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20 January 2015
Mostly "Good" Ukrainian Winter Crops After Big Export Year
UKRAINE – Crop production and exports from Ukraine increased last year and present winter crop progress is good, reports the Ministry of Agriculture Policy and Food....
19 January 2015
Growing Dairy Herd Underpins Beef Calf Recovery
NORTHERN IRELAND – Beef-sired calf records are illustrating the contrasting fortunes of the beef and dairy herd, as a rise in traditional breeds has helped calf numbers recover....
15 January 2015
Pneumonia Vigilance Needed as 'Wonky Weather' Grabs Headlines
UK – Respiratory disease could be on the rise after a rapid eighteen degree temperature lift early in the month....
14 January 2015
USDA Reports to Support Corn Prices
US - The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the USDA has released the final estimates of the size of the 2014 US corn and soybean crops and estimates of the stocks of corn and soybeans in storage as of December 1, 2014, writes Darrel Good....
09 January 2015
Why Are Brazilian Milk Prices at a Four Year Low?
BRAZIL – Brazil’s low milk prices are the result of a milk production increase after investors were buoyed by high 2013 milk prices, say economists....
06 January 2015
Drought Situation Improves for Much of Australia
AUSTRALIA – Many of Australia’s key stocking areas got some welcome respite from prolonged dry weather to end 2014 in December with ‘above average’ rainfall for much of the region....
05 January 2015
Care For Livestock During Hot Weather, Australians Told
AUSTRALIA – Farm animals lack the temperature regulation abilities humans have, and need sufficient shelter and water during hot spells, rural Australians are hearing....
10 December 2014
Australian Farm Output Forecast Down for Next Year
AUSTRALIA - Following an estimated increase of 10 per cent in 2013-14, the gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to fall by five per cent in 2014-15, according to the latest forecast from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource...
08 December 2014
Summer All-Grazing No Longer Predominates
UK – More dairy farms keep cows inside 24 hours a day and fewer stick to traditional grazing, reveals a report of UK farms published in the American Dairy Science Association journal....
05 December 2014
Flooding a Market Does Not Match Demand
GLOBAL - Dairy farmers are, in part, victims of their own success, producing ample milk for a market that has proved elusive this year....
04 December 2014
A$100 Million For Australian Farmers Battling Severe Drought
AUSTRALIA – Drought affected farmers have been assigned A$100 million in a new drought recovery loan scheme for those hit by severe dry weather and Indonesian cattle export disruptions....
02 December 2014
Higher Arkansas Parasite Risk This December
US - A parasite warning has been issued to farmers after near perfect conditions over recent months. ...
01 December 2014
Welsh Sheep and Dairy on Rise as Beef Contracts
WALES – Welsh dairy cow and sheep numbers have grown again as beef herd woes continue, says the Welsh Government....
"Moderate" Liver Fluke Risk For Most Irish Farms
IRELAND – Winter liver fluke risk is “moderate” for Irish livestock this year, although extra care may be needed on North West farms....
28 November 2014
High Milk Production Won’t Find the Brakes
GLOBAL - Milk prices are unlikely to recover before the second half of 2015 as major exporters continue to crank out milk and the market waits on China....
13 November 2014
Consumers Demand Piece of Mind on Welfare, Says Study
GLOBAL - Increasingly, but to different extents, consumers throughout the world want assurances that the meat and dairy products they are buying are safe to eat, nutritious and of good quality....
12 November 2014
Animal Welfare and Sustainability Inextricably Linked
GLOBAL - Animal production and animal welfare are inextricably linked with ethical, political, economic, environmental and social issues....
28 October 2014
El Nino Outlook Neutral for Australia
AUSTRALIA – The chance of an El Nino is at 50 per cent, which is still double the normal likelihood, says the Bureau of Meteorology....
22 October 2014
Second Successive Year of Grain Surpluses
ANALYSIS - This year will see the second successive year of global grain surpluses....
20 October 2014
Flood Video Highlights Risk For Farms
UK - A poignant video of a farming couple from the Somerset Levels coming to terms with being flooded last winter highlights why the Government must urgently invest to fill the £500m shortfall in the nation’s flood defence funding, the NFU has said....
10 October 2014
Brazil Beef to Go Higher, Milk Price Heads South
BRAZIL – Milk and beef prices are currently heading in different directions, according to market analysts summarising the cattle industry to the end of September....
03 October 2014
Argentina Spared From Milk Price Cuts
ARGENTINA - The dairy price downturn has followed a trend of more milk and less demand across the major milk producing nations, except in Argentina where yields have fallen....
02 October 2014
China Unlikely to Be 'White Knight' For Dairy Prices
GLOBAL – Low dairy prices are set to be prolonged in the absence of a Chinese white knight and a likelihood of strong milk production into next year, says Rabobank....
25 September 2014
How to Feed Forage to Ensure Milk Yield and Quality This Winter
UK - A poor forage year across many dairy farms means extra care this winter if milk yield and quality is to be maintained, says a new extension group ahead of a series of forage planning seminars. ...
23 September 2014
Zagreb to Host 2015 Animal Welfare Conference
CROATIA - The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) is to hold its 2015 conference with the theme 'Animal Populations – World Resources and Animal Welfare' in Zagreb on 14 and 15 July 2015. The closing date to submit a title and abstract...
22 September 2014
Farmers Told to Be Competitive, Dairy Market Will Turn
US - Current milk price cuts are a blow to confidence but the long term dairy markets outlook remains positive, says the British National Farmers Union (NFU)....
19 September 2014
More Land Fewer Harvests in Light of Climate Change
GERMANY - Most of the Earth’s agricultural land resources are already under cultivation. Climate change poses a huge challenge to global agriculture, but a new study by geographers at the Lugwig Maximilians University in Munich shows that some regions...
15 September 2014
European Dairy Giants Progressing in Africa
AFRICA - Europe’s dairy processing sector is looking to Africa for the latest investment opportunities in what is a continent with massive dairy potential....
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