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05 June 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Farm Stewardship Regime Looks Challenging
UK – Much is still undecided about farm stewardship reforms but the new regime looks likely to reduce payments and be more demanding on farms....
04 June 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Supermarket Power in Sheep Industry is “Fantasy”
UK - Competition over product means British sheep farmers are in a fundamentally strong position, the sheep industry heard at NSA North yesterday....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Initiative to Improve Sharing of Food Chain Information
UK - An initiative has been launched in the UK to ensure more information about meat inspections in the abattoir is passed back to the farmer to help improve the health and welfare of livestock....
02 June 2015
Crop Industry News from China Ten Reasons Why China Needs the US
CHINA - China is America’s biggest customer for agricultural products, with almost a fifth of imported goods coming from the US. ...
01 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Variety of Indicators Show Positive Wool Picture
GLOBAL – Australian wool sales and Chinese acceptance of current market levels are reasons for the wool industry to be optimistic....
28 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Argentina Argentina Calls for Recognition of Role of Small Producers
ARGENTINA - As part of the opening of the 83rd World Assembly of Delegates of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in Paris this week, the Argentine Minister of Agriculture, Livestock...
27 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Lameness, Mastitis Genomic Project to Reduce Antibiotics Reliance
UK - A genomics programme selecting for mastitis and lameness resistant sheep is pushing for less reliance on antibiotics....
22 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Welsh Sheep Study Shows Worrying Resistance to New Anthelmintics
WALES – A Welsh farm survey has offered a “depressing” update on the developing anthelmintic resistance issue, showing higher resistance across all three groups....
21 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Global Protein Developments: What are the Implications for the Meat Industry?
ANALYSIS - What meat will be on the world's plate in the coming decades? Who will eat what and why? Stewart Lumb went to listen to Rabobank analyst Albert Vernooij. ...
20 May 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Commission to Conduct Survey on Animal Welfare
EU - The European Commission is to launch a Eurobarometer survey into animal welfare this year....
Crop Industry News from European Union UK Must Cooperate With Europe on Bluetongue Surveillance
UK, WALES - Strong links to European surveillance are central to government efforts in minimising the impact of Bluetongue, sheep farmers heard yesterday....
19 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Chile Chile Region Maedi Visna Free
CHILE – A sheep producing region of southern Chile has beaten the costly Maedi Visna virus....
18 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United States 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. ...
Crop Industry News from Germany Combatting Global Rise in Antibiotic Resistance
GERMANY - The German Federal Cabinet has approved the new German Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy (DART 2020)....
15 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Global How to Assess Environmental Impact of Meat Production
GLOBAL - The need to reduce the environmental impact of food production will become ever more pressing as agriculture doubles production to feed 9 billion people in 2050....
14 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Wool Prices to Lift in 2015
UK – Sheep farms will receive similar prices for the 2015 clip to last year, with specific breeds and types seeing uplift....
12 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Wild Dogs Biggest Damage to Morale and Pocket
AUSTRALIA – Wild dogs represent the biggest threat to the emotions and economics of Australian sheep farms, a conference heard last week....
11 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Global G20 Action Plan for Food Sustainability
ANALYSIS - Agriculture ministers from around the world have backed a plan to increase food security and sustainability and reduce food waste....
Crop Industry News from Global FAO Predicts World Food Import Bill to Fall to Five-year Low
GLOBAL - International prices for agricultural commodities continued to decline in April and abundant inventories are poised to offset any pressure from the slight reduction in global harvests...
Crop Industry News from Australia Wool Markets ‘Up to Whole New Level’
AUSTRALIA – Substantial gains across wool offerings were reported from markets last week, with the Merino sector excelling once more....
08 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Tight Supplies and Rain for Eastern States
AUSTRALIA – Rainfall has dampened some Australian markets this week as tightening supplies have failed to bring much price uplift....
07 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom More Pressure Ahead for Lamb Markets
ANALYSIS - High lamb supplies have taken their toll on UK prices since Easter and things don’t look like improving....
06 May 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Ewe Milk Could Be 'New Frontier' for New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND – A surge of enthusiasm for sheep dairying has given rise to questions over whether ewe milk could be a ‘new frontier’ for New Zealand agriculture....
05 May 2015
Crop Industry News from India First Indian Goat Pox Vaccine Released
INDIA - Hester Biosciences Limited has recently launched its Goat Pox vaccine and PPR (Peste Des Petits Ruminants) vaccine. ...
01 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Somalia Somali Livestock Exports Reach Record 5million
SOMALIA – Major progress in animal health has led to a record landmark being reached in Somali livestock shipments....
30 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Reintroducing Lynx Needs Serious Consideration
UK – Bringing Eurasian lynx back to the UK countryside needs ‘serious consideration’ in terms of its broader impacts, the body in charge of licensing any reintroduction has said today....
29 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Global French and Kiwi Farmers Share Common Ground
GLOBAL – Longstanding trading relationships and an appreciation of grazing systems are uniting stockmen across the globe....
28 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farms Entering Critical Nematodirus Period
UK – Now is the time to watch for signs of scour caused by Nematodirus, as many lambs pass through the critical six to twelve week period....
27 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Global 2015 Lamb Markets to be 'Subdued'
GLOBAL – A subdued 2015 lamb market outlook hinges on supply being tapered by rains coming to Australia and New Zealand....
24 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Greater Access to Post Mortem Facilities
UK – Accessibility of post mortem facilities is improving for English and Welsh sheep farmers, according to a government body....
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