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25 April 2017
APHIS Posts New Animal Welfare Inspection Reports
US - APHIS is posting Animal Welfare inspection reports involving business entities that occurred after the Agency restricted the public’s access to the search tool for the Animal Care Inspection System on 3 February 2017, while the Agency conducts...
20 April 2017
Study: Which Production Attributes are Most Important to Consumers
US - For many consumers, buying a gallon of milk is much more complex than finding the preferred fat content and expiration date. They want to know how the cows were treated, what they were fed, whether they received growth hormones or antibiotics, whether...
18 April 2017
Top Chef Showcases Scotch Beef PGI to VIPs in Hong Kong
HONG KONG - Over 150 of China’s business elite have enjoyed Scotch Beef PGI as part of a menu devised by one of Scotland’s top chefs....
11 April 2017
IFA in Brussels on Beef Markets, Brexit & Brazil
EU - Speaking at the EU Commission Civil Dialogue Meeting in Brussels on beef last week, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the prospects for the EU beef market for 2017 look more positive than 2016. He said the latest forecast results on...
05 April 2017
UK Farming Needs to Justify Support Post-Brexit
UK - The UK farming sector must put forward a strong case for continued support from public funds once the UK leaves the EU or it might lose out. ...
31 March 2017
Predicting Midge Seasonality Key to Reducing Livestock Diseases
UK - Ecologists at the UK-based Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) have led a study which informs optimal strategies for control of devastating midge-borne diseases like bluetongue and Schmallenberg virus that affect cattle and sheep in the UK and beyond....
28 March 2017
Interest in Issues Related to Livestock Transportation Builds Up
CANADA - The General Manager of the National Farm Animal Care Council says the general public is becoming more aware of and interested in issues related to the transport of livestock, Bruce Cochrane writes....
22 March 2017
Farmers Urge Agriculture Victoria to Take Animal Welfare Role from RSPCA
AUSTRALIA - Victoria's peak farm lobby has warned the State Government needs to act swiftly to stop animal activist groups from seizing the power to police farm practice, in its submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the Victorian branch of the RSPCA....
New Strategic Farm Programme Targets Stock in Spec
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb is looking to recruit producers who want to improve the performance of their livestock enterprise to take part in its new Strategic Beef & Lamb Farm Programme....
07 March 2017
Promising Developments Shaping Up in Pakistan's Livestock Sector
PAKISTAN - Some promising developments are taking place in the livestock sector raising optimism about this sector’s solid growth and its enhanced contribution to the overall economy....
Kenya to Spend Over US$2.15M for Livestock Payouts Over Drought
KENYA - The Kenyan government announced on Sunday that it will spend US$2.15 million for cash payouts to support pastoralists to purchase fodder and animal feed for their stock until the end of the severe drought....
Botswana's Officials Urge Farmers to Monitor Livestock
BOTSWANA - Small stock farmers in Tutume and surrounding villages have been advised to monitor the health of their livestock....
06 March 2017
Quake-zone Farmers to Take Cattle to Rome Protest
ITALY - Agriculture association Coldiretti said Friday that farmers from the areas of central Italy hit by the recent series of earthquakes will take their livestock with them to a demonstration this week calling for more support from the government....
27 February 2017
Government, Industry Partnerships Way Forward for Cattle Industry
AUSTRALIA - Cattle Council have welcomed a new collaborative research and development funding partnership between Meat and Livestock Australia, through MLA Donor Company, and the NSW Department of Primary Industries....
21 February 2017
Gene Editing can Complement Traditional Food-animal Improvements
US - Gene editing - one of the newest and most promising tools of biotechnology - enables animal breeders to make beneficial genetic changes, without bringing along unwanted genetic changes....
17 February 2017
Focus on Livestock Sector Stressed
PAKISTAN - The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) organised stakeholders’ meeting to identify priorities initiatives proposal for the next year ADP 2017-18 on Wednesday. ...
15 February 2017
APHA Extends Free Carcase Collection Service in England
UK - More farmers now benefit from free carcase collection services where a veterinarian has recommended a post-mortem should be carried out for disease surveillance purposes....
07 February 2017
Farmers Urged to Secure Livestock, Property
FIJI - Farmers are being urged to take heed of weather advisories and secure their property and livestock following a heavy rain warning that is in force for the Fiji group....
25 January 2017
EU Creates New Platform for Animal Welfare
EU - the Commission adopted the creation of an expert group on animal welfare to be called the Platform on Animal Welfare....
24 January 2017
British Cattle Vets Recommend Voluntary Clampdown on Antibiotic Use
UK - Recommendations to clamp down on use of critically important antibiotics (CIAs) when treating cattle and avoid preventative use where possible have been issued by the British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA)....
Food Companies Step Up Farm Animal Welfare Measures
GLOBAL - Food companies are paying more and more attention to animal welfare within their supply chains, according to the latest Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report, published on Monday....
20 January 2017
Administration Pushes Forward with Organic Marketing Rule
US - The USDA's Agriculture Marketing Service (ARS) has released its final rule on Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices....
19 January 2017
Cattle Prepare for Simulated Heatwave for Study Into Welfare, Performance
AUSTRALIA - Radio transmitters have been inserted into the stomachs of 24 feedlot cattle to monitor their body temperatures, as part of a three-month trial investigating the impact of heatwaves....
17 January 2017
French Govt Orders CCTV Installation in All Slaughterhouses
FRANCE - Following issues with animal welfare in French slaughterhouses, the French government has passed a bill ordering for CCTV cameras to be installed in all slaughterhouses in the country from 2018....
13 January 2017
IFA: Enhancement of Regional Veterinary Laboratories Services Vital
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has said the Department of Agriculture Regional Veterinary Laboratory services are highly regarded, a vital support for farmers throughout the country and the focus of the Minister for Agriculture Michael...
12 January 2017
AHDB Seminar to Highlight Consumer Needs in Halal Sector
UK - Consumer needs in the halal sector will be in the spotlight at a major industry event next month....
09 January 2017
Stewardship Policy Reduces Antimicrobial Use on Farms
UK - Evidence suggests the frequent use of certain antimicrobials (AM) in food-producing animals may reduce their effectiveness as treatments for both animals and humans. ...
IFA Criticises Ag Department for Interference in Live Valuation Scheme
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has strongly criticised the Department of Agriculture for its interference with the independence of the live valuation scheme, and the resulting under-valuation of animals removed as TB reactors from farms....
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