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24 August 2021
Experts at BCRC respond to cattle rancher's drought questions
Canada's Beef Cattle Research Council recently hosted a webinar that allowed beef producers to ask drought-related questions to a panel of nutrition and animal health experts. ...
US farmers and ranchers brace for tropical storm Henri
The US Department of Agriculture is reminding American communities in the path of storm Henri that post-disaster assistance is available....
23 August 2021
New research finds dramatic decrease in antibiotic use for animals in the EU
A new report from the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA), European Medicines Agency (EMA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) finds that the EU's use of antibiotics in food-producing animals is now lower than it is in humans....
20 August 2021
UK moves one step closer towards controlling bovine TB after expanding advisory service
A significant step forward has been made to reduce the spread of TB with the expansion of a service offering farmers free biosecurity advice to protect their herds....
19 August 2021
GPS monitoring could help with disease intervention and prevention
A new study from Tanzania finds that using GPS to monitor cattle herds can facilitate targeted interventions that could reduce the burden of livestock diseases. ...
18 August 2021
UK issues new rules on maximum journey times when transporting farm animals
The new rules, which also include allowances for more headroom, follow a UK-wide push to improve the conditions and welfare for livestock during transport....
16 August 2021
Canada moves to support cattle ranchers battling wildfires and droughts
Canada increases AgriRecovery funding to $500 million to support farmers facing extreme weather. ...
10 August 2021
Changes in UK's Red Tractor standards provide opportunity to act on BVD
New plans to take more active control of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) through Red Tractor assurance have been welcomed by CHECS chair Abi Reader, who says UK beef and dairy farmers now have a huge opportunity to boost profitability and reputation by working...
02 August 2021
Taming heat stress - climate change adaptation of dairy, pig sectors in Uganda
Global heat stress is a growing problem that stands to impact health, livelihoods and the very food we eat. While high temperatures and heat waves can occur under normal weather conditions, with climate change they are becoming more severe, last longer...
28 July 2021
BovINE: Societal pact addresses sustainability of French livestock sector
In recent years, the livestock sector’s social license to operate has been challenged by concerns that its impact on the environment is too great. In France, an inter-professional group, Interbev, proactively addresses societal concerns by bringing...
23 July 2021
Canada takes action to support drought-impacted farmers and ranchers
the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced concrete measures the Government of Canada is taking to deliver the necessary support and resources for producers in areas affected by extreme weather....
22 July 2021
Tyson Foods integrates the five domains of animal welfare across its global operations
Originally announced in the company’s FY19 Sustainability Report, the transition enables a more robust approach to welfare assessment....
21 July 2021
Red Tractor revises farm standards to equip British agriculture for the future
Red Tractor, the UK’s largest and most comprehensive food assurance scheme, has shared how it has listened to feedback and outlined what is changing in its revised farm standards from November....
Get the flock out: How farmers save livestock from natural disasters
Article taken from Heifer International; read more and or support their causes at Heifer.org...
EU farming unions lobby for producers affected by recent catastrophic floods
Copa and Cogeca met Slovenian Presidency and call for continuation of CAP work and swift action in helping those affected by floods....
19 July 2021
HealthyLife research grant awarded to heat stress dairy project
Dr. Tom Chamberlain, veterinarian and owner of Chalcombe Consultancy, is recipient of a HealthyLife research grant awarded by Trouw Nutrition, the animal health division of Nutreco. Dr. Chamberlain’s grant of €10,000 was awarded for his project, “Raising...
14 July 2021
AHDB steps up lameness support across Wales
Welsh dairy farmers will get more access to lameness advice and support thanks to an increase in the number of trained experts....
13 July 2021
Lameness could cost dairy farmers up to £13,600 a year in decreased milk yield
Early detection is key for dairy farmers to stay on top of lameness cases and prevent the impact being seen in the bulk tank, particularly those milking on a robotic system....
RH&W unveils bold plans to eradicate BVD and sheep scab by 2031
The livestock industry has set out bold ambitions to eradicate sheep scab and Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) by 2031, among other goals, following a Ruminant Health and Welfare (RH&W) workshop held on 29 June....
British public want food and farming standards to be protected in future trade deals
Champion and protect British food in trade deals, British public say in new opinion polling. ...
08 July 2021
Pain management is quickest route to improved welfare
Increased use of pain management would offer immediate opportunities to improve ruminant welfare across the UK at little extra cost, according to views captured at a recent workshop, writes Ruth Wills....
07 July 2021
Global Roundtable Commits to Reduce Net Global Warming Impact of Beef 30% by 2030
The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB), announced the launch of its global sustainability goals – commitments to advance and improve the sustainability of the global beef value chain. Established by GRSB, the goals will be led and implemented...
UK begins field trials for BCG vaccine and bovine TB skin test
World’s first clinical field trials of the BCG vaccine and DIVA skin test launched on a cattle farm in Hertfordshire, England....
UK Government updates its Agricultural Transition Plan
Farmers will be able to earn up to £70 per hectare for actions to improve the health of their soil and livestock farmers will be eligible for a free vet-led annual health and welfare review, Environment Secretary confirmed in an update on the government’s...
06 July 2021
Blistering temperatures across the Northwestern US threaten animals, farmers and workers
The Northwestern United States experienced some of the hottest temperatures on record last week, putting crops, livestock, farmers and workers in danger, says the National Farmers Union (NFU)....
03 July 2021
Nuffield Scholar highlights the impact of farm building design on both animals and humans
Longley Farm estate manager and Nuffield Scholar Chris Harrap has published his Nuffield Farming report titled ‘“We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us” – an environmental psychology study of livestock buildings and how design affects...
02 July 2021
OIE celebrates 10 years since eradicating rinderpest
The OIE and iD4D are emphasizing the value of vaccines at it marks the global eradication of rinderpest ten years ago. ...
29 June 2021
EU farming unions voice support for proposed animal welfare labelling system
Copa and Cogeca have welcomed proposed labelling conditions for the Commission's Animal Welfare platform, saying that the proposals reflect the diversity of livestock farming within the EU....
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