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30 October 2020
International experts propose taxing meat and livestock to help avert future pandemics
A team of international scientists urged policy makers to consider levying taxes on livestock production and meat consumption to reduce the risk of future deadly pandemics....
Toxoplasma gondii study in the UK wins additional funding
Researchers at the UK's Moredun Institute hope to improve understanding of how the parasite operates in different hosts. ...
29 October 2020
Namibia’s FMD outbreak spreads
Namibia’s recent foot and mouth disease outbreak has spread from its northern region....
27 October 2020
Rift valley fever infections in humans more likely to come from mosquitoes than cattle
A group of international researchers have mapped the dynamics of a rift valley fever infection in Mayotte and found that human infections were more likely to come from mosquito bites than through contact with infected livestock. ...
21 October 2020
UK extends its BVD Stamp it Out project
Defra has announced a six-month extension to the BVD Stamp it Out initiative in England due to COVID-19 delays. ...
16 October 2020
Weekly protein digest: China's meat imports expected to fall in 2021
Jim Wyckoff's latest beef and dairy industry updates track China's import future and the international dairy market. ...
US Senate proposes mini-stimulus package, but relief for farmers is still unlikely
After talks over COVID-19 relief for farmers stalled last week, Senate Republicans proposed a mini-stimulus package that would fund the Paycheck Protection Program, but doubts remain about whether it will be adopted. ...
15 October 2020
NCBA welcomes additional research on brucella species
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association commends the USDA for increased research on brucella species in large animals. ...
11 October 2020
Lack of White House support is stalling COVID-19 relief bill - NFU
Despites Congress passing an amended version of the HEROES Act on 1 October, President Trump is refusing to move the law forward until after the election....
09 October 2020
German minister calls for meatpackers to work longer hours after latest COVID-19 outbreak
Germany’s agriculture minister has called for state governments to allow slaughterhouses and meat packing plants to work longer hours to address a backlog of animals that built up on farms during the first wave of the coronavirus....
More UK farmers seeking mental health support with FCN
The Farming Community Network's (FCN) helpline reports that mental health queries now make up the majority of calls....
08 October 2020
New COVID-19 outbreak in Germany shutters meatpacking plant
A German slaughterhouse contending with a coronavirus outbreak has been ordered to close by health authorities....
Namibia restricts cattle grazing in Angola due to FMD outbreak
Namibia has temporarily banned the cross-border movement of cattle with Angola due to an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease...
02 October 2020
MSD launches single dose vials for calf pneumonia vaccine
MSD Animal Health has made Bovilis Intranasal RSP, its early life intranasal calf pneumonia vaccine, available in single dose vials to give users greater flexibility in vaccinating individual animals. ...
01 October 2020
China temporarily suspends beef imports from Minerva plant in Brazil
China has temporarily suspended imports from a beef planted owned by Minerva SA for one week....
UK cattle show increased gutworm infection but low liver fluke exposure
New parasite tracker from Boehringer highlights high gutworm but low liver fluke exposure in cattle this grazing season. ...
30 September 2020
Cold chains help mitigate the COVID-19 food crisis: lessons from Uganda
COVID-19 has disrupted food supply chains around the world, doubling the number of people at risk of acute food shortages and insecurity. However, certain supply chain characteristics - including the use of cold storage - can help mitigate this and future...
29 September 2020
AHDB data shows UK shoppers restricting purchases due to COVID-19
Price is on the rise as a key purchase driver as new AHDB research reveals a third of UK consumers have seen a change in household employment status in the wake of COVID-19....
28 September 2020
USDA earmarks $1 million to study COVID-19 in US beef supply chain
The US Department of Agriculture is funding a $1 million research project to identify how the SARS-CoV-2 virus might be transmitted in the nation’s beef supply chain....
22 September 2020
Mycoplasma bovis vaccine proves successful
Vaccinating calves against Mycoplasma bovis significantly reduces post-weaning mortality and antibiotic use, according to results from an independent farm-based trial....
18 September 2020
Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut tests susceptibility of cattle to COVID-19
The origin and transmission routes of SARS-CoV-2 have not yet been fully elucidated scientifically. To better understand the potential role of farm animals in the corona pandemic, the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI) on the island of Riems conducts...
17 September 2020
Did coronavirus impact UK dairy trade?
The coronavirus pandemic has inevitably had an impact on global trade, with IHS Markit dubbing April-June 2020 “the worst quarter in trade on record”. ...
16 September 2020
Experts discuss risk factors and treatment options for pre-weaning pneumonia
When talking to ranchers about cattle health concerns in the summer, fly control and pinkeye will often come to mind, but one condition that can lead to calf death is pre-weaning pneumonia....
14 September 2020
CME update: live cattle futures rise as shifts in pork market could mean increased consumption of beef
Traders report that increased sales of US pork to China could push up prices, spurring US consumers to buy more beef....
Smithfield Foods in the crosshairs for failing to protect workers from COVID-19
The US Labour Department has cited Smithfield Foods for failing to protect employees during the coronavirus pandemic....
Parasite risk high in the UK after summer weather
Cattle farmers are being advised to get on top of parasites at housing to prevent any production losses, after a warm and wet summer, may have led to an increased risk of mixed worm burdens across the UK....
11 September 2020
UK extends badger cull to 11 new areas, angering activists
The UK government has issued badger control licences for 11 new areas of England in a bid to control bovine TB - campaigners say the decision is a "huge betrayal of public trust". ...
10 September 2020
Play it safe at UK livestock marts as Autumn sales get underway
Farmers are being urged to strictly observe public health physical distancing guidelines as the Autumn sales in Scotland’s livestock marts get underway. ...
 
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