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18 September 2019
Lithuanian Farmers Sell Off Cows to Poland, Saying Dairy Farming Unsustainable
LITHUANIA - Low milk prices are pushing small and medium-sized farms to sell off their cows, mostly to Poland. Over the last year, one in eight milk farmers have closed the business. Some also struggle to source enough feed for the animals after a prolonged...
09 September 2019
Weather Delays, Brexit Uncertainty Continue to Disrupt Scotland’s Harvest
SCOTLAND, UK - For many Scottish growers, a week of continuous rain has brought harvest to a halt and the volume of rain makes accessing fields with heavy harvesting equipment challenging....
29 August 2019
Positives of Climate Change? Research Shows Ag, Economic Possibilities
US - Depending on your side of the aisle, climate change either elicits doomsday anxiety or unabashed skepticism. Jason Hubbart, director of Institute of Water Security and Science at West Virginia University, takes a more centered approach....
02 August 2019
CME: Toll Taken by Wet Weather, Muddy Conditions in Feedlots
US - Metrics on cattle feeding operations performance for June has been published by Kansas State University in recent days. The overriding theme continues to be the toll taken by wet weather and muddy conditions in feedlots during the winter and spring,...
22 July 2019
Fodder Crisis Hits Cattle Rearing in Flood-affected District
BANGLADESH - Cattle rearing in flood-affected areas of Lalmonirhat is severely affected for lack of green fodder due to rising floodwaters in Teesta and Dharla rivers for the last one week....
19 July 2019
CME: Drought Monitor Shows Few Trouble Spots Across US
US - While crop conditions remain a concern, one of the key figures in the crop progress for cattle producers is pasture and range conditions, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
18 July 2019
Rising CO2, Climate Change Projected to Reduce Availability of Nutrients
GLOBAL - One of the biggest challenges to reducing hunger and undernutrition around the world is to produce foods that provide not only enough calories but also make enough necessary nutrients widely available. ...
03 July 2019
CME: Rainy Weather a Boon to Pasture, Range Conditions Across Most of US
US - The rainy weather that has been a major obstacle to getting spring crops planted this year has been a boon to pasture and range conditions across most of the US, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
02 July 2019
Communities Urged to Revive Livestock Feedlots
ZIMBABWE - The government has called for the revival of community livestock feedlots in Matabeleland South Province in order to save thousands of animals that are under threat from perennial drought....
01 July 2019
Dry Conditions Get Manitoba Beef Producers Worried About Livestock Feed
CANADA - Dry conditions in the province have some Manitoba beef producers worried about how they will feed their cattle. ...
21 June 2019
CME: Drought Pressure Minimal for Much of US
US - Drought pressure appears to be minimal for much of the country at this time and, combined with good moisture conditions earlier in the spring, it has resulted in one of the best pasture conditions of the last 25 years, according to Steiner Consulting...
19 June 2019
Costs, Weather Hit Dairy Farmer Confidence and Profits
AUSTRALIA - Costs are crippling the nation's dairy farmers with only a third positive about the future of the industry....
13 June 2019
New Independent Climate Change Inquiry in Scotland to Map Positive Path for Farming, Food Production
SCOTLAND, UK - A new Independent Climate Change Inquiry is to explore how a low carbon landscape can support a bright future for farming and food. ...
05 June 2019
Drought Threatens to Wipe Out Over Half of Zimbabwe’s Cattle
ZIMBABWE - Farmers and livestock experts say escalating diseases, as well as the devastating effects of the El Niño-induced drought, have combined to put millions of animals at risk of dying....
03 June 2019
Israeli Dairy School Presents Management Seminar, Tour for US Producers
Haifa, Israel — The Israeli Dairy School will offer a Dairy Herd Management Seminar and Tour of Israel from January 5-11, 2020. An opportunity to learn about the Israeli dairy industry’s success, the Seminar offers American dairy farmers an introduction...
21 May 2019
150,000 Growers and 16 Million Acres Impacted by US Midwest Flooding
The Midwest flooding crisis has already damaged grain and potentially many grain bin structures and is expected to present problems into July, impacting the current planting season. ...
17 May 2019
Uphill Task for Livestock Farmers
NAMIBIA - Farmers will have to pay more to sustain their livestock until the next rainy season, the Namibia Agricultural Union said....
15 May 2019
CME: Weather Plays Major Role in Dressed Cattle Weights
US - Cattle dressed weights rose above a year ago for the week ending 20 April after 22 weeks straight of weights coming in below 2018’s, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
14 May 2019
Ninh Thuận Livestock Farmers Struggle to Feed Animals Due to Drought
VIETNAM - Farmers in Ninh Thuận Province, which has the largest number of cattle and sheep and goats in the country, are struggling to find natural food for their animals since prolonged hot weather has parched their pastures....
03 May 2019
Livestock Farming has Key Role in Tackling Climate Change
SCOTLAND, UK - The intrinsic role of livestock production in Scotland as part of the solution to tackling climate change is being emphasised by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
02 May 2019
Warm Temperatures See Dairy Production Levels Dive
NEW ZEALAND - Hot weather earlier in the year is being blamed for a marked drop in dairy production during March, compared with the same period last year. ...
01 May 2019
CME: Several Factors Affect Cattle Industry in 2019
US - Tight hay stocks, poor feedlot performance, and strong winter storms have taken its toll on many throughout the cattle industry this year, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
30 April 2019
For Low-income Countries, Climate Action Pays Off by 2050
GLOBAL - Successful global efforts to substantially limit greenhouse gas emissions would likely boost GDP growth of poorer countries over the next 30 years....
15 April 2019
Drought Pushes Dairy Processors to Milk Kenyans Dry
KENYA - Processors have reduced the prices of raw milk despite a high demand for the commodity, which is in short supply because of the prolonged drought, leaving farmers angry and analysts puzzled....
08 April 2019
CME: Major Cattle Feeding Stations Battle Harsh Winter Weather
US - Data reported by Kansas State University (Focus on Feedlots closeout comparison for February) showed the impacts of severe winter weather and very muddy feedlot conditions, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
01 April 2019
FAO Urges Immediate Help for Mozambique's Livestock, Fisheries Sectors
MOZAMBIQUE - The lives and livelihoods of farmers and fishers in the three Southern African countries hit by Tropical Cyclone Idai are under severe threat, with communities in Mozambique bearing a particularly heavy burden. ...
12 March 2019
CME: Number of Cattle Placed into Feedlots During January Reduced
US - Last Friday, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the 1 January monthly "Cattle on Feed" report. Compared to pre-report estimated by industry analysts, the news was neutral (see table below), reports Steiner Consulting...
21 February 2019
Oxford Study Says Climate-friendly Labriculture Depends on Energy Revolution
UK - Currently proposed types of lab-grown meat cannot provide a cure-all for the detrimental climate impacts of meat production without a large-scale transition to a decarbonised energy system, a new study has found....
 
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