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01 December 2017
De Groene Weg launches EKO code for pork supply chain
De Groene Weg, subsidiary of Vion Food Group that focuses exclusively on organic meat, launches an EKO code for its pork supply chain on 1 January 2018. On Wednesday (November 28) a meeting about this...
30 November 2017
Productive Pork CRC for all to see
Although approaching its wind-up phase, the Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork had another very productive year in 2016/17, in terms of research outcomes and raising the capability...
NFU says no to US Tax Reform Plan
WASHINGTON – As the US Senate readies to vote on a major overhaul of the nation’s tax system, National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging lawmakers to vote against the current plan because it benefits the...
29 November 2017
From suits and ties: emerging young farmers
According to a recent article published by The Washington Post, a growing number of young Americans are leaving their city lives and desk jobs to embark on agricultural enterprises which could aid in alleviating...
27 November 2017
Glyphosate decision welcomed by NFU
The decision to reauthorise the use of glyphosate for five years is welcome news and testament to the hard work of British farmers in lobbying MEPs over its safety and benefits, the NFU said today....
24 November 2017
UK poised to ship trotters to China
The UK has been given the green light to ship pork products to China, AHDB announced yesterday....
22 November 2017
Brexit – what’s the future for animal health?
MINI SERIES part 1 - Three weeks on from the NOAH conference: ‘Brexit – what’s the future for animal health?’, reflecting on the words of politicians, veterinarians and veterinary-associates, and...
Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 2
MINI SERIES part 2 - Regulatory and political context. Nigel Gibbens, Professor Peter Borriello, Sue Hayman MP and Rick Clayton address the regulatory and political discussions happening right now, and...
Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 3
MINI SERIES part 3 – Working together. David Caffall, Mike Murray, Chris Laurence and David Calpin discuss how delegates can work together to ensure that the animal health sector gets the best deal out...
Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 4
MINI SERIES part 4 – Opportunities: securing our future. Julie Girling MEP, Nick von Westenholz, Professor Janet Bainbridge and Professor Julie Fitzpatrick discuss the opportunities for innovation, trade,...
21 November 2017
Antimicrobial potential of essential oil feed additives
A recent study has indicated that a number of plant-derived essential oils are effective as natural alternatives to synthetic food additives, particularly as antimicrobial agents. ...
Treating wastewater: Microbial Fuel Cells
‘One of the greatest threats to the environment today is wastewater left over from production activities’: One university in Okinawa, Japan, is exploring the use of microbial fuel cells in helping...
20 November 2017
Animal Welfare: bringing consumer attitudes to the supply chain
Last week, the Winterbotham Darby Animal Welfare Media Round Table took place in London’s Covent Garden – a bustling agricultural trade centre in its past. The event brought together a number of industry...
15 November 2017
NFU writes to Chancellor ahead of Autumn Budget Statement
With one week until the Autumn Budget Statement release, the NFU has written to Chancellor, Philip Hammond, to highlight the importance of British farming and the fiscal measures required to ensure it...
13 November 2017
AusScan on the move
AusScan is gaining momentum globally, with scan numbers increasing from 2200 in the 2015 launch year to 11,882 in 2016 and on target to eclipse 22,000 scans in 2017, indicating the high value it is providing...
10 November 2017
No exemptions from CERCLA emissions reporting after court ruling
Livestock and poultry farmers are required to notify federal authorities under CERCLA and state and local authorities under EPCRA if their facilities are estimated to be emitting over 100 lb. per day of...
09 November 2017
International climate conference celebrates work of British farmers
Twenty-three livestock farmers have been showcased in a brochure, British Livestock and Climate Change: Beyond Meat and Methane, highlighting how the agricultural sector is tackling climate change....
WHO guidelines on antimicrobials spark debate
This week the World Health Organisation (WHO) released new guidelines on antimicrobial use on farms and within the food industry, inciting polar responses from veterinary and agricultural departments across...
08 November 2017
European vets call on Brexit negotiators to secure animal welfare, surveillance and medicines
Brexit negotiators must not jeopardise current high levels of animal health, animal welfare, environmental protection and public health across Europe, says the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE)...
07 November 2017
Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition introduces CERTILLUS
Pronounced “sir-till-us,” this exciting portfolio of products presents specific solutions to the challenges producers face related to pathogenic threats on their specific operation....
01 November 2017
Improving Hygienic Conditions One Way to Reduce Antibiotics
ANALYSIS - Reducing the use of antibiotics on-farm doesn't happen in a day. Rather, it's a philosophy change in farm management, according to Bruno Gonzalez-Zorn, professor at the University of Madrid....
30 October 2017
Grocers promote American Homestead Pork in a move towards ‘non-GMO and antibiotic-free’ meat.
California-based grocery chain, Raley’s, recently announced its move toward ‘non-GMO’ and ‘antibiotic-free’ meat through the introduction of American Homestead Pork products to its stores. ...
27 October 2017
RUMA task force announces new antibiotic usage targets
Immediately following the news that sales of antibiotics to treat and prevent disease in UK farm livestock have achieved a record low (27% reduction over the past two years) targets for further reducing,...
26 October 2017
U.S. pork industry seeks 2018 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow
The National Pork Board is searching for the next Pig Farmers of Tomorrow, with applications now open for the industry award through to November 21st. The award, in its second year, is designed to recognise,...
25 October 2017
Cargill, Diamond V to Join Forces to Create Leading Natural Animal Health, Nutrition Business
US - Responding to growing consumer preferences for natural and wholesome food production, Cargill this week announced it has signed a binding agreement to acquire Diamond V, a leading global provider...
NFU responds to EU Council conclusions on Brexit negotiations
NFU President, Meurig Raymond, said: “With less than a year and a half until our departure from the EU, farmers and growers are fast running out of patience with both parties over the Article 50 negotiations....
24 October 2017
China joins the movement to end cruel confinement of pigs
Qinglian Food Company commits to improve the quality of life for a million pigs on farm. One of China’s leading food companies has partnered with international charity, World Animal Protection, to...
23 October 2017
Global CO2 Emissions Stalled for Third Year in a Row
GLOBAL - The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO2 emissions have stalled for the third year...
19 October 2017
US Economic Community Aware, Supportive of NAFTA
US & CANADA - Canada's Agriculture Minister says the US economic community is well aware of the benefits of NAFTA and remain supportive of maintaining the deal, writes Bruce Cochrane....
18 October 2017
Scientists Successfully Process Straw as Feed Supplement
CANADA - Processed straw is offering potential as a feed supplement intended to reduce aggression among gestating sows, reports Bruce Cochrane....
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