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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
View news from Romania Spate of Bluetongue Cases in Central Romania
ROMANIA - Farmers in central Romania have been reporting a rise in Bluetongue cases as the national death toll mounts....
View news from Italy Bluetongue Reaches Italian East Coast
ITALY – Farms on Italy’s east coast have become recently infected with Bluetongue after a year of the disease troubling farms elsewhere....
View news from United States Website to Help Farmers Choose New Farm Bill Programmes
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched a new online resource this week to help farmers across the country make important decisions on new Farm Bill created safety net programs....
Monday, September 29, 2014
View news from Ireland Irish Herd Reflecting Beef Challenges and Dairy Optimism
IRELAND – Cattle numbers are stable but confidence in dairying is obvious, according to market analysts reacting to the June 2014 Irish cattle survey....
View news from United Kingdom Leading Dairy Farmer Embraces Success
UK – A prize winning dairy producer has welcomed dairy farmers onto his holding in a bid to showcase his business. ...
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Given Winter Mycotoxin Warning
UK – Warm humid weather this summer means farmers should be aware of an increased risk of feedstuffs being contaminated with mycotoxins....
View news from Global Time for Belts to Tighten
GLOBAL - Dairy farmers around the world are currently in a belt-tightening phase as world dairy prices remain low....
View news from United Kingdom Extension to Dual Use Announced
UK - Defra’s decision to keep existing dual use arrangements for all environmental stewardship schemes will give farmers and growers the flexibility and certainty they need, said the NFU....
View news from United States US Government Announces Funding for Grain Research
CANADA - Farmer-led research to find new feed wheat varieties will receive $400,000 as part of a commitment to innovation under Growing Forward two, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister...
View news from United Kingdom Leaving Message from BVA President: Vets Must Build on Trust for the Future
UK - Vets must maintain trust in a changing and cynical world is the message from outgoing British Veterinary Association (BVA) President, Robin Hargreaves....
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Beef Stocks at Nine Year Low
US - US beef stocks stood at 343.7 million pounds of beef at the end of August, the lowest since July 2005....
Friday, September 26, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Lots of Green Make Scotland's Beef a Sustainability Win
ANALYSIS - Scotland, being covered in green, green grass, is perfect for grazing - 80 per cent is known as uplander hill country. One of best things you can do with this land is put a ruminant on it and turn it into protein, which makes Scotland a haven...
View news from Senegal Contagious Disease Behind Senegalese Cattle Deaths
SENEGAL – A contagious bovine pleuropneumonia outbreak has killed seven cattle in a herd in the south of the country....
View news from Australia Weekly Cattle Summary
AUSTRALIA - The following report is a collection of market summaries from the previous week across Australia's territories from analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
Thursday, September 25, 2014
View news from Global Massey Ferguson Driven by Global Opportunities
ANALYSIS - Operating in 170 countries, Massey Ferguson is looking to emerging markets like Africa and the Middle East to offer their dependable equipment to farmers who have never used mechanized equipment before, reports Sarah Mikesell from near Aberdeen,...
View news from European Union Bluetongue Reports Continue Flooding in Across Balkans
EUROPE – Veterinary laboratories across the Balkans have continued reporting cases of Bluetongue virus cases as the death tolls mounts....
View news from United States Sustainable Manure Solution for New York Dairy
US – A 2,000 cow herd in New York state is having its manure recycled to be used round the farm in water and concentrated nutrient forms....
View news from United Kingdom How to Feed Forage to Ensure Milk Yield and Quality This Winter
UK - A poor forage year across many dairy farms means extra care this winter if milk yield and quality is to be maintained, says a new extension group ahead of a series of forage planning seminars. ...
View news from United States Cattle Crossroads: Feedlots Could Feel Further Squeeze
US - Beef markets appear to be at a crossroads in the US, with one possible route bringing tough times for the feedlot sector....
View news from Germany Mycotoxins a Hot Topic at the Upcoming World Nutrition Forum 2014
GERMANY - An expert panel session at the World Nutrition Forum will set the tone for emerging issues and critical research in the development of novel strategies to manage the worldwide mycotoxin menace. ...
View news from Global New Approaches to Agriculture Needed to Cope with Climate Change
GLOBAL - Overcoming climate change is central to achieving a sustainable future for the planet's growing population, and food security must lie at the heart of that effort, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said here today in a speech at the...
View news from United Kingdom How Do We Tackle Food Production 'Complacency'?
UK - NFU Vice President Guy Smith has been selected on to the Advisory Board of the UK’s Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU)....
View news from United Kingdom Minimum Wage Increase for Agricultural Workers
UK- A rise in the minimum wage rate for agricultural workers has been confirmed by the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB)....
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
View news from Germany Germans Move to Beijing to Develop Product Exports
GERMANY - The country's milk and meat associations have set up a joint office in Beijing to help boost German product exports to China. ...
View news from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Livestock Outlook: What Has the Cattle on Feed Report Done to Futures?
ANALYSIS - Bearish tones from the latest cattle on feed report have changed momentum at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, although bulls still retain the overall near term technical advantage....
View news from France French Mega Dairy Proposal Meets Resistance
FRANCE – Planning for a thousand cow dairy farm in France’s Picardy region has met strong opposition and legislative complications....
View news from Global South America Targets Russian Meat Market
ANALYSIS - The South American meat sector is making a concerted effort to fill the gap in the Russian market left by the ban on imports from the EU, US, Canada, Australia and Norway....
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Drops Farm Milk Price
NEW ZEALAND - Falling world milk prices have led to Fonterra lowering its farmgate milk price for the coming season by 70 cents. ...
 
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