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03 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Beef Diversification: A Lifeline for New Zealand Dairy Farms?
NEW ZEALAND - How dairy farmers embrace beef genetics in the coming months could have a major impact in the direction of both sectors in New Zealand....
02 September 2015
View news from United States BIVI's Feeder Calf Preconditioning Program Offers Cascading Effect
US - Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc (BIVI) introduced a new feeder calf preconditioning program for beef producers called Market Ready to help beef producers deliver healthy, high-performing calves while allowing management flexibility. ...
28 August 2015
View news from United States Feed Industry Hits Out at Antimicrobial Reporting Rule
US - The American animal feed industry has hit out at plans by the Food and Drug Administration to require new animal drug sponsors to submit estimates of antimicrobial ingredient sales by species....
27 August 2015
View news from United States UAVs Are Not Just for Crop Farmers
US - Brett Haas, co-owner of Crop Copter, said while they started their UAV company with crop farmers in mind, they see a lot of interest and application for livestock farmers. ...
26 August 2015
View news from South Africa Humans Carry More Superbugs than Cows
SOUTH AFRICA - Antimicrobial resistance of a common farmyard bacteria has been shown to be far more common in humans than animals....
View news from United States Wet Harvest Requires Vigilance on Wheat Mycotoxins
US - Rain across the MidWest has caused mould issues in wheat crops, meaning feeders should be wary of mycotoxin and ergot poisoning....
20 August 2015
View news from Brazil Brazil to Be Biggest Beef Producer in Five Years
BRAZIL – Brazilians are confident of muscling the US off world beef's top spot by becoming the biggest beef producer by 2020....
19 August 2015
View news from United Kingdom Illegal Badger Persecution Could Worsen TB, Say Scientists
UK, NORTHERN IRELAND - Tighter cattle movement restrictions and knowledge of disease history could do more to control bovine tuberculosis (bTB) than illegally persecuting badgers, which could be making things worse....
View news from Australia Drought and Weak Dollar Double Australian Cattle Cash
AUSTRALIA – Weather and economics have seen Australian cattle farm incomes double over the last twelve months as farmers have sold more cattle for more money....
18 August 2015
View news from Global Beef Shorthorn Classification Scheme Hoped to Have Global Reach
UK – British beef’s most comprehensive classification scheme to date is hoped to accelerate the progress of the Shorthorn breed both domestically and internationally....
17 August 2015
View news from Germany Agritechnica Is Coming to Germany in November 2015
GERMANY - Agritechnica 2015, which takes place from 10 to 14 November, is fast-approaching. Taking place in Hannover, Germany, this year’s show is aptly titled: ‘People, Technology, Innovation – the Future of Agricultural Technology.’...
View news from India India Sees Sharp Rise in Exports of Livestock Products
ANALYSIS - India has seen its exports of livestock products rise by more than 60 per cent over the last three years and now these products are playing an increasingly important role in the socio-economic life of the country....
12 August 2015
View news from United States Is US Agricultural Productivity Growth Falling?
US - Future agricultural productivity growth is expected to fall as a result of current reductions in research funding, according to a new report from the US Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (USDA-ERS)....
11 August 2015
View news from United Kingdom New Guidelines for Responsible Use of Antimicrobials in Cattle Production
ANALYSIS - Cattle farmers should draw up, implement and regularly review an appropriate herd health plan that outlines routine preventive treatments and disease control policy, together with a veterinary surgeon....
08 August 2015
View news from United States Drawing on Childhood Memories: Why Farming Needs to Laugh
US - A life-long attachment to cartoons and the countryside has enabled and inspired a US country boy to show rural America the importance of laughter....
05 August 2015
View news from European Union Europe Farmer Protests Spread West
EUROPE – Farmers across the UK have followed French demonstrations by staging a series of protests showing dismay at the current state of farmgate prices....
04 August 2015
View news from United States US Beef Herd Expansion Could Be Cut Short
US – The current phase of US beef herd expansion is not expected to last as long as the last rebuild period in 1990-1995....
03 August 2015
View news from United Kingdom Wormer Survey Needs Your Input
UK - An online survey from a leading animal health research centre strives to establish how livestock owners are buying and using anthelmintic wormer products....
31 July 2015
View news from Australia Nothing to Dampen Australian Beef Markets
AUSTRALIA – There is no reason why the current boom in Australian cattle prices should falter, according to market analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia....
30 July 2015
View news from United States Cover in Times of Crisis: Cover Crops
US - Fickle weather and volatile markets could be reason to grow cover crops, according to Colorado rancher, Andrew Schafer....
24 July 2015
View news from Netherlands Partnerships, Innovation Bridge Global Food Supply Gap
NETHERLANDS - To meet the challenge of supplying the food needs of a growing world population, we are going to have to be smart and use all the tools we can. Some successful examples using partnerships and innovations were presented during Nutreco's AgriVision...
View news from Brazil Brazil Added Poland and Now Must Farm Smarter
BRAZIL – Agricultural land expanded by 33 million hectares between 1990 and 2010 in Brazil and now the challenge is to drive for productivity and sustainability....
23 July 2015
View news from United States Pasture, Hay Stocks Supporting US Herd Rebuild
US - Adequate precipitation is allowing for pasture recovery across much of the central and eastern US, adding to an improved forage picture....
22 July 2015
View news from France Suffocating French Farmers, Road Blockades and New Hashtags
ANALYSIS – Disappointment over low farmgate prices is being felt across Europe but French farmers are expressing their anger the most vehemently....
View news from Ireland Irish Beef Prices Rise Despite BSE Case
IRELAND - Ireland's recent BSE scare has shown the level of confidence importers have in Ireland's system and has ironically been followed by higher beef prices. ...
17 July 2015
View news from European Union EU Beef Production Turns to Dairy Herd
EU - European beef production is to rely more and more on the dairy herd in future rather than suckler cows, changing the structure of the total EU herd significantly....
16 July 2015
View news from European Union Strong European Food Production Forecast to Strengthen
ANALYSIS – Europe’s farmers are expected to produce more milk, meat and cereals this year, says the European Commission in its latest outlook....
15 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom Grass-fed Beef Still to Get Serious in Texas
US - Comparing grass-fed and feedlot beef models must use the “best examples” from each, according to a staunch US grass-fed beef advocate who says grass-fed beef remains largely at "hobby" level in his state....
 
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