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24 October 2016
View news from United Kingdom Collaborative Approach to Reduce Food Waste from Farm to Consumer
UK - There needs to be greater collaboration between farmers, retailers and processors to reduce food waste along the supply chain, writes Chris Harris....
21 October 2016
View news from European Union New Study Shows Ways to Reduce Ammonia Pollution from Cattle
EUROPE - Improved barn design, cleaning processes, and manure treatment could reduce ammonia emissions from commercial dairy cattle barns by 17 to 50 per cent, according to a new study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment....
19 October 2016
View news from United Kingdom 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....
18 October 2016
View news from Zimbabwe Botswana Starts Shooting Stray Zimbabwean Cattle
AFRICA - Botswana police have started shooting to death cattle owned by Zimbabweans that stray into their territory, a radical step announced six months ago as Gaborone scales up its fight against foot and mouth disease, writes Ian Nkala....
17 October 2016
View news from Global GRSB Conference Continues Sustainable Beef Conversation
ANALYSIS - Nearly 225 beef value chain stakeholders from 15 countries around the world participated in seminars and moderated discussions focused on advocating for continuous improvement in the global beef value chain during the 2016 Global Conference...
14 October 2016
View news from United States Think Hard About Winter Nutrition for Cows for Long-Term Benefits
US - Providing forage and feed supplies with the proper nutritional value for cows is an important consideration for producers as winter approaches, said Dr Jason Banta, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist....
13 October 2016
View news from Australia Markets Improving but Challenges Remain for Australian Dairy Farmers
AUSTRALIA - International dairy commodity prices have staged a significant recovery in recent months, as global supply and demand slowly return to a more balanced outlook, according to Dairy Australia’s latest Situation and Outlook report....
12 October 2016
View news from Global Chilean Dairy Installs World's Largest Robot System
CHILE – Fundo El Risquillo, a Chilean dairy operaton with 6,500 cows, has signed an agreement to install 64 Voluntary Milking System (VMS™) milking robots from DeLaval to become the world's largest robotic dairy farm....
11 October 2016
View news from United States New Vaccine Against Cattle Diseases Could Help Reduce Antibiotics Use
US - A newly patented vaccine by Kansas State University researchers could be good news for meat consumers, as well as for cattle and those who care for them....
07 October 2016
View news from Global 50th World Dairy Expo: A Surprise, Collegiate Judging Winners & Photos
ANALYSIS - The 50th World Dairy Expo kicked off on Tuesday, October 4 with an Opening Ceremony that included a surprise reveal at the Alliant Energy Center. ...
06 October 2016
View news from Global Dairy Markets Tighter Despite High Stocks, Rabobank Says
GLOBAL - Global milk production is tightening quickly, and, in the face of firm domestic demand, surplus for exports has reduced sharply, leading agricultural bank Rabobank has reported in its latest Global Dairy Quarterly....
05 October 2016
View news from United Kingdom Dairy Farmers Left Short-Changed as Farmgate Prices Lag Behind
UK - Market indicators show dairy farmers are being short-changed to the tune of £200 million pounds, the National Farmers Union (NFU) said today....
03 October 2016
View news from Global Dairy Demand Growth Expected to Continue Until 2025
GLOBAL - A global growth in milk demand of more than 20 million tonnes per year is expected to continue until 2025, according to the new Long-term Dairy Outlook from IFCN Dairy....
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....
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