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12 June 2013
April Beef Output Up 20 Per Cent Year On Year
AUSTRALIA – Almost every state’s beef output was up year-on-year for April, with national output up 20 per cent, bovine genomics supplier and consultant ABS has announced....
07 June 2013
The Price Paid for Less Drought in Oklahoma
US - Rains have addressed soil moisture deficits in much of eastern Oklahoma, this is good news for cattle on pasture as they have more access to surface water, but the an Oklahoma State University Specialist is warning that weed burden will be high this...
04 June 2013
Drought Leads to Record Beef Exports of Over 100,000 tonnes
AUSTRALIA – After more than six years of waiting, weak cattle prices and severe drought conditions have led to a new Australian beef export record of over 100,000 tonnes for May....
Extra Moisture Can Extend Grass Growth into Summer Slump
US - Rain makes grass grow. That's good for grazing livestock, but makes haying difficult....
16 May 2013
Drought-Hit Farmers Given National Parks Lifeline
AUSTRALIA - Proposed changes to legislation allowing temporary grazing on selected properties and National Parks until the end of the year may save the lives of more than 25,000 cattle affected by severe drought in the western reaches of the state....
10 May 2013
Pastures Weakened by Drought Will Require Time to Recover
US - Nebraska's pastures are starting to grow again, but the effects of last year's drought linger and might cause complications for producers, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln forage specialist has said....
09 May 2013
Queenslanders Call on Policy Makers to Ring the Changes
AUSTRALIA – Currency, drought, shipping welfare and demand problems are simultaneously providing huge pressure on Queensland farmers, which has led to calls for a more ‘flexible policy’ to secure rural businesses....
02 May 2013
Texan Pasture Still Drought Damaged
US - Much of the state’s warm-season grass pastures have yet to recover from damage suffered during the 2011 drought, said a Texas A&M Agricultural Extension Service forage expert. ...
Project to Help Beef Producers Reduce Water Usage
UK - Reducing water use on beef and sheep farms is the aim of a research and development project recently launched by EBLEX....
29 April 2013
Dry Spell Prompts Calls For Policy Upheaval
AUSTRALIA - Farmers have told the government that a drought policy should be finalised as prolonged dry weather still persists across much of the country....
25 April 2013
Mexico Facing Severe Drought Again in 2013
ANALYSIS - With Mexico facing severe drought conditions again this year, the federal government has announced stringent conservation measures to preserve already tight water supplies, particularly in a large area just south of the border with the US....
23 April 2013
Fit Low Drift Nozzles For Spring Treatments
UK - Growers are being urged to ensure sprayers are fitted with low drift nozzles, and that a 20 metre no-spray buffer zone is respected around watercourses, when using chlorpyrifos to treat for frit fly during grassland renovations, or for leatherjacket...
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
CME: USDA Expected to Revise Estimates of Corn Ending Stocks
US - Following a grain stocks report that was significantly different that what trade was expecting, USDA will update on 10 April its grain and meat protein balance sheets, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
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....
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