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04 October 2017
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....
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...
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....
12 September 2017
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....
24 August 2017
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....
23 August 2017
Pimelea Cattle Poisoning Researchers Collecting Samples
AUSTRALIA - Queensland cattle producers are being encouraged to collect Pimelea plant samples and assist scientists who are researching ways to stop cattle being poisoned by the toxic plant....
08 August 2017
Workshop Aims to Make Impact
UK - Making an impact on beef and sheep farms is the theme of an AHDB Beef & Lamb event for industry advisers taking place next month....
27 July 2017
Cattle Producers Sought for Reef Grazing Innovation Project
AUSTRALIA - Queensland cattle producers in Great Barrier Reef catchment areas are being encouraged to take part in an innovation project that aims to improve Reef water quality outcomes and increase farm profitability....
26 July 2017
Isotopes in Neolithic Cattle Teeth Suggest Herding Strategies
SWITZERLAND - Analysis of strontium isotopes in teeth from Neolithic cattle suggest that early Europeans used different specialised herding strategies....
25 July 2017
‘Paddock to Plate’ Beef Business Showcases Sustainable Farm Practices
AUSTRALIA - A Queensland ‘paddock to plate’ beef business is showcasing the benefits of adopting a best management practices program to improve their productivity and demonstrate their environmental credentials to consumers....
19 June 2017
Global Diet, Farming Methods 'Must Change for Environment's Sake,' Says Study
GLOBAL - Reducing meat consumption and using more efficient farming methods globally are essential to stave off irreversible damage to the environmental, a new study says....
Focus on Feed Efficiency at Dorchester Event
UK - The Beef Feed Efficiency Programme’s first commercial beef unit will be showcased at an event in Dorset on 6 July. The four-year Defra and AHDB-funded project aims to demonstrate how feed efficiency traits can be measured and selected for in beef...
29 May 2017
Congress Urged to Relieve Rural America from Increasing Regulatory Burden
US - Arizona rancher David Cook testified before the US House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, calling on Congress to remove layers of red tape and bureaucracy that have become detrimental to the management and health of...
24 May 2017
AHDB: Download the New RB209 Today
UK - The new AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) is now available to download as app and interactive digital versions....
11 May 2017
Livestock Industry Shines Spotlight on Use of Grazing to Prevent Wildfires
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council today kicked off a media and advertising campaign that will shine a spotlight on how grazing on public lands helps to mitigate the risk of catastrophic wildfires – the leading...
10 May 2017
Rising Temperatures Threaten Stability of Tibetan Alpine Grasslands
TIBET, CHINA - A warming climate could affect the stability of alpine grasslands in Asia's Tibetan Plateau, threatening the ability of farmers and herders to maintain the animals that are key to their existence, and potentially upsetting the ecology of...
09 May 2017
Border’s Monitor Farm Focuses on Boosting Grass Production
SCOTLAND, UK - Plans to improve grassland management will be the focus of the next Borders monitor farm meeting on Wednesday, 17 May....
27 April 2017
White House Takes Important First Step to Reining in Antiquities Act
US - The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association applaud the executive order signed yesterday that calls for a review of designations made under the Antiquities Act by previous presidents....
07 April 2017
Cattlemen Applaud USDA Decision to Allow Emergency Grazing
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA), acting in response to a directive from President Donald J. Trump, authorized emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Programme (CRP) lands located in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas – the three states which...
30 March 2017
Steering Towards Grazing Fields
US - It makes sense that a 1,200 pound Angus cow would place quite a lot of pressure on the ground on which it walks. But a new study shows that even these heavy beasts can't do much to compact common soils -- if they're grazed responsibly....
Making Cows More Environmentally Friendly
UK - Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) and the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt have published a paper revealing an important discovery surrounding plants used to feed livestock;...
28 March 2017
Livestock Grazing Effects on Sage-grouse
US - Effects of livestock grazing on greater sage-grouse populations can be positive or negative depending on the amount of grazing and when grazing occurs....
15 March 2017
What Makes Farmers Try New Practices?
US - Change is never easy. But when it comes to adopting new agricultural practices, some farmers are easier to convince than others....
10 March 2017
Investment Key in Adapting to Climate Change in West Africa
WEST AFRICA - Climate projections for West Africa show that crop yields and grass for livestock grazing are likely to decline in the future....
Proposal to Help China Reach Green Agriculture Goal
CHINA - Leaders from 300 agricultural companies have gathered in Beijing Wednesday to sign a proposal, promising to optimize their production processes and work together to realize China's goal of green agriculture....
15 February 2017
Grass Management Delivering Benefits for Scottish Farmers
SCOTLAND, UK - The main take-home message from Quality Meat Scotland's grazing conferences this month was that farmers have an opportunity to improve their profits by taking control of their grass management....
23 January 2017
Benue Govt Cedes Land in Agatu for Cattle Grazing
NIGERIA - Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has provided land in Agatu Local Government Area of the state for use as cattle routes....
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