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19 October 2017
CME: COF Report - 'Déjà vu All Over Again'
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) releases their monthly "Cattle on Feed" report this Friday, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
17 October 2017
CME: Canadian On-feed Count Shows Year-over-year Increase
US - The Canadian monthly Cattle on Feed report was published last Friday by Canfax, which is a division of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
16 October 2017
Smart Farming Exceeds Cost Saving Target, Identifies Ways to Reduce GHG Emissions
IRELAND - The publication of the first "Smart Farming Progress Report" shows a significant overshoot of targets for improving farm returns and enhancing the environment, marking a very successful 12 months for the programme....
Beef Producers Embracing Best Management Practices
AUSTRALIA - More than 2000 Queensland cattle producers managing more than 28 million hectares of land have now adopted the Grazing Best Management Practices (BMP) programme to boost their budget bottom line and showcase their environmental credentials,...
13 October 2017
CME: US Cow Slaughter Trending Higher for Much of 2017
US - US cow slaughter has been trending higher for much of this year but the pace of slaughter increased notably this summer when drought conditions across the US Northern Plains forced producers to cull herds, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
Livestock Grazing Management Compatible with Nesting Greater Sage-grouse
US - A new study looks at whether management of livestock grazing may help protect sagebrush and birds that depend on it....
09 October 2017
Vegetable Oils Give Lift to FAO Food Price Index
GLOBAL - Global food prices rose slightly in September, as firmer prices of vegetable oils and to a lesser extent dairy products offset declining prices for staple cereal grains....
04 October 2017
Warming Unlikely to Impact Animal Agriculture in Northeast
US - Climate change will not significantly impair animal agriculture in the Northeast region of the United States, according to a multidisciplinary team of researchers, who point out there are many variables in the future scenario they envision....
Livestock, Poultry Farmers Can Apply for Grants to Improve Animal Welfare
US - Starting yesterday (3 October), farmers who wish to improve the welfare of their farm animals can apply for a Fund-a-Farmer grant of up to $2,500 from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)....
03 October 2017
Report Gives Lay of the Land on Grazing Livestock's Climate Impact
GLOBAL - An international research collaboration has shed light on the impact that grass-fed animals have on climate change. Its new study adds clarity to the debate around livestock farming and meat and dairy consumption....
02 October 2017
Nutrition Key to Increasing Productivity in Intensive Breeding
BRAZIL - Improving the productivity of Brazilian livestock means not only finding ways to make the cattle produce more meat or more milk, but also addressing issues such as diseases....
28 September 2017
Majority of Country Lacks Pasture to Graze Livestock in Coming Winter
MONGOLIA - At a national level, a total of 66 million heads of livestock are expected to go winter in 164 thousand herder households, excluding animals to be supplied to domestic market and for export. 9.2 million heads of them will move from one place...
27 September 2017
Harvest is Here; Farmers Reminded to Put Safety First
US - Harvest is here, that means farmers are already moving equipment on roads, harvesting their crop, and hauling it to elevators....
Rain Delays Harvest but Improves Conditions for Fall Work
CANADA - Manitoba Agriculture reports rain that delayed the harvest across much of the province last week will give crops that have not yet fully matured a final boost and help get fall work moving forward, according to Bruce Cochrane....
26 September 2017
New £1M Partnership to Address Knowledge Gaps in Soil Biology
UK - The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) have announced an ambitious new research partnership to develop practical soil biology management guidance....
Cargill Completes Transaction for Animal Feed Business Acquisition
US - Cargill has closed on its agreement to acquire the animal feed business of Southern States Cooperative, Inc. The deal was announced in early August and closed on 22 September. ...
CME: Cash Live Slaughter Steer Prices Post Uptick on W38
US - Cash live slaughter steer prices posted an uptick last week, feeder cattle at Oklahoma City were about unchanged, and slaughter hogs continued to drop week-over-week, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
22 September 2017
Scientists, Farmers Work Together to Wipe Out African Lovegrass
AUSTRALIA - A partnership between QUT, the NSW Government and farmers could lead to the eventual eradication of the highly invasive African lovegrass threatening pastures and native grasslands Australia-wide....
21 September 2017
CME: Average On-feed Estimate 2.7% Above a Year Ago
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) releases their monthly "Cattle on Feed" report this Friday, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
20 September 2017
CME: Estimated Cattle Feeding Profitability Highest Ever During First Seven Months
US - In the first seven months of 2017 (January through July), on a cash basis (without hedging), estimated cattle feeding profitability per steer was the highest ever, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
19 September 2017
Largest Ever Micro-insurance Payout Made to Ethiopian Pastoralists
ETHIOPIA - More than 2,250 pastoralists received insurance payouts following the extremely poor rains this year in southern Ethiopia....
15 September 2017
Saskatchewan Crop Yields Looking Better as Harvest Advances
CANADA - Saskatchewan Agriculture reports crop yields are looking better than had been feared as the harvest moves forward, Bruce Cochrane writes....
14 September 2017
CME: 2017 Beef Production Expected to Rise
US - USDA updated its projections for 2017 and 2018 grain, livestock and dairy production. There were a number of surprises, particularly on the grain side, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
12 September 2017
Global Cereal Output Heading for New Record
GLOBAL - Global food prices dipped in August, mainly as the prospect of bumper cereal harvests pushed up expectations for larger grain inventories....
Livestock Production Much Smaller Challenge to Global Food Security
GLOBAL - Humans face mounting challenges when it comes to finding ways to sustainably feed an exploding population. As populations become wealthier and more urbanised, the demand for animal products continues to climb....
08 September 2017
CME: Slight Improvement in US Range, Pasture Conditions in Early-September
US - Nationally, as of early September, US range and pasture conditions improved slightly compared to early August's, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
24 August 2017
CME: US Feedlots Continue to Sell Slaughter Ready Animals During July
US - On Friday, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will publish their monthly "Cattle on Feed" report, which is based on a survey of all feedlots with an animal capacity of 1,000 head or more, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
Meetings Focus on Maximising Livestock Production from Grass
SCOTLAND, UK - Livestock farmers are invited to attend one of the six free "Better Grazing" meetings being held across Scotland next month....
 
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