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09 March 2018
View news from China Draft Standards for Raw Milk Incentive for Higher Quality
CHINA - Ever since the current national standard on raw milk was released in 2010, it has faced criticism. Now new draft national standards on raw milk have been released to solicit opinions. ...
05 March 2018
View news from Global Food Abundance Driving Conflict in Africa, Not Food Scarcity
AFRICA - In Africa, food abundance may be driving violent conflict rather than food scarcity....
01 March 2018
View news from Global Dairy, Cereals Push Food Prices Up in February
GLOBAL - Rising world prices for staple grains and dairy products more than offset lower prices for vegetable oils, leading global food commodity prices up in February....
27 February 2018
View news from Australia Cracking the Genetic Code for Complex Traits in Cattle
AUSTRALIA - A massive global study involving 58,000 cattle has pinpointed the genes that influence the complex genetic trait of height in cattle, opening the door for researchers to use the same approach to map high-value traits including those important...
15 February 2018
View news from New Zealand Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill Passed
NEW ZEALAND - Provisions to manage Fonterra’s dominant position in New Zealand’s dairy markets will continue under changes to the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001 (DIRA)....
14 February 2018
View news from United States Variety of Ways Diagnostic Testing Assists Veterinarians, Producers
ANALYSIS - Dustin Oedekoven, state veterinarian for South Dakota, speaks about differences seen between large animal species regarding the use of diagnostic testing....
12 February 2018
View news from United States Efficient Technique Discovered for Isolating Embryonic Stem Cells in Cows
US - For more than 35 years, scientists have tried to isolate embryonic stem cells in cows without much success. Under the right conditions, embryonic stem cells can grow indefinitely and make any other cell type or tissue, which has huge implications...
07 February 2018
View news from United States Tritrichomonas foetus Can Be Devastating to Calving Rates
ANALYSIS - Tritrichomonas foetus (Trich) can cause infertility, stillbirth or abortion. As cattle producers know, if your cattle aren't pregnant, then you aren't making money, according to Dr. Scott Leibsle, Idaho Deputy State Veterinarian. Regular testing...
02 February 2018
View news from Denmark Researchers Discover New Cattle Disease, Prevent it from Spreading
DENMARK - Within Danish cattle breeding, the semen of one breeding bull is used to inseminate a lot of cows. Due to the multiple inseminations, one bull can thus sire thousands of calves. It is, therefore, vital to determine whether breeding bulls carry...
23 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom High liver fluke risk for cattle predicted in 2018
After a record wet summer, cattle farmers should review parasite control plans for 2018 with their vets as a high risk of liver fluke is predicted in several UK regions this year....
12 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom Dairy UK Welcomes 25 Year Plan
UK - Dairy UK welcomes the publication of "The 25 Year Environment Plan" and supports the Government's aim to deliver an environmentally sustainable future. ...
08 January 2018
View news from Global Less Chewing the Cud, More Greening the Fuel
UK, US & BRAZIL - Plant biomass contains considerable calorific value but most of it makes up robust cell walls, an unappetising evolutionary advantage that helped grasses to survive foragers and prosper for more than 60 million years....
20 December 2017
View news from United States CME: Significant Margin Compression of Retail Beef Price Spread for Traditional Retailers
US - We remind readers that USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will release three major livestock-related reports this Friday at noon (Eastern Time): monthly "Cattle on Feed", monthly "Cold Storage", and "Quarterly Hogs and Pigs". This...
14 December 2017
View news from United Kingdom UK Dairy Industry Surpasses Environmental Targets, Demonstrates Commitment to Continual Improvement
UK - Recently published results from the Environment Agency in the Climate Change Agreement biennial progress report show that the dairy sector has achieved an 18.05 per cent energy efficiency improvement since 2008....
13 December 2017
View news from United States Johne's Disease Requires Vigilant Management Effort to Eradicate
ANALYSIS - Johne's disease is a very robust and resistant bacteria that requires a routine, vigilant management effort to remove it from the herd and keep it out, says Dr. Scott Leibsle, Idaho Deputy State Veterinarian....
12 December 2017
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Declines in November Amid Cereals Boom
GLOBAL - Global food prices declined marginally in November, as lower dairy prices offset a sharp increase in sugar and vegetable oil quotations, according to the latest FAO Food Price Index....
08 December 2017
View news from India Dairy Supply Chain Startup Ensures High Quality Milk
INDIA - In yet another instance of startups solving India-focussed problems garnering investors’ attention, dairy supply chain startup MilkLane has raised Rs 27 crore (US$4,180,950) in its first institutional round of fundraise. ...
01 December 2017
View news from United States Uncertainty Surrounds US Livestock Methane Emission Estimates
US - A new study of methane emissions from livestock in the United States - led by a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences - has challenged previous top-down estimates....
29 November 2017
View news from Nigeria Misuse of Antibiotics in Livestock, Poultry Also Causes Resistance in Humans, Says Expert
NIGERIA - Solomon Chollom, a medical laboratory scientist with the National Veterinary Research Institute, says the misuse of antibiotics in livestock and poultry can also make humans resistant to the drug....
17 November 2017
View news from New Zealand Fonterra 'Desperate' to Restore Public Support for Dairy
NEW ZEALAND - Fish & Game says Fonterra has now realised it must act quickly to meet public demand for better water quality instead of relying on spending millions on slick PR campaigns promoting the dairy industry....
13 November 2017
View news from China Urgent Need to Curb Overuse of Antibiotics in Animals
CHINA - On 7 November, the World Health Organization issued formal guidelines for the animal industries, which calls for food-animal producers to refrain from using antibiotics in healthy animals, so as to curb the rampancy of drug-resistant bacteria....
09 November 2017
View news from India PETA Urges FSSAI to Label Dairy Products as Non-vegetarian
INDIA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has written to the Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) urging it to label dairy products as 'non-vegetarian'....
30 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom NFUS Committed to Striking Right Brexit Deal for Farmers, Crofters
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland remains fully committed to striking the right Brexit deal for Scotland’s farmers and crofters....
27 October 2017
View news from European Union Dairy Farmers Demand EU Commission Action on Milk Prices
EU - Stripped to the bone, standing in front of the European Commission in the middle of mountains of milk powder – the dairy cow that provides milk to Europe's citizens, the European Milk Board (EMB) reports....
25 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom NFU Responds to EU Council Conclusions on Brexit Negotiations
UK - On 20 October, the European Council (Article 50), in an EU-27 format, reviewed the state of Brexit negotiations and adopted conclusions....
23 October 2017
View news from Global Global CO2 Emissions Stalled for Third Consecutive Year
GLOBAL - The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row....
16 October 2017
View news from Mexico First Roadmap to Stop Transmission of Bovine, Zoonotic TB Launched
MEXICO - The first-ever roadmap to combat animal tuberculosis (bovine TB) and its transmission to humans, referred to as zoonotic TB, most often through consumption of contaminated untreated meat or dairy products from diseased animals, calls for close...
13 October 2017
View news from Global Inequalities of Hunger: Global Hunger Index Spotlights Uneven Progress in Reducing Hunger
GLOBAL - Global hunger levels have fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but more recent rising hunger scores of several countries in the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) underline how uneven this progress has been and how precarious it is to maintain....
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