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10 January 2018
Dairy Farmers in Gicumbi Decry High Feed Costs
RWANDA - Dairy farmers in Gicumbi District are worried about the high cost of animal feeds, which they say has affected production....
08 January 2018
Less Chewing the Cud, More Greening the Fuel
UK, US & BRAZIL - Plant biomass contains considerable calorific value but most of it makes up robust cell walls, an unappetising evolutionary advantage that helped grasses to survive foragers and prosper for more than 60 million years....
04 January 2018
Alfalfa Loss? Annual Ryegrass a Win
US - Meet alfalfa, a perennial legume used mainly as high-quality feed for dairy cattle. Alfalfa is also used as feed for beef cattle, horses, sheep, and goats. ...
12 December 2017
FAO Food Price Index Declines in November Amid Cereals Boom
GLOBAL - Global food prices declined marginally in November, as lower dairy prices offset a sharp increase in sugar and vegetable oil quotations, according to the latest FAO Food Price Index....
07 December 2017
CME: Feeder Cattle Demand from Feedlots in H2/2017
US - The demand for feeder cattle from feedlots in the second half of this year has been one of the surprises of the cattle market in 2017, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
06 December 2017
CME: Corn, Soybean Acreage Planted Estimated to Increase Y/Y in 2018
US - Last week (28 November 2017), the USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board (WAOB) provided early release tables that will be included in their long-term annual projections to 2027, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
03 November 2017
FAO Food Price Index Eases in October as Dairy Prices Decline
GLOBAL - Global food prices dipped in October, led lower by dairy products, averaging 27 per cent below its all-time high reached in early 2011....
20 October 2017
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....
09 October 2017
Vegetable Oils Give Lift to FAO Food Price Index
GLOBAL - Global food prices rose slightly in September, as firmer prices of vegetable oils and to a lesser extent dairy products offset declining prices for staple cereal grains....
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....
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
New £1M Partnership to Address Knowledge Gaps in Soil Biology
UK - The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) have announced an ambitious new research partnership to develop practical soil biology management guidance....
Cargill Completes Transaction for Animal Feed Business Acquisition
US - Cargill has closed on its agreement to acquire the animal feed business of Southern States Cooperative, Inc. The deal was announced in early August and closed on 22 September. ...
22 September 2017
Scientists, Farmers Work Together to Wipe Out African Lovegrass
AUSTRALIA - A partnership between QUT, the NSW Government and farmers could lead to the eventual eradication of the highly invasive African lovegrass threatening pastures and native grasslands Australia-wide....
21 September 2017
CME: Average On-feed Estimate 2.7% Above a Year Ago
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) releases their monthly "Cattle on Feed" report this Friday, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Conflicts Drag Down Food Security Amid Growing Global Food Output
GLOBAL - Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve the global food supply situation, but ongoing civil conflicts and climate-related shocks are affecting progress towards hunger...
15 September 2017
Saskatchewan Crop Yields Looking Better as Harvest Advances
CANADA - Saskatchewan Agriculture reports crop yields are looking better than had been feared as the harvest moves forward, Bruce Cochrane writes....
12 September 2017
Global Cereal Output Heading for New Record
GLOBAL - Global food prices dipped in August, mainly as the prospect of bumper cereal harvests pushed up expectations for larger grain inventories....
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....
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...
11 August 2017
CME: Feedlot Placements in June Up 16% from Previous Year
US - Weekly data on feeder cattle trade volumes for July could be indicating an end to the surge in placements of cattle going into feedlots that has been so notable for the last five months, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Efforts to Reduce Pollution from Agriculture Paying Off Slowly
CANADA - Efforts by farmers to reduce the amount of fertilizer that reaches drinking water sources can take years to have a positive impact, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo....
Global Meat Prices Plateau in July
GLOBAL - In July the FAO food price index rose for the third consecutive month to 179.1 points, 2 per cent higher on the month and 10 per cent up on the year, according to Millie Askew, Senior Analyst at AHDB....
 
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