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21 September 2020
Economist reviews shocks to beef industry with implications for prices ahead
The beef cattle industry has already experienced three big “shocks” this year and the effects are ongoing, but have been blunted to some extent, according to a Kansas State University agricultural economist....
18 September 2020
Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut tests susceptibility of cattle to COVID-19
The origin and transmission routes of SARS-CoV-2 have not yet been fully elucidated scientifically. To better understand the potential role of farm animals in the corona pandemic, the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI) on the island of Riems conducts...
17 September 2020
Did coronavirus impact UK dairy trade?
The coronavirus pandemic has inevitably had an impact on global trade, with IHS Markit dubbing April-June 2020 “the worst quarter in trade on record”. ...
16 September 2020
Experts discuss risk factors and treatment options for pre-weaning pneumonia
When talking to ranchers about cattle health concerns in the summer, fly control and pinkeye will often come to mind, but one condition that can lead to calf death is pre-weaning pneumonia....
14 September 2020
CME update: live cattle futures rise as shifts in pork market could mean increased consumption of beef
Traders report that increased sales of US pork to China could push up prices, spurring US consumers to buy more beef....
Smithfield Foods in the crosshairs for failing to protect workers from COVID-19
The US Labour Department has cited Smithfield Foods for failing to protect employees during the coronavirus pandemic....
Parasite risk high in the UK after summer weather
Cattle farmers are being advised to get on top of parasites at housing to prevent any production losses, after a warm and wet summer, may have led to an increased risk of mixed worm burdens across the UK....
11 September 2020
UK extends badger cull to 11 new areas, angering activists
The UK government has issued badger control licences for 11 new areas of England in a bid to control bovine TB - campaigners say the decision is a "huge betrayal of public trust". ...
10 September 2020
Play it safe at UK livestock marts as Autumn sales get underway
Farmers are being urged to strictly observe public health physical distancing guidelines as the Autumn sales in Scotland’s livestock marts get underway. ...
06 September 2020
Detect coccidiosis before it causes scour in autumn calves
Detecting and treating coccidiosis in beef calves before it causes scour can avoid damage to the gut and prevent ongoing impacts to performance, including reduced weaning weights....
04 September 2020
UK government gives more funding for bovine TB research
The new projects will develop tools to enable faster detection and diagnosis of bovine TB. ...
28 August 2020
Scottish vets try to gauge the prevalence of Mycoplasma bovis on farms
The study aims to find out the prevalence of Mycoplasma Bovis in Scottish dairy herds. ...
26 August 2020
Reader Q&A: why has China suspended imports from some foreign meat processors?
Reuters has responded to reader questions regarding China’s recent spate of import suspensions from foreign meat processing plants with reported COVID-19 infections....
18 August 2020
Shenzhen adds more coronavirus tests for frozen food imports
The Chinese port city of Shenzhen now requires additional tests on frozen meat and seafood after detecting traces of COVID-19 on food imports last week....
New study reveals the true cost of worms to UK cattle farmers
A study published in the journal Preventive Veterinary Medicine estimates that UK livestock farmers lose £270 million each year due to parasitic worm infections. ...
17 August 2020
COVID-19: animal disease detectives being trained across SE Asia, Pacific
Project work in 11 countries funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will aim to prevent spread of zoonotic and animal diseases. Associate Professor Navneet Dhand from Veterinary Science leads the multi-agency program.q...
15 August 2020
WHO downplays infection risk after Chinese officials detect COVID-19 in frozen food imports
Two cities in China have detected traces of the novel coronavirus in containers of imported frozen food. The WHO believes the risk of the virus entering the Chinese food chain remains low....
University of Edinburgh hopes to develop trypanosomiasis test
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute are developing new methods to tackle trypanosomiasis, a parasitic infection that kills millions of cattle each year....
14 August 2020
Multiple meat plants in Argentina suspend exports to China over coronavirus fears
Seven Argentine meat processing plants are temporarily halting exports to China due to registered cases of COVID-19 among meat plant workers....
08 August 2020
APHIS needs information on sources for disease test kits
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released a sources sought notice in hopes of gathering information on the supplies of test kits for major livestock diseases. ...
06 August 2020
India’s doctors call for stricter meat industry rules to prevent future pandemics
In a letter sent to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, 100 doctors associated with the WHO One Health initiative seek a ban on wet markets and closures of abattoirs that do not follow safety guidelines....
05 August 2020
Australia pledges $1.8 million for Q fever vaccine research
Australia's National Farmers' Federation welcomes government announcement of $1.8 million for trials of an updated Q fever vaccine. ...
03 August 2020
Ecological Control of Pasture Flies
Farmers that raise animals know that June is when flies start to be a nuisance, and by July, if a control program is not in place, production losses occur. The information from this pasture walk will help farmers put a fly control program into place....
Purdue University developing rapid sensor tech for BRD in cattle
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD), one of the most prevalent and costly illnesses in the beef and dairy industries, accounts for about half of all feedlot deaths in North America and costs producers as much as $900 million a year. Quickly diagnosing the...
31 July 2020
China orders regular COVID-19 tests at wholesale markets
China has asked local authorities to carry out regular coronavirus tests at wholesale markets as part of a holistic strategy to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic....
29 July 2020
UK vets turn to behavioural science to curb bovine TB
A new report issued by the British Veterinary Association sets out a new approach to tackle bovine TB. ...
24 July 2020
UK Government greenlights field trials for bovine TB vaccine
The field trials are the culmination of 20 years of research by government scientists in the UK....
Pirbright scientists shed new light on FMD virus evolution
New research from The Pirbright Institute has shown that different populations of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) swap sections of genetic material at a far higher rate than originally thought. ...
 
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