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02 April 2014
Tough Winter Claims More Livestock in US
US - Higher death loss rates are being reported across all ages of cattle in Kentucky as veterinarians assess the impact of a very testing winter....
01 April 2014
USDA Estimates Reasonably Close to Expectations
US - The USDA's much anticipated estimates of March 1 grain stocks and 2014 planting intentions released today contained a few surprises, but no major shocks, writes Darrel Good....
28 March 2014
Cattle Slaughter Rates Higher in Chile
CHILE – A dry forage season has preceded higher cattle slaughter through the first quarter of 2014, the Ministry of Agriculture (ODEPA) has announced....
26 March 2014
Weather Poses Farmer Headaches Both Sides of Atlantic
GLOBAL - Two radically different farming challenges are being presented to beef producers on each side of the Atlantic....
21 March 2014
How Long Will Current US Dairy Margins Last?
US - Market factors mean younger US dairymen are currently seeing more profitability in dairy farming than at any point in their careers, says Pennsylvania University’s latest outlook....
Winter Crop Areas Up, Livestock Down
SCOTLAND, UK - A first look towards this year’s harvest shows an increase in winter crop areas but livestock numbers have continued to fall....
20 March 2014
Thousand Cattle Killed By Drought and Ragwort Combination
ARGENTINA – Over a thousand cattle have perished from starvation and weed poisoning in the Misiones region because of pasture shortage and an abundance of Ragwort....
Flood Recovery Could Benefit From 30 Day Rule
GLOBAL - European farmers looking to return cattle to pasture after a torrid New Year of flooding could do a lot worse than follow the thirty day drying rule....
18 March 2014
Freak Hail Kills 500 Cattle
INDIA – Extreme unseasonal hail storms have claimed the lives of over 500 cattle in a town to the north east of Mumbai....
13 March 2014
Long-term Support for Farming, Fishing Communities in the Philippines
PHILIPPINES - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has witnessed the positive results of FAO's Typhoon Haiyan response programme and committed FAO to supporting the recovery of fishing and farming livelihoods in the longer term....
10 March 2014
Dutch and Spanish Lead Herd Increase Ahead of Quota Removal
EU - Europe’s dairy herd grew in 2013 as the industry advanced to milk quota removal, a new European Commission (EC) report shows....
05 March 2014
Drought Down Under: What is the Cost?
AUSTRALIA – Drought has held Australia’s broadacre production back 11 per cent this millennium, according to a new Australian government report....
27 February 2014
El Nino to Impact Americas, Australia, India, China this Summer
ANALYSIS – An El Nino weather event is forecast to develop which should create ideal growing crop conditions in the US, but drier weather is expected in Brazil, Australia, India and China, writes Sarah Mikesell, 5m senior editor. ...
Recovery Fund for Flooded Farmers
UK - The UK government has set out four key areas for recovery for British farming following the devastation caused by recent floods....
What Might it Take to Rebuild the Beef Herd?
ANALYSIS – Up to 30 per cent of heifers may have to be retained this year on some ranches as US beef embarks on a mission to rebuild breeding cow numbers....
UK Vets Warn of Animal Health Dangers from Receding Floodwater
UK - Vets at the British Veterinary Association (BVA) are warning animal owners in flood-stricken areas to be aware of the new dangers posed by receding flood waters....
25 February 2014
Farming Weathers Recession to Deliver for Nation’s Economy
UK - Farming is delivering for the nation’s economy and bucking the trend as one of the few success stories during the recession, a new NFU report has revealed today (Tuesday)....
21 February 2014
Calls Made to Rethink Shannon Flood Basin
IRELAND – Flood basin management of the Shannon river and its tributaries needs rethinking, according to a cattle industry spokesman reacting to recent floods....
18 February 2014
NFU Thankful for Farm Bill, Livestock Disaster Programs
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has expressed the NFU's thanks for the disaster programs included in the recently passed Farm Bill....
17 February 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). ...
14 February 2014
Consensus on Strong 2014 Dairy Demand
GLOBAL - World milk demand will remain robust throughout 2014 and stay supported by China’s rapidly expanding ‘wildcard’ market, say dairy markets experts....
13 February 2014
Hot, Dry Summer Likely, but Possible Moisture Relief this Fall
US - Texas State Climatologist Dr John Nielsen-Gammon said there’s a chance that an El Niño might develop later this year, but even if it does, its effects will not be in time to offset another dry, hot summer....
11 February 2014
Dairy Shipment Confirms Argentinian Recovery
ARGENTINA – A milk powder delivery has been confirmed for Saudi Arabia by an expanding dairy processor in Entre Rios after a period of steady improvement for dairying....
Agriculture Takes Centre Stage at Upcoming Australian Conference
AUSTRALIA - Final preparations are underway for ABARES Outlook 2014, Australia’s premier agricultural conference, which will be held in Canberra on 4 and 5 March this year....
10 February 2014
NFU President Outlines Flooding Concerns
UK - Following a visit to flood-hit areas of Somerset, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, NFU President Peter Kendall has said Britain needs more resilient and better managed flood defences to protect life and the environment....
06 February 2014
Dry January Underpins Increased National Cattle Throughput
AUSTRALIA - National cattle supply for January at markets reported by Meat and Livestock Australia’s NLRS was up 15 per cent year-on-year, with almost all states recording higher throughput, underpinned by the prolonged hot and dry conditions across...
NFU: Lessons Must be Learned from Severe Flooding
UK - Government must learn important lessons from the severe flooding that is continuing to damage many rural communities not just in Somerset but across the country,according to the National Farmers' Union....
05 February 2014
February Weather Outlook: Prepare for More of the Same
US - If you're hoping for an early end to winter, keep on dreaming. The bitterly cold temperatures and frequent snow showers of the past two months will continue through February, the Indiana State Climate Office says....
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