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23 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Liver Fluke Control Plans Essential as Weather Creates High Risk
UK - Farmers are warned to be proactive with liver fluke management this autumn to ensure no adverse effects on cattle performance are seen, given the high liver fluke risk this year....
22 September 2016
View news from Global World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
GLOBAL - World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge agreed by 193 countries at the United Nations headquarters in New York yesterday....
19 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Top Performing Dairy Farms Earning Hundreds of Pounds More Per Cow
UK - Rural Business Research, the group of universities and colleges behind the Farm Business Survey, have found that dairy farms in the top 25 per cent performance category made £450 more profit per cow in 2015....
16 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Will New Food Labelling Regulations Build Trust and Confidence?
ANALYSIS - The UK’s vote to leave the European Union could allow some flexibility in the way that new European food labelling regulations are implemented....
13 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Heightened Risk of Bluetongue Virus Outbreak in UK Leads to Ongoing Monitoring
UK - The Pirbright Institute and Thermo Fisher Scientific are closely monitoring and preparing for the potential outbreak of Bluetongue virus (BTV) Type 8 in the UK, where the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) estimates there is...
12 September 2016
View news from New Zealand Dairy Stocking Rate Research Challenges Pollution Perceptions
New Zealand - An experiment in New Zealand found that more cows per grazing area led to less nitrogen leached to ground water, challenging assumptions on stocking rate, report investigators in the Journal of Dairy Science....
08 September 2016
View news from United States Cattle the Primary Reservoir for New Virus - Influenza D
US - The executive committee of the International Committee of Taxonomy of Viruses has approved the naming of a new virus as influenza D....
07 September 2016
View news from Global Global Dairy Trade Prices Up Again
GLOBAL - Price indices at the Global Dairy Trade auction on Tuesday rose by 7.7 per cent, indicating continuing recovery in dairy prices....
02 September 2016
View news from India India Considers Housing Over 5 Million Stray Cattle in Cow Shelters
INDIA - The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) of India has embarked on an ambitious plan to build cow shelters across the country to house over 5 million of its stray cattle, writes Basudev Mahapatra....
01 September 2016
View news from Japan More Cows Give Birth at Full Moon
JAPAN - A popular belief that there is a higher number of births around the full moon has been shown to be true for dairy cows by a group of University of Tokyo researchers....
30 August 2016
View news from United Kingdom New TB Controls Include Further Badger Control Licenses
UK - New measures have been announced by the government to tackle the spread of bovine TB in England, including additional licences for the controversial badger culling programme....
24 August 2016
View news from United States Microbe Population in Raw Milk Changes During Processing
US - Findings from a new study, reported in the journal mBio, may help food companies improve the quality of dairy products....
18 August 2016
View news from China Chinese Dairy Industry Recovering from Scandals, Report Suggests
CHINA - Following eight years of tightened regulation and an industry overhaul, Chinese dairy products are emerging from the shadow cast by high-profile safety scandals, according to a report released by the Dairy Association of China (DAC)....
17 August 2016
View news from United Kingdom Further Calls for Post-Brexit Revolution in British Farm Funding
UK - A new report released today by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) argues that farming in England needs to become more diverse to prove environmentally resilient over the coming years....
12 August 2016
View news from Australia Research Adds More Evidence to Role of Dairy in Weight Loss
AUSTRALIA - Recent research findings add to the growing body of evidence showing the beneficial role of dairy foods in managing weight....
10 August 2016
View news from New Zealand New Zealand's Beef Cattle Herd Up Despite Trying Season
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s beef cattle herd increased by 2.8 per cent to 3.7 million during the 2015–16 season, at the same time as the country’s sheep flock decreased 3.0 per cent and now totals 28.3 million....
02 August 2016
View news from United States Processing Key When Substituting Maize with Wheat in Cattle Feed
US - With wheat prices in some areas dipping below corn values, some beef or swine producers are considering substituting wheat into livestock rations in place of corn (maize)....
26 July 2016
View news from Global Dairy Companies Look to Expand in Africa
GLOBAL - The world's dairy market shrank last year, with the Top 20 dairy companies taking slices of a smaller pie, highlights The Rabobank Global Dairy Top 20 2016....
22 July 2016
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Farmers Looking Out for Fluke-Spreading Mud Snails
SCOTLAND, UK - Cattle and sheep farmers have been warned to look out for mud snails and any signs that their animals may have fallen prey to the parasites the snails carry....
21 July 2016
View news from United States Pastures with More Plant Species Show Better Productivity
US - Newly-published long-term research shows multispecies pastures show promise for productivity and drought tolerant improvements. ...
20 July 2016
View news from United Kingdom EU Farmers Get €150 Million to Reduce Milk Production in Rescue Package
EU - The European Commission has presented a new package of measures worth €500 million from EU funds to support farmers in the face of ongoing market difficulties, particularly on the dairy market....
18 July 2016
View news from United Kingdom Formal Complaints Over 'Fake' Supermarket Farm Branding
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has written to formally complain to National Trading Standards Institute over the use of ‘fake’ farm branding by retailers on some food products....
14 July 2016
View news from Global Dairy Prices Moving up, but Demand Still Weak, Rabobank Says
GLOBAL - Global deliveries of milk have started to fall, while dairy markets are showing only modest demand growth....
11 July 2016
View news from Canada Taiwan Lifts Ban on Canadian Beef
CANADA - Just over a week after Mexico lifted its remaining import restrictions on Canadian beef, Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare lifted its temporary ban on Canadian beef. The announcement came Friday, July 8, reports Sarah Mikesell. ...
05 July 2016
View news from Global Global Food Prices Expected to Remain Flat in Coming Decade
GLOBAL - The recent period of high agricultural commodity prices is most likely over, say the OECD and FAO in their latest 10-year Outlook....
01 July 2016
View news from United Kingdom UK to Promote Beef Exports to Premium Markets Following EU Exit Vote
ANALYSIS - The UK’s meat and livestock industry can expect more volatility in the wake of the referendum vote to leave the EU, writes Chris Harris....
30 June 2016
View news from United States How Will Brexit Affect US Agriculture?
US - Britain’s departure from the European Union would have little direct effect on US agricultural trade, Purdue University agricultural economists have said....
24 June 2016
View news from United Kingdom Brexit Vote: Farming Industry Reaction
UK - The votes have been counted, and the UK has voted to leave the European Union. Here we will have all the reaction from food and farming organisations in the UK and beyond....
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