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US Organic Dairy Farmers View Prices as Unfair
Many US dairy farmers are taking advantage of greater economic opportunities by switching to organic production, but farmers still view the price environment as challenging, according to research by the University of New Hampshire (UNH)....
Tips for Cost Effective Calf Rearing
Weaning calves as quickly as possible may seem cheap but there can be some hidden longer-term costs, says Dr Bob James at Virginia Tech....
Milk Quotas and Beef Herd: What Will the Effect of Quota Abolition Be?
Many are questioning what role the dairy herd will play in the beef herd going forward as many dairies look to expand after 30 years of quota restriction. ...
Getting Into Beef Production
There are many aspects of beef production that a farm can focus on, or some farms opt to get involved in all aspects. If you are just thinking about starting in beef you need to decide what aspect of production fits your land, labour and financial resources....
Global Dairy Markets Stagnate
Large Chinese stocks of milk powder and increases in Northern Hemisphere milk production are causing continuing soft prices heading into the US/EU spring flush....
Europe Buying More US Beef Despite Hurdles
Despite growing from time to time, the US sells a limited amount of beef to the EU - but why?...
What Farms Make Money? Three Common Denominators
What makes a farm profitable? A farm management expert draws on experience gained from working within five land grant universities. ...
Watching Fertilser Costs During the Dairy Downturn
Times are tights and New Zealand graziers are being told to scrutinise fertiliser costs, a major expense and one interlinked with another major cost - feed. ...
What Can Dairy Care365™ Do for You?
Every day at Bridgewater Dairy, LLC, 240,000 pounds of milk – that’s more than 28,000 gallons – are marketed from northwestern Ohio to bottlers and supermarket chains throughout the Midwest. ...
US Rancher Profits 'Bloom'
US cow/calf operations have not had it so good in decades and will continue to see strong margins over the coming years....
What Has Russian Ban Done to Brazil's Cattle Trade?
Strong demand from Russia has supported record Brazilian cattle prices, with demand to rise from China over the next six months. ...
Contract Dairy Heifers for the Beef Sector
Dairy heifers will be seen on beef farms as Europe's dairy sector expands post quota removal contract heifer rearing grows, predict Irish advisors. ...
Price Risk Protection Tools for this Uncertain Market
Market events and reactionary behaviour warrants risk management strategies, states John Michael Riley, Extension Agricultural Economist, Mississippi State University....
Struggling Beef Farms Need Not Change Tack
Low efficiency beef units in Australia have scope to boost profits without switching to another enterprise, a regional analysis shows. ...
What Could China Offer Northern Ireland's Agricultural Sector?
Livestock and Meat Commission analysts have welcomed new of Defra and China opening routes for UK beef and lamb, but stress that direct trade remains some way off yet. ...
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