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24 February 2021
View news from Global McDonald’s: Regenerative grazing for resilient beef farms
McDonald’s UK and FAI Farms Ltd pioneer Adaptive Multi-Paddock Grazing (AMP) to build soil, reduce inputs, increase biodiversity and farm resilience....
22 February 2021
View news from United States USDA Ag Outlook Forum: US dairy industry still facing uncertainties
The US dairy sector entered 2021 still in flux following the unprecedented disruptions brought about by COVID-19 in 2020, USDA said Friday in its closely watched annual Ag Outlook Forum. ...
19 February 2021
View news from United States Weekly beef and dairy digest: CEOs warn of food inflation as crop prices rise
As the US embarks on its economic recovery from COVID-19, food companies warn that skyrocketing grain prices could inflate food prices for consumers. ...
17 February 2021
View news from United States Amazing Cows Hold Promise in Pioneering Sustainable Food Systems
In today’s climate change narrative, animal-based agriculture often endures criticism for its alleged contributions to the global problem. With some naysayers ranking the industry second only to the population explosion as a root contributor to global...
15 February 2021
View news from Australia Genomic selection driving fertility
Improved fertility of northern beef herds is on the horizon, with more research to improve the accuracy of estimated breeding values (EBVs) for female reproductive traits....
12 February 2021
View news from Global Weekly global protein digest: exports, COVID-19, dairy adverts and organic pricing
This week's poultry highlights include exports, post-Brexit export delays, meatpacking plant worker vaccine concerns. Plus, we'll cover important pig and poultry global news....
10 February 2021
View news from Global A year of challenges for red meat exports
The year 2020 was extraordinary, full of numerous challenges and unique circumstances, many of which were driven by the outbreak and rapid spread of COVID-19 around the world. However, the prominent influence on Australian red meat exports was the contraction...
09 February 2021
View news from Canada The Cost Benefit Of Using Vaccines In Beef Cattle
Vaccination is a proven tool for disease prevention. Vaccination recommendations vary by region and by farm as the environment, production, and management practices can increase or decrease the amount of risk cattle are exposed to. ...
05 February 2021
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: meatpackers face investigation
Global food prices reach their highest level in more than six years and major meat companies face scrutiny for alleged worker safety violations. ...
03 February 2021
View news from United States Bull run in US grain futures markets is in high gear, but for how long?
US grain futures markets the past few months have rallied strongly, setting multi-year highs. As of this writing, nearby corn futures have notched a 7.5-year high of $5.55 3/4 a bushel, nearby soybean futures a 6.5-year high of $14.38 1/4 a bushel and...
View news from Ireland Body Condition Scoring and Minerals Vital Pre-Calving
Keith Fahy, Drystock Adviser, Teagasc Galway/Clare outlines and recommends body condition scoring of suckler cows in the run up to calving. As minerals in silage can vary, Keith also stresses the importance of feeding minerals 4 to 6 weeks prior to calving...
01 February 2021
View news from United States Considerations for Maintaining Condition in our Breeding Bulls during Winter
For bulls coming out of the breeding season, body weight loss may have occurred, and we need to make sure that we get bulls back in condition before the next season....
29 January 2021
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: Impact of US government takes action against COVID-19
Recent government actions in the US could have profound impacts on the dairy industry and China's agriculture sector begins to restructure. ...
27 January 2021
View news from United Kingdom Paddock grazing helps utilise grass growth during drought
Since introducing paddock grazing to their organic unit at Oakwood Mill near Selkirk in 2010, Giles and Alison Henry have, as a result, increased stock numbers and grazing potential by 30% across 110 hectares (ha)....
25 January 2021
View news from United States Next Few Months Critical to Spring Fertility
Getting management of the suckler cow right in the January to April period will be critical in determining the success of the 2021 breeding season. Most Spring calving suckler cows are either just freshly calved or will calve in the next 8-12 weeks. Aidan...
22 January 2021
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: Indonesia moves to fill a domestic beef shortage and the USDA publishes latest round of reports
Indonesia expects meat and buffalo consumption to rise by 64 percent in 2021, while the USDA predicts restricted red meat supplies in the United States. ...
20 January 2021
View news from Brazil Marfrig partners with Embrapa to launch carbon neutral meat line
Marfrig and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) announced the launch of the Viva brand, a new meat line with sustainability attributes....
18 January 2021
View news from Global New labor, farm management skills needed amid COVID-19 pandemic
One of the outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic has been for many individuals and businesses to reassess “business as usual” attitudes and actions. ...
15 January 2021
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: US beef exports to EU feel pandemic pain
USDA revises export figures for 2021 and the EU increases its US beef import quota. ...
14 January 2021
View news from United States CoBank Quarterly: Probable Boost in Fiscal Spending Lifts Grain and Livestock Outlook
The coronavirus still dominates the economy and continues to impact rural industries, but with vaccines rolling out, the virus will slowly loosen its grip in 2021. ...
08 January 2021
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: exports up year on year and JBS is in the crosshairs over labour practices
JBS and other meat processors in Brazil are facing allegations of sourcing cattle from farms that use slave labour and US beef exports remain steady despite pandemic pressures. ...
06 January 2021
View news from Australia Australian export update – Japan and South Korea stand out
November was another challenging month for Australian red meat exports, with tight supply of livestock impacting exports, particularly beef and mutton....
04 January 2021
View news from Canada Food Price Report: Families to Pay $695 More for Food in 2021
Meat and vegetables are behind the expected overall 3% to 5% increase in food prices in 2021, according to the annual Canada’s Food Price Report....
View news from United States Cow-calf producers should watch for signs indicating trichomoniasis
Cattle producers need to be aware that non-pregnant cows going through the breeding season and those that abort might potentially be infected with the reproductive disease trichomoniasis, Oklahoma State University Extension experts said....
01 January 2021
View news from Global Jim Wyckoff's weekly global protein digest
Jim Wyckoff shares his weekly outlook for the global protein market, including news about US Milk prices, bird flu in South Korea, protein supply in China and Brexit highlights. ...
31 December 2020
View news from Singapore A closer look at Singapore’s protein imports
On the 10 December, the UK signed a free trade agreement with Singapore which maintains UK access to that market after the UK leaves the EU....
25 December 2020
View news from Global Weekly global protein digest
US beef net sales of 6,000 MT reported for 2020 were down 40 percent from the previous week, but up noticeably from the prior 4-week average. ...
24 December 2020
View news from United States Producers should follow recommended veterinary practices for dehorning cattle
Producers with horned cattle should develop and implement a dehorning plan that improves efficiency and animal well-being, Oklahoma State University experts said....
 
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