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09 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Dairy Crest Announces Milk Price Increase in January 2017
UK - Dairy Crest has announced a 2ppl increase from 1 January 2017 followed by a further 2ppl increase from 1 February 2017. This has been agreed with Dairy Crest Direct (DCD)....
View news from United States Referendum to Reinstate Iowa Beef Checkoff Passes
US - The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship today announced the passage of the referendum to reinstate the $.50 per head Iowa beef checkoff that was held 30 November. ...
View news from Israel US Beef’s Arrival in Israel Celebrated with Nebraska Black Angus Dinner
ISRAEL - USMEF recently participated in an event celebrating the return of US beef to Israel, where it is available for commercial distribution to restaurants, hotels and supermarkets following an agreement signed earlier this year between USDA and the...
View news from Korea, South Rise in Korean Imports of US Beef in 2016
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's imports of US beef jumped 47.6 per cent on year in the first 10 months of this year, data showed Friday, partly because of a falling demand for pricey Korean beef amid the implementation of an anti-graft law. ...
View news from Global China, Australia Seal Deal on Purchase of Aussie Cattle Empire
CHINA & AUSTRALIA - Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison has approved the sale of Australia's largest pastoral land holding ,S. Kidman & Co, to a partnership involving local mining magnate Gina Rinehart and Chinese consortium Shanghai CRED....
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Advised to Plan Strategy Now Before Downturn
UK - Farmers could enjoy a buoyant couple of years ahead of Brexit but the industry may face another downturn after 2020, experts have warned. It is therefore vital that they re-evaluate their business plans to make the most of the good times and protect...
08 December 2016
View news from Canada The Value and Risks of Online Communities in the Social Media Era: Minimizing Brand and Financial Damage During a Crisis
CANADA - Remarks by Adrian Moss, Focus Business Communications, United Kingdom at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada....
View news from Kenya Report Shows Murang'a County's Loss Due to Dairy Plan
KENYA - An Auditor-General’s report has revealed inflated purchases, questionable spending and huge disparities in financial statements in Murang'a County....
View news from United Kingdom Limousin Cattle Needed for AHDB Beef & Lamb Industry Project
UK - Cattle farmers in the South West and North Yorkshire are being encouraged to get involved in a major feed efficiency industry project taking place in both regions....
View news from India Stress Laid on Need for Preserving Indigenous Cattle Breeds
INDIA - Raghaveshwara Swami of Ramchandrapura Mutt has lamented that the government is destroying native breeds of cattle. Addressing the gathering at an event to mark Mangala Go Yatre at Basaveshwara High School grounds on Monday, the seer said, the...
View news from Australia Company Trials GPS Technology to Track Remote Cattle Stations
AUSTRALIA - One of Australia's largest cattle companies is trialling the use of satellite technology to track and monitor staff working in remote areas....
View news from United Kingdom Bright Ideas to Shape the Future of Farming Wanted
UK - Farmers: Do you have a bright idea which needs some help to develop? Or a project that’s already under way which could be rolled out across the industry? If so, the Rothamsted Open Innovation Forum wants to hear from you. It is seeking to bring...
07 December 2016
View news from South Africa SA Reminds Namibia to Test Export Cattle for TB
SOUTH AFRICA - SA’s biggest beef import partner on the continent, Namibia, has fallen foul of the country’s tuberculosis (TB) testing standards, leading to a low-key trade dispute between the countries....
View news from United Kingdom Selecting Replacement Heifers
UK - Breeding or purchasing high-quality replacement heifers is an essential investment for suckled calf producers. ...
View news from United States Summit Showcases Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance
US - A new Wisconsin-based initiative aimed at fostering continuous improvement throughout the dairy supply chain took center stage recently at a national summit exploring the growing sustainability movement in agriculture....
View news from Canada ABP Welcomes AgriRecovery Announcement
CANADA - Last week, the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta announced that producers impacted by the ongoing bovine tuberculosis investigation and facing "extraordinary costs" will be eligible for financial support through the AgriRecovery...
View news from United Kingdom Upholding Dairy's Place in Diet Core to New AHDB Strategy
UK - The vision of AHDB’s new organisation-wide corporate strategy is 'creating a world-class food and farming industry.' It has also redefined AHDB’s purpose as 'inspiring farmers, growers and the industry to succeed in a rapidly changing world.'...
View news from United States Researchers Find New Display Lights Improve Milk Taste
US - New LED lights that are being installed in milk display cases across the country do more than just reduce energy bills - they also help milk taste better, Virginia Tech researchers have found....
View news from United States More Cattle Trading on Negotiated Basis
US - For years the number of cash cattle traded on a negotiated basis kept falling. Percent of cattle produced that traded on a negotiated basis dwindled as well....
06 December 2016
View news from Ireland IFA: Winter Finishers Need Substantial Beef Price Increase
IRELAND - IFA will be holding a major livestock meeting on Thursday, 15 December, in Tullamore to address the fact that grass cattle are now gone and winter finishers need a substantial price increase to cover costs and sell cattle out of sheds, IFA National...
View news from United Kingdom First Milk Confirms Price Increases for December
UK - First Milk, a major dairy company, has confirmed an increase in prices in December....
View news from Canada Canadian Beef Industry Works to Sustainably Increase Production
CANADA - Canada has an opportunity to play a leading role in meeting rising global food production needs responsibly through investments in agriculture research across a variety of disciplines. ...
View news from United States Multigenerational Cattle Operations Under Threat
US - The Internal Revenue Service hosted a public hearing last week (1 December) on a Department of Treasury proposed rule that would eliminate or greatly reduce available valuation discounts for family-related entities. ...
View news from Malaysia Fonterra Invests in Malaysian Operations
MALAYSIA - Fonterra, a global leader in dairy nutrition, has committed to invest RM20 million in its Malaysian manufacturing operations in FY17 with work set to begin from September 2016....
05 December 2016
View news from United Kingdom Nutriad Concludes 2016 UK & Ireland Mycotoxin Survey
UK - The Nutriad 2016 mycotoxin survey concludes that this year’s harvest of wheat in the UK and Ireland is of medium quality (>LOD but below EU recommendation levels) in terms of mycotoxin contamination but the situation is much worse than in last...
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Cattle Slaughter, Beef Production Up
US - Fed cattle prices were higher this week on very heavy sales volume, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU....
View news from Australia Australia's Love of Beef Driving Nitrogen Pollution
AUSTRALIA - Researchers have for the first time calculated Australia's contribution to the environmental and health problem of nitrogen pollution....
View news from New Zealand Rabobank Survey Shows NZ Farmers Look to 2017 with Optimism
NEW ZEALAND - Confidence levels among New Zealand’s farmers remain high but have tempered slightly, the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey has found....
 
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