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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....
Destructive Pasture Pest Heads West
NEW ZEALAND - One of New Zealand’s most serious pasture pests is on the move, this time being reported on the South Island’s west coast as parasitic controls struggle to keep up....
16 January 2014
Getting More From Your Slurry And Fewer Complaints
US – Crop and livestock farmers are proclaiming the effects of a manure manager capable of improving productivity and reducing the social impacts of slurry spreading....
13 January 2014
Competition for Farmland Changes Focus to Short-Term Fertility in 2014
US - Given current high land rent costs and fierce competition for high-quality farm ground, farmers are more focused than ever on maximizing their land’s fertility and fully utilizing all investments in the short term, especially those investments...
30 December 2013
Abandoned Farmland Widespread in Central and Eastern Europe
GLOBAL - A new study conducted for the European Commission suggests that abandoned farmland is widespread in Europe and that not all land that has been abandoned is unsuitable for farming....
27 December 2013
Variation in Land-use Intensity Leads to Higher Biodiversity
SWITZERLAND - If grassland is managed intensively, biodiversity typically declines. A new study led by Bernese plant ecologists shows that it is rare species that suffer the most....
06 December 2013
Victoria Government Pushes for Alpine Grazing Return
AUSTRALIA – An application to reintroduce alpine cattle grazing after a seven year ban has been submitted by the Victorian government....
27 November 2013
Rent and Grassland Optimisation Key for Suckler Profitability
Focusing on reducing unnecessary fixed costs could save some lowland and Less Favoured Area (LFA) suckler herds £100 per cow, according to EBLEX’s first Stocktake Report....
20 November 2013
Cutting The Cost of Winter Feeding
US - At a time of fertiliser, feed and by-product price volatility, controlling input costs through the winter is as important as ever. ...
06 November 2013
Robot to Assist in Pasture Management
NEW ZEALAND – Pasture work could be made simpler by a paddock robot built by leading experts at AgResearch New Zealand....
01 November 2013
Farmers Warned of Grassland Pests Risk
NEW ZEALAND – Farmers are being warned that numbers of grassland pests, porina and black beetle, will be ‘larger than normal’....
What Impact Has Drought Had on New Zealand?
NEW ZEALAND – Drought damage over the last year will be shown during field day events, taking place on four south island west coast farms....
09 October 2013
Weed Scientist: Control Poison Hemlock in the Fall
US - Crop and livestock producers with poison hemlock in their pastures, crops or ditches should consider treating the weed in the fall, a Purdue Extension weed specialist says....
27 September 2013
Sustainable Livestock Production is Possible
UK - New research advocates use of pastures with shrubs and trees as it is more sustainable, improving animal welfare and increasing biodiversity. ...
18 September 2013
Could Grass Roots Save us From Climate Change?
GLOBAL – A tropical grass could hold the key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from livestock. ...
Technical Soil Conference Looks at 'Hidden' Asset
UK - Soil and nutrient interaction will be part of many topics discussed at a one day soil conference at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on Tuesday 22 October. ...
12 September 2013
Ohio Farmers Warned Against Cutting Hay too Late
US – Cutting pastures too late will reduce storage of carbohydrates in roots and impact winter survival chances, pasture farmers have been warned....
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