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13 September 2017
Dairy Farmers Milk Power of Data to Improve Feed, Farm Management Practices
GLOBAL - Cargill is transforming the way its customers manage their farms through Dairy Enteligen™, a new digital platform that unleashes the power of data and insights to help farmers improve their operations....
12 September 2017
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 urbanised, the demand for animal products continues to climb....
08 September 2017
CME: Slight Improvement in US Range, Pasture Conditions in Early-September
US - Nationally, as of early September, US range and pasture conditions improved slightly compared to early August's, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
24 August 2017
Meetings Focus on Maximising Livestock Production from Grass
SCOTLAND, UK - Livestock farmers are invited to attend one of the six free "Better Grazing" meetings being held across Scotland next month....
23 August 2017
Pimelea Cattle Poisoning Researchers Collecting Samples
AUSTRALIA - Queensland cattle producers are being encouraged to collect Pimelea plant samples and assist scientists who are researching ways to stop cattle being poisoned by the toxic plant....
18 August 2017
CME: USDA Makes Modest Adjustments to Corn, Soybean Harvest Forecasts
US - Despite much talk of deteriorating conditions and the potential for lower yields in several parts of the Corn Belt, USDA made some very modest adjustments to its corn and soybean harvest forecasts (see our report on 11 August for full coverage...
27 July 2017
Cattle Producers Sought for Reef Grazing Innovation Project
AUSTRALIA - Queensland cattle producers in Great Barrier Reef catchment areas are being encouraged to take part in an innovation project that aims to improve Reef water quality outcomes and increase farm profitability....
26 July 2017
Isotopes in Neolithic Cattle Teeth Suggest Herding Strategies
SWITZERLAND - Analysis of strontium isotopes in teeth from Neolithic cattle suggest that early Europeans used different specialised herding strategies....
25 July 2017
Higher Hay Prices on the Horizon
GLOBAL - Global forage demand is seeing a significant escalation, leaving US alfalfa and other hay producers in a good position and US dairy producers searching for alternatives. In a new report from the RaboResearch Food and & Agribusiness group, Dairy...
07 July 2017
Dairy Cows Die After Eating Poisoned Grass
KENYA - Six cows belonging to a Marakwet West farmer died after eating grass sprayed with pesticides....
28 June 2017
CME: August Cattle on Feed Inventory Expected to Rise; Decline in Spring Pasture, Range Conditions
US - As of 1 June, the total inventory of cattle on feed in feedlots with +1000 head capacity was estimated at 11.096 million head, almost 300,000 head (+2.7 per cent) larger than a year ago, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
19 June 2017
Global Diet, Farming Methods 'Must Change for Environment's Sake,' Says Study
GLOBAL - Reducing meat consumption and using more efficient farming methods globally are essential to stave off irreversible damage to the environmental, a new study says....
16 June 2017
Optimising Feeding Necessary to Maintain Milk Production in Organic Herds
US - Consumer demand for organic milk recently surpassed the available supply, with sales of organic products reaching $35 billion in 2014 and continuing to rise. ...
29 May 2017
Congress Urged to Relieve Rural America from Increasing Regulatory Burden
US - Arizona rancher David Cook testified before the US House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, calling on Congress to remove layers of red tape and bureaucracy that have become detrimental to the management and health of...
24 May 2017
AHDB: Download the New RB209 Today
UK - The new AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) is now available to download as app and interactive digital versions....
10 May 2017
Rising Temperatures Threaten Stability of Tibetan Alpine Grasslands
TIBET, CHINA - A warming climate could affect the stability of alpine grasslands in Asia's Tibetan Plateau, threatening the ability of farmers and herders to maintain the animals that are key to their existence, and potentially upsetting the ecology of...
27 April 2017
White House Takes Important First Step to Reining in Antiquities Act
US - The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association applaud the executive order signed yesterday that calls for a review of designations made under the Antiquities Act by previous presidents....
07 April 2017
Cattlemen Applaud USDA Decision to Allow Emergency Grazing
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA), acting in response to a directive from President Donald J. Trump, authorized emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Programme (CRP) lands located in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas – the three states which...
30 March 2017
Steering Towards Grazing Fields
US - It makes sense that a 1,200 pound Angus cow would place quite a lot of pressure on the ground on which it walks. But a new study shows that even these heavy beasts can't do much to compact common soils -- if they're grazed responsibly....
Making Cows More Environmentally Friendly
UK - Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) and the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt have published a paper revealing an important discovery surrounding plants used to feed livestock;...
28 March 2017
Livestock Grazing Effects on Sage-grouse
US - Effects of livestock grazing on greater sage-grouse populations can be positive or negative depending on the amount of grazing and when grazing occurs....
Dairy Farmers Should Rethink Cow's Curfew, Say Researchers
CANADA - Dairy cows housed indoors want to break curfew and roam free, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia....
22 March 2017
DairyNZ Committed to Lowering Environmental Impact
NEW ZEALAND - Commenting on yesterday’s OECD Environmental Performance Review announcement, DairyNZ’s chief executive Dr Tim Mackle says the dairy sector is committed to lowering its environmental impact, while protecting the valuable contribution...
15 March 2017
What Makes Farmers Try New Practices?
US - Change is never easy. But when it comes to adopting new agricultural practices, some farmers are easier to convince than others....
10 March 2017
Investment Key in Adapting to Climate Change in West Africa
WEST AFRICA - Climate projections for West Africa show that crop yields and grass for livestock grazing are likely to decline in the future....
Proposal to Help China Reach Green Agriculture Goal
CHINA - Leaders from 300 agricultural companies have gathered in Beijing Wednesday to sign a proposal, promising to optimize their production processes and work together to realize China's goal of green agriculture....
06 March 2017
Researchers Tap Into Power of Genomics to Breed Feed-efficient Dairy Cattle
CANADA - At the University of Guelph, researchers are tapping into the power of genomics to breed dairy cattle that are more feed-efficient and produce less methane, while still maintaining the high productivity, health and fertility of dairy cows, thereby...
01 March 2017
Minister Stresses on Need for Increase in Dairy Animals' Productivity
INDIA - Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Parshottam Rupala has emphasised the need to increase productivity of dairy animals with the increase in demand for milk....
 
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