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28 October 2016
Win a Year’s Online Bitesize CPD from Improve International at the London Vet Show
UK - Veterinary CPD provider Improve International is offering six subscriptions each day to its popular Online Bitesize CPD training programme on its stand – D25 - at the London Vet Show....
18 October 2016
Chief Veterinary Officer Highlights Official Vet Welfare Role
UK - The importance of the Official Veterinarian (OV) in safeguarding animal welfare and sharing best practice was highlighted in the address made by Nigel Gibbens, Chief Veterinary Officer,...
10 October 2016
Small Farms Need Decent Incomes to Help Eliminate Hunger
GLOBAL - Declining prices could thwart international efforts to eradicate hunger and extreme poverty unless steps are taken to guarantee decent incomes and livelihoods for small-scale producers,...
22 June 2016
EU Referendum: What Would Brexit Mean for Farming?
ANALYSIS – Since the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU was announced, many stakeholders in agriculture from the UK and further afield have had a lot to say about whether the country...
New One Day Courses from Improve Cover Emerging Areas of Veterinary Medicine
UK - Veterinary CPD provider Improve International has announced a series of new one day courses to enable veterinarians to develop their knowledge in emerging areas of veterinary medicine....
28 January 2016
Mounting Evidence Suggests Early Farming Prevented Global Cooling
GLOBAL - A new analysis of ice-core climate data, archeological evidence and ancient pollen samples strongly suggests that agriculture by humans 7,000 years ago likely slowed a natural cooling...
25 December 2015
Merry Christmas to All Our Readers!
Best wishes for the holiday season to all our readers around the world....
26 November 2015
Conserve Diverse Breeds to Adapt to Climate Change, FAO Urges
GLOBAL - In the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21), FAO has released new guidelines to assist countries in better conserving and sustainably using genetic...
22 October 2015
The Scoop on Poop – Why is Manure Important?
ANALYSIS - For years, livestock farmers have used manure as a fertilizer, soil amendment, energy source and even construction material....
21 October 2015
Appeals to End Hunger, Support Farmers Mark World Food Day
GLOBAL - Leading figures in agricultural policy marked World Food Day on Friday with appeals to combat hunger and malnutrition....
09 September 2015
EU Vote Supports Expansion of Animal Cloning Ban
EU - Parliament beefed up the European Commission’s initial proposal to ban animal cloning to include the cloning of all farm animals, their descendants and products derived from them, including...
03 September 2015
New Partnership Offers Support to Small Farm Organisations
GLOBAL - Small-scale forest and farm producers’ organisations in developing countries will be strengthened following a partnership agreement between the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation...
28 August 2015
Alpacas Test Positive for Bovine TB in Norway
NORWAY - Two alpacas imported from Canada into Norway have tested positive for bovine tuberculosis (bTB)....
27 August 2015
UAVs Are Not Just for Crop Farmers
US - Brett Haas, co-owner of Crop Copter, said while they started their UAV company with crop farmers in mind, they see a lot of interest and application for livestock farmers. ...
13 August 2015
Drawing on Childhood Memories: Why Farming Needs to Laugh
US - A life-long attachment to cartoons and the countryside has enabled and inspired a US country boy to show rural America the importance of laughter....
27 July 2015
Brazil Added Poland and Now Must Farm Smarter
BRAZIL – Agricultural land expanded by 33 million hectares between 1990 and 2010 in Brazil and now the challenge is to drive for productivity and sustainability....
14 July 2015
More Investment Needed to Fight World Hunger
GLOBAL - Eradicating world hunger sustainably by 2030 will require an estimated additional $267 billion per year on average for investments in rural and urban areas and in social protection,...
09 July 2015
Third Outbreak of Sheep Scabies Detected in Alpaca
NORWAY - For the third time this year, the sheep scab mite (Psoroptes ovis) has been found on alpacas in Norway....
Farm Fatality Figures Still “Quite Horrifying”
UK and Ireland – Death counts on UK and Irish farms are proving stubborn despite a sea change in industry mentality....
11 June 2015
New AHDB Branding Launched at Cereals
UK - New branding and a proposed new way of working for the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) was formally launched at today’s Cereals event in Lincolnshire....
03 June 2015
US FDA Decides to Restrict Animal Antibiotic Use
US - The US Food and Drug Administration has announced their Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) final rule, intended to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals....
20 May 2015
Commission to Conduct Survey on Animal Welfare
EU - The European Commission is to launch a Eurobarometer survey into animal welfare this year....
18 May 2015
Yamaha Offers Viking Line to Farmers, Ranchers in US and Abroad
GLOBAL - Side by side utility vehicles are growing in importance and are in demand across the world, according to Steve Nessl of Yamaha. ...
21 April 2015
Germany Focuses on Farm Animal Welfare
GERMANY - The German agriculture department has launched a new initiative to make animal welfare a high priority....
20 April 2015
China Steps up Monitoring of Farm Products
CHINA - Monitoring of farm and aquaculture products in China by the Ministry of Agriculture for quality and safety has found that the majority are safe and the levels of contamination have remained...
17 April 2015
More than Meets the Eye when Diagnosing Animal Health Problems
US - Every day, veterinarians and producers use diagnostic tests as a tool to maintain herd health. ...
15 April 2015
EU Should Allow Insects as Sustainable Animal Feed Source
EU - European legislation should be adapted to allow insect products as a sustainable and innovative source of animal proteins for food consumption and animal feed, said insect producers at a...
FDA Reports Positive Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released two reports that measure antimicrobial resistance in certain bacteria isolated from raw meat and poultry collected through the National...
14 April 2015
Final Steps in Nutreco Take-over Go Ahead
NETHERLANDS - SHV Investments, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of SHV Holdings N.V. has started the final step in acquiring all issued and outstanding ordinary shares in animal feed and poultry...
Consultations on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets
UK - Three consultations covering the UK and the EU's approach to future GHG emissions reduction have been issued. All will have implications for agriculture....
 
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