Livestock Weighing News

  • EU HRC: Mills get revenge on Turkey

    The northwest European hot-rolled coil (HRC) market weakened a touch further today as mills continued to look to exports to rebuild battered orderbooks. Argus' domestic northwest Europe HRC index slipped €1/t to €489/t ex-works. The discount for Italian material dropped to €29.75/t. While still weak, the Italian market appears to be showing more signs of stabilising than the north. ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • Fish vet to chair animal charity

    THE Scottish SPCA has elected Ronnie Soutar as its new chairman, the first fish vet to hold the post. Soutar (pictured), head of Veterinary Services at Scottish Sea Farms, is one of the country’s most respected fish veterinarians, working with salmon farmers at home and abroad to advance health and welfare. His career has included two terms as president of the Fish Veterinary Society ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Livestock Scales

    How It Works Livestock producers utilize Osborne’s innovative ACCU-ARM Scales for easy, fast and accurate weighing of a variety of farm animals. Our “rock solid,” animal-friendly scales use precision levers to reduce sway and bounce and are completely cable-free. With Osborne’s Scales, the entire operation of weighing is more efficient and less ...


    By Osborne Industries, Inc.

  • Benefits of the weight watcher for grow to finish barns

    Both wrestlers and boxers are matched up to their competitors based on weight. Athletes who participate in these sports are constantly weighing themselves to make sure their weight is appropriate for the class in which they fight. Keeping track of human weight is a pretty simple task. Fighters simply hop on a scale for a few seconds each day and the data is recorded. Imagine this same weight ...


    By Osborne Industries, Inc.

  • Reference: goat stable in the Netherlands

    JH Automatic bedding distribution system in a goat stable in the Netherlands. This farmer has expanded his existing goat stable with another one, to a total of 1.200 goats. He has chosen to install a JH system consisting of two robots – one for each stable – and one central filling station, a JH Bale Opener, where both robots collect straw. Due to national animal ...


    By JH Agro A/S

  • Global food demand scenarios for the 21st century: new online tool

    Global food demand will double until mid-century, and in particular the demand for animal products will rise rapidly, a study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research shows. The development of future diets is not only crucial for food security and nutrition, but also for greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture. Using a new simple and transparent tool, the scientists investigated ...

  • Edible insects inch one step closer

    Farming insects on a large scale is no more of a biological or chemical hazard than other livestock farming, says a report by a European food safety body. The report, which looks at the potential of insects as food or animal feed, says the microbiological, chemical and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Launching of the Sciences & Animals Paris Saclay Institute

    What types of animal selection should be used in farming in the coming years? How will the environment impact the phenotypes of animals and the expression of their genomes? How should new strategies for health be defined? Can appropriate and relevant models for prediction be developed? How are the biological systems of livestock and animal models for human health related? On February 12 2015, ...

  • Flood-affected Serbian farmers receive EU and FAO aid

    European Union assistance to flood-affected Serbian farm households got under way with a first delivery of animal feed here today. Financed by the EU and delivered in partnership with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the assistance forms part of the EU's overall flood recovery package to Serbia valued at €30m. Farmers in Trstenik are among the first to receive the EU ...

  • Land-applied contaminated manure another source of spread of Q fever

    A spatial analysis of the Q fever outbreak of 2006-2010 has revealed that new research Q fever outbreaks are often linked with the land application of contaminated manure. Until now it was thought that the contamination came directly from goat farms and therefore it was mainly people living in the vicinity of goat farms who became ill. The research was carried out by Alterra, in cooperation with ...

  • Commission takes Greece to court over failure to protect iconic species

    The European Commission is taking Greece to Court for a failure to provide adequate protection for endangered sea turtles. The case concerns developments in Kyparissia Bay in the Western Peloponnese, one of the most important nesting beaches for caretta caretta loggerhead turtles in the Mediterranean, and an area protected under EU legislation. A high number of developments and construction ...

  • Surge in diseases of animal origin necessitates new approach to health - report

    Population growth, agricultural expansion, and the rise of globe-spanning food supply chains have dramatically altered how diseases emerge, jump species boundaries, and spread, according to an FAO report released today. A new, more holistic approach to managing disease threats at the animal-human-environment interface is needed, it argues. Seventy percent of the new diseases that have emerged in ...

  • Food prices decline but remain high

    Global food prices declined by 6 percent over the last quarter, but are still not far from their historical peaks, according to the World Bank Group’s latest Food Price Watch report. Wheat markets remain tight; and weather-related concerns in Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Ukraine, and the Russian Federation may further drive up wheat prices over the next few months. Domestic prices ...


    By The World Bank

  • Farm bill could hide farm locations from public

    Parts of the nation's $500 billion farm bill that Congress is considering would prohibit the government from disclosing some information about farmers or their employees, possibly preventing people from learning about nearby agricultural and large-scale livestock operations blamed for polluting water or soil. The secrecy effort arose after the Environmental Protection Agency said it had ...


    By Associated Press

  • Building communities in the Sahel that can weather shocks

    The time has come to break the "vicious circle" of crises in Africa's Sahel by proactively building up the ability of pastoralist and rural communities to weather drought and other shocks, rather than merely helping them recover from disaster after the fact. "We cannot prevent droughts or floods, but we can put in place measures that will help stop them from turning into famine," FAO ...

  • Overcoming Smallholder Challenges with Biotechnology

    A new FAO publication calls for greater national and international efforts to bring agricultural biotechnologies to smallholder producers in developing countries. The publication, Biotechnologies at Work for Smallholders: Case Studies from Developing Countries in Crops, Livestock and Fish, asserts biotechnologies can help ...

  • Plastic mulching reduces farmland bird numbers and diversity

    Using plastic sheeting to encourage early growth of crops reduces the number and diversity of farmland birds, new research from Poland suggests. The study shows that this effect continues even after plastic has been removed. Plastic ‘mulching’ is the use of sheets of plastic to cover vegetables after sowing; this controls weeds and increases the soil temperature, allowing faster ...

  • Plastic mulching reduces farmland bird numbers and diversity

    Using plastic sheeting to encourage early growth of crops reduces the number and diversity of farmland birds, new research from Poland suggests. The study shows that this effect continues even after plastic has been removed. Plastic ‘mulching’ is the use of sheets of plastic to cover vegetables after sowing; this controls weeds and increases the soil temperature, allowing faster ...

  • EPA sued for scrapping livestock data collection

    Environmental and animal welfare groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencyon Wednesday, alleging the federal agency unlawfully scrapped a rule that would have authorized it to collect information from large-scale livestock confinement farms. The Center for Food Safety, Environmental Integrity Project, Food & Water Watch, The Humane ...


    By Associated Press

  • RDS presents WEIGHLOG a10 on-board weighing system at Livestock 2013

    With the efficient use of animal feed having never been so important, RDS Technology will be focussing on how cost-effective on-board weighing can help optimise farming operations and will be presenting its WEIGHLOG α10 on-board weighing system, which has been specifically designed for agricultural loaders. The WEIGHLOG α10 incorporates a 4.3” colour, hi brightness resistive ...


    By RDS Technology Ltd.

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