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  • The Livestock Event: exploiting potential exports

    The Livestock Event will be flying the flag for all British exhibitors – both livestock and from the supply sector, interested in exporting activities at The NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 July. Organiser, RABDF Events has teamed up with UKTI who will be providing direction to international visitors looking to source British products and services together, as well as offering ...

  • Have livestock? The new federal rule that could impact you

    We know a lot of you have livestock. There’s a new federal regulation about to take effect that may impact you. Before adding antibiotics to your feed, you may need to get your veterinarian’s approval first in the future. Right now some antibiotics you can pick up at the feed store without having to talk to your vet about it. A few months from now – you will need your ...

  • GAORFID Inc. Announces Low Frequency (LF) 134.2 kHz HDX Portable RFID Reader with LCD Display - ISO 11784

    The Low Frequency HDX Portable RFID Reader is designed for both indoor and outdoor applications. Its high definition, backlit LCD display is easy to read. The reader is equipped with audible feedback to verify successful reads. The reader connects to any PC via RS232 serial. The Low Frequency 134.2kHz HDX Portable Reader with LCD display is ideal for livestock tracking. It is compliant with ...


    By GAO TEK Inc.

  • The land of vanishing pastures

    The northern Indian regions of Kashmir and Ladakh are home to a variety of livestock that provides meat as well as fine wool used to produce the famous Pashmina shawls. But overgrazing, strong winds and car traffic are now destroying pastures and posing a hazard to the survival of traditional herding. To watch the video click ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • NFU Pleased with Initial Read of Farm Bill Conference Report

    National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement following the 2014 Farm Bill Conference Committee’s release of its report on The Agricultural Act of 2014: “Upon initial review of the language released by the committee, NFU is pleased with the final bill. I know that the farm bill is a long, laborious task and appreciate ...


    By National Farmers Union (NFU)

  • Impact of Free Trade Agreements on livestock sector in focus at AHDB Outlook Conference

    The impact of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) on the livestock sector’s global competitiveness will be in the spotlight next month. It will form the basis of a presentation by Andrew McLay, of Promar International, at the 2016 Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Outlook Conference. Hosted by the three livestock sectors of the AHDB, representing beef and lamb, ...

  • An Immediate, Flexible Alternative to a Permanent Building

    A flexible alternative to a permanent building, the Livestock pop-up is an immediate housing solution for calves and sheep. The Pop-Up structure gives freedom to move and a complimentary prospect for planning on a sensitive site. A demountable structure that can be rapidly installed, packed down and moved for ...


    By McGregor Polytunnels

  • Huabo will participate in the fifteenth (2017) China Animal Husbandry Expo on May 5th

    The 15th (2017) China Animal Husbandry Expo, hosted by the China Animal Husbandry Association, will be held at the Qingdao International Expo Center from May 18th to 20th, 2017. The China Animal Husbandry Expo (CAHE), a major comprehensive exhibition of the international livestock industry, has been successfully held for 14 sessions. It is not only a platform for the display and promotion of the ...

  • Japan Farmers Seek Aid For Radiation Zone Cattle

    A pair of Japanese farmers whose livelihoods were wrecked by the 2011 nuclear disaster staged a protestFriday at Tokyo's agriculture ministry, scuffling briefly with police as they unsuccessfully tried to unload a bull from a truck. Masami Yoshizawa and fellow farmer Naoto Matsumura have remained at their farms seeking to care for their own and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Livestock industries tackle key issues at annual meeting

    Members of the cattle, sheep, wool and goat industries will gather at the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) Livestock Group Annual Meeting to discuss the key challenges facing livestock producers. “Our industry is under increasing scrutiny and many livestock farmers are feeling pressure on all sides. It’s crucial for us to come together to discuss a national strategy for ...

  • VFF Leads Mandatory Pain Relief for Mulesing

    The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) Livestock Group is leading regulatory change in partnership with the Victorian Government to mandate pain relief for mulesing sheep to achieve the highest animal welfare outcomes. “Mulesing remains the most effective method for controlling breech flystrike, a terribly painful and fatal affliction for sheep. To deliver the best possible animal welfare ...

  • Livestock surge may harm human health

    Livestock intensification in developing countries, especially in Africa and Asia, may increase the incidence of epidemics that kill both humans and animals, the Vision 2020: Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health conference, was told today. Livestock numbers are rising sharply due to both population growth — small-scale farmers depend on livestock for their livelihoods ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Families on city fringes prosper thanks to small livestock project

    A project that supplied chickens, turkeys, sheep and pigs to smallscale farmers, most of them women, has proven that with training, veterinary support and a nearby market, livestock are an excellent way to lift people out of poverty. The three-year Italian-funded project, implemented by the Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries with FAO technical support, helped 200 farm families near the ...

  • Measuring how farm animals `feel`

    The aim is to reduce stress and pain in livestock and increase not only their wellbeing but also their productivity. “With increased public concern about the welfare of animals, and consumers seeking ‘animal welfare-friendly’ products, Australia’s livestock industries are focused on improving farming practices to meet changing expectations,” CSIRO scientist Dr ...

  • NFU Thankful for Farm Bill, Livestock Disaster Programs

    National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s announcement to expedite assistance to farmers and ranchers suffering through the California drought and other recent calamities: “The purpose and benefits of the recently enacted farm bill are evident once again with the extreme drought in ...


    By National Farmers Union (NFU)

  • New Price Insurance Product for Western Livestock Producers

    An innovative new livestock price insurance program will be available this spring to help cattle and hog producers in Western provinces manage price risks faced by the industry. Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart, Alberta Agriculture Minister Verlyn Olson, and MLADonna Barnett (Cariboo-Chilcotin), on behalf of British Columbia Agriculture ...

  • BioSafe Systems to launch insecticide with on-animal applications

    BioSafe Systems has developed an insecticide to kill insects and pests commonly found inside homes, livestock housing and food processing facilities. Aptly named PYClear®, this concentrated product utilizes pyrethrins, a natural insecticide derived from chrysanthemum extracts. Labeled for use on over 200 organisms, PYClear can be applied as a fog or mist to control indoor pests (ants, ...


    By BioSafe Systems, LLC

  • West-African livestock farming offers opportunities for Dutch industry

    By investing in livestock farming, Dutch industry can help improve food safety in West Africa. Taking a flexible and creative approach, and working alongside local partners, there is considerable potential in this respect. This is the conclusion of an analysis by Wageningen UR Livestock Research and La Ventana Consulting for the Ministries of Economic Affairs and Foreign Affairs. The analysis ...

  • We are exhibiting at EuroTier November 15-18, 2016

    We are exhibiting at EuroTier from November 15-18, 2016 in Hanover, Germany. You will find us in hall 15 stand D42. EuroTier is the world’s leading trade show for animal husbandry and livestock management and is your opportunity to learn more about JH automatic bedding and feeding systems as well as JH ammonia emissions reduction technology. We look ...


    By JH Agro A/S

  • Reducing carbon `hoofprint` can be done, says study

    Soaring carbon emissions from a meat-hungry developing world could be cut back substantially by improving animal breeds and feed, according to a study. Demand for livestock products is predicted to double by 2050 as a result of growing populations, urbanisation and better income in the developing world, leading to rise in emissions from the industry. It is estimated that livestock farming ...


    By SciDev.Net

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