Beef Cattle Farming Articles

  • UNTHA staff spotlight – Christian Lanner

    Christian Lanner talks all things technical before considering the best way to recharge his brain… Name: Christian Lanner Job title: Technical Director 1. What does your role entail? I am lucky to have a very varied job, which includes everything from product ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • 12 sustainable days of Christmas

    At PE INTERNATIONAL we pride ourselves on our in-depth, scientifically accurate and peer-reviewed assessments and sustainability is in our DNA. So it only seemed natural to tap into our employees’ collective wisdom for tips on how to have a more sustainable holiday season. Here are our 12 Sustainable Days of Christmas, Enjoy! 1. You really know the holiday season has started when you ...


    By thinkstep

  • Ecosystem management planning for farm conversion - case study

    Based on a survey that revealed unexpected plant and animal treasures, we developed an ecosystem management plan to harmonise activity with the environment. Based on a survey that revealed unexpected plant and animal treasures on a Western Cape Farm, we developed an ecosystem management plan to harmonise economic activity with the natural environment. Voorhoede Farm near Caledon in the ...

  • South Korea Agribusiness Report Analysis Q1 2014

    While we are sanguine towards the long-term outlook of South Korea's agricultural sector, we are concerned about the short-term restructuring of the industry due to a mismatch of domestic demand and supply of livestock. Our positive outlook towards the sector is predicated on the government's decision to gradually remove barriers to trade and move up the value chain. Indeed, the expansion of ...


  • 19 Things the AP Got Wrong

    The Associated Press recently published an article on “the secret environmental cost of U.S. ethanol policy.” There is much in this article that is too misleading, poor or deficient analysis, over-simplistic, or poorly drawn conclusions to comment on, but here are 19 big things the AP got wrong. ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • Opinion: Greening European Agriculture Policy – A Step Forward?

    The long-awaited resolution of the deadlock over the future of European farm subsidies appears to be in sight. After lengthy and tortuous discussions, the European Commission, Council and European Parliament reached a political agreement on 26 June 2013 setting out the main parameters for the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) from 2015.1 These are based, in large part, on proposals ...


  • A Global Assessment of the Water Footprint of Farm Animal Products

    The increase in the consumption of animal products is likely to put further pressure on the world’s freshwater resources. This paper provides a comprehensive account of the water footprint of animal products, considering different production systems and feed composition per animal type and country. Nearly one-third of the total water footprint of agriculture in the world is related to the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • South East framing review

    Drilling a borehole on a farm can cost less than a conventional water supply and cut the carbon footprint from pumping and treating mains water. "There is an environmental as well as a cost argument for drilling a borehole,' said Ben Nicholls, joint managing director with his brother Richard of Nicholls Boreholes, which is based in West Sussex. Nicholls Boreholes is in an office on an ...

  • The World Organisation for Animal Health (Office International des Epizooties) recommendations for bovine spongiform encephalopathy risk management and its use by member countries

    The World Organisation for Animal Health (formerly the Office of International Epizootics, or OIE) provides inter-governmental guidance on animal health issues. The OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code contains standards and recommendations to prevent import of infectious pathogens during trade of animal products. The OIE designed recommendations for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Lessons learned from bovine spongiform encephalopathy for the future management of the Canadian cattle industry

    Globally, Canada is only a minor beef producing country, and yet ranks fourth among countries exporting beef products. That fact alone shows considerable market vulnerability. When coupled with dependence on corporate-owned slaughter capacity and heavy reliance on only one export market (the USA), that vulnerability is magnified. Economic losses from BSE in Canada following the occurrence of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bovine spongiform encephalopathy risk management in Latin America: Costa Rica as a representative country for risk management and policy

    Costa Rica is a representative Latin American country with significant regional cattle production for its size. The country experienced an exceedingly low challenge for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) as evidenced by no direct meat and bone meal imports from the UK, few imported cattle, no specified risk materials imports from high risk countries, and cattle that are entirely grass-fed. In ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Supplementation strategies effects on performance of beef heifers grazing stockpiled pastures

    The increased cost of inputs has led livestock producers in the southeastern United States to use alternative management practices to supplement beef cattle (Bos spp.) on pastures. The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of beef heifers grazing stockpiled limpograss [Hemarthria altissima (Poir.) Stapf & C.E. Hubb.] pastures supplemented with cottonseed meal (CSM, Gossypium ...

  • Fatty acid profiles of orchardgrass, tall fescue, perennial ryegrass, and alfalfa

    Recent research shows that the meat from beef animals finished on pasture has greater concentrations of omega-3 fatty acid (FA) and conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) compared with animals finished on high-concentrate diets. However, little is known about the FA concentrations in forage that might alter these FA in the meat of pasture-finished beef. The objective was to determine the FA variation ...

  • Simulating gross primary productivity of humid-temperate pastures

    Although most pasture growth models simulate many above- and belowground components of the plant community, calibration and validation are usually based only on periodic measurements of aboveground forage yield. This research used daily measurements of gross primary productivity (GPP) to validate the photosynthesis subroutine of the Integrated Farm System Model (IFSM). The model was calibrated ...

  • Feed to food risk assessment, with particular reference to mycotoxins in bovine feed

    Recent food safety scares, in particular those relating to bovine spongiform encephalopathy and Escherichia coli, have highlighted the need to assure consumers of the quality of the food they eat. It is necessary to highlight the procedures in place for minimising potential risks to animals and subsequent risks to consumers from animal derived food products. The potential dangers of mycotoxins in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Agriculture and Environment in EU-15 — the IRENA Indicator Report

    Background and purpose The IRENA operation (Indicator Reporting on the Integration of Environmental Concerns into Agriculture Policy) is a joint exercise between several Commission directorates-generals (DG Agriculture and Rural Development, DG Environment, Eurostat and DG Joint Research Centre, and the European Environment Agency (EEA) to develop agri-environmental indicators for monitoring the ...

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