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20 October 2021
Cattle research project helps slash costs and farming emissions
Results from a UK research project shows that the beef industry's annual feed bills can be reduced by as much as £12.5 million over 20 years thanks to improved genetic selection that targets feed efficiency. ...
NUQO partners with Austrian university to develop algae-based livestock feed
Feed additive company NUQO has partnered with the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria to research the potential of metabolites from plants and seaweeds for the animal health and feed industry. ...
18 October 2021
US redoubles efforts to monitor carbon levels in soil with $10 million investment
The USDA has launched the first phase of soil carbon monitoring efforts through an initiative with the Conservation Reserve Program....
12 October 2021
It's the perfect time to address soil compaction in grassland
Autumn is the time to address soil compaction, according to independent soil scientist, Chris Duller, who urges producers to repair any damage to grassland incurred through the previous grazing season....
11 October 2021
Queens University researchers trial willow as climate-friendly feed
In the run up to Cop26, scientists at the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast are investigating a range of sustainable, natural resources with potential to greatly reduce agricultural emissions – by as much as 50%....
How to safely graze frosted sorghums
The first light frosts are only weeks away in the US Midwest. However, planning for these events should be considered by producers grazing plants in the sorghum family. ...
08 October 2021
Audit finds that JBS purchased over 300,000 cattle from “irregular” farms in the Amazon
A 2020 audit of JBS reveals that the meat processor bought 301,000 cattle , nearly one third of their supply, from ranches with “irregularities” such as illegal deforestation....
US invests over $146 million in sustainable ag research
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced an investment of more than $146 million in sustainable agriculture research projects that will make the American farm and food system more resilient to climate challenges....
How livestock might be the secret to restoring our soil
Allan Savory tells a story about the time a bull rhino wandered into his camp while he (Allan, not the rhino) was taking a bath....
01 October 2021
China's farmers face more pain as power crunch drives up feed costs
China's huge livestock sector is facing a hike in feed costs as the country's worst power outages in years forces soybean crushing plants to close, diving down supplies and sending prices higher, analysts and industry participants said....
27 September 2021
Predicting future key to irrigation efficiency for Australian dairy farmer
As a volunteer rural firefighter, Peter Williams is used to checking weather forecasts often. As part of that role, it’s important to predict upcoming fire danger from wind, but it’s the predicted rainfall that he’s more concerned with on the Williams’...
24 September 2021
Animal nutrition companies in Northern Ireland partner with AFBI to improve nitrogen-use-efficiency for dairy cattle
Two of Northern Ireland’s leading animal nutrition companies, John Thompsons and Sons Ltd and Trouw Nutrition Ltd, are partnering with scientists at AFBI to develop strategies to improve nitrogen-use-efficiency by dairy cows....
17 September 2021
Cow diets containing milled rapeseed reduces the methane emitted by cattle
In addition to reducing methane emissions, the new diet decreased the proportion of saturated fatty acids in milk – without reducing milk output....
13 September 2021
Louis Dreyfus completes stake sale to Abu Dhabi's ADQ
Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) has completed the sale of a 45% indirect stake to Abu Dhabi holding firm ADQ, marking the arrival of the first non-family shareholder in the agricultural commodity group's 170-year history....
UGA researcher uses 'cotton cake' as protein supplement in dairy cattle diets
John Bernard, a professor and dairy scientist at the University of Georgia Tifton campus, has found “cotton cake” to be an effective protein supplement for dairy cattle....
08 September 2021
Power outages slash US Gulf Coast grain exports even as river reopens
Grain exports from US Gulf Coast terminals in southern Louisiana remained severely limited on 7 September, even after the US Coast Guard reopened the lower Mississippi River to shipping traffic over the weekend....
06 September 2021
Fall armyworm marching from US South to Midwest, damaging pastures, soybeans, lawns
The fall armyworm outbreak of 2021 is going to be one to remember. It's not just hitting the south this year, but fall armyworms are marching north into the Midwestern states like Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Iowa....
Global soybean shortage could mean a surge in non-GM food prices
French feed makers are warning that shortages of suitable soybeans could raise prices for meat, eggs and milk labelled GM-free by up to 10%....
30 August 2021
The French R&D framework for beef production
Highly ranked for its integration and strength, France has one of the best frameworks for beef research and development in Europe. Well-functioning systems connect people and knowledge, and help farmers tackle top-of-mind challenges, both current and...
Trouw Nutrition and Wageningen University strengthen collaboration on sustainable livestock production
Trouw Nutrition and Wageningen University are strengthening their collaborative efforts to accelerate research and innovation into sustainable livestock production. ...
26 August 2021
DSM's We Make It Possible is innovating, transforming industry one year post-launch
As the world’s population grows to 9.7 billion by 2050, and human-derived Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from animal agriculture rise past 14.5%, the world is faced with serious challenges that, without change, will have detrimental and irreversible...
La Nina events could hurt Argentina's corn and soy crops
Argentina's corn and soy crops and subsequent export logistics could come head to head with dry La Nina weather, analysts say. ...
16 August 2021
“Once in 100 years” drought seen affecting Argentine grains exports into next year
A once-a-century drought has lowered the water level of Argentina's main grains transport river, reducing farm exports and boosting logistics costs in a trend that meteorologists said will likely continue into next year....
12 August 2021
Targeted grazing helps contain wildfires in the US Great Basin
Using cattle grazing to create firebreaks on landscapes invaded by cheatgrass has successfully contained three rangeland wildfires in four years in the Great Basin—the latest being the Welch wildfire near Elko, Nevada, on 18 July....
09 August 2021
Truce Between Prairie Dogs and Livestock Farmers?
Prairie dogs compete with cattle for forage and have a reputation for damaging grazing lands, reducing annual forage production, and degrading the vegetation plant community. ...
06 August 2021
Managing cattle grazing distribution: it’s not as simple as it sounds
Grazing is an agricultural term to describe the natural behavior of cattle moving across pastures and rangelands as they consume different plants....
04 August 2021
Functional Feeds and Matters of Taste: Research Insights on Feed and Palatability for Ruminants
Selko, the Feed Additive brand of Trouw Nutrition, Nutreco’s animal nutrition division, is sharing research on the role that the source of trace mineral plays in helping or harming feed palatability. Palatability research in swine and ruminants has...
03 August 2021
Beef with a story: US ranch-raised beef on the rise
Direct beef purchases from the farm continue to be an emerging trend as consumers want to know both the story and faces behind the products they are purchasing, according to an expert....
 
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