Dairy & Ruminant
Thursday, March 30, 2023
AFBF: Survey shows strong public support for US farm bill passage
Almost three-quarters of US citizens said that not reauthorising the United States' farm bill in 2023 would have a significant impact on the country, according to a new poll from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Canada has announced funding for a foot-and-mouth disease vaccine bank
Chrystia Freeland, Canada's Federal Finance Minister, has announced funding for a food-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine bank in the country's 2023/24 budget, as well as additional funding for eastern Canadian farmers to use less imported fer ...
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Italy may ban use of lab-developed food, animal feed
Italy's government approved a bill on March 28 banning the use of laboratory-produced food and animal feed as it aims to safeguard the country's agri-food heritage, its agriculture minister told a news conference after a cabinet meeting.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
New Wave Biotech one of eight UK firms to expand into Singapore
New Wave Biotech, a company assisting sustainable alternative animal protein businesses, is one of eight UK firms looking to expand into Singapore through the Innovate UK Global Incubator Programme, The Straits Times reported.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Canadian research finds ergot has little effect on bull breeding
A study by the University of Saskatchewan's Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) has found that bulls can consume feed contaminated with ergot alkaloids without it affecting their reproductive health, Canadian Cattlemen reported.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
University experts advise ranchers in North Dakota, US, to head for higher ground due to imminent flood
Ranchers in North Dakota, the United States, should make plans for moving feed and livestock to higher ground before flooding this spring, according to North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension specialists.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
HFMD outbreak in Eastern Samar, Philippines, is human-related, will not affect livestock sector, says agriculture department
The Philippines' Department of Agriculture (DA) said last week that the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) outbreak in Eastern Samar, is human-related and will not affect the animal industry in the region.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Malaysia set to offer financial aid to farmers as country aims to be self-sufficient in producing milk
Malaysia, which aims to become fully self-sufficient in milk by 2025, is looking to do more to improve cattle yield and help small farmers jump on the milk bandwagon.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Japan abrogates remaining restrictions on Canada's beef
Japan is lifting the last of its restrictions on Canadian beef, 20 years after bovine spongiform encephalopathy, often called mad cow disease, devastated the country's cattle industry.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
One Health project to bolster Philippines' animal disease surveillance
A new One Health research project in the Philippines will strengthen animal disease surveillance capacity against health security threats that severely impact the country's livestock industry.
Monday, March 27, 2023
ADM's Boon Kee Chew: The natural, holistic way to sustainability
The approach to sustainability in livestock production and feed formulations requires natural solutions — a view conspicuously expressed by ADM Animal Nutrition's Boon Kee Chew, vice-president of feed additives, ingredients and amino acids ...
Monday, March 27, 2023
Philippines bans imports of Brazilian cattle and meat
The Philippines' government has announced a temporary ban on imports of cattle and meat products from Brazil, to prevent the spread of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or mad cow disease in the Philippines, the Philippine Daily Inquir ...
Monday, March 27, 2023
New Zealand to aid Pacific nations in combating animal diseases
New Zealand will provide support for Pacific countries to prevent the spread of harmful animal diseases, the country's Associate Minister of Agriculture, Meka Whaitiri, said.
Monday, March 27, 2023
US dairy sector's NCDHIP boasts a century of herd data collection
The US dairy industry has been operating a comprehensive data collection programme for the past 100 years called the National Cooperative Dairy Herd Improvement Programme (NCDHIP), which records herd production information from farmers nati ...
Monday, March 27, 2023
Australian cattle groups reach mediated settlement
Legal action launched by Cattle Producers Australia Limited (CPA) against newly-formed peak industry group Cattle Australia has been resolved in mediation, ABC Australia reported.

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