over its removal from customers and beef producers....
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