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Roslin’s annual global impact approaches £20bn
An economic report has outlined the contribution of the Institute to the local, national and international economies....
Small family business becomes market leader in hoof health
An innovative project leading the way in hoof health has won nearly £250,000 in innovation funding....
Opportunities and risks of large-scale land acquisition in the UK
With natural capital and afforestation driving market interest and land values, a new report by SRUC has identified associated risks that need to be managed....
Coping with high feed prices, drought in 2022
Presently, despite timely rains in certain areas, the threat of drought for the summer of 2022 is not dissipated in many parts of the US . ...
Politically US-Africa relations can be bumpy, but on the right track economically
Relations between African countries and the US are bumpy on political issues but much better on the economic front....
Increasing buffer feeding precision with new agri-technologies
Faced with rising feed prices, effective use of grass for both grazing and conservation is increasingly important for farmers to maintain margins. Balancing the need to ensure sufficient silage stocks for the coming winter with the desire to get the most...
Helping dairy cattle deal with heat stress
Georgia’s summer heat can make it hard to do almost anything outside and, for dairy cows, that includes producing milk. Heat stress is inevitable in the Southeast U.S., and the first week of August had temperatures soaring past 100 degrees Fahrenheit....
New research: why cool cows provide more milk
With increasing global temperatures, dairy cattle face heat stress more frequently throughout the year than in the past. Thanks to cooling technology, dairy cattle can enjoy a better quality of life, but farmers and consumers may wonder if cattle comfort...
Eleven Ways To Avoid Feed Waste This Winter
Harvesting, storing and delivering a beef herd’s winter rations are the largest expense for most operations. Even small improvements in a winter feed system can result in significant feed cost savings....
When price is right, wheat middlings are good cattle feed
At the right price, wheat middlings are a good source of protein, fiber and phosphorus for livestock, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Kendra Graham....
Dutch knowledge can help Iranian dairy chain to move forward
The Iranian dairy sector can produce higher quality dairy products in a more sustainable way by using Dutch expertise in the following four areas: milk quality assurance, feed supply including quality assurance, efficient water use and education. The...
Understanding the socioeconomic impact of Foot-and-mouth Disease control in Kenya
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a viral disease of cloven-hooved animals that causes lesions in the mouth and on the feet, alongside generalised illness. It affects cows, sheep, goats and pigs, and although they recover after a couple of weeks, it causes...
Is it time for Daisy to go on a truck ride?
The lower milk prices brought on from the coronavirus pandemic and the large volume of milk have caused critical cash-flow and long-term survivability issues on US dairy farms, writes David Marrison with The Ohio State University Extension. ...
How Do I Get Started in Dairy Beef?
With decreased crop profits and dairy profits, both dairy and grain farmers are looking for ways to increase income by sending feed stuffs off the farm on the hoof instead of in a hopper or tanker, writes Jason Hartschuh with The Ohio State University...
Can the UK farming sector achieve net zero carbon emissions?
Achieving net zero carbon emissions on-farm was one of the hot topics debated at the Oxford Real Farming Conference on 8 January. Panellists from the House of Commons, Chatham House, NFU, Green Alliance UK and the Nature Friendly Farming Network debated...
 
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