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16 August 2021
View news from Global Livestock interest group talks long-term resilience of EU beef sector
In late June, Europe’s BovINE network hosted a public meeting to discuss the sustainability of European beef farming, writes Melanie Epp, who covered the event for The Cattle Site. ...
13 August 2021
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: Beef exports fall back as the global milk production outlook improves
Latest research from the USDA shows improving milk production in the European Union and Oceania, while US beef sales disappoint market bulls. ...
09 August 2021
View news from Global UN climate report finds that cutting methane is essential for the planet’s survival
In four decades of climate negotiations, the world has focused intensely and exclusively on the most abundant climate-warming gas: carbon dioxide. But in the most recent UN climate report, researchers are urging a focus on another potent greenhouse gas...
06 August 2021
View news from Global Managing cattle grazing distribution: it’s not as simple as it sounds
Grazing is an agricultural term to describe the natural behavior of cattle moving across pastures and rangelands as they consume different plants....
View news from Global Weekly global protein digest: product bans, Prop 12, NMPF policy
Livestock analyst Jim Wyckoff shares this week's protein highlights. ...
View news from Global Positive reopening for restaurants but not back to pre-pandemic levels
With lockdown restrictions easing, we are starting to see more people returning to the eating out market – delivering an increase in sales for the total foodservice sector (eating out, food to go, takeaways and deliveries). However, it’s important...
04 August 2021
View news from Global Functional Feeds and Matters of Taste: Research Insights on Feed and Palatability for Ruminants
Selko, the Feed Additive brand of Trouw Nutrition, Nutreco’s animal nutrition division, is sharing research on the role that the source of trace mineral plays in helping or harming feed palatability. Palatability research in swine and ruminants has...
View news from Global New Smart Tags changing the way feedlot operators think about continuous monitoring
Growing attention to animal welfare, antibiotics stewardship, as well as pressure on availability of manpower and cost efficiency – all present multiple ongoing challenges to feedlot operators. ...
30 July 2021
View news from Global OIE: report says livestock antimicrobials intended use trending lower
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) recently published its Fifth OIE Annual Report on Antimicrobial Agents Intended for Use in Animals. ...
View news from Global Weekly protein digest: ASF in Dominican Republic, US beef exports down, USMCA concerns
Market analyst Jim Wyckoff shared protein market highlights from around the world, including USDA's latest dairy market report. ...
29 July 2021
View news from Global Breeding Success: Tailoring Genetics to your Market and Environment
Tom Gubbins, director of world-class seedstock and breeding data business, Te Mania Angus, based in New South Wales, Australia, and his family have been focusing on genetic improvement since 1928 in their Te Mania Angus herd, which originated in New Zealand....
28 July 2021
View news from Global BovINE: Societal pact addresses sustainability of French livestock sector
In recent years, the livestock sector’s social license to operate has been challenged by concerns that its impact on the environment is too great. In France, an inter-professional group, Interbev, proactively addresses societal concerns by bringing...
27 July 2021
View news from Global ADM Accelerates Growth of Global Alternative Protein Platform with Acquisition of Sojaprotein
Global nutrition leader ADM announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Sojaprotein, a leading European provider of non-GMO soy ingredients....
View news from Global Researchers discovered that Bluetongue virus can hijack the cellular machinery of its host
Researchers at INRA, ANSES, and ENVA have discovered that bluetongue virus can enhance its replication by exploiting one of its host's cellular pathways. ...
22 July 2021
View news from Global Tyson Foods integrates the five domains of animal welfare across its global operations
Originally announced in the company’s FY19 Sustainability Report, the transition enables a more robust approach to welfare assessment....
21 July 2021
View news from Global Space, Exercise May Be Critical to Drylot Beef Heifer Reproduction
Space and exercise could be almost as important as food and water to the successful development of beef heifers raised in drylots, and quantifying that importance is the aim of a planned study by a Texas A&M University Department of Animal Science researcher...
View news from Global Get the flock out: How farmers save livestock from natural disasters
Article taken from Heifer International; read more and or support their causes at Heifer.org...
19 July 2021
View news from Global UN agencies report that spike in global hunger and malnutrition in 2020 was mostly due to COVID-19
World hunger and malnutrition levels worsened dramatically last year, with most of the increase likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a multi-agency United Nations (UN) report....
16 July 2021
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: global beef outlook is revised lower and Belarus emerges as a key dairy exporter
Global beef production is expected to contract by 1% in 2021 as export markets are restricted and cattle herds grow smaller. ...
12 July 2021
View news from Global USDA Outlook Forum: US-China Trade Prospects: A Short-term Outlook
Even though 2020 was a tumultuous year, the effects of the Phase One agreement show a positive path forward for the US–China trade relationship, writes Timothy Wier for The Cattle Site....
09 July 2021
View news from Global Beef with a story to it
Direct beef purchases from the farm continue to be an emerging trend as consumers want to know both the story and faces behind the products they are purchasing, according to an expert....
View news from Global Weekly Protein Digest: Global food prices slide for the first time in a year
Global food prices fell 2.5% (3.2 points) during June, with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ food price index sliding to 124.6 points, writes markets analyst Jim Wyckoff. ...
08 July 2021
View news from Global Pain management is quickest route to improved welfare
Increased use of pain management would offer immediate opportunities to improve ruminant welfare across the UK at little extra cost, according to views captured at a recent workshop, writes Ruth Wills....
07 July 2021
View news from Global Global Roundtable Commits to Reduce Net Global Warming Impact of Beef 30% by 2030
The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB), announced the launch of its global sustainability goals – commitments to advance and improve the sustainability of the global beef value chain. Established by GRSB, the goals will be led and implemented...
06 July 2021
View news from Global Global agriculture prices are expected to drop in the coming years, but progress on hunger and climate aren't certain
The recently published OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook shows that global-agrifood systems need to transform to meet the Sustainable Development Goals and weather climate challenges by 2030....
View news from Global 5 ways animals help reduce global poverty
Tonight, one in eight people around the world will go to bed hungry. At Heifer International, we believe livestock has a really important role to play in ending global hunger and poverty. Here are 5 reasons why....
02 July 2021
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: global dairy outlook from the USDA
US beef export sales posted a marked decline this week as the Biden administration moves to sell its infrastructure deal in rural America. ...
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