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How Strong Are US Beef Exports?
Beef prices are at record high levels, the beef production is down six per cent, but beef exports remain strong. ...
Cow Longevity Economics - Cost Benefits of Keeping a Cow in the Herd
The significance of keeping cows comfortable, healthy and well fed pays dividends when they are in the herd longer. ...
Driving Meat Demand in Developing Nations
US state data suggests a 1.9 per cent per annum growth in meat consumption from the year until 2023, write analysts at the Livestock and Meat Commission. ...
Has Europe's Beef Herd Grown?
The European Commission (EC) expects beef meat exports to remain at the current low level until 2016....
How Much Will Change in Dairying Under the Farm Bill?
Jeremy Daubert, Extension Agent for Rockingham County, answers some questions on what the Farm Bill will mean for the dairy industry. ...
Prospects for Meat Markets and Income in EU 2013-2023
Beef production is expected to be running seven per cent lower in 2023, despite dairy quota termination and stabilising suckler cow numbers beef , says the European Commission....
Are Cows Eating Our Food?
Kentucky University's Dr Roy Burris examines the balance between human food and animal feed and describes a recent report analysing food chain resource competition....
Problem of Food Waste – Food for Thought
ANALYSIS - Research by the publicly-funded Waste and Resources Action Programme (Wrap), estimated that British families throw away the equivalent of six meals a week in food waste, writes Hannah Chilvers....
Will Share Farming be the Future for Agriculture?
UK - Share farming could become the way forward for agriculture to attract younger people into the sector to manage farms....
How to Develop Strategy Against Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia in Africa
Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia, formely under control, is once again a major threat to production across Africa, according to a report from the World Food and Agriculture Organisation. ...
Dairy Foods Can Improve World Nutrition
Projections put milk at the centre of healthy diets for many. However, is it too expensive and can we just think about cows?...
Cutting Costs: Don't Do it If it Affects The Cows
Parts of the farm which have the largest economic impact on production can also sting you for milk, suggests a study of operating costs for Upper Midwest dairies. ...
How Much Can British Farmer Margins Vary?
Variations between cattle farmers' profits across the UK have been highlighted once again in the English Beef and Lamb Executive's Stocktake Report which has identified a gap as great as £190 per animal. ...
Scottish Dairy Review: Ambition 2025
Following turbulent years, the Scottish government has announced a proposal to expand Scotland's dairy production base by 50 per cent by 2025. The report, Ambition 2025, clarifies how this could be done. ...
Questioning Grassland Beef Production Costs
An Australian farmer has realised that proper cost of production analysis can improve the bottom line. ...
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