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22 March 2017
DairyNZ Committed to Lowering Environmental Impact
NEW ZEALAND - Commenting on yesterday’s OECD Environmental Performance Review announcement, DairyNZ’s chief executive Dr Tim Mackle says the dairy sector is committed to lowering its environmental impact, while protecting the valuable contribution...
16 March 2017
Heritage Foods Commissions Cattle Feed Plant in Hindipur
INDIA - Heritage Foods Ltd has commissioned first cattle feed plant at Gollapuram village in Hindupur mandal of Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh....
07 March 2017
Promising Developments Shaping Up in Pakistan's Livestock Sector
PAKISTAN - Some promising developments are taking place in the livestock sector raising optimism about this sector’s solid growth and its enhanced contribution to the overall economy....
Kenya to Spend Over US$2.15M for Livestock Payouts Over Drought
KENYA - The Kenyan government announced on Sunday that it will spend US$2.15 million for cash payouts to support pastoralists to purchase fodder and animal feed for their stock until the end of the severe drought....
Botswana's Officials Urge Farmers to Monitor Livestock
BOTSWANA - Small stock farmers in Tutume and surrounding villages have been advised to monitor the health of their livestock....
06 March 2017
Quake-zone Farmers to Take Cattle to Rome Protest
ITALY - Agriculture association Coldiretti said Friday that farmers from the areas of central Italy hit by the recent series of earthquakes will take their livestock with them to a demonstration this week calling for more support from the government....
21 February 2017
Gene Editing can Complement Traditional Food-animal Improvements
US - Gene editing - one of the newest and most promising tools of biotechnology - enables animal breeders to make beneficial genetic changes, without bringing along unwanted genetic changes....
17 February 2017
Focus on Livestock Sector Stressed
PAKISTAN - The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) organised stakeholders’ meeting to identify priorities initiatives proposal for the next year ADP 2017-18 on Wednesday. ...
15 February 2017
APHA Extends Free Carcase Collection Service in England
UK - More farmers now benefit from free carcase collection services where a veterinarian has recommended a post-mortem should be carried out for disease surveillance purposes....
07 February 2017
Farmers Urged to Secure Livestock, Property
FIJI - Farmers are being urged to take heed of weather advisories and secure their property and livestock following a heavy rain warning that is in force for the Fiji group....
25 January 2017
EU Creates New Platform for Animal Welfare
EU - the Commission adopted the creation of an expert group on animal welfare to be called the Platform on Animal Welfare....
24 January 2017
British Cattle Vets Recommend Voluntary Clampdown on Antibiotic Use
UK - Recommendations to clamp down on use of critically important antibiotics (CIAs) when treating cattle and avoid preventative use where possible have been issued by the British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA)....
Food Companies Step Up Farm Animal Welfare Measures
GLOBAL - Food companies are paying more and more attention to animal welfare within their supply chains, according to the latest Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report, published on Monday....
20 January 2017
Arla Enters New and FReSH Initiative
GLOBAL - Arla is teaming up with a number of partners to launch the ‘Food Reform for Sustainability and Health’ (FReSH) programme. It aims to define guidelines on sustainable diets, redefine food production, reshape food consumption and evaluate a...
19 January 2017
Cattle Prepare for Simulated Heatwave for Study Into Welfare, Performance
AUSTRALIA - Radio transmitters have been inserted into the stomachs of 24 feedlot cattle to monitor their body temperatures, as part of a three-month trial investigating the impact of heatwaves....
17 January 2017
French Govt Orders CCTV Installation in All Slaughterhouses
FRANCE - Following issues with animal welfare in French slaughterhouses, the French government has passed a bill ordering for CCTV cameras to be installed in all slaughterhouses in the country from 2018....
13 January 2017
IFA: Enhancement of Regional Veterinary Laboratories Services Vital
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has said the Department of Agriculture Regional Veterinary Laboratory services are highly regarded, a vital support for farmers throughout the country and the focus of the Minister for Agriculture Michael...
09 January 2017
Stewardship Policy Reduces Antimicrobial Use on Farms
UK - Evidence suggests the frequent use of certain antimicrobials (AM) in food-producing animals may reduce their effectiveness as treatments for both animals and humans. ...
IFA Criticises Ag Department for Interference in Live Valuation Scheme
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has strongly criticised the Department of Agriculture for its interference with the independence of the live valuation scheme, and the resulting under-valuation of animals removed as TB reactors from farms....
22 December 2016
Optimise Herd Housing to Optimise Health and Production
UK - When it comes to optimising both milk production and animal welfare, dairy farmers should look to optimise their current facilities, before making substantial investments in new sheds or parlours. That was the message at two recent cow accommodation...
15 December 2016
US Ag Department Sued Over Animal Welfare Rules at Slaughter
US - The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its unreasonable delay in responding to an AWI petition - filed in May 2013 - to amend the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act (HMSA) to prevent...
08 December 2016
Company Trials GPS Technology to Track Remote Cattle Stations
AUSTRALIA - One of Australia's largest cattle companies is trialling the use of satellite technology to track and monitor staff working in remote areas....
07 December 2016
Summit Showcases Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance
US - A new Wisconsin-based initiative aimed at fostering continuous improvement throughout the dairy supply chain took center stage recently at a national summit exploring the growing sustainability movement in agriculture....
Upholding Dairy's Place in Diet Core to New AHDB Strategy
UK - The vision of AHDB’s new organisation-wide corporate strategy is 'creating a world-class food and farming industry.' It has also redefined AHDB’s purpose as 'inspiring farmers, growers and the industry to succeed in a rapidly changing world.'...
01 December 2016
Certification Would Ensure Quality Welfare During Cattle Transport
Following best practices will improve welfare of cattle and provide economic benefits in dairy and beef transportation, according to a new article in The Professional Animal Scientist....
23 November 2016
Chief Vets Highlight GB Cattle Health, Welfare Progress
UK - The latest state-of-the-industry report examining the health and welfare of cattle in Great Britain has identified significant progress across key areas of mastitis, lameness and longevity, and for the first time looks in depth at the issues facing...
26 October 2016
NZ Dairy Industry Hit by Further Calf Abuse Allegations
NEW ZEALAND - New undercover videos suggesting bobby calf mistreatment have been released by animal welfare organisation Farmwatch, which the organisation says shows nothing has changed in the year since its last investigation into the issue....
19 October 2016
Wales' New Bovine TB Plan Targets High-Risk Areas
WALES, UK - A new approach to eradicating bovine TB was announced by the Welsh government yesterday, using tailored measures for Low, Intermediate and High TB areas....
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