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10 May 2017
Rising Temperatures Threaten Stability of Tibetan Alpine Grasslands
TIBET, CHINA - A warming climate could affect the stability of alpine grasslands in Asia's Tibetan Plateau, threatening the ability of farmers and herders to maintain the animals that are key to their existence, and potentially upsetting the ecology of...
27 April 2017
White House Takes Important First Step to Reining in Antiquities Act
US - The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association applaud the executive order signed yesterday that calls for a review of designations made under the Antiquities Act by previous presidents....
07 April 2017
Cattlemen Applaud USDA Decision to Allow Emergency Grazing
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA), acting in response to a directive from President Donald J. Trump, authorized emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Programme (CRP) lands located in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas – the three states which...
30 March 2017
Steering Towards Grazing Fields
US - It makes sense that a 1,200 pound Angus cow would place quite a lot of pressure on the ground on which it walks. But a new study shows that even these heavy beasts can't do much to compact common soils -- if they're grazed responsibly....
Making Cows More Environmentally Friendly
UK - Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) and the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt have published a paper revealing an important discovery surrounding plants used to feed livestock;...
28 March 2017
Livestock Grazing Effects on Sage-grouse
US - Effects of livestock grazing on greater sage-grouse populations can be positive or negative depending on the amount of grazing and when grazing occurs....
Dairy Farmers Should Rethink Cow's Curfew, Say Researchers
CANADA - Dairy cows housed indoors want to break curfew and roam free, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia....
22 March 2017
DairyNZ Committed to Lowering Environmental Impact
NEW ZEALAND - Commenting on yesterday’s OECD Environmental Performance Review announcement, DairyNZ’s chief executive Dr Tim Mackle says the dairy sector is committed to lowering its environmental impact, while protecting the valuable contribution...
15 March 2017
What Makes Farmers Try New Practices?
US - Change is never easy. But when it comes to adopting new agricultural practices, some farmers are easier to convince than others....
10 March 2017
Investment Key in Adapting to Climate Change in West Africa
WEST AFRICA - Climate projections for West Africa show that crop yields and grass for livestock grazing are likely to decline in the future....
Proposal to Help China Reach Green Agriculture Goal
CHINA - Leaders from 300 agricultural companies have gathered in Beijing Wednesday to sign a proposal, promising to optimize their production processes and work together to realize China's goal of green agriculture....
06 March 2017
Researchers Tap Into Power of Genomics to Breed Feed-efficient Dairy Cattle
CANADA - At the University of Guelph, researchers are tapping into the power of genomics to breed dairy cattle that are more feed-efficient and produce less methane, while still maintaining the high productivity, health and fertility of dairy cows, thereby...
01 March 2017
Minister Stresses on Need for Increase in Dairy Animals' Productivity
INDIA - Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Parshottam Rupala has emphasised the need to increase productivity of dairy animals with the increase in demand for milk....
21 February 2017
Teagasc Food Research Presented to Chinese Food Companies
IRELAND - Teagasc outlined its dairy and nutrition research to Chinese food companies at seminars organised by Enterprise Ireland in Shanghai (13 February) and Beijing (15 February) in China last week. ...
15 February 2017
Grass Management Delivering Benefits for Scottish Farmers
SCOTLAND, UK - The main take-home message from Quality Meat Scotland's grazing conferences this month was that farmers have an opportunity to improve their profits by taking control of their grass management....
23 January 2017
Benue Govt Cedes Land in Agatu for Cattle Grazing
NIGERIA - Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has provided land in Agatu Local Government Area of the state for use as cattle routes....
12 January 2017
Grasslands Hold Potential for Increased Food Production
GLOBAL - About 40 per cent of natural grasslands worldwide have potential to support increased livestock grazing, according to a new study published in the journal "Global Change Biology". ...
27 October 2016
Diagnosing and Controlling Johne’s Disease in Beef, Dairy Herds
GLOBAL - Johne’s disease, caused by Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP), affects dairy and beef cattle and can cause a range of symptoms including diarrhea, wasting and a dramatic drop in (milk) yield. ...
17 October 2016
GRSB Conference Continues Sustainable Beef Conversation
ANALYSIS - Nearly 225 beef value chain stakeholders from 15 countries around the world participated in seminars and moderated discussions focused on advocating for continuous improvement in the global beef value chain during the 2016 Global Conference...
30 September 2016
Economic Contribution of Export Trade of US Grain
US - Exports of grain and grain products generated $74.7 billion in annual economic output and added $82 billion in value to the United States’ economy in 2014, according to an Informa Economics IEG study commissioned by the US Grains Council. ...
29 September 2016
Weighing Heifers Vital as Grass Quality Takes Toll
UK - This season’s reduced grazing quality has taken its toll on heifer growth rates meaning that regular weighing and appropriate supplementation will be a must this autumn to keep heifers on track, according to levy board AHDB Dairy....
22 September 2016
NZ Dairy Farmers Urged to 'Lock In' Price Gains with Good Pasture Use
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy organisation DairyNZ is encouraging farmers to lock in the gains achieved in the past two seasons, as a pasture-first farm system will continue to provide payback as the milk price rises....
15 July 2016
Poor Grass Quality Contributes to UK Milk Deliveries Fall
UK - British milk deliveries seem to have fallen off a cliff, according to AHDB Dairy daily deliveries data, with average production for the two weeks ending 2 July down ten per cent on last year....
12 July 2016
Watch Out for Lead Poisoning in Cattle
ANALYSIS - The Kansas State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory diagnoses many kinds of illnesses throughout a given year, but the one witnessed frequently this past spring in cattle was lead poisoning....
01 July 2016
Grass to Save Cash
GLOBAL - Grass silage is an often overlooked alternative to purchased grain or corn (maize) silage that can support healthy, high-producing dairy herds while reducing feed costs—provided that it is ensiled correctly. Here’s how to use grass to save...
24 May 2016
Adding White Clover to Grass-Based Grazing Systems Increases Milk Production
IRELAND - Irish dairy farmers are finding renewed interest in white clover, says Michael Egan, a Teagasc researcher, writes Melanie Epp....
05 April 2016
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....
22 February 2016
Robot Hill Farmer Starts Weeding Trials in Peak District
UK - A new robot, which will drive itself around steep grassland dairy and sheep farms identifying and destroying weeds, has begun fully autonomous trials in the Peak District....
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