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12 March 2015
What's Holding Back Drones?
AUSTRALIA - The manifold benefits of using drones in livestock production have led experts in innovation and farm systems to ask the question of why wider adoption still hasn’t taken place....
11 March 2015
Demand Pull Not Technology Push: Using Drones in Livestock Production
GLOBAL – Applying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones in livestock production has huge potential but producers need tangible cost and profit benefits to embrace them....
03 March 2015
Cargill Completes $12.5 Million Investment in South Africa Animal Feed Facility
GLOBAL - Driven by an increase in demand from customers throughout the region for animal feed products, Cargill has completed a US$12.5 million expansion of its premix facility in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa....
New European Cattle and Sheep Breeding Company Announced
EUROPE - A leading New Zealand breeding company is branching into Europe following the acquisition of a major stake in a UK based sheep breeding specialist, bringing with it cattle and sheep expertise. ...
25 February 2015
USDA Announces Funding for Research, Education, Extension
US - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced more than $160 million in funding for food and agriculture research, education and extension....
20 February 2015
Biomin Web Site Now in Polish
POLAND - Biomin has launched a Polish version of its corporate web site....
14 January 2015
NZ Agritech Sector Worth NZ$1.2 billion
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's agritechnology sector was worth approximately NZ$1.2 billion in 2013 according to new research into the size, value and future potential of the sector....
31 December 2014
China to Advance Agricultural Modernisation
CHINA - China is to push forward with a programme of agricultural modernisation through reform and innovation....
25 November 2014
Agricultural Website Now Open to the Public
US - VIVO, a Web application used internally by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists since 2012 to allow better national networking across disciplines and locations, is now available to the public....
24 November 2014
Improved Disease Diagnostic Testing Starts with Standardizing Lab Methods, USDA-approved Kits
US — In conjunction with the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) and U.S. Animal Health Association (USAHA) meetings held recently in Kansas City, Missouri, experts talked about the need to implement consistent standards...
31 October 2014
NFU Gives Reassurance Over New Farm Payments IT System
UK - The NFU says it is critical Government proves it has a robust new IT system in place to administer farm payments from next year....
13 October 2014
EBLEX Research Investment Worth £217 million to Beef Sheep sectors
UK - EBLEX’s efforts to help average-performing producers bridge the gap to become top producers through its £3.1 million investment in research and development and knowledge transfer, could be worth £217 million to the English beef and sheep industry....
30 September 2014
Website to Help Farmers Choose New Farm Bill Programmes
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched a new online resource this week to help farmers across the country make important decisions on new Farm Bill created safety net programs....
25 September 2014
Massey Ferguson Driven by Global Opportunities
ANALYSIS - Operating in 170 countries, Massey Ferguson is looking to emerging markets like Africa and the Middle East to offer their dependable equipment to farmers who have never used mechanized equipment before, reports Sarah Mikesell from near Aberdeen,...
22 September 2014
Novus International Launches Web Site for Latin American Customers
LATIN AMERICA - Novus International has launched three new versions of its global web site for customers in Latin America....
10 September 2014
New Zealanders Request More Ag Science Funding
NEW ZEALAND – Primary industries define New Zealand’s position in the world, but financial aid is required in order for full potential to be reached....
12 August 2014
Veternarian Mobile App Being Adopted Nationwide
US - Launched in June, the mobile Certificate for Veterinary Inspection (CVI) application to allow veterinary practitioners to submit animal health certificates from the field is growing rapidly and has now been adopted in ten states across the nation....
31 July 2014
Bill Gates Visits BBSRC Investment
UK - Bill Gates has visited the Easter Bush Campus to hear about research to improve the health and welfare of people and farm animals worldwide. The facilities and research he saw receive funding from BBSRC....
30 July 2014
Government Commits to Online CAP Application Assistance for Farmers
UK – Help is at hand for producers worried about the new electronic system for Common Agricultural Policy requirements, farming minister George Eustice told the National Sheep Association Event today....
29 July 2014
Beet + Lamb New Zealand Support MIE Business Plan
NEW ZEALAND - The Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Board has approved funding for the Meat Industry Excellence (MIE) group’s Business Plan to support red meat sector initiatives....
14 July 2014
India to Launch TV Channel for Farmers Soon
INDIA - India will soon launch dedicated television channel for farmers soon, Indian finance minister, Arun Jaitley said while announcing the 2014-15 annual budget....
Jharkand, Assam to get Agri Research Institute
INDIA - With a view to expand its agriculture research activities in the country, Indian finance minister, Arun Jaitley has said that government will establish two agriculture research institutions of excellence in Assam and Jharkhand with an initial...
10 July 2014
Automatic Heat Detection: Expensive But Worthwhile
ANALYSIS - An English cattleman has taken the guesswork out of spotting cows on heat by investing in a solar-powered, computerised heat detection system....
09 July 2014
Wider Use of Mobile Animal Health App Urged in Other Countries
UGANDA - A new mobile application is successfully supporting Uganda's veterinary technicians....
04 July 2014
Supermarket Chain Launches App for Cattle Farmers
UK – British supermarket chain Morrisons has become the first to launch a free app for cattle farmers to help simplify livestock management....
23 June 2014
New Mobile App Enhances Vet Certificate Submissions
US - The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) has released a mobile app to make it easier for veterinarians to submit Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) from the field....
20 May 2014
China, Tajikistan Discuss Agricultural Cooperation
CHINA – The Chinese deputy agricultural minister Niu Dun and the Tajikistan Prime Minister Qohir Rasulzoda discussed how both countries could collaborate to strengthen the farming sector last week....
01 May 2014
Farmers Must Drive Precision Livestock Farming
ANALYSIS – Spending large amounts of money and benefiting the academic community is all well and good but precision livestock farming (PLF) must save farmers money long-term....
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