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16 September 2015
Guidelines Issued on Use of Antimicrobials in Veterinary Medicine
EU - The European Commission has published guidelines that aim to prevent the overuse and misuse of antibiotics by sharing best-practices in Member States....
Monitoring Wellbeing of Animals through Precision Livestock Farming
ANALYSIS - The growth in size of livestock and poultry farms is demanding more dynamic methods to ensure the health, welfare and performance of the individual animals concerned....
14 September 2015
Targeted Technology to Solve Agricultural Challenges
ANALYSIS - Agriculture and livestock farming needs to target better what it is putting into production in order to achieve improved yields....
07 September 2015
New Diagram to Address Antibiotics Confusion
GLOBAL – A team of livestock sustainability experts has devised a new diagram to explain how flagship health organisations classify “critically important” antimicrobials (CIAs)....
03 September 2015
Colombia Farms to Get Sheep and Goat Certification
COLOMBIA - Colombia’s small ruminant industry has met to discuss the roll out of a new farm certification scheme to ensure safe food from high welfare systems....
02 September 2015
Livestock Farmers Suffer After Monsoon Flooding in Myanmar
MYANMAR - Heavy monsoon rains have caused widespread flooding in Myanmar, adversely affecting livestock and fish farmers in the region, according to a report from the USDA's Foreign Agricultural...
24 August 2015
Swedish Farmers Call for Action on Wolf Attacks
SWEDEN – Swedish farming organisations have thrown their weight behind producer pleas for government assistance to address wolf attacks on sheep....
19 August 2015
Ten Year Old British Texel Genetics Rank Third in Kiwi Test
NEW ZEALAND – A Texel ram from a UK sire exported to Australia as an embryo in 2004 has ranked third in an overall central progeny test by a New Zealand levy board....
Bloom Dipping Hammers Fleece Value
UK – Farmers wanting to maximise their wool cheque should avoid bloom dipped sheep, the British Wool Marketing Board has warned....
17 August 2015
New Posters Add Weight to Sheep Worrying Battle
UK – Small animal veterinarians have been asked by the sheep industry to display livestock awareness posters in waiting rooms showing the damage of dog attacks on sheep....
04 August 2015
Strike Now Against Blowflies
UK - Prevent blowfly, don't wait until it is already a problem - is the latest advice from sheep health experts. ...
03 August 2015
Survey Finds Animal Welfare Tops Consumers’ Ethical Concerns
ANALYSIS - Three quarters of consumers in the UK put animal welfare at the top of the list when it comes to ethical issues for food companies....
21 July 2015
Don’t Play the 'Blowfly Lottery'
UK - Dealing with blowfly should be planned and calculated, not a gamble, according to a leading sheep expert. ...
29 June 2015
Irish Farmer Calls for Responsible Dog Ownership
IRELAND – A sheep industry leader has called for responsible dog ownership in light of the latest dog attack on sheep....
25 June 2015
New RSPCA Assured Food Label Enters the Market
UK - To help millions of farm animals a new ethical food label - assured by the RSPCA - has been launched in a bid to help improve the lives of a further 100 million farm animals, plus many millions...
24 June 2015
Halal Opportunities Highlighted for Lamb
UK - The importance of the Halal sector and the value it adds to the UK sheep meat sector is highlighted in a new publication....
19 June 2015
Is Animal Welfare Becoming a Commercial Issue?
ANALYSIS - Large multinational processing companies, retailers and foodservice organisations are starting to define the way that producers view animal welfare and ethical, sustainable production....
18 June 2015
Blowfly Strike a Concern in Warm, Humid Summer Months
GLOBAL - Whether you are in the southern or northern hemisphere, flystrike can affect flocks. European farmers contend with Lucilia sericata flies, while in Australia, South Africa and the US,...
16 June 2015
North and East Spain Free of Bluetongue Serotype One
SPAIN – Spanish livestock farms in northern and eastern Spain have been officially declared Bluetongue free, leaving an infected area to the south west....
12 June 2015
Sherrie Webb Named Animal Agriculture Alliance Chairperson
US - The Animal Agriculture Alliance Board of Directors recently elected Sherrie Webb, director of animal welfare for the National Pork Board (NPB), as chairperson of its board of directors....
10 June 2015
New Zealand Vets Helping Farm Profit
UK - A veterinarian-designed programme is helping farmers to boost their gross farm income and will be discussed at the New Zealand Veterinary Association Sheep, Beef and Deer Conference in Queenstown...
EC Urged to Back Proposals to Introduce Labelling of Non-stun Slaughtered Meat
UK - The British Veterinary Association has called on the European Commission to back proposals to introduce labelling of non-stun slaughtered meat after a study of 13,500 meat consumers across...
09 June 2015
Industry Strives to Tackle Rising Sheep Worrying Cases
ANALYSIS - Livestock attacks from out of control dogs have risen sharply across the UK but off-lead access remains a top priority for many of Britain’s dog walkers....
02 June 2015
Informal Agreement Reached on EU Animal Health Law
EU - The European Parliament and the Council have reached a provisional agreement on the outstanding issues concerning the proposal for a regulation on animal health law. ...
29 May 2015
Canada Supports Safe Transportation of Livestock and Poultry
CANADA - Canada has given a grant of $183,929 to the Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC) to help ensure that livestock and poultry are transported in a safe and humane manner by certified...
20 May 2015
Commission to Conduct Survey on Animal Welfare
EU - The European Commission is to launch a Eurobarometer survey into animal welfare this year....
11 May 2015
Livestock Movement Licences Changed in Wales
WALES, UK - Changes to General Movement Licences (GMLs) for livestock have come into force in Wales....
08 May 2015
Animal Welfare Amendment Bill Passes Final Reading
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s Animal Welfare Amendment Bill received unanimous support during its third and final reading in Parliament this week....
30 April 2015
Reintroducing Lynx Needs Serious Consideration
UK – Bringing Eurasian lynx back to the UK countryside needs ‘serious consideration’ in terms of its broader impacts, the body in charge of licensing any reintroduction has said today....
23 April 2015
Scientists Unite to Make African Farming Work Long Term
GLOBAL - 23 African and European research partners will collaborate on a new long term research and innovation partnership, focussing on sustainable intensification of the agro-food system in...
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