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12 June 2014
Be Wary of Lungworm On Pastures
UK – Cattle farmers are being advised to be watchful of lungworm this summer....
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...
28 May 2014
Philippines Agriculture, Fisheries Growth Despite Typhoon Yolanda
PHILIPPINES - Despite the devastation brought about by Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) during the latter part in 2013, Philippine agriculture still managed to grow by 0.67 percent in its output for the first quarter of this year, the Bureau...
23 May 2014
Liver Fluke Affects Nearly 1 in 4 British Cattle
uk - Liver fluke in cattle is on the rise according to the latest official data released by the Food Standards Agency....
Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
AUSTRALIA - The following report is a collection of market summaries from the previous week across Australia's territories from analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
21 May 2014
El Nino Presents a Mixed Bag For World Agriculture
ANALYSIS – While the prospect of an El Nino generally means moisture for the US Corn Belt, it could spell disaster for Australians in much need of rainfall....
20 May 2014
Irish Farmers Praised for Caring for Animals on Year-round Basis
IRELAND - Addressing the Animal Health and Welfare Conference in Dublin Castle on Friday, 16 May, IFA President Eddie Downey said the health and welfare of Ireland's animals is a primary focus for farmers who provide excellent care for seven million cattle,...
16 May 2014
MLA: Weekly Cattle Summary
AUSTRALIA - The following report is a collection of market summaries from the previous week across Australia's territories from analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
09 May 2014
MLA: Weekly Cattle Summary
AUSTRALIA - The following report is a collection of market summaries from the previous week across Australia's territories from analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
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....
07 May 2014
National Climate Assessment Confirms Farmers Fears
US - The National Climate Assessment only confirms what family farmers and ranchers have been experiencing: global climate change is increasing the occurrence and severity of volatile weather events, which then directly impact agricultural risk, farmers'...
29 April 2014
Farmers to Receive Discount Cattle Feed As Drought Measure
COLOMBIA – An emergency initiative is offering farmers cattle feed at almost third below market value to ranchers in Colombia's drought hit regions....
24 April 2014
North Islanders Crying Out For More Rain
NEW ZEALAND - Rainfall over southern regions is now causing flooding but many north island farmers have remained in drought. ...
11 April 2014
MLA: Weekly Cattle Summary
AUSTRALIA - The following report is a collection of market summaries from the previous week across Australia's territories from analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
02 April 2014
Blistering Australian Heat Leads to Grim Profit Predictions
AUSTRALIA – High input costs and drought induced slaughtering will leave Australian beef producers out of pocket at the end of the 2013-14 season, predicts the government....
Tough Winter Claims More Livestock in US
US - Higher death loss rates are being reported across all ages of cattle in Kentucky as veterinarians assess the impact of a very testing winter....
01 April 2014
USDA Estimates Reasonably Close to Expectations
US - The USDA's much anticipated estimates of March 1 grain stocks and 2014 planting intentions released today contained a few surprises, but no major shocks, writes Darrel Good....
28 March 2014
Cattle Slaughter Rates Higher in Chile
CHILE – A dry forage season has preceded higher cattle slaughter through the first quarter of 2014, the Ministry of Agriculture (ODEPA) has announced....
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....
21 March 2014
Winter Crop Areas Up, Livestock Down
SCOTLAND, UK - A first look towards this year’s harvest shows an increase in winter crop areas but livestock numbers have continued to fall....
20 March 2014
Thousand Cattle Killed By Drought and Ragwort Combination
ARGENTINA – Over a thousand cattle have perished from starvation and weed poisoning in the Misiones region because of pasture shortage and an abundance of Ragwort....
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....
18 March 2014
Freak Hail Kills 500 Cattle
INDIA – Extreme unseasonal hail storms have claimed the lives of over 500 cattle in a town to the north east of Mumbai....
05 March 2014
Drought Down Under: What is the Cost?
AUSTRALIA – Drought has held Australia’s broadacre production back 11 per cent this millennium, according to a new Australian government report....
27 February 2014
El Nino to Impact Americas, Australia, India, China this Summer
ANALYSIS – An El Nino weather event is forecast to develop which should create ideal growing crop conditions in the US, but drier weather is expected in Brazil, Australia, India and China, writes Sarah Mikesell, 5m senior editor. ...
Recovery Fund for Flooded Farmers
UK - The UK government has set out four key areas for recovery for British farming following the devastation caused by recent floods....
What Might it Take to Rebuild the Beef Herd?
ANALYSIS – Up to 30 per cent of heifers may have to be retained this year on some ranches as US beef embarks on a mission to rebuild breeding cow numbers....
UK Vets Warn of Animal Health Dangers from Receding Floodwater
UK - Vets at the British Veterinary Association (BVA) are warning animal owners in flood-stricken areas to be aware of the new dangers posed by receding flood waters....
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