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02 October 2014
China Unlikely to Be 'White Knight' For Dairy Prices
GLOBAL – Low dairy prices are set to be prolonged in the absence of a Chinese white knight and a likelihood of strong milk production into next year, says Rabobank....
25 September 2014
How to Feed Forage to Ensure Milk Yield and Quality This Winter
UK - A poor forage year across many dairy farms means extra care this winter if milk yield and quality is to be maintained, says a new extension group ahead of a series of forage planning seminars. ...
23 September 2014
Zagreb to Host 2015 Animal Welfare Conference
CROATIA - The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) is to hold its 2015 conference with the theme 'Animal Populations – World Resources and Animal Welfare' in Zagreb on 14 and 15 July 2015. The closing date to submit a title and abstract...
22 September 2014
Farmers Told to Be Competitive, Dairy Market Will Turn
US - Current milk price cuts are a blow to confidence but the long term dairy markets outlook remains positive, says the British National Farmers Union (NFU)....
19 September 2014
More Land Fewer Harvests in Light of Climate Change
GERMANY - Most of the Earth’s agricultural land resources are already under cultivation. Climate change poses a huge challenge to global agriculture, but a new study by geographers at the Lugwig Maximilians University in Munich shows that some regions...
18 September 2014
Drought and High Prices Keep Slaughter Figures High
AUSTRALIA - The past 12 to 18 months have been remarkable in terms of the number of sheep and cattle slaughtered - the result of the ongoing drought conditions in the north of the country and the strong sheep and lamb prices, according to Meat and Livestock...
15 September 2014
European Dairy Giants Progressing in Africa
AFRICA - Europe’s dairy processing sector is looking to Africa for the latest investment opportunities in what is a continent with massive dairy potential....
05 September 2014
Australian Weekly 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)....
04 September 2014
What are Climate Change's Implications for Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - The effects of climate change on crop and food production, which are already evident in several regions of the world, show that negative impacts are more common than positive ones....
02 September 2014
No Colombian Milk Shortage, Says Livestock Group
COLOMBIA – A farm body has played down milk shortage concerns, adding that milk production has fallen slightly amid drought conditions....
27 August 2014
Dairy Still Squeezing Sheep Sector
NEW ZEALAND – Sheep numbers are still declining in New Zealand, while beef cattle numbers have lifted as dairy and related activities grow. ...
25 August 2014
Summer Mastitis Risk Highlighted
AUSTRIA – Increased pressure from mastitis through summer months can be tackled with cow cooling equipment, Austrian dairy farmers are being advised....
19 August 2014
North Island Farmers Recover from Devastating Storms
NEW ZEALAND – Dairy farmers should stock take feed and boost pasture growth following the July floods, says DairyNZ after widespread weather events have left pasture plans in ruins and ruined many feed stores....
08 August 2014
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)....
06 August 2014
Cattle Recovery to Be Smaller in Eastern States
US - Beef cow numbers will not rebound as strongly in the eastern half of the US as cattle are squeezed out by a rise in arable acreage, experts have said....
04 August 2014
Cattlefax Says Expansion Phase Is Approaching
US – Cattle markets look ‘rosy’ and are transitioning from liquidation to expansion, according to a Cattlefax analyst....
01 August 2014
MLA: Weekly 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 July 2014
EU and FAO Partner to Help Flood-Affected Serbian Farms Rebuild
SERBIA - The European Union (EU) will partner with FAO to help small-scale farmers in Serbia recover from the devastating floods of the past spring....
18 July 2014
Worries Mount Over Fonterra Price Revision
NEW ZEALAND - Alarm bells are ringing in New Zealand over the prospects of farmers losing Fonterra’s NZ$7.00 forecast pay-out....
MLA: Weekly 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)....
17 July 2014
Fight Heat Stress in Transition Barns and Beef Cattle
US - Summer brings added costs for cattlemen, but cooling cows in hot and humid weather pays off in the long run and should be done across more animals....
04 July 2014
Drought Drives Supply – When Will it End?
AUSTRALIA - The 2013-14 financial year will be remembered distinctly differently by northern and southern producers – a crippling drought for the north, while in contrast, southern producers had a tough start, before an excellent autumn break, according...
01 July 2014
How Improving Welfare Can Improve Profits
ANALYSIS - Animal welfare has moved up the agenda for livestock production and companies are now embracing the concept and wanting to understand new solutions to improving conditions for animals bred for food....
23 June 2014
Falling Agricultural Output Forecast for Australia
AUSTRALIA - A decline of between four and five per cent in agricultural output is forecast in the latest outlook from ABARES, with reductions expected in both the crop and livestock sectors. El Nino and Australia's free trade agreement with South Korea...
19 June 2014
Share-milking in New Zealand: A Changing Industry: Part Two
NEW ZEALAND - An English farming couple opted to move to New Zealand to seize their chance at farming in a country full of opportunity. ...
Invasive Weed Causing Hay Headache
US – Mild spring weather in parts of the US has led to a proliferation of crossleaf groundsel, Ohio farmers are being warned....
FAO India Head Calls on Agriculture Minister, Discusses Farming, Animal Health Issues
INDIA - Peter Kenmore, FAO Representative in India has notified the Agriculture Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh today (19 June) of the work done by FAO globally, and in India towards ensuring food security and price stability in the context of challenges...
18 June 2014
Flood Funding Needs to Recognise Value of Agriculture
UK - The National Farmers Union is calling for Defra to act on the recommendations of the Efra Select Committee’s report into this winter’s flooding which severely hit farmland across England and Wales....
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