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23 February 2020
Driving productivity at Grassland & Muck 2020
Making the most of forage is a priority for UK farmers. Whether grazed or ensiled quality grass is still the most economic source of feed, and when managed right will reduce production costs and minimise environmental impact....
17 February 2020
Regenerative farming – how farmers can make the transition
In this podcast, ffinlo Costain explores how farmers can embrace regenerative agriculture to ensure long-term productivity, profitability and ecosystem biodiversity....
11 February 2020
Addressing the UK’s rumen and liver fluke challenge
Researchers at the University of Liverpool want to combat the growing prevalence of rumen fluke and liver fluke in the UK....
31 January 2020
Verified Grass Fed Standard Must Deliver for Farmers, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said that the 'Grass Fed standard' developed by Bord Bia should only be considered by processors for certain products, if it’s guaranteed to deliver an extra margin in a particular market place....
24 January 2020
NFU Responds to CCC Report on Land Use
UK - NFU President Minette Batters yesterday responded to a report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) about land use in the UK, expressing how she was pleased "to see the report acknowledge that British farming produces some of the most sustainable...
17 January 2020
Are we measuring ruminant methane emissions correctly?
Researchers at Oxford University have developed GWP*, a new climate metric that accurately measures the impact of methane emissions on global warming – recontextualising the debate surrounding ruminant methane emissions and climate change. ...
23 December 2019
More FrieslandCampina Dairy Farms Let Cows Graze
NETHERLANDS - The number of dairy farmers letting their cows out into the meadows has grown for the fifth year in a row. ...
08 November 2019
Winter Feeding Cost Comparison – Hay vs. Alternative Feeds
Fall has arrived, and focus has shifted to winter feed supplies. ...
29 October 2019
Tropical Grass Genetic Breakthrough Helps Develop Climate-friendly Cattle Farms
The discovery of genes responsible for asexual reproduction in a tropical grass may reduce the environmental impacts of cattle farming. ...
21 October 2019
Researchers Studying Precision Ranching in US Southwest
Precision ranching is a focus of a new coordinated agricultural project led by New Mexico State University, NMSU, in collaboration with Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Amarillo....
10 October 2019
Researchers Find Soil Changed by Manure from Cows Administered Antibiotics
Use of antibiotics is under heightened scrutiny due to the increased prevalence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens. While the primary focus is on more stringent use of antibiotics in medical settings, the use of antibiotics in the livestock sector is gaining...
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...
02 August 2019
CME: Toll Taken by Wet Weather, Muddy Conditions in Feedlots
US - Metrics on cattle feeding operations performance for June has been published by Kansas State University in recent days. The overriding theme continues to be the toll taken by wet weather and muddy conditions in feedlots during the winter and spring,...
01 August 2019
CME: Range, Pasture Conditions Best in Years at July-end
US - Range and pasture conditions as July comes to an end continue to be the best in many years, although normal seasonal deterioration is underway, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
19 July 2019
CME: Drought Monitor Shows Few Trouble Spots Across US
US - While crop conditions remain a concern, one of the key figures in the crop progress for cattle producers is pasture and range conditions, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
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....
25 June 2019
Growing Number of Farmers Equals Higher Level of Animal Welfare, Climate and Nature
NETHERLANDS - Since mid-December 2018, the moment that the first Campina milk and yoghurt cartons carrying the broad, independent 'On the way to PlanetProof' sustainability quality mark were introduced in the refrigerated section, the quality mark has...
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...
16 May 2019
Organic Animal Farms Benefit Birds Nesting in Ag Environments
FINLAND - The abundance of bird species living in agricultural environments has decreased both in Finland and elsewhere in Europe. ...
14 May 2019
Ninh Thuận Livestock Farmers Struggle to Feed Animals Due to Drought
VIETNAM - Farmers in Ninh Thuận Province, which has the largest number of cattle and sheep and goats in the country, are struggling to find natural food for their animals since prolonged hot weather has parched their pastures....
10 May 2019
Vietnam can Reduce Emissions, Save Billions in Ag, Forestry and Land Use
VIETNAM - As nations look toward 2020, when they will take stock of their actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the 2015 Paris Agreement, many are seeking ways to increase their nationally determined contributions, or NDCs, to global emissions...
11 April 2019
Genetic Breakthrough on Tropical Grass Could Help Develop Climate-friendly Cattle Farms
US - Cattle are a mainstay for many smallholders but their farms are often on degraded lands, which increases cattle's impact on the environment and lowers their production of milk and meat....
22 February 2019
Manure Injection Offers Hope, Challenge for Restoring Chesapeake Water Quality
US - Widespread adoption by dairy farmers of injecting manure into the soil instead of spreading it on the surface could be crucial to restoring Chesapeake Bay water quality, according to researchers....
07 December 2018
Increased Soil Contamination Puts Food Safety, Food Security at Risk
GLOBAL - Urgent action is needed to address soil pollution and contain the multiple threats it poses to global food safety and food security, said FAO on World Soil Day....
05 December 2018
IFA Says Teagasc Report Confirms 2018 Extremely Difficult for Farming
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said that the "Teagasc Annual Review" figures released yesterday come as no surprise to anyone involved in farming. ...
27 November 2018
Afghan Farmers Grappling Drought Urgently Need Seed, Animal Feed Support
AFGHANISTAN - A new drought response plan will help 1.4 million of the most vulnerable drought-affected people in Afghanistan during the coming winter season and into April next year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) announced...
16 November 2018
Grass-Fed Infant Formula an Industry First
CHINA - Munchkin Inc, a California-based infant and toddler products company, has vowed to scale up its presence in the Chinese market by providing more of its high-quality products....
 
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