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03 June 2022
Weekly global protein digest: improving supply chains, McDonald's, US dairy report
Analyst Jim Wyckoff shares an update on the US futures market, USDA reports and global protein news....
02 June 2022
ASPCA launches $100,000 grant to end US 'factory farming'
Grants will range from $15,000-25,000...
23 May 2022
The importance of observation in cattle handling
Understanding cow behaviour and changing how you act around them can save you time, reduce stress, and make your farm a safer place to work. It can be a huge source of frustration when cows don’t easily move when and where you want them to....
13 May 2022
US beef sector launches Calf Care and Quality Assurance Program
The program is science- and outcomes-based...
16 March 2022
High parity cows occupy cubicles close to feeding table and milking area
It seems that dairy cows want a cubicle to rest in close to the feeding tables. And it is the older, more experienced cows that usually occupy these cubicles in the barn. ...
14 March 2022
Expert: English farmers need greater certainty from Government to boost food productivity
English farmers need greater certainty from Government to make the most of their land to boost both food productivity and environmental benefits, a sustainability expert said. ...
03 March 2022
New study says dairy calves are social animals
A new study in JDS Communications® explores young calves’ motivation to seek companionship...
02 March 2022
UK launches financial support program to promotes animal health, welfare
Grants will fund investments for equipment and technology...
18 February 2022
Weekly global protein digest: China to increase meat output by 15%, AI in Kentucky
Market analyst Jim Wyckoff shares highlights from this week's activities in the global protein market....
06 February 2022
Monitoring consumer attitudes to welfare is crucial - AHDB
Although COP26 and the environment has dominated headlines in recent months, consumer concerns about animal welfare have never been far away. ...
27 January 2022
26 January 2022
Enforcement of welfare law delayed by California court
Proposition 12 set minimum space requirements for breeding pigs, egg-laying hens and calves raised for veal...
07 January 2022
UK gene-editing legislation to focus on crops, not farm animals
Ethical concerns on livestock are harder to address...
05 December 2021
UK: Farmers the most trusted part of the supply chain
Demand for transparency continues...
30 November 2021
Taiwan publishes guidelines for dairy cattle welfare
The guidelines set out requirements for ‘animal- friendly’products...
25 November 2021
High-parity cows show cubicle preference
Swedish research shows they prefer cubicles near feed, milking stations...
17 November 2021
USDA invests $20.2 million in dairy initiatives
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an investment of $20.2 million in the Dairy Business Innovation (DBI) Initiatives...
04 November 2021
New study: heat stress in dairy cows damages health of calves
Researchers reporting in JDS Communications found that heat stress of pregnant dairy cows reduces fetal growth and influences performance and immune development of the offspring ...
03 November 2021
Understanding consumer perceptions of sustainability in the dairy industry
Consumer definitions of sustainability are often different than industry definitions. Understanding consumer preferences and opinions of sustainability within the dairy industry can help dairy product developers successfully market their products....
02 November 2021
What effect does early social contact have on dairy calves’ welfare?
New research in the Journal of Dairy Science examines behavioral, performance and health effects of early socialization among young calves....
29 October 2021
EFSA explores AMR risks in animal transport
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is researching the risks antimicrobial resistant bacteria spreading during animal transport. ...
27 October 2021
US researchers identify potential intervention for BRD in calves
Scientists with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have identified proteins in bacteria associated with bovine respiratory disease (BRD), saying that it could form part of an intervention strategy against the disease. ...
Microplastics can accumulate in the blood of farm animals, says new research
Emerging research presented at the Plastic Health Summit in Amsterdam shows that microplastics have been found in the bloodstream of pigs and cattle. ...
25 October 2021
US Government expects drought to continue or worsen this winter
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) winter outlook forecasts that the current drought across the western US and northern plains will continue this winter....
UK warns of moderate to high risk of liver fluke infection for 2021 to 2022 season
Researchers from Northern Ireland's AFBI warn that cattle and sheep are at moderate to high risk of liver fluke infection during the autumn and winter seasons. ...
EU begins consultation on new animal welfare legislation
The European Commission has begun a wide public consultation as part of its efforts to revise animal welfare legislation. ...
19 October 2021
How farmers can tackle listeriosis
Clare Holmes from Northern Ireland's Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) has written a synopsis explaining the infection path of Listeria and how farmers can keep the infection at bay. ...
15 October 2021
UK cattle vets to spearhead crucial antibiotic data collection
Cattle vets are being called on to spearhead efforts to populate the new national Medicine Hub with farm antibiotic data....
 
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