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29 March 2021
View news from Global Protect herd health and productivity with PCR
Because bovine mastitis can cause significant economic losses year over year, farmers and veterinarians need quick and accurate diagnostic results to identify the mastitis-causing pathogen(s) so they can quickly develop an action plan to minimize loss...
26 March 2021
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: US cold storage figures are better than expected
This week's beef and dairy update includes analysis of Mexico's beef herd and global milk production reports. ...
24 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom Cow gut study could help tackle Johne's disease
A common, chronic gut disease in ruminants will be the focus of a £1 million study....
22 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom Cows with no access to outside may have damaged emotional wellbeing
Allowing dairy cattle to access pasture can promote natural behaviour and improve their health. However, the psychological benefits are poorly understood....
19 March 2021
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: USDA issues in-depth reports on US and Canada's cattle markets
Canada's cattle herd continues to decline and US beef exports to Japan reach their annual limit, triggering tariffs. ...
18 March 2021
View news from Global Trouw Nutrition webinar considers “Bioavailability and Beyond” when feeding trace minerals
Trouw Nutrition, Nutreco’s animal nutrition division, continues its Global Nutritional Solutions webinar series with a look at trace minerals and bio-availability. The free, one-hour Bioavailability and Beyond webinar will be held on Wednesday, 24 March,...
15 March 2021
View news from United Kingdom Study: venison carries low risk of food poisoning
Consumers of Scottish venison are at low risk of contracting severe food poisoning, a Scotland-wide study of deer and venison has found....
12 March 2021
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: cattle herds increase across the globe
Cattle herds in Latin America, China and Australia are growing while Ukraine's livestock market continues to decline. ...
08 March 2021
View news from Global Comprehensive handbook on measuring and reducing GHG emissions
The greenhouse gases nitrous oxide and methane, which are largely produced in agriculture, play a decisive role in climate change. ...
05 March 2021
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: US meat industry moves to vaccinate workers against COVID-19
The US is considering updates to its abattoir infrastructure, and global food prices increase for the ninth consecutive month. ...
03 March 2021
View news from United States How to identify and control poison hemlock
Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum) was originally brought to the United States in the 1800s as an ornamental garden plant (another good idea gone awry) and is now found throughout North America. ...
01 March 2021
View news from Russian Federation EuroTier 2021: Strong future ahead for Russian dairy industry
FOREIGN investors looking for good returns on their capital should look closely at the Russian dairy industry as the future holds very strong growth potential there, writes Chris McCullough with live coverage from EuroTier 2021....
26 February 2021
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: US beef exports slip and dairy volumes falter
The US beef and dairy industry begins to regain its footing after devastating winter storms last week. ...
24 February 2021
View news from Global McDonald’s: Regenerative grazing for resilient beef farms
McDonald’s UK and FAI Farms Ltd pioneer Adaptive Multi-Paddock Grazing (AMP) to build soil, reduce inputs, increase biodiversity and farm resilience....
22 February 2021
View news from United States USDA Ag Outlook Forum: US dairy industry still facing uncertainties
The US dairy sector entered 2021 still in flux following the unprecedented disruptions brought about by COVID-19 in 2020, USDA said Friday in its closely watched annual Ag Outlook Forum. ...
19 February 2021
View news from United States Weekly beef and dairy digest: CEOs warn of food inflation as crop prices rise
As the US embarks on its economic recovery from COVID-19, food companies warn that skyrocketing grain prices could inflate food prices for consumers. ...
17 February 2021
View news from United States Amazing Cows Hold Promise in Pioneering Sustainable Food Systems
In today’s climate change narrative, animal-based agriculture often endures criticism for its alleged contributions to the global problem. With some naysayers ranking the industry second only to the population explosion as a root contributor to global...
15 February 2021
View news from Australia Genomic selection driving fertility
Improved fertility of northern beef herds is on the horizon, with more research to improve the accuracy of estimated breeding values (EBVs) for female reproductive traits....
12 February 2021
View news from Global Weekly global protein digest: exports, COVID-19, dairy adverts and organic pricing
This week's poultry highlights include exports, post-Brexit export delays, meatpacking plant worker vaccine concerns. Plus, we'll cover important pig and poultry global news....
10 February 2021
View news from Global A year of challenges for red meat exports
The year 2020 was extraordinary, full of numerous challenges and unique circumstances, many of which were driven by the outbreak and rapid spread of COVID-19 around the world. However, the prominent influence on Australian red meat exports was the contraction...
09 February 2021
View news from Canada The Cost Benefit Of Using Vaccines In Beef Cattle
Vaccination is a proven tool for disease prevention. Vaccination recommendations vary by region and by farm as the environment, production, and management practices can increase or decrease the amount of risk cattle are exposed to. ...
05 February 2021
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: meatpackers face investigation
Global food prices reach their highest level in more than six years and major meat companies face scrutiny for alleged worker safety violations. ...
03 February 2021
View news from United States Bull run in US grain futures markets is in high gear, but for how long?
US grain futures markets the past few months have rallied strongly, setting multi-year highs. As of this writing, nearby corn futures have notched a 7.5-year high of $5.55 3/4 a bushel, nearby soybean futures a 6.5-year high of $14.38 1/4 a bushel and...
View news from Ireland Body Condition Scoring and Minerals Vital Pre-Calving
Keith Fahy, Drystock Adviser, Teagasc Galway/Clare outlines and recommends body condition scoring of suckler cows in the run up to calving. As minerals in silage can vary, Keith also stresses the importance of feeding minerals 4 to 6 weeks prior to calving...
01 February 2021
View news from United States Considerations for Maintaining Condition in our Breeding Bulls during Winter
For bulls coming out of the breeding season, body weight loss may have occurred, and we need to make sure that we get bulls back in condition before the next season....
29 January 2021
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: Impact of US government takes action against COVID-19
Recent government actions in the US could have profound impacts on the dairy industry and China's agriculture sector begins to restructure. ...
27 January 2021
View news from United Kingdom Paddock grazing helps utilise grass growth during drought
Since introducing paddock grazing to their organic unit at Oakwood Mill near Selkirk in 2010, Giles and Alison Henry have, as a result, increased stock numbers and grazing potential by 30% across 110 hectares (ha)....
25 January 2021
View news from United States Next Few Months Critical to Spring Fertility
Getting management of the suckler cow right in the January to April period will be critical in determining the success of the 2021 breeding season. Most Spring calving suckler cows are either just freshly calved or will calve in the next 8-12 weeks. Aidan...
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