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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....
26 June 2019
IFA Welcomes Oireachtas Committee Opposition to Mercosur Trade Deal
EU - Reacting to the publication of the Joint Oireachtas Committee report on the future of the beef sector, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the report was a mixed bag, with some positive recommendations and some missed opportunities to...
Partnership Tackling Livestock Worrying Launches New Banner Campaign
SCOTLAND, UK - A partnership involving NFU Scotland, Police Scotland and Argyll and Bute Council continues to promote responsible dog ownership in the region in a bid to prevent further devastating attacks on livestock. ...
25 June 2019
Commission Stance on South American Trade Deal Not Credible, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy led IFA National Officers and members of the IFA Livestock Committee in a protest at the EU Commission offices in Dublin yesterday over the hypocrisy of the Commission doing a trade deal with South America....
24 June 2019
Seven Signatories of Letter Ignore Inconvenient Truth About Brazil, Says IFA
EU - Speaking from Brussels on Saturday (22 June), IFA President Joe Healy accused the seven Prime Ministers who signed a letter to Jean Claude Juncker backing a trade deal with South American countries of making a mockery of European farmers and the...
IFA Protest at EU Commission Office Over Sellout to South America
IRELAND - Yesterday (Sunday, 23 July), IFA President Joe Healy revealed plans to lead IFA National Officers and members of the IFA Livestock Committee in a protest at the EU Commission offices in Dublin at 8am this morning over the double standards of...
QMS Urges Industry to Back Meat With Integrity Campaign
SCOTLAND, UK - Four farmers were unveiled on Friday, 21 June, as among the "faces" of Quality Meat Scotland’s new "Meat With Integrity" campaign, which launches next month....
Antibiotic Resistance in Spore-forming Probiotic Bacteria
US - New research has found that six probiotic "Bacillus" strains are resistant to several antibiotics....
21 June 2019
Time for Taoiseach to Tell EU Council Ireland Will Not Ratify a Bad Mercosur Deal, Says IFA
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar must tell his fellow leaders at this week’s EU Council that Ireland will not ratify a bad Mercosur deal....
Red Meat Industry Urged to Unite to Cascade Positive Messages
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) remains totally focused on supporting the Scottish red meat industry during this period of continued political uncertainty and unprecedented challenge on many fronts....
19 June 2019
RSPCA Files Complaint Over Alleged Mistreatment of Cattle
AUSTRALIA - RSPCA Australia has lodged a formal complaint with the federal Department of Agriculture after receiving images and footage revealing allegedly brutal treatment of Australian cattle live exported to Israel on board the notorious ship Maysora....
14 June 2019
IFA Says Supporting Mercosur Deal Would be Reckless for Ireland
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has called on the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to intervene at the highest levels in Brussels to stop a bad EU-Mercosur trade deal, which would do untold damage to Ireland's €3bn beef and livestock sector....
07 June 2019
QMS Raises Awareness of Key Role of Auctioneers
SCOTLAND, UK - A tranche of activities to raise awareness of the key role of auctioneers in the Scottish red meat industry has been undertaken in recent months by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
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
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...
29 May 2019
Meat Industry Says Animal Welfare Concerns Could Have $3.2b Effect on Livestock Sector
AUSTRALIA - The Australian livestock sector could lose up to $3.2 billion by 2030 if it does not meet changing consumer attitudes to animal welfare....
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...
20 May 2019
Full Compensation for Actual Losses Suffered Needed
UK - NFU Scotland responded last week to a consultation into a proposed Members Bill on livestock worrying, urging the Scottish Government to ensure provision for full compensation based on actual losses suffered is provided for....
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. ...
10 May 2019
Cattle Industry’s Beef Quality Assurance Program Develops, Distributes Extensive National Manual
US - An official manual for the Beef Quality Assurance program that is both detailed and extensive is now being distributed nationwide throughout the cattle industry....
09 May 2019
Scottish Livestock Farmers Urged to Sign-Up for Open Farm Sunday
SCOTLAND, UK - With one month to go until LEAF Open Farm Sunday, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is calling on Scottish livestock farmers to get behind the initiative on 9 June....
03 May 2019
Livestock Farming has Key Role in Tackling Climate Change
SCOTLAND, UK - The intrinsic role of livestock production in Scotland as part of the solution to tackling climate change is being emphasised by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
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....
Spot Checks Pilot Adds Weight to Quality Assurance Standards
SCOTLAND, UK - The organisations which represent Scotland’s cattle and sheep farmers are backing a move by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) to pilot a spot checks visits programme as part of its Cattle and Sheep Quality Assurance Scheme. ...
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....
26 April 2019
Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI to be High Profile at HK Event
HONG KONG - Two of Scotland’s most iconic foods – Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI – are set to be high profile in Hong Kong next month at HOFEX, Asia’s leading food and hospitality trade show....
16 April 2019
AgForce Applauds Forward-looking $1.5M Labor Pledge for Cattle Research
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed the $1.5 million funding promise from the Federal Labor Party for the Beef Central Queensland Livestock Centre of Excellence, a producer-led research programme co-developed with Central Queensland University and the Department...
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