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  • Bovine TB information note: strengthening cross compliance TB controls

    Timely bovine TB testing of cattle herds is a key biosecurity and disease control. Cattle keepers who fail to complete their TB tests on time increase disease risks for all their neighbours. For that reason, we will be putting in place new processes that will see financial reductions applied as a matter of course for farm businesses in England that do not comply with certain TB testing ...


    By UK Parliament

  • RABDF Prince Philip Award goes to DeLaval

    DeLaval has been presented with the RABDF Prince Philip Award by His Royal Highness at Buckingham Palace, this week. The honour was made to the global dairy equipment company for research and development in the field of dairy farming and the most practical, relevant and best technical exhibit at Livestock Event 2015. “We feel honoured and privileged to win this award for Herd Navigator, a ...

  • Ohio State Workshop to Offer Insight on Dairy Reproduction and Genomics

    Dairy producers who want to take more control over the profit potential of their future herds may want to consider genomic testing, which can help identify which heifers to raise that are genetically superior and will offer producers the best return on investment, said an Ohio State University Extension veterinarian. Genomic testing can allow dairy producers to identify specific DNA markers for ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Warm your engines – AfiFarm 5.2 is almost here!

    Afimilk will soon unveil AfiFarm 5.2, a software version that will mark a new era in dairy farm management programs.  Live dashboards for the herd manager in the office and the milking manager in the rotary parlor Most advanced touchscreen rotary parlor console New mobile applications for cow IDs and information, calving detection, and more.  Visit us ...


    By Afimilk Ltd

  • Molasses Tanks and the Abolition of EU Milk Quotas

    If you’re a dairy farmer, then the abolition of EU milk quotas next year is big news and the momentous event will restructure the face of European dairy farming. The rising costs of protein are triggering a re-think in the way in which cows are rationed and many farmers are now looking into alternatives that will enable feed costs to be kept under control and yet still allowing them to ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • DOT Exempts Livestock from Hours of Service Requirement

    Today (June 6, 2014), the U.S. Department of Transportation granted a one-year exemption to the Hours-of-Service requirement for the transportation of livestock. The Hours-of-Service rules required all commercial motor vehicle operators, including livestock transporters, to take a 30-minute rest break for every eight hours of service. This is in addition to all scheduled stops not counting time ...

  • Fall Beef Outlook is Strong

    Thanks to lower corn prices, improved pasture conditions and increased domestic demand, beef cattle producers can expect to continue to see record prices for beef this year, according to a beef cattle expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Add to the equation that the beef cow herd is the smallest in decades, exports are increasing in ...


    By Ohio State University

  • A Drop in Feed Prices Predicted – Molasses Storage Tanks

    Farming UK has delivered promising news this week for farmers, and that’s of predictions by a leading analyst from a principal European Bank.  Nan-Dirk Mulder of Rabobank expects feed prices to fall, despite the recent rise in grain prices as sparked by the crisis in the Ukraine.  Prices of wheat, corn and soya (which has experienced some of it’s highest prices recently) ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Better grazing practices hold key to Kenyan droughts

    The current drought in northern Kenya has deep roots in the current practices of pastoralists that need to be addressed, says conservationist David Western. Failed rains have tipped the balance from poverty to starvation for 12 million in the Horn of Africa. But they don't explain the depth of the tragedy, any more than the growing threat of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Canada's Leading Environmental Education Organizations Unite to Help Save Grassland Ecosystems

    The Bison Collaborative, comprising the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) (http://www.rom.on.ca), the Toronto Zoo (http://www.torontozoo.com), Parks Canada (http://www.parkscanada.gc.ca), and Earth ...


    By PRWeb

  • Silage Making and Liquid Fertiliser Tanks

    It’s silage-making time across many of the UK’s farms and the weather is holding to get silage-making done, according to Wiltshire Times. With most days last week having been dry, Thursday did bring rain, but the timing was just right, as in many cases, first-cut silage was completely dry. The first process in silage making is cutting the crop, after which it needs to be left to wilt ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • The end of milk quota; chances and opportunities for dairy production

    The upcoming end of milk quota will bring a new dynamic in dairy industry. Some regions may increase dairy production, others may be restricted by factors such as environmental emissions or a cost structure incompatible with volatile milk prices. The International Dairy Nutrition Symposium in Wageningen, Thursday 16 October 2014, will give you a science-based gaze into the crystal ball of future ...

  • Third world climate conference

    With climate change increasing the incidence and severity of weather events, agriculture, one of the most climate dependent of all human activities, depends heavily on effective meteorological services which are vital to climate change mitigation and adaptation, said an FAO expert today.  “The economic costs associated with natural disasters, including extreme weather events, have increased ...

  • OSU Extension: Acorn Poisoning a Potential Threat to Cattle, Sheep

    The increase in this year’s fall acorn crop means that livestock producers who have oak trees in their pastures need to be on the lookout -- acorns from these trees could cause kidney failure in their animals, particularly in cattle and sheep. Acorn poisoning can be a significant issue for producers, especially in feeder calves that are more susceptible to developing kidney failure after ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Farm Bureau Member Testifies on Water Rule at Pa. Hearing

    Pennsylvania Farm Bureau voiced its opposition to a recently proposed rule jointly issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers that attempts to expand federal regulation of land areas as “waters of the U.S.,” during a field hearing today before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Speaking on behalf of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, ...

  • 12 Innovations to combat drought, improve food security, and stabilize food prices

    Soaring temperatures and low precipitation could not occur at a worse time for many farmers in the United States. Intensifying drought conditions are affecting corn and soybean crops throughout the Midwest, raising grain prices as well as concerns about future food prices. The U.S. Drought Monitor reports that 88 percent of this year’s corn crop and 77 percent of the soybean crop are now ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Colorado Leopold Conservation Award Recipient Announced

    Sand County Foundation, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust, and ...


    By PRWeb

  • Electric Buses and Taxis Poised for Huge Gain: 870% Growth Projected Through 2022

    It is a popular myth that electric vehicles are a losing venture, but the reality is that electric vehicle manufacturers and component suppliers have been profitable for over a century. Now, with the market for electric buses and taxis poised to explode over 870% in the next decade, having accurate market data and analysis will be ...

  • Reduced phosphate excretion by dairy cattle by cutting at a later stage

    The phosphorus content in grass is lower if the grass is cut at a later stage. This also means that the phosphate excretion of a dairy herd is reduced and farms that use BEX benefit from cutting later. But the energy and protein content of the grass is also less. In order to keep milk production at the same level, approx. 250 kg more concentrates are required per cow. Cutting at a later stage ...

  • National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Comment Period Elicits 410,000 Calls for Balance of Conservation and Development

    More than 410,000 Americans expressed support for permanent protection of critical wildlife areas within the National Petroleum Reserve–Alaska during a public comment period that closes today. The National Audubon Society and thousands of its supporters asked the Obama administration to adopt the so-called Alternative B management plan to ...


    By National Audubon Society

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