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Friday, October 31, 2014
View news from Netherlands Is DNA Destiny? Early Life Sets Lifetime Heifer Performance
ANALYSIS - Theories at the forefront of dairy calf nutrition have their roots in Dutch Second World War history and human prenatal development, the Global Dairy Calf Symposium heard last week....
View news from Spain Andalusian Dairy Goats Worthy of Special Treatment
SPAIN – Andalusia’s importance to Spain’s goat industry has been demonstrated with the creation of a specialist goat centre for developing the region....
View news from Canada US Embryo Agreement to Benefit Canada’s Herd
CANADA - Canada’s cattle industry is set for a competitive boost following a new agreement allowing US bovine genetics to pass into the country....
View news from United Kingdom NFU Gives Reassurance Over New Farm Payments IT System
UK - The NFU says it is critical Government proves it has a robust new IT system in place to administer farm payments from next year....
View news from Botswana Foot and Mouth Disease Erupts in Botswana
BOTSWANA – Foot and mouth disease (FMD) has been confirmed in 30 cattle in a large communal herd in northern Botswana after routine vaccinations were missed....
View news from United States Corn Prices Expected to Edge Up, Could Pressure Fed Cattle Bids in 2015
US - Recent lower prices in corn could translate into fewer planted acres in 2015, potentially putting pressure on bids for beef cattle next year. ...
View news from Australia Weekly Australian 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)....
View news from Russian Federation Solid Showing by Miratorg
RUSSIA - Russian meat and agrifood giant, Miratorg, has recorded solid operational results for the first nine months of the year....
View news from China Chinese Farm Produce Prices Continue to Fall
CHINA - The prices of major farm products in China fell slightly last week according to a survey of 36 large and medium-sized cities carried out by the Ministry of Commerce....
Thursday, October 30, 2014
View news from Netherlands Dutch Body Joins Calls Against Swedish Milk Study
NETHERLANDS – A new study linking high milk intake with increased risk of fractures and cardiovascular disease is not “cause to modify existing dairy recommendations”, says a Dutch dairy body....
View news from Chile Chile Puts Spotlight on Bovine TB
CHILE – Chilean government officials have committed to improving animal health standards, starting with a national symposium on controlling bovine tuberculosis....
View news from United Kingdom Union Disappointment at EU Beef Calf Scheme Decision
SCOTLAND - The European Union has ruled out Scotland front-loading payments made under the new Beef Calf Scheme that would have supported smaller beef producers, crofters and new entrants....
View news from Canada $2.46 Million Donation to Fund a New Canadian Feed Research Center
CANADA - A grand opening ceremony on Friday, 24 October, 2014, recognised Cargill’s animal nutrition business in Western Canada for its $2.46 million contribution to the Canadian Feed Research Center (CFRC) in North Battleford....
View news from Paraguay Bullish About Paraguay Beef Potential
ANALYSIS – Paraguay’s historically high beef exports this year will strengthen, breaking records in 2015, market analysts are predicting....
View news from Ireland Beef Restrictions Unjustified and Unnecessary
IRELAND – Beef roundtable negotiations on Irish cattle specifications should review the 30 month requirement and weight limits on bulls, insists a farm spokesperson....
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Owners Urged to Keep Dogs Under Control Around Livestock
UK - Dog walkers may enjoy the autumn but vigilance is needed around livestock to avoid costly accidents, especially at mating and when animals are in early pregnancy, warns the National Farmers Union....
View news from Global Swedish Study Reignites Milk Nutrition Debate
GLOBAL – Dairy industry experts have again defended milk’s nutritional value after a Swedish study linked milk consumption and lower life expectancy....
View news from United States Will The US Cattle Prices Last?
US - US cattle farmers enjoying record high beef prices have one concern – competition from other proteins come spring 2015....
View news from Russian Federation First International Forum to Focus on Russia's Dairy Development
RUSSIA - Developing relationships between industry and authorities will be explored at the first international Agroindustrial Forum in Moscow next month. ...
View news from United States Experts to Address Changing Ag Market Conditions on Friday
US - Agricultural economists from Purdue University will offer farmers and livestock producers some timely guidance on rapidly changing market conditions and a look ahead to the 2015 season in a free webinar this Friday (31 October)....
View news from New Zealand Government Help Vital to Keep Dam Project Affordable
NEW ZEALAND - A New Zealand farm body is lobbying the government to support a new dam project in the south island’s northern district....
View news from Australia Trade Agreements Deliver for the US Dairy Industry
US - Since the implementation of the Uruguay Round in 1995, which ushered in the World Trade Organization (WTO), U.S. dairy export value has risen nearly ten-fold to more than $6.7 billion, writes Jaime Castaneda, US Dairy Export Council....
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
View news from Australia El Nino Outlook Neutral for Australia
AUSTRALIA – The chance of an El Nino is at 50 per cent, which is still double the normal likelihood, says the Bureau of Meteorology....
View news from China Chinese September Milk Powder Imports Plummet Year on Year
CHINA – Imports of Whole Milk Powder into China this September were less than half the quantity of September 2013....
View news from United Kingdom Delivering Sustainable Intensification for the Future
UK - Farming for the future - delivering sustainable intensification, is the theme of this year’s National Farm Management Conference to be staged in London on Wednesday 26 November....
View news from United Kingdom Dairy Farmer Showcases Wind Turbine Success
UK – A Nottinghamshire dairy farmer has shared his wind power experiences with fellow UK farmers....
View news from United Kingdom Training Programme Seeks Farmer Mentors
UK – Aspiring dairy farmers are being urged to join a new business training programme....
Monday, October 27, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Maintain Investment in Northern Ireland’s World-class Veterinary Science Research Urges BVA
UK - Northern Ireland’s excellence in research and development (R&D) must be maintained through continued investment, British Veterinary Association (BVA) President John Blackwell has said in his speech to guests at BVA’s annual dinner at Stormont....
 
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