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23 April 2018
Planning safe grazing key to beating parasites at grass
For cattle farmers, this spring brings a range of challenges....
19 April 2018
CME: Number of Average Cattle on Feed on 1 April Expected to be Higher Than a Year Ago
US - USDA will issue its feedlot inventory survey at the end of this week and the following table summarizes the forecasts of 11 analysts polled by Urner Barry, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
18 April 2018
US Farmers, Ranchers Bracing for Tough Times Amid Trade Dispute
US - From the Texas Gulf Coast to the American heartland, ranchers, farmers and petrochemical producers are expressing uneasiness over the growing US-China trade friction....
FrieslandCampina on Full Speed Ahead Towards Sustainable Milk
NETHERLANDS - Earlier this week, FrieslandCampina announced that it will accelerate and further expedite its purpose driven strategy "nourishing by nature" with an even stronger commitment to sustainability....
16 April 2018
Feed efficiency drive puts yeast efficacy under the spotlight
With milk producers continuing to look for opportunities to increase margins, the role of yeasts in improving rumen function and feed efficiency is increasingly under the spotlight. But not all yeasts are the same, warns Dr Derek McIlmoyle, AB Vista EMEA...
12 April 2018
CME: No Surprises Found in Latest WASDE Forecasts
US - The World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report was published on Tuesday (10 April) by USDA. Market analysts found no surprises in the feedstuff and animal-based protein WASDE forecasts....
Livestock Production Much Smaller Challenge to Global Food Security
GLOBAL - Humans face mounting challenges when it comes to finding ways to sustainably feed an exploding population. As populations become wealthier and more urbanized, the demand for animal products continues to climb....
Important Issues Drive Agenda for Leading Animal Nutrition Conference
CANADA - There's still time to register for the 2nd Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada from 2-3 May in Edmonton....
11 April 2018
FAO Food Price Index Rises for Second Consecutive Month
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index rose in March, driven by robust increases in grains and dairy prices....
Cows Happily Outside at Opening of Farmer Season
NETHERLANDS - Campina celebrated the start of the farmer season with the first outdoor grazing at the farm of farmer Niels in Leusden on Monday 9 April. ...
Funding Needed to Help Farmers During Fodder Crisis, IFA Says
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to allocate a dedicated budget for farmers in urgent need of help to get them through the fodder crisis....
10 April 2018
KORUS FTA Causes Major Losses to Korean Red Meat, Soybean Industry
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea’s agriculture, livestock, and seafood industries suffered around one trillion won (about $1 billion) in production losses in the five years after the South Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) took effect, a report shows....
Coop Switzerland Launches Locally-Sourced Dairy Range
SWITZERLAND - Swiss retailer Coop has launched a new dairy product line sourced from cows fed exclusively on Swiss hay....
05 April 2018
NFU Urges Plan to Protect Family Farmers from Brunt of Trade War
US – In the latest of a series of tariff threats exchanged between the United States and China, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) has announced plans to impose a 25 per cent tariff on $50 billion worth of US goods, including soybeans corn, beef,...
Tyson Foods Sets 2M Acre Land Stewardship Target
US - Tyson Foods, Inc. has committed to support improved environmental practices on two million acres of corn by the end of 2020. It is the largest-ever land stewardship commitment by a US protein company and supports Tyson Foods’ recently announced...
27 March 2018
CME: Key Numbers in Latest COF Report Higher Than Expected
US - All key numbers in the latest 'Cattle on Feed' report were higher than analysts were expecting and the results may be construed as moderately bearish for futures when they open on Monday, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
23 March 2018
CME: Fed Cattle Futures Once Again Lower on Mid-W12
US - Fed cattle futures were lower once again on Wednesday, with April cattle down 187 points and June cattle down 162 points from the previous close, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
22 March 2018
Quick Tip: Cattle health, nutrition and their role in implant program success
Beef producers can help improve implant program success by prioritizing the health and nutrition of their cattle....
21 March 2018
CME: Canadian Inventory of All Cattle, Calves up 1.4% as of 1 January
US - Last Friday afternoon, CanFax released their monthly compilation of Canadian cattle on-feed. Those data include two provinces, Alberta and Saskatchewan, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Environmentally Friendly Cattle Production a Reality
US - Three hundred years ago, enormous herds of bison, antelope and elk roamed North America, and the land was pristine and the water clean....
09 March 2018
In-depth Mineral Review Provides Foundational Resource for Dairy Scientists
US - Life is dependent on minerals. Accordingly, the diets of animals must contain certain minerals in both large amounts, via marcrominerals, and small amounts, via microminerals....
08 March 2018
Estimates Overstated for Mongolian Rangelands Damaged by Livestock
MONGOLIA - Livestock and wildlife graze on rangelands, grasslands, savannas and marshes that cover 45 per cent of Earth's land surface. Damage or degradation on these lands is a major concern globally, and the subject of widespread scientific study in...
Rabobank: Big Dry Leads Farmers to Sell Cattle
AUSTRALIA - Cattle farmers have stopped restocking their herds and are selling more cattle for slaughter because of dry conditions in many regions of Australia, says agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank....
02 March 2018
Land O'Lakes Reports 2017 Record Earnings Up Compared to Previous Year
US - Driven by strong performance across its portfolio and strategic growth across the business, Land O'Lakes, Inc. yesterday reported record earnings for the year ending 31 December 2017, up 14 per cent from 2016....
01 March 2018
CME: Steer, Heifer Marketings from Larger Commercial Feedlots Up 6%
US - The majority of federal inspected steer and heifer slaughter comes from commercial feedlots with capacities of 1,000 head or greater, which is reported by USDA-National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) on a monthly basis, according to Steiner...
28 February 2018
Farmers Re-house Livestock, Prepare for Difficult Days Ahead
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has described farming conditions since the first fall of snow yesterday as "difficult and challenging", with some dairy farmers struggling to keep water supplies flowing in milking parlours. In addition, livestock farmers...
Forage-based Diets on Dairy Farms Produce Nutritionally Enhanced Milk
US - Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are essential human nutrients, yet consuming too much omega-6 and too little omega-3 can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes. Today, Americans consume 10 to 15 grams of omega-6 for every...
27 February 2018
CME: Largest February COF Inventory Since 2012
US - The 1 February cattle on feed inventory in +1000 head capacity lots was 11.630 million head, 7.9 per cent higher than a year ago, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
 
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