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24 April 2015
Could the Apple Watch Fit Farming?
ANALYSIS – Mainstream technology took a major leap forward today with the launch of the Apple Watch, but agriculture is already firmly on board with the wearable revolution....
21 April 2015
Yeast Feed Additives Can Help Milk Yield
UK - Adding yeast to cow diets can help improve milk yields and increase liveweights through improved feed digestibility....
10 April 2015
Soil Improvement Worth 5 Tonnes Dry Matter Per Hectare
IRELAND – Irish soils can be improved dramatically through a soil care plan, dairy farmers are hearing....
02 April 2015
Cows Not All Equal in Grass Staggers Risk
GLOBAL - Not all cattle are at equal risk of magnesium deficiency this spring, say advisers as turn-out approaches for many northern hemisphere operations....
11 March 2015
Demand Pull Not Technology Push: Using Drones in Livestock Production
GLOBAL – Applying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones in livestock production has huge potential but producers need tangible cost and profit benefits to embrace them....
10 March 2015
New Zealand Takes Zonal Approach on Theileria
NEW ZEALAND – Farms looking to move stock as the weather gets colder are advised to take note of their herd and three disease risk zones for tick-borne illness Theileria....
04 March 2015
One in Ten Cows At Risk From SARA, Says Irish Grazing Study
UK - Milk producers are being urged to monitor cows closely for signs of acidosis throughout the grazing season, with research showing that one in ten animals could be suffering from sub-acute ruminal acidosis (SARA)....
03 March 2015
Efforts Build to Tackle Yellow Bristle Grass
NEW ZEALAND – Efforts are being combined on New Zealand’s north island to address a road side weed which has become a problem on some farms....
25 February 2015
Strategy Laid out to Make British Farming More Competitive
UK - A four point strategy has been laid out by the British government to make British farming more competitive, more productive and more resilient....
Agricultural Production 'Not Suitable' for Food Challenges of the 21st Century
GLOBAL - While the numbers of the chronically hungry have been reduced by 100 million over the past decade, 805 million still go without enough to eat on a regular basis....
16 February 2015
Soil Inversion Could Be Worth 4 Tonne Per Hectare
NEW ZEALAND – Diggers are being used to invert volcanic soils to answer whether old soils grow more grass after farmer observations prompted field trials....
Thistle Eating Beetle Highly Rated For Control
NEW ZEALAND – Graziers could have an insect on their side in the battle against one of New Zealand’s “worst agricultural weeds”....
12 February 2015
Study Shows No Damage to Soils from Grazing Cover Crops
US - A US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist in North Carolina has found a way to encourage more growers to use cover crops in the Southeastern United States—allow cattle to graze on them....
05 February 2015
Rabobank Explores Cow Confinement and Semi-Confinement
US - Cattle producers across the US are heeding economic indications to rebuild and expand their herds, but a 32 million-acre decline in pasture availability over the last ten years is hindering expansion and causing producers to weigh options that require...
29 January 2015
Fonterra to Reduce Global Auction Offer Amid Dry Spell
GLOBAL – Fonterra has reviewed down its milk volume forecast and planned to reduce its Global Dairy Trade offering after dry weather in the New Year. ...
Legume Varieties Surpisingly Drought Tolerant
AUSTRALIA – Australian graziers could have new legume varieties to help get them through drier weather....
28 January 2015
Double Crop Baleage An “Economical Gem” in Georgia
US - Growing winter annuals on cropland for baling can provide a sustainable forage source, improving soil and saving several thousands of dollars, farmers in the southern US are hearing....
12 January 2015
New Stamp of Approval for Pasture Meat
UK - A new certification mark for meat that comes from animals that only eat pasture and never any cereal feeds, was launched at the Oxford Real Farming Conference....
30 December 2014
Practical Tips to Help Livestock Farmers Turn over New Leaf in 2015
UK - It’s that time of year when everyone starts thinking about making New Year’s resolutions and turning over a new leaf....
17 September 2014
Assessing Winter Forages: Quality and Quantity
UK - Concentrate feed prices may be lower this winter, but the most efficient production will result from knowing the value of grass and forages on the farm and using them well in the months ahead....
16 September 2014
Irish Study Centre Reports Booming Grass Sales
UK – Sales of grass varieties developed by a scientific research body have broken records, selling 3,000 tonnes in a year in the UK and Ireland....
10 September 2014
Grass Mix Allows Cumbrians to Farm New Zealand Style
UK – A seed mixture designed to maximise grazing period has led to increased profitability by allowing earlier turnout on a North Cumbria farm....
19 August 2014
North Island Farmers Recover from Devastating Storms
NEW ZEALAND – Dairy farmers should stock take feed and boost pasture growth following the July floods, says DairyNZ after widespread weather events have left pasture plans in ruins and ruined many feed stores....
25 June 2014
The Two R’s Of Maintained Pasture
US – Graziers are being reminded to make note of the ‘two R’s’ of pasture management – residual leaves and rest period....
10 June 2014
Outcome Measures Drive Producer Profitability, Sustainable Practices
ANALYSIS - Farmers are seeing the value of switching to outcome measures to increase profitability as part of building on their sustainable farming practices. ...
06 June 2014
FAO and Chinese Partners Working to Unlock Carbon Finance for Herders and Grazers
GLOBAL - Hundreds of millions of people around the world rely on grasslands to feed the livestock which are the foundation of their livelihoods. Yet poor land management has left large swathes of the world's grasslands degraded - an environmental problem...
05 June 2014
New Grass Mix Claims to Lift Profitability
UK - A new grass seed blend claims to boost pasture profitability for UK farmers. ...
02 June 2014
Global Significance for Tasmanian Pasture Experiment
AUSTRALIA - The results of a 12-year experiment by University of Tasmania School of Biological Science researcher Associate Professor Mark Hovenden could lead to major changes in the way farmers irrigate and fertilise the land – especially if they want...
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