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11 December 2015
UK Government Issues Support to Flood Affected Farmers
UK - The UK's Farming Minister, George Eustice, has confirmed that support payments worth up to £20,000 will be available to farmers across Cumbria and North Lancashire who have been affected by flooding....
10 December 2015
NZ Farmers Urged to Help Each Other in Dry El Niño Weather
NEW ZEALAND - Farming organisation Federated Farmers is encouraging drought affected farmers struggling due to the dry El Niño weather pattern to continue destocking as necessary, and to think further afield....
09 December 2015
Severe Flooding Hits Farmers in Britain and Ireland
UK, IRELAND - Farming organisations in the UK and Ireland are calling on governments to ensure farmers are remembered during the clean-up operation, following severe flooding in both countries caused by Storm Desmond....
03 December 2015
Rabobank Outlook 2016: Bearish Grains, Stable for Cattle
ANALYSIS - Agri commodity stocks remain comfortable and are expected to limit price gains to modest levels throughout 2016 for grains and oilseeds, while hogs, sugar and coffee prices are expected to head higher. Cattle prices are expected to remain fairly...
02 December 2015
Farmers Notice Increase in Severe Weather Events
UK - As the Paris Climate Conference (COP21) today hosts its ‘Farmers’ Day’, a new survey from the National Farmers Union has highlighted the damage that severe weather events have inflicted upon the agriculture industry over the past decade....
26 November 2015
Conserve Diverse Breeds to Adapt to Climate Change, FAO Urges
GLOBAL - In the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21), FAO has released new guidelines to assist countries in better conserving and sustainably using genetic resources in times of climate change....
16 November 2015
Thousands of Cattle Dying in Severe South African Drought
SOUTH AFRICA - Southern Africa is currently experiencing one of its most severe droughts in the past 20 years, with serious consequences for agriculture and animal welfare....
13 November 2015
Weather: El Niño’s Global Impact, US November Outlook
ANALYSIS - El Niño is expected to peak in December, according to the US' National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)....
12 November 2015
How Can Dairy Businesses Survive Winter?
ANALYSIS - It has been a tough year across the agricultural sector, with dairy being one of the hardest hit. Melanie Jenkins looks at what steps dairy farmers can take to weather the storm this winter....
06 November 2015
Adverse Weather Pushes Food Prices Up in October
GLOBAL - Major food commodity prices rose in October, spurred by weather-driven concerns about sugar and palm oil supplies....
20 October 2015
Zimbabwe Cattle Producers in a Spin
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwean cattle farmers have more worries than just the foot and mouth outbreak scare that has seen South Africa and Botswana raise their eyebrows, reports Tawanda Korombo....
16 October 2015
Agriculture Must be Included in Global Climate Change Debate
GLOBAL - All countries should strive to ensure an ambitious agreement to tackle climate change, putting food security and agriculture at the centre of debates on the issue, agriculture experts have said....
08 October 2015
Australia Cattle Herd Drops from 30 Year High to 20 Year Low
AUSTRALIA – Back to back contraction in national beef production is adequate confirmation that Australia is entering a long-term downward trend, say market analysts....
Ukraine Has Enough Dairy and Grain
UKRAINE – Yields in Ukraine’s dairy and arable sectors have ensured food security, government ministers have confirmed....
28 September 2015
Good Weather Helps Brazil to Record Grain Crop
BRAZIL – Favourable production conditions in key producing regions have pushed Brazil’s grain yields to bumper levels, lifting 6.4 per cent on the prior year....
23 September 2015
Will El Nino Limit Milk Supply?
NEW ZEALAND – A possible El Nino weather system has raised hopes of New Zealand milk production faltering, allowing global dairy supplies to rebalance....
17 September 2015
Build A Cow For A Hotter Planet
GLOBAL - Global warming will pressure cattle productivity and welfare as heat stress becomes a growing issue, but experts are quick to note that help is at hand....
15 September 2015
Lower Fonterra Production Outlook Could Move Lower
NEW ZEALAND – Dairy cooperative Fonterra anticipates milk volume for the coming season to be 2-3 per cent back on the prior year....
11 September 2015
Urban Sprawl Wrecking Italian Farmland through Landslides
ITALY – Reduced rainfall infiltration caused by concreting over grasslands is putting rural communities at risk from landslides, warns an Italian farm group....
09 September 2015
Currency and Cattle Inventories Moving Higher For US
US - Herd rebuilding is now in full swing in the US but cattle markets, on fire last year, have been considerably dampened....
08 September 2015
Comprehensive Advice on Swedes Given After Mystery Cow Deaths
NEW ZEALAND – Laboratory sampling has revealed a wide range of factors that increase the risk of feeding swedes to cattle, with the major finding centring on not feeding mature swedes....
2015-16 El Niño Expected to be Strongest Since 1997-98
GLOBAL - A mature and strong El Niño is now present in the tropical Pacific Ocean and is likely to strengthen further. This year’s El Niño event is the strongest since 1997-1998 and is potentially among the four strongest events since 1950, according...
04 September 2015
High China Dairy Inventories to Stave Off Dairy Markets Recovery
GLOBAL - Any hopes of a dairy market recovery from consecutive positive Fonterra auction results are false, according to US dairy analysts with an eye on Chinese production....
26 August 2015
Wet Harvest Requires Vigilance on Wheat Mycotoxins
US - Rain across the MidWest has caused mould issues in wheat crops, meaning feeders should be wary of mycotoxin and ergot poisoning....
24 August 2015
Pea Harvest Could Solve Alberta Feed Shortage
CANADA – Cattle on ranches short of feed could be given pea straw in their ration now that harvesting has recently started, suggests an Alberta adviser....
20 August 2015
US Ranchers Blame Government for Catastrophic Wildfires
US - A spate of wildfires engulfing hundreds of thousands of rangeland acres is the government's fault, says the US cattle industry's leading body....
19 August 2015
Drought and Weak Dollar Double Australian Cattle Cash
AUSTRALIA – Weather and economics have seen Australian cattle farm incomes double over the last twelve months as farmers have sold more cattle for more money....
17 August 2015
Orkney Farmers Short of Fodder After Wet Weather Struggle
UK - Orkney, along with Shetland, the north of Scotland and the western parts of the country have struggled with persistent rain and wind since the spring, leaving farmers short of fodder and bedding and forced into making low quality silage for the winter....
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