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19 April 2013
Westpac Slammed Over Drought Comments
NEW ZEALAND – Federated Farmers has emphasised the deleterious effects of this year’s drought following claims from finance provide Westpac that the overall economy will not be effected....
17 April 2013
Tackle Fodder Problems in Terms of 'Grazing Days'
As the drought situation persists across the rangelands of Kansas, cattlemen should tackle fodder problems in terms of grazing days and form supplementation strategies, writes Michael Priestley....
Grazing At a Premium in Drought Hit Australia
AUSTRALIA – Local governments are working towards drought declarations after the summer wet season did little to alleviate irrigation issues....
12 April 2013
Worries Build As Feedyards Reach Capacity
AUSTRALIA - Pressure is mounting in feed yards as drought leads to increasing placements....
10 April 2013
Count Alfalfa Stems To Understand Root Health and Growth Potential
US - The increasing cost of forages, continuing fear of drought conditions, and extending winter season have many producers wondering about the productivity of their hay fields in 2013....
09 April 2013
Preparing Livestock in a Flood Zone
US - The impact of a natural disaster on people always makes headlines. ...
03 April 2013
Pressure Builds as Easter Rains Disappoint
NEW ZEALAND – Fodder shortages, low milk yields and scorched pastures are set to plague New Zealand’s livestock farmers further. ...
01 April 2013
Buy British to Show Support for Livestock Farmers Hit by Snow
UK - The UK's National Farmers' Union has urged the public to buy British to support livestock farmers who are continuing to battle against the extreme weather in many parts of the country....
28 March 2013
South to North Forage Movement Encounters Difficulties
NEW ZEALAND – Hauliers are encountering logistical difficulties in delivering much needed forage to the north island, following a three month dry spell....
25 March 2013
Herds Dried Off as Drought Spreads to South Island
NEW ZEALAND – Two districts on the west coast of the south island were included in the drought listing on Friday as the dry weather continues to impact farming....
Looming Threat of Water Scarcity
ANALYSIS - Last Friday - 22 March - was World Water Day. It is held each year as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources, writes Chris Harris....
21 March 2013
Importance of Sustainability Growing for Food Industry
ANALYSIS - Sustainability is becoming a major item for the food industry around the world, as resources become more restricted and demand grows....
18 March 2013
Entire North Island of New Zealand Receives Drought Confirmation
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers welcomes confirmation that the entire North Island has been declared a medium scale adverse event due to drought....
15 March 2013
Water Reforms Arrive in Time to Distract from Drought Issues
NEW ZEALAND – Against a backdrop of the drought, the Land and Water Forum (LAWF) reforms- announced this week- could not have come at a better time as negative public opinion builds regarding the way in which farmers are adapting to difficult conditions....
08 March 2013
Drought Area Extended to Waikato Region
NEW ZEALAND – Official drought conditions have stretched to include the Waikato area, the country’s premier dairy region....
07 March 2013
Flukicide Resistance Poses Problems After Wet Summers
Well managed farms with a history of flukicide use are noting a developing resistance to Triclabendazole, the only product on the market capable of dealing with liver fluke in the earliest stages of infection....
06 March 2013
Margins Drop as Drought Hits Northland
NEW ZEALAND – The Ministry for Primary Industries has issued adverse event declaration for the Northland area as drought conditions have started to take their toll on farm production and profit....
19 February 2013
Farms to Fall Under Rural Water Programme
AUSTRALIA - The Western Australian Farmers Federation (Inc.) (WAFarmers) is calling for the expansion of the State Rural Water Program to include farm businesses connected to the Integrated Water Supply Scheme (IWSS)....
15 February 2013
Texans Urged to Save 40 Gallons of Water Daily
US - The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is strengthening its challenge to Texans to save millions of gallons of water annually as well as money on their monthly water bills....
11 February 2013
CattleFax: Liquidation Permeates All US Cattle Segments
ANALYSIS - US-based CattleFax analysts told attendees at the National Cattlemen's Beef Association conference that beef cow liquidation at the cow-calf level has permeated every segment of the US cattle and beef industry, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCattleSite...
30 January 2013
Forage Specialist Offers Methods of Coping with Drought
US - With a drought as severe as last summer's, the long-lasting effects require long-term adaptations from producers who are working with the limited water supply....
23 January 2013
Livestock Operations Need to Assess Water Needs
US - Producers who plan to start or expand a livestock operation need to think about water before moving forward, writes Jason Vance, Senior Information Specialist at University of Missouri Cooperative Media Group....
17 January 2013
Virginia Adopts Water Strategy to Address Quality Concerns
US - The Department of Environmental Quality and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) will be implementing a new strategy to proactively address potential water quality concerns that may arise on small farms that raise...
Fertiliser Effects Being Tackled by Joint Programme
CANADA - The Province of Manitoba, the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI) and Keystone Agriculture Producers (KAP) have signed a 4R Nutrient Stewardship memorandum of understanding (MOU) that formalizes a joint commitment to support agriculture production...
16 January 2013
Cooler Weather and Fodder Scheme Combine to Save Farmers
AUSTRALIA – Cooler weather and the establishment of a fodder donation register by New South Wales Farmers (NSWF) is helping to control the damaging effects of a wild fire spread over parched land....
14 January 2013
South Island Fire Warning Issued
NEW ZEALAND - Prolonged hot periods without rain have lead to fires breaking out in areas of the north South island which has caused disturbance to rural properties and concern across rural organisations. ...
11 January 2013
Storage Importance Stressed as Rains Fail to Reach All Areas
NEW ZEALAND - The importance of regional water storage has been made clear recently as recent Southland and West Coast rains have not reached parts of Gisborne and Hawke's bay where river levels remain critical....
09 January 2013
Governments Help Ontario Farmers Find Sustainable Water Management Solutions
CANADA - The governments of Canada and Ontario are making a joint investment to help producers adopt innovative and sustainable on-farm water management practices. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs...
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