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09 September 2021
DSM receives first full market authorizations for methane-reducing feed additive Bovaer® for sheep, goats in Brazil, Chile
Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has received full regulatory approval from the Brazilian and Chilean authorities to commercialize...
28 July 2021
BovINE: Societal pact addresses sustainability of French livestock sector
In recent years, the livestock sector’s social license to operate has been challenged by concerns that its impact on the environment is too great. In France, an inter-professional group, Interbev,...
26 July 2021
Taking a One Health approach to animal diseases
Australia’s herd of cattle livestock contribute over $12 billion to our economy per year. Sheep contribute over $6 billion....
21 May 2021
Sheep could be bred for climate resilience
Pinpointing genes relating to variations in milk production could help breed animals resilient to warming conditions, a study suggests....
21 April 2021
World First Sheep Sustainability Framework Launched
Sheep Producers Australia and WoolProducers Australia have today released the world first Australian Sheep Sustainability Framework (SSF)....
Rainfall drives adaptation in Ethiopian sheep
Precipitation has greater influence than altitude and temperature on adaptation of livestock populations, a new study suggests....
10 February 2021
Tackling climate change in farming and food production
Projects with a specific focus on efficiency, cutting emissions and improving environmental performance have been selected as part of the next round of the Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund...
14 January 2021
CoBank Quarterly: Probable Boost in Fiscal Spending Lifts Grain and Livestock Outlook
The coronavirus still dominates the economy and continues to impact rural industries, but with vaccines rolling out, the virus will slowly loosen its grip in 2021. ...
10 January 2021
Up and down year for Australian sheep
This year has been a year like no other. A global pandemic, a worldwide recession, drought-breaking rain, a tumbling wool market and a difficult trade environment are just some of the factors...
06 January 2021
Australian export update – Japan and South Korea stand out
November was another challenging month for Australian red meat exports, with tight supply of livestock impacting exports, particularly beef and mutton....
04 January 2021
When to consider culling sheep from your flock
Culling is the practice of selling off animals that you no longer want to or no longer can keep. ...
01 January 2021
Gene map to aid studies of key traits in sheep
Genetic code insights pave the way to more accurate research into traits of interest in sheep, such as health and resilience....
31 December 2020
A closer look at Singapore’s protein imports
On the 10 December, the UK signed a free trade agreement with Singapore which maintains UK access to that market after the UK leaves the EU....
23 December 2020
Australian survey: 90%+ of producers to increase or maintain flock
Meat and Livestock Australia has published the October results of the MLA and AWI Wool and Sheepmeat Survey. The survey, which is run three times a year, had 1,678 participants across 2,495 different...
18 December 2020
Treating Pregnancy Toxemia, a Major Disease of Sheep
Dr. Megan Williams works as an assistant professor of equine surgery at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Hospital. In early January 2020, she brought...
16 December 2020
Nutrition for lambing
Do you have your ewes nutritionally prepared for lambing and lactation? Learn to put a nutrition plan in place early in the season so you can decrease problems with your ewes later, writes Oregon...
14 December 2020
Biden USDA Secretary choice will face little opposition in US Senate
President-Elect Joe Biden’s choice for US Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, will face limited to no opposition when the Senate eventually votes on him. Vilsack won unanimous approval the...
Ooh la-lamb. French prices remain strong
French lamb prices are extremely strong. In the week ending 29 November, the French reference price for deadweight heavy lambs reported to the EU Commission was £6.42/kg. This is 76p higher...
02 December 2020
How is EU meat demand holding up?
Retail demand for meat has surged since the coronavirus pandemic disrupted out-of-home consumption early this year, writes Bethan Wilkins, red meat senior analyst with AHDB. ...
20 November 2020
Virtual tool launched by QMS to help farmers ‘Meat the Grade’
Livestock farmers will now have access to a free online tool which will help them to boost their bottom line by improving livestock selection and management for slaughter. ...
15 October 2020
Sheep Feed Conversion Trials at Rothamsted
Recent individual Feed Conversion Trials with Exlana sheep at the Robert Orr Small Ruminant Facility at the Rothamsted Research North Wyke Farm Platform aim to identify genetics that will allow...
06 October 2020
Silage part two: Making more sense than ever for sheep production in Michigan
A look at the different aspects when adding silage into your feed program. ...
02 October 2020
Silage: Making More Sense Than Ever for Sheep Production
Have you ever considered making and feeding silage? This is a common question Michigan State University Extension ask producers when reviewing their forage plans, so let’s take a closer look...
01 October 2020
Pirbright scientists shed new light on foot-and-mouth disease virus evolution
New research from The Pirbright Institute has shown that different populations of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) swap sections of genetic material at a far higher rate than originally thought....
15 September 2020
Positive signs for Australian lamb exports
It is remarkable to reflect on the myriad of circumstances that have faced Australia’s export industry over the past year. ...
07 September 2020
Boost testing capacity for devastating PPRV in sheep and goats
The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS) located at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Tanzania are improving regional...
05 September 2020
Grilling Season: Safe Meat Serving Temperatures
If you put in a lot of time trying to grill a piece of meat to perfection, it can be particularly disconcerting if you cut it open and find it still raw or undercooked. ...
03 September 2020
Pirbright calculates impact of foot-and-mouth disease control in Mongolia
Researchers at The Pirbright Institute have collaborated with State Central Veterinary Laboratories (SCVL) and the General Agency for Veterinary Services (GAVS) in Mongolia to assess the impact...
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. ...
31 August 2020
Avoid Heat Stress in Your Sheep and Goats
Make sure your sheep and goats have access to plenty of clean fresh water on hot, humid days. ...
 
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