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06 August 2018
NZ Dairy Season Kicks Off with Reasonable Weather Outlook
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy cows around the country tend to freshen in the month of August and grass growth becomes important as production ramps up with warmer weather. ...
03 August 2018
IFA: Minister Creed Needs to Deliver Real Measures to Help Farmers Affected by Drought
IRELAND - While visiting a number of drought-hit farms in the South East yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said that Minister Michael Creed needs to deliver real measures to help farmers on the ground....
31 July 2018
Low Cattle Prices Worry Farmers
BANGLADESH - The commercial cattle farmers in the district are worried due to price fall of the animals in the local markets, especially in view of the high cost of fodder and huge labour spent for them....
30 July 2018
Injectable Trace Minerals Improve Oxidative Stress After Aflatoxin Challenge in Dairy Cows
US - When dairy cattle consume aflatoxin-contaminated feed, they are lethargic, their appetite wanes, they produce less milk, and their immune system goes awry....
27 July 2018
Forage Shortage Becoming Critical
UK - “The continuing dry weather is of great concern and for parts of the UK the forecast is for no rain for at least another 10 days,” says David Donaldson, National Nutritionist with The Dairy Group....
23 July 2018
More Accurate Estimates of Methane Emissions from Dairy Cattle Developed
GLOBAL - Leading the worldwide effort to get a better handle on methane emissions from animals, an international consortium of researchers devised more accurate models to estimate the amount of the potent greenhouse gas produced by dairy cattle....
20 July 2018
IFA Says Failure to Increase June Milk Prices Must be Offset by Co-ops
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said farmers would be disappointed by the majority of co-ops which, thus far, have held the June milk price base when market returns justified an increase of at least 1c/l....
13 July 2018
Increase in Number of Dairy Cattle Out to Pasture
NETHERLANDS - The number of dairy cattle moved out to pasture rose by about 2 per cent to 1.16 million in 2017 according to provisional figures supplied by the national statistics office CBS published on Thursday....
12 July 2018
20% of Americans Responsible for Almost Half of US Food-related GHGs
US - On any given day, 20 per cent of Americans account for nearly half of US diet-related greenhouse gas emissions, and high levels of beef consumption are largely responsible, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan and...
10 July 2018
Climate Projections Suggest Lancaster County Corn Yields in Jeopardy by 2050
US - Climate projections indicate more warming will occur in the Northeast than other sections of the United States, and that has implications for corn crops and dairy farms in the region by 2050, researchers warn....
09 July 2018
FAO Food Price Index Declines in June for First Time in 2018
GLOBAL - International agricultural food commodity prices fell in June for the first time in 2018, as trade tensions affected markets even with global production prospects down....
Cow Signals Workshops Help Improve Farmers' Understanding of Their Cows
UK - Dairy farmers can improve the health and production of their cows by making small changes to their buildings that encourage them to express their natural behaviour....
27 June 2018
Celebrating 50 Years with the industry’s only in-feed estrus suppressor
Podcast with managing nutritionist Gary Sides, PhD, looks back on five decades with MGA®...
19 June 2018
China to Improve Quality of Dairy Products
CHINA - China will improve the quality of dairy products to boost the confidence of consumers, according to a guideline unveiled by the State Council on 11 June....
18 June 2018
FrieslandCampina Notes Increase in Dairy Farms with Outdoor Grazing Cows for 4th Consecutive Year
NETHERLANDS - According to notifications for the meadow season 2018, this year 303 member dairy farms of FrieslandCampina choose to put their cows out into the meadows. ...
14 June 2018
ANIZOME Launches Microbiome Discovery Platform for Animal Health, Nutrition
US - ANIZOME™, the first company to offer a commercial therapeutic microbiome discovery platform dedicated to animal health and nutrition, was launched last month....
13 June 2018
Researchers Help Unlock Answers About Leptospirosis in Africa
TANZANIA - University of Otago researchers are helping lead international studies which have discovered that exposure to cattle and rice farming are risk factors for the devastating disease leptospirosis in northern Tanzania....
11 June 2018
Cattle Feed Inspection Labs Open at Jebel Ali Port
UAE - Talib Julfar, Assistant Director-General of Dubai Municipality for Environment and Public Health Services Sector, recently inaugurated the veterinary laboratories for examining fodder samples and animal food shipments in Jebel Ali Port....
08 June 2018
Dairy Prices Push FAO Food Price Index Up in May
GLOBAL - Global agricultural food commodity prices rose in May, with dairy prices jumping significantly. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 176.2 points during the month, up 1.2 per cent from April....
31 May 2018
Regular Weighing Makes All the Difference to Calf Mortality
UK - Dairy Consultant Andy Dodd will once more emphasize the significant difference routine weighing of growing calves can have at the final meeting of AHDB’s Calf to Calving (C2C) project in Aberdeen on Tuesday, 5 June....
28 May 2018
Premier Stresses Extra Efforts to Boost Dairy Industry
CHINA - At the State Council executive meeting held on 23 May, Premier Li Keqiang demanded that quality and safety should be stressed to boost the dairy industry....
23 May 2018
Research Aimed at Nitrite Poisoning Leads to Methane Mitigation
US - Two government researchers and a college graduate student aiming at one issue in the cattle industry are finding they can address two issues - nitrite poisoning and methane emissions - with an animal probiotic they are developing....
22 May 2018
AgriLife Research, Forage Genetics International Sign Multi-year Agreement
US - A greater interest in forage sorghums from the beef and dairy industries has led to a multi-year agreement between Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Forage Genetics International LLC, or FGI, a subsidiary of Arden Hills, Minnesota-based Land O'Lakes...
17 May 2018
Coop Switzerland Launches Locally Sourced Dairy Range
SWITZERLAND - Swiss retailer Coop has launched a new dairy product line sourced from cows fed exclusively on Swiss hay....
NFU Scotland Joins Calls for Feed in Tariff Commitment
UK - NFU Scotland joined others in the Scottish renewable sector in calling for the UK Government to commit to Feed in Tariffs (FiTs) beyond 2019 to build on the current success story. ...
14 May 2018
Trade Tensions with China Make US Farmers Fear Losses
US & CHINA - Luck has not been on the side of American farmers in the midwest this year....
10 May 2018
New Varieties Added to Recommended Grass, Clover Lists
UK - Farmers wanting to improve their grassland can now choose from 11 new varieties of ryegrass and one white clover variety when planning for reseeding....
03 May 2018
Food Prices Hold Steady in April
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index remained broadly steady in April, averaging 173.5 points for the month, a tiny notch up from March and 2.7 per cent higher than in the same month of 2017....
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