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13 July 2018
Increase in Number of Dairy Cattle Out to Pasture
NETHERLANDS - The number of dairy cattle moved out to pasture rose by about 2 per cent to 1.16 million in 2017 according to provisional figures supplied by the national statistics office CBS published on Thursday....
12 July 2018
20% of Americans Responsible for Almost Half of US Food-related GHGs
US - On any given day, 20 per cent of Americans account for nearly half of US diet-related greenhouse gas emissions, and high levels of beef consumption are largely responsible, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan and...
09 July 2018
Cow Signals Workshops Help Improve Farmers' Understanding of Their Cows
UK - Dairy farmers can improve the health and production of their cows by making small changes to their buildings that encourage them to express their natural behaviour....
28 June 2018
CME: COF Report on High Side of Analysts' Pre-report Estimates
US - Last Friday, USDA-NASS released the "Cattle on Feed" report providing an updated look at feedlots with a capacity greater than 1000 head. The inventory came in on the high side of analysts’ pre-report estimates, showed marketings equal to expectations,...
18 June 2018
FrieslandCampina Notes Increase in Dairy Farms with Outdoor Grazing Cows for 4th Consecutive Year
NETHERLANDS - According to notifications for the meadow season 2018, this year 303 member dairy farms of FrieslandCampina choose to put their cows out into the meadows. ...
31 May 2018
Regular Weighing Makes All the Difference to Calf Mortality
UK - Dairy Consultant Andy Dodd will once more emphasize the significant difference routine weighing of growing calves can have at the final meeting of AHDB’s Calf to Calving (C2C) project in Aberdeen on Tuesday, 5 June....
23 May 2018
Research Aimed at Nitrite Poisoning Leads to Methane Mitigation
US - Two government researchers and a college graduate student aiming at one issue in the cattle industry are finding they can address two issues - nitrite poisoning and methane emissions - with an animal probiotic they are developing....
21 May 2018
Huge Opportunities for Farmer-to-farmer Learning This Summer
UK - UK farmers and growers will have access to more than 50 farmer-to-farmer learning events this summer....
16 May 2018
CME: latest 'Hay Stocks' Report Shows Availability of Pastures Down
US - Last week USDA-NASS released the first week of pasture and range conditions for the US. This weekly update provides a barometer for cattle forage conditions across the country, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
10 May 2018
New Varieties Added to Recommended Grass, Clover Lists
UK - Farmers wanting to improve their grassland can now choose from 11 new varieties of ryegrass and one white clover variety when planning for reseeding....
18 April 2018
FrieslandCampina on Full Speed Ahead Towards Sustainable Milk
NETHERLANDS - Earlier this week, FrieslandCampina announced that it will accelerate and further expedite its purpose driven strategy "nourishing by nature" with an even stronger commitment to sustainability....
12 April 2018
Livestock Production Much Smaller Challenge to Global Food Security
GLOBAL - Humans face mounting challenges when it comes to finding ways to sustainably feed an exploding population. As populations become wealthier and more urbanized, the demand for animal products continues to climb....
11 April 2018
Cows Happily Outside at Opening of Farmer Season
NETHERLANDS - Campina celebrated the start of the farmer season with the first outdoor grazing at the farm of farmer Niels in Leusden on Monday 9 April. ...
08 March 2018
Estimates Overstated for Mongolian Rangelands Damaged by Livestock
MONGOLIA - Livestock and wildlife graze on rangelands, grasslands, savannas and marshes that cover 45 per cent of Earth's land surface. Damage or degradation on these lands is a major concern globally, and the subject of widespread scientific study in...
Rabobank: Big Dry Leads Farmers to Sell Cattle
AUSTRALIA - Cattle farmers have stopped restocking their herds and are selling more cattle for slaughter because of dry conditions in many regions of Australia, says agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank....
28 February 2018
Forage-based Diets on Dairy Farms Produce Nutritionally Enhanced Milk
US - Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are essential human nutrients, yet consuming too much omega-6 and too little omega-3 can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes. Today, Americans consume 10 to 15 grams of omega-6 for every...
16 February 2018
Falgore Grazing Reserve to Cater to Cattle
NIGERIA - It has been reported that the Kano State Government has said that the proposed grazing reserve in Falgore game reserve has the capacity to cater to over five million heads of cattle....
26 October 2017
Nevada Rancher Urges Congress to Give States More Authority to Protect Greater Sage Grouse
US - Yesterday, Dr JJ Goicoechea testified before the US House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources on behalf of the Public Lands Council, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and Eureka County Nevada advocating for federal sage grouse...
25 October 2017
Livestock Wear Reflectors to Prevent Road Accidents on Grasslands
CHINA - Herdsmen in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region are being encouraged to attach reflective tape to livestock to prevent them from causing road accidents at night....
20 October 2017
New Mapping Tool Tracks Elk Migration to Reduce Brucellosis Risk
US - Wildlife managers and ranchers in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem soon will have a new mapping tool for reducing the risk of brucellosis outbreaks in cattle. That's thanks to research led by scientists at the University of Wyoming and the US Geological...
CME: Hay Production, Forage Supply Prospects for Cattle Producers Improving
US - Hay production and forage supply prospects for cattle producers are finishing the growing season in better shape than might have been expected at mid-year, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
16 October 2017
Smart Farming Exceeds Cost Saving Target, Identifies Ways to Reduce GHG Emissions
IRELAND - The publication of the first "Smart Farming Progress Report" shows a significant overshoot of targets for improving farm returns and enhancing the environment, marking a very successful 12 months for the programme....
13 October 2017
CME: US Cow Slaughter Trending Higher for Much of 2017
US - US cow slaughter has been trending higher for much of this year but the pace of slaughter increased notably this summer when drought conditions across the US Northern Plains forced producers to cull herds, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
Livestock Grazing Management Compatible with Nesting Greater Sage-grouse
US - A new study looks at whether management of livestock grazing may help protect sagebrush and birds that depend on it....
04 October 2017
Warming Unlikely to Impact Animal Agriculture in Northeast
US - Climate change will not significantly impair animal agriculture in the Northeast region of the United States, according to a multidisciplinary team of researchers, who point out there are many variables in the future scenario they envision....
Livestock, Poultry Farmers Can Apply for Grants to Improve Animal Welfare
US - Starting yesterday (3 October), farmers who wish to improve the welfare of their farm animals can apply for a Fund-a-Farmer grant of up to $2,500 from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)....
03 October 2017
Report Gives Lay of the Land on Grazing Livestock's Climate Impact
GLOBAL - An international research collaboration has shed light on the impact that grass-fed animals have on climate change. Its new study adds clarity to the debate around livestock farming and meat and dairy consumption....
28 September 2017
Majority of Country Lacks Pasture to Graze Livestock in Coming Winter
MONGOLIA - At a national level, a total of 66 million heads of livestock are expected to go winter in 164 thousand herder households, excluding animals to be supplied to domestic market and for export. 9.2 million heads of them will move from one place...
 
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