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10 February 2017
Problems with Live Valuation Scheme Continue to Mount for Farmers
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart said the issuing of guideline prices on a weekly basis by the Department of Agriculture that are not representative of actual market prices is compounding existing problems that farmers have with the live...
09 February 2017
Livestock Diseases Feared to Hamper Korea's Meat Exports
SOUTH KOREA - A series of animal and poultry disease outbreaks in South Korea is feared to be a huge drag on the country's exports of meat and other livestock products, industry sources said Wednesday....
08 February 2017
Local Breeders Welcome Court Decision on Cattle, Meat Imports
INDONESIA - Local breeders have welcomed the Constitutional Court’s decision on cattle and meat imports, which they claim will ban buffalo meat imports from India, except in emergency situations....
07 February 2017
Korea Bans Livestock Movement Due to FMD Outbreak
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean authority on Monday banned the movement of all livestock for 30 hours across the country as suspected cases of foot-and-mouth disease infection were reported....
Russia Bans Imports of New Zealand Beef
RUSSIA - Russia has banned the import of beef and beef byproducts originating in New Zealand, Russia's Interfax news agency has reported....
Aussie Beef Prices Could Drop if US Beef Imports Resume
AUSTRALIA - A Queensland meat processor predicts the price of beef could fall by as much as 30 per cent if the US starts exporting beef to Australia again....
06 February 2017
Lagos Clamps Down on Illegal Abattoirs, Cattle Markets
NIGERIA - In a renewed effort to stem the tide of illegal operations, prevent the sale of unwholesome meat and improve hygiene conditions in abattoirs in Lagos State, no fewer than 24 butchers and cattle marketers have been arrested for offences bordering...
03 February 2017
Russia Issues Temporary Ban on Beef from New Zealand
RUSSIA - The Russian agriculture safety watchdog has imposed a temporary ban on imports of beef and beef products from New Zealand, effective 6 February....
30 January 2017
Animal Disease Spread Shown Using Social Network Analysis
ITALY - Researchers have shown that looking at movements of operators and vehicles between farms in the same way we look at contacts in social networks can help explain the spread of dangerous infectious diseases of livestock, such as foot-and-mouth disease...
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
Ag Department Announces Identification of Atypical BSE Case
IRELAND - The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine today confirmed that it has identified a case of ‘Atypical BSE’ in an 18 year old cow, through its surveillance of ‘fallen’ animals (died on farm) at knackeries....
DAFF Meets China with Prospects of Exporting Beef
SOUTH AFRICA & CHINA - The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) of the Republic of South Africa hosted a delegation from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) of The Peoples Republic of...
18 January 2017
Additives, Contamination China's Top Food Concerns
CHINA - Overuse of food additives and microbial contamination were the primary food safety problems facing China last year, according to the top food authority....
16 January 2017
Saskatchewan to Implement New Regulations for Livestock Premises Identification
CANADA - The Government of Saskatchewan has announced changes to Saskatchewan's Premises Identification (PID) programme, a key traceability tool to plan for, control and prevent the spread of animal diseases and to respond to other emergencies....
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...
09 January 2017
Kyrgyzstani Milk, Meat Exporters Barred from Transporting Goods to Russia
KYRGYZSTAN - Kyrgyzstan is no longer allowed to transport its goods to Russia by road through the territory of Kazakhstan, Advisor to the Director of the Veterinary and Phytosanitary Safety Inspectorate Tolonbek Yrsaliyev told Tazabek on 6 January....
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....
28 December 2016
NCBA Applauds USTR for Defending US Beef from European
US - Last week, the Office of the United States Trade Representative announced it will start the process of reinstating retaliatory tariffs on goods and products from the European Union due to the EU's unfair treatment of US beef. ...
23 December 2016
US Renews Fight Against EU Ban on Hormone-treated Beef
EU - The United States said Thursday (22 December) it was relaunching a trade fight against a European Union ban on imports of hormone-treated American beef, raising the possibility of imposing tariffs on European goods....
19 December 2016
Vaccine Developed to Fight E.coli in Cattle
UK - After a decade of collaboration, staff at the Moredun Institute, the Roslin Institute and Scotland’s Rural College have developed the vaccine which is capable of controlling e.coli 0157 in cattle under experimental conditions. It remains to be...
07 December 2016
SA Reminds Namibia to Test Export Cattle for TB
SOUTH AFRICA - SA’s biggest beef import partner on the continent, Namibia, has fallen foul of the country’s tuberculosis (TB) testing standards, leading to a low-key trade dispute between the countries....
22 November 2016
Ongoing Bluetongue Virus Outbreaks in Europe
EU - Bluetongue Virus (BTV) continues to be a problem in Europe, with France reporting more than 90 outbreaks in the last few weeks, according to Sandrine Moine, PhD, R&D Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Diagnostic tests can quickly and reliably identify...
15 November 2016
BVDFree England Making Progress
UK - Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) is highly contagious and one of the biggest disease issues facing the UK cattle industry. ...
17 October 2016
GRSB Conference Continues Sustainable Beef Conversation
ANALYSIS - Nearly 225 beef value chain stakeholders from 15 countries around the world participated in seminars and moderated discussions focused on advocating for continuous improvement in the global beef value chain during the 2016 Global Conference...
13 September 2016
Heightened Risk of Bluetongue Virus Outbreak in UK Leads to Ongoing Monitoring
UK - The Pirbright Institute and Thermo Fisher Scientific are closely monitoring and preparing for the potential outbreak of Bluetongue virus (BTV) Type 8 in the UK, where the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) estimates there is...
29 July 2016
New US Food Safety Company Focuses on Analytics, Innovation
ANALYSIS – Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced its formation to provide an innovative “systems” approach to helping meat and poultry processors consistently meet increasingly stringent food-safety standards. ...
21 January 2016
Meat Scientist Questions Beta-agonists' Impact on Beef Quality
ANALYSIS - Dr Wayne Vanderwert, a Missouri cattle producer with a PhD in Meat Science, said while he has no concerns about beta-agonists from a food safety standpoint, he is concerned about beta-agonists' impact on meat quality....
09 December 2015
More Bluetongue Outbreaks Reported in Europe
EUROPE - Several more outbreaks of Bluetongue have been reported in France and Greece recently....
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