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21 November 2019
Murang'a Farmers Milking Profits as Others Decry Falling Milk Prices
KENYA - Even as dairy farmers across the country decry the decreased milk prices, Murang'a farmers are smiling all the way to the banks thanks to the milk policy and initiatives by the devolved unit which stabilized milk prices at Sh35....
Japan's Beef Exports to China Likely to Resume in 2020
JAPAN - Japan is in the final stage of talks with China to resume exports of beef to the world’s most populous market for the first time in about two decades, government sources said Thursday....
New Beef Price Index Shows Irish Farmers Due an Increase, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said that the new beef price indices published by Bord Bia show that the beef market is improving and that farmers must get an immediate price increase....
Multiple Benefits of Clay as Feed Supplement in Dairy Cattle
US - Dairy producers frequently add clay as a feed supplement to reduce the symptoms of aflatoxin and subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) in lactating cows. In a new study from the University of Illinois, researchers show that clay can also improve the degradability...
Mixed Messages on Dairy in Agriscot Survey
SCOTLAND, UK - A survey to assess the current mood of Scottish dairy farmers, carried out ahead of a major farming event, suggests the dairy sector in Scotland is ‘on a knife edge’....
20 November 2019
CME: Notable Increase Expected On Total Feed Supply
US - USDA will publish on Friday the results of its monthly survey of feedlots with +1000 head capacity, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
IFA: Significant Report on Technology Use in Agriculture Launched
IRELAND - Farm Business Skillnet, in conjunction with IFA, today (20 November) launched the findings of an extensive research project on the adoption of and attitudes towards digital technology in Irish agriculture. ...
Rising Wagyu Beef Sales, Prices Buttress AACo's Results
AUSTRALIA - Rising sales of Wagyu beef in Europe and Asia, combined with stronger prices have helped Australia's biggest cattle producer deliver a small operating profit despite hefty drought costs....
Access to Food, Nutrition More Limited in Sub-Saharan Africa Than Previously Estimated
AFRICA - A survey of over six thousand sub-Saharan households shows an estimated 39 percent experience severely unreliable access to food. ...
Mycoplasma Mastitis – What’s Your Herd’s Risk?
Mycoplasma mastitis decreases milk production, but even worse, Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) cases tend to be chronic and given that there is no treatment, animal welfare must also be considered....
19 November 2019
CME: Retail Beef Prices Tracking Above 2018 Prices
US - USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) released the monthly Meat Price Spreads on 13 November 2019. Retail beef (choice) prices have been tracking above last year’s prices each month except August, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
Extreme Weather Impacts 2018 Input Costs for Scottish Livestock Farmers
SCOTLAND, UK - Significant variation in levels of financial and technical performance within the Scottish livestock industry continues to be evident, according to a survey commissioned by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
FrieslandCampina Sells Majority Stake in CSK
NETHERLANDS - Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. is selling its majority shareholding of 82.3 percent in provider Royal CSK Food Enrichment CV to the Royal DSM NV, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. Other shareholders...
Arla Farmers to Accelerate Journey Towards Carbon Net Zero
EU - The 9,900 farmer owners behind the European dairy cooperative, Arla Foods, are accelerating their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint. ...
Chilled US Beef Focus of UAE Retail Promotion
UAE - An American chef preparing US beef striploin and ribeye steaks anchored a USMEF "Let’s Meat with US Beef" event at a Lulu Hypermarket in Dubai. Funded by the Beef Checkoff Programme, the activity was part of a series of in-store promotions designed...
Lairages in Cherbourg Positive About Increased Capacity for 2020
IRELAND - A joint IFA, ICOS and ICMSA delegation travelled to Cherbourg this week to meet with calf lairage operators Jean Luc Pignet and the owners of the Qualivia Cherbourg lairage, Robert and Valerie Drique....
NFU Scotland, Minister Meet with North East Milk Producers
SCOTLAND, UK - Dairy farmers in the North East met with NFU Scotland and Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment, Mairi Gougeon MSP last Thursday (14 November)....
18 November 2019
How Diagnostics Kept the Swiss Mad Cow Disease Program a Step Ahead During a Crisis
When the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) crisis hit, Switzerland was a step ahead of many countries in Europe. The Swiss National Reference Laboratory had already implemented measures that would pay off in two ways: by controlling the disease in...
15 November 2019
Rabobank Protein Outlook 2020: Seeking Opportunities in an Uncertain World
RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness published its annual global animal protein outlook. In general, African swine fever (ASF) overwhelms the outlook for 2020 – as it has done during 2019 – and will pull down overall growth, as well as bring uncertainty...
14 November 2019
Why Sustainability?
When the topic of sustainability comes up in conversation in cattle circles, it’s common to see heads shaking. It’s not a topic we like to discuss in our industry – primarily because it’s so often raised with bad intentions and worse information....
Can touching cows’ teats during milking spread bacteria leading to mastitis?
Bacteria live on skin, so there’s always a risk that teats will become contaminated by mastitis bacteria during the milking process, writes DairyNZ senior scientist Jane Lacy-Hulbert. ...
13 November 2019
Waste Reduction Tech, Meat Alternatives and Yield Optimisation at FoodBytes! London 2019
15 revolutionary startups took to the stage to pitch ground-breaking, sustainable solutions for the food and agriculture (F&A) industry at FoodBytes! by Rabobank. ...
Varied Conditions and Modest Prospects for Australia's Winter Crops
ABARES’s latest crop report reveals mixed prospects for Australia’s winter crop, according to ABARES acting Executive Director Peter Gooday....
US Beef Demand Throwing in a Few Surprises
The reduction in US Choice beef supply relative to Select has resulted in a counter-seasonal high Choice-Select price spread since the summer....
12 November 2019
New Zealand's Zero Carbon Bill a Mixed Bag for Farmers
New Zealand's Zero Carbon Bill is described as "mixed bag" for farmers, according to DairyNZ Chief Executive Dr Tim Mackle. He's urging all political parties to work together to find consensus on a pathway forward....
Eating Quality of Australia’s Beef Herd Rising
The eating quality of Australia’s beef herd is on the rise with the national average Meat Standards Australia (MSA) Index reaching 57.62 in 2017-19, improving 0.73 points since 2010-11....
Are Fall-calving Replacement Heifers Ready for Breeding Season?
Cattle producers who employ fall calving in their herds currently should be making certain replacement heifers to be used in late November are ready. ...
What Will Scottish Agriculture Look Like in 5 Years?
Once more the Brexit deadline is looming and predicting the result seems more than a little foolhardy. However, I have been trying to imagine what Scottish agriculture will look like in five years’ time, possibly something just as challenging, writes...
 
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