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30 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom Rearing Dairy Heifers: You can't manage what you don't measure
A better understanding of the implications of calfhood morbidity may help dairy producers reach rearing targets and reduce milk production costs, writes Lucy Ross, a third year PhD student at the University of Nottingham....
27 November 2020
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: meat prices remain firm and Spain's dairy sector poised to expand
Jim Wyckoff's latest analysis shows Spain making gains in the dairy market and meat prices remaining high. ...
25 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom TB insights help breed healthier African cattle
Resistance to bovine tuberculosis (bTB) ̶ a disease that spreads from cattle to infect an estimated 70,000 people each year in Africa ̶ could be controlled genetically through selective breeding, a study suggests....
23 November 2020
View news from United States Beef cattle nutrients enter new seasonal concerns
Nutritional requirements for beef cattle require a slight shift between seasons, Oklahoma State University Extension specialists said....
20 November 2020
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: COVID-19 impacts trade flows and the US rethinks its posture towards China
Jim Wyckoff's latest update tracks market changes in China and outlines the latest updates in the US dairy industry. ...
19 November 2020
View news from United States Chocolate milk: Sports drink of champions
It is the time of year when students are gearing up for the fall sports season. Whether playing football, volleyball or soccer, youth are practicing hard, sweating and burning many calories. ...
16 November 2020
View news from Netherlands Less energy for cows after leaving out the dry period is beneficial for fertility
Lowering the energy level in the ration at the beginning of lactation in cows that have not been dry improves fertility. ...
13 November 2020
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: the meat industry contends with more COVID-19 cases
Jim Wyckoff's latest update on the global cattle industry shows some friction for Australia's beef exports and an in-depth view of the dairy industry. ...
11 November 2020
View news from Canada The Benefits Of Bringing Cattle And Crops Together
Grazing cattle on neighbouring farmland can have benefits to both the cattle producer and the farmer if done properly. From Saskatchewan to Manitoba and Ontario the following producers have had success with grazing cattle on neighbouring crop land....
09 November 2020
View news from United States Steering towards grazing fields
It makes sense that a 1,200 pound Angus cow would place quite a lot of pressure on the ground on which it walks. But a new study shows that even these heavy beasts can’t do much to compact common soils — if they’re grazed responsibly....
06 November 2020
View news from United States Weekly beef and dairy digest: US beef exports gain ground dairy market remains steady
Jim Wyckoff's latest cattle industry update shows improving US beef exports and steady growth in the dairy sector. ...
30 October 2020
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: US exports lag and EU production expected to rise
Jim Wyckoff's latest beef and dairy industry updates track the production outlook in Europe and slowing beef exports. ...
26 October 2020
View news from Global Covid-19 creates perfect price forecasting storm
When Covid-19 first surfaced in early 2020, global protein markets were still responding to the pork shortages caused by African Swine Fever (ASF). ...
23 October 2020
View news from Global Weekly global protein digest
Read the latest updates on the global beef and dairy markets from livestock analyst Jim Wyckoff....
21 October 2020
View news from United States Researchers link cattle behavior to efficient beef production
Range cattle spend most of their time grazing, ruminating, resting and watering. Using collars fitted with GPS and accelerometers, technology similar to that found in a Fitbit that collects data on movement patterns, University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers...
19 October 2020
View news from Global High Forage Diets? 3 Things to Consider
The ambiguous title for this article is because the definition of high forage diets is vague and unique to different people....
16 October 2020
View news from Global Weekly protein digest: China's meat imports expected to fall in 2021
Jim Wyckoff's latest beef and dairy industry updates track China's import future and the international dairy market. ...
15 October 2020
View news from Global 7 Research Takeaways: Rethinking sulfate sources of trace minerals in animal feed
Trouw Nutrition is sharing global research findings that show the source of trace mineral affects dairy cow performance. The “Time to Rethink the Use of Sulfates in Dairy Rations” presentation draws on research conducted internally and with multiple...
13 October 2020
View news from United States Ribeye-eating pigs demonstrate protein quality for humans
Nearly a decade ago, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) developed a new index to assess protein quality in foods. The goal, writ large, was to address food security for the world’s most vulnerable populations, creating more accurate...
09 October 2020
View news from Global Weekly protein digest: beef exports from US decline while the dairy industry gains ground
Jim Wyckoff's latest beef and dairy update tracks decreasing beef exports from the United States and the impacts of Spain's recent COVID-19 spike....
08 October 2020
View news from United States Backlogs in global meat processing expected to last into 2021
Economic uncertainty, as well as shifts in supply and demand, has caused great uncertainty in global protein markets. The situation has been further exacerbated by outbreaks of illness due to Covid-19 at the processing level that have created bottlenecks...
05 October 2020
View news from United States OSI Group Helps Scale Regenerative Grazing in US
OSI Group is partnering with other U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef members to help scale regenerative grazing practices in the Northern Great Plains in Montana through a project run by regional non-profit Western Sustainability Exchange and international...
02 October 2020
View news from Global Weekly protein digest: beef exports to China are threatened by COVID-19 restrictions
Read Jim Wyckoff's latest beef and dairy industry updates from around the world....
30 September 2020
View news from Uganda Cold chains help mitigate the COVID-19 food crisis: lessons from Uganda
COVID-19 has disrupted food supply chains around the world, doubling the number of people at risk of acute food shortages and insecurity. However, certain supply chain characteristics - including the use of cold storage - can help mitigate this and future...
28 September 2020
View news from Global McDonald’s supports sustainable grazing practices that can help reduce emissions
Farmers are known to say that if you take care of the land, it will take care of you....
25 September 2020
View news from Global Weekly protein digest: EU beef consumption on downward trend
Read the latest beef and dairy industry updates from Jim Wyckoff....
21 September 2020
View news from Ireland “Agri-Food Companies Must Get Ready for Brexit” - Urgent Message to Stakeholders
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., has called on companies in the agri-food and fisheries sectors to urgently complete their preparations for the new trading arrangements that will pertain between the EU and UK...
View news from United States Economist reviews shocks to beef industry with implications for prices ahead
The beef cattle industry has already experienced three big “shocks” this year and the effects are ongoing, but have been blunted to some extent, according to a Kansas State University agricultural economist....
 
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