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21 September 2021
UK meat sector faces imminent supply threat from CO2 shortages
Britain's meat processors will start running out of carbon dioxide (CO2) this week, forcing them to halt production and impacting supplies to retailers, the BMPA, an industry lobby group warned on 20 September....
20 September 2021
Why should we avoid heat stress in calves
During the hot summer days, calves can suffer from heat stress. This can present long-term challenges through all growth stages of life, starting from birth, writes the team from Denkavit. ...
13 September 2021
Ten years on, Rinderpest eradication highlights vaccine value
The global eradication of Rinderpest gives reason to be optimistic when it comes to fighting infectious animal diseases. While the recent Covid-19 pandemic has shown the devastating impact emerging infectious diseases can have, it is also a reminder of...
09 September 2021
Vets warn that proposed EU antibiotics rule puts animal health at risk
A proposed antibiotics rule could, "counteract the EU's efforts to combat [antibiotic resistance]," say thousands of vets and animal health experts. ...
07 September 2021
US court decision could empower consumer non-profits against deceptive advertising
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has found that consumer non-profit groups have standing to go after corporations engaged in deceptive advertising after ruling in favor of the Animal Legal Defense Fund in its case against Hormel Foods....
06 September 2021
On-going drought could spell financial doom for North American ranchers
An in-depth report from Rod Nickel and Tom Polansek from Reuters illustrates the climate troubles facing American and Canadian cattle ranchers....
05 September 2021
Food aid is coming to Louisiana households hit by Hurricane Ida
Families in Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida will soon be able to receive food packages as part of a short-term relief measure. ...
02 September 2021
Extreme heat and drought threatens $500 billion in new US costs by 2050
Worsening extreme heat is likely to significantly boost economic and public health costs in the United States without a major course correction on climate change, researchers said in a report published on 31 August....
27 August 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: potential Oregon ballot initiative has major implications for cattle ranchers
In this week's digest, Jim Wyckoff explores recurring labor and supply chain issues in the food industry and the rules governing cell-cultured meat. ...
26 August 2021
Global leaders call for food systems to significantly reduce antimicrobial use
Global leaders and experts from the OIE are calling for a significant and urgent reduction in the amounts of antimicrobial drugs used in food systems, saying that it is critical in combatting rising levels of drug resistance....
25 August 2021
Appeals court finds Kansas ag-gag law unconstitutional
Coalition of animal welfare and worker safety groups welcome the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that strikes down Kansas's "ag-gag" law on free speech grounds. ...
24 August 2021
Experts at BCRC respond to cattle rancher's drought questions
Canada's Beef Cattle Research Council recently hosted a webinar that allowed beef producers to ask drought-related questions to a panel of nutrition and animal health experts. ...
US farmers and ranchers brace for tropical storm Henri
The US Department of Agriculture is reminding American communities in the path of storm Henri that post-disaster assistance is available....
23 August 2021
New research finds dramatic decrease in antibiotic use for animals in the EU
A new report from the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA), European Medicines Agency (EMA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) finds that the EU's use of antibiotics in food-producing animals is now lower than it is in humans....
20 August 2021
UK moves one step closer towards controlling bovine TB after expanding advisory service
A significant step forward has been made to reduce the spread of TB with the expansion of a service offering farmers free biosecurity advice to protect their herds....
19 August 2021
GPS monitoring could help with disease intervention and prevention
A new study from Tanzania finds that using GPS to monitor cattle herds can facilitate targeted interventions that could reduce the burden of livestock diseases. ...
18 August 2021
UK issues new rules on maximum journey times when transporting farm animals
The new rules, which also include allowances for more headroom, follow a UK-wide push to improve the conditions and welfare for livestock during transport....
16 August 2021
Canada moves to support cattle ranchers battling wildfires and droughts
Canada increases AgriRecovery funding to $500 million to support farmers facing extreme weather. ...
10 August 2021
Changes in UK's Red Tractor standards provide opportunity to act on BVD
New plans to take more active control of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) through Red Tractor assurance have been welcomed by CHECS chair Abi Reader, who says UK beef and dairy farmers now have a huge opportunity to boost profitability and reputation by working...
28 July 2021
BovINE: Societal pact addresses sustainability of French livestock sector
In recent years, the livestock sector’s social license to operate has been challenged by concerns that its impact on the environment is too great. In France, an inter-professional group, Interbev, proactively addresses societal concerns by bringing...
23 July 2021
Canada takes action to support drought-impacted farmers and ranchers
the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced concrete measures the Government of Canada is taking to deliver the necessary support and resources for producers in areas affected by extreme weather....
22 July 2021
Tyson Foods integrates the five domains of animal welfare across its global operations
Originally announced in the company’s FY19 Sustainability Report, the transition enables a more robust approach to welfare assessment....
21 July 2021
Red Tractor revises farm standards to equip British agriculture for the future
Red Tractor, the UK’s largest and most comprehensive food assurance scheme, has shared how it has listened to feedback and outlined what is changing in its revised farm standards from November....
Get the flock out: How farmers save livestock from natural disasters
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EU farming unions lobby for producers affected by recent catastrophic floods
Copa and Cogeca met Slovenian Presidency and call for continuation of CAP work and swift action in helping those affected by floods....
13 July 2021
RH&W unveils bold plans to eradicate BVD and sheep scab by 2031
The livestock industry has set out bold ambitions to eradicate sheep scab and Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) by 2031, among other goals, following a Ruminant Health and Welfare (RH&W) workshop held on 29 June....
British public want food and farming standards to be protected in future trade deals
Champion and protect British food in trade deals, British public say in new opinion polling. ...
08 July 2021
Pain management is quickest route to improved welfare
Increased use of pain management would offer immediate opportunities to improve ruminant welfare across the UK at little extra cost, according to views captured at a recent workshop, writes Ruth Wills....
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