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01 November 2018
Global Food Prices Dip in October
GLOBAL - International food commodity prices dipped in October, as falling dairy, meat and vegetable oils prices more than offset a surge in sugar prices, the United Nations said today....
31 October 2018
Weaning Time: 'House of Horrors' for Young Calves
US - Come weaning time, there’s a seemingly never-ending house of horrors awaiting young calves....
19 October 2018
Cattlemen see more ‘Green’ in spring by grazing stockers on wheat
To further capitalise on the average daily gain wheat pasture offers stockers, Dr Reuter recommends cattlemen leverage an implant program as well as incorporate an ionophore....
16 October 2018
FrieslandCampina and Its Sustainable Dairy Chain
NETHERLANDS - Milk is the basis for many delicious and nutritious dairy products, which are consumed worldwide. FrieslandCampina is a cooperation of dairy farmers. ...
15 October 2018
FrieslandCampina Emphasises on Animal Health, Welfare
NETHERLANDS - A wholesome dairy farm stands or falls with healthy animals. Cows that are taken care of properly live longer, require less medication and produce more sustainably. The improvement of animal health and welfare is an important and ongoing...
12 October 2018
Study Reveals Clay Supplements in Dairy Cows Improve Immune Response to Aflatoxin Challenge
US - In the fight against aflatoxin, dairy producers often turn to sequestering agents such as clay to reduce transference of the toxin into milk. It's an effective tactic, but a new study from the University of Illinois shows that clay has additional...
08 October 2018
EU, FAO Reaffirm Commitment to Build More Sustainable Future for All
EU - Last week, the European Union (EU) and FAO reaffirmed their commitment to tackle common global concerns such as rising hunger, bring about prosperity and peace, and build a more sustainable future for all....
05 October 2018
FAO Food Price Index Down in September Amid Robust Supplies
GLOBAL - Global agricultural food commodity prices fell in September due to growing inventories of key staples....
02 October 2018
CME: August Prices Received for Corn Lower Than Previous Year
US - USDA NASS released the monthly "Agricultural Prices" report on Thursday drawing a close to the 2017/2018 marketing year prices received for corn and soybeans, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
In-depth Mineral Review Provides Foundational Resource for Dairy Scientists
US - Life is dependent on minerals. Accordingly, the diets of animals must contain certain minerals in both large amounts, via marcrominerals, and small amounts, via microminerals....
28 September 2018
Q&A: Crafting an effective implant strategy at the feedlot
Nutritionist offers advice for simplifying an often complex decision-making process...
27 September 2018
Upcoming EuroDairy Webinars This October
EU - Autumn is in full swing and AHDB Dairy has lots of EuroDairy webinars taking place over October, covering a range of interesting topics. ...
25 September 2018
Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN Debuts First-of-its-kind Digital Platform
US - Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN yesterday announced its plan to roll out the Truterra™ Insights Engine, an interactive on-farm digital platform that will help farmers advance their stewardship goals and return-on-investment in real time, acre-by-acre and...
Climate Change Reshapes Agriculture; Global Trade to be Increasingly Pivotal
GLOBAL - With climate change poised to alter significantly the ability of many world regions to produce food, it is expected that international trade in agricultural products will have an increasingly important contribution to feeding the planet and responding...
14 September 2018
FrieslandCampina Embraces PlanetProof Quality Label
NETHERLANDS - FrieslandCampina has informed Stichting Milieukeur [SMK] of its interest in certification of its sustainable Top Dairy line under the international 'On the way to PlanetProof' quality label. ...
Conservation Dairy Farming Could Help Pennsylvania Meet Chesapeake Target
US - If the majority of dairy farms in Pennsylvania fully adopt conservation best-management practices, the state may be able to achieve its total maximum daily load water-quality target for the Chesapeake Bay, according to researchers....
13 September 2018
New Programme Aims to Cut Costs, Increase Profits
UK - Over 70 farmers and industry representatives attended the recent launch of AHDB’s first Strategic Dairy Farm in Scotland....
11 September 2018
IFA: Dairy Farmers Need Higher Milk Prices to Fund Purchases, Sustain Milk Supplies
IRELAND - Speaking after this week’s IFA National Dairy Committee meeting, Chairman Tom Phelan said representatives from all around the country were vocal and frustrated: dairy farmers’ backs are to the wall, and only higher milk prices – starting...
07 September 2018
FAO Food Price Index Holds Steady in August
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index remained stable in August, as cereal prices rebounded while vegetable oils and sugar declined....
28 August 2018
CME: Latest COF Report Shows Aggressive Placements of Calf Crop
US - The "Cattle on Feed" report released by USDA-NASS last Friday showed aggressive placements of this year’s calf crop into feedlots, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
09 August 2018
IFA: FMP Welcomes Retailer Moves to Support Irish Liquid Milk Hit by Drought
IRELAND - IFA President, Joe Healy, has acknowledged the move by retailer Iceland, to support Irish liquid milk farmers, who are experiencing extreme financial pressure as a result of the extended drought this summer....
07 August 2018
Hay-poor Dairy Farmers Consider Sending Cows to Slaughter
FINLAND - After a dry summer, many farmers in the south and west predict that they will only harvest half of their normal yield. This bodes poorly for Finland's livestock....
06 August 2018
NZ Dairy Season Kicks Off with Reasonable Weather Outlook
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy cows around the country tend to freshen in the month of August and grass growth becomes important as production ramps up with warmer weather. ...
03 August 2018
IFA: Minister Creed Needs to Deliver Real Measures to Help Farmers Affected by Drought
IRELAND - While visiting a number of drought-hit farms in the South East yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said that Minister Michael Creed needs to deliver real measures to help farmers on the ground....
31 July 2018
Low Cattle Prices Worry Farmers
BANGLADESH - The commercial cattle farmers in the district are worried due to price fall of the animals in the local markets, especially in view of the high cost of fodder and huge labour spent for them....
30 July 2018
Injectable Trace Minerals Improve Oxidative Stress After Aflatoxin Challenge in Dairy Cows
US - When dairy cattle consume aflatoxin-contaminated feed, they are lethargic, their appetite wanes, they produce less milk, and their immune system goes awry....
27 July 2018
CME: Feedlot Placements Down from First Six Months of 2017
US - Placements of cattle into feedlots with capacities over 1000 head were up 1 per cent in June from a year earlier, according to USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS)....
Forage Shortage Becoming Critical
UK - “The continuing dry weather is of great concern and for parts of the UK the forecast is for no rain for at least another 10 days,” says David Donaldson, National Nutritionist with The Dairy Group....
 
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