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08 July 2019
Govt Should Consider Livestock Rearing as Alternative, Say Settlers
MALAYSIA - The Felda settlers hope the government can consider the livestock industry as an alternative for them if they (settlers) are not to depend solely on rubber and oil palm....
EPA's RFS Obligations Another Setback for American Farmers
US - On Friday, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the year 2020. The proposal would set required biofuel use at 20.04 billion gallons next...
05 July 2019
Chinese Cattle Breeder Invests in Myanmar, Plans to Export
MYANMAR - The Myanmar Invest Commission (MIC) last month permitted China’s Kangrui Agriculture & Livestock Development Company to invest in the raising of cattle in Myanmar. ...
04 July 2019
Canadian Govt Hosts Roundtable Discussion with Pork, Beef Sector Stakeholders
CANADA - Canada is one of the world’s largest agriculture and agri-food exporters, that sends about half of its domestic food and agricultural production worth over $65 billion to more than 180 countries worldwide. ...
03 July 2019
Supreme Court Moved Against Rules Allowing Seizure, Forfeiture of Livestock
INDIA - The rules' existence had emboldened "anti-social elements" to take matters into their own hands and loot cattle traders, say cattle traders....
02 July 2019
GOgreen Aims to Build Egypt’s Biggest Livestock Farm
EGYPT - Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture and GOgreen Company plan to establish the country’s biggest livestock farm in Moghra, El Alamein city....
Communities Urged to Revive Livestock Feedlots
ZIMBABWE - The government has called for the revival of community livestock feedlots in Matabeleland South Province in order to save thousands of animals that are under threat from perennial drought....
China Suspends Canadian Pork, Beef Imports After Discovery of Banned Feed Additives
CHINA - Relations between China and Canada are now once again being strained as the former announced that it would no longer be accepting beef and pork imports from the latter. ...
01 July 2019
Food, Agriculture Must Play Vital Part in Reaching a Sustainable Future
GLOBAL - There is a growing realization that food and agriculture must play a vital part in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals and that in this context, FAO provides a neutral forum to address global issues of transboundary dimensions, the UN...
IFA Says Mercosur Bad for Irish Farmers, Environment & EU Standards
IRELAND - Reacting to the outcome of the trade talks with the South American trade bloc Mercosur, IFA President Joe Healy said EU negotiators have colluded in a deal that has sold out Irish and European farmers....
28 June 2019
IFA: Ag Minister, MEPs Must Reject EU-proposed Pre-movement TB Test
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to stand firm on the outright rejection of the proposal in the new EU Animal Health Law Delegated Act to impose 30-day pre-movement testing for TB...
Traders Blame Assam Govt for Beef Shortage in NE
INDIA - The Assam government's recent "crackdown" on cattle smuggling without streamlining the legal cattle business has created a shortage of beef supply in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram where the Christian population is predominant, said the All India...
Ministry Aims to Reduce Fine Dust from Agro-Livestock Sector by 30%
SOUTH KOREA - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has announced a set of measures to reduce air pollution by decreasing the output of ultrafine dust particles and ammonia by 30 percent through 2022....
27 June 2019
Next Generation Reception Sets Out Plan for Future
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland Next Generation Chair Colin Ferguson spoke to a packed out NFU Scotland stand at the Royal Highland Show on Thursday (20 June) where he highlighted the need for the industry to adapt to represent the diverse range of people...
26 June 2019
IFA Welcomes Oireachtas Committee Opposition to Mercosur Trade Deal
EU - Reacting to the publication of the Joint Oireachtas Committee report on the future of the beef sector, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the report was a mixed bag, with some positive recommendations and some missed opportunities to...
Partnership Tackling Livestock Worrying Launches New Banner Campaign
SCOTLAND, UK - A partnership involving NFU Scotland, Police Scotland and Argyll and Bute Council continues to promote responsible dog ownership in the region in a bid to prevent further devastating attacks on livestock. ...
25 June 2019
Commission Stance on South American Trade Deal Not Credible, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy led IFA National Officers and members of the IFA Livestock Committee in a protest at the EU Commission offices in Dublin yesterday over the hypocrisy of the Commission doing a trade deal with South America....
24 June 2019
Presidential Candidates Called Upon to Increase Fairness for Family Farmers
US - Last week (Thursday, 20 June), 35 farm and food organisations called on elected officials and candidates running for office to address the disproportionate market power held by the giant agribusinesses that dominate livestock and poultry markets....
Seven Signatories of Letter Ignore Inconvenient Truth About Brazil, Says IFA
EU - Speaking from Brussels on Saturday (22 June), IFA President Joe Healy accused the seven Prime Ministers who signed a letter to Jean Claude Juncker backing a trade deal with South American countries of making a mockery of European farmers and the...
IFA Protest at EU Commission Office Over Sellout to South America
IRELAND - Yesterday (Sunday, 23 July), IFA President Joe Healy revealed plans to lead IFA National Officers and members of the IFA Livestock Committee in a protest at the EU Commission offices in Dublin at 8am this morning over the double standards of...
21 June 2019
Member States Agree to Commission Proposal to Support Irish Beef Producers Impacted by Market Uncertainty
EU - EU Member States yesterday agreed to a proposal from the European Commission to make €50 million available to Irish beef farmers, which can be matched by national funds to reach a maximum of €100 million....
Time for Taoiseach to Tell EU Council Ireland Will Not Ratify a Bad Mercosur Deal, Says IFA
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar must tell his fellow leaders at this week’s EU Council that Ireland will not ratify a bad Mercosur deal....
Brexit Survey Shows Ongoing Uncertainty is Eroding Confidence Levels in Scottish Agriculture
SCOTLAND, UK - Ongoing uncertainty around the Brexit process and a lack of clarity and direction on future policy and funding is eroding the confidence of Scotland’s farmers and crofters....
20 June 2019
€100m Beef Fund Cleared in Brussels for Payment to Farmers
EU - Following the passing of the EU regulation on the €100m Brexit beef fund in Brussels today, IFA President Joe Healy said Minister Creed must ensure the funding is paid out to the farmers who have incurred the losses and need it most, as soon as...
19 June 2019
£230m Boost for British Beef as China Agrees to Market Access
CHINA - British beef could be served on Chinese dinner plates by the end of the year, following an agreement reached today between China and the UK....
RSPCA Files Complaint Over Alleged Mistreatment of Cattle
AUSTRALIA - RSPCA Australia has lodged a formal complaint with the federal Department of Agriculture after receiving images and footage revealing allegedly brutal treatment of Australian cattle live exported to Israel on board the notorious ship Maysora....
IFA Welcomes Changes to BDGP Scheme
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed of the simplification to some of the requirements for the Beef Data and Genomics Programme....
17 June 2019
First Smart Cattle-breeding Farm Opens in Stepanavan
ARMENIA - The first smart cattle-breeding farm opened today in Stepanavan, in Armenian province of Lori. The opening ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister of Economy Artak Kamalyan....
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