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21 November 2019
Multiple Benefits of Clay as Feed Supplement in Dairy Cattle
US - Dairy producers frequently add clay as a feed supplement to reduce the symptoms of aflatoxin and subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) in lactating cows. In a new study from the University of Illinois, researchers show that clay can also improve the degradability...
20 November 2019
CME: Notable Increase Expected On Total Feed Supply
US - USDA will publish on Friday the results of its monthly survey of feedlots with +1000 head capacity, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
14 November 2019
Keep a Close Eye on Pregnant Heifers on Wheat Pasture
Wise use of wheat pasture can help Oklahoma producers ensure livestock nutritional needs are met during potentially stressful weather conditions heading into January and February. ...
08 November 2019
Winter Feeding Cost Comparison – Hay vs. Alternative Feeds
Fall has arrived, and focus has shifted to winter feed supplies. ...
07 November 2019
RaboResearch: Expect Continued Pressure on Corn, Soy, Wheat Prices
The US trade dispute with China and African swine fever are predicted to weigh down soybean price by up to $2.50 per bushel, says RaboResearch. ...
29 October 2019
Tropical Grass Genetic Breakthrough Helps Develop Climate-friendly Cattle Farms
The discovery of genes responsible for asexual reproduction in a tropical grass may reduce the environmental impacts of cattle farming. ...
17 October 2019
Fall Calving May Yield Higher Returns, Risk and Profitability Evaluated
The vast majority of cow-calf producers in Tennessee and the Southeast using a defined calving season have long favored spring calving; however, researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) have evaluated the risk and returns...
16 October 2019
A Look at Feeding Strategies During Challenging Times
Difficult economics in the dairy industry now and in recent years have herd owners and their advisors working to find opportunities to increase margins and/or cut costs, writes Tom Overton and Larry Chase, Department of Animal Science and PRO-DAIRY at...
14 October 2019
Improve Mineral Status in Beef Heifers Using Injectable Trace Minerals
It can be a struggle for beef cattle producers to maintain mineral status, especially for cattle on pasture, so many implement a trace mineral supplementation program. But research on newer trace mineral strategies, including injectables, has been inconsistent...
11 October 2019
The Five Freedoms: A history lesson in animal care and welfare
The Five Freedoms have been the basis of animal welfare since the 1960s. Learn about what they are and why they have endured, writes Melissa Elischer, Michigan State University Extension...
03 October 2019
Pricing silage, earlage, snaplage from immature corn
Delayed planting, lack of growing degree-days, drought, hail or insect damage, or early frost can all result in immature corn at harvest....
01 October 2019
Spring Australian pasture into action
With continuing tough seasonal conditions forecast for the southern livestock production zone, producers are urged to focus on spring pasture management....
Getting the most from your single-cut hay system
For a variety of reasons, some hay acres are harvested only once per year. Here are some tips for good results in this situation, writes James Isleib, Michigan State University Extension....
27 September 2019
2019 Corn Silage Harvest: An exercise in patience
I want to start with two statements, or more accurately, titles of past articles that have stuck in my head over the years and serve as good reminder as we intently monitor this year’s corn crop and weather conditions, writes Joe Lawrence, Cornell University...
25 September 2019
2019 US Crop Production: 17.4 Million “Lost Acres” Identified
Farm Market iD’s updated, in-season data now includes this season’s “lost acres”. In total, 17.4 million crop production acres have been lost in key broad-acre states compared to 18 million acres reported by USDA in the same states....
13 September 2019
Robot Feeds Southland Dairy Cows
NEW ZEALAND - The use of robotics in the dairy industry has taken a step forward, with the launch of the first robotic feed pusher in New Zealand to also refresh and remix feed....
11 September 2019
Insects as Food and Feed: Research, Innovation Drive Growing Field
GLOBAL - As the global food supply faces the dual challenge of climate change and a growing human population, innovative minds are turning to a novel source for potential solutions: insects....
09 September 2019
A to Z Introduces New Mineral Feed to Boost Dairy Cattle Industry
TANZANIA - Dairy cattle keepers in Dodoma and Iringa regions have every reason to smile following the introduction of Josera Frumi Plus in the two regions....
27 August 2019
CME: Inventory of COF in Feedlots Close to Analysts' Expectations
US - The inventory of cattle on feed in feedlots with +1000 head capacity as of 1 August was estimated at 11.112 million head, 0.2 percent higher than a year ago. Analysts expected the total on feed number to be up 0.6 percent, according to Steiner...
21 August 2019
CME: Good Pasture Conditions, Higher Feed Costs Help Cattle Producers
US - USDA will issue on Friday (3PM ET) the results of its monthly survey of feedlots with +1000 head capacity, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
13 August 2019
Grow Own Stockfeed, Dairy Farmers Urged
ZIMBABWE - Dairy farmers in Manicaland have been urged to grow and stash their own stockfeed to counter increasing prices of commercial stockfeed....
Swiss Dairy Association Launches 'Sustainable Milk' Standard
SWITZERLAND - From 1 September, milk producers can use a new "Swissmilk Green" quality label if they meet ten basic criteria, including avoiding palm oil products in animal feed....
NFU Says University Decision to Ban Beef 'Overly Simplistic Approach'
UK - NFU Vice President Stuart Roberts has called the move by Goldsmiths University to ban beef from its campus food outlets 'overly simplistic' and said it shows a lack of understanding of how British beef is produced, compared to beef production globally....
09 August 2019
QMS Response to IPCC Report
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish red meat industry’s important sustainability credentials have been highlighted by Kate Rowell, Chair of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
30 July 2019
Study Updates Value of Red Meat Exports to Corn Growers, Provides More Details on Soybean Industry Impact
US - Beef and pork exports added 85 cents per bushel to the price of soybeans and 39 cents per bushel to the price of corn in 2018, according to the latest report by World Perspectives Inc. (WPI). Over the past three years, WPI has analysed the impact...
26 July 2019
Feed Potatoes Get Timely Boost
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed the decision by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to lift the ban on feeding crop treated with maleic hydrazide (MH) to livestock....
24 July 2019
Feed Crisis Worries Cattle Farmers Ahead of Eid
BANGLADESH - Cattle farmers in flood-affected northern districts fear incurring huge losses from sale during upcoming Eid-ul-Azha....
18 July 2019
CME: Feedlot Placements Expected to be Above a Year Ago in July COF Report
US - According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc., two major cattle reports will be released Friday, 19 July 2019, by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)....
 
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