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20 September 2016
Australian Exporters Keep Close Eye on Sheep Slaughter During Eid al Adha Festival
AUSTRALIA - Livestock export industry representatives have said they worked proactively in key Eid al Adha festival supply chains in the Middle East where Australian sheep have been detected...
16 September 2016
Post-Brexit Trade Deal with Australia 'Could Threaten UK Sheep Industry'
UK - The National Sheep Association (NSA) has said it is encouraged to see activity already taking place to negotiate trade agreements for when the UK leaves the European Union – but is seriously...
14 September 2016
American Farmers Seek More Support as Incomes Remain Low
US - Bolstered by the US's National Farmers Union (NFU) and Farm Aid, 275 family farmers are uniting this week at the US Capitol to ask for emergency assistance and increased funding to address...
Farmland Wildlife in Decline, but Union Says Intensification Not to Blame
UK - Over one in ten species assessed are under threat of disappearing altogether in the UK, according to a new 'State of Nature' report published by a number of organisations, including the...
12 September 2016
Image of Red Meat Improving
UK - The image of red meat has been undergoing a major positive change with consumers seeing it more and more as 'full of flavour', easy to cook and suitable for any day of the week....
08 September 2016
Beef and Sheep Sectors in Trouble, Irish Farmers Say
IRELAND - The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) president Patrick Kent has said a Teagasc report on the viability of Irish farms in 2015 shows just how serious the economic situation...
07 September 2016
Sheep Sector Review Publishes Action Plan to Revitalise Scottish Industry
SCOTLAND, UK - A 24 point action plan aimed at revitalising Scotland’s sheep sector has been unveiled by an industry expert group....
06 September 2016
New Zealand's Sheep Milk Industry to Grow with New Investment
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's fledgling sheep milk industry has received a significant boost today with approval of the business case for a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme between...
02 September 2016
New Tool Can Help Farmers Improve Productivity and Reduce Emissions
GLOBAL - A new and interactive tool from FAO allows farmers, policy makers and scientists to calculate meat, milk and eggs production as well as greenhouse-gas emissions from livestock to make...
01 September 2016
Trade Deals Could Buffer Financial Losses in Agriculture from Climate Change
GLOBAL - Global warming could create substantial economic damage in agriculture, a new study conducted by a team of scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research finds. ...
31 August 2016
Cheaper Test for Foot and Mouth Disease Developed
UK - Scientists have found a new way of diagnosing foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) which is more cost effective and relies less on the use of small animals....
30 August 2016
Expert Believes No Great Change in US-UK Ag Trade Will Follow Brexit
US - After the UK voted to leave the European Union on 23 June, many in the US were left wondering what the impacts would be on trade between the two countries....
US Ag Exports Expected to Rise by $6 Billion in 2017
US - US agricultural exports are expected to rise in 2017 from 2016 levels, largely due to higher exports of oilseeds and products, horticultural products, cotton, and livestock, dairy, and poultry....
23 August 2016
EU Agri-Food Exports Rise
EU - The value of EU agri-food exports for the 12-month period from July 2015 to June 2016 amounted to just over €129 billion, a 2.1 per cent increase compared to 2014-2015, according to the...
22 August 2016
Pedigree Sheep Breeders Asked for Views on Data Collection
UK - Pedigree sheep breeders are being asked to help inform the future development of performance recording services by completing an online questionnaire....
19 August 2016
EU Project Aims to Boost Sheep and Goat Industry
EU - A new multi-million pound EU funded research project, iSAGE, is aiming to future proof our sheep and goat farming industry....
18 August 2016
New Zealand's Sheep Flock Down after Weather, Disease Impacts
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s beef cattle herd increased by 2.8 per cent to 3.7 million during the 2015–16 season, at the same time as the country’s sheep flock decreased 3.0 per cent and...
16 August 2016
Lithuania Considers Tax Cut on Meat to Boost Demand
LITHUANIA - In a bid to lower the prices of meat and stimulate domestic demand, the Lithuanian government is considering reducing the value-added tax (VAT) on fresh and chilled meat....
15 August 2016
US Lamb Exports Slump
US - US red meat exports ended the first half of 2016 on a positive note, as June export values for both pork and beef were the highest of the year, according to statistics released by USDA and...
Consultation Opened on British Farming Post-Brexit
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has opened its largest consultation in a generation, to find out what members think is needed from a future domestic agricultural policy for the British...
09 August 2016
Retailers Asked to Return a Fair Share of Profits to Farmers
IRELAND - An Irish Farmers Association (IFA) lamb price survey of the five main supermarkets shows that retailers are charging consumers from €10 to €16/kg for the key lamb cuts, while the...
08 August 2016
Global Dairy, Meat Price Indices Rise
GLOBAL - The international prices for major food commodities saw a modest decline in July, following five consecutive months of increases....
04 August 2016
National Trust Comments on Farm Financing Cause Debate
UK - Landscape protection charity the National Trust has said that in the wake of the Brexit vote, the subsidy system that supports farmers should be fundamentally changed....
03 August 2016
Sheep Industry Urged to Back Love Lamb Week
UK - The sheep industry is being urged to come together to promote home-produced lamb during Love Lamb Week 2016....
02 August 2016
Scientists Call for More Funding for Sustainable Farming
US - Based on a new analysis of federal funding from the US Department of Agriculture, researchers say there is an urgent need for increased investment in research and development aimed at making...
29 July 2016
UK Lamb Exports to America Move Closer
UK - The mission to get British lamb chops back onto American dinner plates has moved a step nearer, Farming Minister George Eustice announced at the National Sheep Event on Wednesday....
27 July 2016
NZ Farmer Confidence Hit by Brexit Vote
NEW ZEALAND - Farmer confidence has picked up slightly since surveyed last in January but remains weak, according to Federated Farmers’ July 2016 Farm Confidence Survey....
22 July 2016
Public Trust in Agriculture and Freedom to Operate
ANALYSIS - Trust is low in the Canadian food system, and this is giving consumers a previously unheard-of degree of input into on-farm and other food system practices, writes Treena Hein....
21 July 2016
Global Food Prices Increased Rapidly in June
GLOBAL - International food commodity prices shot up 4.2 per cent in June, their steepest monthly increase of the past four years....
20 July 2016
Local Food Standards a Sticking Point in EU-US Free Trade Talks
GLOBAL - As free trade talks between EU and USA step up in the fourteenth round of negotiations, EU-wide agricultural organisation Copa and Cogeca said EU standards must be recognised in the...
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