The New Zealand dairy co-operative has set its on-farm emissions target following lengthy discussions with farmers. Its approach mirrors that of other dairy giants, but is it optimal for tackling climate change?
US farmer sentiment increased slightly in October 2023 due to producers’ improved perspective on the current conditions on their farms and their expectations for the future – but investment sentiment dipped.
Farmers, processors and industry bodies have been consulted on proposals that could see Ireland’s dairy herd reduced by as many as 65,000 cows per year to help the EU country meet its ag emissions obligations.
A total of 14 projects will benefit from the second round of funding under the UK Endemic Livestock Research Initiative, including three projects that specifically focus on dairy cattle disease management and detection.
Mark Spencer MP refused to accept that reducing livestock grazing land was a viable solution to minimizing meat and dairy’s climate impact, and also eschewed lab-grown meat as an alternative food source.
A new study has discovered that tools such as pedometers, wearable sensors and automatic feeders can help farmers detect subtle behavioral changes in dairy calves, predicting the onset of BRD and allowing for faster treatment.
Medically important antimicrobial drugs should be labeled as prescription products from June 11, 2023, as part of FDA efforts to improve antimicrobial stewardship and slow the development of antimicrobial resistance.
Since agriculture first developed around 8,000 BC, fences have been vital to keep livestock reigned in. For Norwegian company Nofence, however, physical barriers are not necessary. Its technology uses GPS to provide an invisible barrier, or ‘virtual fence’,...
The San Diego-based firm says its feed supplement can redirect methane-generating carbon in cow’s rumen into compounds that can be used as energy by the animal to produce more milk with a lower environmental footprint.
Windfall Bio founder Josh Silverman, PhD speaks to DairyReporter about his company's first-of-a-kind solution to reducing on-farm methane emissions and creating organic, nitrogen-enriched fertilizer. ‘We want this to be cheap enough so that any farmer...
Arla Foods has signed a memorandum of understanding to continue its work on providing training and employment opportunities for the local dairy market, where commercial farming is under-developed and demand for milk is outstripping supply.
At the National Farmers Union conference, Defra minister Mark Spencer said he will ‘follow the science’ on bovine TB, but admitted there’s ‘a long way to go’ for the whole industry. Plus: Keir Starmer's pitch to rural Britain.
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau said that the fourth payment completes ‘full and fair’ compensation to producers who have lost market share as a result of two international trade agreements.
North American dairy farmers can add the corn hybrid to silage and see feed efficiency boost of around 5%, including carbon, land and water reductions. ‘There doesn’t seem to be a downside for producers to try the technology . . .’
New Crop Capital is a venture capital fund that only invests in sustainable start-ups developing cultured and plant-based meat, dairy and egg products. But it's not just about saving the planet: “There are billions to be made annually in this space,”...
Recent amendments to Germany's biotech laws will allow the
country's food processors to make use of a "without biotech" label
on their products, despite some concerns that such claims are
misleading, says a new...