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27 January 2021
WVA and Brooke to create first ever global list of essential livestock medicines
As part of a wider strategy to standardise health treatments for farm animals and improve health outcomes, the World Veterinary Association (WVA) and animal welfare charity Brooke will collaborate to create a global list of essential veterinary medicines....
26 January 2021
Foreign Animal Diseases of Concern: Foot and Mouth Disease
Although the United States has not had foot and mouth disease (FMD) since 1929, it’s still affecting livestock elsewhere around the world — and that could return it here....
25 January 2021
With increase in rainfall, pay attention to cases of bovine leptospirosis
The intensification of rains in this period is conducive to the proliferation of different disease-causing microorganisms, such as leptospirosis, which affects several species of animals, including cattle....
24 January 2021
OIE's Global Burden of Animal Disease (GBAD) research programme secures more funding
Animal health researchers from the GBADs programme have secured $7 million in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK's Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office to explore and measure animal health burdens and their impacts on human...
22 January 2021
UK dairy farmers reminded to print travel passes for employees
Farmers across the UK are being reminded to print off free key worker travel passes for employees amid tighter COVID-19 restrictions....
JBS offers $100 to employees who get COVID-19 vaccine
Meatpacker JBS USA and poultry company Pilgrim’s Price Corp say that they will pay $100 to US employees who voluntarily receive a COVID-19 vaccine....
18 January 2021
NCBA warns cattle producers to take additional precautions to ward off FMD
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) is calling for continued vigilance after an additional outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease was reported in Namibia. ...
14 January 2021
Namibia hit with a new outbreak of FMD
Foot and mouth disease outbreak spreads further in Namibia, prompting renewed biosecurity efforts....
12 January 2021
CME update: live cattle futures fall on profit-taking and technical selling
US cattle futures sank on 11 January in a profit-taking and technical selling setback amid concerns about weakening US demand for cattle and beef....
11 January 2021
US safety regulators ignored workers’ COVID-19 complaints amid deadly outbreaks
An in-depth report from Reuters has identified a consistent pattern of COVID-19 safety complaints from workers being ignored by local, state and federal regulators, leading to slipshod responses to outbreaks and worker deaths....
08 January 2021
BMPA warns that the UK risks food shortages if food factory workers are not prioritised for COVID-19 vaccine
The British Meat Processors Association warns that the UK Government's failure to prioritise food processing workers for the coronavirus vaccine puts the country's food supply at risk. ...
07 January 2021
Smithfield Foods prepares for COVID-19 vaccine distribution to US employees
Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork processor, says it is actively preparing for COVID-19 vaccine distribution to employees and has medical capabilities at its US plants....
06 January 2021
Zimbabwe reports increase in tick-borne diseases in cattle
Multiple provinces in Zimbabwe are losing cattle due to tick-borne diseases, with ongoing outbreaks of January disease reported in Mashonaland West....
Argentina’s farmers will strike over corn export suspension from Monday
Argentine farmers will hold a 72-hour strike from 11 January to protest a government decision to temporarily suspend corn exports....
05 January 2021
CME update: live cattle futures sink amid larger Wall Street retreat
US live cattle futures fell more than 2 percent on 4 January, pressured by ample beef supplies and fund-driven selling as Wall Street equities declined....
04 January 2021
Chinese consumers are turning away from imported meat due to COVID-19 fears
Chinese supermarkets and consumers are embracing domestic meat as import numbers stagnate and concerns over food-borne transmission of the novel coronavirus continue....
Cow-calf producers should watch for signs indicating trichomoniasis
Cattle producers need to be aware that non-pregnant cows going through the breeding season and those that abort might potentially be infected with the reproductive disease trichomoniasis, Oklahoma State University Extension experts said....
01 January 2021
UK begins field trials for bovine TB vaccine
The UK's Animal and Plant Health Agency has appointed Eville and Jones to oversee field trials for bovine TB vaccine. ...
31 December 2020
Argentina suspends corn exports to safeguard domestic food supplies
In a surprise move, Argentina’s agriculture ministry has suspended sales of corn for export until 28 February as part of a strategy to ensure domestic food supplies....
30 December 2020
CoBank outlines 10 forces that will shape US rural economy in 2021
COVID-19 vaccine brings optimism for a brighter and more prosperous year ahead, but significant economic recovery unlikely before mid-year....
China Meat Association calls for exporters to disinfect shipments to prevent COVID-19
Chinese meat importers and processors have called on exporters in countries with COVID-19 cases to increase checks on shipments before they are sent to China....
29 December 2020
CME update: live cattle futures reach three-month peak as markets strengthen
US cattle futures reached the highest level in nearly three months on 28 December on firming cash market prices, new economic stimulus and hopes for improved beef demand....
BMPA calls for meat workers to be prioritised when vaccinating against the new COVID-19 variant
As a new, more infectious variant of the novel coronavirus emerges in the UK, the BMPA urges the government to vaccinate meat plant workers to avoid shutdowns and wide-spread supply chain disruptions....
28 December 2020
New Zealand M. bovis eradication on target, but still work to do
On 21 July 2017, diagnostic samples taken from a South Canterbury, New Zealand dairy herd tested positive for Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis). This bacterium had never previously been found in New Zealand. Since then, significant progress has been made in...
IBR case identified in eastern Switzerland
Swiss authorities have identified a cow with the infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR), a respiratory disease, in the eastern canton of Grisons on 23 December....
27 December 2020
New Zealand updates TB Testing Program
Starting February 9, 2021, OSPRI is managing New Zealand's TB eradication through an updated testing programme, placing greater focus on higher risk areas while maintaining nationwide disease surveillance...
24 December 2020
EU publishes agricultural outlook 2020-2030
The European agri-food sector has shown resilience through the shocks of 2020, but the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will likely have long-term impacts. ...
Contaminated surroundings risk foot-and-mouth disease spread
Understanding how long a disease can be transmitted for is a cornerstone in preventing and controlling outbreaks, particularly when there is more than one route of infection....
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