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30 July 2015
Cover in Times of Crisis: Cover Crops
US - Fickle weather and volatile markets could be reason to grow cover crops, according to Colorado rancher, Andrew Schafer....
29 July 2015
More Ecological Requirements for Chinese Agriculture
US - China’s farmers must use less fertilizer and pesticide, the government has announced in a push for cleaner water by the year 2020....
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....
21 July 2015
Look North For Healthy Hooves: Breeding Against Lameness
SCANDINAVIA – Nordic countries sit on the world’s largest hoof health database and are keen to share the genetic benefits....
16 July 2015
Strong European Food Production Forecast to Strengthen
ANALYSIS – Europe’s farmers are expected to produce more milk, meat and cereals this year, says the European Commission in its latest outlook....
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....
06 July 2015
Australian Dairies Bucking Volatility Trend
AUSTRALIA - Money is being made in Australian dairy farming despite a rise in domestic production and international market volatility....
Southern African Drought Hammers Livestock Producers
AFRICA - Poultry and red meat producers in Southern Africa are bracing for a steep rise in feed costs after drought conditions affected South Africa, the biggest grain producer in the region....
03 July 2015
Warm Weather Brings Major Parasite Pressure
UK – Graziers are being told to expect a heavy parasite challenge over the coming weeks brought on by warm and wet weather conditions....
30 June 2015
Kiwis Receive Advice on Swede Grazing Following Cow Deaths
NEW ZEALAND – Cows receiving swedes as part of a winter foraging diet should be monitored closely for signs of weight loss, grazing habits and photosensitivity....
25 June 2015
New RSPCA Assured Food Label Enters the Market
UK - To help millions of farm animals a new ethical food label - assured by the RSPCA - has been launched in a bid to help improve the lives of a further 100 million farm animals, plus many millions of farmed salmon and trout, in the next five years....
24 June 2015
Report Shows Implications of Climate Change for Food Industry
GLOBAL - Global warming will have profound consequences on where and how food is produced, and also lead to a reduction in the nutritional properties of some crops, experts say in a new book....
23 June 2015
Kiwi Industry Looking to Feed 5000 Flood Ravaged Cows
NEW ZEALAND – Farming groups and councils have joined forces to ensure 5000 North Island cows have sufficient winter forage following the worst flooding in memory....
22 June 2015
Fonterra Steps in to Help Flooded North Islanders
NEW ZEALAND – A dairy processor is helping clear up in the aftermath of the North Island’s worst-ever flood....
19 June 2015
Wait Until Next Year For Dairy Recovery
GLOBAL – Those waiting on dairy prices to lift shouldn’t hold their breath because the world is still producing more milk than the market currently needs....
Feed Management Limiting Asian Dairy Producers
ANALYSIS – Tropical dairy production is expanding rapidly but key improvements in farm management are required for small holders to become more profitable....
18 June 2015
Pastures in "Great Shape" to Support US Herd Rebuilding
US – A marked improvement in pasture conditions is combining with continued strong calf prices, strong consumer demand and short beef supplies as an incentive for herd rebuilding....
12 June 2015
NZ Government Offers Funding to Struggling Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - The NZ government is to make NZ$500,000 available as a one-off funding boost to support farmers dealing with extreme weather and volatile pricing....
01 June 2015
Disappointing Fonterra Price Puts Farmers in Tough Spot
NEW ZEALAND – The latest price reduction from Fonterra in response to a global over supply of milk will force many farmers into a tight corner....
Mature Plants Linked to New Zealand Swede Mystery Cow Deaths
NEW ZEALAND – A team of scientists working to address ill-health in cows grazing swedes think the problem is down to plant maturity....
21 May 2015
Hay Makers Can Learn From Georgia Washout
GLOBAL - Farmers planning summer haymaking in America’s south are being reminded of the 2013 wash out and dire consequences thereafter....
12 May 2015
Recipe for Angus, Bos Indicus Success For Northern Australia
AUSTRALIA – Cattle industry experts see no reason why Angus genetics can’t be infused into Bos Indicus herds in Australia’s arid north....
08 May 2015
New Zealand Needs Tactics for Tight Times
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy farmers across New Zealand are cautious about difficult times continuing following recent results on world auctions....
06 May 2015
Huge Livestock, Crop Losses Expected After Nepal Earthquake
NEPAL - The recent earthquake in Nepal has very likely caused high livestock and crop losses, impacting heavily on food security. Millions of people have been effected by the disaster and many of these people live in villages in the most vulnerable agricultural...
28 April 2015
Drought-hit Aussies Finding Heifers Earn More than Steers
AUSTRALIA - Market analysis from during and after past Australian droughts shows that heifers out-perform steers in terms of prices in the months of recovery....
27 April 2015
Maize to Lead Global Grain Contraction
GLOBAL – Smaller maize output will drive a ‘modest decline’ in global grain production this year....
20 April 2015
Small Indian Farms Get More Disaster Payments
INDIA - Farm support for losses during extreme weather events has been increased for Indian farmers. ...
14 April 2015
Research a Must For Tomorrow's Food
ANALYSIS - Making research in agriculture and the agri-food sector a priority, promoting innovation and improving the exchange of knowledge are going to be essential in developing food production to feed a growing global population....
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