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09 May 2016
View news from Global Researchers Use CT Scans to Determine Carcass Composition
SPAIN - Researchers at the IRTA institute in Catalonia are using computerised tomography (CT) scans to determine fat, muscle, and bone composition in animals or their carcasses, in a move which could help the meat industry save time and money....
06 May 2016
View news from United States US Beef Exports Performing Well in Key Asian Markets
US - March 2016 exports of US beef increased year-over-year in volume, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff Programme....
05 May 2016
View news from Canada 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....
04 May 2016
View news from United States USDA Gives $6 Million for Antimicrobial Resistance Research
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the availability of $6 million to fund research to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR). ...
03 May 2016
View news from United States CoBank: US Dairy Producers Bolster Margins through Genetics
ANALYSIS - Due to the record-high beef prices in 2014-15, calf and cull cow sales provided a significant boost to dairies' margins, but this bonanza has ended, and dairies are looking to genetics to bolster their margins, according to CoBank's latest...
28 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom More Transparency Needed in Supply Chain to Create Fairness
ANALYSIS - More needs to be done to ensure more transparency in the supply chain in the UK to produce greater fairness for farmers, processors and retailers....
View news from Global Research: Chelated Zn, Cu, Mn Improve Lameness in Dairy Cows
ANALYSIS - Not only is lameness a crucial welfare issue on modern dairies, incidence of lameness can result in serious economic losses to dairy producers, writes Heather Tucker, PhD, Research Scientist in Ruminant Nutrition at Novus International. ...
26 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom How Much Water Does it Take to Produce Meat?
ANALYSIS - As the demand for meat grows around the world and production rises, the pressure on global water resources is also growing, writes Chris Harris....
22 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom Improving Silage Quality Offers More Profitable Future for Milk Producers
UK - Forage-based dairying underpinned by quality grass silage offers many mainstream UK milk producers a profitable future and a solution to volatile market conditions....
21 April 2016
View news from United States Decrease Dairy Cleaning Costs with Table Salt and Tap Water
US - A safer option for cleaning milking systems on dairy farms may also decrease cleaning time and cost, according to a team of Penn State engineers....
20 April 2016
View news from Germany Livestock Waste Converted into More Useful Products in Pilot Plant
GERMANY - In regions with intensive livestock production, manure management is a problem, but a new plant presenting research results this June is showing promise in converting manure into useful products....
19 April 2016
View news from Global CoBank: How Low Can Dairy Prices Go?
ANALYSIS - While the cure for low prices may well be low prices, the key question is how low must prices go before the cure takes effect....
18 April 2016
View news from Global Southern African Countries Work to Control Foot and Mouth at Borders
SOUTHERN AFRICA - To curb the spread of foot and mouth disease (FMD) from Zimbabwe, Botswana in 2003 started a massive project to erect a 2, 4-metre high electric fence to run 813 km along their common border, writes Ian Nkala....
15 April 2016
View news from Ireland Lactic Acid Preventing Irish Manufactured Beef Exports to the US
IRELAND - Figures released by the Department of Agriculture indicate that just under 700t of Irish beef valued at €6 million were exported to the US in the first quarter of this year, writes Eoin McCarthy....
14 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom Hoof Care Tips Part 3: Take Action with Early and Effective Treatment
ANALYSIS - In the third and final part of this video series, vet Roger Blowey discusses the important actions to take when cattle are showing early signs of hoof problems....
13 April 2016
View news from United States CoBank: Protein Markets Benefit from Low Feed Costs, But Supplies, Exports Are Concern
ANALYSIS - The animal protein and dairy industries continue to benefit from lower feed costs, but building protein supplies and weak export markets are a concern, according to CoBank’s quarterly economic report....
12 April 2016
View news from United States American Beef, Dairy Farmers Urge TPP Passage
US - 225 food and agricultural companies and associations have sent a letter to members of Congress calling for a swift vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership....
11 April 2016
View news from Germany Reducing Food Waste Could Help Mitigate Climate Change
GERMANY - About a tenth of overall global greenhouse-gas emissions from agriculture could be traced back to food waste by mid-century, a new study shows....
08 April 2016
View news from United States US Dairy Export Obstacles Highlighted in New Report
US - Hindrances to dairy imports continue in key markets, according to a new report from the Office of the US Trade Representative....
07 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom Hoof Care Tips Part 2: How Does Hoof Damage Occur?
ANALYSIS - In this video, vet Roger Blowey discusses how cows' feet can become damaged, leading to serious welfare issues if treatment is not implemented quickly enough....
06 April 2016
View news from Global Dairy Consumption Predicted to Show Steady Growth
GLOBAL - The global dairy market outlook will remain weak throughout 2016, but with more upward pressure on prices as we head into 2017, according to the Rabobank Global Dairy Quarterly Q1 2016 report....
05 April 2016
View news from United States Soil Testing Essential to Kick-Start Pasture Improvement
US - Producers thinking about pasture improvement should start by testing the soil, says Jim Camberato, Purdue Extension soil fertility specialist....
04 April 2016
View news from Global Brazil's Beef Exports to Rise as China Doubles Volume
ANALYSIS – Despite domestic challenges, South America's beef exporters are set to increase exports by an estimated 11 per cent in 2016, according to the Rabobank global beef quarterly report....
01 April 2016
View news from Australia Rare Genetic Disorder in Cows Could be More Common than Thought
AUSTRALIA - A rare disorder in purebred and crossbred cattle could become more widespread if not properly controlled....
31 March 2016
View news from United Kingdom Hoof Care Tips Part 1: Hoof Structures
ANALYSIS - Hoof care is an extremely important consideration for farmers, as hoof defects have a serious impact on health and welfare, further affecting profitability....
30 March 2016
View news from Global Improving Farming Boosts Peace Efforts
GLOBAL - Improving food security can help build sustainable peace and even ward off looming conflict, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told members of the United Nations Security Council....
29 March 2016
View news from Global Industry Insights: Global Trends in Ag Equipment
ANALYSIS - While the underlying trend in agricultural equipment has been Tier 4 final solutions, a diversified customer base and a growing population's sustainable use of natural resources, specifically water, are key drivers of the global market....
24 March 2016
View news from Australia Dairy Cow Fertility Trends Improve
AUSTRALIA - After 20 years of declining dairy cow fertility, the genetic trend has turned around and improved every year since 2011 year. ...
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