Brazil's soy crop for the 2012–2013 season has been revised up, to 79.08 million metric tons, from an already record estimate of 78.1 million metric tons, according to analysts Celeres.
Data is showing the planted area growing beyond previous estimates, they said, to 27.44 million hectares, up 1 percent from September numbers and up 9 percent from the 2011–2012 season. The top soybean-producing state of Mato Grosso will account for most of the new soy area, adding 11 percent to its soy area forecast at 7.78 million hectares. All of the main producing states — Parana, Rio Grande do Sul, Goias, Mato Grosso do Sul — and even lesser producer states, such as Minas Gerais and Bahia, will sow additional fields with soy this season, according to Celeres.
Farmers have sold 46 percent of the new soy crop currently being planted, up from 26 percent of the previous year's crop sold in 2011. The old soy crop of 66.3 million metric tons that ended harvest in May is 98 percent sold, up from 91 percent at this time in 2011, said Celeres.
extension outreach appointment, Dr. Tom Overton, professor of dairy management
within Cornell University’s College of Agriculture, spends much of his time
working with NY dairies, their nutritionists and vets on issues related to
transition cow management. In his opinion, one of the areas of opportunity for
dairy farms can be found in the management of the pre-calving diet. With
his team, Overton is currently involved in a commercial research study involving
55 farms focused on the influence of particle size on dry cow diets. “We’re
finding that diets are quite sortable with large differences in particle size
distribution,” Overton explains. “[The industry] needs to do a better job in
terms of particle size to make [the rations] less sortable.” In a
total mixed ration, sorting is problematic because cows tend to favor the grain
component and therefor may not consume the necessary fiber and nutrients. In
this video, Overton discusses his team’s research involving pre-calving dairy
diets at the World Dairy Expo. The 2014 edition of
the World Dairy Expo, which was held in early October in Madison,
WI, drew more than
300,000 visitors from roughly 90 countries. The event featured 2,500 head of
dairy cattle and more than 250 exhibitors.
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