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  • A New Era of Farm Employees: Farm Technicians vs. Farm Hands?

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published Jun 4, 2018

    Traditional agricultural skills that made civilization possible are still alive and in use today. At the same time, hundreds of farm technician job listings across the US, and the rise of precision agriculture and software, clearly evidence the need for technologically-savvy farm technicians in the 21st century agricultural industry. It’s no surprise that tech-friendly millennials interested in farming are encouraged by these developments, which may make farming less labor intensive than in generations past. Technology may even be the antidote to a number of ills plaguing modern agriculture, which have led to a drastic decrease in the number of farms across the United States... Human application of herbicide is less preciseJohn, whose family operates a 400,000 acre sheep and cattle station in Northern South Australia, has seen an evolution of applied technology and farm employee labor...

    Get livestock insurance from Nationwide

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published May 14

    When you get an AgriChoice® farm insurance policy from Nationwide, you’re also getting protection for your livestock and poultry. That means your cows, bulls, swine, goats, lambs and sheep are covered. So are turkeys and other birds. What livestock insurance coversLivestock insurance covers broad causes of loss protection, including:Accidental shootingsAttacks by dogs or wild animals (except to sheep)EarthquakesElectrocutionFloodsLoading and unloading accidentsSudden and accidental collisions causing deathKeep in mind that there may be a limit on the value of any one animal, although higher limits may be available. Know your optionsThe maximum amount payable per head is determined by how your livestock are insured:IndividualBlanketHerdIndividual coverageYou can schedule each animal individually...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Farms For Sale Ireland / UK

    By James Kelly

    Published Mar 30

    ‘Finding Farms Made Simple’Farms For Sale Ireland / UK is a ‘one-stop-shop’ for agricultural land, property and farms for sale across Ireland and the UK. Agricultural property listings span all categories of farming enterprises including residential farms / estates, arable farm, beef and sheep enterprises, dairy units, equestrian facilities, fishery farms, forestry / woodlands, pig and poultry units, mushroom units and small holdings. Potential rural property buyers have easy-to-use search tools to customise their search by country, county/state, type of farm, area size and price range. Our unique Farm Finder Map allows users to search for agricultural properties within a given radius. Estate agents benefit from bespoke Agency and multiple Agent profiles...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Soil Farmers of the Year 2018

    By Direct Driller Magazine

    Published Jan 19

    FARM WALKS WITH THE SOIL FARMERS OF THE YEAR 2018The winners of the FCCT Soil Farmer of the Year competition opened their gates over four days and provided a veritable masterclass in managing soils. Spanning a range of soil types, management systems and enterprises, attending farmers gained insights into their award winning management and a better understanding as to why these farms had been picked as the top three in this year’s competition. The Soil Farmer of the Year Competition, now in its third year, is run by the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit and Innovation for Agriculture. The competition aims to find farmers and growers who are engaged with, and passionate about managing their soils in a way which supports productive agriculture, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and builds soil health, organic matter and ultimately, carbon... This cover crop was grazed by sheep and the benefits of grazing cover crops including the addition of beneficial biology through manure deposits to turbo charge the soil was discussed...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    The Rise of The Organic Farm Market.

    By Robert Morgan

    Published Jun 12, 2018

    It for centuries was known that cattle which grazed where volcanic dust had settled would become ill and lame:: The reason was their high fluoride intake... In milk samples of different cattle (cows, camels, sheep, and goats), free and bound fluoride forms and its total (free (F) + bound (Fs)) contents were measured by ion-selective electrode... The concentration of total fluoride in the milk samples of sheep, goats, cows, and camels were observed in the range of 1... The resulted data indicated that the concentration of fluoride was higher in the milk samples of smaller cattle (sheep and goat), as compared to cow and camel... The percentage values of bound fluoride in the milk samples of sheep, goats, and cows were found to be 6...

    Argentina rebounds thanks to partnering with Mexico, the newest and possibly wealthiest Associate Member of MERCOSUR

    By Robert Morgan

    Published Jun 18, 2018

    The Member; Argentina, has experienced fluctuations in economic growth over the past decade in recent years, growth has slowed sharply once again as dangerously high inflation pressures have weakened domestic demand. has undergone massive fluctuations in recent decades. Argentina has experienced wild fluctuations in economic growth over the past decade. In recent years, growth has slowed sharply once again as dangerously high inflationary pressures have weakened domestic demand... Beef, Sheep, Soya, and grains are exported throughout the world...

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  • A New Era of Farm Employees: Farm Technicians vs. Farm Hands?

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published Jun 4, 2018

    Traditional agricultural skills that made civilization possible are still alive and in use today. At the same time, hundreds of farm technician job listings across the US, and the rise of precision agriculture and software, clearly evidence the need for technologically-savvy farm technicians in the 21st century agricultural industry. It’s no surprise that tech-friendly millennials interested in farming are encouraged by these developments, which may make farming less labor intensive than in generations past. Technology may even be the antidote to a number of ills plaguing modern agriculture, which have led to a drastic decrease in the number of farms across the United States... Human application of herbicide is less preciseJohn, whose family operates a 400,000 acre sheep and cattle station in Northern South Australia, has seen an evolution of applied technology and farm employee labor...

    Get livestock insurance from Nationwide

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published May 14

    When you get an AgriChoice® farm insurance policy from Nationwide, you’re also getting protection for your livestock and poultry. That means your cows, bulls, swine, goats, lambs and sheep are covered. So are turkeys and other birds. What livestock insurance coversLivestock insurance covers broad causes of loss protection, including:Accidental shootingsAttacks by dogs or wild animals (except to sheep)EarthquakesElectrocutionFloodsLoading and unloading accidentsSudden and accidental collisions causing deathKeep in mind that there may be a limit on the value of any one animal, although higher limits may be available. Know your optionsThe maximum amount payable per head is determined by how your livestock are insured:IndividualBlanketHerdIndividual coverageYou can schedule each animal individually...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Farms For Sale Ireland / UK

    By James Kelly

    Published Mar 30

    ‘Finding Farms Made Simple’Farms For Sale Ireland / UK is a ‘one-stop-shop’ for agricultural land, property and farms for sale across Ireland and the UK. Agricultural property listings span all categories of farming enterprises including residential farms / estates, arable farm, beef and sheep enterprises, dairy units, equestrian facilities, fishery farms, forestry / woodlands, pig and poultry units, mushroom units and small holdings. Potential rural property buyers have easy-to-use search tools to customise their search by country, county/state, type of farm, area size and price range. Our unique Farm Finder Map allows users to search for agricultural properties within a given radius. Estate agents benefit from bespoke Agency and multiple Agent profiles...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Soil Farmers of the Year 2018

    By Direct Driller Magazine

    Published Jan 19

    FARM WALKS WITH THE SOIL FARMERS OF THE YEAR 2018The winners of the FCCT Soil Farmer of the Year competition opened their gates over four days and provided a veritable masterclass in managing soils. Spanning a range of soil types, management systems and enterprises, attending farmers gained insights into their award winning management and a better understanding as to why these farms had been picked as the top three in this year’s competition. The Soil Farmer of the Year Competition, now in its third year, is run by the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit and Innovation for Agriculture. The competition aims to find farmers and growers who are engaged with, and passionate about managing their soils in a way which supports productive agriculture, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and builds soil health, organic matter and ultimately, carbon... This cover crop was grazed by sheep and the benefits of grazing cover crops including the addition of beneficial biology through manure deposits to turbo charge the soil was discussed...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    The Rise of The Organic Farm Market.

    By Robert Morgan

    Published Jun 12, 2018

    It for centuries was known that cattle which grazed where volcanic dust had settled would become ill and lame:: The reason was their high fluoride intake... In milk samples of different cattle (cows, camels, sheep, and goats), free and bound fluoride forms and its total (free (F) + bound (Fs)) contents were measured by ion-selective electrode... The concentration of total fluoride in the milk samples of sheep, goats, cows, and camels were observed in the range of 1... The resulted data indicated that the concentration of fluoride was higher in the milk samples of smaller cattle (sheep and goat), as compared to cow and camel... The percentage values of bound fluoride in the milk samples of sheep, goats, and cows were found to be 6...

    Argentina rebounds thanks to partnering with Mexico, the newest and possibly wealthiest Associate Member of MERCOSUR

    By Robert Morgan

    Published Jun 18, 2018

    The Member; Argentina, has experienced fluctuations in economic growth over the past decade in recent years, growth has slowed sharply once again as dangerously high inflation pressures have weakened domestic demand. has undergone massive fluctuations in recent decades. Argentina has experienced wild fluctuations in economic growth over the past decade. In recent years, growth has slowed sharply once again as dangerously high inflationary pressures have weakened domestic demand... Beef, Sheep, Soya, and grains are exported throughout the world...

  • Posted By James Kelly
    Mar 30

    https://agfuse.com/article/farms-for-sale-ireland-uk

    Posted By Cover Crops
    Dec 5, 2018

    https://www.agupdate.com/theprairiestar/news/livestock/let-sheep-be-the-cover-crop-terminators-fertilizers/article_a6024072-1d6b-11e8-9d85-03751cff2fcd.html
    A Low-Cost IoT-Based System to Monitor the Location of a Whole Herd

    Authors: Francisco Maroto-Molina, Jorge Navarro-García, Karen Príncipe-Aguirre, Ignacio Gómez-Maqueda, José E. Guerrero-Gine, Ana Garrido-Varo and Dolores C. Pérez-Marín

    Journal Title: Sensors

    ISSN: 1424-8220 (Print)

    Publisher: MDPI AG

    Animal location technologies have evolved considerably in the last 60 years. Nowadays, animal tracking solutions based on global positioning systems (GPS) are commercially available. However, existing devices have several constraints, mostly related to wireless data transmission and financial cost, which make impractical the monitorization of all the animals in a herd. The main objective of this work is to develop a low-cost solution to enable the monitorization of a whole herd. An IoT-based system, which requires some animals of the herd being fitted with GPS collars connected to a Sigfox network and the rest with low-cost Bluetooth tags, has been developed. Its performance has been tested in two commercial farms, raising sheep and beef cattle, through the monitorization of 50 females in each case. Several collar/tag ratios, which define the cost per animal of the solution, have been simulated. Results demonstrate that a low collar/tag ratio enable the monitorization of a whole sheep herd. A larger ratio is needed for beef cows because of their grazing behavior. Nevertheless, the optimal ratio depends on the purpose of location data. Large variability has been observed for the number of hourly and daily messages from collars and tags. The system effectiveness for the monitorization of all the animals in a herd has been certainly proved.

    Photo: Hardware components of the solution: (a) GPS device detail; (b) BLE device detail; (c) GPS collar placed on the neck of a cow; and (d) BLE tag placed on the ear of a calf. (credits: Francisco Maroto-Molina, Jorge Navarro-García, Karen Príncipe-Aguirre, Ignacio Gómez-Maqueda, José E. Guerrero-Gine, Ana Garrido-Varo and Dolores C. Pérez-Marín)

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    Agronomic Evaluation of Biochar, Compost and Biochar-Blended Compost across Different Cropping Systems: Perspective from the European Project FERTIPLUS

    Authors: Miguel A. Sánchez-Monedero, María L. Cayuela, María Sánchez-García, Bart Vandecasteele, Tommy D’Hose, Guadalupe López, Carolina Martínez-Gaitán, Peter J. Kuikman, Tania Sinicco and Claudio Mondini

    Journal Title: Agronomy

    ISSN: 2073-4395 (Online)

    Publisher: MDPI AG

    This paper reports the results on the agronomic performance of organic amendments in the EU 7th FP project “FERTIPLUS—reducing mineral fertilizers and agro-chemicals by recycling treated organic waste as compost and bio-char”. Four case studies on field-scale application of biochar, compost and biochar-blended compost were established and studied for three consecutive years in four distinct cropping systems and under different agro-climatic conditions in Europe. These included the following sites: olive groves in Murcia (Spain), greenhouse grown tomatoes in Almeria (Spain), an arable crop rotation in Oost-Vlaanderen (Merelbeke, Belgium), and three vineyards in Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy). A slow pyrolysis oak biochar was applied, either alone or in combination with organic residues: compost from olive wastes in Murcia (Spain), sheep manure in Almeria (Spain), and compost from biowaste and green waste in Belgium and Italy. The agronomical benefits were evaluated based on different aspects of soil fertility (soil total organic carbon (TOC), pH, nutrient cycling and microbial activity) and crop nutritional status and productivity. All amendments were effective in increasing soil organic C in all the field trials. On average, the increase with respect to the control was about 11% for compost, 20% for biochar-blended compost, and 36% for biochar. The amendments also raised the pH by 0.15–0.50 units in acidic soils. Only biochar had a negligible fertilization effect. On the contrary, compost and biochar-blended compost were effective in enhancing soil fertility by increasing nutrient cycling (25% mean increase in extractable organic C and 44% increase in extractable N), element availability (26% increase in available K), and soil microbial activity (26% increase in soil respiration and 2–4 fold enhancement of denitrifying activity). In general, the tested amendments did not show any negative effect on crop yield and quality. Furthermore, in vineyards and greenhouse grown tomatoes cropping systems, compost and biochar-blended compost were also effective in enhancing key crop quality parameters (9% increase in grape must acidity and 16% increase in weight, 9% increase in diameter and 8% increase in hardness of tomato fruits) important for the quality and marketability of the crops. The overall results of the project suggest that the application of a mixture of biochar and compost can benefit crops. Therefore, biochar-blended compost can support and maintain soil ferti...

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    Posted By Nandkishor Dhekane
    Apr 29

    Agriculture is the science and art of cultivating plants and livestock.[1] Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that enabled people to live in cities. The history of agriculture began thousands of years ago. After gathering wild grains beginning at least 105,000 years ago, nascent farmers began to plant them around 11,500 years ago. Pigs, sheep and cattle were domesticated over 10,000 years ago. Plants were independently cultivated in at least 11 regions of the world. Industrial agriculture based on large-scale monoculture in the twentieth century came to dominate agricultural output, though about 2 billion people still depended on subsistence agriculture into the twenty-first.

    Posted By Cotton News
    Aug 31, 2018

    https://civileats.com/2018/08/30/mee-the-fanatic-breeding-colored-cotton-growing-heirloom-wheat-and-building-soil-carbon/
    EU Call for Proposals: Agri-Aqua Labs

    For the purpose of sub-topic A, the terms 'animal' and 'farm' apply to both terrestrial and aquatic animals. Research activities should generate experimental data to map out what part of farmed animal genomes are active (whether coding or regulatory), and under which circumstances, characterise the resulting phenotypes and assess how phenotypes are affected by genetic and epigenetic changes. Bioinformatic analyses should support identification of these functional and structural elements in genomes, and enable the development of tools for genotype to phenotype prediction. Work should also help to develop or extend terminologies (ontologies) to describe, represent and standardize annotation. Proposed projects should target one or more farmed animal species with high-quality genome assemblies (in particular cows, chicken, pigs, sheep, salmon and other relevant species), focussing on specific tissue panels, and address correlations between normal and abnormal situations.

    Dateline for submission: 11 September 2018 2018 17:00:00 (Brussels time)

    Illustration Photo: Salmon farming (credits: Norsk Havbrukssenter / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0))

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    EU Call for Proposals: Agri-Aqua Labs

    For the purpose of sub-topic A, the terms 'animal' and 'farm' apply to both terrestrial and aquatic animals. Research activities should generate experimental data to map out what part of farmed animal genomes are active (whether coding or regulatory), and under which circumstances, characterise the resulting phenotypes and assess how phenotypes are affected by genetic and epigenetic changes. Bioinformatic analyses should support identification of these functional and structural elements in genomes, and enable the development of tools for genotype to phenotype prediction. Work should also help to develop or extend terminologies (ontologies) to describe, represent and standardize annotation. Proposed projects should target one or more farmed animal species with high-quality genome assemblies (in particular cows, chicken, pigs, sheep, salmon and other relevant species), focussing on specific tissue panels, and address correlations between normal and abnormal situations.

    Dateline for submission: 13 February 2018 17:00:00 (Brussels time)

    Illustration Photo: Breeding Charolais cattle in France (credits: Daniel Jolivet / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))

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    Posted By Cattle Group
    Jan 10, 2017

    "Having bridged a gap between optimal medication and management within the livestock sector, technology company Automed has made an award-winning entrance into the industry."
    "The Automed system calculates the optimal medication for a variety of different species including cattle, sheep and pigs, and administers the exact dose and automatically records the data."
    http://www.farmweekly.com.au/news/agriculture/livestock/general-news/medication-system-for-all-livestock/2754402.aspx

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    Posted By Sorghum Producers
    Dec 3, 2016

    "Planting annual forages can lower the parasite risk."
    http://www.lancasterfarming.com/news/main_edition/grazing-techniques-can-combat-parasites/article_d23355f8-8043-5e3f-805c-bc1ae84cf95f.html

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