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Cattle Industry News By Category: Biosecurity

08 August 2018
Bovine Babesiosis Outbreaks Reported in Romania
ROMANIA - Dr Geronimo Raducu Branescu, President Secretary of State Chief Veterinary Officer at the National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority has reported four outbreaks of bovine babesiosis, also known as Redwater or Tick Fever, in the city...
06 August 2018
Feared Congo Virus Fumigation Drive Launched in Cattle Markets
PAKISTAN - The livestock department started a fumigation drive to prevent the expected spreading Congo virus from sacrificial animals coming for Eid-ul-Azha in cattle markets set up on Super Highway and other areas of Karachi....
From Farm to Fridge: Milk Carton 'Sell-by' Dates May Become More Precise
US - The "sell-by" and "best-by" dates on milk cartons may soon become more meaningful and accurate. Cornell University food scientists have created a new predictive model that examines spore-forming bacteria and when they emerge, according to research...
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. ...
03 July 2018
Low-tech Food Safety Trainings Still Best for Some Audiences
US - While current training for food safety and sanitation usually incorporates high-technology presentations, such as videos and slide shows, there is still a need for low-tech approaches, according to Penn State researchers....
19 June 2018
OIE Reports FMD Outbreak in Tete Province
MOZAMBIQUE - Dr Américo Da Conceicao, National Director at the Ministry of Agriculture in Maputo has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Tete Province affecting cattle....
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....
11 June 2018
Cattle Cull Reaches 24,500 in M. bovis Battle
NEW ZEALAND - There have been 24,500 cattle culled in the fight against Mycoplasma bovis so far....
01 June 2018
FMD Detected in Chinsali District of Muchinga Province
ZAMBIA - Muchinga Provincial Veterinary Officer, Dr Wilson Katumbi, disclosed to the National Agricultural Information Services (NAIS) that tissue samples from 99 cattle had tested positive for the Foot and Mouth Viral disease....
29 May 2018
New Zealand to Cull 150k Cows
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand plans to slaughter about 150,000 cows as it tries to eradicate a strain of disease-causing bacteria from the national herd....
28 May 2018
Anthrax Outbreak Reported in Myanmar's Mandalay Region
MYANMAR - Dr Ye Tun Win, Chief Veterinary Officer Director General at the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department has reported an outbreak of Anthrax in the Mandalay Region....
Beef + Lamb NZ Supports Phased Eradication Decision
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) supports the decision announced by the Government to attempt phased eradication of Mycoplasma bovis (Mp. bovis) from New Zealand....
Premier Stresses Extra Efforts to Boost Dairy Industry
CHINA - At the State Council executive meeting held on 23 May, Premier Li Keqiang demanded that quality and safety should be stressed to boost the dairy industry....
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...
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
Food Origin Labelling Boost for Local Economies, Sustainable Development
GLOBAL - A new study has found that food products linked to their place of origin are economically and socially beneficial to rural areas and promote sustainable development....
19 April 2018
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....
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
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...
Ministry Says Fresh Dairy Milk Products Not Contaminated
UGANDA - The Ministry of Health has denied claims that they found hazardous chemicals in the Fresh Dairy Milk and its products. ...
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....
13 March 2018
Organic Livestock Standards Rule Withdrawn to Detriment of Family Farmers, Organic Label
WASHINGTON – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday withdrew the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule, a set of standards that organic producers would have had to meet to qualify for the voluntary organic label for livestock...
NCBA Applauds USDA's Withdrawal of Organic Marketing Rule
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday withdrew the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule, a set of standards that organic producers would have had to meet to qualify for the voluntary organic label for livestock and...
28 February 2018
Mycoplasma bovis Continues to Spread in New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - Another case of the cattle disease has been found - taking the total up to 25 infected farms....
16 January 2018
Over Ten FMD Outbreaks Reported Across Three Provinces in Mongolia
MONGOLIA - Dr Battsengel Dambadarjaa, Chief Veterinary Officer from the Veterinary and Animal Breeding Service at the Ministry for Food and Agriculture has reported 15 outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in various farms located in Khentii, Dornod and...
Dairy Manufacturers Fined for Violations in Georgia
GEORGIA - Georgia’s National Food Agency (NFA) has fined 56 dairy manufacturer companies and suspended the operation of eleven businesses after the NFA carried out monitoring of business owners in the country....
15 January 2018
Bovine TB Outbreak Reported in Hadarom
ISRAEL - Dr Shlomo Garazi, Chief Officer for Import and Export of the Veterinary Services at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has reported an outbreak of bovine tuberculosis at a farm located in Hadarom....
 
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