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23 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Carryover Lambs Boost Sheepmeat Output
UK - First quarter lamb production rose in the UK this year, helping to push sheepmeat production to a thirteen year high, say EBLEX analysts....
22 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Vigorous Buyers in Australian Wool Market
AUSTRALIA – Wool markets reopened after the Easter break last week with the most vigorous buying seen for “quite some time”, reports Australia Wool Innovation (AWI)....
21 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Germany Germany Focuses on Farm Animal Welfare
GERMANY - The German agriculture department has launched a new initiative to make animal welfare a high priority....
Crop Industry News from Argentina Argentinian Orf Strain Genetically Deciphered
ARGENTINA – New strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of Orf virus could be available thanks to a breakthrough in Argentina....
17 April 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Have Subsidies Hindered Progress on Livestock Farms?
GLOBAL – Direct farm support payments have hindered agricultural progress across the globe, scientists heard this week. ...
Crop Industry News from United States 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. ...
16 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Parchment Shows Breed History Over Last Millenium
UK - Archives of ancient parchment can improve our knowledge of sheep genetics, according to research presented at the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) conference this week....
15 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Germany German Survey Shows Salmonella Falling but No Drop in Campylobacter
ANALYSIS - A survey of foodborne pathogens in poultry meat in Germany and the incidence of illness has shown that the number of cases of Salmonella poisoning are falling but there is no decrease...
14 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Reducing Lameness in Sheep
UK - Lameness remains a key problem on many sheep farms in the UK, despite the Farm Animal Welfare Council’s challenge to the industry to reduce the national incidence of lameness from 10 per...
Crop Industry News from Global How Do We Ensure Food For Tomorrow?
ANALYSIS - Making research in agriculture and the agri-food sector a priority, promoting innovation and improving the exchange of knowledge are going to be essential in developing food production...
13 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Italy Bluetongue Hurts Struggling Italian Sheep Sector
ITALY – Italy’s contracting sheep sector suffered a major blow last summer at the hands of the bluetongue virus....
Crop Industry News from Australia Wool Industry Hits Back at PETA Campaign
AUSTRALIA – Australia’s wool industry has slammed animal rights activists for a "misrepresentative" campaign against sheep shearing....
10 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Spring Timing Impacts Nematodirus Threat to Lambs
ANALYSIS – An early spring generally means later lambing flocks escape the parasite challenge of nematodirus, says the latest NADIS parasite forecast....
09 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Lamb Should Differentiate From Other Red Meats
US – Trends for more natural meat rearing processes could be a shot in the arm for America’s lamb sector, according to a North Dakota State University agricultural economist....
07 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Wool Market Targets US
AUSTRALIA – Wool consumption follows economic activity and Australian wool traders are keeping an eye on the US for its potential as the world’s second wool market....
Crop Industry News from Global World Health Day: Can 'FoodKeeper' Application Reduce Waste?
ANALYSIS - How often do you have to throw away food because it's gone past its best? ...
02 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Switzerland Swiss Must Knock Down Trade Barriers, Says Report
SWITZERLAND – Half of Swiss farm receipts come from farm support measures and major trade barrier reductions should be rolled out to address this....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Auction Sales Up Fourth Year Running
UK – Farmers are “voting with their feet” and bringing more sheep to livestock markets, according to the Livestock Auctioneers Association....
01 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Plan to Combat and Prevent Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
US - A smarter and judicious use of antibiotics will help to slow the emergence of resistant bacteria....
31 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Industry Queries Beef-Only Assurance Consultation
ANALYSIS – Questions are being posed over why life assurance should be reviewed for UK beef cattle and not for sheep....
30 March 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Bacteria Can Fight Forage-Destroying Plantain Moth
NEW ZEALAND - Scientists at AgResearch have found that naturally-occurring bacteria can be used to fight the emerging insect pest known as the plantain moth....
Crop Industry News from Global Processing Steps Propelling Goat, Sheep Dairying
GLOBAL - Food research and processing experts are striving to improve how milk from species other than cows is treated with the view to growing the sheep and goat dairy industries....
27 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Shoppers Confused Over Farm Drugs
UK - UK shoppers think their farmers are using growth hormones and that antibiotics use in livestock makes them less effective for humans....
Crop Industry News from Global Water Management Crucial for Sustainable Food
GLOBAL - As people around the world celebrated World Water Day 2015 on Sunday 22 March, the United Nations released a new report predicting major water shortages of 40 per cent across the globe...
26 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom National Sheep Association Against Lynx Re-Wilding
UK - The National Sheep Association (NSA) has announced its opposition to plans for the re-introduction of lynx to the UK....
25 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Antimicrobial Resistance – Who is Responsible?
ANALYSIS - Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials has been linked to the emergence and spread of organisms resistant to them, rendering treatments obsolete and threatening public health....
24 March 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand How to Boost Red Meat Earnings
NEW ZEALAND - Savings of hundreds of millions, potentially billions of dollars can be made in New Zealand’s red meat sector through industry rationalisation and consolidation....
23 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Cyclone Olwyn Upsets Australian Lamb Markets
AUSTRALIA – Throughput fell dramatically across many Australian lamb sale-yards last week, as widespread rain hampered trade....
Crop Industry News from Global Punitive Trade Barriers Hit European Exports
ANALYSIS - Significant trade and investment barriers are being built by Europe’s leading trading partners....
20 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Global IFPRI: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico Home to Half World’s Hungry
GLOBAL - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico may be rising economic powerhouses, but these five fast-growing, middle income countries are still home to nearly half of the world’s hungry,...
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