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17 October 2019
Fall Calving May Yield Higher Returns, Risk and Profitability Evaluated
The vast majority of cow-calf producers in Tennessee and the Southeast using a defined calving season have long favored spring calving; however, researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) have evaluated the risk and returns...
16 October 2019
A Look at Feeding Strategies During Challenging Times
Difficult economics in the dairy industry now and in recent years have herd owners and their advisors working to find opportunities to increase margins and/or cut costs, writes Tom Overton and Larry Chase, Department of Animal Science and PRO-DAIRY at...
11 October 2019
The Five Freedoms: A history lesson in animal care and welfare
The Five Freedoms have been the basis of animal welfare since the 1960s. Learn about what they are and why they have endured, writes Melissa Elischer, Michigan State University Extension...
03 October 2019
Pricing silage, earlage, snaplage from immature corn
Delayed planting, lack of growing degree-days, drought, hail or insect damage, or early frost can all result in immature corn at harvest....
01 October 2019
Spring Australian pasture into action
With continuing tough seasonal conditions forecast for the southern livestock production zone, producers are urged to focus on spring pasture management....
Getting the most from your single-cut hay system
For a variety of reasons, some hay acres are harvested only once per year. Here are some tips for good results in this situation, writes James Isleib, Michigan State University Extension....
27 September 2019
2019 Corn Silage Harvest: An exercise in patience
I want to start with two statements, or more accurately, titles of past articles that have stuck in my head over the years and serve as good reminder as we intently monitor this year’s corn crop and weather conditions, writes Joe Lawrence, Cornell University...
25 September 2019
2019 US Crop Production: 17.4 Million “Lost Acres” Identified
Farm Market iD’s updated, in-season data now includes this season’s “lost acres”. In total, 17.4 million crop production acres have been lost in key broad-acre states compared to 18 million acres reported by USDA in the same states....
13 September 2019
Robot Feeds Southland Dairy Cows
NEW ZEALAND - The use of robotics in the dairy industry has taken a step forward, with the launch of the first robotic feed pusher in New Zealand to also refresh and remix feed....
11 September 2019
Insects as Food and Feed: Research, Innovation Drive Growing Field
GLOBAL - As the global food supply faces the dual challenge of climate change and a growing human population, innovative minds are turning to a novel source for potential solutions: insects....
09 September 2019
A to Z Introduces New Mineral Feed to Boost Dairy Cattle Industry
TANZANIA - Dairy cattle keepers in Dodoma and Iringa regions have every reason to smile following the introduction of Josera Frumi Plus in the two regions....
27 August 2019
CME: Inventory of COF in Feedlots Close to Analysts' Expectations
US - The inventory of cattle on feed in feedlots with +1000 head capacity as of 1 August was estimated at 11.112 million head, 0.2 percent higher than a year ago. Analysts expected the total on feed number to be up 0.6 percent, according to Steiner...
21 August 2019
CME: Good Pasture Conditions, Higher Feed Costs Help Cattle Producers
US - USDA will issue on Friday (3PM ET) the results of its monthly survey of feedlots with +1000 head capacity, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
13 August 2019
Grow Own Stockfeed, Dairy Farmers Urged
ZIMBABWE - Dairy farmers in Manicaland have been urged to grow and stash their own stockfeed to counter increasing prices of commercial stockfeed....
Swiss Dairy Association Launches 'Sustainable Milk' Standard
SWITZERLAND - From 1 September, milk producers can use a new "Swissmilk Green" quality label if they meet ten basic criteria, including avoiding palm oil products in animal feed....
26 July 2019
Feed Potatoes Get Timely Boost
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed the decision by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to lift the ban on feeding crop treated with maleic hydrazide (MH) to livestock....
24 July 2019
Feed Crisis Worries Cattle Farmers Ahead of Eid
BANGLADESH - Cattle farmers in flood-affected northern districts fear incurring huge losses from sale during upcoming Eid-ul-Azha....
18 July 2019
CME: Feedlot Placements Expected to be Above a Year Ago in July COF Report
US - According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc., two major cattle reports will be released Friday, 19 July 2019, by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)....
08 July 2019
EPA's RFS Obligations Another Setback for American Farmers
US - On Friday, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the year 2020. The proposal would set required biofuel use at 20.04 billion gallons next...
03 July 2019
CME: Rainy Weather a Boon to Pasture, Range Conditions Across Most of US
US - The rainy weather that has been a major obstacle to getting spring crops planted this year has been a boon to pasture and range conditions across most of the US, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
02 July 2019
Communities Urged to Revive Livestock Feedlots
ZIMBABWE - The government has called for the revival of community livestock feedlots in Matabeleland South Province in order to save thousands of animals that are under threat from perennial drought....
28 June 2019
CME: Canadian COF Significantly Smaller Than US Feedlot System
US - According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc., Canadian "Cattle on Feed" was released on 14 June 2019 by
27 June 2019
CME: 1 June Cattle on Feed Inventories Up Compared to a Year Ago
US - 1 June cattle on feed inventories in feedlots with capacities of 1,000 head or greater were up two percent from a year earlier, according to the USDA-National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) in a report was released last Friday, writes...
25 June 2019
CME: 14.5%/More Increase in US Corn Price Likely
US - According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc., the assumption is often made that when feedstuff costs increase dramatically that a response in the livestock and poultry sectors is to lower carcass (dressed) weight. Basic economics suggests...
24 June 2019
Antibiotic Resistance in Spore-forming Probiotic Bacteria
US - New research has found that six probiotic "Bacillus" strains are resistant to several antibiotics....
21 June 2019
CME: Drought Pressure Minimal for Much of US
US - Drought pressure appears to be minimal for much of the country at this time and, combined with good moisture conditions earlier in the spring, it has resulted in one of the best pasture conditions of the last 25 years, according to Steiner Consulting...
19 June 2019
Seaweed Feed Additive Cuts Livestock Methane but Poses Questions
US - Supplementing cattle feed with seaweed could result in a significant reduction in methane belched by livestock, according to Penn State researchers, but they caution that the practice may not be a realistic strategy to battle climate change....
18 June 2019
Rinsing System in Stomach Protects Teeth of Ruminants
SWITZERLAND - "Field-grazing animals always eat some earth and dust along with the plants," says Jean-Michel Hatt, professor at the Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife. ...
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