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10 August 2021
American Farm Bureau Federation voices support for infrastructure legislation
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has sent a letter to all 100 US senators to highlight its support of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. ...
09 August 2021
UN climate report finds that cutting methane is essential for the planet’s survival
In four decades of climate negotiations, the world has focused intensely and exclusively on the most abundant climate-warming gas: carbon dioxide. But in the most recent UN climate report, researchers are urging a focus on another potent greenhouse gas...
06 August 2021
Research explains why cool cows can 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...
26 July 2021
Breedr trades £1.85 million of cattle since its launch in February
Breedr, the free herd management app for farmers, has traded more than £1.85 million worth of cattle since launching its trading platform just four months ago....
22 July 2021
Glanbia Ireland farmers commit to a 30% reduction in carbon intensity by 2030
Glanbia Ireland also commits to 30% absolute reduction from processing sites....
21 July 2021
Get the flock out: How farmers save livestock from natural disasters
Article taken from Heifer International; read more and or support their causes at Heifer.org...
20 July 2021
Farmers raising £1,000s with Bulls Out for Cancer
Beef and dairy farmers have raised over £1,000 for testicular cancer, while also improving their herd genetics as part of Breedr’s Bulls Out for Cancer campaign....
NFU UK encourages farmers to share their safety advice for #FarmSafetyWeek
This #FarmSafetyWeek farmers across the UK are being asked to share their tips on how to keep themselves, their families, their workers and visitors to their land safe....
15 July 2021
Farmer-owned biogas plant showcases Canada's push for clean agtech
Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, was on site at Coop Agri-Énergie Warwick, the first agricultural cooperative dedicated to the production of renewable energy in Quebec, to highlight an investment of up to $758,243,...
Saskatchewan launches new water protection scheme for cow-calf producers
The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced a new beneficial management practice (BMP) for cow-calf producers under the Farm Stewardship Program....
13 July 2021
Lameness could cost dairy farmers up to £13,600 a year in decreased milk yield
Early detection is key for dairy farmers to stay on top of lameness cases and prevent the impact being seen in the bulk tank, particularly those milking on a robotic system....
09 July 2021
Switch to Conventional Parlor Boosts Herd Health
Robotic milking is often hailed as the future of dairy farming, but it doesn't suit every system - and conventional parlors can produce better results....
07 July 2021
President Biden seeks to lift limits on farmer deals with meat processors and tractor makers
President Joe Biden wants to give US farmers more power in negotiating the sale of livestock to big processors and in deciding who repairs their tractors, the White House said on 6 July....
How can farmers track emissions from an open barn?
Much effort is being made within the Dutch livestock sector to reduce ammonia and methane emissions. But, how do you measure these emissions? How do we know what the current concentrations are? And, even more to the point, how can you measure emissions...
03 July 2021
Nuffield Scholar highlights the impact of farm building design on both animals and humans
Longley Farm estate manager and Nuffield Scholar Chris Harrap has published his Nuffield Farming report titled ‘“We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us” – an environmental psychology study of livestock buildings and how design affects...
30 June 2021
Sales of sexed dairy semen in the UK double
Sales of sexed dairy semen have doubled over the last two years according to a recent AHDB survey of breeding companies....
25 June 2021
Largest robotic milking research facility in North America to open at University of British Columbia Dairy Center
The University of British Columbia (UBC) Dairy Education and Research Center will become the largest robotic milking research facility in North America with the addition of six GEA DairyRobot R9500 box robots. ...
22 June 2021
Brazil considers law to track cattle suppliers as part of efforts to curb deforestation
Brazil, home to the world's largest commercial cattle herd, will propose a new law to track cattle suppliers that sell animals to meat producers like JBS and Marfrig, as ranching is a key driver of deforestation....
21 June 2021
Be vigilant for coccidiosis in calves around weaning
As the warmer summer weather dries out ground soaked by the heavy UK rainfall during May, cattle producers are being urged to be vigilant for any coccidiosis outbreaks in calves around weaning....
USDA likely to reinstate organic animal welfare protections
The USDA has announced that it will be reinstating animal welfare standards on farms producing organic meat governed by the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule. ...
20 June 2021
The digital divide risks leaving millions of rural families in poverty
The lack of digital infrastructure is slowing the flow of remittances, leaving millions of rural families across the globe in poverty says IFAD....
16 June 2021
Free trading app helps boost beef profits for UK farmer
Trading cattle in a new way, powered by precision technology, has enabled one farmer to change his system to create a more profitable business....
09 June 2021
ADM throws its weight behind the Genesis Consortium to support sustainability start-ups
ADM joins the Genesis Consortium to promote next-generation start-ups that drive advancements in sustainability, nutrition, health and wellness....
08 June 2021
Canada to help farmers adopt clean technologies
The Canadian government is helping farmers and agri-businesses adopt clean technologies to reduce carbon emissions as part of the new Agricultural Clean Technology Program. ...
29 May 2021
Farm Health Guardian expands team to support US business
Farm Health Guardian welcomes Kyle Thomas to its North American team to support the company’s growth and expansion in the United States....
28 May 2021
More than 450 farm groups urge US Congress to invest in climate-focused agriculture
Over 450 farming and rural organizations are calling on Congress to invest $200 billion on climate-friendly farming improvements and infrastructure as part of the American Jobs Plan....
Beef producer boosts sale prices with free app
A Scottish beef producer has been tackling inefficiencies in her business and selling her cattle at higher prices using a free precision livestock app....
Can the US ag sector go green?
A new report finds that US agriculture can lead the fight against climate change if farmers are given the right incentives. ...
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