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28 November 2008
View news from France BTV1 Confirmed in St Augustine
FRANCE - The confirmation of a first case of FCO BTV1 in St. Augustine in the department of Charente-Maritime causes a change in the zone BTV 1 and 8 in the department of the Vendee. ...
21 October 2008
View news from France SIAL REPORT: Brazil to Weather Economic Downturn
FRANCE - The Brazilian beef industry is expected to weather the present global economic crisis following government action to help farmers with credit....
View news from France SIAL REPORT: Uruguay Moves to Full Traceability.
FRANCE - The Uruguayan beef industry should be fully traceable by 2010....
View news from France SIAL REPORT: £170,000 Grant to Promote Scotch Beef
FRANCE - A push to promote Scotch beef in key European markets was announced at the SIAL exhibition in Paris yesterday....
View news from France SIAL REPORT: Talks to Open New Export Markets
FRANCE - Quality Meat Scotland is in talks with the Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs in a bid to unlock potentially valuable export markets in Dubai and Hong Kong....
29 September 2008
View news from France Surge of Cull Cow Slaughterings in France
FRANCE - French cattle slaughter figures are showing a 1.6 per cent year-on-year drop in the total cumulative calendar year to August 31 at 3.3 million, according to the national agricultural statistics agency Agreste. ...
23 September 2008
View news from France SPACE Sees Rationalisation of French Industry
FRANCE - The vast majority of the big agricultural shows or trade fairs have opted to appear every two years, writes Stuart Lumb....
26 August 2008
View news from France France Confirms New Cases of BTV8
FRANCE - Due to a circulating virus in the areas of the Ardeche, Ardennes, Aube, Ille et Vilaine, Lot, Meuse, Upper Rhine, the Savoie, Yvelines and the Essonne, the French bluetongue control zone has been expanded. ...
09 June 2008
View news from France Camembert Raw Milk Rules Approved
FRANCE - French authorities have approved revisions for the production of Camembert cheese, which only allows products derived from raw milk to carry the sought after AOC Appellation Contrôlée (AOC) Camembert de Normandie. ...
03 June 2008
View news from France Lending an Ear to the OIE 76th Annual Session
PARIS, FRANCE - Approximately 600 participants representing the 172 OIE Member Countries and organisations took part in the 76th Annual General Session of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). The session discussed the global progress of animal...
21 May 2008
View news from France OIE say US Beef Risk Status will Remain Unchanged
FRANCE - A senior official of the the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has said that they will not automatically revise the United States' national risk classification if a mad cow case is confirmed there....
14 May 2008
View news from France Food Producers Unite Against Retail Domination
FRANCE - A seven-strong alliance of French food production industry bodies is opposing proposed legislation that would remove such protection as the current law affords from unreasonable retailer demands....
05 May 2008
View news from France French Abatoirs Deemed Scandalous
FRANCE - It has been reported that almost half of the slaughterhouses in France fail to conform to European standards of hygiene, as per a memorandum from the Directorate General of Food (DGAL)....
02 April 2008
View news from France French Farming Dialogue
FRANCE - The French farm minister Michel Barnier is encouraging fellow citizens to discuss where their food comes from on a new Website parlons agricuture. ...
17 March 2008
View news from France Taking the Raw Out of Camembert
FRANCE - Claims have been made, by a leading France-based cheese manufacturer, that one day soon camembert producers will be forced to stop using raw milk in in the manufacturing process due to potential health concerns....
10 March 2008
View news from France French Debate National Animal Welfare
FRANCE - French farm minister Michel Barnier has nominated three working group chairmen for France's national animal welfare plan Animals et société. ...
07 March 2008
View news from France Fewer Than 300 Traditional Vets in France
FRANCE - The shortage of vets is a European problem, but France has a very specific set of problems. Like every other French professional body, the Ordre des Veterinaires (OV), sets a quota for the number of students that can go forward for training....
05 March 2008
View news from France Intervet to Supply France With Minimum of 27 Million Doses of Bluetongue Vaccine
FRANCE - Intervet is working intensively to supply the Bovilis BTV 8 vaccine to France as soon as possible, to support the French government and farming sector in its fight against this devastating disease. ...
15 February 2008
View news from France French Start Bluetongue Vaccination Programme
FRANCE - The French government is to launch a bluetongue vaccination programme across the country and institute aid measures to help farmers affected by the disease....
30 January 2008
View news from France Fench Cattle Numbers Follow Downward Trend
FRANCE - French cattle slaughtering figures for calendar 2007 finished the year at just over 5 million head, just over 40,000 head fewer than 2006, according to the French national agricultural statistics agency Agreste. It is not difficult to detect...
29 November 2007
View news from France Bluetongue Spreads in France
Five new outbreaks of bluetongue disease have been reported in France....
View news from France Consume More or Import Less
Consume more or import less is the dilemma facing the European beef industry, according to the French Institute of Animal Husbandry (Institut de l'Elevage)....
26 November 2007
View news from France French Cattle Breeders Call for FMD Compensation Plan
French cattle and sheep farmers have hit out at the European authorities for failing to tackle the threat from a foot and mouth disease epidemic....
29 September 2007
View news from France France 'fighting bluetongue outbreak'
FRANCE - France is fighting an outbreak of the livestock virus bluetongue disease, and there have been 2,246 cases, the French Agriculture Ministry said....
21 September 2007
View news from France New outbreaks of Bluetongue sheep virus in France, restricted zone widened
PARIS - The Bluetongue virus, which primarily affects sheep, is spreading across France with a total of 36 recorded cases, and the area in which the movement of live ruminants is restricted has been extended to cover 17 regional departments, announced...
05 August 2007
View news from France France takes preventive measures over foot-and-mouth disease
FRANCE - The French Ministry of Agriculture announced a series of precautionary measures Saturday to prevent the foot-and-mouth disease from entering the country after reports of an outbreak in England were confirmed reports Xinhua....
22 January 2007
View news from France OIE update on Bluetongue In France
FRANCE - The OIE have released update No 4 on Bluetongue in France...
20 September 2006
View news from France Mad-cow protein is degraded by soil
FRANCE - The rogue prion protein that causes mad-cow disease is degraded by prolonged exposure to the soil, according to French research that may close off a path of exploration as to why cattle still fall sick with this disorder. Scientists are eager...
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