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23 December 2020
Recognizing, treating pain in lame dairy cows requires whole team approach
VETPARTNERS has launched a project to encourage a team approach to recognising and treating pain in lame dairy cows....
Pirbright discovers respiratory virus steals proteins to halt antiviral response
Viruses have evolved many ways to avoid detection by the immune system. ...
19 December 2020
UK researchers are seeking views on calves with bovine respiratory disease
Researchers at Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) are seeking views from farmers and vets to develop a new quality-of-life tool for cattle. ...
18 December 2020
Cargill closes Canadian beef plant after COVID-19 outbreak
Cargill has temporarily closed its beef plant in Guelph, Ontario after coronavirus infections were reported among workers....
17 December 2020
RCVS Knowledge to lead major collaboration to support antibiotic stewardship in farm animals
RCVS Knowledge is to lead a major collaborative project to unite and empower UK farm animal vets and their practice teams to establish and embed good antimicrobial stewardship....
15 December 2020
Brazil confirms that two meat suppliers’ exports to China have been suspended
China has temporarily suspended meat imports from two Brazilian companies over COVID-19 concerns....
14 December 2020
CME update: cattle futures rise on technical and bargain buying
US live cattle futures advanced for a third straight session on 11 December, supported by technical and bargain buying....
Perdue Farms asks CDC for help as US states unveil individual vaccine plans
US poultry company Perdue Farms is urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to work to coordinate states’ policies over who will receive the COVID-19 vaccines first, warning that individual, patchwork plans could threaten the success of...
10 December 2020
Second stage of vaccination against FMD extended in 13 Brazilian states
The second stage of the vaccination campaign against foot-and-mouth disease, which would initially end on November 30, has been extended in 13 federal units in Brazil. ...
CME update: short covering and bargain buying lift cattle futures
US live cattle futures firmed on 9 December, bouncing back after four straight sessions of losses that dragged prices to 2 ½ week lows....
Brazil’s meat lobby praises sector for remaining resilient through COVID-19
Brazil’s ABPA, a meat lobby that represents major processors like JBS and BRF, has praised local firms for remaining reliable meat suppliers amid the pandemic....
09 December 2020
Researchers have identified what makes foot-and-mouth disease so infectious
Scientists have conducted a "molecular dissection" of a part of the virus that causes foot-and-mouth disease, to try and understand why the pathogen is so infectious....
CME update: live cattle futures sink on lower cash prices and decreasing beef values
US live cattle futures fell for a fourth straight session on 8 December as cash cattle traded lower at the southern US Plains feedlot markets....
Debate over “essential work” lingers amid US COVID-19 vaccine push
As US companies push to get workers vaccinated, states disagree on who is essential....
08 December 2020
CME update: cattle futures fall as pandemic accelerates across the US
US cattle futures fell on 7 December as cash beef prices weakened and increased COVID-19 infections sparked concerns about demand for meat....
04 December 2020
Weekly beef and dairy digest: Canada revamps ag policy and US exports lag
Jim Wyckoff's latest analysis looks into changes in Canada's farm policy and how the US-China relationship could change under the incoming Biden administration. ...
CME update: US live cattle futures step back after previous gains
US Live cattle futures trimmed on 3 December as fears of additional pandemic closures weighed on the demand outlook....
Smithfield Foods offers to store COVID-19 vaccines in ultra-cold freezers
Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork processor, has offered to help US health officials distribute COVID-19 vaccines and store them in ultra-cold freezers....
Farmers urged to carefully consider which parasitic treatments they use on cattle this winter
The Control of Worms Sustainably (COWS) group is urging farmers to consider the risk of anthelmintic resistance when treating cattle with pour-on parasitic treatments. ...
New UK farming policy includes key provisions for animal welfare and disease
The UK Government's new farming policy includes key investments in improving animal health and welfare, and a special focus on tackling endemic diseases in cattle and pigs. ...
03 December 2020
China requires imported cold-chain food to undergo nucleic acid test before sale
China’s Administration for Market Regulation now requires imported cold-chain food products to undergo a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 before any products can be sold in China....
02 December 2020
Canada’s House of Commons debates farm trespassing bill
Canadian MP John Barlow has introduced a bill aimed at curbing trespassing on farm property, saying that it will better ensure biosecurity and food security....
01 December 2020
Argentina’s agriculture export industry workers go on strike
Two major unions representing Argentina’s agro-export industry have launched an indefinite strike, escalating a stand-off that has been simmering for months....
Coronavirus continues to roil UK meat supply chain
The COVID-19 pandemic can still disrupt abattoirs at short notice, illustrating the continued influence the disease has on the red meat supply chain. ...
30 November 2020
UK vets grow wary as Brexit transition looms
A new report from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) says that the UK veterinary profession is facing a triple threat from COVID-19, Brexit and exotic disease....
27 November 2020
Bovine TB could be controlled by breeding for resistance
A new study suggests that resistance for diseases like TB is not necessarily linked to a specific breed of cattle. ...
China’s COVID-19 testing regime creates bottlenecks in meat trade
In a supermarket in downtown Beijing, refrigerator shelves normally filled with steak from around the world sit empty as tougher testing for the novel coronavirus creates supply bottlenecks and raises prices for importers....
26 November 2020
Beijing’s Xinfadi market suspends sales on fears of coronavirus transmission
Beijing’s Xinfadi market, which was linked to a COVID-19 outbreak in June, has suspended sales and storage of cold-chain goods and aquatic products....
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