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17 March 2015
Agriculture Helping Irish Economic Recovery
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has said the latest strong growth figures for the Irish economy for 2014 show clearly the major role agriculture is playing in...
13 March 2015
Prices of Chinese Farm Produce Drop
CHINA - The prices of major farm produce in China dropped last week according to a survey of 36 large and medium-sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
12 March 2015
Cost of Gain Hugely Lower for US Lamb Feeders
US – What Colorado feedlots pay to feed lambs today is 40 per cent below the price paid in the fall of 2012....
Australian Goat Slaughter Level, Lower Exports
AUSTRALIA – Low goat slaughter in southern areas has been countered by higher northern turn-off, reports Meat and Livestock Australia....
05 March 2015
New Model Measures Danish Agricultural Efficiency
DENMARK - Scientists from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University have drawn up a robust model that can put actual figures on the efficiency of the country's agricultural production...
23 February 2015
Global Sheep Meat Production Rising
ANALYSIS - Global sheep meat production has been rising over the last three to four years having seen a gradual slide since heights of 2007....
19 February 2015
Spanish Restocking Grant Grows to €75,000
SPAIN - A grant assisting Spanish farmers with restocking after disease loss has been increased....
18 February 2015
Farming's Importance Highlighted Ahead of General Election
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) will launch a national campaign next week to highlight the importance of food and farming ahead of the general election....
17 February 2015
Opportunities and Barriers to Feeding the World’s Growing Population
US - "Feeding the World 2015” is an excellent vehicle for promoting critical dialogue about the implications of the tremendous increase in food demand and changing food patterns, a topic that...
16 February 2015
Battle of Ethics and Price in Consumer Choice
ANALYSIS - Consumers in the future are expected to have a renewed focus on ethical issues, but this will not be too much at the expense of price....
10 February 2015
How Will India Address Food Production Challenges?
INDIA - Animal proteins are having a growing presence on the dinner plate in India and many seminars and discussions are being held on meeting this need....
19 January 2015
Sales in US of Animal Health Products $7.5 Billion in 2013
US - Sales of animal health products for livestock and pets were similar in 2013 to the year before, according to new figures from the industry body....
16 January 2015
Five-point Food Strategy to Support Manitoba Producers
CANADA - A new five-point strategy to support the long-term growth of Manitoba's food industry, including smaller scale farmers and processors, was announced this week by Agriculture, Food and...
15 January 2015
Solutions to Save Half of Chile's Dog Savaged Livestock
CHILE – Chile’s agriculture industry is getting to grips with a feral dog problem responsible for 50 per cent of livestock attacks nationally....
14 January 2015
NZ Agritech Sector Worth NZ$1.2 billion
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's agritechnology sector was worth approximately NZ$1.2 billion in 2013 according to new research into the size, value and future potential of the sector....
08 January 2015
Agriculture Commissioner Vows to Tackle Supply Chain Profit-Taking
IRELAND - The Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, said he plans to reduce the amount farmers pay on agricultural inputs. ...
07 January 2015
Look Out for Logo to Avoid NSA Scam
UK – Non-branded correspondence promising free advertising for the National Sheep Association is part of a ruse aiming to extort thousands of euros from organisation supporters. ...
05 January 2015
Ireland's Minister Announces Payments to Participants in Discussion Programmes
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture has announced that payments under the three Discussion Group Programmes will begin issuing to successful participants in the coming days. Payments totalling...
30 December 2014
EBLEX Grants Encourage Innovation in Sheep Farming
UK - English beef and sheep farmers looking to innovate their on-farm practices are encouraged to apply for the latest round of EBLEX Farmer Innovation Grants (FIGs)....
29 December 2014
Practical Tips to Help Livestock Farmers Turn over New Leaf in 2015
UK - It’s that time of year when everyone starts thinking about making New Year’s resolutions and turning over a new leaf....
15 December 2014
Irish Farmers Welcome Sheep Grassland Payment
IRELAND - Irish farmers have welcomed an announcement from Minster Coveney on the payout of the 2014 Sheep Grassland Scheme to sheep farmers....
02 December 2014
SFP Payment Start Welcomed by NFU
SCOTLAND, UK - News that support payments to Scottish farmers will begin yesterday (Monday 1 December) has been welcomed by NFU Scotland....
Global Livestock Sector Addresses Hunger Malnutrition
GLOBAL - Key organisations representing the global livestock sector have joined forces to back the call for action to end malnutrition and sustainably feed the world....
27 November 2014
EU Farmers Reimbursed €868 Million
EU – Farmers across Europe are being reimbursed a total of €868 million in direct aid by the Common Agricultural Policy....
13 November 2014
Call for Cooperation to Rebuild Markets
GERMANY - A call has been sent out to build cooperation between Germany and Russia to rebuild markets in the face of the current ban on agricultural exports from the EU....
11 November 2014
Aid Needed For Iraqi Goat and Sheep Farmers
IRAQ – Hostilities in Iraq have left thousands of herders and shepherds displaced and in ‘dire need’ of support with millions at risk of malnutrition....
24 October 2014
Investment in Northern Ireland’s World-class Veterinary Science Research Needed
UK - Northern Ireland’s excellence in research and development (R&D) must be maintained through continued investment, British Veterinary Association (BVA) President John Blackwell has said...
15 October 2014
Record High Returns for New Zealand Meat Exports
NEW ZEALAND - Despite the strong dollar, New Zealand meat exports reached a record high of NZ$5.3 billion in 2013-14, driven by high average values....
06 October 2014
Does China Really Impact Global Commodity Prices?
ANALYSIS - Does China really have a strong impact on the US and global commodity prices? No, says economist Kel Kelly. ...
03 October 2014
Foreign Worker Programme Changes Jeopardize Meat Processing Plants
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council warns changes to Canada's temporary foreign worker program are jeopardizing the future of Canada's meat processing plants, the jobs of Canadian who work at...
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