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04 February 2021
Irish Farmers Association calls for in-depth analysis of EU Green Deal
The President of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has called for the Minister for Agriculture to conduct an impact analysis of the EU’s Farm to Fork and biodiversity strategies to account for economic and social implications of the policies....
03 February 2021
Dairy farm survey highlights deficiency in antioxidants linked to fertility
Dry and early lactation cows fed maize and wholecrop-based diets could benefit from greater supplementation with the antioxidants vitamin E and beta carotene, according to new UK farm survey results, which identified widespread deficiency....
02 February 2021
Research suggests that lower-protein diets and forage legumes can reduce the environmental impact of milk production
Research from Harper Adams University has found that dairy farmers can reduce their nitrogen emissions and become more sustainable by switching cows to lower-protein diets. ...
What's on the horizon for UK agriculture?
The latest Agri-Market Outlook from the AHDB explores the UK farm sector's prospects for 2021. ...
Editorial - what would AI mean for EU agriculture?
Bernard Ader, Vice President of Cogeca, asks what the successful development of artificial intelligence mean for European agriculture....
01 February 2021
Experts explain how we can prioritise farm animal welfare post-Brexit
A webinar hosted by the Royal Agriculture University and Embassy of the Netherlands has explored the priorities, best practices and policy options for safeguarding farm animal welfare. ...
New reports shows UK shoppers backing British farmers
A new report from the AHDB finds that consumer attitudes towards UK farmers have grown more positive amid a challenging year and significant upheavals in the agriculture sector. ...
Australian farmers welcome findings of key environmental report
Australia's National Farmers Federation has welcomed the final report that reviews the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act, saying that the agriculture sector can now work to implement the findings....
29 January 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: Impact of US government takes action against COVID-19
Recent government actions in the US could have profound impacts on the dairy industry and China's agriculture sector begins to restructure. ...
Saskatchewan invests $7.5 million in livestock forage research
The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced $7.5 million in funding for livestock and forage-related research via the Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund (ADF). ...
28 January 2021
Amazon ecosystem hurtles towards death spiral as deforestation surges in 2020
An area the size of Israel was deforested in the Amazon biome in 2020 as destruction jumped 21 percent in the region....
27 January 2021
Trade agreements have a positive impact on EU agriculture - Commission study
An EU Commission study finds that trade agreements had a positive impact on the agri-food sector, leading to increased exports and a net positive trade balance. ...
Satellite images confirm uneven impact of climate change
University of Copenhagen researchers have been following vegetation trends across the planet's driest areas using satellite imagery from recent decades. They have identified a troubling trend: Too little vegetation is sprouting up from rainwater in developing...
24 January 2021
OIE's Global Burden of Animal Disease (GBAD) research programme secures more funding
Animal health researchers from the GBADs programme have secured $7 million in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK's Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office to explore and measure animal health burdens and their impacts on human...
22 January 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: Indonesia moves to fill a domestic beef shortage and the USDA publishes latest round of reports
Indonesia expects meat and buffalo consumption to rise by 64 percent in 2021, while the USDA predicts restricted red meat supplies in the United States. ...
21 January 2021
Queens University announces new project to tackle AMR and bovine mastitis
A new research project from Queens University Belfast hopes to tackle mastitis and reduce the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics in diary cattle, potentially curbing the overuse of antibiotics that contribute to the development of antimicrobial resistance...
20 January 2021
USDA issues a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on animal biotechnology and gene editing
USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue has signed a MOU that puts the Department of Agriculture as the chief regulator over farm animal biotechnology and gene editing. ...
19 January 2021
“We must minimise carbon emissions while pursuing agricultural development” – ASU study
New research from Arizona State University finds that feeding the world while saving the planet is a difficult balancing act, but essential for our future....
Is local or imported dairy the sustainable option for the Sahel?
Research from CIRAD has explored the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of European exports of milk to West Africa, and finds that competition from imports could undercut local dairies. ...
18 January 2021
NCBA warns cattle producers to take additional precautions to ward off FMD
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) is calling for continued vigilance after an additional outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease was reported in Namibia. ...
17 January 2021
Take 15 minutes to complete the UK's Big Farming Survey
RABI has launched the largest ever survey of its kind in England and Wales, with a target of achieving 26,000 responses from farming people....
15 January 2021
New report stresses the need for a UK farm animal health and welfare body
A new report published as part of the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust and AHDB highlights the need for a veterinary-led farm animal health and welfare body for the UK. ...
13 January 2021
Indonesia forecasts 13 percent dip in imports of beef and water buffalo meat for 2021
Indonesia’s imports of beef and water buffalo meat are expected to fall 13 percent this year as the COVID-19 pandemic hinders demand....
11 January 2021
FAO reports that world food prices have been rising for seven straight months
The World food price index shows that global food prices rose for a seventh consecutive month in December across all major categories except sugar....
07 January 2021
UK sets up consultation for gene editing crops and livestock
Plans to consult on gene editing – which could unlock substantial benefits to nature, the environment and help farmers with crops resistant to pests, disease or extreme weather and to produce healthier, more nutritious food – will be set out today...
05 January 2021
New report alleges slave labour on Brazil’s cattle farms
A new report states that feeder farms for some of Brazil’s beef producing companies have used slave labour, prompting refreshed calls for Brazil to clean up its meat supply chain....
01 January 2021
UK begins field trials for bovine TB vaccine
The UK's Animal and Plant Health Agency has appointed Eville and Jones to oversee field trials for bovine TB vaccine. ...
New AI project aims to recognise a cow by its skin patterns
An innovative new project sees video game developers and animal health organisations collaborate to improve welfare in dairy cattle. ...
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