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17 November 2017
View news from United States CME: COF Pre-report Expectations for Feedlot Placements Show Wide Range in October
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release their monthly "Cattle on Feed" report today (Friday). The on-feed animal count will be as of 1 November and the animals placed and marketed will be for October, reports Steiner...
View news from New Zealand Fonterra 'Desperate' to Restore Public Support for Dairy
NEW ZEALAND - Fish & Game says Fonterra has now realised it must act quickly to meet public demand for better water quality instead of relying on spending millions on slick PR campaigns promoting the dairy industry....
View news from China Huishan Dairy Takes First Step Toward Liquidation
CHINA - China Huishan Dairy Holdings Co. Ltd. has asked its lawyers to begin provisional liquidation of the heavily indebted company, according to a disclosure filed to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange late Thursday....
View news from Australia Queensland Dairy Farmers Could be Paid More for Their Product
AUSTRALIA - As Queensland dairy farmers struggle to stay afloat amid unsustainably low milk prices, there are hopes a new milk factory on the Darling Downs might throw a lifeline to at least some of them....
View news from Kenya Fears Over Chicken, Beef Being Sold in Some Eateries
KENYA - Lunchtime and early evening see fast food outlets in the city bustling with people, with chips and fried chicken among the most popular meals ordered. ...
View news from Korea, South Nonghyup to Sell Korean Pork, Beef from Vending Machine
SOUTH KOREA - A South Korean agricultural cooperative is pushing to introduce a vending machine selling livestock products, such as pork and beef, targeting the increasing number of single-person households in the country, industry sources said Friday....
View news from New Zealand Further 1000 Mycoplasma Bovis Cattle to be Culled
NEW ZEALAND - A further 1000 cattle will be culled in South Canterbury due to the cattle disease Mycoplasma Bovis....
View news from Mongolia One Health Researchers Identify Hot Spots of Tick-borne Diseases in Mongolia
MONGOLIA - Given the critical role livestock play in Mongolia, transmission of tick-borne diseases can have very real health and economic implications for livestock and the herders that tend to them. ...
16 November 2017
View news from Brazil How to Keep Cows Happy
BRAZIL - Corrals are used on livestock farms around the world to round up the animals when they need to be weighed or vaccinated. New research now shows that removing splashes of colors, shadows or water puddles from corrals, keeping noise levels down...
View news from Australia Australian Dairy Giant Reaches Settlement with ASIC
AUSTRALIA - Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited and MG Responsible Entity Limited (MGRE) have agreed a settlement with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in relation to ASIC’s investigation into Murray Goulburn’s conduct...
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Dairy in the Spotlight in AHDB's Latest Report
UK - AHDB has shone a spotlight on the potential impacts of Brexit on agriculture and horticulture in Scotland in its latest "Horizon" report....
View news from Nigeria Kebbi Govt Creates Settlement for Fulani Cattle Breeders
NIGERIA - The Kebbi State Government has resolved to create a permanent settlement for Fulani cattle breeders and with the necessary basic amenities for them and their animals....
View news from New Zealand Beef + Lamb NZ Invites Director Nominations, Remits
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) yesterday announced that nominations have opened for two B+LNZ director roles and one position on its Directors’ Independent Remuneration Committee (DIRC)....
View news from Ireland Beef Prices Headed for €4.00/Kg with Demand Hardening
IRELAND - "Say nothing, tell no one" - those were the word that echoed down many phones over the weekend and yesterday morning as factory agents closed deals that saw many hundreds of cattle being bought at prices that factories don't want publicised....
15 November 2017
View news from United States CME: US Beef Imports in September up 5%
US - US beef imports in September were up 5 per cent from the prior September, capping a quarter when imports were up 8 per cent from a year earlier, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from New Zealand Targets Good First Step but Fonterra Must Reduce Dairy Herd, Says Greenpeace
NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace have welcomed Fonterra’s pledge to substantially reduce climate emissions from agriculture, but say there is a "gaping hole" in the plan....
View news from United Kingdom First Milk Holds Milk Price for December
UK - First Milk yesterday announced that it will be holding its current milk price for December 2017. This follows four consecutive months of milk price increase....
View news from Global Greener Livestock Supply Chains Offer Quick Wins in Climate Battle
GLOBAL - The agricultural sectors are where efforts to end hunger and prevent planetary overheating can come together, and improving livestock supply chains is a fast way to start, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said....
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Red Meat Industry Well-Positioned for Strong Future
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish red meat industry has all the right ingredients for a strong future despite its challenges and the evolving Brexit situation, according to Alan Clarke, Chief Executive of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
View news from United States WTO Rules in Favor of US in Beef Dispute with Indonesia
US - This week the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in favor of the United States in a dispute with Indonesia over its complex and opaque import requirements for beef and beef products. ...
View news from United States Zoetis Influence Feed - October 2017 part 2
Every 2 weeks the team at Zoetis share the Top 5 Influencer Topics in the agriculture industry. ...
View news from Egypt Dairy Marker Domty Profits Fall 48% in Jan-Sept
EGYPT - Egyptian dairy maker, Arabian Food Industries Company (Domty) reported Wednesday a 48 per cent decline in its nine-month profits to reach 28.5 million Egyptian pounds ($1.6 million)....
View news from United Kingdom Industry Productivity in the Spotlight at Beef and Lamb Conference
UK - The English beef and sheep supply chain must come together to make real productivity gains in an ever more competitive world....
14 November 2017
View news from United States CME: Slowdown in Cattle Slaughter During W45/2017
US - We had some feedback from readers last week concerning the summary of projections for beef and pork supplies/prices in 2018. We want to stress that those projections are from USDA, they do not reflect our personal opinions on this topic, says...
View news from United States Milk Gets a New Voice: DBMMC Now Edge
US - Milk is getting a new voice in America’s Heartland. Edge, a dairy farmer cooperative, is taking a fresh approach to representing its members....
View news from Latvia US Beef has Strong Showing in Latvian High-end Retail Stores
LATVIA - As part of a strategy to increase sales of US beef in northern Europe, USMEF teamed with the largest foodservice distributor in the Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia to launch retail promotions at high-end retail stores. The promotions...
View news from China US Beef Exporters Find Niche in China
CHINA - The country may be starting to beef up. By the end of September, US beef exports to China reached about a thousand metric tons for a total of $12.5 million since the export ban was lifted in May, according to the US Meat Export Federation....
View news from United States Nutriad commits to food safety
As a producer of feed additives NUTRIAD does not consider itself just a part of the animal protein/feed industry, but as an important link in the food chain as well. With that realization, the multinational company takes very seriously the safety of its...
 
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