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12 March 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: cattle herds increase across the globe
Cattle herds in Latin America, China and Australia are growing while Ukraine's livestock market continues to decline. ...
UK unveils new sustainable farming initiative
The UK is inviting farmers to take the first step towards a greener future by participating in the pilot Sustainable Farming Incentive. ...
11 March 2021
UK dairy farmers urged to sign up to pilot programme that will replace BPS
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) is urging dairy producers to sign up for the pilot of the Sustainable Farming Incentive, one of three schemes that will make up the Environment Land Management Scheme (ELMS)....
09 March 2021
UK supermarket Morrisons aims to source products from net zero carbon farms by 2030
Morrisons has pledged to be the first supermarket group completely supplied by net zero carbon British farms by 2030, five years ahead of the market....
03 March 2021
How to identify and control poison hemlock
Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum) was originally brought to the United States in the 1800s as an ornamental garden plant (another good idea gone awry) and is now found throughout North America. ...
24 February 2021
McDonald’s: Regenerative grazing for resilient beef farms
McDonald’s UK and FAI Farms Ltd pioneer Adaptive Multi-Paddock Grazing (AMP) to build soil, reduce inputs, increase biodiversity and farm resilience....
13 February 2021
The UK's improved Countryside Stewardship scheme opens for 2022 agreements
Farmers and land managers across the United Kingdom are being encouraged to apply for Countryside Stewardship (CS) agreements to help them protect and improve the natural environment....
10 February 2021
Germinal and Aberystwyth University join forces to help farmers achieve net zero climate goal
Germinal’s new research team embedded at Aberystwyth University brings together a unique collaboration of science and agriculture to address climate challenges and enhance agricultural productivity....
09 February 2021
Australia's NFF issues statement on agriculture and climate emissions
Tony Maher, CEO of Australia's National Farmers Federation states that its climate policy is clear - farming and agriculture cannot be worse off going forward with any carbon commitments or emissions reduction schemes....
08 February 2021
COWS warns cattle farmers to not let liver fluke catch them out
The Control of Cattle Parasites Sustainably (COWS) group has issued guidance for cattle farmers on how they can keep liver fluke at bay. ...
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....
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. ...
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). ...
28 January 2021
Amazon ecosystem hurtles towards death spiral as deforestation surges in 2020
An area the size of Israel was deforested in the Amazon biome in 2020 as destruction jumped 21 percent in the region....
US farm groups cautiously welcome renewed federal action on climate change
President Joe Biden signed multiple executive orders to address the mounting challenge of climate change; farm groups like the NFU and American Farm Bureau Federation (AFB) stress that farmer input is critical for climate success. ...
27 January 2021
Paddock grazing helps utilise grass growth during drought
Since introducing paddock grazing to their organic unit at Oakwood Mill near Selkirk in 2010, Giles and Alison Henry have, as a result, increased stock numbers and grazing potential by 30% across 110 hectares (ha)....
26 January 2021
DairyNZ supports proposed winter grazing solutions
DairyNZ supports recommendations to the Government from an advisory group looking to improve winter grazing rules for farmers and achieve better environmental outcomes....
25 January 2021
With increase in rainfall, pay attention to cases of bovine leptospirosis
The intensification of rains in this period is conducive to the proliferation of different disease-causing microorganisms, such as leptospirosis, which affects several species of animals, including cattle....
19 January 2021
“We must minimise carbon emissions while pursuing agricultural development” – ASU study
New research from Arizona State University finds that feeding the world while saving the planet is a difficult balancing act, but essential for our future....
15 January 2021
EU considers incentives for low-carbon farming
Farmers across the European Union could get cash to re-wild farmland and curb emissions from belching livestock....
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....
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....
Delegates at the Oxford Real Farming Conference to champion regenerative agriculture
In the run-up to the COP26 Climate Conference, farmers and communities from 75 countries gather at global summit to show how farming can help fix the climate crisis. ...
24 December 2020
Even Small Efforts to Keep Cows From Creeks Can Significantly Improve Riparian Health
With a little time and effort, rangeland managers can have a dramatic impact on the resilience of California’s riparian areas, which are important to the state’s human, environmental and economic well-being....
22 December 2020
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...
18 December 2020
UK Beef farmer wins first regenerative farming award
Andy Rumming and his family who farm on the upper reaches of the River Thames have won the first ever Russ Carrington Award in recognition of their regenerative farming methods. ...
04 December 2020
UK organic farming lobby fears being side-lined in new sustainable agriculture policy
The largest certifier of UK organic land shines a light on the overlooked areas of the UK's newly-unveiled sustainable farming policy....
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