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08 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom Pirbright: pooled milk can be used for FMD surveillance
A case study undertaken by scientists at The Pirbright Institute is the first to confirm that milk obtained from in-line milk samplers on a large-scale dairy farm can be used to detect circulating foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) in cattle....
06 July 2020
View news from United States Watch Out for Poisonous Weeds in Hay and Pasture
Noxious and toxic weeds are always a concern to livestock producers. Whether these weeds present themselves in hay or pastures, the only real way to know if they are present is to scout and know the risk, writes Justin Brackenrich, Penn State University...
24 June 2020
View news from Global Cattle GHG emissions: are we all counting the same way?
When it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, are all countries counting them the same way? ...
22 June 2020
View news from United States Where is animal microbiome research headed?
Mike Kogut, research microbiologist with USDA, talked to researchers about the future of the animal microbiome recently at the Animal Microbiome and Nutritional Health Congress in Chicago....
19 June 2020
View news from United States Take a proactive approach to beef and dairy heat stress
Heat stress costs dairy and beef producers hundreds of millions each year. Proactive measures implemented before an extreme heat event can reduce immediate and long-term impacts of heat stress in ruminants....
17 June 2020
View news from Philippines Improving and conserving the carabao population in the Philippines using the Applied Biosystems™ Axiom™ technology
The future of agriculture lies in diversity. Many parts of the world depend on crops and livestock different from those bred in the United States and Europe, and the agricultural sciences are finally catching up to that reality....
02 June 2020
View news from United States US supply chain disruptions continue
When workers essential to the food supply become ill, how does this affect the food supply chain within the meat industry?...
01 June 2020
View news from Global Beef – during and beyond COVID-19
As parts of the world cautiously ease out of lockdown and reassess COVID-19’s impact on the beef sector, Rabobank’s latest global Beef Quarterly has revised down its global beef production outlook, and forecasts slowing beef demand in a declining...
27 May 2020
View news from United States Smaller meat processors face backlogs as coronavirus continues to shutter large slaughterhouses
Small meat processors across the US and Canada report months-long bottlenecks as farmers search for abattoirs to process backlogged livestock....
22 May 2020
View news from United States US farmers now eligible for direct assistance from CFAP programme
USDA details financial supports available to farmers who experience losses from COVID-19 through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Programme (CFAP). ...
20 May 2020
View news from Brazil UK supermarkets threaten to boycott Brazilian products over proposed forest law
British supermarkets have warned Brazil that they might boycott its products if Brazilian lawmakers pass a controversial bill that could ramp up destruction of the Amazon rainforest....
15 May 2020
View news from Global One step closer to carbon neutral cattle
New research shows that supplementing cattle diets with red seaweed reduces enteric methane emissions by 98 percent while improving productivity measures – without causing negative side-effects....
13 May 2020
View news from Australia Trade spat between China and Australia intensifies
China suspends beef imports from four Australian firms amid official disputes over the coronavirus pandemic....
07 May 2020
View news from Global Misleading metrics – how standard climate measures obscure the impact of cattle emissions
Emerging research demonstrates that using climate impact measures like GWP100 and CO₂ Equivalence to measure greenhouse gas emissions can overestimate the climate burden of cattle production....
04 May 2020
View news from Canada As coronavirus infections rise in meat plants, Canada lets companies decide when to close
Reporting from Reuters finds that Canada’s public health officials are allowing decisions on meat plant closures to be made by packing companies, despite provincial authority to enforce stoppages....
01 May 2020
View news from United Kingdom Front line food relief amid COVID-19 part 3 – The Bread and Butter Thing
How are local food relief organisations coping with the ongoing pandemic?...
29 April 2020
View news from United States Front line food relief amid COVID-19 part 2 – Westside Campaign Against Hunger
How are local food relief organisations coping with the ongoing pandemic?...
28 April 2020
View news from United States NCBA urges improvements to Paycheck Protection Programme
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association is leading a coalition of more than 35 different agricultural groups in sending a letter to leaders on Capitol Hill advising specific improvements to the Paycheck Protection Programme. ...
27 April 2020
View news from United Kingdom Front line food relief amid COVID-19 part 1 – Granville Community Kitchen
How are local food relief organisations coping with the ongoing pandemic?...
23 April 2020
View news from Romania Calculating the economic effects of Romania’s bluetongue outbreak
Lost export opportunities can send long-term shockwaves in any industry, but it’s proven particularly difficult for Romania’s fledgling cattle sector....
20 April 2020
View news from United States Trump administration unveils $19 billion coronavirus aid package for farmers
On 17 April, President Trump announced a $19 billion relief programme to help US farmers weather the impact of the coronavirus – including food buys for poor Americans and $16 billion in direct payments....
17 April 2020
View news from Global Gene edited cattle: are we there yet?
As gene editing technology advances, the possibility of genetically modified beef and dairy cattle is closer than ever. Where is the cattle industry now, and how do we ensure consumer and environmental safety as the technology becomes more widespread?...
15 April 2020
View news from United States COVID-19-related cattle industry losses in the US estimated at $13.6 Billion
A recent study estimates that cattle industry losses stemming from the coronavirus pandemic will reach $13.6 billion....
09 April 2020
View news from European Union Panic buying – can our food system cope with demand?
With media outlets showing empty grocery stores and hinting at potential food shortages due to panic buying, Farm Gate host ffinlo Costain sits down with Roland Bonney of FAI Farms and Jo White of Behaviour Change for Animals to discuss the psychology...
06 April 2020
View news from European Union Delving into “less and better” meat
When talking about sustainable meat, we often hear the phrase “less and better” as the guiding principle – but what does that mean in reality?...
31 March 2020
View news from United States New US poll sheds light on farmers’ COVID-19 concerns
Nearly 90 percent of farmers surveyed indicate they are at least somewhat worried about the impact COVID-19 will have on their business. More than 50 percent are very or extremely worried about the potential impact, according to a US farmer survey conducted...
View news from China Getting the most benefit from palm fat supplements
Emerging research has demonstrated that using coated folic acid along with palm fat powder in cattle feed can boost growth performance and rumen health without causing negative side effects....
27 March 2020
View news from Global Identifying lameness in cattle – what works, what doesn’t and what farmers should aim for
New technologies like cow-attached accelerometers could improve lameness detection and management, but underlying issues in analytics and algorithms could prevent farmers from adopting the new systems....
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