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27 March 2009
View news from Argentina OIE Confer on Animal Identification and Traceability
ARGENTINA - The OIE and its Members move forward on the global implementation of animal identification and product traceability “from the farm to the fork” at the close of the OIE International Conference on Animal Identification and Traceability...
26 March 2009
View news from Argentina Argentina Adopts Fixed Time AI Technology
ARGENTINA - South American cattle producers have embraced fixed-time artificial insemination (FTAI) technology enabling them to adopt cost-effective, large-scale artificial breeding programs achieving 50-55 per cent pregnancy rates....
24 February 2009
View news from Argentina Farmers Meet with Government Over Strike
ARGENTINA - Argentinean farmers have agreed to meet the government to dispute the current strike and boycott....
06 February 2009
View news from Argentina Argentina Changes FMD Vaccination Programme
ARGENTINA - The Argentine food safety and animal health authority, Senasa, is to change it foot and mouth disease vaccination plan for 2010....
29 January 2009
View news from Argentina Argentina Beefs up its Lotfeeding Industry
AUSTRALIA - The Argentinean government has announced an initiative to promote the growth of its feedlots and grainfed beef production for export....
19 January 2009
View news from Argentina Drought Decimates Argentinean Cattle Industry
ARGENTINA - Argentina's beef industry and wheat and corn production have been devastated by the country's most severe drought since 1961, which has also affected agriculture in neighboring Uruguay, Paraguay and southern Brazil....
15 January 2009
View news from Argentina Argentinean Empire Sold on to Russia
ARGENTINA - William Hayes, a former Devon slaughterman who built up a beef empire in Argentina, has just sold his company to a Russian firm of meat traders "for a considerable sum of money"....
05 January 2009
View news from Argentina Cow Crime Crackdown: DNA Guides the Way
ARGENTINA - Cattle rustlers in Argentina may face a new threat to their illicit trade by proposals to use genetic tests to aid police investigations....
30 December 2008
View news from Argentina 12 Million Cattle Now in Feed-Lots
ARGENTINA - The government of Argentina is financing the building of five major feedlots, each with a capacity of 40,000 head. These yards are tailored for dairy bull calves to take them on for young steer beef....
11 December 2008
View news from Argentina Bright Future for Argentine Beef Exports
ARGENTINA - Beef exports from Argentina should be in the region of 500,000 tons for 2009, the volume however will depend, on the government policies in regard to exports....
08 December 2008
View news from Argentina Lowering the Peso to Raise Cattle Returns
ARGENTINA - Argentina’s industrial and beef sectors are demanding the government lower the value of the Argentine peso to improve exports and overcome the economic crisis....
05 December 2008
View news from Argentina Dairy Worker Dies in Strike
ARGENTINA - One man was dead an 10 others injured, during an attack made by protesters against dairy workers protesting in Rosario on Wednesday. ...
03 December 2008
View news from Argentina Land of Lush Patures Turns to Feedlots
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - Argentina's fame as a home for happy cows wandering the lush pastures of the Pampas is being challenged as an increasing number of cattle are being crowded into feedlots for the last months of their lives before being served...
28 November 2008
View news from Argentina Farmers Meet in Argentina
ARGENTINA - The members of the farm associations liaison committee, met with the vice president on Wednesday to analyze the situation in the farm sector. ...
07 November 2008
View news from Argentina Argentine Cow Clones May Help Boost Milk Output
ARGENTINA - Scientists in Arentina have been able to boost milk production by injecting cows with growth hormones derived from genetically modified clones....
06 October 2008
View news from Argentina Argentina Back on Strike
ARGENTINA - The farmers grain and cattle boycott of sales, began in earnest in Argentina on Friday morning, the FAA farmers association held roadside rallies, as part of the protest against the governments lack of response to their demands....
02 October 2008
View news from Argentina Argentina May Import Beef by 2012
ARGENTINA - According to a report from the Argentine Regional Consortia of Agriculture organisation, Argentina may be forced to import beef by 2012. ...
30 September 2008
View news from Argentina Argentina Considers Road Protest and Export Ban
ARGENTINA - The farmers who staged an epic four month ban on exports, from March to July of this year, may resume beef and grain sales boycotts, in an attempt to force President Kirchner to address their new demands. ...
19 September 2008
View news from Argentina Argentinian Beef with Political Intervention
ARGENTINA - Despite of an excellent beef producing climate, Argentinian beef may soon become a thing of the past, due to the continual hampering of political intervention and harmful rules....
15 September 2008
View news from Argentina Argentine Beef Plants Struggle With Permits
ARGENTINA - The Argentine beef plants are still having problems obtaining beef export permits from the Department of Agriculture, ONCCA. ...
29 August 2008
View news from Argentina Argentinian Ranching Heritage Dwindles
ARGENTINA - Analysts are alarmed that Argentinian breeding cows are being sold for slaughter in the country's largest market, fearing that the move might see Argentinian ranchers disappear one day soon....
21 July 2008
View news from Argentina Argentinean Slaughter Down But Cow Kills High
ARGENTINA - Argentinean beef production reached 1.2 million tonnes (carcase weight) between January and May this year, a 3.2 per cent fall compared with the same period in 2007 according to statistics from the Argentinean National Agricultural Trade Control...
21 April 2008
View news from Argentina Boost for Argentine Animal Health and Food Safety
ARGENTINA - The Argentine food safety authority, Senasa, is to receive US$300 million from the government and Inter-American Development Bank to strengthen its quality control processes....
04 April 2008
View news from Argentina Cattle Return to Argentine Market After Strike
ARGENTINA - Cattle entered Argentina's main livestock market after a two-week absence on Thursday, as ranchers ended a strike that had left butchers' counters bare in a country where steak is a staple, traders said. ...
18 February 2008
View news from Argentina Soy Displaces Cattle as Main Farm Activity in Argentina
ARGENTINA - Soy beans has become the main commodity of Argentina’s rich farmland displacing other traditional industries such as cattle breeding and dairy farming, according to studies and statistics from the country’s main breeders organization the...
21 January 2008
View news from Argentina Argentine Beef back on Menu as Economy Thrives
ARGENTINA - A few years ago, an economic crisis and soaring steak prices made beef a luxury for many Argentines. But beef is back on menus again, raising fears stagnant production will not be able to keep pace with demand, Reuters research reports. ...
11 January 2008
View news from Argentina Dairy Farmers Aggrieved in Argentinia
ARGENTINA - The latest series of Argentinian protests by agricultural associations have been led by Dairy farmers, despite the record high prices for farm products....
13 December 2007
View news from Argentina Argentina `Sacrifices' Cows Over Price Caps
ARGENTINA - Argentine farmers plan to "sacrifice" some dairy cows tomorrow to protest government price controls on milk in a challenge to newly elected President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. ...
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