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01 April 2019
FAO Urges Immediate Help for Mozambique's Livestock, Fisheries Sectors
MOZAMBIQUE - The lives and livelihoods of farmers and fishers in the three Southern African countries hit by Tropical Cyclone Idai are under severe threat, with communities in Mozambique bearing a particularly heavy burden. ...
12 March 2019
CME: Number of Cattle Placed into Feedlots During January Reduced
US - Last Friday, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the 1 January monthly "Cattle on Feed" report. Compared to pre-report estimated by industry analysts, the news was neutral (see table below), reports Steiner Consulting...
21 February 2019
Oxford Study Says Climate-friendly Labriculture Depends on Energy Revolution
UK - Currently proposed types of lab-grown meat cannot provide a cure-all for the detrimental climate impacts of meat production without a large-scale transition to a decarbonised energy system, a new study has found....
19 February 2019
Supporting Australia's flood-affected producers
AUSTRALIA - While the focus during the catastrophic flooding in north-west Queensland is naturally on the current emergency situation, MLA has started to consider the longer-term impacts on businesses, families and cattle supply....
14 December 2018
Study: Organic Food Worse for Climate
SWEDEN - Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required. ...
10 December 2018
Case for Commitment on Winter/Spring Milk Price Getting Stronger, Says IFA Dairy Chairman
IRELAND - On Friday (7 December), IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said that despite the Ornua PPI showing it lags behind firming powder trends for November, co-op board members preparing to decide on their November milk price must note that the...
07 December 2018
Ag Figures Show Increase in Feed Costs Paid by Farmers
IRELAND - The Central Statistics Office's (CSO) agricultural income figures have revealed a €450-million increase in feed costs paid by farmers....
05 December 2018
IFA Says Teagasc Report Confirms 2018 Extremely Difficult for Farming
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said that the "Teagasc Annual Review" figures released yesterday come as no surprise to anyone involved in farming. ...
27 November 2018
CME: Snow Storm Disrupts Livestock, Product Movement
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports that a major snow storm went through key livestock production regions over the weekend, causing significant disruption to the movement of product and livestock....
Afghan Farmers Grappling Drought Urgently Need Seed, Animal Feed Support
AFGHANISTAN - A new drought response plan will help 1.4 million of the most vulnerable drought-affected people in Afghanistan during the coming winter season and into April next year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) announced...
18 October 2018
Coles: Applications Open for Drought-affected Dairy Farmers
AUSTRALIA - Coles and its customers have already committed over $12 million to drought relief, including $5 million from the Coles Nurture Fund....
10 October 2018
Milk Production Growth Continues to Slow, Reports AHDB Dairy
UK - According to Rabobank’s latest report, milk production growth continued to slow in quarter three of 2018 as a result of the dry weather in the EU and Australia. ...
08 October 2018
EU, FAO Reaffirm Commitment to Build More Sustainable Future for All
EU - Last week, the European Union (EU) and FAO reaffirmed their commitment to tackle common global concerns such as rising hunger, bring about prosperity and peace, and build a more sustainable future for all....
25 September 2018
Climate Change Reshapes Agriculture; Global Trade to be Increasingly Pivotal
GLOBAL - With climate change poised to alter significantly the ability of many world regions to produce food, it is expected that international trade in agricultural products will have an increasingly important contribution to feeding the planet and responding...
17 September 2018
Cattle Deaths Spike as Wet Weather Sets in
ZIMBABWE - A combination of late, heavy rains and a shortage of cattle dip has contributed to a rise in tick-borne diseases in Zimbabwe this year, a government official said....
10 September 2018
IFA Urges Ag Minister to Take Urgent Action on Income Crisis in Livestock Sector
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said livestock farmers are under immense income pressure from falling cattle prices, increased costs, severe weather conditions all year and the erosion of direct payments....
06 September 2018
New Grassland Improvement Programme Looking for Farmers
UK - Beef and sheep farms are needed for a new project which will help farmers across Great Britain improve management of their grassland....
31 August 2018
Arla's Board of Directors Proposes to Pay Out Entire 2018 Net Profit to Farmer Owners
UK & EU - A proposal to pay out the entire 2018 net profit of Arla Group has been prepared by Arla's Board of Directors due to the positive development of Arla Foods’ balance sheet. ...
28 August 2018
Arla Foods' September Milk Price Remains Unchanged
UK - Arla Foods amba’s conventional milk price will be unchanged for September 2018, with the UK manufacturing price per litre remaining at 31.38 pence....
09 August 2018
IFA: FMP Welcomes Retailer Moves to Support Irish Liquid Milk Hit by Drought
IRELAND - IFA President, Joe Healy, has acknowledged the move by retailer Iceland, to support Irish liquid milk farmers, who are experiencing extreme financial pressure as a result of the extended drought this summer....
08 August 2018
CME: Approx. 20% of Continental US in State of Severe Drought
US - USDA NASS has released the "Crop Progress" report updating field conditions for major crops and seasonally - May through October - pasture and range conditions, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
07 August 2018
Hay-poor Dairy Farmers Consider Sending Cows to Slaughter
FINLAND - After a dry summer, many farmers in the south and west predict that they will only harvest half of their normal yield. This bodes poorly for Finland's livestock....
Australian Drought Doubles Hay Prices in Blow to Cattle Farmers
AUSTRALIA - The drought affecting southeastern Australia has doubled hay prices, severely affecting ranchers and raising the prospect of higher international prices for beef from Down Under. ...
IFA Says Dairy Farmers Will Continue to Need Co-op Price Support
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan on Friday said that with weather the main driver of income volatility in 2018, it was disappointing that many co-ops had missed the opportunity to increase June milk prices. This, he said, would...
06 August 2018
NZ Dairy Season Kicks Off with Reasonable Weather Outlook
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy cows around the country tend to freshen in the month of August and grass growth becomes important as production ramps up with warmer weather. ...
03 August 2018
IFA: Minister Creed Needs to Deliver Real Measures to Help Farmers Affected by Drought
IRELAND - While visiting a number of drought-hit farms in the South East yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said that Minister Michael Creed needs to deliver real measures to help farmers on the ground....
23 July 2018
Hot Weather Starting to Influence Livestock Market
UK - The prolonged period of dry, hot weather is beginning to impact on the livestock market as the effects of lack of forage availability, reduced livestock growth rates and a change in consumers’ eating habits start to become evident....
20 July 2018
Farmers Urged to Act Now to Limit Drought Impact on Feed Stocks
UK - Livestock farmers are being urged to take steps now to make the most of feed stocks and limit the effects of the exceptionally dry conditions on farm....
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