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01 December 2015
View news from United Kingdom How Can Risk be Managed in Volatile Markets?
ANALYSIS - Collaboration and partnership are key to managing risk in a volatile market....
30 November 2015
View news from New Zealand NZ Farmers "Shocked" Over Undercover Calf Video
NEW ZEALAND - Two animal welfare groups have released undercover videos of dairy (bobby) calf treatment, showing what one of the organisations called "systemic cruelty and deliberate violent abuse of helpless calves"....
27 November 2015
View news from United Kingdom How are Countries Across the EU Dealing with the Dairy Crisis?
EU - Dairy farmers across the UK have struggled with low milk prices for months - but farmers in other EU member states have also been affected. Melanie Jenkins looks at the wider picture across the EU....
26 November 2015
View news from United Kingdom Should Food Production Change to Combat Climate Change?
ANALYSIS - Food production counts for 30 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and this is largely due to growing crops and rearing livestock....
24 November 2015
View news from United Kingdom Preventing Lameness in First Lactation Heifers
UK - Lameness in first lactation heifers leads to an increased lifetime susceptibility, so prevention is essential....
20 November 2015
View news from Germany Demand for Strong Cheeses in Germany Growing
GERMANY - New research from market intelligence agency Mintel reveals Germany is a growing market for stronger variants of cheese....
17 November 2015
View news from United Kingdom Dairy Crisis: Farmers at Risk of Mental Health Problems
ANALYSIS - Facing increasing pressure on finances as well as uncertainty surrounded Basic Payments, the oncoming winter months are likely to worsen the stresses on many dairy farmers. Melanie Jenkins looks at the mental strain of running a dairy farm...
16 November 2015
View news from Canada What will a Liberal Government Mean for Canadian Agriculture?
CANADA - As the new, majority Liberal Government under Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau (above), gets down to work, the agricultural community is looking forward to more openness and engagement with the industry than it had under the outgoing conservatives,...
13 November 2015
View news from Global Weather: El Niño’s Global Impact, US November Outlook
ANALYSIS - El Niño is expected to peak in December, according to the US' National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)....
12 November 2015
View news from United Kingdom How Can Dairy Businesses Survive Winter?
ANALYSIS - It has been a tough year across the agricultural sector, with dairy being one of the hardest hit. Melanie Jenkins looks at what steps dairy farmers can take to weather the storm this winter....
11 November 2015
View news from United Kingdom Larger Herds Increase Bovine TB Risk
UK - Farming practices such as larger herd size, maize growth, fewer hedgerows and the use of silage have been linked to higher risk of bovine TB, new research from the University of Exeter has concluded....
10 November 2015
View news from United States Manure Management Can Reduce Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
CANADA - New research conducted in Canada shows how different manure management practices can affect the concentration of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the environment....
06 November 2015
View news from United States US Ag Organisations Get Behind Trans Pacific Partnership
US - The US has released the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, in the first step towards getting the deal pushed through Congress....
04 November 2015
View news from Global Prices Fall Further in Latest Global Dairy Trade Auction
GLOBAL - The Global Dairy Trade Price Index fell by 7.4 per cent from the previous auction at the latest event on Tuesday. ...
03 November 2015
View news from United Kingdom How Can Volatility be Managed on the Farm?
ANALYSIS - One of the biggest threats and challenges to farmers today is the volatility of the market....
30 October 2015
View news from United States Corn Residue a Good Option for Supplemental Feed
US - Corn (maize) residue left over from harvest can be a great option for livestock producers wanting to extend the grazing season, but producers should watch out that cattle do not eat too much grain, US universities have said....
28 October 2015
View news from Global Wild Ox DNA Gives Insight into Complex Cattle Breeding History
GLOBAL - The ancestry of domesticated cattle is more complex than previously thought, reports a paper published in the open access journal Genome Biology....
27 October 2015
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Dairy Industry Struggling with Electricity Shortages
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe is battling its worst electricity shortage in years with hospitals, mines and army barracks that were traditionally exempt from disconnection, now going for up to 18 hours without power like all less strategic energy users, writes...
26 October 2015
View news from Global Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef to Discuss Global Indicators, Equivalency, Antibiotics
ANALYSIS – The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) is set to meet this week to discuss global indicators, equivalency and antibiotics....
23 October 2015
View news from United States Tips for Pasture Improvement
ANALYSIS - Using a mower may be a simple way for livestock producers to improve forage quality on pastures, according to Ohio State University Extension educator Chris Penrose....
22 October 2015
View news from United Kingdom Feed Grain Markets Grow in a Shrinking World
ANALYSIS - Stable and, in some cases, even higher stocks and favourable harvests of maize, wheat and other cereals offer livestock producers the prospect of stable feed prices in the coming year, reports Jackie Linden from a recent grain market conference....
21 October 2015
View news from United States The Scoop on Poop – Why Manure Matters
ANALYSIS - For years, livestock farmers have used manure as a fertiliser, soil amendment, energy source and even construction material....
19 October 2015
View news from Global Could Satellites Change Systems for Farming and Aquaculture?
ANALYSIS - Developments in satellite, space and tracking technology are starting to have repercussions far beyond field mapping for crops and GPS guidance systems for farm machinery....
16 October 2015
View news from Global How do Crude Oil Prices Affect Livestock Feed Prices?
GLOBAL - The global livestock and aquaculture feed market prices are becoming more and more dependent on the movement of the Brent crude oil market....
15 October 2015
View news from European Union Dairy Farmers Call for Production Cuts to Halt Price Freefalls
EU - Dairy farmers from more than ten countries, led by the European Milk Board (EMB), gathered in Italy this week to discuss how to take action against rising milk production....
12 October 2015
View news from United States California Passes First Law to Ban Growth Promoting Livestock Antibiotics
US -The state of California has passed a law restricting the use of antibiotics in livestock production – outlawing their use as growth promoters and feed efficiency enhancers....
09 October 2015
View news from Global Global Agriculture Faces Decade of Flat or Falling Prices
GLOBAL - World Prices for food will remain flat or could fall over the next 10 years because of the current growth in agricultural production....
08 October 2015
View news from Netherlands Radical Dutch Grazing Law Could Outlaw Herd Expansion
THE NETHERLANDS – Radical Dutch politicians hope to push through national grazing laws to limit expansion only to farm offering cows access to grass....
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