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07 August 2020
Understanding cattle personality may help keep rangeland productive, sustainable
Understanding cattle personality may help keep rangeland productive, sustainable Do you ever wonder why sometimes one, lone cow stands munching grass on a hillside while her fellow cattle graze in groups below?...
06 August 2020
Beef Production: Insights on Carbon, Methane and Feeding the Future
Today’s climate change conversation often references gains in carbon emissions without discussing the source and function of the emission, writes Javier Martín-Tereso, Manager Ruminant Research Centre at Trouw Nutrition, a Nutreco company....
27 July 2020
Vets in Ethiopia remove 50 kg of plastic from cow’s stomach
After three hours of surgery, a team of six vets have removed 50 kg of plastic from a cow....
26 July 2020
PFLA publishes updated Certification Standards
The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association has published its latest set of Certification Standards, listing what cattle and sheep producers must do to apply the "Pasture for Life" marketing symbol on their produce....
16 July 2020
NFU UK advocates for farming's role in flood management
Farmers and growers need to be at the heart of future flood management policy and properly rewarded for their role in nature-based solutions to flooding, the NFU said today....
08 July 2020
Carbon Cowboys join Farm Gate podcast in exclusive interview
In an exclusive interview, the film director and producer, Peter Byck, talks to Farm Gate reporter, ffinlo Costain, about his latest series of short films....
29 June 2020
Early first cut brings fermentation and protein concerns
Current analysis of grass silage suggests that farmers will have to carefully consider ration protein levels and secondary fermentation risks this season. ...
28 June 2020
Keeping grassland thistle-free
Fields filled with 10 percent thistles produce 10 percent less grass to feed to livestock says Corteva Agriscience’s weed biology specialist Dr Nicola Perry....
27 June 2020
"They know the importance of the soil”
"Living Farms": Rudolf Steiner School in Kenya applies biodynamic farming...
22 June 2020
Liming can reduce greenhouse gas emissions while improving grassland productivity
Emerging research in Johnstown Castle, Ireland has shown that increasing soil pH by liming caused a significant reduction in nitrous oxide emissions and increased grassland productivity. ...
15 June 2020
UK farmers should consider whole-crop options to extend forage stocks
Cattle farmers who are facing the prospect of a forage shortage this season could consider whole-cropping cereals to help bridge the feed gap....
USDA announces modernisation blueprint for the US Forest Service
USDA outlines plans to modernise approach to US national forests and grasslands....
08 June 2020
NCBA welcomes new emergency grazing legislation
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association applauds the introduction of the bipartisan PASTURE (Pandemic Authority Suitable to Utilise Reserve Easements) Act of 2020. ...
12 May 2020
Farmers boost efficiencies by embracing data collection in grassland and manure management
UK farmers are taking an increasingly measured approach to their grassland and manure management, helping drive down costs and boost efficiencies. ...
22 April 2020
UK parasite control and alerts for Spring 2020
Elanco has released its analysis of the UK's potential parasite challenges for farmers. ...
07 April 2020
Take sustainable approach to worming youngstock
Cattle farmers should ensure their treatment for roundworms is sustainable. ...
23 February 2020
Driving productivity at Grassland & Muck 2020
Making the most of forage is a priority for UK farmers. Whether grazed or ensiled quality grass is still the most economic source of feed, and when managed right will reduce production costs and minimise environmental impact....
17 February 2020
Regenerative farming – how farmers can make the transition
In this podcast, ffinlo Costain explores how farmers can embrace regenerative agriculture to ensure long-term productivity, profitability and ecosystem biodiversity....
11 February 2020
Addressing the UK’s rumen and liver fluke challenge
Researchers at the University of Liverpool want to combat the growing prevalence of rumen fluke and liver fluke in the UK....
31 January 2020
Verified Grass Fed Standard Must Deliver for Farmers, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said that the 'Grass Fed standard' developed by Bord Bia should only be considered by processors for certain products, if it’s guaranteed to deliver an extra margin in a particular market place....
24 January 2020
NFU Responds to CCC Report on Land Use
UK - NFU President Minette Batters yesterday responded to a report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) about land use in the UK, expressing how she was pleased "to see the report acknowledge that British farming produces some of the most sustainable...
17 January 2020
Are we measuring ruminant methane emissions correctly?
Researchers at Oxford University have developed GWP*, a new climate metric that accurately measures the impact of methane emissions on global warming – recontextualising the debate surrounding ruminant methane emissions and climate change. ...
23 December 2019
More FrieslandCampina Dairy Farms Let Cows Graze
NETHERLANDS - The number of dairy farmers letting their cows out into the meadows has grown for the fifth year in a row. ...
08 November 2019
Winter Feeding Cost Comparison – Hay vs. Alternative Feeds
Fall has arrived, and focus has shifted to winter feed supplies. ...
06 November 2019
US Cattleman Tells Senate: American Beef is Climate Change Solution
South Dakota cattle producer Todd Wilkinson today told a U.S. Senate subcommittee that contrary to the claims of some environmental and anti-animal-agriculture activists, "American beef production and consumption is a climate change solution."...
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. ...
21 October 2019
Researchers Studying Precision Ranching in US Southwest
Precision ranching is a focus of a new coordinated agricultural project led by New Mexico State University, NMSU, in collaboration with Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Amarillo....
10 October 2019
Researchers Find Soil Changed by Manure from Cows Administered Antibiotics
Use of antibiotics is under heightened scrutiny due to the increased prevalence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens. While the primary focus is on more stringent use of antibiotics in medical settings, the use of antibiotics in the livestock sector is gaining...
 
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