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Financial Performance of Australia's Dairy Farms
The national average farm cash income of dairy industry farms increased from $75 110 in 2009–10 to $141 000 in 2010–11, the highest since 2007–08, according to a report from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences....
UK Farm Sector Worth £5.69 billion
Total Income from farming is estimated to have risen by 25 per cent in real terms over the last year after adjusting for inflation, to £5.69 billion, according to Defra's Agriculture in the United Kingdom 2011 report. ...
Dairy Imports to China Continue to Grow
Buoyed by strong domestic demand, China’s overall dairy imports continue to perform strongly according to Michael Hussey from the Food and Beverage Division, Bord Bia – Irish Food Board. ...
Living in a World of Decreasing Resources & Increasing Regulation: How to Advance Animal Agriculture
A White Paper based on information from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) on 26 to 29 March 2012. ...
Milk Product Prices Fall - FAO Global Outlook
Milk and milk product prices fall in the face of increased availability on the international market, according to the FAO Global Food Outlook....
Food Outlook: Record Meat Prices Constrain Consumption Growth
Global meat markets in 2012 are expected to see a recovery of supplies in traditionally importing countries and strong competition for markets, according to the latest Food Outlook report from FAO. Near record prices are constraining consumption growth. ...
Rabobank Beef Quarterly - Downward Price Risks
There are downside price risks in cattle/ beef markets during the second quarter (Q2) of 2012, as Rabobank expects a slightly larger global supply, led by Brazil and other countries in the Southern Hemisphere, amidst a global economy which remains relatively...
US Dairy Outlook: Milk Production Increases
Favourable weather at the start of 2012 has attributed to increased milk production. Rolling annual milk production is up 2.34 per cent at the end of February at 198 billion pounds. Rolling herd average at the end of February is at 21,497, up from 21,335...
Changing Farming Practices Accompany Major Shifts in Farm Structure
Changing production practices, including adoption of labour-saving innovations, have contributed to and been affected by increases in both agricultural productivity and the concentration of production, write Erik O'Donoghue, James MacDonald, Utpal Vasavada...
The Bumpy Road of the Beef Market
Uncertainty is something the beef industry continuously faces and lately there have been some sudden dips and turns in the road, writes Shane Ellis from teh Iowa State University Department of Economics in the Iowa Farm Outlook. ...
Demand More From Feeders
In the face of tough feeding margins and negative breakevens, cattlemen should still expect more from their feeders, says one of their own, according to Certified Angus Beef. ...
Review of the Polish Beef Sector
After Ireland, Poland is the second largest net exporter of beef in the EU-27. The Polish beef industry was transformed after their accession to the EU in 2004. Up until this point, around 60 per cent of exports were in live form, writes Peter Duggan...
Australian Beef Demand in Japan
Meat and Livestock Regional Manager for Japan, Melanie Brock, talks about the state of the Japanese market a little more than 12 months after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster struck....
Waste of Processed Product at Retail and Consumption Level
Roughly one-third of the edible parts of food produced for human consumption, gets lost or wasted globally, which is about 1.3 billion ton per year. Food is wasted throughout the food supply chain, from initial agricultural production down to final household...
Back to Basics: Beef Production Stages
The production year of the cow herd is typically broken down into four physiological stages of production. Amy Radunz, from the University of Wisconnsin reviews these stages and offers some key management strategies to consider during these periods....
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