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25 November 2020
China reports 22 new COVID-19 cases as officials flag frozen food link
China has recorded 22 new coronavirus infections on 23 November, up from 11 on 22 November as health officials from the city of Tianjin suggest that the cases were linked to frozen food imports....
CME update: cattle futures inch up alongside beef prices
Cattle futures closed higher on 24 November for a third straight session, lifted by surging wholesale beef prices and optimism surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine....
Canada's agri-food sector positions itself for COVID-19 recovery
Canada's Ministers of Agriculture from all levels of government prioritised pandemic recovery and long-term sustainability when making key decisions about the sector. ...
UK cattle industry releases updated reports on cattle health and welfare
The GB Cattle and UK Sheep Health and Welfare Groups (CHAWG and SHAWG) have launched their final biennial industry reports, highlighting areas of focus to drive forward improvements in the health and welfare of cattle and sheep....
TB insights help breed healthier African cattle
Resistance to bovine tuberculosis (bTB) ̶ a disease that spreads from cattle to infect an estimated 70,000 people each year in Africa ̶ could be controlled genetically through selective breeding, a study suggests....
24 November 2020
India’s FMD vaccination efforts experience snags as cattle owners resist tagging their animals
India’s Punjab region started a major vaccination drive against food-and-mouth disease earlier this year, but the effort could stall as owners oppose ear tagging of cattle, fearing that this could increase their tax burden....
World leaders pool efforts to fight the accelerating crisis of AMR
High-level global leaders group will advocate for urgent action to combat antimicrobial resistance across all sectors and ensure the availability of important medicines for the future....
BMPA urges UK government to prioritise meat plant workers as early recipients of COVID-19 vaccine
News of a new COVID-19 vaccine immediately raises the question of how best to allocate the first batches of doses when they become available....
23 November 2020
CME update: cattle futures rebound on technical, short-covering after a steep drop
US cattle futures rebounded on 20 November from steep losses in the 19 November session in an end-of-week short-covering and technical bounce....
Researchers identify link between community transmission of COVID-19 and livestock processing
A new article published by PNAS suggests that slaughterhouses across the United States acted as COVID-19 transmission vectors and accelerated the spread of the virus in the communities that surrounded them....
Pirbright's Annual Report highlights investments in disease research and innovation
The Pirbright Institute's Annual Report 2019-2020 showcases a year of scientific progress in viral disease research. ...
20 November 2020
Weekly beef and dairy digest: COVID-19 impacts trade flows and the US rethinks its posture towards China
Jim Wyckoff's latest update tracks market changes in China and outlines the latest updates in the US dairy industry. ...
CME update: cattle futures tumble as surge in coronavirus sparks demand worries
US cattle futures plummeted on 19 November on worries about demand for beef as soaring COVID-19 infections across the country threatened more restaurant and food service closures and forced more Americans to shelter at home....
19 November 2020
CME update: cattle futures retreat as COVID-19 surge stokes demand worries
US cattle futures plunged on 18 November as rising COVID-19 infection rates sparked concerns about potential supply chain disruptions and reduced demand for beef as health restrictions shutter restaurants and discourage travel....
British vets welcome ambitious new four-year antibiotic use targets
The British Veterinary Association has welcomed new sector-specific targets for responsible antibiotic use for the farm sector over the next four years....
18 November 2020
China’s trade partners resist coronavirus food tests on imports
Major food-producing countries are growing increasingly irritated with China’s scrutiny of imported products and are calling on it to stop aggressive testing for the coronavirus....
17 November 2020
CME update: cattle futures bounce back as Wall Street rallies, but worries remain
US cattle futures ended mostly higher on 16 November on spill-over support from soaring equities markets....
16 November 2020
CME update: cattle futures sag as COVID-19 spike threatens beef demand
US livestock futures slumped on 13 November as surging coronavirus cases raised expectations for lockdowns on commerce that will hurt demand for meat from restaurants, hotels and other venues....
New Zealand’s PM Ardern hits bac at Chinese claims of COVID-19 contamination on beef
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she is confident no meat products were exported from the country with COVID-19, seeming to contradict claims from Chinese authorities that they had detected coronavirus on frozen beef products from New Zealand....
China detects traces of coronavirus on frozen meat and packaging from global exporters
The Chinese city of Jinan says that it has found coronavirus on beef and tripe and their packaging from Brazil, Bolivia and New Zealand, while two other provincial capitals detected traces of the virus on pork packaging from Argentina....
New COVID-19 controls in China could put frozen food importers on ice
Though the WHO and USDA say that the risk of catching COVID-19 from frozen food is low, China has repeatedly sounded alarms after detecting the virus on product packaging....
Webinar from Ceva plans to explore bovine respiratory disease
Ceva promises to take delegates to "the next level of BRD diagnostics and treatment". ...
Can AI help identify sick livestock?
New research project aims to use AI and "cutting edge" technology to reduce the environmental impact of farming. ...
15 November 2020
Canadian government invests in additional COVID-19 protections for agriculture workers
The Government of Canada has invested $1.9 million to further protect farm workers during the COVID-19 crisis. ...
12 November 2020
US meat company fights state order to close after coronavirus outbreak
A US meat company that supplies Walmart and Costco is suing the state of New Mexico to fight an order that seeks to close a production facility where more than 100 workers have tested positive for COVID-19....
11 November 2020
Indian state launches FMD vaccination drive
The Indian state of Assam began the first phase of a foot and mouth disease (FMD) and brucellosis vaccine drive on 10 November....
10 November 2020
CME update: live cattle futures skyrocket on COVID-19 vaccine hopes
US live cattle futures reached a four-week high on 9 November and feeder cattle hit their highest prices in more than five weeks after global media outlets reported progress towards a COVID-19 vaccine....
New industry group in UK vows to tackle ruminant health challenges
The newly formed UK wide group Ruminant Health & Welfare (RH&W) has launched a survey to identify disease priorities across the ruminant sectors and inform efforts to tackle health challenges eroding performance and welfare on farms....
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