France

13,000 birds culled in Germany as bird flu strikes

13,000 birds culled in Germany as bird flu strikes

Over 13,000 birds have been culled in Bayern, Germany following a case of bird flu in the country, according to...

December 10, 2015

‘Extra cows on the French market to have a big impact on EU beef trade’

‘Extra cows on the French market to have a big impact on EU beef trade’

Developments in the French beef market are likely to have major consequences for the EU beef market, according to the...

November 30, 2015

‘Highly pathogenic’ case of bird flu confirmed in France

‘Highly pathogenic’ case of bird flu confirmed in France

A case of avian influenza also known as bird flu has been confirmed in Dordogne, France following an abnormal death, according...

November 26, 2015

Bluetongue spreads to two other EU countries

Bluetongue spreads to two other EU countries

There have been further outbreaks of Bluetongue in France and the disease has spread to Slovenia and Austria, according to...

November 25, 2015

Unbrielievable: 100 wheels of cheese worth €40,000 stolen in France

Unbrielievable: 100 wheels of cheese worth €40,000 stolen in France

Police in France are investigating the theft of 100 wheels of comté cheese from a dairy in the east of...

November 8, 2015

Unease in France over ‘insufficient’ EU aid package

Unease in France over ‘insufficient’ EU aid package

France is to receive €62.9m from the €500m direct aid support package from the European Commission, the second highest envelope in...

October 1, 2015

88 confirmed cases of bluetongue in France, 2.2m vaccines available

88 confirmed cases of bluetongue in France, 2.2m vaccines available

There are now 88 cases of bluetongue in France, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has confirmed. Of the...

September 28, 2015

Bluetongue in France; 1.3m doses of vaccine made available

Bluetongue in France; 1.3m doses of vaccine made available

There has been an outbreak of bluetongue in a sheep and cattle herd in Allier, France, the department of agriculture in...

September 15, 2015

French beef imports fell 4% in first half of 2015

French beef imports fell 4% in first half of 2015

French beef and veal imports fell by 4% in the first six months of 2015, with lower shipments from Ireland,...

August 20, 2015

French wheat harvest tops 40m tonnes

French wheat harvest tops 40m tonnes

French wheat production is set to top 40m tonnes, according to state body FranceAgriMer. In its latest crop update it said...

August 18, 2015

Pics of French farmers protesting with gusto

Pics of French farmers protesting with gusto

Over the past week French farmers have blockaded roads, set pyres of tyres on fire and set pigs lose in...

July 28, 2015

French farmers block trucks with foreign food from entering France

French farmers block trucks with foreign food from entering France

Over 1,000 farmers in France today (July 27) set up roadblocks blocking food imports from Germany and Spain. This is the latest...

July 27, 2015

UK farmers following the French; stage tractor protest

UK farmers following the French; stage tractor protest

UK farmers staged a rolling tractor road block last week on the A50 in Staffordshire, UK, in protest about falling...

July 27, 2015

Schwarzenegger says climate change is not science fiction

Schwarzenegger says climate change is not science fiction

Climate change is not science fiction and right now we are failing future generations, according to Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Terminator star...

July 23, 2015

New deal gives Liffey Meats a foothold in French market

New deal gives Liffey Meats a foothold in French market

Liffey Meats has confirmed that it has taken a majority shareholding in the French meat processor Chiron Viandes. A spokesperson...

July 22, 2015

French farmers block roads as ‘25,000 face bankruptcy’

French farmers block roads as ‘25,000 face bankruptcy’

French farmers have caused total gridlock in northwestern France in recent days, by blocking the roads with their tractors and machinery...

July 21, 2015

France is to ban supermarkets throwing away edible food

France is to ban supermarkets throwing away edible food

The French Parliament has voted unanimously in favour of a ban on food waste from large supermarkets by outlawing the...

May 22, 2015

Massey Ferguson completes 5,000km Antarctic adventure

Massey Ferguson completes 5,000km Antarctic adventure

After a 5,000km expedition from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole, a Massey Ferguson 5610 tractor has returned home...

February 17, 2015