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12 May 2016
View news from United States New Research: Time to Switch Antibiotic Resistance Focus from Use to Environment
ANALYSIS - Scientists have discovered a “startling” lack of resistance genes in meat, and their new research suggests the need to switch focus from reducing antibiotic use to traffic from humans to animals, and back to humans via the environment....
11 May 2016
View news from United States How Are US Dairy Operations Impacting Water Quality?
ANALYSIS - The tremendous increase in productivity and efficiency in the US dairy industry has also come with an array of negative environmental impacts that are a major challenge from a sustainability perspective, reports Sarah Mikesell, live from the...
03 May 2016
View news from United States CoBank: US Dairy Producers Bolster Margins through Genetics
ANALYSIS - Due to the record-high beef prices in 2014-15, calf and cull cow sales provided a significant boost to dairies' margins, but this bonanza has ended, and dairies are looking to genetics to bolster their margins, according to CoBank's latest...
28 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom More Transparency Needed in Supply Chain to Create Fairness
ANALYSIS - More needs to be done to ensure more transparency in the supply chain in the UK to produce greater fairness for farmers, processors and retailers....
View news from Global Research: Chelated Zn, Cu, Mn Improve Lameness in Dairy Cows
ANALYSIS - Not only is lameness a crucial welfare issue on modern dairies, incidence of lameness can result in serious economic losses to dairy producers, writes Heather Tucker, PhD, Research Scientist in Ruminant Nutrition at Novus International. ...
22 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom Improving Silage Quality Offers More Profitable Future for Milk Producers
UK - Forage-based dairying underpinned by quality grass silage offers many mainstream UK milk producers a profitable future and a solution to volatile market conditions....
21 April 2016
View news from United States Decrease Dairy Cleaning Costs with Table Salt and Tap Water
US - A safer option for cleaning milking systems on dairy farms may also decrease cleaning time and cost, according to a team of Penn State engineers....
20 April 2016
View news from Germany Livestock Waste Converted into More Useful Products in Pilot Plant
GERMANY - In regions with intensive livestock production, manure management is a problem, but a new plant presenting research results this June is showing promise in converting manure into useful products....
19 April 2016
View news from Global CoBank: How Low Can Dairy Prices Go?
ANALYSIS - While the cure for low prices may well be low prices, the key question is how low must prices go before the cure takes effect....
18 April 2016
View news from Global Southern African Countries Work to Control Foot and Mouth at Borders
SOUTHERN AFRICA - To curb the spread of foot and mouth disease (FMD) from Zimbabwe, Botswana in 2003 started a massive project to erect a 2, 4-metre high electric fence to run 813 km along their common border, writes Ian Nkala....
14 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom Hoof Care Tips Part 3: Take Action with Early and Effective Treatment
ANALYSIS - In the third and final part of this video series, vet Roger Blowey discusses the important actions to take when cattle are showing early signs of hoof problems....
13 April 2016
View news from United States CoBank: Protein Markets Benefit from Low Feed Costs, But Supplies, Exports Are Concern
ANALYSIS - The animal protein and dairy industries continue to benefit from lower feed costs, but building protein supplies and weak export markets are a concern, according to CoBank’s quarterly economic report....
12 April 2016
View news from United States American Beef, Dairy Farmers Urge TPP Passage
US - 225 food and agricultural companies and associations have sent a letter to members of Congress calling for a swift vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership....
11 April 2016
View news from Germany Reducing Food Waste Could Help Mitigate Climate Change
GERMANY - About a tenth of overall global greenhouse-gas emissions from agriculture could be traced back to food waste by mid-century, a new study shows....
08 April 2016
View news from United States US Dairy Export Obstacles Highlighted in New Report
US - Hindrances to dairy imports continue in key markets, according to a new report from the Office of the US Trade Representative....
07 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom Hoof Care Tips Part 2: How Does Hoof Damage Occur?
ANALYSIS - In this video, vet Roger Blowey discusses how cows' feet can become damaged, leading to serious welfare issues if treatment is not implemented quickly enough....
06 April 2016
View news from Global Dairy Consumption Predicted to Show Steady Growth
GLOBAL - The global dairy market outlook will remain weak throughout 2016, but with more upward pressure on prices as we head into 2017, according to the Rabobank Global Dairy Quarterly Q1 2016 report....
05 April 2016
View news from United States Soil Testing Essential to Kick-Start Pasture Improvement
US - Producers thinking about pasture improvement should start by testing the soil, says Jim Camberato, Purdue Extension soil fertility specialist....
01 April 2016
View news from Australia Rare Genetic Disorder in Cows Could be More Common than Thought
AUSTRALIA - A rare disorder in purebred and crossbred cattle could become more widespread if not properly controlled....
31 March 2016
View news from United Kingdom Hoof Care Tips Part 1: Hoof Structures
ANALYSIS - Hoof care is an extremely important consideration for farmers, as hoof defects have a serious impact on health and welfare, further affecting profitability....
30 March 2016
View news from Global Improving Farming Boosts Peace Efforts
GLOBAL - Improving food security can help build sustainable peace and even ward off looming conflict, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told members of the United Nations Security Council....
29 March 2016
View news from Global Industry Insights: Global Trends in Ag Equipment
ANALYSIS - While the underlying trend in agricultural equipment has been Tier 4 final solutions, a diversified customer base and a growing population's sustainable use of natural resources, specifically water, are key drivers of the global market....
24 March 2016
View news from Australia Dairy Cow Fertility Trends Improve
AUSTRALIA - After 20 years of declining dairy cow fertility, the genetic trend has turned around and improved every year since 2011 year. ...
23 March 2016
View news from United States How Do US Agencies Prevent Animal Disease Importation?
US - To keep livestock healthy in all parts of the world, APHIS monitors outbreaks of disease in the United States and abroad, writes Rachel Lane for TheCattleSite....
21 March 2016
View news from European Union New EU Regulation to Boost Use of Fertiliser from Farm Waste
EU - The EU Commission has proposed a Regulation which will significantly ease the access of organic and waste-based fertilisers to the EU single market, bringing them on a level playing field with traditional, non-organic fertilisers, which are typically...
18 March 2016
View news from United States Market Volatility Continues to Concern Cattle Producers
ANALYSIS - Continued producer concerns about volatility in the cattle futures market has inspired change and started a new conversation between the National Cattlemen's Beef Association and the CME Group....
17 March 2016
View news from Global Profits Possible in Difficult Zimbabwe, Malawi Dairy Markets
ZIMBABWE, MALAWI - Zimbabwe and Malawi are difficult markets for dairy companies which have to deal with constrained milk supplies and difficulties in accessing milk from suppliers, but a Harare listed company is raking in the profits in the two countries,...
14 March 2016
View news from United Kingdom Managing Cows According to Condition Score Can Improve Profitability
UK - Managing suckler cows according to their condition score can have a huge impact on herd output and profitability, according to Dr Basil Lowman, Beef Specialist with SAC Consulting, a division of SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College)....
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