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27 February 2013
View news from Finland Atria Shows Substantial Profit Rise
FINLAND - Finnish based meat processor Atria Group's net sales for the year in 2012 reached to €1,343.6 million compared to €1,301.9 million in the previous year - a rise of €41.7 million from 2011. ...
15 January 2013
View news from Finland Schmallenberg Identified For First Time
FINLAND – Schmallenberg has been identified in Finland for the first time in lambs by the Finnish Food Safety Authority, Evira. ...
27 December 2012
View news from Finland New Rules for Killing and Slaughter of Animals
FINLAND - A new regulation, applied from 1 January 2013, will require more detailed planning and in-house control of killing of production animals, according to the Finnish Food Safety Authority, Evira....
11 December 2012
View news from Finland Increasing Finnish Demand for Beef
FINLAND - The drop in Finnish milk production over the past decade has effected cow meat supplies and consequently overall beef production according to Nicolas Ranninger reporting on the Nordic Market for Bord Bia – Irish Food Board. ...
01 November 2012
View news from Finland Schmallenberg Virus Antibodies Detected in Mainland Finland
FINLAND - Based on the results of analyses completed on 29 October 2012 antibodies of the Schmallenberg virus have been detected in several cattle herds in South-West and South Finland. ...
31 October 2012
View news from Finland Atria Increases Transparency in Meat Production
FINLAND - Atria is increasing the traceability of its meat products all the way back to the farm which has produced the animals in a bid to meet condumer demands for domestically produced whose origin can be fully traced. ...
23 October 2012
View news from Finland Schmallenberg Found in Finland
FINLAND - Finnish veterinary authorities have reported Schmallenberg virus in two beef cows from the same farm on Åland. This is the first detection of Schamllenberg in Finland. ...
11 July 2012
View news from Finland Atria Aims to Improve Animal Welfare, Product Safety
FINLAND - The elimination of monosodium glutamate and artificial additives, the reduction of fat and salt, and GMO-free raw materials are some of the development projects that Finnish meat processor Atria is using to improve the nutritional composition...
26 August 2011
View news from Finland CID LINES Shows Dairy Products At Finnish Show
FINLAND - CID LINES demonstrated a range of its hygiene for dairy cattle products at the Finnish "Farmari" show. ...
06 January 2011
View news from Finland Rise in Pork, Dairy Products Prices Forecast
FINLAND - Prices for pig meat and dairy products will rise next spring, according to the President of Finland's Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK), Juha Marttila. ...
23 August 2010
View news from Finland Russia Lifts Some Finnish Meat Restrictions
FINLAND - Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, Rosselkhoznadzor, has informed the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira that temporary restrictions will be lifted from three meat processing plants and one new plant will...
26 February 2010
View news from Finland Reduce Pressure On Watercourses
FINLAND - Jaana Uusi-Kämppä, Senior Research Scientist at MTT Agrifood Research Finland, has demonstrated in her doctoral dissertation that there are many ways in which cattle farms can reduce the load on watercourses caused by cattle-raising....
01 June 2009
View news from Finland Antibiotic-resistance Spreads to Fertilizer
FINLAND - Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) have been found in sewage sludge, a by-product of waste-water treatment frequently used as a fertilizer. ...
12 March 2009
View news from Finland Research on Campylobacters in Cattle and Broilers
FINLAND - Campylobacteriosis is the most commonly reported bacterial enteric infection worldwide. The human cases are usually sporadic, and most of them are caused by Campylobacter jejuni, says Evira. ...
12 December 2008
View news from Finland Spring Peak in Dairy Pasture Nitrogen Losses
FINLAND - The nitrogen emissions from boreal dairy pastures vary depending on the time of year and ley rotation. The emissions peak in spring, when the nitrates accumulated in the soil over the previous summer and winter leach with the melting snow....
18 September 2008
View news from Finland Study Details Dairy Slowdown in Finland
FINLAND - The 1990s witnessed a one percent annual growth in Finnish dairy farm production. Growth was significantly affected by annual fluctuations....
17 September 2008
View news from Finland How Fermented Cabbage Can Keep Infections at Bay
FINLAND - Researcher Susanna Rokka of MTT Agrifood Research Finland has shown in her doctoral thesis that antibodies extracted from bovine colostrum as well as lactobacilli extracted from fermented cabbage and other sources prevent the action of pathogenic...
21 August 2008
View news from Finland Finnish Farmers Want Raised Milk Prices
FINLAND - The Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK) said Wednesday that the price paid to farmers for milk should be raised....
07 March 2008
View news from Finland Agricultural Income Increased by 10 Per Cent
FINLAND - Agricultural income in Finland increased by almost ten per cent last year compared to the previous year, according to MTT Agrifood Research Finland. In 2007, agricultural income reached € 988 million, while in 2006 it amounted to about €...
28 February 2008
View news from Finland One Per Cent Growth In Dairy Farm Production
FINLAND - The 1990s witnessed a one per cent annual growth in Finnish dairy farm production. Growth was significantly affected by annual fluctuations. ...
28 November 2007
View news from Finland Livestock Bares Brunt Of Finlands New Subsidy
FINLAND - Finland and the EU reached an agreement on the future of domestic agricultural subsidies through the year 2013 on Tuesday. Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Sirkka-Liisa Anttila met with EU Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel in...
27 November 2007
View news from Finland Markers Show The Way To Faster Breeding
FINLAND - Cattle breeding is slow work. Hereditary response can be accelerated, however, with the aid of gene mapping. Use of DNA markers enables greater precision in choice of the best animals, and the selection of animals at a younger age....
31 August 2007
View news from Finland Finnish Ministers Stir Up GM Meat Debate
FINLAND - Politicians in Finland are stoking debate over labelling of meat products from animals fed with genetically-modified feed, in the interests of consumer rights. ...
15 August 2007
View news from Finland Farmers' union wants labels on food indicating use of GM products
FINLAND - Prime Minister also calls for labelling. The Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK) said on Tuesday that it wants voluntary labelling of food products to indicate any phases of the production chain in which genetically...
29 December 2006
View news from Finland Aid rules causing cattle to be shipped up and down Finland
FINLAND - Finnish beef farmers are transporting hundreds of head of cattle a year from across Finland, to be fattened up in Lapland's biggest beef farm in Kittilä. ...
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