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24 December 2020
EU publishes agricultural outlook 2020-2030
The European agri-food sector has shown resilience through the shocks of 2020, but the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will likely have long-term impacts. ...
Novel feed ingredient enables significant reduction of methane emissions in beef cattle
A 2-year large-scale trial in beef cattle in Alberta, Canada has successfully demonstrated that a novel feed ingredient, developed by Royal DSM, can be included in commercial feedlot diets to reduce methane emissions by up to 80%, without negative effects...
Even Small Efforts to Keep Cows From Creeks Can Significantly Improve Riparian Health
With a little time and effort, rangeland managers can have a dramatic impact on the resilience of California’s riparian areas, which are important to the state’s human, environmental and economic well-being....
Contaminated surroundings risk foot-and-mouth disease spread
Understanding how long a disease can be transmitted for is a cornerstone in preventing and controlling outbreaks, particularly when there is more than one route of infection....
Research says confidence in Canada’s food system at an all time high
According to the 2020 public trust research conducted by the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI), Canadians are feeling more confident than ever about our food system....
Producers should follow recommended veterinary practices for dehorning cattle
Producers with horned cattle should develop and implement a dehorning plan that improves efficiency and animal well-being, Oklahoma State University experts said....
23 December 2020
Forage planning increases milk production in Brazil by 40%
The forage planning has proven effective for increasing milk production in the properties Bucket Full of Rio Grande do Sul....
Cargill’s Guelph Beef Processing Facility now sourcing beef from Certified Sustainable farms and ranches across Canada
December 8, 2020, Guelph, ON – Expansion of Cargill’s implementation of the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB)’s Certified Sustainable Beef Framework is now a reality....
Recognizing, treating pain in lame dairy cows requires whole team approach
VETPARTNERS has launched a project to encourage a team approach to recognising and treating pain in lame dairy cows....
Pirbright discovers respiratory virus steals proteins to halt antiviral response
Viruses have evolved many ways to avoid detection by the immune system. ...
Meat and Livestock Australia Reflects on 2020, Looks forward to 2021
Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Managing Director Jason Strong, and General Manager - International Markets, Andrew Cox, reflect on the remarkable year that has transpired in 2020 with MLA International Business Manager, Josh Anderson....
Rabobank Q4 2020: Changed Beef Consumption Following Covid-19 Create Opportunities
The global Covid-19 pandemic and African swine fever (ASF) have changed beef consumption patterns through 2020. ...
22 December 2020
Without forage test, hay by any other name is just hay
Mature hay is hay. It may be brome hay, prairie hay or any other type of hay. But in the end, it’s just hay until it’s been tested....
UK's new Global Tariff will offer some safeguards for farming sector
The government’s new import tariff regime will provide certainty for farmers by largely maintaining import tariffs at present levels, the NFU said after legislation implementing the UK Global Tariff (UKGT) was laid in Parliament....
Farm lobby supports Australia's WTO case against China
Australia's National Farmers Federation has voiced its support for a rules-based trading system as Australia begins a WTO dispute settlement process with China....
Cattle producers face decisions as drought intensifies
Drought conditions and a drier-than-normal winter has put cattle producers in a common dilemma – try to preserve herd size with supplemental feed or cull to stretch limited forage resources for quality cows and calves, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension...
Freemartinism: producers should record multiple births in their herds
Cow-calf producers need to keep recordkeeping and genetic drift in mind when cattle births result in twins that are a heifer calf and a bull calf....
21 December 2020
Quality Meat Scotland comments on UK border closures, freight movement
Commenting on the border closures affecting freight movements into France, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) Chief Executive, Alan Clarke said:...
Australian cattle resilient throughout 2020
For the Australian cattle market, trying to capture how 2020 unfolded is a difficult task, as pandemic-induced disruptions and changing seasons resulted in unpredictable situations unfolding. ...
Rabobank: Global Dairy Q4 2020 - Tepid Supply Growth Awaits a Booster Shot for Demand
As a challenging 2020 ends, more optimistic projections set the tone for 2021....
Food trends expert shares how COVID-19 is changing food service
The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly had devastating effects on the restaurant industry, and a University of Guelph food and agri-business forecaster expects many more changes still to come. ...
UK milk production in November another 25 year high
According to an AHDB survey, November deliveries are provisionally put at 1,009m litres, 2.0% above last year and the highest November volume since 1995. This is despite a revision to the weighting we use to convert survey results into an estimate for...
New app helps young farmers achieve top growth rates in cattle
Two young farmers report achieving outstanding growth rates with free precision livestock app Breedr....
Useful guidelines for cow culling
Oklahoma cattle producers Larry Cochran of Alfalfa County and Ted Evicks of Latimer County are culling cows with specific animal-productivity objectives in mind, as directed by Oklahoma State University recommendations....
20 December 2020
European bison returns from brink of extinction
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has moved the European bison from the Vulnerable states to Near Threatened status...
18 December 2020
Cargill closes Canadian beef plant after COVID-19 outbreak
Cargill has temporarily closed its beef plant in Guelph, Ontario after coronavirus infections were reported among workers....
CME update: cattle futures firm, reaching a two-week high
US cattle futures posted a second straight day of gains on technical buying on 17 December, reaching a two-week high....
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