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Countries resolve to eradicate sheep and goat plague by 2030

Countries resolve to eradicate sheep and goat plague by 2030

More than 45 countries recently renewed their commitment to help eradicate sheep and goat plague, also known as peste des petits ruminants (PPR), by 2030.
Hygiene is the top food concern among UK consumers

Hygiene is the top food concern among UK consumers

A Food Standards Agency survey among consumers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland found that food hygiene was the top food safety concern for UK consumers when eating out.
New Chinese hatchery to produce 60 million chicks annually

New Chinese hatchery to produce 60 million chicks annually

A new hatchery for layer hens, the Huayu International Poultry Incubation Centre in Handan in China’s Hebei Province, said to be the largest in the world, is expected to produce...
Australia’s biggest live sheep exporter loses its licence

Australia’s biggest live sheep exporter loses its licence

Australia’s Department of Agriculture has suspended the licence of an unnamed live sheep exporter, it has said in a statement.
OIE warns of latest major animal health threats

OIE warns of latest major animal health threats

A statement issued by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), following its 86th general session in Paris recently, highlighted a number of the current major animal health threats around...

Call for participants in soil health indicator project

The Soil Health Institute in the US has announced the first steps towards creating standard measurements for soil health.
New Zealand clamps down on dairy cow ownership

New Zealand clamps down on dairy cow ownership

New Zealand’s city-centric Labour government is to set a limit on how many dairy cows a farmer can run.
Australian parties at odds over live sheep exports

Australian parties at odds over live sheep exports

Animal welfare was taking a back seat as politics took over in the controversy over Australian live sheep exports to the Middle East.
Severe weather conditions exacerbate Irish fodder crisis

Severe weather conditions exacerbate Irish fodder crisis

After a long and extremely wet winter, farmers in Ireland are being faced with a fodder crisis, as they do not have nearly enough feed to supply their herds this...
Shocking footage of live sheep exports from Australia

Shocking footage of live sheep exports from Australia

Video footage of live sheep being exported from Australia has emerged, showing animals being transported in appalling conditions.
New Zealand government to cull 22 000 cattle

New Zealand government to cull more than 22 000 cattle

The New Zealand government is set to cull cattle on 28 farms infected with Mycoplasma bovis, and the farmers’ losses will be covered.

Sheep adapt readily to a drone – US study

US researchers have found that sheep mostly ignore the presence of a drone after a time, allowing the technology to be used effectively on smaller farms.

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