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02 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Food Be Produced in the Face of Climate Change?
ANALYSIS - More information needs to be made available on the impact of climate change on food production in order to mitigate its effects in future, writes Chris Harris....
01 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Risk be Managed in Volatile Markets?
ANALYSIS - Collaboration and partnership are key to managing risk in a volatile market....
30 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Many Welsh Sheep Farmers Unprepared for Tagging Rule Change
WALES, UK - Evidence that not all Welsh sheep farmers are prepared for the January tagging rule change has been identified by an independent survey conducted on behalf of Allflex at Monmouthshire...
27 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Carcase Balance Challenges Change in Run-Up to Christmas
UK - The year-round challenge processors face in achieving carcase balance is brought sharply into focus during the run-up to the festive period....
26 November 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Conserve Diverse Breeds to Adapt to Climate Change, FAO Urges
GLOBAL - In the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21), FAO has released new guidelines to assist countries in better conserving and sustainably using genetic...
25 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Should Food Production Change to Combat Climate Change?
ANALYSIS - Food production counts for 30 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and this is largely due to growing crops and rearing livestock....
24 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Report Celebrates Improved Sheep Industry Genetics
UK - Genetic advances in the English sheep industry have been championed in a new report from AHDB Beef & Lamb....
19 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Producers Warned Over Worm Risk
UK - Sheep producers are being cautioned to watch out for gut worms in lambs, after research identified that internal parasites are still a common cause of deaths in the autumn....
17 November 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada What will a Liberal Government Mean for Canadian Agriculture?
CANADA - As the new majority Liberal Government, under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (above), gets down to work, the agricultural community is looking forward to more openness and engagement...
16 November 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Weather: El Niño’s Global Impact, US November Outlook
ANALYSIS - El Niño is expected to peak in December, according to the US' National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)....
13 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Welsh Farmers Told to Promote Grass-Based Sheep Meat
WALES, UK - Delegates at a recent NFU Cymru meeting were told that grass-based produce could be promoted more, and that Welsh lamb quality should be emphasised to consumers....
12 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Grazing Systems Produce Livestock Sustainably?
ANALYSIS - Ruminant production has a vital role to play in global food security....
11 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Protocols to be Set for UK Beef and Lamb Exports to US
ANALYSIS - Establishing sanitary protocols for the whole of the UK will be the key to re-establishing exports for both beef and lamb to the US....
10 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Urgent Meeting Held over Sheep Inspection Processes
UK - An urgent meeting has been held to address serious issues being relayed around the inspection and penalty process for sheep movement reporting and recording....
09 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom China Focus for Lamb and Beef Exporters
ANALYSIS - North Asia and in particular China are becoming a major focus for New Zealand beef and lamb exports....
05 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sheep Producers Warned Of Low Protein Silages
UK - SAC Consulting is warning that a significant proportion of beef and sheep will be severely short of protein with major consequences on performance....
03 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Volatility be Managed on the Farm?
ANALYSIS - One of the biggest threats and challenges to farmers today is the volatility of the market....
30 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Corn Residue a Good Option for Supplemental Feed
US - Corn (maize) residue left over from harvest can be a great option for livestock producers wanting to extend the grazing season, but producers should watch out that cattle do not eat too...
29 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Determining Body Condition Score in Your Sheep
ANALYSIS - Optimal body condition on the ewe flock and the weaned lamb crop is important to ensure the success of the flock throughout the production cycle, writes Andrew Schafer....
28 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Scottish Farm Census Shows Increase in Sheep Numbers
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland's Chief Statistician recently released the latest results from the June 2015 Agricultural Census, showing the numbers of farmed animals in the country....
27 October 2015
Crop Industry News from Global WHO Finds Link Between Red, Processed Meat and Cancer
GLOBAL - A new study from the World Health Organization (WHO) has found links between eating red and processed meats with cancer. ...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Major UK Sheep Project Looks for Key Ram Breeding Traits
UK - A Borders estate is taking part in a major new project which is set to assist the UK sheep industry to drive genetic improvement forward through the inclusion of commercial data in genetic...
26 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Royal Summit Shows Help is at Hand for Crisis-Hit UK Farmers
UK - The Prince of Wales joined a summit on Friday looking at ways to help farm businesses suffering from the current adverse market conditions....
23 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Feed Grain Markets Grow in a Shrinking World
ANALYSIS - Stable and, in some cases, even higher stocks and favourable harvests of maize, wheat and other cereals offer livestock producers the prospect of stable feed prices in the coming year,...
22 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United States The Scoop on Poop – Why is Manure Important?
ANALYSIS - For years, livestock farmers have used manure as a fertilizer, soil amendment, energy source and even construction material....
21 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Lamb Prices Suffer as Carcase Weights, Slaughter Rise
UK - The traditional increase in lambs on the market at this time of year, accompanied by a lift in carcase weights, is understandably starting to impact on lamb prices, according to the latest...
20 October 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Could Satellites Change Systems for Farming and Aquaculture?
ANALYSIS - Developments in satellite, space and tracking technology are starting to have repercussions far beyond field mapping for crops and GPS guidance systems for farm machinery....
19 October 2015
Crop Industry News from Global How do Crude Oil Prices Affect Livestock Feed Prices?
GLOBAL - The global livestock and aquaculture feed market prices are becoming more and more dependent on the movement of the Brent crude oil market....
16 October 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand NZ Beef Export Returns Exceed Sheepmeat For First Time in 20 Years
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's beef export returns have reached a record high, overtaking sheep export returns for the first time in two decades....
14 October 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Workshops to Discuss Future of Sheepmeat Sector
EUROPE - Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has today confirmed the establishment of a new series of workshops to examine the future of the EU sheep sector. ...
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