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29 January 2016
View news from Global Genetic Diversity of Livestock Will Help Feed a Hotter, Harsher World
GLOBAL - Livestock keepers and policy makers worldwide are increasingly interested in harnessing animal biodiversity to improve production and food security on a warmer, more crowded planet, according to a new FAO report. The agency nonetheless warns...
28 January 2016
View news from United States CoBank Predicts Better Year for Livestock Producers in 2016
ANALYSIS - The supply glut that plagued US beef, pork and poultry markets in 2015 and ratcheted down margins is expected to ease in 2016, according to a new research report from CoBank. ...
25 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom Land Management Essential in Managing Volatility and Food Security
ANALYSIS - Land management and mitigating the effects of climate change are expected to be the major challenges to the European farming sector and the focus for the Common Agricultural Policy....
22 January 2016
View news from United States Long-Term Dairy Prospects Remain Strong, Report Says
US - Despite a sustained downturn in global dairy markets, a new US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) analysis forecasts that the fundamentals driving long-range global dairy trade demand remain positive through to 2020....
20 January 2016
View news from United States Global Dairy Trade Prices Fall Again
GLOBAL - The results of the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction has shown a fall in the GDT price index of 1.4 per cent....
15 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Need to Exchange Knowledge to Deal with Volatility
ANALYSIS - Benchmarking and knowledge transfer will be two essential tools to help farmers manage their businesses in volatile markets....
14 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom Reducing Competition Between Livestock and Humans for Food
ANALYSIS - Reducing the amount of animal feed grown on crop land could have a positive effect on the availability of food and have a positive environmental impact by cutting greenhouse gas emissions....
13 January 2016
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwean Cattle Farmers Destock as Drought Worsens
ZIMBABWE - Cattle producers in Zimbabwe are destocking as drought conditions bite into the beef industry, leading to an increase in the number of slaughtered animals, with the number of sheep and goats slaughtered in the nine months period to September...
12 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom OFC - What Strategies are Needed to Feed a Growing Population?
UK - Sustainable intensification strategies to give greater production but with a lower environmental impact will be necessary to meet the rising demand for food, as the world population grows and the effects of climate change are felt....
11 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom OFC - Can UK Farming Afford to Leave the EU?
UK - The UK could grow the rural economy, improve the environment and protect the country from plant and animal diseases if it was outside the European Union, according to the former environment secretary Owen Paterson....
08 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom OFC - Badger Culls to be Stepped Up in Fight Against Bovine TB
UK - Half of England will be declared free of bovine TB by 2020, according to the agriculture secretary Liz Truss....
07 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom OFC: Research Investment to Make British Agriculture More Competitive
UK - The British government is to focus more investment on research into animal and plant health research in a bid to make British agriculture more competitive....
06 January 2016
View news from Global What's the Biggest Challenge for Sustainable Beef?
ANALYSIS - The biggest challenge for sustainable beef is taking practical applications to the grass-roots level, said Karl Williams, Operations Director at FAI Farms UK....
05 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom Research Finds Improved Land Use Efficiency Helps Climate
UK - New research from the University of Cambridge into the potential for sparing land from food production to balance greenhouse gas emissions has shown that emissions from the UK farming industry could be largely offset by 2050....
31 December 2015
View news from United States Home for the Holidays – A US Family Farm
ANALYSIS – This week my family and I left the suburbs of Chicago to head home for the holidays, and I thought you might like to hear about my family farm. ...
30 December 2015
View news from Global Top Ten Dairy Features of 2015
Click the links below to read this year's most popular dairy features, including some interesting tips for dairy producers....
25 December 2015
View news from Global Merry Christmas to All Our Readers!
Best wishes for the holiday season to all our readers around the world....
23 December 2015
View news from United Kingdom How Can Farmers Live With Volatility?
ANALYSIS - Price volatility is something that farmers are going to have to live with as it is going to be a feature of farming given the impacts of climate change and swings in production across the globe, writes Chris Harris....
22 December 2015
View news from European Union Food Safety Concern as Infections Still Rising in EU
EU - Human cases of listeriosis and campylobacteriosis rose once again in 2014, continuing an upward trend that began in 2008....
18 December 2015
View news from United Kingdom Badger Controls to Expand in Bovine TB Eradication Efforts
UK - Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Liz Truss, updated Parliament yesterday on the state of bovine tuberculosis eradication efforts in the UK....
16 December 2015
View news from United Kingdom Dairy Industry Sets Ambitious Targets to Reduce Emissions
ANALYSIS - The British dairy industry is set to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by between 20 and 30 per cent on 1990 levels by 2020....
15 December 2015
View news from United Kingdom Cattle Rustling a Serious Problem in Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Cattle theft in Northern Ireland has become increasingly problematic in recent years, however tackling it remains a difficult issue. Melanie Jenkins reports....
14 December 2015
View news from Australia Cattle Methane Emissions Lower Than Previously Thought
AUSTRALIA - Methane emissions from cattle in Australia are 24 per cent lower than previously estimated, equivalent to 12.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, following analysis of new Australian research data....
11 December 2015
View news from South Africa South Africa Faces Worst Drought in Thirty Years
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa will be facing a disaster if it doesn’t rain by the end of December. Over the past year, El Niño has caused below average rainfall in many parts of the country, with some areas recording their lowest rainfall in fifty years....
09 December 2015
View news from United Kingdom Report Urges Antibiotic Target-Setting for Farming
UK - The UK's independent Review on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), chaired by Jim O’Neill, has released a report on the global use of antibiotics in agriculture....
08 December 2015
View news from United Kingdom How Can Carbon Footprinting Improve Dairy Profits?
ANALYSIS - Nearly half the dairy farmers in the UK believe that taking measures to tackle climate change will add costs to their business, writes Chris Harris....
04 December 2015
View news from United Kingdom Dairy Farmers Adapting to Volatile Markets
ANALYSIS - Farmers in the British dairy sector will have to adapt and change to be able to grow in the present volatile market conditions, writes Chris Harris....
03 December 2015
View news from Global Rabobank Outlook 2016: Bearish Grains, Stable for Cattle
ANALYSIS - Agri commodity stocks remain comfortable and are expected to limit price gains to modest levels throughout 2016 for grains and oilseeds, while hogs, sugar and coffee prices are expected to head higher. Cattle prices are expected to remain fairly...
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