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27 October 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Collaborative Approach to Reduce Food Waste from Farm to Consumer
UK - There needs to be greater collaboration between farmers, retailers and processors to reduce food waste along the supply chain, writes Chris Harris....
26 October 2016
Crop Industry News from European Union European Sales of Animal Antibiotics Continue to Decline
EUROPE - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published today the sixth report on the sales of veterinary antibiotics in Europe, highlighting a continuing downward trend between 2011 and 2014....
25 October 2016
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Report Shows Importance of Sheep in Brexit Negotiations
EU - Having participated in a series of four sheep meat reflection group meetings in Brussels over the last 12 months, the National Sheep Association (NSA) welcomes the resulting report and recognises...
24 October 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand New Zealand Ready to Confront Any Food and Mouth Incursion
NEW ZEALAND - An on-farm exercise run by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) shows that New Zealand is well prepared to manage the biosecurity aspects of a foot and mouth disease (FMD)...
20 October 2016
Crop Industry News from Ireland EU Sheep Forum Outcomes Welcomed
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Sheep Chairman John Lynskey has welcomed the recommendations made by the EU Sheepmeat Forum for strong CAP support for sheep producers, including a proposal...
19 October 2016
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada Invests to Help Eradicate Scrapie in Sheep and Goat Herds
CANADA - Canada's agriculture department is investing up to $345,720 in the Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) to implement the Scrapie Eradication Strategic Plan for the sheep and goat industries....
18 October 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom More Welsh Lamb Stocked in Aldi
WALES, UK - NFU Cymru has welcomed the announcement by Aldi that it is to stock protected geographical indication (PGI) Welsh Lamb in 29 of its south and west Wales stores....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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,...
17 October 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Livestock Donations Work to Reduce Poverty, Improve Diets
US - Two papers co-written by a pair of University of Illinois experts in agricultural policy and international development point to the wealth of positive effects that direct livestock-transfer...
14 October 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Sector Developing Antibiotic Use Strategy
UK - The UK sheep sector is in the process of analysing results from a survey of over 350 farmers to guide future support and development work in the area of reducing antibiotics use....
13 October 2016
Crop Industry News from United States New Vaccines Could Help Prevent Sheep Infections
US - A newly patented vaccine by Kansas State University researchers could be good news for meat consumers, as well as for cattle and potentially sheep....
12 October 2016
Crop Industry News from Global Global Food Prices Rise but Meat Prices Unchanged
GLOBAL - Lower prices for staple grains were more than offset by rising sugar and dairy prices in this month's Food Price Index from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)....
11 October 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Mini Lamb Roast Dinner Campaign Running for Third Year
UK - Britons tucked into more roast dinners last year – but fewer of them were on a Sunday, according to analysis from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and Kantar Worldpanel....
10 October 2016
Crop Industry News from Global 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,...
Crop Industry News from Cyprus Bluetongue Virus Continues Spread Through Cyprus
CYPRUS - The bluetongue virus is continuing to spread through sheep flocks and goat herds in Cyprus over the last few weeks....
07 October 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Livestock Farmers Expect Good Long-Term Business Prospects
US - Farmer sentiment toward the agricultural economy improved slightly in September, according to the latest reading of the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer....
05 October 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Retailer M&S to Extend UK Lamb Sourcing by Six Weeks
WALES, UK - Marks and Spencer’s announcement that they will be extending their UK sourcing of lamb by a further six weeks in 2017 has been welcomed by NFU Cymru....
04 October 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Seminars to Discuss Trade, Marketing for Lamb
Opportunities for beef and lamb in a post-Brexit landscape will be addressed at the 2016 AHDB Beef & Lamb Stakeholder Seminar, which will take place in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, on 8...
03 October 2016
Crop Industry News from Germany Germany Reports Further Drop in Animal Antibiotic Use
GERMANY - Germany has once again reduced the amount of antibiotics used in animal agriculture, according to the latest government data....
30 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Data Analysis Begins on RamCompare Breeding Project
UK - Early results from the RamCompare project are already very positive, says co-ordinator Bridget Lloyd....
29 September 2016
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Mutton Export Earning Set to Fall, but Wool Expected to Rise
AUSTRALIA - The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to increase to $58.4 billion in 2016-17, according to the latest analysis released in the Agricultural Commodities report...
28 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Techniques Can Detect Fraudsters Mixing Horse into Other Meat
UK - Shoppers can be more confident that their burgers are the real deal following a new method of testing for meat fraud developed at the Institute of Food Research on the Norwich Research Park....
27 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Migrant Labour Shortage Post-Brexit Could Mean Structural Change for Farming
UK - The potential reduction in migrant labour post-Brexit may catalyse structural change in the agricultural and horticultural sectors, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development...
26 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Glowing Bacteria Could Improve Food Safety
US - Scientists looking for traces of a type of E. coli bacteria contamination in foods soon could have a new detection method on their hands - turning off the lights to see if the bacteria glow...
Crop Industry News from Global World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
GLOBAL - World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge agreed by 193 countries at...
23 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Co-op Commits to 100 Per Cent British Lamb by May 2017
UK - UK retailer Co-op has extended its commitment to back UK farmers by pledging to sell only fresh bacon and lamb that is 100 per cent British by 1 May 2017....
22 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Will New Food Labelling Regulations Build Trust and Confidence?
ANALYSIS - The UK’s vote to leave the European Union could allow some flexibility in the way that new European food labelling regulations are implemented....
21 September 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Government Sets Targets for Reducing Antibiotic Use in Farming
UK - The UK's government has pledged to continue the fight against antimicrobial resistance to drugs, by working together with other countries to create a global strategy to tackle the problem...
20 September 2016
Crop Industry News from Australia 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...
19 September 2016
Crop Industry News from France British Lamb Top Product in French Vote
UK - Discerning French consumers have chosen Quality Standard Mark lamb from Great Britain as a “best product of the year”....
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