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06 September 2018
New Grassland Improvement Programme Looking for Farmers
UK - Beef and sheep farms are needed for a new project which will help farmers across Great Britain improve management of their grassland....
27 August 2018
Industry Collaborates to Improve Beef Feed Guidelines
UK - Acting on the outcome of an industry review, AHDB Beef & Lamb is funding a five-year collaborative project to deliver improved beef cattle feeding guidelines....
09 August 2018
IFA: FMP Welcomes Retailer Moves to Support Irish Liquid Milk Hit by Drought
IRELAND - IFA President, Joe Healy, has acknowledged the move by retailer Iceland, to support Irish liquid milk farmers, who are experiencing extreme financial pressure as a result of the extended drought this summer....
08 August 2018
CME: Approx. 20% of Continental US in State of Severe Drought
US - USDA NASS has released the "Crop Progress" report updating field conditions for major crops and seasonally - May through October - pasture and range conditions, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
06 August 2018
NZ Dairy Season Kicks Off with Reasonable Weather Outlook
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy cows around the country tend to freshen in the month of August and grass growth becomes important as production ramps up with warmer weather. ...
03 August 2018
IFA: Minister Creed Needs to Deliver Real Measures to Help Farmers Affected by Drought
IRELAND - While visiting a number of drought-hit farms in the South East yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said that Minister Michael Creed needs to deliver real measures to help farmers on the ground....
27 July 2018
Forage Shortage Becoming Critical
UK - “The continuing dry weather is of great concern and for parts of the UK the forecast is for no rain for at least another 10 days,” says David Donaldson, National Nutritionist with The Dairy Group....
23 July 2018
More Accurate Estimates of Methane Emissions from Dairy Cattle Developed
GLOBAL - Leading the worldwide effort to get a better handle on methane emissions from animals, an international consortium of researchers devised more accurate models to estimate the amount of the potent greenhouse gas produced by dairy cattle....
20 July 2018
Farmers Urged to Act Now to Limit Drought Impact on Feed Stocks
UK - Livestock farmers are being urged to take steps now to make the most of feed stocks and limit the effects of the exceptionally dry conditions on farm....
IFA Says Failure to Increase June Milk Prices Must be Offset by Co-ops
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said farmers would be disappointed by the majority of co-ops which, thus far, have held the June milk price base when market returns justified an increase of at least 1c/l....
13 July 2018
Increase in Number of Dairy Cattle Out to Pasture
NETHERLANDS - The number of dairy cattle moved out to pasture rose by about 2 per cent to 1.16 million in 2017 according to provisional figures supplied by the national statistics office CBS published on Thursday....
12 July 2018
20% of Americans Responsible for Almost Half of US Food-related GHGs
US - On any given day, 20 per cent of Americans account for nearly half of US diet-related greenhouse gas emissions, and high levels of beef consumption are largely responsible, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan and...
10 July 2018
New 'Fight the Fluke' Video Highlights Importance of Control
UK - With farmers facing significant livestock losses from liver fluke, AHDB Beef & Lamb and Moredun Research Institute are acting to help improve understanding and develop effective control methods....
09 July 2018
Cow Signals Workshops Help Improve Farmers' Understanding of Their Cows
UK - Dairy farmers can improve the health and production of their cows by making small changes to their buildings that encourage them to express their natural behaviour....
29 June 2018
Climate Change Bill Threatens Disaster for Scottish Livestock Sector, Says QMS
SCOTLAND, UK - A stark warning that the Scottish Parliament’s Climate Change Bill could prove disastrous for the Scottish livestock sector has come from Jim McLaren, Chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
28 June 2018
CME: COF Report on High Side of Analysts' Pre-report Estimates
US - Last Friday, USDA-NASS released the "Cattle on Feed" report providing an updated look at feedlots with a capacity greater than 1000 head. The inventory came in on the high side of analysts’ pre-report estimates, showed marketings equal to expectations,...
18 June 2018
FrieslandCampina Notes Increase in Dairy Farms with Outdoor Grazing Cows for 4th Consecutive Year
NETHERLANDS - According to notifications for the meadow season 2018, this year 303 member dairy farms of FrieslandCampina choose to put their cows out into the meadows. ...
31 May 2018
Regular Weighing Makes All the Difference to Calf Mortality
UK - Dairy Consultant Andy Dodd will once more emphasize the significant difference routine weighing of growing calves can have at the final meeting of AHDB’s Calf to Calving (C2C) project in Aberdeen on Tuesday, 5 June....
25 May 2018
Nature Conservancy Teams with Nestlé Purina, Cargill to Sustainability of Improve Beef Supply Chain
US - The Nature Conservancy, in collaboration with Nestlé Purina and Cargill, is launching a three-year water project to improve the sustainability of the beef supply chain. This project is expected to reduce the environmental impact of row crop irrigation...
23 May 2018
Research Aimed at Nitrite Poisoning Leads to Methane Mitigation
US - Two government researchers and a college graduate student aiming at one issue in the cattle industry are finding they can address two issues - nitrite poisoning and methane emissions - with an animal probiotic they are developing....
21 May 2018
Huge Opportunities for Farmer-to-farmer Learning This Summer
UK - UK farmers and growers will have access to more than 50 farmer-to-farmer learning events this summer....
16 May 2018
CME: latest 'Hay Stocks' Report Shows Availability of Pastures Down
US - Last week USDA-NASS released the first week of pasture and range conditions for the US. This weekly update provides a barometer for cattle forage conditions across the country, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
10 May 2018
New Varieties Added to Recommended Grass, Clover Lists
UK - Farmers wanting to improve their grassland can now choose from 11 new varieties of ryegrass and one white clover variety when planning for reseeding....
02 May 2018
New Origin Brand Unveiled by Beef + Lamb New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - A blueprint and a new brand designed to capture more value for New Zealand’s sheepmeat and beef overseas has been unveiled today by Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ)....
18 April 2018
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....
12 April 2018
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....
11 April 2018
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. ...
21 March 2018
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....
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