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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....
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....
08 July 2019
EPA's RFS Obligations Another Setback for American Farmers
US - On Friday, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the year 2020. The proposal would set required biofuel use at 20.04 billion gallons next...
02 July 2019
Communities Urged to Revive Livestock Feedlots
ZIMBABWE - The government has called for the revival of community livestock feedlots in Matabeleland South Province in order to save thousands of animals that are under threat from perennial drought....
01 July 2019
Dry Conditions Get Manitoba Beef Producers Worried About Livestock Feed
CANADA - Dry conditions in the province have some Manitoba beef producers worried about how they will feed their cattle. ...
24 June 2019
Antibiotic Resistance in Spore-forming Probiotic Bacteria
US - New research has found that six probiotic "Bacillus" strains are resistant to several antibiotics....
19 June 2019
Seaweed Feed Additive Cuts Livestock Methane but Poses Questions
US - Supplementing cattle feed with seaweed could result in a significant reduction in methane belched by livestock, according to Penn State researchers, but they caution that the practice may not be a realistic strategy to battle climate change....
18 June 2019
Rinsing System in Stomach Protects Teeth of Ruminants
SWITZERLAND - "Field-grazing animals always eat some earth and dust along with the plants," says Jean-Michel Hatt, professor at the Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife. ...
06 June 2019
Food Prices Rise Amid Weak Production Outlook for Maize
GLOBAL - Global food prices rose for the fifth consecutive month in May, pushed up by rising prices of cheese and maize due to adverse weather conditions....
03 June 2019
Research Brief: Climate Change Already Affecting Global Food Production
GLOBAL - The world's top 10 crops - barley, cassava, maize, oil palm, rapeseed, rice, sorghum, soybean, sugarcane and wheat - supply a combined 83 percent of all calories produced on cropland. ...
17 May 2019
Uphill Task for Livestock Farmers
NAMIBIA - Farmers will have to pay more to sustain their livestock until the next rainy season, the Namibia Agricultural Union said....
14 May 2019
Ninh Thuận Livestock Farmers Struggle to Feed Animals Due to Drought
VIETNAM - Farmers in Ninh Thuận Province, which has the largest number of cattle and sheep and goats in the country, are struggling to find natural food for their animals since prolonged hot weather has parched their pastures....
10 May 2019
Vietnam can Reduce Emissions, Save Billions in Ag, Forestry and Land Use
VIETNAM - As nations look toward 2020, when they will take stock of their actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the 2015 Paris Agreement, many are seeking ways to increase their nationally determined contributions, or NDCs, to global emissions...
03 May 2019
Livestock Farming has Key Role in Tackling Climate Change
SCOTLAND, UK - The intrinsic role of livestock production in Scotland as part of the solution to tackling climate change is being emphasised by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
29 April 2019
Farm Events Aim to Increase Pasture Profitability
UK - Three beef and lamb producers involved in the GrassCheckGB project will host grassland management events in May to share knowledge and help others increase profits from their pastures....
Adisseo and Kemin announce joint decision to not renew existing ruminant distribution agreement
Today, Adisseo and Kemin have announced the decision to not renew their distribution agreement involving the Smartamine®, MetaSmart® and Microvit® A Supra Ruminant products in EMEA, beyond its current term – which ends on 31st of December 2019....
24 April 2019
Extended performance of 200-day implant delivers opportunity for grazing cattle
Operating as an extension of their customers’ ranches and taking a “pure investor” approach to the cattle business makes the decision to implant cattle on grass a no-brainer for Maurice Janda, the feedyard manager at Graham Land & Cattle Co....
16 April 2019
Dairy Farmers Visit Kenya to Benchmark Best Farming Practices
KENYA - Farmers contracted to supply milk to Fresh Dairy have benefitted from a benchmarking visit to Kenya where they learned ways of growing milk production through investing in animal feed preparation and conservation....
09 April 2019
New Pathways for Sustainable Agriculture
GERMANY - Hedges, flowering strips and other semi-natural habitats provide food and nesting places for insects and birds in agricultural landscapes. This also has advantages for agriculture: bees, flies, beetles and other animal groups pollinate crops...
04 April 2019
Evonik announces new Canadian distribution agreement for dairy feed additive
Evonik and Halchemix Canada are pleased to announce the launch of a strategic partnership for the promotion of Evonik’s rumenprotected methionine product Mepron® in the Canadian market....
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