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24 September 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures gain ground ahead of USDA report
US live cattle futures rose on 23 September as traders weighed improving slaughter rates against expectations of higher placements in the USDA’s Cattle on Feed report....
View news from Brazil JBS launches "Together for the Amazon" initiative
The new programme from JBS uses blockchain technology to strengthen livestock supplier monitoring and establishes the JBS Fund for the Amazon, contributing to social development and environmental conservation. ...
View news from United Kingdom How the UK can cut dairy emissions without cutting down on dairy consumption
Reducing the number of dairy cows across the UK doesn't have to mean less milk, cheese and yoghurt on grocery shelves. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK Vets urge animal welfare amendment as Agriculture Bill progresses through the House of Lords
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed a crucial clause in the Agriculture Bill that imposes a requirement for agricultural and food imports to the UK to meet domestic standards....
View news from United States Researchers at Iowa State explore the resilience of agriculture supply chains
A new project from Iowa State University will investigate how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted the US food supply chain, with an eye for short- and long-term solutions to prevent future disruptions. ...
23 September 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures sag ahead of monthly USDA report
CME live and feeder cattle futures fell on 22 September in anticipation of Friday’s Cattle on Feed report from the USDA....
View news from Germany German police crack down on undocumented workers in abattoirs
German police have searched more than 40 businesses and homes in five different states as part of an investigation into foreign workers being illegally brought into the country to work in the meat packing industry....
View news from Brazil Marfrig executive pledges to reduce direct emissions by over 40 percent by 2035
A top executive with Brazil’s Marfrig Global Foods, the world’s top hamburger producer, says the company expects to achieve a 43 percent reduction in direct emissions by 2035....
View news from United Kingdom UK Government must do more to support the economic recovery of rural England, say citizen groups
The UK's Rural Coalition, an alliance of organisations including the RICS, the NFU, the CPRE, the Country Land and Business Association and the National Housing Federation, are calling on the Government to shore up the economic recovery of rural England....
View news from United States US NFU welcomes stopgap funding for farmers and hungry Americans
The US House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution that will keep federal agencies running through 11 December, allowing farmers to access much-needed federal funding. ...
22 September 2020
View news from Australia New company to reduce cows’ methane using feed additive made from the seaweed
Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO announced the formation of a new company to take a methane-busting seaweed to market, with $13 million secured from five investors....
View news from United Kingdom Results from domestication study could enhance livestock development
Study shows that the genetic makeup of water buffalo and cattle responded to breeding for human domestication in similar ways. ...
View news from United Kingdom Mycoplasma bovis vaccine proves successful
Vaccinating calves against Mycoplasma bovis significantly reduces post-weaning mortality and antibiotic use, according to results from an independent farm-based trial....
View news from United Kingdom New livestock insights software could bring UK farmers closer to the NFU's net zero goal
NFU leaders have called for greater adoption of new technology available to help farms maximise margins, uphold the UK’s reputation for quality and safe produce, and reduce carbon emissions....
View news from European Union Copa elects new president as EU farm sector faces unprecedented challenges
EU farming union Copa elects Christiane Lambert as leader on 18 September as European farmers help shape the future of farming in the trading bloc....
21 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom Discovery of rare Roman cattle bones sheds new light on ancient farming
The “incredibly rare” discovery of Roman cattle bones by archaeologists has shed new light on how ancient farmers butchered and sold meat....
View news from United States USDA Releases Roadmap to Address Salmonella in meat, eggs
The US Department of Agriculture’s Office of Food Safety (OFS) and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have released a plan to decrease Salmonella, one of the leading causes of foodborne illnesses. ...
View news from Brazil Mountain cheese is first artisanal product to receive Arte Stamp in Santa Catarina
The state of Santa Catarina has started to deliver the Arte Stamp for handmade products. The first product to receive certification in the state was mountain cheese produced by the Zanelato family, in the municipality of Bom Retiro. ...
View news from Ireland “Agri-Food Companies Must Get Ready for Brexit” - Urgent Message to Stakeholders
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., has called on companies in the agri-food and fisheries sectors to urgently complete their preparations for the new trading arrangements that will pertain between the EU and UK...
View news from Global Top 3 feed questions from Friday’s USDA estimates
The USDA is often cautious when it comes to revising forecasts, using what can be evidenced. Last Friday, the forecasts for Russian wheat production plus Chinese imports remained unchanged though there was some industry expectation for increases. Meanwhile...
View news from United States Windrow Grazing Annual Forages to Extend the Grazing Season
In many areas of Nebraska, drought conditions have resulted in reduced forage production on rangeland and pasture. ...
View news from United States Finding Hope in Rangeland Restoration
Spring is the perfect season to explore rangeland ecology in California. The grasslands are green, the skies are blue, and bright yellow monkey flowers dance in the breeze. Even metaphorically, spring is a good fit. Rangeland restoration brings new life....
18 September 2020
View news from Global Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut tests susceptibility of cattle to COVID-19
The origin and transmission routes of SARS-CoV-2 have not yet been fully elucidated scientifically. To better understand the potential role of farm animals in the corona pandemic, the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI) on the island of Riems conducts...
View news from Australia Chance of La Niña forming increases in Australia
The Bureau of Meteorology’s (BOM) latest climate outlook is forecasting a wetter-than-average spring for most of the eastern mainland, in part due to La Niña conditions developing over the Pacific Ocean. ...
View news from Global Weekly global protein digest
Following are the latest developments on the world protein front....
View news from Australia Crying over plant-based milk: neither science nor history favors a dairy monopoly
Soy milk. Almond milk. Rice milk. To some dairy farmers these products are like a red rag to a bull....
17 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom Did coronavirus impact UK dairy trade?
The coronavirus pandemic has inevitably had an impact on global trade, with IHS Markit dubbing April-June 2020 “the worst quarter in trade on record”. ...
View news from United States Kansas State researchers study wheat for grazing, grain
Kansas State University researchers have released findings of a study to identify the best-performing varieties when producers are growing wheat for grain and grazing, known as a dual-purpose system....
 
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