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16 February 2017
View news from Australia GM Foods: Why Presenting 'Just the Facts' Won't Work
AUSTRALIA - When it comes to controversial science issues, scientists need to rethink their approach to engaging the public, according to the authors of a new study looking at women's attitudes towards genetically modified (GM) foods....
14 February 2017
View news from Global Notable Rise in FAO's January Food Price Index
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index rose notably in January, led by sugar and cereals, even as global markets remain well supplied. ...
02 February 2017
View news from European Union EC Launches Public Consultation on the Future of CAP
EU - Modernising and simplifying the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), one of the European Union's longstanding policies, will allow it to better respond to today's social, political, environmental and economic challenges....
31 January 2017
View news from Global Arla Turns Up Investments to Boost Profitability
GLOBAL - In 2017 Arla expects to invest €335 million in its production sites around the world to support its Strategy 2020 by moving more milk from bulk into branded retail sales and foodservice. The investment is nearly a 50 per cent increase compared...
25 January 2017
View news from United States Mixed Response From Ag Industry as US Gets Withdrawn from TPP
US - US President Donald Trump has signed an executive action to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The move by Mr Trump has been met with mixed reactions....
24 January 2017
View news from United States British Cattle Vets Recommend Voluntary Clampdown on Antibiotic Use
UK - Recommendations to clamp down on use of critically important antibiotics (CIAs) when treating cattle and avoid preventative use where possible have been issued by the British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA)....
19 January 2017
View news from Ireland IFA Raises Brexit Threat with Minister for Agriculture
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy emphasised the need for Government to use its strong relationships with EU and UK leaders to influence a constructive approach to Brexit negotiations with Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed at the IFA Annual General...
17 January 2017
View news from European Union EU 'Could Do Better' at Tackling Food Waste
EU - Although a number of EU policies have the potential to combat food waste, their potential is not being exploited, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors....
12 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom More Funding for UK Antibiotic Resistance Action
UK - Funding for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance has more than tripled this year in support of a new business plan which will help UK farming play its part in the global drive to reduce antibiotic use across animal and...
30 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Better Data Management to Improve Competitiveness
ANALYSIS - Agriculture is at the start of a digital revolution, and to advance it will need to embrace and understand the increasing amount of data that is being collected, writes Chris Harris....
29 November 2016
View news from United States Optimising Oats for Use as Dairy Forage
US - Planting oats in early to mid-August and either allowing cattle to graze them through late November or harvesting the crop in early November for later use, makes economic and environmental sense, according to the US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural...
18 November 2016
View news from United States World Dairy Trade Faces Uncertain Times
GLOBAL - The trade in dairy products has suffered a number of massive blows in the last three years and is set to continue face headwinds going forward, according to leading agricultural bank Rabobank....
14 November 2016
View news from New Zealand Fewer Cows Produce Only Slightly Less Milk in NZ
NEW ZEALAND - In a year which saw the lowest milk prices in at least 20 seasons, milk production declined just 1.5 per cent, according to the New Zealand Dairy Statistics 2015-16 released by DairyNZ and LIC....
09 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Farmers Warned Over Ergot Toxin Risk in Feed Grains
SCOTLAND, UK - Experts from Scotland’s Rural College are urging livestock farmers to beware of an increased risk posed by feed grain contaminated with ergot, a fungal disease that can be toxic to animals or humans....
04 November 2016
View news from Austria Compost Bedding Better for Cows' Foot Health, Researchers Find
AUSTRIA - A study conducted by researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna has shown that the use of wood shavings and sawdust in dairy barns instead of straw bedding is especially good for claw health....
02 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Check Protein Levels in Silage to Keep Cattle Healthy This Winter
SCOTLAND, UK - Concerns over the number of analysed silage samples revealing low protein levels has led staff from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) to urge farmers to get their silage analysed as soon as possible, before winter feeding....
28 October 2016
View news from United States Manure Safety Should be Prioritised on Cattle Farms
US - With harvest winding down and manure application underway, it's a good time to remember manure safety, says Rich Gates, professor and Extension specialist at the University of Illinois....
26 October 2016
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Industry Hit by Further Calf Abuse Allegations
NEW ZEALAND - New undercover videos suggesting bobby calf mistreatment have been released by animal welfare organisation Farmwatch, which the organisation says shows nothing has changed in the year since its last investigation into the issue....
24 October 2016
View news from United Kingdom Collaborative Approach to Reduce Food Waste from Farm to Consumer
UK - There needs to be greater collaboration between farmers, retailers and processors to reduce food waste along the supply chain, writes Chris Harris....
21 October 2016
View news from European Union New Study Shows Ways to Reduce Ammonia Pollution from Cattle
EUROPE - Improved barn design, cleaning processes, and manure treatment could reduce ammonia emissions from commercial dairy cattle barns by 17 to 50 per cent, according to a new study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment....
19 October 2016
View news from United Kingdom Wales' New Bovine TB Plan Targets High-Risk Areas
WALES, UK - A new approach to eradicating bovine TB was announced by the Welsh government yesterday, using tailored measures for Low, Intermediate and High TB areas....
18 October 2016
View news from Zimbabwe Botswana Starts Shooting Stray Zimbabwean Cattle
AFRICA - Botswana police have started shooting to death cattle owned by Zimbabweans that stray into their territory, a radical step announced six months ago as Gaborone scales up its fight against foot and mouth disease, writes Ian Nkala....
14 October 2016
View news from United States Think Hard About Winter Nutrition for Cows for Long-Term Benefits
US - Providing forage and feed supplies with the proper nutritional value for cows is an important consideration for producers as winter approaches, said Dr Jason Banta, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist....
13 October 2016
View news from Australia Markets Improving but Challenges Remain for Australian Dairy Farmers
AUSTRALIA - International dairy commodity prices have staged a significant recovery in recent months, as global supply and demand slowly return to a more balanced outlook, according to Dairy Australia’s latest Situation and Outlook report....
11 October 2016
View news from United States New Vaccine Against Cattle Diseases Could Help Reduce Antibiotics Use
US - A newly patented vaccine by Kansas State University researchers could be good news for meat consumers, as well as for cattle and those who care for them....
06 October 2016
View news from Global Dairy Markets Tighter Despite High Stocks, Rabobank Says
GLOBAL - Global milk production is tightening quickly, and, in the face of firm domestic demand, surplus for exports has reduced sharply, leading agricultural bank Rabobank has reported in its latest Global Dairy Quarterly....
05 October 2016
View news from United Kingdom Dairy Farmers Left Short-Changed as Farmgate Prices Lag Behind
UK - Market indicators show dairy farmers are being short-changed to the tune of £200 million pounds, the National Farmers Union (NFU) said today....
03 October 2016
View news from Global Dairy Demand Growth Expected to Continue Until 2025
GLOBAL - A global growth in milk demand of more than 20 million tonnes per year is expected to continue until 2025, according to the new Long-term Dairy Outlook from IFCN Dairy....
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