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28 October 2013
Fluke Problem My Be Worse Than Expected
UK - Farmers are advised to be vigilant agianst fluke as the forecast does not look good, says the National Animal Disease Information Information Service....
22 October 2013
What Drives Grain and Feed Markets?
ANALYSIS - Emerging protein markets are pushing wheat as a main global markets driver as a lift in animal feed production increases demand, writes Chris Harris. ...
17 October 2013
Livestock, Poultry Production Rise in Uganda
UGANDA - Poultry and livestock production in Uganda increased by 3.2 per cent last year despite the effects of climate change such as the adverse rise in temperatures, a report shows....
16 October 2013
Drought Scheme Adds A$10,000 To Counter Queensland Plight
AUSTRALIA - Drought-stricken farmers in Queensland will receive state support of up to A$30,000 through a state-wide drought scheme. ...
15 October 2013
Powerline Safety Warning Issued After Second Gale In Two Months
NEW ZEALAND – Cattlemen are being asked to be wary of fallen powerlines in the wake of the gale force winds that hit Canterbury over the weekend....
09 October 2013
FAO Calls on Countries to Adapt to Food Price Volatility
GLOBAL - The world’s food price problems are not over despite a current market lull, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told a ministerial meeting on international food prices attended by some 30 agriculture ministers on Monday (7 October)....
08 October 2013
Czech Farmers To Receive Flood Compensation
CZECH REPUBLIC – Farmers hit by the disastrous June floods have received a government memorandum telling them they can seek compensation, to be issued from the European Commission. ...
Govt Unable to Respond to Distress in Livestock Industry
US - As the US government remains in shutdown mode, National Farmers Union (NFU) is deeply concerned about the direct impact it is having on livestock producers, especially in severe weather stricken areas....
07 October 2013
Weather Has Big Impact on Supply Chains
UK - "Many farmers are still working under the shadow of 2012’s appalling weather and the knock-on impact this has had," said Phil Bicknell, NFU Chief Economist at a recent Monmouthshire NFU Cymru county meeting....
25 September 2013
Farmers Urged to Vaccinate Cattle in Response to Blackleg Outbreak
UK – Scottish farmers are being advised to vaccinate youngstock amid rising incidents of Blackleg in the north east of the country....
19 September 2013
Dairy Review: Cause For Scottish Optimism?
SCOTLAND – Scottish dairy farming has cause for optimism following the announcement of ambitious expansion plans after a review of the nation’s dairy industry....
Australia Expects Record Value of Farm Production
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s gross value of farm production is expected to achieve a record of $49 billion in 2013-14, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES)....
12 September 2013
Ohio Farmers Warned Against Cutting Hay too Late
US – Cutting pastures too late will reduce storage of carbohydrates in roots and impact winter survival chances, pasture farmers have been warned....
Paraguayans Urged to Take Note of Separate Breeds This Autumn
PARAGUAY – Take note of your cattle breeds and treat accordingly in the run up to winter, farmers have been advised....
11 September 2013
Looking Ahead to the September 1 Corn Stocks Estimate
US - The size of the US corn crop will be the most important price factor in that market for the next few months. The market is expecting a crop large enough to meet consumption needs without price rationing, but is not expecting as large an increase...
10 September 2013
Slovenia, Croatia and Austria Repair Flood Damage
EU - Slovenia, Croatia and Austria are to get €14.6 million in EU aid to help repair damage caused by severe floods in 2012. ...
23 August 2013
Wet Start and Summer Heat Leads to Ergot
US – Climatic conditions have led to an ergot presence in rye, brome and wheat grasses in Missouri and Iowa due to summer heat following early moisture....
21 August 2013
Sorghum Planting to Solve Fodder Crisis in Zulia State
VENEZUELA – Government funding will go towards drilling five thousand hectares of Sorghum to ease pressure on farmers struggling through an intense summer of heat....
14 August 2013
Weatherman Tells Texans to Prepare Drought Plans
US - Texans must be wary of drought patterns and plan accordingly, according to one weather forecaster who addressed a Beef Cattle Course last week....
Coping With Too Much Grass
NEW ZEALAND – Farmers reporting problems with too much grass growth are being advised on how to manage pasture through the mild winter....
08 August 2013
Cut Pastures and Use Antibiotics to Beat Pinkeye
US – Farmers in the southern states of the US are being urged to control Pinkeye with pasture cutting and antibiotics this summer....
07 August 2013
Short Corn Crop, Long Price Tail - Are We There Yet?
US - The drought reduced US corn crop of 2012 created expectations that corn prices would follow a "short crop, long tail" price pattern characterized by a price peak early in the marketing year, followed by an unpredictable pattern of declining prices...
06 August 2013
Farmers Should Secure Feed Early
NEW ZEALAND - Market analysts have called on the cereal and livestock industries to study reports from the Arable Industry Marketing Initiative (AIMI) that barley stocks are low....
Supplementing and Extending Hay for the Winter
Following a wet summer, many Ohio producers will be struggling to make enough hay this year, which is why Chris Penrose of Ohio State University Extension urges farmers to look at growing forage brassicas or rye/oat mixes. ...
Aid Needed After 18,000 Cattle Die in Storm
INDIA – Emergency fodder is being airdropped in the Uttarakhand division of northern India where torrential rain has killed over 18,000 cattle....
05 August 2013
USDA Weekly Grain Update: Corn, Soy See Sharp Declines, Wheat Higher
US - Compared to last week, grain and soybean bids closed lower with wheat trading higher....
Female Farmers Are Answer to Land Abandonment
ITALY – Women can play a huge part in the preservation of the Italian countryside, the General Federation of Italian Agriculture (Confagricoltura)has said....
Austrian Drought Triggers Emergency Support
AUSTRIA – Farmers battling against a heatwave will receive disaster funding to alleviate the pressure of higher costs and mounting livestock and crop losses. ...
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