Farming News Daily This is the RSS syndication feed for The OIE joins in the celebration of World Health Day 2015 The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is delighted to be involved in the launch of World Health Day 2015, to be held on 7 April. This year, the event focuses on the importance of food safety. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Veterinarians, key players in preserving bee health - A new OIE thematic publication Preserving bee health is now a key concern for the agricultural sector and environmentalists. Veterinarians in both the public and private sector have a crucial role to play in tackling this issue. The OIE offers them its full support in the form a new publication, entitled Bee health and veterinarians. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Questions and Answers on Highly Pathogenic H5N8 Avian influenza strain Avian influenza (AI) is a disease of birds, caused by Type “A” influenza viruses which can affect several species of domestic poultry, such as chickens, turkeys, quails, guinea fowl, ducks, etc., as well as pet birds and wild birds. Avian influenza viruses have also been isolated, although less frequently, from mammalian species including rats, mice, weasels, ferrets, pigs, cats, tigers, dogs, horses, as well as humans. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT A new OIE guide to better surveillance and detection of health risks related to animals The OIE is publishing a new Guide to Terrestrial Animal Health Surveillance for national Veterinary Services and animal health experts. The Guide is intended to help them implement and evaluate the terrestrial animal disease surveillance systems in their countries. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT OIE experts review current knowledge on Ebola virus disease The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has issued a technical information sheet on Ebola virus disease outlining epidemiological observations and scientific knowledge of the disease including the animal reservoir. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Strict biosecurity and management at farm level are the most effective measures to prevent PED The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has issued a technical information sheet on the infection with porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) outlining the epidemiological observations, prevention and control methods and research done to date on the disease. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Bridging WHO and OIE Tools to better control global health risks at the human-animal interface Bridging WHO and OIE Tools to better control global health risks at the human-animal interface The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), jointly with the World Health Organization (WHO) has released a guide for national public health authorities and national animal health authorities represented by Veterinary Services outlining methods for strengthening the good governance of health systems worldwide: “WHO-OIE Operational Framework for Good governance at the human-animal interface: Bridging WHO and OIE tools for the assessment of national capacities”. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT WELTEC Receives Order for Biogas Project with Gas Processing French agriculture has a wealth of raw and waste materials that are suitable for biogas plants. However, only half of the available materials are presently used for energy production. Thus, ambitious development plans have been drawn up: By 2020, the biomass share in the field of renewable energies in France is to rise to about 50 percent. newsroom - Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Rabies is everyone's concern: the time for mobilisation is now On the occasion of World Rabies Day, the OIE is mobilising its forces, and invites the international community to join the fight against one of the world's most deadly zoonoses. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT The importance of Animal Health for Global Health Security Friday the 26th of September, Dr Vallat, Director General of the World Organisation for Animal Health, gave a speech in front of the international decisions makers during the 4th Meeting of the Global Health and Security Agenda (GHSA), organised in Washington DC in presence of the USA president, Barack Obama and representatives of Governments of more than 40 countries. Dr Vallat highlighted in its speech the animal health perspective and its critical interdependence with human health in improving human health worldwide. He recalled the OIE key contribution to accelerate progress against all global disease threats, preventing diseases at their animal source being crucial for protecting human health. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT The Pathfinder: a new step in Naturex’s sustainability strategy Naturex unveils new developments in its sustainability program by disclosing its achievements and reveals the targets set out for the coming years. newsroom - Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT WAHIS: The OIE World Animal Health System Nowadays, through the effects of globalisation, infectious diseases can often spread at lightning speed. 60 % of the pathogens that affect humans are of animal origin. Effective surveillance that can detect these diseases at their source in animals is therefore crucial so that they can be quickly controlled, thereby protecting animal and humans populations. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Novasep wins approval to produce new molecular entity for US market Novasep, a leading supplier of services and technologies to the life science industries, today (22 July) announces that it has successfully completed FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) pre-approval inspections carried out at two of its sites in France. newsroom - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Sopexa Group’s Digital Factory organises the FOODIES 2.0 conference on 20 October at SIAL in Paris FOODIES 2.0 will explore social media and how it can benefit food brands’ international development. newsroom - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT SIAL is off to a good start for the World Food Industry's Top Business Event From 19 to 23 October 2014, the Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte-France will welcome the world’s top agri-food event: SIAL Paris with more than 6,000 exhibitors and 150,000 high profile visitors, including key French and international decision-makers. newsroom - Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Taura Natural Ingredients appoints Phoenix as distributor for Gourmet Series Taura Natural Ingredients has named France-based Phoenix Ingredients as European distributor for its Gourmet Series fruit pieces for the artisanal confectionery and bakery sectors. newsroom - Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT USDA Secretary Meets with Director General of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) A cordial and informative meeting between the Director General of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), Dr Bernard Vallat and US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack took place earlier today during the Paris leg of the Secretary’s European tour. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT New OIE international standards and guidelines on animal health Overview of the Resolutions adopted by the World Assembly of Delegates during the 82nd General Session of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) 25-30 May 2014 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT 90 years of commitment to improve animal health and welfare worldwide Key outcomes of the 82nd General Session of the World Assembly of Delegates of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) 25-30 May 2014 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT Update May 2014 - Questions & Answers on Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS‐CoV) MERS-CoV is a particular strain of coronavirus which is thought to cause Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a respiratory disease of humans. MERS-CoV had not been reported in humans before April 2012. Thu, 29 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT 82nd General Session of the OIE - 25-30 May 2014 From 25th to 30th May 2014, the 82nd General Session will bring together more than 800 participants: representatives of the 178 OIE Member Countries, observers from international and regional organisations, and numerous invited guests, including the Directors General of WHO and FAO. Tue, 20 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT In 2014, the OIE celebrates 90 years: Rediscover the history of the Organisation The life of the OIE follows an annual rhythm, culminating in May with the General Session of the World Assembly of Delegates. newsroom - Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT OIE celebrates 90 years: Rediscover the history of the Organisation The OIE is an inter-governmental organisation whose 178 Members have mandated it to improve animal health and welfare worldwide. In its work, the OIE relies on 12 regional offices across the five continents, 284 Reference Laboratories and Collaborating Centres, and constant contact with 62 international organisations. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT New Superyacht chef school shares Michelin experience A new luxury cookery school has opened up in Antibes, France. Based near Sophia Antipolis, Secrets De Cuisine gives talented chef Cédric Séguela a base to teach his creative and precise style of cuisine surrounded by a team who are as passionate as he is. newsroom - Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT Novasep appoints CEO Michel Spagnol as Chairman of the Supervisory Board Novasep, a leading provider of global manufacturing solutions for life science molecules and fine chemicals, today (Tuesday 4 March 2014) announces the appointment of Michel Spagnol as chairman of the Supervisory Board, following the departure of Roger-Marc Nicoud, the founder of the group. Novasep also provides an update of its strategic projects. newsroom - Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT OIE celebrates 90 years - Rediscover the history of the Organisation In 2014, the OIE celebrates 90 years. newsroom - Thu, 06 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT The OIE launches a website on its 90th anniversary To commemorate its 90th anniversary, the World Organisation for Animal Health launches a special website: newsroom - Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT WSAVA and OIE Call on Political Leaders for Action on Rabies The recent cases of rabies reported in both in the Netherlands and France have highlighted the importance of the high level symposium held by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in Paris to explore strategies to manage and eliminate canine rabies. The outcome of the meeting is a joint statement which sets out the course of action that is required to make real progress in rabies control. Sat, 30 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT WELTEC BIOPOWER Develops 1.6 MW of Green Energy in France Biogas plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH has made the next step in its successful export strategy: Together with the partner Domaix Energie in Alsace, the company from Germany has started rolling out four agricultural biogas plant projects in France. newsroom - Tue, 17 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT New partnership paying dividends in French market The new partnership with long established hatchery company Grelier is leading to a significant increase in the market share for the Cobb500 broiler breeder in France. newsroom - Thu, 05 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT Pork production research Russia: Hog Markets Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 07 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT Alternative sow housing Just like last year, the annual trade show SPACE in Rennes, France, focused intensely on the upcoming partial sow stall ban, on 1 January 2013. Companies had one last chance to display the alternative housing systems. But what will happen to those who did not manage to convert? Nobody knows as yet. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 06 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farmers seeking government support Agriculture is of great importance for France. Especially as livestock farmers have successfully met many challenges in the last 50 years. They are ready to meet many others, provided they are more encouraged than penalised, said Jean-Michel Lemetayer, president of SPACE, when he welcomed the French president François Hollande at SPACE. The world’s leaders need to adopt the necessary measures to meet the great challenge of feeding the world’s present and future population. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 06 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT Abattoir closure costs 1650 jobs Protests have been dominating a part of the French pig landscape in May and June due to an impending closure of the major slaughterhouse of French independent meatpacker Groupe Gad. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Cuts to farm subsidies of 50% The European Union is set to save billions of euros over the next seven years by slashing large farm subsidy payments by nearly half. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Lavender farming EU attempts to tighten up regulations on chemicals have French lavender farmers and essential oil distillers angry at what they call over-zealous rules that threaten to rein in an industry considered iconic for southern France. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 22 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT A look at milk prices The Ombudsman in charge of mediating a sustainable market structure has arrived at a minimum per litre price of €25. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 12 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT What is a fair milk price Production costs and market developments are the justifications of a farm gate price increase from both Prime Minister and Agricultural Minister. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT US$130 million Chinese dairy investment Synutra International Inc. has been given approval from China's commerce authorities to go ahead with a 100-million-euro (130 million U.S. dollars) investment project that will result in the construction of a milk factory in France. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT GM Crops The European Commission must not be allowed to include tight rules on genetically modified crops in free-trade talks with the United States, nor bargain with protections accorded to Europe's arts, a French government source said Wednesday. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT SIMA exhibition, Paris SIMA exhibition, Paris. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT French dairy group French dairy giant, Danone have reported sales for 2012 of €20.9bn - a rise of 5.4% on 2011 along with an operating profits increase of 1.8% to €2.08bn. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farm animal drug cartels making billions Total sales of the Ceva Group reached €607.3 million in 2012, surpassing the €600 ml mark for the first time. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT England does nothing while France get back to busiess The French government has allowed the company at the heart of the horsemeat scandal to restart part of its meat production operation. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Findus horsemeat As the horsemeat saga canters on with new revelations, Devon farmer and farm shop owner Richard Haddock says a public inquiry into the affair is now absolutely essential. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 24 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Plenty of wheat here The European Union may drive a recovery in world wheat production in 2013-14, the United Nations said, even as it lifted by 20m tonnes estimates for the latest global grains harvest too. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT 4% rise in farming costs French farm-production costs rose about 4.3 percent last year on higher expenses for energy and animal feed, with the biggest rise for livestock breeders, the Agriculture Ministry reported. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Pig farmers in trouble Some of Europe's biggest pig producers including Germany, France and Spain face legal action over their failure to meet a January 1 deadline to implement new EU animal welfare rules, EU sources said. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 09 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farmers doing what they do best French farmers held protests across the country on Wednesday, including a pre-dawn street blockade near the farm ministry in Paris, to attack what they see as burdensome environmental regulations linked to European Union targets on water quality. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT Poultry subsidies The European Union's plan to cut in half export subsidies for poultry meat have raised concerns about the viability of some French poultry firms, according to Reuters. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT