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24 July 2017
View news from United States CME: Total Commercial Cattle Slaughter in June Up 5.6%
US - On Thursday, USDA released its monthly tabulation of livestock statistics for June and the data contained some interesting insights, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Argentina Diplomat Seeks Bigger Import Share in Chinese Market for Mercosur
ARGENTINA - The Southern Common Market (Mercosur) should have a bigger share in China's food imports, said Diego Guelar, Argentina's ambassador to China, on Friday....
View news from Ireland Call for Total Contribution Pension System to be Introduced in 2018 Budget
IRELAND - IFA Farm Family and Social Affairs Chairperson Maura Canning has called for the current averaging system to be moved to a total contributions system for the purposes of calculating a person’s Contributory State Pension payment rate in the...
View news from India Agri Minister Launches NDDB's Dairy Quality Mark Logo
INDIA - Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has launched National Dairy Development Board's quality mark logo which dairy cooperatives can use after complying with quality norms....
View news from Japan Marubeni Seeks Juicier Cut of China Market with $170m US Beef Deal
JAPAN - Marubeni has added a US beef processor to its portfolio, anticipating greater exports to China after Beijing lifted a long-standing ban on meat from American cattle in June....
View news from Korea, South Korea Strengthens US Beef Inspections Amid Reignited BSE Fears
SOUTH KOREA - The government said Thursday it has strengthened inspections on US beef imports following the detection of mad cow disease in the United States....
View news from Taiwan Taiwan Decides to Maintain Policy on US Beef Imports
TAIWAN - Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said on Friday that the current policy on beef imports from the United States will remain in place, despite confirmation of a fifth case of mad cow disease earlier last week....
View news from United Kingdom Warm, wet weather heightens parasite risk in sheep and cattle
Warm, wet weather may prompt rapid development and release of worm larvae onto pastures, increasing the risk of productivity-limiting parasite burdens in sheep this summer. While in cattle, lungworm infection begins to pose a threat to unvaccinated and...
21 July 2017
View news from United States CME: Beef, Dairy Cow Slaughter Up 9% Compared Last Year
US - Some of you may have noticed that there have been no preliminary estimates of the upcoming USDA "Cattle Inventory" report. While analysts have a fairly good process for estimating the cattle on feed numbers, it is quite difficult to come up with...
View news from Ireland Tighter Cattle Supplies Than Forecast for H2/2017, IFA Reports
IRELAND - Beef production and cattle numbers for the second half of 2017 will be much less that originally forecast, according to IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods who said this paints a much more positive picture on the beef trade for the remainder...
View news from Korea, North North Korea’s Food Production Hit by Worst Drought Since 2001
NORTH KOREA - DPR Korea's crop production for 2017, including staple rice, maize, potatoes and soybean, has been severely damaged by prolonged dry weather conditions, threatening food security for a large part of its population, according to a new FAO...
View news from Romania Advantages of US Beef Shared at Taste Ambassadors Event in Romania
ROMANIA - Introducing US beef in a country where it is not well-known, USMEF partnered with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) at the Taste Ambassadors exhibition, an event for HRI professionals in Bucharest, Romania. ...
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba Increases Milk Price for August
UK - Arla Foods is raising its milk price to owners by one eurocent per kilogramme from 1 August....
View news from United States Taste, Health Affect Consumer Choices for Milk, Nondairy Beverages
US - In recent years, retail sales of fluid milk have experienced significant change and per capita consumption has decreased at a rate of 830 mL per year since 1975. Between 2011 and 2014, sales of fluid milk have decreased 3.8 per cent but the amount...
View news from Global Cow Antibodies Yield Important Clues for Developing Broadly Effective AIDS Vaccine
GLOBAL - Cows are leaving the pasture and entering the field... of HIV vaccine research. ...
View news from China Iowa Gov Kicks Off China Farm Mission
CHINA - Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is leading a trade mission to China that will feature officials from groups representing the state's major agricultural producers....
20 July 2017
View news from United States CME: July COF Numbers Expected to be Up 2.8%
US - Before we go over the estimates of the cattle on feed inventory, just a very brief update on the case of atypical BSE that USDA announced. You can read all the details from the link below but our opinion is that this should have very little material...
View news from China China's Dairy Products Quality Continues to Improve, Report Reveals
CHINA - Some 99.8 per cent of fresh milk and 99.5 per cent of dairy products checked last year were up to standard, according to a dairy quality report released Wednesday....
View news from Global Unresolved Technical Issues Expected to Delay Full Benefits of CETA
CANADA & EU - Unresolved outstanding issues are expected to delay the full benefits for Canadian agriculture of Canada's free trade deal with Europe, reports Bruce Cochrane....
View news from United States Coalition Urges Vaccine Bank to Protect Food, National Security
US - Citing economic and food and national security concerns, an ad hoc coalition of more than 100 agricultural organisations and allied industries groups urged Congress to include in the next Farm Bill language establishing and funding a Foot-and-Mouth...
View news from United States AFBF Says Modernised NAFTA Must Work for US Ag
US - North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations need to protect valuable market gains for US agriculture while addressing remaining challenges in the US's closest international markets, Jason Perdue, a row crop, beef and poultry farmer from York,...
View news from United States Study Reveals Health Insurance Costs Threaten Farm Viability
US - According to a new US Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor that affects their ability to run a successful...
View news from Taiwan Taiwan to Start Breeding Angus Cattle
TAIWAN - Beef cattle farmers in Taiwan have recently introduced a popular breed of pure beef cattle into the country, in the hope of strengthening the local beef industry, an agriculture official said Wednesday....
View news from United States China, US Applaud Comprehensive Economic Dialogue
US - Senior Chinese and US government officials spoke positively of their first Comprehensive Economic Dialogue (CED) in Washington on Wednesday after they reached a wide consensus....
19 July 2017
View news from India Britannia Mulls Expansion of Dairy Business
INDIA - Food major Britannia is keen to expand its dairy business, which contributes five to six per cent to its annual turnover, as it looks to tap into the sector aggressively. ...
View news from Ireland IFA: Co-ops Must Ensure Farmers Benefit Fully from Dairy Upturn
IRELAND - As the GDT auction registers another small 0.2 per cent rise yesterday, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary called on co-ops to work harder on passing back as much of the dairy upturn as possible to farmers, who after two years...
View news from Syria Animal Health Campaign Helps Support Food Security, Livelihoods in Syria
SYRIA - In strife-torn Syria, the food security and livelihoods situation of some 234,000 people has received a strong boost owing to a recently completed animal health campaign led by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)...
View news from India Cattle Sale Ban Intended for Animal Welfare, Says Government
INDIA - The ban on sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter was intended at the welfare of animals and tackling illegal sale and smuggling, the government has informed the Lok Sabha....
 
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