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10 August 2016
Crop Industry News from Spain New Tool Allows Diagnosis of Encephalitis in Sheep and Goats
SPAIN - Biologist Idoia Glaria-Ezquer has developed a diagnostic tool specifically for detecting encephalitis caused by small-ruminant lentiviruses in sheep and goats, during her PhD thesis read...
09 August 2016
Crop Industry News from Ireland 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
Crop Industry News from Global 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....
05 August 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New 'Wham Bam Lamb' Campaign to Celebrate Speed of Cooking
SCOTLAND, UK - A high-impact advertising campaign behind Scotch Lamb PGI is set to be launched by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) in the coming weeks....
04 August 2016
Crop Industry News from United States New US Food Safety Company Focuses on Analytics, Innovation
ANALYSIS – Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced its formation to provide an innovative “systems” approach to helping meat and poultry processors consistently meet increasingly...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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
Crop Industry News from United States 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...
Crop Industry News from Global What Does the Colour of Meat Tell You?
ANALYSIS – You just pulled a package of hamburger out of the refrigerator that you bought four days ago, and the colour looks darker that when you first bought it. Has it gone bad or is that...
01 August 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farm Trespass Warning for Pokémon Go Players
UK - The new mobile app Pokémon Go has become contagious, capturing the public's imagination, but a specialist in real estate and agricultural law has warned that players could find themselves...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Report Highlights Role of Sheep in Maintaining Uplands
UK - The National Sheep Association (NSA) has released a special report to raise awareness of the "complex jigsaw" of public services provided by sheep farming in hill and upland areas....
29 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 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....
Crop Industry News from European Union Countries Asked to Cut Use of Last-Resort Antibiotic in Animals
EU - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended that colistin-containing medicines should only be used as a second line treatment in animals and sale should be reduced across the EU....
28 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Lynx Reintroduction Ideas Generate More Controversy
UK - Following the recent announcement by Lynx UK Trust that it has identified Kielder Forest as a suitable location for releasing lynx into the British countryside, the National Sheep Association...
27 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Clones of Dolly the Sheep Living Long and Healthy Lives
Three weeks after the scientific world marked the 20th anniversary of the birth of Dolly the sheep, new research published by The University of Nottingham has shown that four clones derived from...
Crop Industry News from New Zealand 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....
25 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United States Only Half of Consumers Aware of Food Waste Problem
US - Even though American consumers throw away about 80 billion pounds of food a year, only about half are aware that food waste is a problem. ...
22 July 2016
Crop Industry News from Global 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
Crop Industry News from Global 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....
Crop Industry News from Global First Phase of PPR Global Eradication Effort Taking Shape
GLOBAL - The first five-year phase of the global programme to eradicate Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) has taken a step closer to finalisation....
20 July 2016
Crop Industry News from Global 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...
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports Increased in 2015
EU - EU exports for agricultural products reached €129 billion in 2015, an annual increase of 5.7 per cent, securing the EU's position as a top world agri-food exporter with a net trade surplus...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Bluetongue Vaccine Now Available for British Farmers
UK - The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed that bluetongue (BTV-8) vaccine is now available from two pharmaceutical retailers to manage the risk of a BTV...
19 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Formal Complaints Over 'Fake' Supermarket Farm Branding
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has written to formally complain to National Trading Standards Institute over the use of ‘fake’ farm branding by retailers on some food products....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Chief Veterinary Officer to Speak at 2016 OV Conference
UK - Nigel Gibbens, the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer; Peter Jinman OBE, Chair of the RCVS Certification Subcommittee and Ian Wright, Head of ESCCAP UK & Guideline Director for ESCCAP Europe,...
16 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Film Demonstrates Sheep Slaughter Methods to Consumers
UK - A film illustrating different methods of sheep slaughter has been produced by AHDB Beef & Lamb to address a lack of understanding and dispel myths around the practice....
15 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Supply and Demand Remain Main Influences on Sheep Trade
UK - The basic law of economics regarding supply and demand remains the main factor influencing the sheep trade....
14 July 2016
Crop Industry News from European Union Meat Storage, Transport Temperatures Can be More Flexible
EU - The European Food Safety Authority recently researched ways to ensure safety of meat products during transport....
13 July 2016
Crop Industry News from Greece Goat Feed Costs Reduced with New Types of Feed
EU - Researchers from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, in collaboration with Aarhus University in Denmark are working on a line of giant grass designed to reduce feed costs in the goat...
12 July 2016
Crop Industry News from United States US May Lamb Exports Lower, But Volume Ahead of Year-ago
US - US lamb exports in May were sharply lower than a year ago in volume (558 mt, down 38 per cent), though value fell just 7 per cent to $1.6 million, according to the US Meat Export Federation....
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