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04 September 2021
View news from Brazil Brazil halts China exports after confirming two BSE cases in meat plants
Brazil, the world's largest beef exporter, has suspended beef exports to its No. 1 customer China after confirming two cases of "atypical" bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in two separate domestic meat plants, the Brazilian agriculture ministry...
03 September 2021
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: possible BSE case in Brazil and China's beef industry set for modest gains
US beef exports reverse their downward trajectory this week and China's cattle herd could see marginal growth in latest USDA assessment. ...
30 August 2021
View news from France The French R&D framework for beef production
Highly ranked for its integration and strength, France has one of the best frameworks for beef research and development in Europe. Well-functioning systems connect people and knowledge, and help farmers tackle top-of-mind challenges, both current and...
View news from Global Diagnosing bovine mastitis: Real-Time PCR offers fast results
When mastitis is circulating in your herd, time can make a big difference. ...
27 August 2021
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: potential Oregon ballot initiative has major implications for cattle ranchers
In this week's digest, Jim Wyckoff explores recurring labor and supply chain issues in the food industry and the rules governing cell-cultured meat. ...
26 August 2021
View news from Global DSM's We Make It Possible is innovating, transforming industry one year post-launch
As the world’s population grows to 9.7 billion by 2050, and human-derived Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from animal agriculture rise past 14.5%, the world is faced with serious challenges that, without change, will have detrimental and irreversible...
25 August 2021
View news from United Kingdom Native cattle breeds: are we losing genetic diversity?
Farm animal genetic resources are defined as “those animal species that are used, or may be used, for the production of food and agriculture, and the populations within each of them.” ...
23 August 2021
View news from Global Whitepaper: PCR vs bacterial culture for mastitis – who wins?
Bacterial culture has long been the standard method of pathogen identification for bovine mastitis. ...
20 August 2021
19 August 2021
View news from United States 2021 NCBA: Improved outlook for cattle producers
An ag economist says all signs are pointing to an uptick in cattle prices, reports Meghan Grebner for Brownfield Ag News. ...
16 August 2021
View news from Global Livestock interest group talks long-term resilience of EU beef sector
In late June, Europe’s BovINE network hosted a public meeting to discuss the sustainability of European beef farming, writes Melanie Epp, who covered the event for The Cattle Site. ...
13 August 2021
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: Beef exports fall back as the global milk production outlook improves
Latest research from the USDA shows improving milk production in the European Union and Oceania, while US beef sales disappoint market bulls. ...
09 August 2021
View news from New Zealand Latest M. bovis TAG report shows New Zealand is on track to eradicate the disease
The latest report from the independent Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for the Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) response shows New Zealand is on track to eradicate the disease....
06 August 2021
View news from Global Weekly global protein digest: product bans, Prop 12, NMPF policy
Livestock analyst Jim Wyckoff shares this week's protein highlights. ...
04 August 2021
View news from Global Functional Feeds and Matters of Taste: Research Insights on Feed and Palatability for Ruminants
Selko, the Feed Additive brand of Trouw Nutrition, Nutreco’s animal nutrition division, is sharing research on the role that the source of trace mineral plays in helping or harming feed palatability. Palatability research in swine and ruminants has...
02 August 2021
View news from United States Ag Economist discusses pandemic changes to beef cattle industry
A top analyst said recently that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused several changes in the beef industry, many of which could be here to stay....
30 July 2021
View news from Global Weekly protein digest: ASF in Dominican Republic, US beef exports down, USMCA concerns
Market analyst Jim Wyckoff shared protein market highlights from around the world, including USDA's latest dairy market report. ...
28 July 2021
View news from Global BovINE: Societal pact addresses sustainability of French livestock sector
In recent years, the livestock sector’s social license to operate has been challenged by concerns that its impact on the environment is too great. In France, an inter-professional group, Interbev, proactively addresses societal concerns by bringing...
26 July 2021
View news from United States USDA Cattle on Feed Report says US cattle inventory fell by 1%
About 101 million head of cattle and calves are on U.S. farms as of July 1, 2021, according to the Cattle report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)....
23 July 2021
View news from Global Weekly dairy digest: USDA releases its annual dairy market and trade report
The USDA predicts strong performance for the global dairy sector as China's import demand soars. ...
21 July 2021
View news from Global Space, Exercise May Be Critical to Drylot Beef Heifer Reproduction
Space and exercise could be almost as important as food and water to the successful development of beef heifers raised in drylots, and quantifying that importance is the aim of a planned study by a Texas A&M University Department of Animal Science researcher...
19 July 2021
View news from Global HealthyLife research grant awarded to heat stress dairy project
Dr. Tom Chamberlain, veterinarian and owner of Chalcombe Consultancy, is recipient of a HealthyLife research grant awarded by Trouw Nutrition, the animal health division of Nutreco. Dr. Chamberlain’s grant of €10,000 was awarded for his project, “Raising...
16 July 2021
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: global beef outlook is revised lower and Belarus emerges as a key dairy exporter
Global beef production is expected to contract by 1% in 2021 as export markets are restricted and cattle herds grow smaller. ...
14 July 2021
View news from United Kingdom Cattle immune cells could help treat disease
Study defines cells in cattle, in a development that could help tackle infection in cows and people....
View news from Denmark How close are we to producing milk in the laboratory?
Aarhus University in Foulum leads a new and exciting project which is to form the basis for producing sustainable milk in the laboratory as an alternative to cow’s milk. The project is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation....
12 July 2021
View news from Global USDA Outlook Forum: US-China Trade Prospects: A Short-term Outlook
Even though 2020 was a tumultuous year, the effects of the Phase One agreement show a positive path forward for the US–China trade relationship, writes Timothy Wier for The Cattle Site....
09 July 2021
View news from Global Weekly Protein Digest: Global food prices slide for the first time in a year
Global food prices fell 2.5% (3.2 points) during June, with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ food price index sliding to 124.6 points, writes markets analyst Jim Wyckoff. ...
07 July 2021
View news from Global Global Roundtable Commits to Reduce Net Global Warming Impact of Beef 30% by 2030
The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB), announced the launch of its global sustainability goals – commitments to advance and improve the sustainability of the global beef value chain. Established by GRSB, the goals will be led and implemented...
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