Cattle - dairy

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US foundation wants to create awareness about silage risks

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

US producers generate about $10bn worth of silage annually, but there is a need for greater understanding in terms of best practice when using such feed materials, said Keith Bolsen, professor emeritus in the department of animal science and industry...

'We have a better understanding now of all the social and environmental impacts of any kind of expansion we could be planning in our operations - we had nothing like this before in the market,' says Michel Santos, director of sustainability, Bunge     © GettyImages/petmal

Land use tool aimed at sustainable expansion of Brazilian soy farming

By Jane Byrne

Technology is allowing producers a way to find already cleared land to grow soybeans sustainably in Brazil’s Cerrado and Amazon regions, keeping forests intact while maximizing economic returns, says a major soy trader and an environmental organization....

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US tax change cited for lower Cargill Q3 earnings

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Cargill reported a 24% drop in third-quarter earnings saying it was hit by a charge of $161m related to the recent change in US tax laws. The Minnesota-based agro-giant, however, reported a strong performance for its animal nutrition, grain origination...