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20 February 2017
Groups Welcome Scott Pruitt as New EPA Administrator
US - Last week, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) welcomed Scott Pruitt's confirmation as administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ...
Cattle Dying of Starvation at Amrut Mahal Breeding Centre
INDIA - A shortage of fodder and drinking water has claimed the lives of seven cattle at Amruth Mahal Kaval sub-breeding centre at Rayasandra, Nuggehalli, in Karnataka....
17 February 2017
Climate Change May Hit India's Milk Products by 3M Tonnes/Year by 2020
INDIA - India, the world's largest milk producer, may see a loss of milk production by over 3 million tonnes (MT) per year by 2020 due to frequent climate change and it may also lead to a decline in per capita consumption, industry experts said. ...
16 February 2017
Drought Hits Dairy Farming; Milk Production Down by 40,000 L/D
INDIA - Acute shortage of water and green fodder has severely hit dairy farming in Chamarajanagar District of Karnataka. The prevailing drought has reduced milk production significantly. According to Chamarajanagar Milk Union Ltd (Chamul) sources, the...
15 February 2017
Drought Pushing Food Prices Up Sharply in East Africa
EAST AFRICA - Drought throughout East Africa has sharply curbed harvests and pushed the prices of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels, posing a heavy burden to households and special risks for pastoralists in the region....
13 February 2017
Investment in Cattle Sector in Province of Villa Clara
CUBA - The province of Villa Clara has begun an investment process in the cattle sector with the installation of 50 turbines to extract deep water sites with an investment process in the cattle sector which includss 86 new pumps....
02 February 2017
DairyNZ Backs Down as Greenpeace Launches New Video
NEW ZEALAND - As DairyNZ backs down from a public fight over a controversial TV ad, Greenpeace has released a new video about industrial dairying and polluted rivers....
27 January 2017
Canada Adds Extra Funds for Key FAO Work on Food Safety
CANADA - Canada this week made an announcement to contribute an additional $1 million to international bodies that develop the standards for food safety and plant protection....
23 January 2017
Kleefisch Pledges Support to Wisconsin Dairy Community
US - If Wisconsin is to remain known for dairy farming and food, state government must provide farmers with tools for success, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch told hundreds of farmers and others last week at a dairy conference....
12 January 2017
Greenpeace Calls on Dairy Industry to Come Clean
NEW ZEALAND - Despite widespread public concern over New Zealand's polluted rivers and lakes, the dairy industry plans to push the national dairy herd to record numbers....
11 January 2017
Queensland Cattle Producers Predict High Prices in 2017
AUSTRALIA - Queensland cattle producers are looking forward to the year ahead, although they do not doubt there will be some challenges....
30 December 2016
PFA Fails to Take Milk, Water Sample from Dairies in Rawalpindi
PAKISTAN - The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has failed to take even a single sample of milk and water from dairies in Rawalpindi, which has allowed the milk mafia to continuously play with the lives of innocent public by selling unhygienic milk....
28 December 2016
Commission to Inspect Milk, Water Companies
PAKISTAN - The Supreme Court yesterday formed a local commission to inspect different milk and water companies with directions to Punjab Food Authority to ensure completion of reports on samples taken from the local companies....
07 December 2016
Summit Showcases Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance
US - A new Wisconsin-based initiative aimed at fostering continuous improvement throughout the dairy supply chain took center stage recently at a national summit exploring the growing sustainability movement in agriculture....
17 October 2016
GRSB Conference Continues Sustainable Beef Conversation
ANALYSIS - Nearly 225 beef value chain stakeholders from 15 countries around the world participated in seminars and moderated discussions focused on advocating for continuous improvement in the global beef value chain during the 2016 Global Conference...
26 August 2016
Trade Deals Could Buffer Financial Losses in Agriculture from Climate Change
GLOBAL - Global warming could create substantial economic damage in agriculture, a new study conducted by a team of scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research finds. ...
25 August 2016
New Tool Can Help Farmers Improve Productivity and Reduce Emissions
GLOBAL - A new and interactive tool from FAO allows farmers, policy makers and scientists to calculate meat, milk and eggs production as well as greenhouse-gas emissions from livestock to make the sector more productive and more climate-friendly....
24 August 2016
Dairy Farm Profitability Impacted by Future Climate Change, Models Show
AUSTRALIA - On current 2040 climate projections, all three farms modelled in Dairy Australia’s three year-long Dairy Business for Future Climates (DBfFC) research project would be less profitable if they continued to farm exactly as they do today....
23 June 2016
Will El Niño Bring a La Niña Drought to the US Midwest?
ANALYSIS - As the US Midwest comes out of its very strong El Niño, it could transition into La Niña. Could that mean drought for Midwest farmers? ...
17 June 2016
Researchers Investigate Economic Impact of Climate Change on Farms
US - An interdisciplinary team from the University of Illinois recently investigated the effects of climate change on farmland values in the Southwestern United States....
18 May 2016
Low-Flow Sprinklers Can Cool Cows Just as Effectively
US - Dairies use intermittent sprinkler systems to cool cows in warm weather, but little experimental work has been done to determine how much water is needed to achieve beneficial effects. ...
11 May 2016
How Are US Dairy Operations Impacting Water Quality?
ANALYSIS - The tremendous increase in productivity and efficiency in the US dairy industry has also come with an array of negative environmental impacts that are a major challenge from a sustainability perspective, reports Sarah Mikesell, live from the...
26 April 2016
How Much Water Does it Take to Produce Meat?
ANALYSIS - As the demand for meat grows around the world and production rises, the pressure on global water resources is also growing, writes Chris Harris....
29 March 2016
Industry Insights: Global Trends in Ag Equipment
ANALYSIS - While the underlying trend in agricultural equipment has been Tier 4 final solutions, a diversified customer base and a growing population's sustainable use of natural resources, specifically water, are key drivers of the global market....
08 March 2016
Australian Cattle on Feed at Record Levels
ANALYSIS - Cattle in Australian feedlots reached record levels in the final quarter of 2015 with 997,765 head on feed, with the increase driven by more cattle in the large NSW feedlots, which offset a small decline in Queensland....
12 February 2016
Survey Results Show Flood Damage Cost Cumbria Farmers Thousands
UK - Farmers who suffered flood damage in the worst hit areas of Cumbria have responded to an industry led survey and the results are staggering....
11 February 2016
Keeping Dry Cows Cool Promotes Herd Productivity, Research Shows
AUSTRALIA - The impacts hot weather can have on milking herds are well-known and dairy farmers throughout mainland Australia employ shade and evaporative cooling, with supporting herd management strategies, to prevent heat stress and keep their milking...
02 February 2016
South African Drought: No Relief in Sight
SOUTH AFRICA - In spite of wide spread rain over many parts of the drought-stricken summer rainfall area of South Africa, chances remain low that the impact of drought will soon be broken. Glenneis Kriel reports....
 
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