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10 September 2014
Grass Mix Allows Cumbrians to Farm New Zealand Style
UK – A seed mixture designed to maximise grazing period has led to increased profitability by allowing earlier turnout on a North Cumbria farm....
01 September 2014
Scottish Beef Closer to 'Sustainable' Than Most
SCOTLAND – Only a few countries have beef systems close to being called sustainable but Scotland is one, says an industry report....
20 August 2014
Ryegrass Management at Heart of Tasmanian Ill-thrift
AUSTRALIA - A condition costing Tasmanian farmers over A$10 million each year could be linked to the island’s most widely used pasture grass....
19 August 2014
North Island Farmers Recover from Devastating Storms
NEW ZEALAND – Dairy farmers should stock take feed and boost pasture growth following the July floods, says DairyNZ after widespread weather events have left pasture plans in ruins and ruined many feed stores....
25 June 2014
The Two R’s Of Maintained Pasture
US – Graziers are being reminded to make note of the ‘two R’s’ of pasture management – residual leaves and rest period....
06 June 2014
FAO and Chinese Partners Working to Unlock Carbon Finance for Herders and Grazers
GLOBAL - Hundreds of millions of people around the world rely on grasslands to feed the livestock which are the foundation of their livelihoods. Yet poor land management has left large swathes of the world's grasslands degraded - an environmental problem...
05 June 2014
New Grass Mix Claims to Lift Profitability
UK - A new grass seed blend claims to boost pasture profitability for UK farmers. ...
02 June 2014
Global Significance for Tasmanian Pasture Experiment
AUSTRALIA - The results of a 12-year experiment by University of Tasmania School of Biological Science researcher Associate Professor Mark Hovenden could lead to major changes in the way farmers irrigate and fertilise the land – especially if they want...
30 May 2014
Managing White Clover Levels in Pasture
UK - By late spring the optimum level of white clover in pasture is 30 per cent of the dry matter. With the right management, it can then reach a target level of 50-60 per cent by midsummer, according to EBLEX advice....
21 May 2014
Manage Grass Through Your Boots
UK – A grass growth monitor that can be fitted to a wellington boot is to be unveiled this summer by a UK farm supplier....
14 May 2014
New Grassland Plants Make Recommended List
UK - Seven new ryegrass varieties and a red clover have been added to the 2014 Recommended Grass and Clover Lists (RGCL), which have just been published....
08 May 2014
Milder Winters Cause Grassland Headache
GLOBAL – Mild winters will require extra vigilance if extensive grassland damage at the hand of pasture pests is to be avoided, farmers are being warned....
06 May 2014
Pastures From Space and Cow Microphones
GLOBAL - Intensive dairying may lend itself to precision technologies but grass-based systems can also benefit from gadgets....
30 April 2014
Norway and Tanzania Unite in Cattle Project
TANZANIA – A University partnership drawing on Scandinavian expertise is working to lift beef and milk production from pastoral Tanzanian farming....
25 April 2014
Challenge from Dairy Sector to Make a Difference
UK - The dairy industry will need to collaborate and governments will need to step in to help the sector become more competitive if it is to meet global demand....
03 April 2014
Share Milker Praised for Attention to Detail With Pasture
NEW ZEALAND – A Kiwi tenant farmer has won best third pasture in Dairy New Zealand’s pasture renewal competition after recovering from an endophyte shortage....
26 March 2014
Weather Poses Farmer Headaches Both Sides of Atlantic
GLOBAL - Two radically different farming challenges are being presented to beef producers on each side of the Atlantic....
20 March 2014
Flood Recovery Could Benefit From 30 Day Rule
GLOBAL - European farmers looking to return cattle to pasture after a torrid New Year of flooding could do a lot worse than follow the thirty day drying rule....
28 February 2014
Higher Chance of Grass Staggers This Turn Out
UK – A wet winter and higher potassium forage levels have increased the likelihood of grass staggers....
27 February 2014
Restocking Important to Prevent Fuel Load Build-up
US - Restocking the rangelands, as well as being key for agricultural output, could be vital in reducing the chance of wildfires, according to a Texas beef expert....
20 February 2014
Mild Winter Presents Unprecedented Leatherjacket Danger
UK – Farmers in Scotland and Northern England should take immediate action against leatherjackets or risk major forage problems later in the year, seed producer Barenbrug has advised....
Areas with Pasture Reduce, but Yield Increases
BRAZIL - The fed cattle activity in Brazil has been investing in yield gains instead of opening new areas of pastures, due to the competition with other crops, such as soybean, corn and sugarcane. ...
29 January 2014
Grazing, Preparation and Endophyte Choice Key To Good Pasture
NEW ZEALAND – The secrets to a good sown pasture are good grazing management, careful preparation pre-sowing and the right endophyte....
27 January 2014
New High Sugar Grass Mix for 2014
UK – Producers are looking forward to growing a new high sugar grass mix this year following the Germinal Seeds announcement of a new tetraploid variety....
24 January 2014
Dry Weather Promotes Fieldwork, Slows Winter Forage Growth
US - Except for a very few showers, Texas remained dry during mid-January, according to the National Weather Service and reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel....
22 January 2014
Hardy Buffalo Herd is 'Production Advantage' For Colombia
COLOMBIA – Data shows Colombia has a productive advantage as the third Buffalo farming country in South America, says the Colombian Livestock Federation....
21 January 2014
Pasture Production Tops Priorities In Central Brazil
BRAZIL – Pasture production is the biggest challenge to many farmers in central Brazil, a regional taskforce has learned....
17 January 2014
Weevil Control Wasp Must Head West
NEW ZEALAND - Increasing clover root weevil populations are being seen on the West Coast, but the AgResearch-introduced biocontrol is hot on its tail....
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