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22 June 2017
New Sensors Could Enable More Affordable Detection of Pollution, Diseases
US - When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated....
21 June 2017
Romania Reports Anthrax Outbreak
ROMANIA - The Romanian veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of Anthrax in Botosani....
20 June 2017
Belarus Looking to Export Broiler, Beef and Dairy to China
BELARUS - Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats said that broiler farms in Belarus plan to pass certification to supply products to the Chinese market....
Imported Cattle: No Sale Without Medical Checkup
BANGLADESH - The authorities concerned at a meeting took a decision not to sell imported cattle in any local market across the country before conducting medical checkups of the cattle....
19 June 2017
Iran Shows Appetite for Belarus' Dairy, Meat Products
BELARUS - Iran is interested in importing Belarus' dairy and meat products, as reported by Belarus Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Marinich....
Zimbabwe to Import Beef from Namibia
ZIMBABWE - Livestock farming is now in dire straits, with Zimbabwe looking to import beef from Namibia as the country’s national herd has been severely depleted due to droughts and the foot and mouth disease....
15 June 2017
Cattle Producers Win More Flexibility on Biosecurity Requirements
AUSTRALIA - Queensland cattle producers will now have an extra three months to prepare biosecurity plans after Animal Health Australia and the Cattle Council of Australia agreed to be flexible on new requirements for managing Johne’s disease....
14 June 2017
Russia Reports Lumpy Skin Disease Outbreak
RUSSIA - Dr Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister at the Russian Ministry of Agriculture has reported an outbreak of lumpy skin disease at Dergachevsky in Saratov Oblast....
13 June 2017
Ministry Urges Farmers to Tag, Trace Cattle
JAMAICA - As part of its continuing implementation of the National Animal Identification and Traceability System (NAITS), the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has intensified its national appeal to cattle farmers to ensure that...
07 June 2017
New Guide Helps Producers Reduce Livestock Losses
UK - A new guide has been developed to help beef and sheep producers use disease information recorded during inspection at the abattoir as a tool for assessing the health and welfare of their livestock on farm....
05 June 2017
Are You Testing Bulls for Trichomoniasis?
ANALYSIS - Trichomoniasis, also known as Trich, can be devastating to a beef operation. Diagnostic testing can help monitor bulls and significantly reduce the spread of the disease. ...
Merck Animal Health Calls For World Rabies Day Awards Submissions
For the second consecutive year, Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) will be recognizing individuals and organizations who work to prevent rabies in their communities through the World Rabies Day Awards....
02 June 2017
IFA: Mercosur Negotiations Can't Continue in Light of Brazilian Meat Scandal
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said has said that, based on the most recent revelations regarding political and administrative corruption at the highest levels in the Brazilian meat industry and Government, it is not credible for the...
Report: Federal, State Collaboration Urged to Address Brucellosis Transmission
US - Efforts to control brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA) should focus on reducing the risk of transmission from elk, which are now viewed as the primary source of the infection in new cases occurring in cattle and domestic bison, says...
30 May 2017
Bluetongue: UK Farmers Urged to be Vigilant as Cattle Test Positive in Northern France
UK - Farmers are being urged to be vigilant for signs of Bluetongue virus (BTV) and consider vaccinating their livestock after BTV-8 was detected in cattle in a previously disease-free area of northern France....
Monty Reigns Supreme at Beef Expo 17
UK - The prestigious annual Beef Event, the Beef Expo, took place the week before last at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire. ...
29 May 2017
What to Take Away from Canada’s Vast Agriculture Survey
CANADA - Canada’s agricultural industry received its five-yearly health check this month, with the publication of the 2016 Census of Canadian Agriculture – an incredibly detailed and comprehensive insight into the country’s farming sector. Angela...
26 May 2017
IFA Meets EU Commissioner on Brazilian Meat Scandal
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods met the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis in Dublin this week and reiterated the IFA’s strong views on the Brazilian meat scandal....
Beef + Lamb NZ Welcomes Budget Biosecurity Investment
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ), on behalf of sheep and beef farmers, has welcomed the Government’s additional investment in biosecurity, announced in the Budget yesterday....
25 May 2017
Pakistan Values Partnership with OIE for Livestock Development, Says Minister
FRANCE - Pakistan greatly values its partnership with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) for its livestock development, disease control and overall poverty alleviation....
MOC: China to Expand Imports from US
CHINA - China will increase imports from the United States in wide-ranging areas including agricultural products, energy and high-tech equipment, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Thursday....
18 May 2017
Ruby to Lead Passport Food Safety Solutions' PassTrac Analytics
GLOBAL – Today, Passport® Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced the addition of a new industry professional to lead PassTrac Analytics....
17 May 2017
AgForce Welcomes Decision on NT Cattle Movements
AUSTRALIA - Queensland primary producers will be able to more easily move cattle through the Northern Territory after the NT Government agreed to revise biosecurity requirements for the management of Bovine Johne’s Disease, AgForce said today....
15 May 2017
Researchers Develop Low-tech Method for Environmental Sampling of Campylobacter
UK - A team of researchers from the United Kingdom has developed a novel method for assessing human/pathogen interactions in the natural environment, using citizen scientists wearing boot socks over their shoes during walks in the countryside. In the...
Unknown Disease Kills Cattle
BANGLADESH - At least 25 cattle have died at different villages in Thanchi upazila ('sub-district') of the district in the last three days due to an unknown disease, creating panic among the local farmers....
10 May 2017
Rising Temperatures Threaten Stability of Tibetan Alpine Grasslands
TIBET, CHINA - A warming climate could affect the stability of alpine grasslands in Asia's Tibetan Plateau, threatening the ability of farmers and herders to maintain the animals that are key to their existence, and potentially upsetting the ecology of...
09 May 2017
Right R&D Investments 'Good Bets' for Climate, Economies, Say Researchers
GLOBAL - Investing in new ways of utility-scale electricity storage and capturing carbon to store underground should be a priority for governments aiming to meet the greenhouse gas and 'green energy' targets set out in the Paris Agreement despite shrinking...
04 May 2017
Ugandan Cattle Markets Closed Over FMD
UGANDA - Authorities in the cattle corridor districts of Lyantonde, Sembabule and Kiruhura have announced a quarantine on the slaughter, sale and movement of cattle in the three districts following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)....
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