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Sustainability trends in the food industry: sustainability as a driver for innovation
At the start of the world's largest food trade fair ANUGA, the Federal Association of the German Food Industry (BVE) together with Innova Market Insights presented the study "Sustainability Trends in the Food Industry 2021"....
New research: why cool cows provide more milk
With increasing global temperatures, dairy cattle face heat stress more frequently throughout the year than in the past. Thanks to cooling technology, dairy cattle can enjoy a better quality of life, but farmers and consumers may wonder if cattle comfort...
Annual Cow Costs – The Big Three
When looking at annual cow costs and doing an economic analysis, three categories tend to make up the largest percentage of total costs: feed, labor/equipment and cow depreciation....
Understanding the socioeconomic impact of Foot-and-mouth Disease control in Kenya
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a viral disease of cloven-hooved animals that causes lesions in the mouth and on the feet, alongside generalised illness. It affects cows, sheep, goats and pigs, and although they recover after a couple of weeks, it causes...
How covid-19 is affecting livestock prices
At the height of the recent coronavirus panic buying, Kantar data for the week ending 23 March showed a 45 percent increase in the amount of beef mince being sold....
The Advent of 'Green' Cattle
Livestock farming is often dismissed as irredeemably inefficient and polluting. But that was before anyone thought of considering a cattle herd as a diverse group of animals....
Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms Reveals the Secrets of ‘Beyond Organic’ Farming
Polyface Farm, an alternative “beyond organic” operation is situated in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Its operator, Joel Salatin, has been called by TIME magazine “the world’s most innovative farmer” and “the high priest of pasture and the...
Listening to Consumers Helps Maintain Agriculture’s Social Licence
Today it seems everyone has an opinion about how food should be grown, writes Angela Lovell....
US Cattle Offal Has Global Appeal
The US meat buying public might be surprised to learn that one domestic beef carcass yields about $40 [£30] of saleable offal. Whimsically termed lickers, tickers and filters in the meat trade, cattle internal body organs like tongue, heart, tripe and...
Why Rodeo Bull Breeding is Bringing in the Big Bucks
The US cattle industry as a whole might be suffering market volatility, but one surprising sector is bucking the trend. A select group of ranchers and stock contractors who breed and train bulls for rodeo shows across America is riding high in a lucrative...
Jersey Breed Popularity Growing due to Higher Milk Solids
There has been an increase in the number of dairy farmers getting into the Jersey breed, following the removal of milk quota, that’s according to Kevin Brady – chairman of the Jersey Society of Ireland. Eoin McCarthy reports for TheCattleSite....
Harvesting Cereals for Beef Diets
Cereals provide livestock farmers with a variety of feeding options which can be adapted to meet the needs of the rotation, the livestock and the production system. AHDB's scientific officer (Beef) Sarah Pick discussed farmers' cereal options....
When Will Cattle Finishing Be Profitable Again?
US monthly fed cattle net returns have been negative since December 2014. A few months ago, it appeared that we would climb above breakeven this spring, writes Michael Langemeier, Center for Commercial Agriculture, Purdue University, in Farmdoc Daily....
Cattle Management Takes to the Air
Improved efficiency and enhanced animal welfare lie behind new developing technology for cattle farmers. Saving labour on routine daily livestock management is a key goal, writes John Wilkes....
Debunking Some Myths about Hormone Use in Beef
Beef is a great source of things like protein, zinc and iron but a really lousy source of hormones. But that’s not always what people believe, writes Angela Lovell....
 
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