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29 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Weighing Heifers Vital as Grass Quality Takes Toll
UK - This season’s reduced grazing quality has taken its toll on heifer growth rates meaning that regular weighing and appropriate supplementation will be a must this autumn to keep heifers on track, according to levy board AHDB Dairy....
27 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Big Data Shows Weak Link Between Badgers and Cattle for TB Spread
UK - The largest simulation to date of the numbers of cattle and badgers infected with tuberculosis (TB) casts serious doubts about the extent to which badgers cause TB in cattle, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)....
23 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Liver Fluke Control Plans Essential as Weather Creates High Risk
UK - Farmers are warned to be proactive with liver fluke management this autumn to ensure no adverse effects on cattle performance are seen, given the high liver fluke risk this year....
22 September 2016
View news from Global World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
GLOBAL - World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge agreed by 193 countries at the United Nations headquarters in New York yesterday....
21 September 2016
View news from United States Selective Dry Cow Therapy - Is It Right for Your Dairy?
ANALYSIS - Dr Pamela Ruegg, extension milk quality veterinarian for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, speaks about new concepts in the use of dry cow therapy, especially the concept of selective dry cow therapy....
19 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Top Performing Dairy Farms Earning Hundreds of Pounds More Per Cow
UK - Rural Business Research, the group of universities and colleges behind the Farm Business Survey, have found that dairy farms in the top 25 per cent performance category made £450 more profit per cow in 2015....
16 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Will New Food Labelling Regulations Build Trust and Confidence?
ANALYSIS - The UK’s vote to leave the European Union could allow some flexibility in the way that new European food labelling regulations are implemented....
13 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Heightened Risk of Bluetongue Virus Outbreak in UK Leads to Ongoing Monitoring
UK - The Pirbright Institute and Thermo Fisher Scientific are closely monitoring and preparing for the potential outbreak of Bluetongue virus (BTV) Type 8 in the UK, where the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) estimates there is...
12 September 2016
View news from New Zealand Dairy Stocking Rate Research Challenges Pollution Perceptions
New Zealand - An experiment in New Zealand found that more cows per grazing area led to less nitrogen leached to ground water, challenging assumptions on stocking rate, report investigators in the Journal of Dairy Science....
08 September 2016
View news from United States Cattle the Primary Reservoir for New Virus - Influenza D
US - The executive committee of the International Committee of Taxonomy of Viruses has approved the naming of a new virus as influenza D....
07 September 2016
View news from Global Global Dairy Trade Prices Up Again
GLOBAL - Price indices at the Global Dairy Trade auction on Tuesday rose by 7.7 per cent, indicating continuing recovery in dairy prices....
02 September 2016
View news from India India Considers Housing Over 5 Million Stray Cattle in Cow Shelters
INDIA - The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) of India has embarked on an ambitious plan to build cow shelters across the country to house over 5 million of its stray cattle, writes Basudev Mahapatra....
01 September 2016
View news from Japan More Cows Give Birth at Full Moon
JAPAN - A popular belief that there is a higher number of births around the full moon has been shown to be true for dairy cows by a group of University of Tokyo researchers....
30 August 2016
View news from United Kingdom New TB Controls Include Further Badger Control Licenses
UK - New measures have been announced by the government to tackle the spread of bovine TB in England, including additional licences for the controversial badger culling programme....
24 August 2016
View news from United States Microbe Population in Raw Milk Changes During Processing
US - Findings from a new study, reported in the journal mBio, may help food companies improve the quality of dairy products....
22 August 2016
View news from Global Rabobank: Largest Increase in US Meat Consumption Since '70s
ANALYSIS - The US had a momentous year for animal protein in 2015 with the largest increase in US meat consumption since the food scares of the 1970s, according to a new report from Rabobank. ...
18 August 2016
View news from China Chinese Dairy Industry Recovering from Scandals, Report Suggests
CHINA - Following eight years of tightened regulation and an industry overhaul, Chinese dairy products are emerging from the shadow cast by high-profile safety scandals, according to a report released by the Dairy Association of China (DAC)....
17 August 2016
View news from United Kingdom Further Calls for Post-Brexit Revolution in British Farm Funding
UK - A new report released today by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) argues that farming in England needs to become more diverse to prove environmentally resilient over the coming years....
12 August 2016
View news from Australia Research Adds More Evidence to Role of Dairy in Weight Loss
AUSTRALIA - Recent research findings add to the growing body of evidence showing the beneficial role of dairy foods in managing weight....
10 August 2016
View news from New Zealand New Zealand's Beef Cattle Herd Up Despite Trying Season
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s beef cattle herd increased by 2.8 per cent to 3.7 million during the 2015–16 season, at the same time as the country’s sheep flock decreased 3.0 per cent and now totals 28.3 million....
09 August 2016
View news from United States Processing Stops Lower Dairy Prices Reaching Consumers in Full
ANALYSIS - Between October 2014 and April 2016, US dairy farmers watched the prices they receive for milk fall by about 40 per cent, weighed down in large part by rising domestic production, falling exports, and growing imports....
05 August 2016
View news from Global Beef, Dairy Producers: Considered Sorghum Lately?
ANALYSIS - Sorghum is growing in popularity with beef and dairy producers, not only in the US but globally, because of its drought and heat tolerance and diversity as a feed ingredient, writes Sarah Mikesell. ...
02 August 2016
View news from United States Processing Key When Substituting Maize with Wheat in Cattle Feed
US - With wheat prices in some areas dipping below corn values, some beef or swine producers are considering substituting wheat into livestock rations in place of corn (maize)....
26 July 2016
View news from Global Dairy Companies Look to Expand in Africa
GLOBAL - The world's dairy market shrank last year, with the Top 20 dairy companies taking slices of a smaller pie, highlights The Rabobank Global Dairy Top 20 2016....
22 July 2016
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Farmers Looking Out for Fluke-Spreading Mud Snails
SCOTLAND, UK - Cattle and sheep farmers have been warned to look out for mud snails and any signs that their animals may have fallen prey to the parasites the snails carry....
21 July 2016
View news from United States Pastures with More Plant Species Show Better Productivity
US - Newly-published long-term research shows multispecies pastures show promise for productivity and drought tolerant improvements. ...
20 July 2016
View news from United Kingdom EU Farmers Get €150 Million to Reduce Milk Production in Rescue Package
EU - The European Commission has presented a new package of measures worth €500 million from EU funds to support farmers in the face of ongoing market difficulties, particularly on the dairy market....
19 July 2016
View news from Botswana Stray Cattle a Difficult Problem Along Zimbabwe-Botswana Border
ANALYSIS - Botswana acceded to Zimbabwe’s request to suspend a policy that was going to see the former’s security agents shooting to kill all cattle straying to their territory from the latter, writes Ian Nkala....
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