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11 February 2015
Rapid Decline in Australian Beef Herd
ANALYSIS - Having seen an unprecedented number of cattle sent for slaughter and live exports in 2014, the Australian cattle industry is likely to see significant adjustments over the coming years....
06 February 2015
Drought Stricken California Will See Rain, Drier in Mid West
US - California’s devastating four year drought is due to come to a long awaited end, ranchers heard at the Cattle Industry Convention this week....
30 January 2015
Feed Outlook: Arable Output to Break Records By 2018
GLOBAL – World grain stocks will tighten over the coming years but, after a small contraction, harvests will rise back to record breaking levels, predicts a grain market monitoring body....
Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
AUSTRALIA - The following report is a collection of market summaries from the previous week across Australia's territories from analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
29 January 2015
Fonterra to Reduce Global Auction Offer Amid Dry Spell
GLOBAL – Fonterra has reviewed down its milk volume forecast and planned to reduce its Global Dairy Trade offering after dry weather in the New Year. ...
Legume Varieties Surpisingly Drought Tolerant
AUSTRALIA – Australian graziers could have new legume varieties to help get them through drier weather....
28 January 2015
Food Insecurity in Conflict Areas Must be Addressed
GLOBAL - Agriculture and food security must be treated as essential components of peacebuilding and conflict resolution, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva during a special meeting of the UN Peacebuilding Commission....
Malawi Floods Require Urgent Help
MALAWI, AFRICA - Farmers in southern Malawi urgently need seeds and livestock after intense flooding destroyed their fields and homes, washing away animals and crops and threatening local food security....
26 January 2015
Drought Triggers Insurance Payout in Sahel Ahead of Humanitarian Aid
SOUTH AFRICA - ARC Insurance Company Limited (ARC Ltd) is to pay $25 million in drought insurance claims to three countries in the Sahel this month....
23 January 2015
Farmers Call for Drought Declaration
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers believes that if the government made a medium-scale adverse event declaration for some South Island provinces, it would give more emotional support to farmers than financial....
20 January 2015
Mostly "Good" Ukrainian Winter Crops After Big Export Year
UKRAINE – Crop production and exports from Ukraine increased last year and present winter crop progress is good, reports the Ministry of Agriculture Policy and Food....
19 January 2015
CME: How Do 2015 US Meat Expectations Fit With Longer Term History?
US - How do the actual results of US meat and poultry markets in 2014 and some expectations for 2015 fit with longer term history? Write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
15 January 2015
Pneumonia Vigilance Needed as 'Wonky Weather' Grabs Headlines
UK – Respiratory disease could be on the rise after a rapid eighteen degree temperature lift early in the month....
14 January 2015
USDA Reports to Support Corn Prices
US - The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the USDA has released the final estimates of the size of the 2014 US corn and soybean crops and estimates of the stocks of corn and soybeans in storage as of December 1, 2014, writes Darrel Good....
09 January 2015
Why Are Brazilian Milk Prices at a Four Year Low?
BRAZIL – Brazil’s low milk prices are the result of a milk production increase after investors were buoyed by high 2013 milk prices, say economists....
Drought and Exports Vamp Up Brazilian Cattle Prices
BRAZIL – Deteriorating pasture across many regions and more marketing opportunities abroad have kept cattle supplies tight in Brazil, where all segments of cattle reached record prices last month....
06 January 2015
Drought Situation Improves for Much of Australia
AUSTRALIA – Many of Australia’s key stocking areas got some welcome respite from prolonged dry weather to end 2014 in December with ‘above average’ rainfall for much of the region....
05 January 2015
Care For Livestock During Hot Weather, Australians Told
AUSTRALIA – Farm animals lack the temperature regulation abilities humans have, and need sufficient shelter and water during hot spells, rural Australians are hearing....
10 December 2014
Australian Farm Output Forecast Down for Next Year
AUSTRALIA - Following an estimated increase of 10 per cent in 2013-14, the gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to fall by five per cent in 2014-15, according to the latest forecast from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource...
08 December 2014
Summer All-Grazing No Longer Predominates
UK – More dairy farms keep cows inside 24 hours a day and fewer stick to traditional grazing, reveals a report of UK farms published in the American Dairy Science Association journal....
Health Templates Not Compulsory, Health Plans Are
UK – Newly introduced templates for livestock health planning for farms on a national food assurance scheme are not mandatory, a stakeholder meeting has decided....
05 December 2014
Flooding a Market Does Not Match Demand
GLOBAL - Dairy farmers are, in part, victims of their own success, producing ample milk for a market that has proved elusive this year....
04 December 2014
A$100 Million For Australian Farmers Battling Severe Drought
AUSTRALIA – Drought affected farmers have been assigned A$100 million in a new drought recovery loan scheme for those hit by severe dry weather and Indonesian cattle export disruptions....
02 December 2014
Higher Arkansas Parasite Risk This December
US - A parasite warning has been issued to farmers after near perfect conditions over recent months. ...
01 December 2014
Welsh Sheep and Dairy on Rise as Beef Contracts
WALES – Welsh dairy cow and sheep numbers have grown again as beef herd woes continue, says the Welsh Government....
"Moderate" Liver Fluke Risk For Most Irish Farms
IRELAND – Winter liver fluke risk is “moderate” for Irish livestock this year, although extra care may be needed on North West farms....
28 November 2014
High Milk Production Won’t Find the Brakes
GLOBAL - Milk prices are unlikely to recover before the second half of 2015 as major exporters continue to crank out milk and the market waits on China....
13 November 2014
Consumers Demand Piece of Mind on Welfare, Says Study
GLOBAL - Increasingly, but to different extents, consumers throughout the world want assurances that the meat and dairy products they are buying are safe to eat, nutritious and of good quality....
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