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Is the United States Ready for New Rules on Antibiotics?
Antimicrobial use on farms is about to change for animals across the US, writes Rachel Lane....
Dairy Stories: The EU Dilemma
The upcoming vote on our membership in the European Union has posed a large dilemma for people all over the UK, writes John Wigley in his regular dairy farming blog....
Dairy Blog: Should We Stay or Should We Go?
Dairy blogger Carol Lever discusses the big question of whether British farmers would be better off outside the EU, or remaining inside it....
Tackling Cattle Fever Ticks with Vaccines
Despite a successful program to eliminate cattle fever ticks in the US during the first half of the 20th century, these ticks still manage to cross the Mexican border into Texas, writes Sandra Avant....
Cattle Have No Close Contact With Badgers
Electronic collars have shown that cattle do not commonly interact with badgers at close range....
What Has Happened to Australian Milk Since Deregulation?
Far from doubling in size, Australia's milk output as at best stagnated since deregulation, reports Dairy Farmers of Canada. ...
Antibiotic Use in Cattle: A Quick Overview
Concern abounds when discussing the issue of antibiotics in the livestock industry, but lots is being done to minimise environmental and public health risks while considering the safety of the animal. ...
Controlling Foot and Mouth Disease in the Balkans
Veterinary services are being beefed up to minimise the risk of foot and mouth disease in the Balkans. ...
How to Sustainably Feed Nine Billion People
Becoming self-sufficient in food production – what better way is there for countries to sustainably feed their growing populations? But, scratch the surface of this potential solution, and it doesn’t really stack up....
China's Food Self-sufficiency Policy
It is unlikely China will be able to maintain self-sufficiency on all major agrifood commodities, according to Matthew Hyde and Faraz Syed in the latest Agricultural Commodities quarterly report from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource...
Guessing the Big Dairy Events of 2015
A watchful eye should be on prices and export demand next year, while domestically, the new protection programme will be key, says a markets and policy expert looking through his crystal ball. ...
Time is Over for Milk Protection Plan Decisions
A North Dakota dairy specialist offers some recent insights into the potential security provided by US dairy protection programmes. ...
Drivers for Animal Welfare Policies in Africa
A new study from Lesotho calls for improved understanding of animal welfare in African countries or there could be deleterious effects in future on economic growth as well as national and international trade....
How Robust Livestock Tracking Leads to Increased Profitability
While a significant industry, Canada's cattle sector lacks the traceability seen in its pork supply chain. The worry, according to an industry figurehead, is that huge opportunities are being missed. ...
How Does A Free Trade Agreement Benefit Dairy?
With almost three quarters of South Korean milk used for drinking, there is plenty of scope for the sale of processed dairy goods, write two economists at the US Deparment of Agriculture. ...
 
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