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04 January 2021
A five-point plan for better silage in 2021
Taking decisive steps now can help farmers make better silage for 2021. ...
Smart Control: maintaining grazing practices through geofencing
Smart cattle grazing can play a decisive role in improving soil quality and combatting climate change....
25 December 2020
Australian cattle prices remain at premium to global competitors
Global cattle prices remain disjointed, with a variety of supply and demand factors influencing sharp price movements throughout the year, according to Meat & Livestock Australia. ...
24 December 2020
Novel feed ingredient enables significant reduction of methane emissions in beef cattle
A 2-year large-scale trial in beef cattle in Alberta, Canada has successfully demonstrated that a novel feed ingredient, developed by Royal DSM, can be included in commercial feedlot diets to reduce methane emissions by up to 80%, without negative effects...
22 December 2020
Without forage test, hay by any other name is just hay
Mature hay is hay. It may be brome hay, prairie hay or any other type of hay. But in the end, it’s just hay until it’s been tested....
Cattle producers face decisions as drought intensifies
Drought conditions and a drier-than-normal winter has put cattle producers in a common dilemma – try to preserve herd size with supplemental feed or cull to stretch limited forage resources for quality cows and calves, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension...
21 December 2020
New app helps young farmers achieve top growth rates in cattle
Two young farmers report achieving outstanding growth rates with free precision livestock app Breedr....
16 December 2020
Royal Agrifirm Group and PMI announce marketing partnership to expand feed portfolios, market access
Two leading global agricultural cooperatives, U.S-based Land O’Lakes, Inc. and The Netherlands-based Royal Agrifirm Group announce a new strategic partnership in functional feed additives to expand presence and product portfolio through a global market...
15 December 2020
Methane-reducing seaweed additive wins The Food Planet Prize
A seaweed-based cattle feed that dramatically reduces methane emissions, outlined by research body CSIRO, has won the largest monetary reward on the global food stage....
30 November 2020
Rearing Dairy Heifers: You can't manage what you don't measure
A better understanding of the implications of calfhood morbidity may help dairy producers reach rearing targets and reduce milk production costs, writes Lucy Ross, a third year PhD student at the University of Nottingham....
26 November 2020
Mole Valley Farmers warns of lower rumen function this winter
Low fibre grass silage, high starch maize and greater use of co-products in rations have pushed vets and nutritionists to issue a warning surrounding rumen function this winter....
11 November 2020
The Benefits Of Bringing Cattle And Crops Together
Grazing cattle on neighbouring farmland can have benefits to both the cattle producer and the farmer if done properly. From Saskatchewan to Manitoba and Ontario the following producers have had success with grazing cattle on neighbouring crop land....
29 October 2020
Webinars explore the benefits of fodder beets as winter livestock feed
A New Zealand-based expert will take part in a series of webinars - aimed specifically at sheep, beef and dairy - on the use of fodder beet as a crop to feed livestock over the winter....
27 October 2020
French start-up Ynsect set to build world’s largest insect farm
As growing global demand for food puts pressure on available land, French start-up company Ynsect believes that indoor insect farming could solve the problem....
19 October 2020
Brazil to suspend tariffs on corn and soy until 2021
Brazil will suspend tariffs on corn and soy imports form countries outside the Mercosur trading bloc until early 2021 in a bid to reduce food prices that are contributing to inflation....
High Forage Diets? 3 Things to Consider
The ambiguous title for this article is because the definition of high forage diets is vague and unique to different people....
15 October 2020
7 Research Takeaways: Rethinking sulfate sources of trace minerals in animal feed
Trouw Nutrition is sharing global research findings that show the source of trace mineral affects dairy cow performance. The “Time to Rethink the Use of Sulfates in Dairy Rations” presentation draws on research conducted internally and with multiple...
14 October 2020
The UK must reward farmers for maintaining and improving landscapes, says NFU
The UK's National Farmers Union is launching a new report that shows the pivotal role British farming plays in maintaining the nation's landscapes and sets out how future policy needs to enable farmers to continue their work. ...
13 October 2020
Ribeye-eating pigs demonstrate protein quality for humans
Nearly a decade ago, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) developed a new index to assess protein quality in foods. The goal, writ large, was to address food security for the world’s most vulnerable populations, creating more accurate...
09 October 2020
Arbiom demonstrates scale-up of wood-to-food technology
Biotechnology pioneer Arbiom achieves continuous process operations in demonstration programme of its wood-to-food technology....
05 October 2020
Argentina’s farm lobby slams “insufficient” grains tax cuts
Argentina’s main farm association says that government measures to temporarily cut export taxes on grains were inadequate and fail to address underlying issues facing farmers....
02 October 2020
Argentina cuts soy export taxes to boost foreign reserves
Argentina has moved to temporarily cut soybean, soymeal and soy oil export taxes by three percent to 30 percent to bolster export revenue....
21 September 2020
Top 3 feed questions from Friday’s USDA estimates
The USDA is often cautious when it comes to revising forecasts, using what can be evidenced. Last Friday, the forecasts for Russian wheat production plus Chinese imports remained unchanged though there was some industry expectation for increases. Meanwhile...
Windrow Grazing Annual Forages to Extend the Grazing Season
In many areas of Nebraska, drought conditions have resulted in reduced forage production on rangeland and pasture. ...
17 September 2020
Kansas State researchers study wheat for grazing, grain
Kansas State University researchers have released findings of a study to identify the best-performing varieties when producers are growing wheat for grain and grazing, known as a dual-purpose system....
16 September 2020
Fall Season is a Good Time to Manage Some Pasture Weeds
Fall is the best time to control some of North Dakota’s most notorious weeds in pastures and other grasslands, according to North Dakota State University Extension specialists....
15 September 2020
Forage Testing Can Save Dollars
As cow-calf producers strive to reduce feed costs by finding different avenues to increase grazing days, many still have to use harvested forages in their year-round feeding program....
05 September 2020
Grazing calculator launched to simplify rotational grazing
New tool encourages performance-focused grassland management and regenerative agriculture....
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