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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
View news from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Cattle Outlook: Mixed Tones Across Livestock Markets
ANALYSIS - Some short covering has been seen in cattle markets this week, with near term technical damage indicative of a market top....
View news from Australia Ryegrass Management at Heart of Tasmanian Ill-thrift
AUSTRALIA - A condition costing Tasmanian farmers over A$10 million each year could be linked to the island’s most widely used pasture grass....
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
View news from Global Russia Eyes New Food Importers to Sustain Supplies
ANALYSIS - The Russian ban on meat and food products is starting to bite and could have a dramatic effect on the global food market, writes Chris Harris....
View news from Global Outcome Measures Drive Producer Profitability, Sustainable Practices
ANALYSIS - Farmers are seeing the value of switching to outcome measures to increase profitability as part of building on their sustainable farming practices....
Thursday, August 14, 2014
View news from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Cattle Outlook: Significant Selling Pressure Across Markets
ANALYSIS - We've finally seen some significant selling pressure across both the hog and cattle markets, reports Jim Wyckoff....
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
View news from Russian Federation Can Traders Find Another Russian Back Door?
ANALYSIS - Creative sellers will be looking at alternative trade routes into the Russian market for agricultural produce now that Ukraine, a previous ‘back door’ passage into the Russian market, is closed....
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
View news from United States WASDE Report Bearish for Soybeans, Slightly Bullish for Corn, Neutral Wheat
ANALYSIS - Corn futures initially moved to a new contract low in the wake of Tuesday's USDA supply and demand and crop production report - but mainly due to a sell-off in the soybean futures market following the data. ...
Friday, August 08, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Dry Summer Will Help Fluke Picture Not Cure It
UK – Recent dry weather should lead to a reduction in liver fluke cases but stock keepers should not lower their guard, a leading livestock researcher has told farmers....
Thursday, August 07, 2014
View news from Macedonia Relentless Bluetongue Confirmed in Macedonia
EU – Bluetongue virus has returned to Macedonia, ending a decade Bluetongue-free period for the country as the disease continues to sweep across Greece....
View news from Russian Federation Russia Reacts to Sanctions With Food Imports Ban
RUSSIA - Russia's president Vladimir Putin has announced a ban on imports of agricultural and fishery products from the US, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway in reaction to sanctions imposed against it by these countries....
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
View news from United States Cattle Recovery to Be Smaller in Eastern States
US - Beef cow numbers will not rebound as strongly in the eastern half of the US as cattle are squeezed out by a rise in arable acreage, experts have said....
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
View news from Canada Canadian Beef Sector's 'Heart' is Consumer
CANADA - Beef farmers in Canada are in an 'enviable position' but pandering to the consumer is paramount if potential is going to be realised as future success. ...
Monday, August 04, 2014
View news from United States Cattlefax Says Expansion Phase Is Approaching
US – Cattle markets look ‘rosy’ and are transitioning from liquidation to expansion, according to a Cattlefax analyst....
Friday, August 01, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Some Progress on Climate Change Impacts Made by UK Agriculture
UK - A new report from Defra reveals improvements made in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in terms of soil nitrogen balance and artificial fertiliser use over the last decade, while a reduction in broiler feed conversion has been achieved in the last two...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
View news from United States Ensuring You Benefit From Cheaper By Products
US - Mid-summer has yielded feeders and ranchers an opportunity to source cheap feed for the coming winter thanks to the recent decline in distillers dried grains prices....
View news from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Cattle Outlook: No Talk of a Market Top Yet
ANALYSIS - Cattle futures opened the week with a bullish posture and technical signs offer few hints of this changing soon. ...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Imported Food Residue Worries Rumble On
ANALYSIS - Concern is mounting over the threat of veterinary medicine residues in food products imported into the UK, writes Chris Harris....
Thursday, July 24, 2014
View news from Canada Watch Out for Anthrax in the Wet Weather
CANADA - With flooding events and high rainfall throughout much of the province, Saskatchewan producers are reminded to watch for anthrax....
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
View news from United States Could Row Crops Hamper Herd Expansion?
ANALYSIS - The decision to keep a heifer for breeding is not just affected by cattle markets but the relative performance of the crop industry too....
Monday, July 21, 2014
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Dairymen Negative, Beef and Sheep Farmers Positive
NEW ZEALAND – Producer group Federated Farmers of New Zealand has reported a ‘slump’ in dairy farmer confidence in its latest Farm Confidence Survey....
Thursday, July 17, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Replace Reduce Refine – Way Forward for Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - A framework for replacement, reduction and refinement needs to be established for the responsible use of antimicrobials along the supply chain....
View news from United States Fight Heat Stress in Transition Barns and Beef Cattle
US - Summer brings added costs for cattlemen, but cooling cows in hot and humid weather pays off in the long run and should be done across more animals....
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Beef Farmers Urged to Slaughter Sooner
UK – Cattle are being kept too long on many of Britain’s beef farms at the expense of farmers’ pockets and the environment....
View news from Global How Do We Mitigate Climate Change in Cattle?
GLOBAL - Reducing beef’s environmental impact could hinge on the cattle industry rearing stock in less 'land-demanding' systems, a new study says....
Monday, July 14, 2014
View news from Global What Could Climate Change Mean for Agriculture?
GLOBAL – World agriculture must create short and long term adaptation strategies to cope with climate change accelerating the water cycle....
View news from United States US Corn Prices Drop: Will Corn Creep Back into Feed Rations?
ANALYSIS - Matt Roberts, agricultural economist at The Ohio State University, said corn prices could drop another 40 cents to 50 cents going into the fall and with lower grain prices, he questions when livestock producers will start adding corn back into...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Automatic Heat Detection: Expensive But Worthwhile
ANALYSIS - An English cattleman has taken the guesswork out of spotting cows on heat by investing in a solar-powered, computerised heat detection system....
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
View news from United States Marketing and the Ethics of Big Food
In another edition of the MOFAD Roundtable series focused on honest dialogue about tough food issues, experts came together at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development to hash out the ethics of “big food” marketing, writes...
 
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