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09 February 2021
Sorghum crop harvested for feed trial at Dairy Campus
The sorghum variety STH18119 was harvested and ensilaged on September 25. The sorghum silage is intended for a feed trial with dairy cows at Dairy Campus....
05 February 2021
Changes to cleaning practices could improve calve health on GB dairy farms, according to new research
A new study looking at colostrum hygiene on British dairy farms has shown that by making a few simple changes to cleaning protocols, farmers could significantly minimise the risk of disease in calves....
03 February 2021
Dairy farm survey highlights deficiency in antioxidants linked to fertility
Dry and early lactation cows fed maize and wholecrop-based diets could benefit from greater supplementation with the antioxidants vitamin E and beta carotene, according to new UK farm survey results, which identified widespread deficiency....
Body Condition Scoring and Minerals Vital Pre-Calving
Keith Fahy, Drystock Adviser, Teagasc Galway/Clare outlines and recommends body condition scoring of suckler cows in the run up to calving. As minerals in silage can vary, Keith also stresses the importance of feeding minerals 4 to 6 weeks prior to calving...
02 February 2021
Research suggests that lower-protein diets and forage legumes can reduce the environmental impact of milk production
Research from Harper Adams University has found that dairy farmers can reduce their nitrogen emissions and become more sustainable by switching cows to lower-protein diets. ...
01 February 2021
Considerations for Maintaining Condition in our Breeding Bulls during Winter
For bulls coming out of the breeding season, body weight loss may have occurred, and we need to make sure that we get bulls back in condition before the next season....
29 January 2021
Saskatchewan invests $7.5 million in livestock forage research
The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced $7.5 million in funding for livestock and forage-related research via the Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund (ADF). ...
25 January 2021
Fall armyworm: emerging pest affecting Australia's dairy farms
Fall Armyworm (FAW) is a recently detected plant pest in Australia that has the potential to cause significant damage to a wide range of crops. It first appeared in Australia in early 2020 and has now been detected in Queensland, NSW and Western Australia....
22 January 2021
CME update: live cattle futures surge ahead of USDA Cattle on Feed report
US live cattle futures gained on 21 January ahead of a closely watched monthly Cattle on Feed report, due on 22 January from the USDA....
19 January 2021
Canada embraces insect farming to help tackle food waste
Canada's AgriInnovate Program has given $6 million to Enterra Feed Corporation to build an insect farm that can reduce Canada's food waste while providing livestock feed. ...
18 January 2021
Mexico’s ag industry warns that bans on GMO corn and glyphosate could shrink food supplies
Mexico’s agriculture and livestock industries are pushing back on a government plan to pivot away from genetically modified corn imports, saying that the move would upend the country’s food supply....
16 January 2021
IPIFF welcomes new European opinion on edible insects
The International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF) has welcomed the first European Food Safety Agency opinion on insect-based feed. ...
14 January 2021
How to understand the carbon footprint of rations
Mole Valley Farmers is helping producers to reduce the environmental impact of their rations by calculating the carbon footprint of every feed ingredient delivered to their mills....
13 January 2021
CME update: live cattle futures end mixed as cash markets weaken
US cattle futures ended mixed on 12 January as traders weighed sluggish cash markets and soaring feed costs....
NFU UK voices agreement with The Times opinion piece on sustainable meat
National Farmers Union (NFU) Deputy President Stuart Roberts has written to The Times about eating sustainably and why going meat-free for January may not bring the expected climate benefits....
11 January 2021
ORFC Global 2021 conference boasts more than 5,000 delegates from around the world
The Oxford Real Farming Conference 2021 is bringing 500 speakers together to explore regenerative agriculture and solutions to climate change....
Argentina lifts corn export ban and adopts 30,000 tonne sales cap instead
Argentina has lifted a suspension on corn exports announced in December and will opt instead for a temporary 30,000 tonne daily cap on sales abroad....
Fonterra, Nestlé, DairyNZ team up to expand plantain trial for dairy diets to reduce GHG emissions
Incorporating certain varieties of plantain into a cow’s diet has been shown to reduce the nitrogen concentration in their urine, which can leach through soil into groundwater....
08 January 2021
Argentina’s government says that it is “evaluating” corn export suspension
Argentina’s government said it would review a decision to temporarily suspend corn exports after a meeting between the farming minister and leaders of the country’s main agricultural associations....
05 January 2021
Argentina’s meat industry believes that recent corn export suspension will not lower local food prices
Argentina's recently announced suspension of corn exports will not have its intended effect, which was to lower the cost of local staples like steak, the country's CICCRA meat industry chamber said on 4 January....
04 January 2021
A five-point plan for better silage in 2021
Taking decisive steps now can help farmers make better silage for 2021. ...
Smart Control: maintaining grazing practices through geofencing
Smart cattle grazing can play a decisive role in improving soil quality and combatting climate change....
25 December 2020
Australian cattle prices remain at premium to global competitors
Global cattle prices remain disjointed, with a variety of supply and demand factors influencing sharp price movements throughout the year, according to Meat & Livestock Australia. ...
24 December 2020
Novel feed ingredient enables significant reduction of methane emissions in beef cattle
A 2-year large-scale trial in beef cattle in Alberta, Canada has successfully demonstrated that a novel feed ingredient, developed by Royal DSM, can be included in commercial feedlot diets to reduce methane emissions by up to 80%, without negative effects...
22 December 2020
Without forage test, hay by any other name is just hay
Mature hay is hay. It may be brome hay, prairie hay or any other type of hay. But in the end, it’s just hay until it’s been tested....
Cattle producers face decisions as drought intensifies
Drought conditions and a drier-than-normal winter has put cattle producers in a common dilemma – try to preserve herd size with supplemental feed or cull to stretch limited forage resources for quality cows and calves, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension...
21 December 2020
New app helps young farmers achieve top growth rates in cattle
Two young farmers report achieving outstanding growth rates with free precision livestock app Breedr....
16 December 2020
Royal Agrifirm Group and PMI announce marketing partnership to expand feed portfolios, market access
Two leading global agricultural cooperatives, U.S-based Land O’Lakes, Inc. and The Netherlands-based Royal Agrifirm Group announce a new strategic partnership in functional feed additives to expand presence and product portfolio through a global market...
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