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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 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....
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...
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....
 
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