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21 June 2021
Be vigilant for coccidiosis in calves around weaning
As the warmer summer weather dries out ground soaked by the heavy UK rainfall during May, cattle producers are being urged to be vigilant for any coccidiosis outbreaks in calves around weaning....
USDA likely to reinstate organic animal welfare protections
The USDA has announced that it will be reinstating animal welfare standards on farms producing organic meat governed by the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule. ...
15 June 2021
Australia touts “great win” in UK’s first post-Brexit trade deal
Britain and Australia have agreed a trade deal after talks between their prime ministers ironed out outstanding issues, Australian Minister for Trade Dan Tehan said on Tuesday 15 June....
Don't sign the UK-Australia trade deal, says RSPCA
The UK's RSPCA is urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to stop a trade deal with Australia that could see the UK importing food raised at lower animal welfare standards....
12 June 2021
UK survey shows a shrinking gap between the views of farmers and the public
New research from SRUC compares attitudes of farmers and the wider public to farm animal health and welfare and finds more similarities than expected....
10 June 2021
Canada to provide support for livestock producers who are contending with dry conditions on pasture
The governments of Canada and the province of Manitoba will provide cattle producers with funding options to address dry conditions on pasture. ...
09 June 2021
Crackdown on livestock worrying in England and Wales
New measures to crack down on livestock worrying are to be introduced in England and Wales through the Kept Animals Bill introduced to Parliament on 8 June. ...
Nuffield Farming report explores nutritional strategies to combat antimicrobial resistance in livestock
Veterinary Surgeon and Trouw Nutrition Ireland Technical Manager Mark Little NSch 2019 has published his Nuffield Farming report titled "Feeding for Heath – Combating Antimicrobial Resistance", sponsored by The Thomas Henry Foundation....
UK government introduces new protections for livestock in second Animal Welfare Bill
New powers increase protections for farm animals will be introduced in legislation, further cementing the UK's leadership in animal welfare....
02 June 2021
OIE recognizes Canada as having negligible risk for BSE
Minister Bibeau has welcomed the announcement that Canada is at negligible risk for BSE, saying that Canada has a strong and safe beef production system. ...
01 June 2021
RSPCA Australia publishes new welfare standards for dairy calves
The release of the RSPCA’s revised animal welfare Standard for dairy calves means forward-thinking brands and producers have an opportunity to be the first to offer RSPCA Approved veal or beef to the Australian market....
31 May 2021
UK sets out new Bovine TB control strategy, but faces criticism from NFU
The UK government's next phase of bovine TB control focuses on developing a TB vaccine for cattle, increasing badger vaccination and will end intensive badger culls after 2022, but the National Farmers Union says that the measures could undo the UK's...
28 May 2021
UK ruminant sector identifies key disease priorities after survey
Ruminant Health & Welfare (RH&W) has announced the results to its nationwide "grassroots" survey of farmers, stock people and vets on priority livestock diseases and syndromes....
27 May 2021
Coalition of US farm groups defend move to delist grey wolf
A coalition of agriculture and forestry groups — including the American Farm Bureau Federation, the American Forest Resources Council, the American Sheep Industry Association, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and the Public Lands Council...
26 May 2021
BBFAW prepares for a new decade of animal welfare action
The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) is gearing up for a new decade of animal welfare improvements through higher food industry standards....
24 May 2021
UN bodies set up “One Health” panel to advise on animal disease risks
The World Health Organization and three other international bodies have formed a team of experts to help develop a global plan to prevent the spread of diseases from animals to humans....
18 May 2021
"Test Don't Guess" to control roundworm and liver fluke in ruminants
A new animation from the Moredun Institute showcases "Test Don't Guess", a fun way to learn about parasite monitoring to improve livestock health and performance. ...
17 May 2021
Newly introduced UK legislation formally recognizes animal sentience
The UK's proposed Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill will formally recognize that animals are sentient beings and establish a committee that considers animal welfare when making policy decisions....
16 May 2021
RABI encourages farmers to take #5for5 this Mental Health Awareness Week
As Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 kicks off, RABI is asking the farming community to try to find time to take five minutes to reach out to five friends and check how they’re getting on....
14 May 2021
UK livestock disease research center receives funding boost
Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) to invest £500,000 to upgrade its research facilities at St Boswells....
13 May 2021
UK NFU calls for strengthened trade standards as part of Action Plan for Animal Welfare
The National Farmers Union has welcomed the recent raft of animal welfare measures proposed by the government, but says that the improved standards should apply to both imported and domestic goods. ...
12 May 2021
UK to ban live animal exports for slaughter as part of welfare plan
Britain said on 12 May it would ban the live export of animals for slaughter and fattening, explore prohibiting the sale of foie gras and formally recognize animals as sentient beings as part of a post-Brexit welfare plan....
05 May 2021
Pirbright researchers hope to tackle cattle disease with two new projects
The Pirbright Institute has earmarked €3.5 million for two projects designed to improve pig and cattle health. ...
03 May 2021
CHECS to change Johne's disease testing rules
Changes to Johne’s disease testing protocols which may affect subsequent herd Risk Levels have been announced by CHECS, which sets industry standards for cattle disease control across UK and Ireland....
Understanding teenagers in the dairy herd
Just like teenagers, cows are influenced by the group around them and need to be given choices, independence and rules. ...
29 April 2021
Idaho lawmakers pass bill to kill most of state's wolf population
Idaho lawmakers have approved a bill authorizing the state to kill up to 90% of its wolf population, a measure championed by farmers and cattle ranchers that will become law if signed by the governor in the coming days....
Veterinary groups warn that global animal health is being overlooked in the fight against pandemics
As part of World Vet Day on 24 April, Brooke Veterinary Group joined a number of international organizations calling for additional investment in animal health and welfare. ...
23 April 2021
UK researchers are learning more about lumpy skin disease in cattle
Researchers at the Pirbright Institute are determining which insects vector lumpy skin disease, an emerging cattle virus. ...
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