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17 July 2019
Govt Investing in Dairy Research Cluster
CANADA - The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, yesterday announced an investment of $11.4 million to the Dairy Research Cluster, led by the Dairy Farmers of Canada. With investment from the industry, the total investment...
16 July 2019
HC Bars Unauthorised Sale, Administration of Antibiotics to Cattle
BANGLADESH - The High Court has banned the sale antibiotics for cattle and its administration without a prescription from a veterinarian....
11 July 2019
Farmer Costs in TB Programme Up 15% as Forum Proposes Additional Controls, Costs for Farmers
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman, Pat Farrell said the TB Forum established by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed has failed to deliver on the key objective of addressing stakeholder issues....
09 July 2019
Arla UK 360 Farmers to Trial New 3D Imagery Systems
UK - 3D imagery systems will be trialled by Arla UK 360 farmers to help them identify changes in each cow’s physical wellbeing, mobility and weight, before they are visible to the human eye....
28 June 2019
IFA: Ag Minister, MEPs Must Reject EU-proposed Pre-movement TB Test
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to stand firm on the outright rejection of the proposal in the new EU Animal Health Law Delegated Act to impose 30-day pre-movement testing for TB...
27 June 2019
Farmer Costs in TB Eradication Programme Increase as Forum Refuses to Address Shortcomings in Compensation Schemes
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell said the TB Forum established by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has failed to deliver on the key objective of involving stakeholders....
25 June 2019
Ireland’s Bovine TB Eradication Programme Advanced by Diagnostics
In the 1950s, Ireland set out to eradicate bovine tuberculosis (bTB). Today, they have a very successful bTB eradication programme in place that dramatically reduced production losses, maintained their export status and has helped their beef and dairy...
24 June 2019
Genome Study Reveals Evolution of Ruminants
US - A team of researchers has carried out a detailed study of the genomes of ruminants, giving new insight into their evolution and success....
Antibiotic Resistance in Spore-forming Probiotic Bacteria
US - New research has found that six probiotic "Bacillus" strains are resistant to several antibiotics....
20 June 2019
Uganda Dairy Sector Performing Below Full Potential
UGANDA - Ugandan dairy farmers are producing 2.4 billion litres of milk annually instead of 10 billion due to livestock diseases, low uptake of high grade exotic cattle, a high rate of failure for artificial insemination, limited access to extension services...
18 June 2019
SL Dairy Cattle Imported from Australia in 2017 Afflicted with BVD
SRI LANKA - In a bid to boost the local dairy industry, the government had imported over 20,000 high-yielding milch cows from Australia in 2017, but most of them were found afflicted with Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD), it was revealed yesterday at the Presidential...
Rinsing System in Stomach Protects Teeth of Ruminants
SWITZERLAND - "Field-grazing animals always eat some earth and dust along with the plants," says Jean-Michel Hatt, professor at the Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife. ...
13 June 2019
NZ Dairy Industry to Invest $25.7m to Improve National Herd
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's dairy industry is investing $25.7 million in an innovation project to produce better cows....
05 June 2019
Drought Threatens to Wipe Out Over Half of Zimbabwe’s Cattle
ZIMBABWE - Farmers and livestock experts say escalating diseases, as well as the devastating effects of the El Niño-induced drought, have combined to put millions of animals at risk of dying....
30 May 2019
Anthrax Outbreak Among Cattle in Lesotho
SOUTH AFRICA - The Veterinary Authority of Lesotho has reported three anthrax outbreaks to the World Health Organisation for Animal Health, after 24 cattle died of the bacteria-born disease....
New Vision for Genomics in Animal Agriculture
US - Iowa State University researchers are part of a team that designed a new vision for animal genomics research into the next decade. The blueprint they created could help scientists and farmers meet the needs of a growing global population while improving...
Model Identifies High-risk Areas for Lumpy Skin Disease in Cattle
US - Researchers have combined two separate computer models to identify areas at highest risk for outbreaks of lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV) in cattle. ...
29 May 2019
US to Invest $10m in Livestock Development in Georgia
GEORGIA - The United States Department of Agriculture launches a new project with the Farmers Association of Georgia, Land O'Lakes International Development and Michigan State University which will promote farmers to improve food safety standards and...
Farming Unions Urge New MEPs to Engage with Farming Communities
UK - Responding to the results of the European elections, the four UK farming union Presidents are calling on the newly elected UK MEPs to listen to the views of their agricultural communities and help shape an enabling policy environment for the 75,000...
15 May 2019
Livestock Farmers Urged to Follow Guidance to Prevent Bluetongue Spreading to UK
UK - NFU Scotland has joined other organisations from across the livestock sector to urge farmers to think carefully about importing animals from areas that are known to be infected with bluetongue (BTV) virus. ...
02 May 2019
Report Calls for Urgent Action to Avert AMR Crisis
GLOBAL - Early this week, UN, international agencies and experts released a groundbreaking report demanding immediate, coordinated and ambitious action to avert a potentially disastrous drug-resistance crisis....
29 April 2019
FAO Vaccinates 120,000 Livestock in Borno
NIGERIA - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has commenced the vaccination of over 120,000 livestock in Borno State....
18 April 2019
MPI Raises Restrictions on Farms to Stop Spread of M. Bovis
NEW ZEALAND - Farmers will need to brace themselves for a surge in the number of properties that cannot move stock off their farms as officials grapple with controlling the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis....
Livestock Dept Asked to Help Treat Ailing Cattle
PAKISTAN - Farmers and cattle owners have asked the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Livestock Department to help treat cows and buffaloes suffering from foot and mouth disease in Kheshgi Union Council, Nowshera district....
11 April 2019
Cattle Will Suffer as Support for SPCAs Dwindles, IFP Warns
SOUTH AFRICA - The vital work carried out by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in rural areas has been highlighted by the Inkatha Freedom Party....
09 April 2019
Severe Viral Diarrhea Attacks Cattle in Keerom, Papua
INDONESIA - More than 100 head of cattle have died in Keerom regency, Papua, since January this year suffering from severe diarrhea caused by a viral infection that also attacks sheep, goats and pigs....
03 April 2019
Rare Disease Kills Cattle in Gutu
ZIMBABWE - Farmers in Gutu have raised a red flag over a rare disease that has killed over 100 cattle in the district ravaged by Cyclone Idai....
02 April 2019
Pastoralists Cry Foul Over Cattle Movement Ban
UGANDA - Pastoralists at Uganda-Tanzania border have faulted government over failure to enforce measures aimed at curbing animal diseases....
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