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17 February 2020
Regenerative farming – how farmers can make the transition
In this podcast, ffinlo Costain explores how farmers can embrace regenerative agriculture to ensure long-term productivity, profitability and ecosystem biodiversity....
11 February 2020
Addressing the UK’s rumen and liver fluke challenge
Researchers at the University of Liverpool want to combat the growing prevalence of rumen fluke and liver fluke in the UK....
24 January 2020
NFU Responds to CCC Report on Land Use
UK - NFU President Minette Batters yesterday responded to a report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) about land use in the UK, expressing how she was pleased "to see the report acknowledge that British farming produces some of the most sustainable...
17 January 2020
Are we measuring ruminant methane emissions correctly?
Researchers at Oxford University have developed GWP*, a new climate metric that accurately measures the impact of methane emissions on global warming – recontextualising the debate surrounding ruminant methane emissions and climate change. ...
08 November 2019
Winter Feeding Cost Comparison – Hay vs. Alternative Feeds
Fall has arrived, and focus has shifted to winter feed supplies. ...
06 November 2019
US Cattleman Tells Senate: American Beef is Climate Change Solution
South Dakota cattle producer Todd Wilkinson today told a U.S. Senate subcommittee that contrary to the claims of some environmental and anti-animal-agriculture activists, "American beef production and consumption is a climate change solution."...
29 October 2019
Tropical Grass Genetic Breakthrough Helps Develop Climate-friendly Cattle Farms
The discovery of genes responsible for asexual reproduction in a tropical grass may reduce the environmental impacts of cattle farming. ...
21 October 2019
Researchers Studying Precision Ranching in US Southwest
Precision ranching is a focus of a new coordinated agricultural project led by New Mexico State University, NMSU, in collaboration with Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Amarillo....
10 October 2019
Researchers Find Soil Changed by Manure from Cows Administered Antibiotics
Use of antibiotics is under heightened scrutiny due to the increased prevalence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens. While the primary focus is on more stringent use of antibiotics in medical settings, the use of antibiotics in the livestock sector is gaining...
27 September 2019
2019 Corn Silage Harvest: An exercise in patience
I want to start with two statements, or more accurately, titles of past articles that have stuck in my head over the years and serve as good reminder as we intently monitor this year’s corn crop and weather conditions, writes Joe Lawrence, Cornell University...
16 September 2019
Search Continues for AgriScot Sheep, Beef Farm of the Year
SCOTLAND, UK - With only one month to go until nominations close for the AgriScot Sheep and Beef Farm of the Year awards, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched two new videos to encourage farmers to get behind the award....
13 August 2019
NFU Says University Decision to Ban Beef 'Overly Simplistic Approach'
UK - NFU Vice President Stuart Roberts has called the move by Goldsmiths University to ban beef from its campus food outlets 'overly simplistic' and said it shows a lack of understanding of how British beef is produced, compared to beef production globally....
09 August 2019
QMS Response to IPCC Report
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish red meat industry’s important sustainability credentials have been highlighted by Kate Rowell, Chair of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
02 July 2019
Communities Urged to Revive Livestock Feedlots
ZIMBABWE - The government has called for the revival of community livestock feedlots in Matabeleland South Province in order to save thousands of animals that are under threat from perennial drought....
01 July 2019
Dry Conditions Get Manitoba Beef Producers Worried About Livestock Feed
CANADA - Dry conditions in the province have some Manitoba beef producers worried about how they will feed their cattle. ...
16 May 2019
Organic Animal Farms Benefit Birds Nesting in Ag Environments
FINLAND - The abundance of bird species living in agricultural environments has decreased both in Finland and elsewhere in Europe. ...
14 May 2019
Ninh Thuận Livestock Farmers Struggle to Feed Animals Due to Drought
VIETNAM - Farmers in Ninh Thuận Province, which has the largest number of cattle and sheep and goats in the country, are struggling to find natural food for their animals since prolonged hot weather has parched their pastures....
10 May 2019
Vietnam can Reduce Emissions, Save Billions in Ag, Forestry and Land Use
VIETNAM - As nations look toward 2020, when they will take stock of their actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the 2015 Paris Agreement, many are seeking ways to increase their nationally determined contributions, or NDCs, to global emissions...
09 May 2019
Scottish Livestock Farmers Urged to Sign-Up for Open Farm Sunday
SCOTLAND, UK - With one month to go until LEAF Open Farm Sunday, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is calling on Scottish livestock farmers to get behind the initiative on 9 June....
03 May 2019
Livestock Farming has Key Role in Tackling Climate Change
SCOTLAND, UK - The intrinsic role of livestock production in Scotland as part of the solution to tackling climate change is being emphasised by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
29 April 2019
Farm Events Aim to Increase Pasture Profitability
UK - Three beef and lamb producers involved in the GrassCheckGB project will host grassland management events in May to share knowledge and help others increase profits from their pastures....
16 April 2019
AgForce Applauds Forward-looking $1.5M Labor Pledge for Cattle Research
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed the $1.5 million funding promise from the Federal Labor Party for the Beef Central Queensland Livestock Centre of Excellence, a producer-led research programme co-developed with Central Queensland University and the Department...
11 April 2019
Genetic Breakthrough on Tropical Grass Could Help Develop Climate-friendly Cattle Farms
US - Cattle are a mainstay for many smallholders but their farms are often on degraded lands, which increases cattle's impact on the environment and lowers their production of milk and meat....
02 April 2019
NFU Urges Public to Support Great British Beef Week Campaign
UK - NFU President Minette Batters has kicked off Great British Beef Week by pledging her support for the campaign and urging the public to get behind British beef producers....
08 March 2019
Beef Farmers Advised About Risks of Straw Impaction
UK - Reports of cows dying from straw impaction is highlighting the risks associated with feeding straw-based rations to suckler cows....
07 December 2018
Increased Soil Contamination Puts Food Safety, Food Security at Risk
GLOBAL - Urgent action is needed to address soil pollution and contain the multiple threats it poses to global food safety and food security, said FAO on World Soil Day....
05 December 2018
IFA Says Teagasc Report Confirms 2018 Extremely Difficult for Farming
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said that the "Teagasc Annual Review" figures released yesterday come as no surprise to anyone involved in farming. ...
27 November 2018
Afghan Farmers Grappling Drought Urgently Need Seed, Animal Feed Support
AFGHANISTAN - A new drought response plan will help 1.4 million of the most vulnerable drought-affected people in Afghanistan during the coming winter season and into April next year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) announced...
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