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18 June 2018
Drought in Western Latvia Forces Farmers to Dispose of Cattle
LATVIA - Farmers in Kuldiga region in western Latvia have started disposing of their cattle because lasting drought has resulted in shortage of fodder....
07 June 2018
Warm, wet weather heightens parasite risk in sheep and cattle
The latest NADIS1 Parasite Forecast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim highlights that the recent warm, wet weather heightens the risk of parasites in sheep and cattle....
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....
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....
01 May 2018
Cattle Farmers Beef up Savings to Prepare for Droughts
AUSTRALIA - Recent high cattle prices have enabled Australian beef producers to put more money into Farm Management Deposits (FMDs)....
27 April 2018
China's Agriculture Quality Improving Steadily
CHINA - China will make noticeable progress in agricultural output and quality to meet peoples' demand for better food over the next ten years, according to an outlook report released by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences on Friday....
12 April 2018
IFA Warns Co-ops Not to 'Kick Farmers While They're Down'
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan has warned co-ops that they must not kick farmers while they’re down by cutting milk prices, but must instead utilise some of the strongly increased 2017 profits to show their understanding...
23 March 2018
Massive Cattle Deaths Pose Threat to Food Security in Somalia
SOMALIA - The United Nations Organization (UNO) for Food and Agriculture (FAO) warned this week that the mass death of cattle due to intense drought threatens livelihoods and food security in Somalia....
21 March 2018
Meadows Not Yet Ready for Dancing Cows on First Day of Spring
NETHERLANDS - Spring officially started yesterday, 20 March. For many years, the FrieslandCampina brand Campina has celebrated the start of the farmers’ season with the first time of outdoor grazing of the year on this day....
19 March 2018
CME: Total Mexican Feeder Cattle Imports Down 13% Year to Date
US - USDA indicates that over 25 per cent of cattle (beef and dairy) inventory is located in an area experiencing drought, according to the Office of the Chief Economist, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
08 March 2018
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....
06 March 2018
Milk Prices to Remain Unchanged, Dairy Board Assures
KENYA - The Kenya Dairy Board has sought to assure consumers milk prices will not change despite low production....
28 February 2018
Farmers Re-house Livestock, Prepare for Difficult Days Ahead
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has described farming conditions since the first fall of snow yesterday as "difficult and challenging", with some dairy farmers struggling to keep water supplies flowing in milking parlours. In addition, livestock farmers...
13 December 2017
Cattle Breeders in Caimbambo Receive Hay
ANGOLA - At least twelve tonnes of hay were distributed in the last six months to cattle breeders in Caimbambo Municipality, in the centre-western Benguela province, a product that will be used for animal feed in areas hit by a drought....
05 December 2017
Report: Call for Urgent Action on Food, Nutrition Security
EU - As part of an unprecedented global InterAcademy Partnership project by 130 science academies, a team of scientists from across Europe undertook a two-year, extensive analysis on the future of food, nutrition, agriculture, and health....
15 November 2017
Greener Livestock Supply Chains Offer Quick Wins in Climate Battle
GLOBAL - The agricultural sectors are where efforts to end hunger and prevent planetary overheating can come together, and improving livestock supply chains is a fast way to start, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said....
27 October 2017
Fiji Farmers Fight to Save Cattle
FIJI - Farmers in the interior of Tavua are cutting down rain trees to feed cattle and coaxing their malnourished livestock through more than one kilometre of arid terrain to find water as the situation in the Western Division worsens....
20 October 2017
IFA Urges Farmers Installing Generators to Deal with Power Cuts
IRELAND - IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has urged farmers who have had their power supply cut off due to storm damage to put safety first if seeking to install a temporary generator on their farm....
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....
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...
27 September 2017
Harvest is Here; Farmers Reminded to Put Safety First
US - Harvest is here, that means farmers are already moving equipment on roads, harvesting their crop, and hauling it to elevators....
Rain Delays Harvest but Improves Conditions for Fall Work
CANADA - Manitoba Agriculture reports rain that delayed the harvest across much of the province last week will give crops that have not yet fully matured a final boost and help get fall work moving forward, according to Bruce Cochrane....
26 September 2017
Climate Insurance Rarely Well Thought Out in Agriculture
GLOBAL - Internationally subsidised agricultural insurance is intended to protect farmers in developing countries from the effects of climate change....
19 September 2017
Largest Ever Micro-insurance Payout Made to Ethiopian Pastoralists
ETHIOPIA - More than 2,250 pastoralists received insurance payouts following the extremely poor rains this year in southern Ethiopia....
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...
16 August 2017
NFUS Calls for Sense on Milk Price Penalties
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland is calling on milk buyers to adopt a common-sense approach to milk price penalties as wet weather hits production hard. ...
11 August 2017
Drought-stricken Herders in Ethiopia Need Urgent Support
ETHIOPIA - Supporting herders to get back on their feet and preventing further livestock losses and suffering are crucial in drought-hit Ethiopia where hunger has been on the rise this year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations...
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