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17 March 2014
View news from France France Moves Towards Simplified Digital Procedures for Cattle Movements
FRANCE - The French Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry has signed a three-year framework agreement with the professional organisations in the beef sector covering a proposal to revise cattle movement documentation within the country, according...
18 February 2014
View news from France New Software from CIRAD Aims to Cut Antibiotic Use
FRANCE - A team from CIRAD has developed a software capable of identifying some of the proteins involved in triggering bacterial infections. This innovation has significant potential in terms of therapeutic approaches, and in particular would make it...
13 February 2014
View news from France Food Exports Boost French Economic Recovery
FRANCE - The French food industry is the sector that has most contributed to the turnaround in the trade deficit of France....
07 February 2014
View news from France How Much Does Organic Farming Rely on Conventional Agriculture?
FRANCE - The rules for organic farming are pretty strict. When it comes to fertilizer, in Europe it’s recommended that farmers use organically produced manure. But conventional manure is an option as long as it’s not from a factory farm. ...
24 January 2014
View news from France Good Practices Feed Manual Published in French
FRANCE - The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) together with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) have launched the French language version of the “Manual of Good Practices for the Feed Industry”. ...
23 January 2014
View news from France Denieul Elected President of SPACE
FRANCE - The Board of Directors of SPACE, who met in Rennes on 20 January 2014, unanimously elected Marcel Denieul President of SPACE. He succeeds Jean-Michel Lemetayer....
08 January 2014
View news from France Cargill Sells French Animal Health Brand
FRANCE - Cargill has sold its Provimi business’s Zootech® brand and French veterinary sales division to Bimeda®, a leading manufacturer and distributor of veterinary pharmaceuticals and animal health products....
23 December 2013
View news from France French Food Pricing Observatory Files Findings
FRANCE - In his third report to the French parliament on prices and margins in food production, senior government economist Philippe Chalmin has overseen the introduction of some additional supply chains and categories., writes Peter Crosskey. ...
11 November 2013
View news from France Farmers Alerted After Rabies Kills Kitten
FRANCE – French government officials have advised parisienne farmers to exercise caution following the death of a kitten in the Val d’Oise area....
18 October 2013
View news from France French Farmers Speak Out Against Food Waste
FRANCE – Reducing food waste is a responsibility shared by all, says the French Farmers Union....
20 September 2013
View news from France SPACE 2013 Beats Records
FRANCE - The 27th SPACE held from 10 to 13 September 2013 in Rennes beat all attendance records for the number of visitors, in particular foreign visitors, number of exhibitors, size of the exhibition area and number of new products presented....
11 September 2013
View news from France Farms Still Being Lost Through Milk Price War
FRANCE - French dairy farming will continue to lose businesses unless milk pricing woes can be resolved....
04 September 2013
View news from France Agriculture to Go Back into Education
FRANCE – An education programme to introduce students to the complex issues of agricultural sustainability will be included in the national syllabus this term....
02 September 2013
View news from France Novus International-Sponsored Student Travel Award Presented to a Deserving Young Scientist
FRANCE - Stephen Moore, the winner of the EAAP's Young Scientist Competition and recipient of an additional special Travel Award sponsored by Novus was recognised at the European Federation of Animal Science in Nantes, France....
16 August 2013
View news from France EU Production Quotas in 2015 Could Impact French Dairy Sector
FRANCE - France's dairy industry is expected to be significantly impacted by the termination of the EU production quotas in 2015. There are currently intense discussions within the industry and among policy makers on how to adapt to this major change...
14 August 2013
View news from France UK Farmers Observe Lucerne Potential
FRANCE - Grazing specialists say there is scope for farmers to adopt alphalpha (lucerne) grass as an alternative forage option. ...
09 August 2013
View news from France Schmallenberg Vaccine Granted Market Authorization
FRANCE - Market authorization has been granted for a new inactivated vaccine for the schmallenberg virus, to be available to French farmers in September....
07 August 2013
View news from France SPACE President Passes Away
FRANCE - The directors and staff of SPACE pay tribute to their President, Jean-Michel Lemetayer, who died suddenly on 31 July....
02 August 2013
View news from France French Retailers Relax Grip on Beef Margins
FRANCE - A shortage of French slaughter cattle during the first half of this year led to multiple retailers potentially loosening their stranglehold on retail margins for home-raised beef, writes Peter Crosskey....
12 June 2013
View news from France SPACE 2013: Top Livestock Event
FRANCE - SPACE 2013 will take place from Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 September, in Rennes. ...
01 May 2013
View news from France Ombudsmen Arrives at Milk Price Formula
FRANCE – After a protracted consultation process across all dairy sector stakeholders, the Ombudsman in charge of mediating a sustainable market structure has arrived at a minimum per litre price of €25. ...
23 April 2013
View news from France Ombudsman to Announce Conclusions on 'Fair' Milk Price
FRANCE – State figureheads are calling for a guaranteed price of 25 cents a litre for the second half of 2013. ...
14 March 2013
View news from France France Sets New Course for Agriculture
FRANCE - After 50 years of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), French farm minister Stéphane Le Foll is setting aside France's postwar productiviste past as he prepares to turn the country into a European leader for agroecology, writes Peter Crosskey....
13 March 2013
View news from France Beef and Lamb Consumption Drops Following Output Decrease
FRANCE - Production of beef and lamb fell 5 per cent in 2012 having a knock on effect on consumption, which fell 2 per cent....
27 February 2013
View news from France France Demands European Level Labelling of Ready Meal Meat
FRANCE - Labelling requirements for meat in ready meals were escalated to a European priority by French president François Hollande over the weekend, writes Peter Crosskey. ...
11 February 2013
View news from France Ceva Records Double-Digit Growth for Third Successive Year
FRANCE - Consolidated sales of the Ceva Group reached €607.3 million (US$782 million) in 2012, up by 14 per cent on 2011 and 10 per cent at a constant perimeter and exchange rates....
30 January 2013
View news from France Japan to Lift French Beef Block
FRANCE – Senior government ministers have welcomed news that Japan will lift beef age limits to include cattle under 31 months of age, the Council of Food Safety and Pharmaceutical Affairs Ministry of Health confirmed this week....
28 December 2012
View news from France Maize Predicted to be Better than Expected
FRANCE - “Despite the exceptionally challenging growing season, much of the maize harvested this year will feed better than you think,” says Robin Turner, Caussade Semences maize specialist....
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