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23 July 2015
Pasture, Hay Stocks Supporting US Herd Rebuild
US - Adequate precipitation is allowing for pasture recovery across much of the central and eastern US, adding to an improved forage picture....
15 July 2015
Grass-fed Beef Still to Get Serious in Texas
US - Comparing grass-fed and feedlot beef models must use the “best examples” from each, according to a staunch US grass-fed beef advocate who says grass-fed beef remains largely at "hobby" level in his state....
CME: Beef Herd Grows as Grass Plentiful
US - The US beef cow herd is expected to show strong growth in 2015 thanks to strong calf prices, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
14 July 2015
Beating Upland Rushes Starts at the Soil
UK – Controlling farm rushes in the uplands can be achieved by analysing soils and non-chemical approaches, Scottish farmers heard last week....
13 July 2015
First Cut Silage Good But Care Still Needed
UK - An otherwise good first cut of silage could be let down by high fermentable carbohydrates and lower neutral detergent fibre on some UK farms....
09 July 2015
Monitor Cattle and Keep Worms in Check
UK – Integrated parasite management plans can beat the challenge of worms on summer pasture, says the Control of Worms Sustainably (COWS) industry steering group....
Kiwi Milkers Hear How to Farm For $4.75
NEW ZEALAND – Matching cost of production to milk price can be done if farms retain, reduce, defer or remove expenses, DairyNZ has advised its producers....
Grass Breeding Strategy Gets Global Interest
NEW ZEALAND – A grass breeding research project combining the efforts of US and Kiwi experts has garnered interest in New Zealand and the States....
26 June 2015
Stewardship Graziers Given Poisonous Plant Warning
UK – Upland farmers have been told to discuss grazing arrangements with their Natural England officer on account of rising prevalence of a poisonous plant....
05 June 2015
Linear Measuring Improves Genetics of Grass-Fed Cattle
CANADA - Beef producer, Brian Harper, demonstrates how Linear Measuring can be used to select cows that will perform best on grass to other producers on his farm near Brandon, Manitoba....
29 May 2015
Indirect Costs Take Toll on New Zealand Farm Spend
NEW ZEALAND – Farm input prices have seen a rise for beef and sheep farmers in New Zealand despite lower direct input costs....
22 May 2015
CME: Pastures in Good Condition
US - The conclusion to draw from USDA’s first two weeks of range and pasture condition ratings appears to be “All is well”, unless you live in California or Nevada, which has big implications for the cattle herd, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
05 May 2015
Robot Cow Herders Offer Opportunity for Milking Robots
AUSTRALIA - Moving cows with auto-herding techniques could maximise productivity in robotic systems, early Australian research indicates....
30 April 2015
Bull Finishing Works Out as Most Profitable System
IRELAND - Finishing male cattle as nineteen month old bulls is the most profitable beef system in Ireland right now, says a study of grass-based suckling systems....
24 April 2015
Could the Apple Watch Fit Farming?
ANALYSIS – Mainstream technology took a major leap forward today with the launch of the Apple Watch, but agriculture is already firmly on board with the wearable revolution....
21 April 2015
Yeast Feed Additives Can Help Milk Yield
UK - Adding yeast to cow diets can help improve milk yields and increase liveweights through improved feed digestibility....
20 April 2015
Plan Now to Prevent Liver Fluke Later
UK - Liver fluke infection risks later in the year can be reduced by appropriate planning now and farmers can improve their knowledge by attending a training workshop....
14 April 2015
Rough Grazing Means Less Methane
UK - Grazing cattle on hill pasture could be a step towards reducing beef's hefty methane output, providing the system is integrated, say Scottish researchers....
10 April 2015
Soil Improvement Worth 5 Tonnes Dry Matter Per Hectare
IRELAND – Irish soils can be improved dramatically through a soil care plan, dairy farmers are hearing....
09 April 2015
Turning Out? Watch the Three Leaf Rule
US - Graziers striving for developed pastures in Dakota this spring can follow the three leaf rule....
02 April 2015
Cows Not All Equal in Grass Staggers Risk
GLOBAL - Not all cattle are at equal risk of magnesium deficiency this spring, say advisers as turn-out approaches for many northern hemisphere operations....
20 March 2015
Canadian Ranch Awarded for Stewardship on Permanent Pasture
CANADA – Managing permanent pasture and wetland areas were reasons why an Ontario ranching couple received an environmental stewardship award....
12 March 2015
What's Holding Back Drones?
AUSTRALIA - The manifold benefits of using drones in livestock production have led experts in innovation and farm systems to ask the question of why wider adoption still hasn’t taken place....
11 March 2015
Demand Pull Not Technology Push: Using Drones in Livestock Production
GLOBAL – Applying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones in livestock production has huge potential but producers need tangible cost and profit benefits to embrace them....
10 March 2015
New Zealand Takes Zonal Approach on Theileria
NEW ZEALAND – Farms looking to move stock as the weather gets colder are advised to take note of their herd and three disease risk zones for tick-borne illness Theileria....
04 March 2015
One in Ten Cows At Risk From SARA, Says Irish Grazing Study
UK - Milk producers are being urged to monitor cows closely for signs of acidosis throughout the grazing season, with research showing that one in ten animals could be suffering from sub-acute ruminal acidosis (SARA)....
03 March 2015
Efforts Build to Tackle Yellow Bristle Grass
NEW ZEALAND – Efforts are being combined on New Zealand’s north island to address a road side weed which has become a problem on some farms....
25 February 2015
Strategy Laid out to Make British Farming More Competitive
UK - A four point strategy has been laid out by the British government to make British farming more competitive, more productive and more resilient....
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