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26 November 2015
Conserve Diverse Breeds to Adapt to Climate Change, FAO Urges
GLOBAL - In the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21), FAO has released new guidelines to assist countries in better conserving and sustainably using genetic resources in times of climate change....
16 November 2015
Thousands of Cattle Dying in Severe South African Drought
SOUTH AFRICA - Southern Africa is currently experiencing one of its most severe droughts in the past 20 years, with serious consequences for agriculture and animal welfare....
13 November 2015
Weather: El Niño’s Global Impact, US November Outlook
ANALYSIS - El Niño is expected to peak in December, according to the US' National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)....
06 November 2015
Adverse Weather Pushes Food Prices Up in October
GLOBAL - Major food commodity prices rose in October, spurred by weather-driven concerns about sugar and palm oil supplies....
20 October 2015
Zimbabwe Cattle Producers in a Spin
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwean cattle farmers have more worries than just the foot and mouth outbreak scare that has seen South Africa and Botswana raise their eyebrows, reports Tawanda Korombo....
16 October 2015
Agriculture Must be Included in Global Climate Change Debate
GLOBAL - All countries should strive to ensure an ambitious agreement to tackle climate change, putting food security and agriculture at the centre of debates on the issue, agriculture experts have said....
08 October 2015
Australia Cattle Herd Drops from 30 Year High to 20 Year Low
AUSTRALIA – Back to back contraction in national beef production is adequate confirmation that Australia is entering a long-term downward trend, say market analysts....
28 September 2015
Good Weather Helps Brazil to Record Grain Crop
BRAZIL – Favourable production conditions in key producing regions have pushed Brazil’s grain yields to bumper levels, lifting 6.4 per cent on the prior year....
17 September 2015
Build A Cow For A Hotter Planet
GLOBAL - Global warming will pressure cattle productivity and welfare as heat stress becomes a growing issue, but experts are quick to note that help is at hand....
11 September 2015
Urban Sprawl Wrecking Italian Farmland through Landslides
ITALY – Reduced rainfall infiltration caused by concreting over grasslands is putting rural communities at risk from landslides, warns an Italian farm group....
09 September 2015
Currency and Cattle Inventories Moving Higher For US
US - Herd rebuilding is now in full swing in the US but cattle markets, on fire last year, have been considerably dampened....
08 September 2015
2015-16 El Niño Expected to be Strongest Since 1997-98
GLOBAL - A mature and strong El Niño is now present in the tropical Pacific Ocean and is likely to strengthen further. This year’s El Niño event is the strongest since 1997-1998 and is potentially among the four strongest events since 1950, according...
26 August 2015
Wet Harvest Requires Vigilance on Wheat Mycotoxins
US - Rain across the MidWest has caused mould issues in wheat crops, meaning feeders should be wary of mycotoxin and ergot poisoning....
20 August 2015
US Ranchers Blame Government for Catastrophic Wildfires
US - A spate of wildfires engulfing hundreds of thousands of rangeland acres is the government's fault, says the US cattle industry's leading body....
19 August 2015
Drought and Weak Dollar Double Australian Cattle Cash
AUSTRALIA – Weather and economics have seen Australian cattle farm incomes double over the last twelve months as farmers have sold more cattle for more money....
17 August 2015
Orkney Farmers Short of Fodder After Wet Weather Struggle
UK - Orkney, along with Shetland, the north of Scotland and the western parts of the country have struggled with persistent rain and wind since the spring, leaving farmers short of fodder and bedding and forced into making low quality silage for the winter....
CME: Feed Costs to Remain Low
US - The latest USDA WASDE report once again surprised grain market traders with yields that were much higher than private estimates, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
05 August 2015
Canadian Angus Bred to Beat the Heat
CANADA - Cloned animals with white hair and black skin have more chances to overcome sun attacks, a Canadian initiative has discovered. ...
Grim Forage Picture for Northerners
UK – Beef and sheep farmers across Scotland and Northern England should be analysing silage to flag up problems ahead of winter, according to leading UK livestock experts....
04 August 2015
US Beef Herd Expansion Could Be Cut Short
US – The current phase of US beef herd expansion is not expected to last as long as the last rebuild period in 1990-1995....
2015 Grain Harvest to Take Bronze
GLOBAL – World grain production is expected to come in at 1,970m tonnes – the third largest harvest ever....
31 July 2015
Nothing to Dampen Australian Beef Markets
AUSTRALIA – There is no reason why the current boom in Australian cattle prices should falter, according to market analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia....
China Signs Australian Health Protocol for Slaughter, Feeder Cattle
CHINA – Thriving live cattle exports from Australia to China are set for further expansion with a recent announcement on shipping cattle for finishing and butchering....
30 July 2015
Cover in Times of Crisis: Cover Crops
US - Fickle weather and volatile markets could be reason to grow cover crops, according to Colorado rancher, Andrew Schafer....
29 July 2015
More Ecological Requirements for Chinese Agriculture
US - China’s farmers must use less fertilizer and pesticide, the government has announced in a push for cleaner water by the year 2020....
23 July 2015
Pasture, Hay Stocks Supporting US Herd Rebuild
US - Adequate precipitation is allowing for pasture recovery across much of the central and eastern US, adding to an improved forage picture....
16 July 2015
Strong European Food Production Forecast to Strengthen
ANALYSIS – Europe’s farmers are expected to produce more milk, meat and cereals this year, says the European Commission in its latest outlook....
09 July 2015
Monitor Cattle and Keep Worms in Check
UK – Integrated parasite management plans can beat the challenge of worms on summer pasture, says the Control of Worms Sustainably (COWS) industry steering group....
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