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05 August 2020
Brazilian Agricultural Exports Grow 17.5% in 2020
Brazilian agricultural exports grew by 17.5% in the first four months of 2020, compared to the same period last year. Asian market now represents 47.7% of total exports, according to the Brazilian...
03 August 2020
Pirbright scientists uncover goat immune genes involved in natural resistance
Genetic research conducted by scientists at The Pirbright Institute has revealed that goat and sheep genes for specific immune cell receptors are extremely diverse and different compared to other...
02 August 2020
Caution urged in US after mystery seed mailings
Agriculture officials are warning American citizens to be wary of unsolicited packages of seeds mailed to them....
21 July 2020
New US Study Quantifies Value of Red Meat Exports to Corn, Soybeans
Since 2015, indirect exports of corn and soybeans through beef and pork exports has been the fastest-growing category of corn and soybean use, delivering critical returns for corn and soybean...
15 July 2020
New e-learning course: epidemiology for non-epidemiologists
The news is being flooded with perhaps unfamiliar epidemiological terms and concepts in coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic....
09 July 2020
Climate change could wreck traditional sheep farming in Wales
After the hottest June on record, July 25 2019 was the hottest July day ever recorded in the UK, with temperatures reaching 38.1°C. ...
Young California ranchers are finding new ways to raise livestock and improve the land
As California contends with drought, wildfires and other impacts of climate change, a small yet passionate group of residents are attempting to lessen these effects and reduce the state’s carbon...
01 June 2020
US Meat Supply Chain Disruptions Continue
When workers essential to the food supply become ill, how does this affect the food supply chain within the meat industry?...
21 April 2020
Livestock, meat markets in turmoil during W16/2020 due to COVID-19 among workforce
US - Livestock and meat markets were in turmoil last week as major cattle and hog processing plants were either idled or reduced shifts due to cases of COVID-19 in their workforce, according...
13 April 2020
Beef + Lamb Producers in New Zealand Expected to Have Strategy Plan by 2021
A blueprint to lift the environmental performance of New Zealand’s sheep and beef sector was unveiled in 2018 by Beef + Lamb New Zealand. How is your farmer plan coming along? ...
11 April 2020
American Sheep Industry Association Responds to COVID-19
US - Since the advent of this global pandemic, livestock markets have crashed, foodservice slowed to less than a trickle – which led to the sheep industry’s second largest packer declaring...
10 April 2020
Australian Wool Market Ticks Upward
The Australian wool market showed signs of improvement in this series, recording overall increases in all merino fleece types. Brokers actively encouraged only genuine sellers to enter the market,...
Wool Loan Deficiency Payment Now Available in US
US - As the wool market struggles during the current worldwide pandemic, now might be a good time for wool producers to look into the US Farm Service Agency’s Wool Loan Deficiency Payment Program. ...
02 April 2020
Sheep Producers Australia (SPA) Supports International Air-freight of Australian Red Meat to Global Partners
Australia - Sheep Producers Australia (SPA) supports the appointment of an International Freight Coordinator General and a $110 million dollar promise by the Australian government to fly Australian...
30 March 2020
Keeping COVID-19 Out of Saleyards
Australia - The Cattle Council of Australia, Sheep Producers Australia and Wool Producers Australia are backing industry-wide steps to keep saleyards open while preventing the spread of COVID-19...
20 March 2020
Keep feral predators at bay
By any measure, the control of wild dogs and other predators is an important issue for agriculture, writes Stephen Crisp, acting CEO, Sheep Producers Australia. ...
16 March 2020
Irish cattle numbers slip, sheep numbers rise
The latest Irish census showed fewer cattle on the ground year-on-year in December, while breeding ewe numbers rose....
13 March 2020
Experts Speak on Non-Bovine Milk Production at IDF Symposium
The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has announced further details on the programme for the 8th IDF International symposium on sheep, goat and other non-cow milk, which takes place 4 and...
Coronavirus Update, Impact on Red Meat Sector
Demand for red meat in China has been affected as a result of movement restrictions designed to control the spread of the disease and people avoiding restaurants and crowded public places....
Australian Market Down After Unplanned Off Week
The Australian wool market resumed this week after an unprecedented event forced the cancellation of sales in Week 35....
How competitive are Australian beef and sheepmeat producers?
The latest agri benchmark report commissioned by MLA, examines sheep and beef production in Australia, as well as some of our largest global competitors....
UK-US Prepare for Trade Negotiations
Minister of State for Trade Policy Greg Hands is in the United States this week (9-11 March) as the UK and US prepare to kick-start free trade agreement negotiations....
11 February 2020
Addressing the UK’s rumen and liver fluke challenge
Researchers at the University of Liverpool want to combat the growing prevalence of rumen fluke and liver fluke in the UK....
16 January 2020
Can the UK farming sector achieve net zero carbon emissions?
Achieving net zero carbon emissions on-farm was one of the hot topics debated at the Oxford Real Farming Conference on 8 January. Panellists from the House of Commons, Chatham House, NFU, Green...
13 January 2020
January 2020 Sheep and Lambs Inventory Down 1 Percent
All sheep and lambs inventory in the United States on January 1, 2020 totaled 5.20 million head, down 1 percent from 2019. ...
12 October 2019
Scotland's Cattle Herd in Decline, Sheep Recovering in 2019
The number of cattle in Scotland has now hit a 60-year low, according to the June survey data released by the Scottish Government. ...
02 September 2019
The Pirbright Institute Grants New License for FMD Vaccine
The Pirbright Institute and its research partners have granted MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US) an exclusive commercial licence for a new, effective and affordable vaccine...
08 May 2019
Beef + Lamb NZ Says Methane Reduction Targets 'Unreasonable'
NEW ZEALAND - Methane reduction targets set out in government's climate change legislation are unreasonable, the organisation representing sheep and beef producers says....
19 April 2018
Current house farm bill fails to meet needs of family farmers, says NFU (US)
The US House Agriculture Committee today marked up the 2018 Farm Bill, H.R. 2, sending the bill to the full US House of Representatives for its consideration...
18 April 2018
Countryside must not become a ‘soft target’, NFU tells police chiefs
NFU President Minette Batters will urge Chief Constables to ensure farms and rural communities do not become a ‘soft target’ for criminals, in an address to the National Police Chiefs Council...
 
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