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23 January 2020
Barn fires: how to address a deadly threat to cattle
It is estimated that between 2013 and 2019, over 4,900 cattle died in barn fires in the US. We speak to the Animal Welfare Institute about what’s needed to protect cattle in the future....
17 January 2020
13 ag-tech innovators transforming livestock production
In the endeavour for better animal welfare and improved sustainability, new disruptive innovations are emerging to enable farmers to monitor the health of their herds in real-time, prevent disease outbreaks, and optimise nutrition....
04 December 2019
US Grain Elevators Facing Tighter Margins, Revenue Pressures in 2020
Grain elevators face significant challenges in the year ahead as they buy basis on corn, soybeans, and wheat at the highest levels seen in years. ...
03 December 2019
Cattle Farmers to Benefit from Solar-powered Boreholes
RWANDA - Cattle in Nyagatare and Kayonza districts will no longer face water shortages and death induced by drought thanks to new boreholes run by solar energy....
20 November 2019
IFA: Significant Report on Technology Use in Agriculture Launched
IRELAND - Farm Business Skillnet, in conjunction with IFA, today (20 November) launched the findings of an extensive research project on the adoption of and attitudes towards digital technology in Irish agriculture. ...
14 June 2019
Armenian Govt to Help Build Smart Cattle-breeding Farms
ARMENIA - In early April the government of Armenia approved an assistance program for construction, reconstruction and technological re-equipment of small and medium-sized "smart cattle-breeding farms"....
10 June 2019
Dept Changes to Classification Favour Factories Over Farmers, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the proposal from the Department of Agriculture to change the equations in the classification machines at meat plants, which determine the conformation and fat score of cattle, rewards factories...
21 May 2019
150,000 Growers and 16 Million Acres Impacted by US Midwest Flooding
The Midwest flooding crisis has already damaged grain and potentially many grain bin structures and is expected to present problems into July, impacting the current planting season. ...
24 April 2019
PM Visits Cattle Earmarks Manufacturing Factory
MONGOLIA - Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh yesterday got familiarized with activities of the first cattle earmarks manufacturing factory which locates in the 14th khoroo of Khan-Uul district....
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...
10 December 2018
China Paves Way in Agricultural Technology
CHINA - New initiatives, farming advances and educational programs are helping to feed the developing world....
30 October 2018
Industry-first Robotic Cattle Driver Improves Animal Welfare, Employee Safety
US - Cargill has developed an industry-first robotic cattle driver aimed at improving animal welfare and employee safety....
01 October 2018
Fiji Successfully Executes First Cattle Embryo Transfer
FIJI - Fiji's first embryo transfer program on cattle has been marked a success following the birth of calves or calving stage at the Ministry of Agriculture’s Sigatoka Research Station....
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...
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 August 2018
Ag Dept to Permanently Monitor Carcass Trim in Meat Plants, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said Department of Agriculture technical officers will monitor carcass trim in the meat factories on behalf of farmers on a constant daily basis from later this year....
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. ...
13 July 2018
Cattlemen Press for USDA Oversight at Public Meeting on Lab-Grown Fake Meat
US - Yesterday, Danielle Beck, director of government affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), used remarks at a public meeting to advocate for US Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversight of lab-grown fake meat products....
09 July 2018
Impact Calculator Helps Industry Prepare for Brexit
UK - A new online calculator has been launched this week which will allow farmers and growers to see for the first time how they may be affected by potential Brexit scenarios....
06 June 2018
US Dairy Industry Signs MoU with Singapore
SINGAPORE - The US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the Food Innovation and Resource Centre (FIRC) at Singapore Polytechnic signed a partnership agreement in May that furthers US dairy's commitment to food innovation to meet the needs of Southeast Asian...
28 May 2018
Vion's Leeuwarden Abattoir Under Temporary Suspension
NETHERLANDS - Vion announced on Friday that activities at its beef abattoir in Leeuwarden will temporarily be suspended due to certain experiences in the new abattoir over the past few months....
11 May 2018
Beef Industry Addresses Consumer Concerns About Environment, Animal Welfare
AUSTRALIA - Beef producers are using innovation to address rising pressures from environmental and animal activists about how the industry operates....
03 May 2018
Tyson Ventures Announces Investment in Future Meat Technologies
ISRAEL - Future Meat Technologies has announced a $2.2 million seed investment round co-led by Tyson Ventures, the venture capital arm of Tyson Foods. Tyson Foods is a Fortune 100 company, and one of the world’s largest food producers....
27 April 2018
China's Agriculture Quality Improving Steadily
CHINA - China will make noticeable progress in agricultural output and quality to meet peoples' demand for better food over the next ten years, according to an outlook report released by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences on Friday....
26 March 2018
One Step Closer to CCTV in All Welsh Slaughterhouses
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed a statement from the Welsh Government which hints at future legislation to introduce CCTV in Welsh slaughterhouses...
12 January 2018
Ethiopian Govt Launches Projects to Develop Livestock, Fishery Sectors
ETHIOPIA - The Ethiopian government has recently assigned a US$470 million loan and donation agreement with the World Bank, of which a loan of US$170 million goes to the livestock and fishery resource development....
02 November 2017
Canadian Consumers Yearn to Know More About Beef They Eat; Cargill Pilot to Provide Answers
CANADA - Thanks to an ambitious Cargill Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration pilot, by the end of 2018 the company’s customers should be one step closer to providing consumers with beef from operations that have been audited from 'birth to burger'...
09 October 2017
B+LNZ Unveils Plans for 'Future Farm'
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is to establish a "Future Farm" to trial new technologies and farm systems as part of its strategy to support farming excellence and lift farm productivity and profitability....
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