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20 November 2020
Virtual tool launched by QMS to help farmers ‘Meat the Grade’
Livestock farmers will now have access to a free online tool which will help them to boost their bottom line by improving livestock selection and management for slaughter. ...
15 October 2020
Sheep Feed Conversion Trials at Rothamsted
Recent individual Feed Conversion Trials with Exlana sheep at the Robert Orr Small Ruminant Facility at the Rothamsted Research North Wyke Farm Platform aim to identify genetics that will allow...
06 October 2020
Silage part two: Making more sense than ever for sheep production in Michigan
A look at the different aspects when adding silage into your feed program. ...
02 October 2020
Silage: Making More Sense Than Ever for Sheep Production
Have you ever considered making and feeding silage? This is a common question Michigan State University Extension ask producers when reviewing their forage plans, so let’s take a closer look...
01 October 2020
Pirbright scientists shed new light on foot-and-mouth disease virus evolution
New research from The Pirbright Institute has shown that different populations of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) swap sections of genetic material at a far higher rate than originally thought....
15 September 2020
Positive signs for Australian lamb exports
It is remarkable to reflect on the myriad of circumstances that have faced Australia’s export industry over the past year. ...
07 September 2020
Boost testing capacity for devastating PPRV in sheep and goats
The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS) located at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Tanzania are improving regional...
05 September 2020
Grilling Season: Safe Meat Serving Temperatures
If you put in a lot of time trying to grill a piece of meat to perfection, it can be particularly disconcerting if you cut it open and find it still raw or undercooked. ...
03 September 2020
Pirbright calculates impact of foot-and-mouth disease control in Mongolia
Researchers at The Pirbright Institute have collaborated with State Central Veterinary Laboratories (SCVL) and the General Agency for Veterinary Services (GAVS) in Mongolia to assess the impact...
Play it safe at UK livestock marts as Autumn sales get underway
Farmers are being urged to strictly observe public health physical distancing guidelines as the Autumn sales in Scotland’s livestock marts get underway. ...
31 August 2020
Avoid Heat Stress in Your Sheep and Goats
Make sure your sheep and goats have access to plenty of clean fresh water on hot, humid days. ...
27 August 2020
Transforming Africa’s livestock sector is key to food security
Without sustainable growth of its livestock sector and, Africa is expected to import up to a fifth of meat and milk within the next 30 years, according to the Malabo Montpellier Panel....
World's oldest sheep semen still viable
Artificial insemination using the world's oldest known viable semen has a successful impregnation rate in sheep equivalent to recently frozen samples, in research from Associate Professor Simon...
19 August 2020
RVC breakthrough in the global effort to eradicate PPR virus
Researchers have made a significant breakthrough in examining the spread of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), an animal disease targeted for global eradication....
13 August 2020
FAO: Global food markets brace for uncertainty in '20/'21 due to COVID-19
Food markets will face many more months of uncertainty due to COVID-19, but the agri-food sector is likely to show more resilience to the pandemic crisis than other sectors, according to a new...
12 August 2020
FAI Farms Ltd completes successful management buyout
FAI Farms, a leading research, data and consultancy business working to provide practical solutions for climate and food security, announces their successful completion of a management buyout....
10 August 2020
Farmers regularly face isolation; important to stay connected
The inherent nature of the agricultural occupation is independent. Isolation is often linked to impacts on mental health and loss of life by suicide, writes Eric Karbowski, Michigan State University...
Prevent Parasites Through Grazing Management
Grazing management and genetic selection can help your flock minimize the impact of parasites....
05 August 2020
Brazilian Agricultural Exports Grow 17.5% in 2020
Brazilian agricultural exports grew by 17.5% in the first four months of 2020, compared to the same period last year. Asian market now represents 47.7% of total exports, according to the Brazilian...
03 August 2020
Pirbright scientists uncover goat immune genes involved in natural resistance
Genetic research conducted by scientists at The Pirbright Institute has revealed that goat and sheep genes for specific immune cell receptors are extremely diverse and different compared to other...
02 August 2020
Caution urged in US after mystery seed mailings
Agriculture officials are warning American citizens to be wary of unsolicited packages of seeds mailed to them....
21 July 2020
New US Study Quantifies Value of Red Meat Exports to Corn, Soybeans
Since 2015, indirect exports of corn and soybeans through beef and pork exports has been the fastest-growing category of corn and soybean use, delivering critical returns for corn and soybean...
15 July 2020
New e-learning course: epidemiology for non-epidemiologists
The news is being flooded with perhaps unfamiliar epidemiological terms and concepts in coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic....
09 July 2020
Climate change could wreck traditional sheep farming in Wales
After the hottest June on record, July 25 2019 was the hottest July day ever recorded in the UK, with temperatures reaching 38.1°C. ...
Young California ranchers are finding new ways to raise livestock and improve the land
As California contends with drought, wildfires and other impacts of climate change, a small yet passionate group of residents are attempting to lessen these effects and reduce the state’s carbon...
01 June 2020
US Meat Supply Chain Disruptions Continue
When workers essential to the food supply become ill, how does this affect the food supply chain within the meat industry?...
21 April 2020
Livestock, meat markets in turmoil during W16/2020 due to COVID-19 among workforce
US - Livestock and meat markets were in turmoil last week as major cattle and hog processing plants were either idled or reduced shifts due to cases of COVID-19 in their workforce, according...
13 April 2020
Beef + Lamb Producers in New Zealand Expected to Have Strategy Plan by 2021
A blueprint to lift the environmental performance of New Zealand’s sheep and beef sector was unveiled in 2018 by Beef + Lamb New Zealand. How is your farmer plan coming along? ...
11 April 2020
American Sheep Industry Association Responds to COVID-19
US - Since the advent of this global pandemic, livestock markets have crashed, foodservice slowed to less than a trickle – which led to the sheep industry’s second largest packer declaring...
10 April 2020
Australian Wool Market Ticks Upward
The Australian wool market showed signs of improvement in this series, recording overall increases in all merino fleece types. Brokers actively encouraged only genuine sellers to enter the market,...
 
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