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New Zealand | 1 December 2010
Online wool sales benefit growers

Wool growers could save at least $10 a bale by selling their clip through a newly rolled-out online wool sales system, one of the Blenheim-based computer programmers who helped to develop it says.


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New Zealand | 1 December 2010
NZ to ban sow stalls by 2015

The use of sow stalls on New Zealand pig farms is to be banned by the end of 2015, Agriculture Minister David Carter has announced.


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Namibia | 1 December 2010
Cattle rustlers hit again at Okahandja

The killing of eight more pregnant cows on a farm east of Okahandja has brought the farmer’s total loss since October to 17 cattle, valued at more than N$100 000.


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USA | 1 December 2010
Factory farming on the rise, report shows

U.S. factory farms are getting even bigger, concentrating more animals into fewer production operations in a system that can be harmful to animals, the environment and human health, a new study says.


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United Kingdom | 1 December 2010
Agri-food business 'could create 15,000 new jobs'

Up to 15,000 new jobs can be created in the agri-food business, according to proposals in a manifesto to be launched later.


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Korea, South | 30 November 2010
One more case of foot-and-mouth in Andong

Another case of foot-and-mouth disease was confirmed at a cattle farm in Seohu, a township in Andong, North Gyeongsang, just 8 kilometers (5 miles) from a case reported on Monday, according to the Min...


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India | 30 November 2010
No rain damage to crops, claim officials

Officials of the horticulture and agriculture departments in Dakshina Kannada district have a 10-day deadline to meet.


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USA | 30 November 2010
Crop prices to stay firm into 2012, says SocGen

Societe Generale analysts have lifted their forecasts for grain prices into 2012, warning that the severity of this year’s production shortfalls may take more than a season to fix.


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Indonesia | 30 November 2010
Sumatran elephants 'poisoned for damaging crops'

The elephants, aged two to four years old, were found dead in an oil-palm plantation in a village in Riau province on Sumatra island on Friday, according to a conservation agency official.


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Australia | 30 November 2010
Australia Looks To Modernize Dairy Industry

A world-first robotic rotary automatic milking machine, which has been developed in Australia, is set to revolutionize dairy farming for larger herds.


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USA | 30 November 2010
Multiple Calf Thefts in Stearns County

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Department is investigating multiple calf thefts after three different farms had calves stolen from their property this holiday weekend.


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United Kingdom | 30 November 2010
US consultant backs £34m super-dairy project for Lincolnshire

An American farmer and adviser on a £34 million super-dairy project for Lincolnshire says large-scale farms can maintain high standards of animal welfare.


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United Kingdom | 30 November 2010
Sheep go missing as price of lamb soars

Farms across Yorkshire have been increasingly targeted by gangs of sheep rustlers as the price of lamb has risen, North Yorkshire Police have said.


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Japan | 30 November 2010
Japan Buys 16,254 Tons of Food Wheat in SBS Tender

Japan bought 16,254 metric tons of food wheat and 2,500 tons of malting barley through a tender system introduced to loosen government grain-import controls, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and ...


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India | 30 November 2010
Lower global wheat production not to affect India

India will not be affected by the lower global wheat output projected for the current financial year due to adequate stocks, Lok Sabha was told on Tuesday.


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United Kingdom | 30 November 2010
Rapid export pace makes further UK wheat price rises likely

A REALISATION that the UK’s strong wheat export pace has exceeded the expected surplus this season has sent London prices to a 2.5-year high and there is scope for further climbs.


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India | 30 November 2010
Resentment grows among cane growers in Uttarakhand

Resentment among sugarcane growers in Uttarakhand is on the rise following a long delay in the start of the crushing season as well as the state advised price (SAP).


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New Zealand | 30 November 2010
NZ set to benefit as US sends its herd to works

The United States cattle industry is expecting to produce its smallest calf crop in 60 years, but is increasing slaughter numbers by sending more cows to the works.


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Ireland | 30 November 2010
Alarmed and ready to stop farm thieves

Living close to an urban area has both advantages and disadvantages. With town just a couple of miles away, it is very handy for all things -- big and small.


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United Kingdom | 30 November 2010
Supermarket chain to put CCTV in all its abattoirs

Morrisons is to become the first supermarket in Britain to introduce CCTV cameras in all its abattoirs to ensure animal welfare rules are abided by.


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USA | 30 November 2010
Berkshire County farmer killed by bull

Authorities say a Berkshire County farmer has been gored and killed by one of his own bulls.


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United Kingdom | 30 November 2010
Snow causes disruption across Lincolnshire

Motorists are being urged to drive carefully overnight as snow continues to cause problems across Lincolnshire.


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Japan | 30 November 2010
Govt pushing on with agricultural reform

The administration of Prime Minister Naoto Kan has launched full-fledged discussions on agricultural reform as it prepares to take part in a transpacific free-trade framework, but observers are skepti...


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USA | 30 November 2010
U.S. Farm Income May Rise 31% on Higher Crop Prices

U.S. net-farm income will increase 31 percent this year as exports push crop prices higher and livestock sales expand, according to a government forecast.


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New Zealand | 30 November 2010
NZ selling Haram meat to Muslim countries

New Zealand companies are exporting non-kosher [haram] beef and lamb to Muslim countries by suppressing the fact that the animals were not slaughtered but killed with bolt gun after being stunned.


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Korea, South | 30 November 2010
Beef not on agenda as South Korean trade talks resume

South Korea’s trade minister Kim Jong-hoon told reporters beef is not even on the agenda in two days of talks with U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to reach a free trade agreement between the ...


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Kenya | 30 November 2010
Kenya loses out in cattle export deal over piracy

Industry players said that the pirate activities had made the trade with Kenya non-competitive.


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New Zealand | 30 November 2010
A good year for Woodbourne sheep farmer

Smiles all around: Woodbourne farmer Christina Jordan with her winning southdown ewe and lambs. The ewe was named supreme sheep of the Nelson A & P Show last month, capping off a successful showing se...


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China | 30 November 2010
Soybeans Advance on Speculation Chinese Demand Will Increase

Soybeans rose for the first time in three sessions on speculation that China has resumed buying supplies from the U.S., the world’s biggest producer and shipper.


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Sri Lanka | 30 November 2010
Govt to produce seeds

The Agriculture Ministry has drawn up plans to produce all seed requirements of the country by 2013, Agriculture Minister Mahinda Yapa Abewardena said.




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