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28 September 2017
Majority of Country Lacks Pasture to Graze Livestock in Coming Winter
MONGOLIA - At a national level, a total of 66 million heads of livestock are expected to go winter in 164 thousand herder households, excluding animals to be supplied to domestic market and for export. 9.2 million heads of them will move from one place...
27 September 2017
Harvest is Here; Farmers Reminded to Put Safety First
US - Harvest is here, that means farmers are already moving equipment on roads, harvesting their crop, and hauling it to elevators....
Rain Delays Harvest but Improves Conditions for Fall Work
CANADA - Manitoba Agriculture reports rain that delayed the harvest across much of the province last week will give crops that have not yet fully matured a final boost and help get fall work moving forward, according to Bruce Cochrane....
26 September 2017
New £1M Partnership to Address Knowledge Gaps in Soil Biology
UK - The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) have announced an ambitious new research partnership to develop practical soil biology management guidance....
Cargill Completes Transaction for Animal Feed Business Acquisition
US - Cargill has closed on its agreement to acquire the animal feed business of Southern States Cooperative, Inc. The deal was announced in early August and closed on 22 September. ...
22 September 2017
Scientists, Farmers Work Together to Wipe Out African Lovegrass
AUSTRALIA - A partnership between QUT, the NSW Government and farmers could lead to the eventual eradication of the highly invasive African lovegrass threatening pastures and native grasslands Australia-wide....
19 September 2017
Largest Ever Micro-insurance Payout Made to Ethiopian Pastoralists
ETHIOPIA - More than 2,250 pastoralists received insurance payouts following the extremely poor rains this year in southern Ethiopia....
15 September 2017
Saskatchewan Crop Yields Looking Better as Harvest Advances
CANADA - Saskatchewan Agriculture reports crop yields are looking better than had been feared as the harvest moves forward, Bruce Cochrane writes....
12 September 2017
Global Cereal Output Heading for New Record
GLOBAL - Global food prices dipped in August, mainly as the prospect of bumper cereal harvests pushed up expectations for larger grain inventories....
Livestock Production Much Smaller Challenge to Global Food Security
GLOBAL - Humans face mounting challenges when it comes to finding ways to sustainably feed an exploding population. As populations become wealthier and more urbanised, the demand for animal products continues to climb....
24 August 2017
Meetings Focus on Maximising Livestock Production from Grass
SCOTLAND, UK - Livestock farmers are invited to attend one of the six free "Better Grazing" meetings being held across Scotland next month....
23 August 2017
Pimelea Cattle Poisoning Researchers Collecting Samples
AUSTRALIA - Queensland cattle producers are being encouraged to collect Pimelea plant samples and assist scientists who are researching ways to stop cattle being poisoned by the toxic plant....
18 August 2017
Farmers Concerned About Glanbia 5-year Scheme's Feed Link
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said that while the 5-year fixed milk price contract announced by Glanbia is another important effort to help farmers manage their milk price risk, giving preferential access based on...
11 August 2017
Global Meat Prices Plateau in July
GLOBAL - In July the FAO food price index rose for the third consecutive month to 179.1 points, 2 per cent higher on the month and 10 per cent up on the year, according to Millie Askew, Senior Analyst at AHDB....
08 August 2017
Workshop Aims to Make Impact
UK - Making an impact on beef and sheep farms is the theme of an AHDB Beef & Lamb event for industry advisers taking place next month....
Flood-hit Farmers Sell Cattle for Fodder Crisis
BANGLADESH - Acute fodder crisis has threatened cattle rearing in Pabna and Sirajganj, the largest cattle producing districts in the country....
07 August 2017
Cargill Enters into Purchase Agreement to Acquire Animal Feed Business
US - Cargill has reached an agreement to acquire the animal feed business of Richmond, Virginia-based Southern States Cooperative, Inc., a move that will help the company better serve its customers in the eastern United States. The transaction is expected...
03 August 2017
Millions May Face Protein Deficiency Due to Human-caused CO2 Emissions
GLOBAL - If CO2 levels continue to rise as projected, the populations of 18 countries may lose more than 5 per cent of their dietary protein by 2050 due to a decline in the nutritional value of rice, wheat, and other staple crops, according to new findings...
28 July 2017
Report Reveals More Evidence on Link Between Antibiotic Use, Antibiotic Resistance
EU - The European Food Safety Authority, the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control are concerned about the impact of use of antibiotics on the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. ...
26 July 2017
Isotopes in Neolithic Cattle Teeth Suggest Herding Strategies
SWITZERLAND - Analysis of strontium isotopes in teeth from Neolithic cattle suggest that early Europeans used different specialised herding strategies....
25 July 2017
Higher Hay Prices on the Horizon
GLOBAL - Global forage demand is seeing a significant escalation, leaving US alfalfa and other hay producers in a good position and US dairy producers searching for alternatives. In a new report from the RaboResearch Food and & Agribusiness group, Dairy...
21 July 2017
North Korea’s Food Production Hit by Worst Drought Since 2001
NORTH KOREA - DPR Korea's crop production for 2017, including staple rice, maize, potatoes and soybean, has been severely damaged by prolonged dry weather conditions, threatening food security for a large part of its population, according to a new FAO...
18 July 2017
China Reports Rapid Rise in Agricultural Imports in 2017
CHINA - China's imports of major agricultural products continued to increase fast in the first five months of the year, driven by price gaps between domestically produced products and imported products, according to the Ministry of Agriculture....
US-China Beef Deal Benefits Nebraska Corn Crop
US - As US beef exports to China resume, Nebraska, the No 1 exporter of beef and beef products in the US, is optimistic that its biggest crop export - corn - will also benefit....
06 July 2017
Extreme Weather Conditions, Climate Change Account for 40% of Wheat Production Variability
GLOBAL - The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) scientists have proposed a new approach for identifying the impacts of climate change and extreme weather on the variability of global and regional wheat production. The study analysed the...
30 June 2017
President Intervenes in Dairy Farmer Grievances
SRI LANKA - The new Ambewela dairy factory would be opened within a month to address the issues facing the country’s dairy farmers, the President’s Public Relations Director General Shantha Bandara said....
22 June 2017
FAO: Emergency Aid to Combat Hunger in North-east Nigeria
NIGERIA - Seeds and fertilizer for more than one million people are being distributed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in north-eastern Nigeria for the planting season that begins this month....
21 June 2017
Wheat Co-products Vary in Protein Digestibility When Fed to Livestock
US - Research from the University of Illinois is helping to determine the quality of protein in wheat middlings and red dog, two co-products of the wheat milling process that can be included in diets fed to pigs and other livestock....
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