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02 May 2017
Cherkizovo Group Completes Acquisition of NAPKO
RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group has announced its completion of the acquisition of 100 per cent of NAPKO, one of Russia’s leading grain producers....
01 May 2017
Cargill to Sell Remaining Cattle Feed Yards in Colorado, Kansas
US - Cargill has reached an agreement to sell its beef cattle feed yards at Leoti, Kansas, and Yuma, Colorado, to Omaha-based Green Plains Inc., a vertically integrated ethanol producer with existing feed yards at Kismet, Kansas, and Hereford, Texas....
28 April 2017
CME: COF Report Shows Feedlot Marketing’s Aggressive
US - The factor causing cattle dressed weights this year to decline more than seasonally since the beginning of January has been the rate at which slaughter steers and heifers have been marketed, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
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....
Calysta, Cargill Officially Break Ground on New Feed Production Plant
US - NouriTech and its lead investors, Calysta, Inc. and Cargill, were joined by state and local elected officials yesterday to officially break ground on a 37-acre Memphis feed production facility. ...
26 April 2017
Co-op Launches Livestock Feed, Maize Meal Processing Facility
SOUTH AFRICA - In a quest to enter the commercial agro-processing and meat production market, the Mount Frere-based Matyeni Agricultural Co-operative in the Alfred Nzo district of the Eastern Cape, launched a processing facility which produces livestock...
Call for Patience in Assessing Survival of Fall Seeded Cereal Crops
CANADA - The Executive Director of Winter Cereals Canada is calling for patience as winter cereal growers assess the viability of crops that were planted last fall, writes Bruce Cochrane....
25 April 2017
CME: Feedlots Unlikely to Maintain Current Placement Rate in H2/2017
US - The latest USDA cattle on feed numbers came in above the average of analyst estimates, which would normally call for a somewhat bearish reaction from futures when they open, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
12 April 2017
Cherkizovo Announces Plans to Acquire NAPKO
RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group, the largest vertically integrated meat and feed producer in Russia, announced its decision to acquire NAPKO, one of Russia’s leading grain producers....
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....
22 March 2017
New Strategic Farm Programme Targets Stock in Spec
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb is looking to recruit producers who want to improve the performance of their livestock enterprise to take part in its new Strategic Beef & Lamb Farm Programme....
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....
Organic Starches to Meet Growing Feed Industry Demand
GERMANY - The German organic industry is booming, with organic farming playing a key role in the food and agriculture industries. So much so that in 2017 the federal government is expected to invest €20 million to support and strengthen organic farming...
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....
07 March 2017
Promising Developments Shaping Up in Pakistan's Livestock Sector
PAKISTAN - Some promising developments are taking place in the livestock sector raising optimism about this sector’s solid growth and its enhanced contribution to the overall economy....
Kenya to Spend Over US$2.15M for Livestock Payouts Over Drought
KENYA - The Kenyan government announced on Sunday that it will spend US$2.15 million for cash payouts to support pastoralists to purchase fodder and animal feed for their stock until the end of the severe drought....
FAO Food Price Index Edges Higher in February
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index rose slightly in February, marking its seventh consecutive monthly rise, led by increasing wheat and maize prices....
PBA Feeds to Supply Custom Feeds to PCAS Producers
AUSTRALIA - PBA Feeds will give producers under the Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System (PCAS) more options when it comes to feeding their cattle, after being approved to provide custom feeds under the Approved supplements scheme....
06 March 2017
Drought, Conflict Worsen Food Security in Africa
AFRICA - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that drought and conflicts are worsening food security across Africa, especially in the east, amid strong global harvests....
03 March 2017
CME: How Structural Change in Feeding Industry Impacts Pricing Trends
US - One of the topics that often gets brought up is structural change in the feeding industry and how that may impact pricing trends, especially during certain times of the year, according to the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
02 March 2017
2016 a Challenging Year for Zimbabwe's Livestock Sector
ZIMBABWE - The year 2016 proved to be a rather trying period for the livestock sector. The drought and continued pressure on consumer purchasing power exerted many challenges on all parts of livestock value chains....
NFU Response to Farm Business Income Figures
UK - The latest Farm Business Income figures suggest that farmers are still feeling the impact of an unpredictable and volatile market place, the NFU said....
28 February 2017
Report Says World’s Future Food Security 'in Jeopardy' Due to Multiple Challenges
GLOBAL - Mankind's future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate, warns a new FAO report released last week....
27 February 2017
Government, Industry Partnerships Way Forward for Cattle Industry
AUSTRALIA - Cattle Council have welcomed a new collaborative research and development funding partnership between Meat and Livestock Australia, through MLA Donor Company, and the NSW Department of Primary Industries....
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