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14 August 2018
EuroDairy's 'Antibiotics Anonymous' Final Meeting
UK - For the last two years, thirty forward thinking farmers have participated in multiple action-groups across South-West England, aiming to reduce their use of on-farm antibiotics....
26 July 2018
First Time Ever: New Zealand to Eradicate Mycoplasma bovis from Dairy Herds
It's never been done before. New Zealand has announced plans to try to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) from its dairy herds. ...
23 July 2018
£6.5M to Help Drive Efficiency, Profitability on Welsh Dairy Farms
UK - AHDB has secured £6.5m to deliver the Dairy Improvement Programme across Wales over the next five years....
Farm Safety Week Concludes with Focus on Livestock Safety
IRELAND - Last Friday, IFA and Teagasc challenged farmers to think about improving livestock handling systems to make them safer and more efficient....
20 July 2018
Farmers Urged to Act Now to Limit Drought Impact on Feed Stocks
UK - Livestock farmers are being urged to take steps now to make the most of feed stocks and limit the effects of the exceptionally dry conditions on farm....
19 July 2018
US House Motion to Begin Farm Bill Conference Committee Applauded
US - The US House of Representatives has approved a motion to proceed to a conference committee for the 2018 Farm Bill....
09 July 2018
Cow Signals Workshops Help Improve Farmers' Understanding of Their Cows
UK - Dairy farmers can improve the health and production of their cows by making small changes to their buildings that encourage them to express their natural behaviour....
29 June 2018
Call for CCTV Cameras in Dairy Sheds, Slaughterhouses
NEW ZEALAND - Animal rights group Safe is calling for CCTV cameras to be placed in all dairy sheds and slaughterhouses....
19 June 2018
China to Improve Quality of Dairy Products
CHINA - China will improve the quality of dairy products to boost the confidence of consumers, according to a guideline unveiled by the State Council on 11 June....
18 June 2018
Drought in Western Latvia Forces Farmers to Dispose of Cattle
LATVIA - Farmers in Kuldiga region in western Latvia have started disposing of their cattle because lasting drought has resulted in shortage of fodder....
FrieslandCampina Notes Increase in Dairy Farms with Outdoor Grazing Cows for 4th Consecutive Year
NETHERLANDS - According to notifications for the meadow season 2018, this year 303 member dairy farms of FrieslandCampina choose to put their cows out into the meadows. ...
14 June 2018
Bayer’s Care4Cattle initiative
Interview with Almut Hoffmann, Head of Global Marketing Farm Animal Products. ...
12 June 2018
Bayer and World Farmers’ Organisation - Grant supports innovation in animal well-being
If you are a livestock professional with an innovative approach to the well-being of your animals, then you could be eligible to apply for part of a €30,000 grant fund from Bayer....
08 June 2018
Cost, Scale of Field Trials for Bovine TB Vaccine May be Unfeasible
UK - Field trials for a vaccination to protect cattle against bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) would need to involve 500 herds - potentially as many as 75,000-100,000 cattle - to demonstrate cost effectiveness for farmers. ...
07 June 2018
Warm, wet weather heightens parasite risk in sheep and cattle
The latest NADIS1 Parasite Forecast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim highlights that the recent warm, wet weather heightens the risk of parasites in sheep and cattle....
Bayer's Care4Cattle well-being grant - can you apply?
Bayer’s Care4Cattle grant is available to professionals that have worked towards enriching dairy and beef cattle well-being in original and practice oriented ways on farm level....
05 June 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....
25 May 2018
Animal Transport Vital to Scottish Livestock, Says NFUS
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has outlined the importance of animal transport to the Scottish livestock industry....
FrieslandCampina Recognised for Commitment to Better Nutrition
NETHERLANDS - FrieslandCampina moved up to fourth place in the 2018 Access To Nutrition Index. With this it is the fastest riser compared to 2016. Every two years, the index tracks the contribution food and beverage manufacturers make to delivering better...
24 May 2018
NCBA Applauds Introduction of Legislation Addressing Hours of Service Changes for Livestock Haulers
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association yesterday applauded the introduction of the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely (TLAAS) Act, saying it would reform federal Hours of Service (HOS) rules in a way that ensures animal welfare, highway...
£6m State-of-the-art Dairy Center Launched at University of Nottingham
UK - A new £6 million centre that will position the University of Nottingham at the forefront of research into the health, nutrition and welfare of dairy cows is to be officially unveiled at its Sutton Bonington campus....
23 May 2018
Research Aimed at Nitrite Poisoning Leads to Methane Mitigation
US - Two government researchers and a college graduate student aiming at one issue in the cattle industry are finding they can address two issues - nitrite poisoning and methane emissions - with an animal probiotic they are developing....
17 May 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....
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....
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)....
27 April 2018
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....
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...
 
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