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17 September 2021
Cow diets containing milled rapeseed reduces the methane emitted by cattle
In addition to reducing methane emissions, the new diet decreased the proportion of saturated fatty acids in milk – without reducing milk output....
13 September 2021
Louis Dreyfus completes stake sale to Abu Dhabi's ADQ
Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) has completed the sale of a 45% indirect stake to Abu Dhabi holding firm ADQ, marking the arrival of the first non-family shareholder in the agricultural commodity group's 170-year history....
UGA researcher uses 'cotton cake' as protein supplement in dairy cattle diets
John Bernard, a professor and dairy scientist at the University of Georgia Tifton campus, has found “cotton cake” to be an effective protein supplement for dairy cattle....
08 September 2021
Power outages slash US Gulf Coast grain exports even as river reopens
Grain exports from US Gulf Coast terminals in southern Louisiana remained severely limited on 7 September, even after the US Coast Guard reopened the lower Mississippi River to shipping traffic over the weekend....
06 September 2021
Fall armyworm marching from US South to Midwest, damaging pastures, soybeans, lawns
The fall armyworm outbreak of 2021 is going to be one to remember. It's not just hitting the south this year, but fall armyworms are marching north into the Midwestern states like Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Iowa....
Global soybean shortage could mean a surge in non-GM food prices
French feed makers are warning that shortages of suitable soybeans could raise prices for meat, eggs and milk labelled GM-free by up to 10%....
30 August 2021
Trouw Nutrition and Wageningen University strengthen collaboration on sustainable livestock production
Trouw Nutrition and Wageningen University are strengthening their collaborative efforts to accelerate research and innovation into sustainable livestock production. ...
26 August 2021
DSM's We Make It Possible is innovating, transforming industry one year post-launch
As the world’s population grows to 9.7 billion by 2050, and human-derived Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from animal agriculture rise past 14.5%, the world is faced with serious challenges that, without change, will have detrimental and irreversible...
La Nina events could hurt Argentina's corn and soy crops
Argentina's corn and soy crops and subsequent export logistics could come head to head with dry La Nina weather, analysts say. ...
16 August 2021
“Once in 100 years” drought seen affecting Argentine grains exports into next year
A once-a-century drought has lowered the water level of Argentina's main grains transport river, reducing farm exports and boosting logistics costs in a trend that meteorologists said will likely continue into next year....
12 August 2021
Targeted grazing helps contain wildfires in the US Great Basin
Using cattle grazing to create firebreaks on landscapes invaded by cheatgrass has successfully contained three rangeland wildfires in four years in the Great Basin—the latest being the Welch wildfire near Elko, Nevada, on 18 July....
04 August 2021
Functional Feeds and Matters of Taste: Research Insights on Feed and Palatability for Ruminants
Selko, the Feed Additive brand of Trouw Nutrition, Nutreco’s animal nutrition division, is sharing research on the role that the source of trace mineral plays in helping or harming feed palatability. Palatability research in swine and ruminants has...
02 August 2021
Filling the winter feed gap
In the humid subtropic regions of New South Wales, Australia, filling the winter feed gap is a challenge that many producers face when seeking to boost stocking rates and overall productivity on-farm....
28 July 2021
BovINE: Societal pact addresses sustainability of French livestock sector
In recent years, the livestock sector’s social license to operate has been challenged by concerns that its impact on the environment is too great. In France, an inter-professional group, Interbev, proactively addresses societal concerns by bringing...
27 July 2021
The digestive system of cows influences human’s vitamin B12 intake
Milk is the main source of vitamin B12 consumption for Canadians. A glass of cow’s milk contains about 46% of the daily-recommended dietary intake of vitamin B12 for adults. ...
26 July 2021
Breedr trades £1.85 million of cattle since its launch in February
Breedr, the free herd management app for farmers, has traded more than £1.85 million worth of cattle since launching its trading platform just four months ago....
24 July 2021
East Africa's first food-systems living lab opens
Wageningen University & Research and its African partners are have opened living labs across East Africa to bolster sustainable innovations in the food system....
23 July 2021
Canada takes action to support drought-impacted farmers and ranchers
the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced concrete measures the Government of Canada is taking to deliver the necessary support and resources for producers in areas affected by extreme weather....
16 July 2021
Brazil sees spate of corn contract washouts, threatening exports, traders say
Weather-related problems with Brazil's second corn crop have sparked a spate of companies exiting their contracts on washout clauses....
12 July 2021
Seaweed as a methane inhibitor is not free of risks
Cows exhale the strong greenhouse gas methane. One of the possible ways to limit methane emissions from cows is by feeding them the seaweed Asparagopsis taxiformis. ...
09 July 2021
A new triple-action feed additive that can reduce cows’ climate impact by half
Aarhus University leads a new project which is to reduce dairy cows’ emission of methane by 50%. The actors behind the project are going to develop a triple-action feed additive for cattle, which will limit the enteric formation of methane. Innovation...
08 July 2021
EU drafts plan to grow “carbon sinks” in climate change fight
The European Union has drafted plans to build up forests, grasslands and other natural "carbon sinks" that absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to help curb climate change....
Rumen additive and controlled energy benefit dairy cows during dry period
Getting nutrition right during a dairy cow’s dry period can make a big difference to her health and the health of her calf. But it’s also a key contributor to her milk yield after calving....
06 July 2021
Short nutrient cycles are not automatically more sustainable, says new research
Establishing the sustainability of nutrient cycles in agriculture is nuanced and complex - it can't be reduced to truisms like "smaller is better". ...
05 July 2021
Analysis shows China changing its grain buying tactics as the US market becomes volatile
Strong demand for grains from China set to continue, but it will shift to opportunistic buying when prices soften....
30 June 2021
Mineral source and its influence on fiber digestibility, milk performance and body weight gain
Trouw Nutrition, Nutreco’s animal nutrition division, is sharing findings from Universities/Research centers and studies conducted on commercial farms evaluating the influence of sulfate-based and hydroxychloride trace minerals on beef and dairy cattle...
28 June 2021
Planning ahead for winter bedding
Now is the time to work out how much straw you will need for bedding and feeding over the winter in a worst-case scenario and calculate whether there will be a deficit....
McDonald's UK and Ireland win sustainability award from Compassion in World Farming
McDonald’s UK & Ireland and FAI win Compassion in World Farming’s Sustainable Food and Farming Award....
 
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