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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....
25 March 2020
View news from Russian Federation Overcoming anthrax – reviewing Russia’s anthrax control efforts
A retrospective review of anthrax outbreaks in Tatarstan, a republic in the Russian Federation, indicates that widespread cattle vaccination can prevent zoonosis and keep the endemic infection at bay....
20 March 2020
View news from Global Changing trends and farmer perceptions for feed additives
Devan Paulus Compart, ruminant feed additive researcher at Land O'Lakes, shared trends in the feed additive industry and described how to best use research to change farmer perceptions of the industry at the Livestock Microbiome & Nutritional Health Congress...
19 March 2020
View news from Global Climate, food and national security at a crossroads
In this podcast, ffinlo Costain interviews Caitlin Werrell, co-founder of the Centre for Climate and Security and Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, the UK's former Climate, Energy and Security Envoy, to explore the relationship between climate change, the...
16 March 2020
View news from United Kingdom Partnering during bluetongue outbreak to offer diagnostic solutions
The Pirbright Institute is home to the OIE World Organisation for Animal Health Reference Laboratory for bluetongue virus (BTV). The team at Pirbright is responsible for receiving samples for diagnosis from the UK and around the world and responding to...
12 March 2020
View news from United States On the leading edge of microbiome science
As part of The Cattle Site’s deep dive into new trends in nutrition, we spoke to Mike Seely from Ascus Biosciences to discuss their unique approach to microbiology and animal-health science....
09 March 2020
View news from United States Genome editing’s potential to reshape agriculture for a better future
Mention genome editing out loud and many involved in the agricultural industry will twitch in fear while others can foresee the precise benefits it can bring....
04 March 2020
View news from United Kingdom Safeguarding standards in an uncertain future
Climate-friendly farming will be a huge component of the UK’s free trade posture after Brexit, but lack of government leadership could permanently weaken the agriculture sector....
02 March 2020
View news from United Kingdom Careers in food and farming: inspiring the next generation of STEM graduates
Speaking at the NFU Conference 2020, an expert panel discuss the introduction of food and farming into the national curriculum and providing a gateway into STEM careers....
27 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom Flooding, food standards and environmental land management – Defra Minister George Eustice addresses the UK’s NFU Conference
The NFU Conference political session, held on 26 February, gave recently appointed Defra Minister George Eustice an opportunity to share his vision for the future of UK farming. ...
24 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom Unhappy cow? A closer look at cow personalities as they mature
A recent study has documented noticeable personality changes in Holstein cows when they undergo puberty, but the media buzz may be overblown....
17 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom Regenerative farming – how farmers can make the transition
In this podcast, ffinlo Costain explores how farmers can embrace regenerative agriculture to ensure long-term productivity, profitability and ecosystem biodiversity....
13 February 2020
View news from United States Demonstrating high on-farm standards through One Health Certified
A new programme administered by the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE), offers livestock producers a new way to demonstrate their on-farm health, welfare and sustainability standards....
11 February 2020
View news from United Kingdom Addressing the UK’s rumen and liver fluke challenge
Researchers at the University of Liverpool want to combat the growing prevalence of rumen fluke and liver fluke in the UK....
05 February 2020
View news from South Africa How Bovine Tuberculosis Diagnostics Contribute to Wildlife Conservation
The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi park in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is home to over 96 species of mammals, including giraffes, rhinoceros, elephants, lions and African buffalo. Bovine tuberculosis (bTB), a major infectious disease that affects the lungs and lymph...
View news from United States Walmart’s entrance into beef supply chain not expected to drive near term changes to cattle industry
If beef strategy proven successful, more significant investments, vertical integration and market entrants may follow....
31 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom How UK Conservatives are protecting the farming sector after Brexit
In this podcast, ffinlo Costain sits down with Sam Hall, the Director of the Conservative Environment Network (CEN), to discuss the network’s plans for the UK’s food production, agricultural land use and the environmental opportunities arising from...
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