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12 August 2014
WASDE Report Bearish for Soybeans, Slightly Bullish for Corn, Neutral Wheat
ANALYSIS - Corn futures initially moved to a new contract low in the wake of Tuesday's USDA supply and demand and crop production report - but mainly due to a sell-off in the soybean futures market following the data. ...
07 August 2014
Weaned Pigs and Dairy Cattle Do Well on High Canola Meal Diet
CANADA - The latest canola meal research published in the Journal of Animal Science demonstrates high growth performance in weaned pigs fed a diet high in canola meal....
16 July 2014
Wynnstay Appoints Leading Dairy Farmer as Non-executive Director
UK - One of the UK’s largest dairy producers has been appointed as Non-executive Director of agricultural and retail group Wynnstay....
26 June 2014
Why Do Cow Teats Widen With Age?
UK – Ill-fitting teat liners are causing udders to widen as cows mature, says a milking technology specialist....
10 June 2014
New Chinese Dairy Reports Strong Yields
CHINA – A new dairy project in central China is boasting over 9,400 litres a cow per lactation. ...
06 June 2014
Timid Cows Die Young Unless Barns Are Right
RUSSIA - Sufficient space in housing areas is critical for cow longevity, a Russian conference heard last week....
03 June 2014
Service Period Length Costing Russia Billions
RUSSIA – Federal money should not support inefficient milk herds, Russian Livestock minister Vladimir Labinov told a seminal cow health lecture last week....
02 June 2014
Where Does Russian Dairying Go Now?
RUSSIA - In order to become a more profitable and sustainable sector Russian dairy farms need to take a holistic approach to cow comfort....
20 May 2014
Farm Scholars Learn of Russian Dairy Progress
RUSSIA – Russian dairying is a sector on the move and not averse to technology, according to a Nuffield scholar....
15 May 2014
Much Scope for Improvements in Dairy Feed Efficiency
US – Learning useful lessons about dairy cow feed efficiency will require rudimentary steps to be taken before major benefits are felt....
12 May 2014
Illegal Delhi Dairies Implicated With Cattle Abuse
INDIA – Dairy cattle in Delhi’s illegal dairies are being subjected to an array of welfare infringements, local authorities have reported....
14 April 2014
Getting Cows Fatter: Time is of the Essence
NEW ZEALAND - Adding condition to a cow requires feed and time, with many New Zealand farmers not drying off early enough....
10 April 2014
Austrians Link Dairy Robots with Higher Somatic Cell Counts
AUSTRIA – Converting to modern robotic milking systems is being accompanied by increases in somatic cell counts (SCC) on Austrian farms, says the Agricultural Chamber....
08 April 2014
Grazing Management Key to Sync Robots With Pasture Systems
IRELAND – New research could solve a burning question in dairy farming technology; how to suit automated milking systems (AMS) to a grazing herd. ...
20 March 2014
Life Technologies Introduces First USDA-Licensed Real-Time PCR Test for the Detection of Tritrichomonas foetus DNA in Bulls
US - Life Technologies Corporation, now Thermo Fisher Scientific, today announced the availability of the only USDA-licensed, real-time PCR test to detect Tritrichomonas foetus (T. foetus) – a sexually transmitted disease in cattle that leads to early...
14 March 2014
Large Herd Seminar Expands to Offer Practical Workshops
UK - Dairymen are being advised to bring staff along to The Large Herd Seminar 2014 to benefit from additional practical farm workshops as part of the extended three day programme....
21 February 2014
Farmers Urged to Discuss Dairy Herd Fertility
UK – Farmer are being invited to attend three events that will explain latest thoughts on dairy herd fertility....
27 January 2014
Cows Yield More For Daughters, Study Finds
US – Holstein dairy cows produce significantly more milk for daughters than sons, a joint study between Kansas State and Harvard Universities has found....
24 January 2014
Fertility Headway Being Made in Southern Hemisphere
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy cow fertility has been the watchword in Oceania this week as industry leaders have underscored fertility as critical to cost control....
10 January 2014
USDA Reports Push Corn Sharply Higher, Soybeans Up, Wheat Sinks
ANALYSIS - Corn futures rallied strongly after smaller-than-expected grain stocks and production figures, and a record first-quarter usage pace, writes Jim Wyckoff for 5m. ...
CME Group Hosts Analysts Outlook of USDA Reports
ANALYSIS – Three grain analysts shared corn, soybean and wheat industry expectations ahead of the group of USDA reports to be released on Friday, reports Sarah Mikesell, TheCattleSite senior editor....
10 December 2013
CME Grains Turn Weaker in Aftermath of USDA Supply and Demand Report
ANALYSIS - Corn futures moved lower at midday Tuesday, after seeing a slight bounce following a mildly bullish USDA supply and demand report for December. ...
09 December 2013
Fleckvieh: Versatile Cattle For the Future
AUSTRIA - Sustainability and globalisation are two pressing issues besetting the dairy industry, which the Fleckvieh breed is well set to address, according to Austrian geneticists....
04 December 2013
Unique Jersey Breaks 100,000 Kilo Mark
AUSTRIA – A Jersey cow in Carinthia has produced over 100,000 kilos of milk in its lifetime, in a feat the agriculture chamber is hailing as ‘unique’....
10 September 2013
Rabobank: Indian Dairy Market Ready to Engage with Global Players
GLOBAL - Rabobank says it's time for global players to start engaging with one of the largest volume dairy markets in the world. ...
03 September 2013
Digital Dermatitis: Could Foot Trimming be the Problem?
Foot trimmers and veterinarians could be responsible for spreading cattle lameness from cow to cow due to improper hoof knife disinfection, early research suggests....
21 August 2013
Industry Speaks Out at Tail Breaking Incident
NEW ZEALAND – Producer groups have reacted in unison to the conviction of an Ashburton dairy herd manager for tail breaking, stating that such management practise has no place in the dairy industry....
14 August 2013
Coping With Too Much Grass
NEW ZEALAND – Farmers reporting problems with too much grass growth are being advised on how to manage pasture through the mild winter....
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