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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)....
11 March 2016
View news from United Kingdom New Report Fights Negative Messages to Get Dairy Back on Menu
UK - A new report published by the Dairy All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has called for dairy to be put back on the ‘daily menu’ of the UK....
09 March 2016
View news from United Kingdom Roles of Dairy in a Healthy, Sustainable Diet
ANALYSIS - Research into the role of dairy in diets can play an important part in identifying key markets for products....
04 March 2016
View news from United Kingdom New Inspection Reporting to Improve Livestock Health
UK - The British meat and livestock sector is to establish new systems and protocols for reporting abattoir meat inspection results along the food chain....
03 March 2016
View news from United States Rabobank: Economies of Scale Make Big Dairies Bigger in US
ANALYSIS - Economies of scale drive the profitability of large US dairy farms, leading Rabobank to believe dairy consolidating will not only continue but will encourage producers and process alike to consider how this impacts their businesses. ...
02 March 2016
View news from United Kingdom April Milk Price Cuts to Bring Continued Suffering for Dairy Farmers
UK - Müller has confirmed a reduction in its standard milk price of 1.35ppl from 1 April 2016, against a backdrop of unprecedented levels of farm milk production forecast for spring, coupled with weak market demand....
01 March 2016
View news from United Kingdom Would British Farmers be Better Supported Outside the EU?
UK - British farmers could receive a basic grant of £90 per acre to replace the subsidies in the Common Agricultural Policy if the UK votes to leave the EU in June....
29 February 2016
View news from United States EU Won't Compromise on Antibiotics and Hormones in US Trade Talks
EU - The EU will not compromise on it block on imports of beef raised with the use of hormones and it will stand firm to maintain geographical location on products in negotiations with the US and other countries for free trade agreements....
25 February 2016
View news from United Kingdom EU Exit for UK Would Be "Leap Into The Dark"
UK - At a time of severe price volatility and global market uncertainty it would be wrong to leave the European Union, the UK's Environment Secretary Liz Truss told the National Farmers Conference in Birmingham....
24 February 2016
View news from United Kingdom Badger Cull Expansion Measures Against Bovine TB Applauded
UK - Half of England is expected to be declared free of bovine TB by 2019....
22 February 2016
View news from United States Lactation, Weather Found to Predict Milk Quality in Dairy Cows
US - The quality of colostrum - the nutrient-rich milk newborn dairy calves first drink from their mothers - can be predicted by the mother's previous lactation performance and weather, according to new research from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station...
18 February 2016
View news from United Kingdom What Factors Will Influence Competitiveness of UK Livestock Markets?
ANALYSIS - The prospects for livestock markets over the next 10 to 20 years will be in the developing and emerging markets....
17 February 2016
View news from United Kingdom What are the Implications of Brexit for UK Food and Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - If the UK votes to leave the EU in the forthcoming referendum, the British government would have to renegotiate all its trade deals with both Europe and third countries....
16 February 2016
View news from United States El Niño Continues to Impact 2016 Weather Patterns
ANALYSIS - A two-year El Nino event has bad a strong influence on world weather, according to Art Douglas, PhD, Professor Emeritus at Creighton University, who recently presented the annual weather forecast at the National Cattlemen's Beef Association...
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