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Problem of Food Waste – Food for Thought
ANALYSIS - Research by the publicly-funded Waste and Resources Action Programme (Wrap), estimated that British families throw away the equivalent of six meals a week in food waste, writes Hannah Chilvers....
Will Share Farming be the Future for Agriculture?
UK - Share farming could become the way forward for agriculture to attract younger people into the sector to manage farms....
How to Develop Strategy Against Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia in Africa
Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia, formely under control, is once again a major threat to production across Africa, according to a report from the World Food and Agriculture Organisation. ...
Dairy Foods Can Improve World Nutrition
Projections put milk at the centre of healthy diets for many. However, is it too expensive and can we just think about cows?...
Cutting Costs: Don't Do it If it Affects The Cows
Parts of the farm which have the largest economic impact on production can also sting you for milk, suggests a study of operating costs for Upper Midwest dairies. ...
Scottish Dairy Review: Ambition 2025
Following turbulent years, the Scottish government has announced a proposal to expand Scotland's dairy production base by 50 per cent by 2025. The report, Ambition 2025, clarifies how this could be done. ...
Developing Countries Dominate World Demand for Agricultural Products
According to USDA’s baseline projections, developing countries will account for much of the increase in projected growth in global consumption of meats and crops in 2013-22, write Ronald Trostle and Ralph Seeley....
Reducing Dairy Energy Costs
A typical dairy could save €1,800/year by simply altering management strategies and embracing energy efficient technology, Teagasc researchers have found....
Balancing Food Security and Environmental Quality in China
In many ways, the evolution of Chinese agriculture over the past 40 years is a remarkable success story. Spurred by investments in research and government subsidies for fertilizers and other farm technologies, China now feeds 22 per cent of the world's...
Is Ireland Ready For More Milk?
Utilise futures markets to protect against volatility and plan borrowing and investments, advises Liam Fenton of FC Stone. ...
Food for 9 Billion: A Perspective on Global Agriculture in 2050
Dr Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, FAO, gave the second lecture in the Teagasc/RDS lecture series. Here he summarises the main points of his lecture: ‘Will we run out of natural resources needed for food production?’....
Netting Flies and Mosquitoes Protects Livestock, Boosts Milk Yields
Using insect nets dosed with insecticide has been shown to treble milk yields and is a useful management practice for Kenyan farmers who, as urbanisation continues to swallow up pasture, house more and more cattle inside. ...
Managing Risk on an Expanding Farm
Herds are expanding and have been for decades. John O'Sullivan's farm in Co. Kerry is no exception and he offers advice on how to grow your business safely through methods like; properly assessing the quality of leased land, grass budgeting and using...
Investigation Into Flavour Enhancer in Concentrates Fed at the Camden AMS Dairy
By hammering down cow waiting time, feed flavour enhancer could lead both to greater forage appeal and speed up automatic milking system efficiency, according to Tori Scott, University of Sydney, who conducted a short pilot study. ...
USDA - Romanian Dairy Sector Overview
A shrinking dairy sector is forecast to continue contracting through 2013 as an ageing rural population, some of the lowest milk prices in Europe and a summer drought combine to impede sector progression....
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