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26 June 2020
European Parliament starts animal transport inquiry after reported welfare breaches
The European Parliament will establish a 12-month inquiry committee investigating enforcement failures in animal transport. ...
FDA and USDA issue joint statement on import restrictions and COVID-19
USDA and FDA reiterate that there is no evidence of people contracting the novel coronavirus from food or food packaging. ...
18 June 2020
OIE takes steps towards digital future
Information flow is an essential component to prevent and monitor the spread of animal diseases as well as to maintain trust between countries....
15 May 2020
Breedr’s virtual supply chain ensures meat quality, supply and supports net zero targets
A virtual value-chain for livestock production that ensures quality and supply has been developed by Breedr and has the support of the National Farmers Union, major livestock producers, processors and leading supermarkets....
08 May 2020
Zoetis shows suckling calves with significant weight gain from implants
Recent studies of implant use in suckling calves revealed promising results for weight gain through the feedlot phase compared with non-implanted cattle....
02 May 2020
Hartpury Agri-Tech Centre offers fresh support during COVID-19 pandemic
The Hartpury Agri-Tech Centre has launched a new initiative to support agri-tech businesses and food producers during the COVID-19 pandemic....
27 April 2020
UK warehouses could reach full cold storage capacity within three weeks
The world’s biggest cold storage supplier reports that its UK warehouses could soon run out of space due to stalling restaurant demand....
25 April 2020
Mole Valley Farmers pledges support to farmers during COVID-19 lockdown
Whether it’s over the phone or via video calling, the Mole Valley Farmers team are on hand to offer support to farmers during the coronavirus lockdown....
10 April 2020
Zoetis acquires Performance Livestock Analytics, expanding its digital and data analytics expertise
Zoetis adds innovative digital solutions and analytics expertise to accelerate progress in precision livestock farming. ...
05 April 2020
Free remote Ration Performance Monitoring service now open to all
Alltech and Keenan have announced the launch of a new InTouch service that allows UK dairy and beef farmer to benefit from independent nutritional advice and support, free of charge for the next three months....
04 April 2020
Farmers urged to prepare plan B
Farming consultants have created an emergency document to help farmers plan ahead in case they fall ill during the coronavirus pandemic. ...
02 April 2020
Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare released
The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW), the leading global measure of policy commitment, performance and disclosure on animal welfare in food companies, has launched its eighth annual report today revealing that two of the six companies...
28 March 2020
Vet groups and charities work together to continue care and support veterinary teams and clients during coronavirus
Veterinary groups and animal welfare charities have joined together to help ensure the UK’s animals are cared for during the coronavirus pandemic....
27 March 2020
USDA makes the federal loan process more flexible
US farmers facing financial difficulty due to coronavirus will be able to access more flexible federal loans....
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....
26 March 2020
NFU US welcomes stimulus bill
New stimulus bill would address the most urgent concerns for family farmers and rural hospitals, says NFU....
16 March 2020
UK's APHA receives £1.4 billion budget windfall for world-leading Weybridge Laboratory
The UK’s world-leading scientific and veterinary capability will be enhanced after a £1.4 billion investment boost to the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) to protect the country against the increasing threats of animal and plant diseases....
13 March 2020
Royal De Heus strengthens its position in Brazil by acquiring Cerrado Nutrição Animal
Royal De Heus signed an agreement acquiring Brazilian cattle nutrition company Cerrado Nutrição Animal....
03 March 2020
Smartbow open days at South West Dairy Development Centre
South West Dairy Development Centre will hold open days to demonstrate SmartBow, new wearable tech for cows. ...
24 February 2020
No jail time for farm invaders in Western Australia
Australian courts have given suspended sentences to two activists who broke onto a farm and sole a calf, angering farmers. ...
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. ...
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