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15 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Our Race Against Bacteria: Linking Livestock Production and Human Medicine
GLOBAL - The last decade has seen veterinary authorities address the routine use of antimicrobial drugs and prescribe more judicious use. But how could this benefit human health, and what are...
10 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Will Scotland's Independence Vote Impact Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond addressed international agricultural journalists at a conference in Scotland on Sunday evening saying, “There is a debate going on as part...
Crop Industry News from Turkey Has Turkey Halted Bluetongue While the Balkans Suffers?
ANALYSIS – No further Bluetongue disease outbreaks have been reported by Turkey since a regional vaccination programme kicked off....
Crop Industry News from Global How Can Companies Improve Animal Welfare?
ANALYSIS - Major meat and food processing companies around the world are starting to take a lead in animal welfare issues....
05 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Global What are Climate Change's Implications for Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - The effects of climate change on crop and food production, which are already evident in several regions of the world, show that negative impacts are more common than positive ones....
03 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Antimicrobial Resistance: Our Race Against Bacteria
ANALYSIS - Over use of antimicrobial medicines has prompted scientists to ask the question; are we going to lose our life-saving drugs? Michael Priestley reports for TheSheepSite....
02 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Changing Diets Vital to Reducing Climate Change
ANALYSIS - If current trends continue food production alone will reach, if not exceed, the global targets for total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2050....
28 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Economist: India is Shining Star in BRIC
ANALYSIS - India is now a bright spot in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) emerging markets, reports Sarah Mikesell, 5m senior editor, live from the Farm Progress Show held near Boone,...
25 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Nestlé Steps up Commitment to Animal Welfare
ANALYSIS - Global food processing giant Nestlé has launched a new set of guidelines for animal welfare for its producers....
20 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Global South America Steps in to Meet Russian Needs
ANALYSIS - The trade war with between Russia and the EU, US, Canada, Australia and Norway that has flared up because of sanctions imposed over the crisis in Ukraine was stepped up this week....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Ewe Nutrition: Tackling the 'Known Unknowns'
ANALYSIS - Electronic identification now enables rapid accurate data capture which can assist the industry in addressing many of the ‘known unknowns’ of ewe nutrition....
19 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Russia Eyes New Food Importers to Sustain Supplies
ANALYSIS - The Russian ban on meat and food products is starting to bite and could have a dramatic effect on the global food market, writes Chris Harris....
05 August 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Creating New Vision for Lamb Production
ANALYSIS - A new vision for British lamb production with greater efficiencies along the supply chain has been proposed by the three major sheep meat market promotion bodies in the UK....
04 August 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Does Lamb Get on More UK Plates?
ANALYSIS – Lamb exports from the UK are healthy and growing but much more consumer focus is needed to improve the dwindling domestic market....
01 August 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Is Red Meat Production Environmentally Sensitive?
ANALYSIS - Upland sheep farmers in the UK need to take the lead and work closely with environmental groups and authorities to ensure the maintenance of biodiversity and the ecology of the landscape....
31 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Some Progress on Climate Change Impacts Made by UK Agriculture
UK - Improvements made in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the UK in terms of soil nitrogen balance and artificial fertiliser use over the last decade are shown in a new report from Defra. ...
28 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Concern Continues Over Potential Residues in Imported Foods
ANALYSIS - Concern is mounting over the threat of veterinary medicine residues in food products imported into the UK, writes Chris Harris....
25 July 2014
Crop Industry News from India Goat Farms Catching on in Tamil Nadu State
INDIA - With demand for meat rising in the state of Tamil Nadu, many are moving towards goat farming that has shown good growth for the past few years....
22 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Replace Reduce Refine – Way Forward for Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - A framework for replacement, reduction and refinement needs to be established for the responsible use of antimicrobials along the supply chain....
14 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Global What Could Climate Change Mean for Agriculture?
GLOBAL – World agriculture must create short and long term adaptation strategies to cope with climate change accelerating the water cycle....
11 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Using Data to Inform Flock Management Decisions
UK – Gathering data through the use of Electronic Identification (EID) has resulted in major breakthroughs in how farmers perceive their flock....
10 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Whole Animal Approach Propels New Thinking in Animal Welfare
ANALYSIS - Dr Francoise Wemelsfelder, animal behaviourist and welfare scientist, has developed scientific approaches for the study of animals as whole beings, bringing insights from philosophy...
04 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Do Strong Land Prices Help or Hinder Farming?
ANALYSIS – Land values are underpinning much of UK agriculture in an era of huge market volatility but there may be a detrimental effect further down the line....
01 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Global How Improving Welfare Can Improve Profits
ANALYSIS - Animal welfare has moved up the agenda for livestock production and companies are now embracing the concept and wanting to understand new solutions to improving conditions for animals...
22 June 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Part II: Three Truths about Public’s Perception of Genetic Modification
ANALYSIS - The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the American food system is controversial, write Oistein Thorsen and Garret Higgins, both with trie....
20 June 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Three Truths about Public’s Perception of Genetic Modification
ANALYSIS - The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the American food system is controversial. Public discourse of GMO has been characterized by polarization and inflated rhetoric,...
18 June 2014
Crop Industry News from China WORLD MEAT CONGRESS – Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Livestock
ANALYSIS - Livestock is producing 7.1 giga tonnes of greenhouse gases year – 14.5 per cent of the total human induce emissions, writes Chris Harris from the World Meat Congress in Beijing....
Crop Industry News from China WORLD MEAT CONGRESS - Animal Welfare to be New Moral Trade Barrier
ANALYSIS - Animal welfare issues could become a new trade barrier following a landmark ruling by the World Trade Organisation, writes Chris Harris from the World Meat Congress in Beijing....
17 June 2014
Crop Industry News from China WORLD MEAT CONGRESS – China Growing in Global Meat and Livestock Sector
ANALYSIS - China is playing an increasingly important role on the international meat market thanks to rising consumption, prices and imports....
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