Cattle - dairy

Rapeseed cake in ruminant diets could cut methane emissions

Rapeseed cake in ruminant diets could cut methane emissions

By Jane Byrne

The use of rapeseed cake in the production of livestock feed cuts methane and carbon dioxide emissions by up to 13%, without affecting digestibility in vitro, according to the initial results of a EU-funded research project.

UK compound feed prices continue to fall

UK compound feed prices continue to fall

By Jane Byrne

Average prices for compound feed across all animal categories in the UK have slipped in the past quarter, says Defra in its animal feedstuffs price report.

Push to plug gaps in feed safety schemes

Push to plug gaps in feed safety schemes

By Jane BYRNE

Are feed safety schemes robust enough when it comes to food safety and fraud management? This is one of the questions being put by the initiators of a global feed safety scheme benchmarking drive who are currently reviewing the public consultation phase...

Grain supply levels set to offer respite to livestock farmers

Grain supply levels set to offer respite to livestock farmers

By Jane BYRNE

Bullish US data on the global crop outlook means livestock farmers can expect to be enjoying some respite following a particularly tough few years of high prices and lack of quality fodder, said UK brokerage house Shore Capital.

Cargill on maturing global markets, increasing regulation and the role of animal protein

Interview with Cargill's marketing and technology director Scott Ainslie

Cargill on maturing global markets, increasing regulation and the role of animal protein

By Maggie Hennessy

Scott Ainslie, director of strategic marketing and technology at Cargill, recently chatted with FeedNavigator about the broad range of challenges facing the animal feed market, from finding ways to better feed a growing global population to new carbon...

Animal demand for US soybeans grows

Animal demand for US soybeans grows

By Maggie Hennessy

US animal agriculture's consumption of US-grown soybean meal increased by 1 million tons—equivalent to the meal from 42 million bushels of soybeans—in the 2011-12 marketing year, according to a soy checkoff-funded report. 

Serbia orders measures to control aflatoxin level in milk

Serbia orders measures to control aflatoxin level in milk

By Mark Astley

The Serbian government has ordered dairy farmers in the country to implement “necessary” measures to control aflatoxin levels in the milk they produce in response to a mass recall of dairy products and widespread safety concerns.

Daisy is the result of three years' research and is the first of her kind in the world

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World’s first GE cow is a ‘milestone study’

Last week, FoodNavigator-Asia published an opinion piece by the anti-GE pressure group, GE-free NZ, that criticised AgResearch, the New Zealand research institute. In the article, the author made reference to the institute’s work in breeding a cow that...

Stop GE creeping into NZ!

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Stop GE creeping into NZ!

By Claire Bleakley, president of GE-free NZ in Food and Environment

In the first of a new series of hard-hitting opinion pieces, Claire Bleakley, president of GE-free NZ in Food and Environment, gives her take on how GE crops—and now livestock—have been quietly moving into New Zealand, a country that has traditionally...

Milk protein prices jump 13% in October

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Milk protein prices jump 13% in October

By John Geuss

US milk protein prices increased by 13% in October. But does the price  increase have the momentum to carry milk protein prices to the "exceptional highs" of 2008? US commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger John Geuss gave DairyReporter.com...

Conference urges drive toward GMO-free Europe

Conference urges drive toward GMO-free Europe

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The European Green Party and the European GMO-free Regions Network is meeting with politicians, scientists, EU institutions and businesses in Brussels today to discuss the future of GMO-free food and agriculture in Europe.

What's driving the decline in US meat consumption?

What's driving the decline in US meat consumption?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Americans still consume more meat than nearly anyone else in the world, but consumption is declining – and people’s reasons for eating less meat have evolved in recent years.