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25 February 2015
Agricultural Production 'Not Suitable' for Food Challenges of the 21st Century
GLOBAL - While the numbers of the chronically hungry have been reduced by 100 million over the past decade, 805 million still go without enough to eat on a regular basis....
16 February 2015
Soil Inversion Could Be Worth 4 Tonne Per Hectare
NEW ZEALAND – Diggers are being used to invert volcanic soils to answer whether old soils grow more grass after farmer observations prompted field trials....
Thistle Eating Beetle Highly Rated For Control
NEW ZEALAND – Graziers could have an insect on their side in the battle against one of New Zealand’s “worst agricultural weeds”....
12 February 2015
Study Shows No Damage to Soils from Grazing Cover Crops
US - A US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist in North Carolina has found a way to encourage more growers to use cover crops in the Southeastern United States—allow cattle to graze on them....
10 February 2015
Must Listen to Consumer on Cattle Feeding Debate
ANALYSIS – A plethora of choices is available for US beef consumers and the cattle industry needs to listen to what they want, according to ranchers at the NCBA cattle industry convention....
05 February 2015
Rabobank Explores Cow Confinement and Semi-Confinement
US - Cattle producers across the US are heeding economic indications to rebuild and expand their herds, but a 32 million-acre decline in pasture availability over the last ten years is hindering expansion and causing producers to weigh options that require...
29 January 2015
Fonterra to Reduce Global Auction Offer Amid Dry Spell
GLOBAL – Fonterra has reviewed down its milk volume forecast and planned to reduce its Global Dairy Trade offering after dry weather in the New Year. ...
Legume Varieties Surpisingly Drought Tolerant
AUSTRALIA – Australian graziers could have new legume varieties to help get them through drier weather....
28 January 2015
Double Crop Baleage An “Economical Gem” in Georgia
US - Growing winter annuals on cropland for baling can provide a sustainable forage source, improving soil and saving several thousands of dollars, farmers in the southern US are hearing....
12 January 2015
New Stamp of Approval for Pasture Meat
UK - A new certification mark for meat that comes from animals that only eat pasture and never any cereal feeds, was launched at the Oxford Real Farming Conference....
30 December 2014
Practical Tips to Help Livestock Farmers Turn over New Leaf in 2015
UK - It’s that time of year when everyone starts thinking about making New Year’s resolutions and turning over a new leaf....
22 October 2014
Ranching with Risk: What Does the Weather Say?
US - Ranchers in the northern plains could optimise stocking density and maximise calf development by learning from decades of weather research....
23 September 2014
Autumn's Time to Address Soil Compaction
EBLEX - Autumn is usually the best time to use aerators or sward lifters, giving the soil and roots time to recover before spring. However, an assessment of soil structure is essential to justify their use....
17 September 2014
Assessing Winter Forages: Quality and Quantity
UK - Concentrate feed prices may be lower this winter, but the most efficient production will result from knowing the value of grass and forages on the farm and using them well in the months ahead....
16 September 2014
Irish Study Centre Reports Booming Grass Sales
UK – Sales of grass varieties developed by a scientific research body have broken records, selling 3,000 tonnes in a year in the UK and Ireland....
10 September 2014
Grass Mix Allows Cumbrians to Farm New Zealand Style
UK – A seed mixture designed to maximise grazing period has led to increased profitability by allowing earlier turnout on a North Cumbria farm....
01 September 2014
Scottish Beef Closer to 'Sustainable' Than Most
SCOTLAND – Only a few countries have beef systems close to being called sustainable but Scotland is one, says an industry report....
20 August 2014
Ryegrass Management at Heart of Tasmanian Ill-thrift
AUSTRALIA - A condition costing Tasmanian farmers over A$10 million each year could be linked to the island’s most widely used pasture grass....
19 August 2014
North Island Farmers Recover from Devastating Storms
NEW ZEALAND – Dairy farmers should stock take feed and boost pasture growth following the July floods, says DairyNZ after widespread weather events have left pasture plans in ruins and ruined many feed stores....
25 June 2014
The Two R’s Of Maintained Pasture
US – Graziers are being reminded to make note of the ‘two R’s’ of pasture management – residual leaves and rest period....
06 June 2014
FAO and Chinese Partners Working to Unlock Carbon Finance for Herders and Grazers
GLOBAL - Hundreds of millions of people around the world rely on grasslands to feed the livestock which are the foundation of their livelihoods. Yet poor land management has left large swathes of the world's grasslands degraded - an environmental problem...
05 June 2014
New Grass Mix Claims to Lift Profitability
UK - A new grass seed blend claims to boost pasture profitability for UK farmers. ...
02 June 2014
Global Significance for Tasmanian Pasture Experiment
AUSTRALIA - The results of a 12-year experiment by University of Tasmania School of Biological Science researcher Associate Professor Mark Hovenden could lead to major changes in the way farmers irrigate and fertilise the land – especially if they want...
30 May 2014
Managing White Clover Levels in Pasture
UK - By late spring the optimum level of white clover in pasture is 30 per cent of the dry matter. With the right management, it can then reach a target level of 50-60 per cent by midsummer, according to EBLEX advice....
21 May 2014
Manage Grass Through Your Boots
UK – A grass growth monitor that can be fitted to a wellington boot is to be unveiled this summer by a UK farm supplier....
14 May 2014
New Grassland Plants Make Recommended List
UK - Seven new ryegrass varieties and a red clover have been added to the 2014 Recommended Grass and Clover Lists (RGCL), which have just been published....
08 May 2014
Milder Winters Cause Grassland Headache
GLOBAL – Mild winters will require extra vigilance if extensive grassland damage at the hand of pasture pests is to be avoided, farmers are being warned....
06 May 2014
Pastures From Space and Cow Microphones
GLOBAL - Intensive dairying may lend itself to precision technologies but grass-based systems can also benefit from gadgets....
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