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10 February 2015
Must Listen to Consumer on Cattle Feeding Debate
ANALYSIS – A plethora of choices is available for US beef consumers and the cattle industry needs to listen to what they want, according to ranchers at the NCBA cattle industry convention....
05 February 2015
Rabobank Explores Cow Confinement and Semi-Confinement
US - Cattle producers across the US are heeding economic indications to rebuild and expand their herds, but a 32 million-acre decline in pasture availability over the last ten years is hindering expansion and causing producers to weigh options that require...
29 January 2015
Legume Varieties Surpisingly Drought Tolerant
AUSTRALIA – Australian graziers could have new legume varieties to help get them through drier weather....
12 January 2015
New Stamp of Approval for Pasture Meat
UK - A new certification mark for meat that comes from animals that only eat pasture and never any cereal feeds, was launched at the Oxford Real Farming Conference....
30 December 2014
Practical Tips to Help Livestock Farmers Turn over New Leaf in 2015
UK - It’s that time of year when everyone starts thinking about making New Year’s resolutions and turning over a new leaf....
22 October 2014
Ranching with Risk: What Does the Weather Say?
US - Ranchers in the northern plains could optimise stocking density and maximise calf development by learning from decades of weather research....
23 September 2014
Autumn's Time to Address Soil Compaction
EBLEX - Autumn is usually the best time to use aerators or sward lifters, giving the soil and roots time to recover before spring. However, an assessment of soil structure is essential to justify their use....
17 September 2014
Assessing Winter Forages: Quality and Quantity
UK - Concentrate feed prices may be lower this winter, but the most efficient production will result from knowing the value of grass and forages on the farm and using them well in the months ahead....
16 September 2014
Irish Study Centre Reports Booming Grass Sales
UK – Sales of grass varieties developed by a scientific research body have broken records, selling 3,000 tonnes in a year in the UK and Ireland....
01 September 2014
Scottish Beef Closer to 'Sustainable' Than Most
SCOTLAND – Only a few countries have beef systems close to being called sustainable but Scotland is one, says an industry report....
20 August 2014
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....
25 June 2014
The Two R’s Of Maintained Pasture
US – Graziers are being reminded to make note of the ‘two R’s’ of pasture management – residual leaves and rest period....
06 June 2014
FAO and Chinese Partners Working to Unlock Carbon Finance for Herders and Grazers
GLOBAL - Hundreds of millions of people around the world rely on grasslands to feed the livestock which are the foundation of their livelihoods. Yet poor land management has left large swathes of the world's grasslands degraded - an environmental problem...
02 June 2014
Global Significance for Tasmanian Pasture Experiment
AUSTRALIA - The results of a 12-year experiment by University of Tasmania School of Biological Science researcher Associate Professor Mark Hovenden could lead to major changes in the way farmers irrigate and fertilise the land – especially if they want...
30 May 2014
Managing White Clover Levels in Pasture
UK - By late spring the optimum level of white clover in pasture is 30 per cent of the dry matter. With the right management, it can then reach a target level of 50-60 per cent by midsummer, according to EBLEX advice....
21 May 2014
Manage Grass Through Your Boots
UK – A grass growth monitor that can be fitted to a wellington boot is to be unveiled this summer by a UK farm supplier....
14 May 2014
New Grassland Plants Make Recommended List
UK - Seven new ryegrass varieties and a red clover have been added to the 2014 Recommended Grass and Clover Lists (RGCL), which have just been published....
08 May 2014
Milder Winters Cause Grassland Headache
GLOBAL – Mild winters will require extra vigilance if extensive grassland damage at the hand of pasture pests is to be avoided, farmers are being warned....
30 April 2014
Norway and Tanzania Unite in Cattle Project
TANZANIA – A University partnership drawing on Scandinavian expertise is working to lift beef and milk production from pastoral Tanzanian farming....
25 April 2014
Challenge from Dairy Sector to Make a Difference
UK - The dairy industry will need to collaborate and governments will need to step in to help the sector become more competitive if it is to meet global demand....
08 April 2014
Cutting First-Crop Alfalfa Offers Risks, Lots of Rewards
US - Harvesting alfalfa may be the one activity with the most influence on dairy herd profitability....
26 March 2014
Weather Poses Farmer Headaches Both Sides of Atlantic
GLOBAL - Two radically different farming challenges are being presented to beef producers on each side of the Atlantic....
20 March 2014
Flood Recovery Could Benefit From 30 Day Rule
GLOBAL - European farmers looking to return cattle to pasture after a torrid New Year of flooding could do a lot worse than follow the thirty day drying rule....
28 February 2014
Higher Chance of Grass Staggers This Turn Out
UK – A wet winter and higher potassium forage levels have increased the likelihood of grass staggers....
27 February 2014
Restocking Important to Prevent Fuel Load Build-up
US - Restocking the rangelands, as well as being key for agricultural output, could be vital in reducing the chance of wildfires, according to a Texas beef expert....
20 February 2014
Mild Winter Presents Unprecedented Leatherjacket Danger
UK – Farmers in Scotland and Northern England should take immediate action against leatherjackets or risk major forage problems later in the year, seed producer Barenbrug has advised....
Areas with Pasture Reduce, but Yield Increases
BRAZIL - The fed cattle activity in Brazil has been investing in yield gains instead of opening new areas of pastures, due to the competition with other crops, such as soybean, corn and sugarcane. ...
29 January 2014
Grazing, Preparation and Endophyte Choice Key To Good Pasture
NEW ZEALAND – The secrets to a good sown pasture are good grazing management, careful preparation pre-sowing and the right endophyte....
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