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07 August 2020
Understanding cattle personality may help keep rangeland productive, sustainable
Understanding cattle personality may help keep rangeland productive, sustainable Do you ever wonder why sometimes one, lone cow stands munching grass on a hillside while her fellow cattle graze in groups below?...
03 August 2020
Ecological Control of Pasture Flies
Farmers that raise animals know that June is when flies start to be a nuisance, and by July, if a control program is not in place, production losses occur. The information from this pasture walk will help farmers put a fly control program into place....
Advancing animal welfare in Asia
A new centre promoting animal welfare standards internationally is to be established in China, thanks to a University of Queensland-led project....
29 July 2020
UK vets turn to behavioural science to curb bovine TB
A new report issued by the British Veterinary Association sets out a new approach to tackle bovine TB. ...
UK Government still sidelining animal welfare concerns in its trade policy
Key animal welfare groups like the RSPCA have lingering concerns over the UK's Trade and Agriculture Commission....
28 July 2020
UK's Liz Truss officially launches Trade and Agriculture Commission
Members of key agriculture, animal health and environmental groups met in Whitehall to agree on the UK's priorities and timetable for a report on potential trade deals and food and animal welfare standards....
27 July 2020
Vets in Ethiopia remove 50 kg of plastic from cow’s stomach
After three hours of surgery, a team of six vets have removed 50 kg of plastic from a cow....
24 July 2020
UK Government greenlights field trials for bovine TB vaccine
The field trials are the culmination of 20 years of research by government scientists in the UK....
Australian government accepts Federal Court decision on live cattle exports
Farmers groups welcome the government decision to not appeal the Federal Court ruling. ...
20 July 2020
New initiative unifies veterinary approach to sustainability
A group of UK vets has launched the world’s first organisation dedicated to supporting veterinary professionals and vet led teams in being a leading force for sustainability....
13 July 2020
RSPCA dismisses UK Trade Commission
The UK's leading welfare charity criticises industry-led commission, saying that it lacks animal welfare representation. ...
10 July 2020
Tips on handling cattle in hot weather
As a summer heat wave descends on the Midwest, Nebraska Extension is urging producers to help reduce stress on cattle during hot weather....
09 July 2020
Control to Crypto: new animation from Moredun Institute
The Moredun Institute has created a new informative animation on how to effectively manage and control cryptosporidium on-farm. ...
08 July 2020
RSPCA hails Aldi's commitment to not sell lower-welfare products as UK debates new policies
Higher animal welfare standards hang in the balance as the House of Lords debates the new Agriculture Bill....
UK's landmark Agriculture Bill moves forward
The transformative Agriculture Bill that will replace the EU's Common Agriculture Policy in the UK has returned to the House of Lords. ...
06 July 2020
RSPCA urges UK government to prioritise animal welfare as Agriculture Bill reaches Lords
Higher animal welfare laws hang in the balance as next week’s Lords vote looms as the House of Lords prepares to vote on crucial amendments to the Agriculture Bill to protect millions of farm animals, the RSPCA urges the government to keep its promises....
03 July 2020
RSPCA cautiously welcomes government food labelling consultation
RSPCA says that labelling is "no excuse to drop standards". ...
02 July 2020
Red Tractor's remote farm assessments prove to be a success
Red Tractor has completed more than 6,300 remote sessions with farmers and has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from members. ...
26 June 2020
Cell-based milk start-up gaining traction
TurtleTree Labs raises $3.2 million seed round as it accelerates cell-based milk development....
European Parliament starts animal transport inquiry after reported welfare breaches
The European Parliament will establish a 12-month inquiry committee investigating enforcement failures in animal transport. ...
UK food labelling fast track welcomed but it’s no excuse to drop standards
"Method of production" labelling long overdue but must not be used to justify imports of animal products produced to standards illegal in UK, says RSPCA....
25 June 2020
Compassion in World Farming announces the winners for the Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards
The prestigious annual Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards ceremony hosted by Compassion in World Farming should have taken place on 16 June at the Tower of London, but, like so many other events it was a casualty of COVID-19 and was cancelled....
24 June 2020
New rapid Actiphage test for Johne's disease and bovine TB makes progress
Funding supports research and development of new test for hard-to-detect mycobacterial diseases. ...
RSPCA Australia's Humane Food podcast launches second season
The RSPCA hoes into the hard stuff with Season 2 of its Humane Food podcast....
19 June 2020
Take a proactive approach to beef and dairy heat stress
Heat stress costs dairy and beef producers hundreds of millions each year. Proactive measures implemented before an extreme heat event can reduce immediate and long-term impacts of heat stress in ruminants....
18 June 2020
One million people across the UK sign NFU food standards petition
More than one million people have pledged their support for British farming and food production by signing the NFU’s petition urging government to ensure future trade deals do not lead to an increase in food imports that would be illegal to produce...
OIE takes steps towards digital future
Information flow is an essential component to prevent and monitor the spread of animal diseases as well as to maintain trust between countries....
17 June 2020
No-deal Brexit could have “catastrophic toll” on animals, warns UK’s leading animal welfare organisations
Increased animal testing, supply problems for veterinary medicine and animal food, border hold-ups and chlorinated chicken imports could accompany a no-deal Brexit. ...
 
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