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Developing Countries Dominate World Demand for Agricultural Products
According to USDA’s baseline projections, developing countries will account for much of the increase in projected growth in global consumption of meats and crops in 2013-22, write Ronald Trostle and Ralph Seeley....
Cost of Poor Calf Health Climbs Among Angus Breeders
With stock prices lifting, cattle health is becoming more of a pressing issue and latest feedlot figures show that if a calf is treated twice, loss in revenue can be up to $365 a head. ...
EU Beef Farms Report 2012: Feed Costs Up 74 per cent Since 2000
A European Commission report has revealed that beef production costs have risen faster than output. Feed costs have increased between 45 and 74 per cent over the period between the year 2000 and 2009. ...
Reducing Dairy Energy Costs
A typical dairy could save €1,800/year by simply altering management strategies and embracing energy efficient technology, Teagasc researchers have found....
Balancing Food Security and Environmental Quality in China
In many ways, the evolution of Chinese agriculture over the past 40 years is a remarkable success story. Spurred by investments in research and government subsidies for fertilizers and other farm technologies, China now feeds 22 per cent of the world's...
Is Ireland Ready For More Milk?
Utilise futures markets to protect against volatility and plan borrowing and investments, advises Liam Fenton of FC Stone. ...
FAO Food Outlook: Meat and Meat Products
Modest growth in production in trade is expected for the rest of 2013 as importing nations produce adequate supplies and some meat exporters see a slight contraction in output, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations....
Food for 9 Billion: A Perspective on Global Agriculture in 2050
Dr Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, FAO, gave the second lecture in the Teagasc/RDS lecture series. Here he summarises the main points of his lecture: ‘Will we run out of natural resources needed for food production?’....
Netting Flies and Mosquitoes Protects Livestock, Boosts Milk Yields
Using insect nets dosed with insecticide has been shown to treble milk yields and is a useful management practice for Kenyan farmers who, as urbanisation continues to swallow up pasture, house more and more cattle inside. ...
Kilos and Costs - the Profit Drivers
Understanding the profit drivers in beef production is not a complex exercise, according to the facilitator of six Beef Profit Groups in northern New South Wales....
Managing Risk on an Expanding Farm
Herds are expanding and have been for decades. John O'Sullivan's farm in Co. Kerry is no exception and he offers advice on how to grow your business safely through methods like; properly assessing the quality of leased land, grass budgeting and using...
Investigation Into Flavour Enhancer in Concentrates Fed at the Camden AMS Dairy
By hammering down cow waiting time, feed flavour enhancer could lead both to greater forage appeal and speed up automatic milking system efficiency, according to Tori Scott, University of Sydney, who conducted a short pilot study. ...
USDA - Romanian Dairy Sector Overview
A shrinking dairy sector is forecast to continue contracting through 2013 as an ageing rural population, some of the lowest milk prices in Europe and a summer drought combine to impede sector progression....
Prospects for Dairy Markets and Income in the EU 2012-2022
Medium term prospects for milk and dairy products appear favourable due to the continuing expansion of world demand, the European Commission has concluded in their latest market forecast. ...
Starting Dairying Through Partnership
Starting a dairy partnership requires; communication, the right balance of experience and qualifications; and appropriate finances, according to Ciaran and Seamus Seery who have doubled their herd size since 2002....
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