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24 January 2014
Dry Weather Promotes Fieldwork, Slows Winter Forage Growth
US - Except for a very few showers, Texas remained dry during mid-January, according to the National Weather Service and reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel....
17 January 2014
Keeping Dairy Heifers Outside Through Winter
UK - DairyCo hosts a farm walk focusing on Outwintering strategies for dairy heifer replacements with researchers, Professor Liam Sinclair and Norton Atkins on 21 January....
13 January 2014
Cattle Health: Watch Out For Wet and Windy Conditions
US - Cattle welfare and body temperature are inextricably linked at this time of year and 30 degrees Fahrenheit should be the point at which to worry....
10 January 2014
New Publication Could Help Unravel Babesiosis Upsurge
NORWAY – A research paper exploring the reasons behind the changing extent of a tick species in Norway has been published in the paper Parasites and Vectors....
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....
Cold Snap Could Warrant Warm Baths For Newborns
US - Warm baths have been proven to rescue calf temperatures quicker than heatlamps, an Oklahoma veterinarian has reminded dairy farmers....
02 January 2014
Where Will Beef and Dairy Markets Go in 2014?
GLOBAL – China has been, and will continue to be, a major driver in beef and dairy market dynamics in the New Year, say agribusiness experts....
Livestock Owners Urged to Prepare for Heat
AUSTRALIA - Livestock owners are being urged to ensure they take special care of their livestock during the next few days as severe to extreme temperatures are forecast across most of the state....
16 December 2013
Early Planning Key to Livestock Safety
UK - The winter weather can be tough on livestock and animals may need a little extra protection at this time of year....
13 December 2013
Maintaining Calf Growth Rates Through Winter
US - Adding a third feeding or using supplemental fat could maintain calf growth rate during the coldest months, meaning first lactation targets are hit....
09 December 2013
New Zealand Drought Shows Farmer Resilience
NEW ZEALAND - The 2013 drought cut the dairy season short, but only decreased production by 1.6 per cent, industry data shows. ...
05 December 2013
Increasing Government Support for UK Agriculture
UK - In a far-reaching and thought provoking presentation at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) in October the Rt Hon. David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science, confirmed increasing government commitment and support for UK agriculture....
04 December 2013
Watch Out for Scour This Winter
UK - Veterinarians are warning that gutworm could be a problem on many holdings this winter, particularly across north and western areas of the United Kingdom....
29 November 2013
Typhoon Livestock and Poultry Losses over P2.7 Million
PHILIPPINES - The Office of the Provincial Veterinarian reported damages in poultry and livestock due Typhoon Yolanda in the amount of P2,745,947....
Study Looks into Alfalfa in Drier State
US – South west Kansas farmers are asking whether alfalfa is still an economical crop given arid conditions and a depleting Ogallala aquifer....
28 November 2013
Territory Government Announces Drought Support
AUSTRALIA – Drought support, worth A$7.6 million, has been welcomed by New South Wales Farmers President Fiona Simpson, after 18 months of 'extremely dry' conditions....
27 November 2013
Queensland Drought Intensifies
AUSTRALIA - Over 65 per cent of the state of Queensland has been officially drought declared, writes Gemma Hyland. ...
21 November 2013
Post Typhoon Message for Dairy Workers
NEW ZEALAND – A message of support and sympathy has been broadcast by Dairy New Zealand to the typhoon struck Filipino community, in recognition of their plight and contribution to farming....
Heifers Outside Could Save Rearing Costs
UK – Outwintering heifers could be a way of reducing rearing costs, say Harper Adams University researchers ahead of a day of outwintering assessment....
Super Levy Likely Barring a Major Yield Shock
IRELAND – Super levy fears look likely, unless a ‘severe supply shock’ happens in the coming months, says the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA)....
19 November 2013
Philippines Acts to Help Farmers and Fishermen after Typhoon
PHILIPPINES - Following the impact of the typhoon Haiyan, the Philippine Department of Agriculture has set up interventions intended to stabilise markets, provide seeds for early recovery of crops and support the municipal fishery sector of the Eastern...
Dairy Contributes to Typhoon Relief
PHILIPPINES – A herd management provider has initiated a Filipino relief fund in recognition of the contribution islanders have given to British Agriculture....
18 November 2013
Impact of Typhoon Haiyan to be Discussed at Food Security Summit
THAILAND - The Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) Food Security Summit, hosted at the UNCC on 26 and 27 November in Bangkok will go ahead with the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan acting as a sobering backdrop. ...
13 November 2013
Typhoon Haiyan Hits Farming Heartland
PHILIPPINES - A super typhoon has wreaked havoc across many southern and central regions of the Philippines leaving around 12,000 people dead and thousands without access to food and clean water, writes Lucy Towers....
01 November 2013
Farmers Warned of Grassland Pests Risk
NEW ZEALAND – Farmers are being warned that numbers of grassland pests, porina and black beetle, will be ‘larger than normal’....
What Impact Has Drought Had on New Zealand?
NEW ZEALAND – Drought damage over the last year will be shown during field day events, taking place on four south island west coast farms....
31 October 2013
Brazil to Minimize Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture
BRAZIL- Agriculture Ministers of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) have signed a joint statement to minimize the negative effects of climate change on security food....
30 October 2013
South African Farmers Wait for Drought Relief Assistance
SOUTH AFRICA - North West Premier Thandi Modise says everything is being done to expedite financial assistance to mitigate the drought conditions hitting farmers....
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