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30 June 2015
Preventing Lameness to Increase Profitability
UK - Lameness in the dairy herd is not only a significant welfare problem but can also create a significant financial loss to the farmer....
29 June 2015
Third of World Population Viable Because of Costly Nitrogen
GLOBAL - Nitrogen use in agriculture keeps two billion people alive and costs the US economy over two hundred billion dollars a year, according to a growing body of research....
15 June 2015
Manure Leak Brings $30,000 Fine to Minnesota Farm
US - A central Minnesota cattle operation has been levied a $30,000 fine after contaminating tributaries to the Crow Wing River, its second fine in five years....
28 May 2015
Cow Urine to be Used in Government Hospitals
INDIA - Hospitals in Rajasthan are to use cow urine as an alternative disinfectant....
15 May 2015
Germans Call For Change to Permanent Pasture Definition
GERMANY – Last minute changes to the European Union's permanent pasture definition were demanded by the German Farmers’ Association (DBV) this week....
14 May 2015
How to Assess Environmental Impact of Meat Production
GLOBAL - The need to reduce the environmental impact of food production will become ever more pressing as agriculture doubles production to feed 9 billion people in 2050....
07 May 2015
New Tools in Methane Battle
NEW ZEALAND – Graziers could have a safe and effective way of reducing methane emissions from ruminants by up to 90 per cent by 2020....
05 May 2015
Dairy Industry Boosts Energy Efficiency
UK - The British dairy industry has outperformed targets by achieving a 15 per cent improvement in energy efficiency since 2008....
29 April 2015
Environmental Feed Life Cycle Guidelines Released
GLOBAL - International organisation have released new guidelines for Global Feed Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), which addresses the impact of livestock feeds on the environment....
17 April 2015
Canada’s Food Production Growing but Wasting More
ANALYSIS - Canada wastes 6 billion kilogrammes of food each year – nearly a third of its total production....
Improving Cattle Health Could Decrease Greenhouse Gas Emissions
UK - Efforts to reduce cattle greenhouse gas emissions by improved animal health could be undermined by increased herd size, according to research presented at the British Society for Animal Science conference....
14 April 2015
Consultations on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets
UK - Three consultations covering the UK and the EU's approach to future GHG emissions reduction have been issued. All will have implications for agriculture....
07 April 2015
World Health Day: Can 'FoodKeeper' Application Reduce Waste?
ANALYSIS - How often do you have to throw away food because it's gone past its best? ...
02 April 2015
Cattle Growth Hormone Found to Effect Fish Sexual Behaviour
FINLAND - A common growth-promoting hormone used worldwide in the cattle industry has been found to affect the sexual behaviours of fish at a very low concentration in waterways – with potentially serious ecological and evolutionary consequences....
01 April 2015
Climate Change Adaptation May Bring Its Own Threats
UK - Adaptation measures to help us cope with climate change have the potential to generate further threats for both local and global ecosystems, according to a new study from the University of East Anglia....
26 March 2015
Agriculture Industries Call for Future Growth, Sustainability
UK - The Agriculture Industries Confederation (AIC) is urging the next Government to pursue growth and sustainability....
20 March 2015
IFPRI: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico Home to Half World’s Hungry
GLOBAL - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico may be rising economic powerhouses, but these five fast-growing, middle income countries are still home to nearly half of the world’s hungry, or 363 million people, according to IFPRI's new Global...
04 March 2015
Farms Forced to Close In Lake Tai Clean Up
CHINA – Measures to clean up China’s third biggest lake could force livestock and poultry farmers near Shanghai out of a livelihood....
27 February 2015
Dung Detective Takes Over From Fire Brigade
CYPRUS - Manure sieving is informing a Cyprus farm’s feed preparation, according to one of TheDairySite features this week....
24 February 2015
TheCattleSite Launches Beef & Dairy Sustainability Hub
ANALYSIS – What does sustainable beef really mean? TheCattleSite, TheBeefSite and TheDairySite aim to help you figure it out with the launch of their new Beef & Dairy Sustainability Hub....
13 February 2015
Water a Limiting Factor to Corn Silage Quality
US - Minimizing yield losses while reducing groundwater usage is a continual goal for Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists on the High Plains, where quantities of water from the Ogallala Aquifer are diminishing....
03 February 2015
MSD Offers Technical Education on Sustainable Beef Practices in Brazil
ANALYSIS - MSD Animal Health's portfolio of products is only part of the service they provide to cattle producers in Brazil. Now they are sharing technical information and management techniques through e-learning, field days, meetings and practical curriculum...
22 January 2015
Paradigm Shift Required for Sustainable Food
GLOBAL - Efficient farming must take the place of input intensive agriculture in order to be sustainable, the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture heard last week....
21 January 2015
More Efficient Food Systems Needed
GLOBAL - Input intensive agricultural development as a model is no longer sustainable, says a world food spokesman....
20 January 2015
Lifecycle Assessment: US Beef Sustainability Improved 5 Per Cent
ANALYSIS - Kim Stackhouse, NCBA Director of Sustainability Research, explains how the NCBA Lifecycle Assessment Study shows that sustainability of US beef production has improved 5 per cent when looking at all three pillars - economics, social and environmental....
19 January 2015
Can Sustainable Intensification Help Feed the World?
ANALYSIS - Sustainable intensification is one way to feed our growing population, according to Dr. Frank Mitloehner, professor at University of California-Davis. ...
16 January 2015
Why is McDonald's Passionate about Sustainable Beef?
ANALYSIS - Francesca DeBiase, VP Strategic Sourcing, Sustainability at McDonald's, said buying verified sustainable beef by 2016 is one of McDonald's key commitments....
New Research Finds Many Key Resources Have Passed Their Peak
GLOBAL - As the worlds resources face enormous challenges, researchers from the US and Denmark have analysed the production and extraction rates of 27 global renewable and non-renewable resources (including fish, meat and milk) and found that many of...
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