Farming News Daily This is the RSS syndication feed for 26th Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for Europe The 26th Conference of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Regional Commission for Europe, attended by 53 Member Countries from the Region, was held in Bern (Switzerland) from 22 to 26 September 2014. It was organised in cooperation with the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT In the red for the rest of 2013: humanity’s demands exceed Earth’s carrying capacity Today, 20 August, is Earth Overshoot Day – when humanity has used as much renewable natural resources as our planet can regenerate in one year. For the rest of 2013, we are “in the red” – effectively “overdrawn” on the balance sheet of nature’s goods and services that we require to survive. newsroom - Tue, 20 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT The market leader for transmission components increasingly focusing on transmission solutions Since 1983, Oerlikon Graziano has manufactured more than 20 million synchronizer units for agricultural vehicles, construction equipment, trucks, sports cars and a variety of off-highway vehicles: “We are the market leader in tractor synchronization and are helping farmers, particularly those in emerging countries, become more efficient,” says Andrea Serra, Product Manager for Synchro and Powershift Design at Oerlikon Graziano. newsroom - Mon, 15 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT Pig genetics It’s a matter of genetics: Not all pigs are susceptible to oedema disease. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 07 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT GM crops The Swiss government will create a permanently protected area on federal land for experiments with genetically modified (GM) crops. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT More drugs for our pigs A new vaccine against edema disease in piglets has been developed and launched by German vaccine specialists, IDT Biologika. Ecoporc Shiga induces a high level of immunity against shigatoxin, produced by E coli bacteria which cause edema. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 23 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Rising instability together with weak veterinary services pose a threat to world security OIE Director General Bernard Vallat urges BWC Members to strengthen Veterinary Services as key players for animal health surveillance, response and biosafety newsroom - Sun, 16 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT Pig semen problems Swiss veterinary authorities have culled all pigs on a farm in Eastern Switzerland as a Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) infection had spread to other pigs. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT Biofuels The controversial debate over the sustainability of biofuels has been reignited by new research from Swiss-based research institute Empa. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 08 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT Big plans from AB Vista AB Vista appoints Provet new Swiss distributor Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMT Farmer fined over a cow A Swiss farmer has been fined after he was found guilty of driving his jeep into one his own cows. newsroom - Sun, 08 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT Pig industry problems In Lucerne, Switzerland over a 1,000 pigs will be heading for slaughter following the discovery of a respiratory disease, with 200 already culled. newsroom - Tue, 03 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT Poultry and rabbit housing Researchers from the Swiss Federal Veterinary Office, Centre for Proper Housing: Poultry and Rabbits, in Zollikofen, Switzerland studied the influence of nest-floor slope on the nest choice of laying hens. newsroom - Tue, 06 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT Pig research Combined Swiss-French research has shown that the presence of benzoic acid in pig feed does not have any lasting negative effects on bones of growing pigs. newsroom - Thu, 22 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT Changes at feed company Feed additives company Pancosma, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, has appointed Clément Soulet as new marketing manager. newsroom - Sat, 04 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT Natural breeding A Swiss researcher has developed a new apple that is resistant to disease, appealing to the palate, and easy to grow, all without using genetic modification. newsroom - Mon, 30 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT A boost for farmers Swiss agriculture is set to receive a boost with the government announcing financial support to the sector of SFr13.67 billion ($15.2 billion) between 2014 and 2017. newsroom - Sun, 10 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT