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Cattle Industry News By Category: Sustainability

03 March 2022
Conservation groups want wealthier nations to cover biodiversity costs
Environment groups call for $60 bln/yr in biodiversity financing...
01 March 2022
A hotter planet means a hungrier planet - UN climate report
The report says heat stress will lower livestock numbers...
DSM receives landmark EU market approval for its methane-reducing feed additive Bovaer®
Royal DSM, a global purpose-led science-based company, announces that European Union (EU) member states approved the marketing of the methane-reducing feed additive for dairy cows, Bovaer®, in the EU. ...
28 February 2022
Research explores impact of plant-based meat alternatives on cattle
Reductions in price and increased demand could lower US cattle production...
Blockyard: production, health and genomic info for individual cattle
Ken Anderson, Director of Technical Services with Beef Genetics, spoke to The Cattle Site's Sarah Mikesell about Blockyard at the recent NCBA conference in Houston. ...
New report: drivers of US dairy productivity & efficiency
The U.S. dairy sector has undergone substantial structural change characterized by a shift to larger and fewer dairy operations, concentrated in relatively few States, according to a new report authored by Eric Njuki with USDA's Economic Research Service....
27 February 2022
USDA and EPA congratulate Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions
The companies committed to reducing food loss and waste in the US by 50%...
24 February 2022
Marfrig and IDB halt talks on $200 mln sustainability loan
The two parties disagreed on proposed financial conditions...
23 February 2022
Bioenergy sorghum’s roots can replenish carbon in soil
Texas A&M AgriLife study shows the annual crop can sequester atmospheric carbon dioxide...
19 February 2022
Global pact sought to protect biodiversity in nature
Study finds $1.8 trillion in harmful subsidies are issued each year...
15 February 2022
Cornell University receives grant to study sustainable milk production
The funding will be used to test a novel strategy to make milk production more efficient, and to communicate animal science to the public...
11 February 2022
Amazon deforestation hits record high in January
High prices for beef, soy and other commodities are boosting demand for cheap land...
10 February 2022
BRAIN Biotech to help Formo scale production of bioidentical milk protein
The partnership will utilise proprietary genome editing technology...
09 February 2022
Louis Dreyfus targets zero deforestation by end-2025
The global crop merchant cited concerns over deforestation in Brazil...
Dairy herds with desired milk properties being developed in Russia
Scientists of the Stavropol State Agrarian University are implementing an ambitious strategic project for the development of dairy cattle breeding as part of the Agroinnopolis-2030 program....
08 February 2022
Kerry Group launches a €6 million dairy sustainability programme
The programme will support Irish milk suppliers in their transition to more sustainable farming practices...
USDA to spend $1 bln to boost climate-friendly agriculture
The funding will support pilot projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or capture and store carbon...
04 February 2022
Oregon dairy industry innovating for the future
Oregon dairies, big and small, are investing in innovations and it's paying off...
Dairy Farmers of Canada targets net-zero emissions by 2050
Canadian dairy farmers reduced their carbon footprint by 22% between 1990 and 2019...
01 February 2022
FrieslandCampina-Danone collaboration lowers greenhouse gas emissions
The collaboration led to over 17% reduction in GHG...
31 January 2022
US NCBA Convention underway this week in Houston, Texas
The 2022 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show is a few short days away in Houston, and the agenda includes speakers ranging from sports heroes to global leaders. ...
Arla doubles CO2e target for operations to meet 1.5°C
Next steps include transition to fossil-free fuels for milk tankers and distribution trucks...
30 January 2022
26 January 2022
GRSB announces 2022 Executive Committee
The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) has announced its 2022 Executive Committee....
18 January 2022
Lidl launches meat-and-veggie combo products in Germany
Minced meat contains 40% jackfruit; sausage contains 40% carrot...
17 January 2022
Whole farm approach at heart of UK ag transition, DEFRA Minister
Labels could inform consumers on farm management...
NCBA backs WOTUS recommendations from US EPA
On Friday, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) announced support for a report issued by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee (FRRCC)....
13 January 2022
One-third of commodity-reliant firms have no deforestation policy
The EU and US are looking at legislation around illegal deforestation in their supply chains...
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