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13 March 2020
Australian Market Down After Unplanned Off Week
The Australian wool market resumed this week after an unprecedented event forced the cancellation of sales in Week 35....
UK-US Prepare for Trade Negotiations
Minister of State for Trade Policy Greg Hands is in the United States this week (9-11 March) as the UK and US prepare to kick-start free trade agreement negotiations....
How competitive are Australian beef and sheepmeat producers?
The latest agri benchmark report commissioned by MLA, examines sheep and beef production in Australia, as well as some of our largest global competitors....
11 February 2020
Addressing the UK’s rumen and liver fluke challenge
Researchers at the University of Liverpool want to combat the growing prevalence of rumen fluke and liver fluke in the UK....
16 January 2020
Can the UK farming sector achieve net zero carbon emissions?
Achieving net zero carbon emissions on-farm was one of the hot topics debated at the Oxford Real Farming Conference on 8 January. Panellists from the House of Commons, Chatham House, NFU, Green...
13 January 2020
January 2020 Sheep and Lambs Inventory Down 1 Percent
All sheep and lambs inventory in the United States on January 1, 2020 totaled 5.20 million head, down 1 percent from 2019. ...
12 October 2019
Scotland's Cattle Herd in Decline, Sheep Recovering in 2019
The number of cattle in Scotland has now hit a 60-year low, according to the June survey data released by the Scottish Government. ...
02 September 2019
The Pirbright Institute Grants New License for FMD Vaccine
The Pirbright Institute and its research partners have granted MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US) an exclusive commercial licence for a new, effective and affordable vaccine...
08 May 2019
Beef + Lamb NZ Says Methane Reduction Targets 'Unreasonable'
NEW ZEALAND - Methane reduction targets set out in government's climate change legislation are unreasonable, the organisation representing sheep and beef producers says....
19 April 2018
Current house farm bill fails to meet needs of family farmers, says NFU (US)
The US House Agriculture Committee today marked up the 2018 Farm Bill, H.R. 2, sending the bill to the full US House of Representatives for its consideration...
18 April 2018
Countryside must not become a ‘soft target’, NFU tells police chiefs
NFU President Minette Batters will urge Chief Constables to ensure farms and rural communities do not become a ‘soft target’ for criminals, in an address to the National Police Chiefs Council...
05 April 2018
NFU (US) calls for plan to protect family farmers from brunt of trade war
WASHINGTON – In the latest of a series of tariff threats exchanged between the United States and China, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) this morning announced plans to impose a 25 percent...
14 August 2017
Passport Food Safety Solutions Partners with Predictive Analytics Innovation Leader PurePredictive
GLOBAL - PassTrac Analytics, a division of Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc., announces its exclusive industry partnership with PurePredictive, an innovative company that uses a powerful predictive...
26 April 2017
Allflex Promotes Chuck Rogers to Northwest Regional Manager
US - Allflex USA, part of the Allflex Group, global leader in animal identification and traceability systems, today announced the promotion of Chuck Rogers to Northwest Regional Manager. ...
02 December 2016
Restaurant Guide Supports Quality Beef and Lamb
UK - A top restaurant guide featuring Quality Standard Mark (QSM) beef and lamb has been launched in London....
01 December 2016
American Restaurant Customers Concerned Over Meat Origins
US - American consumers are increasingly concerned about where their meat and poultry comes from and the methods used to produce it, according to a new report from market research company Packaged...
30 November 2016
Regenerative Grazing Improves Soil Health and Plant Biodiversity
SPAIN - Regenerative grazing practices improve soil quality and pasture diversity, as the Spain-based European LIFE Regen Farming project, due to end this year, has been able to show....
Warnings of Food Price Increases Underline Importance of British Food Production
UK - The UK National Farmers Union has said warnings of a food price increase next year adds gravitas to the need for a strong, secure and viable domestic food production system....
Lamb exports worth $2.5 billion from a higher lambing percentage
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Lamb Crop 2016 report says the average lambing percentage across the country was up 2.1 percentage points – a remarkable performance given the challenges of the...
29 November 2016
Scotland Launches Action Plan for New Generation Farmers
SCOTLAND - A 10 point action plan aimed at kick-starting a new generation of farmers by dramatically increasing the number of starter opportunities on public land has been published....
Better Data Better Management to Improve Competitiveness
ANALYSIS - Agriculture is at the start of a digital revolution and to advance it will need to embrace and understand the increasing amount of data that is being collected and is available, writes...
28 November 2016
Researchers to Improve Foot and Mouth Vaccines with £1.5 Million Funding Boost
UK - Researchers at The Pirbright Institute have secured almost $1.5 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund the development of improved foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccines...
25 November 2016
Trade, Labour Big Issues for Ag in Trump Presidency
US - The election of Republican candidate Donald Trump as the 45th President of the US could have long-term implications on labour and trade in the food and agriculture sector, according to a...
24 November 2016
Finland Creates Animal Protein Feed From Biogas
FINLAND - The Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) has developed a solution for converting even small sources of methane-rich biogas into raw materials for animal feed or bioplastic on...
The New Quick and Easy Reference to Identifying and Treating Sheep and Goat Diseases
UK - Authored by a veterinary specialist, Sheep and Goat Diseases: Veterinary Book for Farmers and Smallholders provides a comprehensive overview of diseases of veterinary importance, including...
23 November 2016
EU's Ag Markets Task Force Calls for New Rules on Unfair Trading Practices
EU - The Agricultural Markets Task Force (AMTF) has presented recommendations on how to improve the positions of farmers in the food supply chain to the EU's Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan....
Farm Vigilance a Key Priority in Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance
GLOBAL - Measures which encourage the prudent use of antibiotics in the food chain are likely to be extremely useful in reducing the emergence and spread of resistance to these drugs in bacteria,...
22 November 2016
UK Sales of Antibiotics for Animals Dropped 9 Per Cent Last Year
UK - Sales of antibiotics for use in animals in the UK are at a four-year low, putting the UK on track to meet ambitious targets to tackle antibiotic resistance, according to a Defra report released...
21 November 2016
Study Highlights Vulnerable Ag Sectors in EU Trade Deals
EU - The European Commission has presented a study to EU agriculture ministers this week on the impacts of 12 future trade agreements on the agri-food sector, highlighting sensitive products...
17 November 2016
Canadian Groups Join to Form New National Sheep Network
CANADA – Sheep farmers in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec have formed a new partnership to continue to move the sheep industry in Canada forward....
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