Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Fewer dairy cows in most EU dairy countries; not in the Netherlands

The number of dairy cows in the European Union decreased again last year. The livestock has been declining continuously for six years. According to the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat), last year in the...

EU countries want wolf hunting again to protect grazing livestock

European Environment Commissioner Virginius Sinkevicius believes that wolves and agriculture should coexist. He does not think that the hunting of wolves should be reopened. According to Sinkevicius, the emphasis should be on the...

Emissions from large livestock farms in EU will soon be regarded as industrial emissions

In principle, the Netherlands is in favor of the proposal of the EU commissioners to include the larger cattle farms under the directive against industrial environmental pollution. The Netherlands also agrees that not...

Fewer chemicals in agriculture can only be achieved with new products

The Agriculture Ministers of most EU countries find the Commission's proposal to halve the use of chemicals in agriculture within a few years completely insufficient. They think that the calculation method ('iedereen half less') is unfair...

Algeria returns sea transport of hundreds of French bulls

Once again, hundreds of European animals are in danger of being euthanized after a failed sea transport. The nearly 800 young bulls from the south of France were not allowed into the port of Algiers earlier this month, and the cattle transport ship...

Bird flu among poultry in the EU has never been as serious as this season

Avian flu among poultry in Europe has never been this serious in recent decades. The spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza has already been detected among poultry in some 3,500 centers of infection and more than 48 million animals had to…

EU is working on stricter rules for the processing of residual asbestos

The European Commission wants to considerably tighten up the directive against asbestos pollution. Brussels wants to tighten the limit value established fifteen years ago by a factor of ten: from 0.1 to 0.01 asbestos fibers per cubic centimeter of air. Last...

EU countries obliged to save energy; at least five percent

The Energy Ministers believe that ten percent less energy should be used in the EU countries: five percent mandatory and another five percent voluntary. That has to go into effect on December 1, if their three-point plan next week...

Fewer dairy cows in most EU dairy countries; not in the Netherlands

The number of dairy cows in the European Union decreased again last year. The livestock has been declining continuously for six years. According to the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat), last year in the...

EU countries want wolf hunting again to protect grazing livestock

European Environment Commissioner Virginius Sinkevicius believes that wolves and agriculture should coexist. He does not think that the hunting of wolves should be reopened. According to Sinkevicius, the emphasis should be on the...

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