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12 June 2015
Sherrie Webb Named Animal Agriculture Alliance Chairperson
US - The Animal Agriculture Alliance Board of Directors recently elected Sherrie Webb, director of animal welfare for the National Pork Board (NPB), as chairperson of its board of directors. ...
Welfare of Dairy Cows on Small Scale Farms
EU - Factors that affect the welfare of cows on small scale dairy farms are the same as those in other systems, EFSA experts have concluded....
11 June 2015
Over 12,000 Dairy Cows to Benefit from Welfare Awards
ITALY - Compassion in World Farming celebrated the commitment of leading food businesses to improve animal welfare standards at their Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards held at the Milan Expo on 9 June, hosted by chef, writer and broadcaster, Allegra McEvedy...
10 June 2015
New Zealand Vets Helping Farm Profit
UK - A veterinarian-designed programme is helping farmers to boost their gross farm income and will be discussed at the New Zealand Veterinary Association Sheep, Beef and Deer Conference in Queenstown (3-5 June)....
EC Urged to Back Proposals to Introduce Labelling of Non-stun Slaughtered Meat
UK - The British Veterinary Association has called on the European Commission to back proposals to introduce labelling of non-stun slaughtered meat after a study of 13,500 meat consumers across 27 EU Member States found 72 per cent want information of...
03 June 2015
New Zealand Mastitis Vaccine Trial Yields “Positive” Results
NEW ZEALAND – A mastitis vaccine tried and tested in Europe is having an effect under New Zealand conditions....
02 June 2015
Large Herd Does Not Mean Worse Cow Welfare
AUSTRALIA – There is no evidence that larger herd size means compromised cow welfare, a study of Australian dairy farms has shown....
Maharashtra Gets Three Bovine Shelters
INDIA - The state of Maharashtra has got the nod from the central government for setting up three animal shelters also known as cattle centres (Gokul Gram)....
28 May 2015
Canada Supports Safe Transportation of Livestock and Poultry
CANADA - Canada has given a grant of $183,929 to the Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC) to help ensure that livestock and poultry are transported in a safe and humane manner by certified transporters....
20 May 2015
Commission to Conduct Survey on Animal Welfare
EU - The European Commission is to launch a Eurobarometer survey into animal welfare this year....
18 May 2015
Help Needed to Solve Teat Removing Condition
UK - An English veterinarian is calling for help to unravel a mystery condition in dairy cattle that can result in cattle physically removing their own teats - in extreme cases all four teats....
13 May 2015
Angus Cattle Lift Performance of Australian Brahman
AUSTRALIA - Angus cattle from temperate Australia are being successfully introduced to the arid north where they raise the game of Bos Indicus herds....
12 May 2015
Recipe for Angus, Bos Indicus Success For Northern Australia
AUSTRALIA – Cattle industry experts see no reason why Angus genetics can’t be infused into Bos Indicus herds in Australia’s arid north....
08 May 2015
Animal Welfare Amendment Bill Passes Final Reading
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s Animal Welfare Amendment Bill received unanimous support during its third and final reading in Parliament this week....
06 May 2015
Tyranny Of Distance: Making Inroads into Cattle Trucking
AUSTRALIA – A travel simulator could make major savings by re-routing thousand kilometre cattle trucking routes in northern Australia....
28 April 2015
Calf Rearing Demonstration to be Held at Livestock Event
UK - The UK’s first ever live calf rearing demonstration at an event will be featured at Livestock Event in Birmingham this year, featuring calves housed in igloos....
23 April 2015
Help for Irish Farmers to Control Johne's Disease
IRELAND - The Johne's Disease pilot control programme will expand to include more farms in Ireland, after the provision of more cash from the government....
22 April 2015
Welsh Markets to Display bTB History on Screens
Wales, UK - Livestock markets in Wales will soon be able to display the TB testing records of cattle on screens, enabling farmers to make informed buying decisions....
21 April 2015
Germany Focuses on Farm Animal Welfare
GERMANY - The German agriculture department has launched a new initiative to make animal welfare a high priority....
Only Minor Role for Bacteria in Cattle Stomach Ulcers
AUSTRIA - Bacteria play only a minor role in the development of ulcers in the fourth stomach compartment of cattle, according to new research recording stomach microbial diversity....
Managing a Cow When it's Down
AUSTRALIA - Diagnosing and treating downer cows can be a complex management problem for producers, but according to cattle veterinarians, good nursing care is the key to successful recovery....
Colombia Closer to Bovine Brucellosis Eradication
COLOMBIA - The Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) delivered a total of 900 certificates to farms that met the requirements to be recognised as free of bovine brucellosis....
20 April 2015
Organic Cows Show No More Mastitis than Conventional
UK - A comparison of conventional and organic dairy cows has led to questions over the efficacy of conventional dry cow therapy....
17 April 2015
Heifer Rearing Problems Flagged Up at Science Conference
UK - Many UK dairy cows are being culled before they pay back heifer rearing costs and standards of heifer rearing could be partly to blame, suggests recent research....
Improving Cattle Health Could Decrease Greenhouse Gas Emissions
UK - Efforts to reduce cattle greenhouse gas emissions by improved animal health could be undermined by increased herd size, according to research presented at the British Society for Animal Science conference....
15 April 2015
Predicting Calving on a Lifting Tail
GLOBAL - Tail mounted sensor systems on cows can detect the onset of calving, researchers have found....
10 April 2015
Emergency Livestock Vaccination Underway in Middle East
LEBANON - The second phase of a campaign to vaccinate livestock in Lebanon has begun, to try and prevent diseases spreading from animals brought in by Syrian refugees....
08 April 2015
Russians Learn Dutch Recipe for Cow Longevity
RUSSIA - Barn layout and design are instrumental in a six point plan for healthy cows, a cow longevity conference heard in Siberia last week....
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