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16 May 2018
Livestock Agents Plead Guilty to Non-compliance of Cattle Traceability System
AUSTRALIA - Three Gippsland livestock agents have avoided conviction after pleading guilty to charges relating to the movement of cattle....
15 May 2018
No MPI Plans for Extra Cattle Movement Restrictions
NEW ZEALAND - Changing farms on so-called Gypsy Day, when large numbers of farmers shift stock, requires extra precaution because of Mycoplasma bovis but the Ministry for Primary Industries won't prevent animal movements beyond the 300 or so farms under...
14 May 2018
Mycoplasma Bovis Found in Waikato
NEW ZEALAND - Cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis continues to spread through New Zealand with a farm in Cambridge the latest to test positive....
07 May 2018
Disease, Forex Shortage Cripple Zimbabwean Dairy Farmers
ZIMBABWE - Dairy production in the first quarter of 2018 has been hampered by the shortage of foreign currency and the prevalence of tick -borne diseases, Business Digest has learnt....
Cattle Disease Bill Could be $30k Per Farm
NEW ZEALAND - Farmers could end up paying $30,000 each on average to help cover the cost of eradicating mycoplasma bovis....
02 May 2018
Cattle Industry Heavied into Paying for M. bovis
NEW ZEALAND - Reports from the cattle industry that the Government is effectively forcing it outside its mandate to contribute towards biosecurity incursions are extremely concerning, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Nathan Guy says....
01 May 2018
Cattle Farmers Beef up Savings to Prepare for Droughts
AUSTRALIA - Recent high cattle prices have enabled Australian beef producers to put more money into Farm Management Deposits (FMDs)....
Help reduce calf pneumonia risks and the hidden costs
The most common cause of death in calves before weaning is respiratory disease.[1] Are your calves protected against respiratory disease challenges?...
27 April 2018
Mammary Stem Cells Challenge Costly Bovine Disease
US - Mastitis is the most expensive disease in the dairy industry. Each clinical case can cost a dairy farmer more than $400 and damages both the cow's future output as well as her comfort....
China's Agriculture Quality Improving Steadily
CHINA - China will make noticeable progress in agricultural output and quality to meet peoples' demand for better food over the next ten years, according to an outlook report released by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences on Friday....
23 April 2018
Planning safe grazing key to beating parasites at grass
For cattle farmers, this spring brings a range of challenges....
19 April 2018
Innovators in Animal Well-being Wanted
Bayer partners World Farmers’ Organisation to launch global Care4Cattle grant worth €30,000 to advance cattle well-being at a farm level....
Consistent Johne's Disease Testing Checks Beef, Dairy Disease Level
Regular diagnostic testing for Johne's disease in beef and dairy herds is important because it keeps producers informed about the disease level in the herd, said Jennifer Street, Idaho State Animal Health Laboratory Principal Biologist....
18 April 2018
One way to help enhance labour efficiency
There are many things that can cut into the profitability and satisfaction of a beef cattle operation. Employees are a big expense as well as an investment. Medication costs for treating diseases like bovine respiratory disease (BRD) can be another big...
FrieslandCampina on Full Speed Ahead Towards Sustainable Milk
NETHERLANDS - Earlier this week, FrieslandCampina announced that it will accelerate and further expedite its purpose driven strategy "nourishing by nature" with an even stronger commitment to sustainability....
13 April 2018
Experts Advise Use of Benchmarking to Identify Farms with High Antibiotic Use
UK - A number of British dairy farms are using extremely high levels of antibiotics in their cattle, a study finds....
12 April 2018
Zoetis Launches Bovine Match Sweepstakes
US - Zoetis launched the Bovine Match Sweepstakes, a new online sweepstakes that urges cattle producers to find their perfect match in parasite control. Producers can visit BovineMatch.com until 11 May 2018, to enter for a chance to win one of 10 weekly...
Research Reveals Current Cattle Injections Increase Risk of Injury
UK - Research by experts at The University of Nottingham suggests that current injection techniques in UK dairy cattle need to change to avoid the risk of nerve injury....
Important Issues Drive Agenda for Leading Animal Nutrition Conference
CANADA - There's still time to register for the 2nd Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada from 2-3 May in Edmonton....
11 April 2018
Funding Needed to Help Farmers During Fodder Crisis, IFA Says
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to allocate a dedicated budget for farmers in urgent need of help to get them through the fodder crisis....
Cows Happily Outside at Opening of Farmer Season
NETHERLANDS - Campina celebrated the start of the farmer season with the first outdoor grazing at the farm of farmer Niels in Leusden on Monday 9 April. ...
Dry Grape Extracts to Optimise Vitamin E in Animal Nutrition
FRANCE - The vitamin E market is going through a very serious context of stretched supply, possible shortage and price issues. ...
10 April 2018
Coop Switzerland Launches Locally-Sourced Dairy Range
SWITZERLAND - Swiss retailer Coop has launched a new dairy product line sourced from cows fed exclusively on Swiss hay....
06 April 2018
Unraveling Immunopathogenesis of Johne's Disease
JAPAN - A research team has unraveled the immunopathogenesis of Johne's disease, a chronic bovine disease that has caused endemics in Japan and many other countries, placing financial burdens on cattle farmers....
27 March 2018
Beef + Lamb NZ Welcomes Certainty for Infected Properties; Farmers Urged to Comply with NAIT
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has announced that all cattle on properties infected with the Mycoplasma bovis (M.bovis) cattle disease will be culled and the farmers' losses compensated....
26 March 2018
Trich PCR Testing for Cattle is Booming Business in Idaho, USA
Offering Trichomoniasis (Trich) PCR testing for cattle has business booming at the Idaho State Animal Health Laboratory. ...
UK Leading Charge in Fight Against Bovine TB
UK - The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has announced that it will be partnering with Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) to embark on two new projects which will take the agricultural industry one step closer to eradicating Bovine...
22,000 M.bovis-infected Cattle to be Culled
NEW ZEALAND - Tens of thousands of New Zealand cattle infected with the mycoplasma bovis disease will be culled, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has revealed....
 
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