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19 October 2018
UC Davis Leads National Cow Genomics Effort
US - The cattle industry is the largest agricultural commodity in the United States, generating more than $100 billion in farm cash receipts in 2016. ...
10 October 2018
Masvingo Cattle Farmers Start Veld Fires to Destroy Ticks
ZIMBABWE - Cattle farmers in parts of Masvingo province are reportedly burning down tracts of land in attempts to destroy ticks that are affecting their livestock....
09 October 2018
JBS Organises Animal Welfare Initiative with Cattle Breeders
BRAZIL - JBS has developed a project focusing on partner livestock breeders which involves distributing kits with handling flags, a poster and a booklet illustrated with guidelines to help day-to-day farm work that involves cattle. Twenty thousand units...
08 October 2018
Zoetis Enhances Rapid Response to Emerging Diseases
When Schmallenberg virus spread quickly across eight European countries, causing fever, diarrhoea, and reduced milk yield in cattle, sheep and goats, Zoetis was swift to respond with Zulvac® SBV, the first vaccine centrally authorised in 2014 by the...
25 September 2018
Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN Debuts First-of-its-kind Digital Platform
US - Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN yesterday announced its plan to roll out the Truterra™ Insights Engine, an interactive on-farm digital platform that will help farmers advance their stewardship goals and return-on-investment in real time, acre-by-acre and...
24 September 2018
Animal Health, Carcase Spec Key to Profitability
SCOTLAND, UK - The potential to increase profitability by meeting processors’ carcase specification requirements will be one of the focus areas of the next meeting of the Borders Monitor Farm on Wednesday, 26 September....
18 September 2018
New Video Featuring Virginia Cattle Producers Rebutting State Official
US - Yesterday, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council released a third video in their campaign to modernize the Endangered Species Act (ESA)....
14 September 2018
New survey identifies needs and gaps among cattle producers and veterinarians to advance cattle care and well-being
Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) today announced the results from the Cattle Care and Well-Being Survey, a comprehensive survey of U.S. beef producers and veterinarians, that identified resources, topics...
13 September 2018
Carrier Status Matters in FMD
US - Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) is believed to be one of the most contagious pathogens of animals in its acute form; however, there is still controversy over whether it is transmissible from asymptomatic, long-term carriers....
12 September 2018
Fiji Cattle Under Threat of TB
FIJI - Cattle being exposed to tuberculosis are becoming a threat to farmers such as Vijay Nand....
11 September 2018
Official Opening of Vion's New Cattle Slaughterhouse in Waldkraiburg
GERMANY - On Saturday (8 September), Vion's COO Bernd Stange welcomed guests from politics, society, agriculture and customers of the company to the official opening of the most modern beef production location of Vion in Waldkraiburg....
10 September 2018
EU Trade Talks with Mercosur Have No Credibility, Says IFA
EU - With EU Commission officials in Montevideo in Uruguay this week to reconvene the Mercosur trade talks, IFA President Joe Healy said the time has come for EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan to put his foot down and tell Trade Commissioner Malmstrom...
06 September 2018
New Grassland Improvement Programme Looking for Farmers
UK - Beef and sheep farms are needed for a new project which will help farmers across Great Britain improve management of their grassland....
29 August 2018
Recombinetics Closes $34m in Series A Funding
US - Recombinetics, a pioneer in gene-editing solutions for human health and animal agriculture, has announced the completion of a $34 million Series A financing round....
08 August 2018
Cargill’s 2018 Annual Report Highlights Commitment to Vibrant Food, Agriculture
GLOBAL - Following one of Cargill's best financial performances, the company launched its 2018 annual report yesterday (7 August). The report outlines a year of activating tomorrow’s solutions to nourish the world....
07 August 2018
Vion Slaughterhouses Gain Recognition for Meeting Welfare Standards
GERMANY - Great recognition for the Vion Food Group: The two facilities in Buchloe and Waldkraiburg were the first beef slaughterhouses nationwide to be certified according to the criteria of the German Animal Welfare Association for dairy cows and can...
27 July 2018
BJP MLA Slams CM Parrikar Over Beef Shortage in Goa
INDIA - Outspoken BJP MLA and deputy speaker Michael Lobo had the BJP-led coalition government squirming on Wednesday when he claimed that the government had failed to crack down on cow vigilantes....
26 July 2018
First Time Ever: New Zealand to Eradicate Mycoplasma bovis from Dairy Herds
It's never been done before. New Zealand has announced plans to try to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) from its dairy herds. ...
23 July 2018
Farm Safety Week Concludes with Focus on Livestock Safety
IRELAND - Last Friday, IFA and Teagasc challenged farmers to think about improving livestock handling systems to make them safer and more efficient....
20 July 2018
Farmers Urged to Act Now to Limit Drought Impact on Feed Stocks
UK - Livestock farmers are being urged to take steps now to make the most of feed stocks and limit the effects of the exceptionally dry conditions on farm....
19 July 2018
US House Motion to Begin Farm Bill Conference Committee Applauded
US - The US House of Representatives has approved a motion to proceed to a conference committee for the 2018 Farm Bill....
13 July 2018
Aberdeen Angus Farmers to Benefit from Tesco's New Beef Contracts
UK - Tesco has announced it will continue its multi-million pound investment in the growth of the British Aberdeen Angus herd, with 1,600 farmers in the UK set to benefit from new 12 month contracts which will guarantee a price above the standard market...
10 July 2018
New 'Fight the Fluke' Video Highlights Importance of Control
UK - With farmers facing significant livestock losses from liver fluke, AHDB Beef & Lamb and Moredun Research Institute are acting to help improve understanding and develop effective control methods....
29 June 2018
Climate Change Bill Threatens Disaster for Scottish Livestock Sector, Says QMS
SCOTLAND, UK - A stark warning that the Scottish Parliament’s Climate Change Bill could prove disastrous for the Scottish livestock sector has come from Jim McLaren, Chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
18 June 2018
Drought in Western Latvia Forces Farmers to Dispose of Cattle
LATVIA - Farmers in Kuldiga region in western Latvia have started disposing of their cattle because lasting drought has resulted in shortage of fodder....
15 June 2018
Pelvic Measuring Helps Rate Heifers’ Breeding Performance
SCOTLAND, UK - Pelvic measuring of heifers will now be a regular activity on Morayshire Monitor Farm after recent try outs found merit in it as a management tool....
14 June 2018
Bayer’s Care4Cattle initiative
Interview with Almut Hoffmann, Head of Global Marketing Farm Animal Products. ...
13 June 2018
Livestock Farmers Urged to Use Correct Injection Sites
UK - Farmers may be losing money by incorrectly injecting livestock and damaging carcase value, a survey carried out by AHDB Beef & Lamb has revealed....
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