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23 April 2019
View news from United States CME: COF Primary Report Stats Mostly In-line with Pre-report Estimates
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released a monthly "Cattle on Feed" report last Thursday. The primary report statistics were mostly in-line with industry pre-report estimates, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
View news from United States February Exports Below Year-Ago Levels for US Beef
US - February exports of US pork and beef fell below last year’s levels while lamb exports trended higher, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
View news from United States USDA Announces Enhancements to Livestock, Dairy Insurance Programmes
US - USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) yesterday announced several enhancements to insurance programmes that will provide a more efficient level of coverage for livestock and dairy producers. ...
View news from Slovakia Slovak Producers can Export Dairy Products to China
SLOVAKIA - Slovaks will start exporting milk and other dairy products to China, after five years of continuous efforts....
View news from India Mehsana Dairy to Break Away from Amul
INDIA - India's biggest and most prominent milk cooperative Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), owner of the Amul brand, is breaking up for the first time in over four decades. ...
View news from Zimbabwe Malaysia Ready to Import CSC Beef
ZIMBABWE - Malaysia has expressed readiness to import beef from the Cold Storage Company (CSC) once the firm meets international quality standards that the Asian country upholds....
22 April 2019
View news from Australia Dairy Expert Says Australian Industry at 'Tipping Point'
AUSTRALIA - Australia is home to some of the best dairy operations in the world, but an analyst has warned that without a drastic increase in production the country could soon become an "import nation"....
View news from New Zealand Environment Report Shows Harm from Dairy Sector: Greenpeace
NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace wants fewer cows and more regulation, saying the dairy industry has been allowed to run riot and wreak havoc on the environment....
View news from United States Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN - The Farmer Stewards: Rick Clark Land and Cattle and Brad and Cathy Reece
When farmers take steps to improve air, soil and water quality, it not only has a positive impact on their communities, but also on their farm businesses and on the planet....
19 April 2019
View news from Ireland Co-ops Have Questions to Answer, Says IFA Dairy Chairman
IRELAND - Commenting on the cuts made by co-ops to February and/or March milk prices, IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said that, with milk prices now at 1995 levels, co-ops had some serious questions to answer....
View news from United Kingdom Survey Reveals Scots Support Farming, Being Misled About Red Meat
SCOTLAND, UK - Almost two thirds (64 percent) of Scots are concerned about the impact of veganism on Scotland’s farming industry, according to the results of a new *survey carried out by Censuswide....
View news from Tunisia US Beef, Poultry and Egg Products Gain New Market Access in Tunisia
TUNISIA - US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the government of Tunisia and the United States have finalized US export certificates to allow imports of US beef, poultry, and egg products...
18 April 2019
View news from United States CME: Feeder Cattle Prices at Premium
US - Feeder cattle prices are generally determined by the confluence of Choice slaughter cattle prices and the cost of feed needed to produce an animal of appropriate weight and grade (finish), according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom QMS Responds to Cancer Report
UK - Responding to the results of a study published this week and part-funded by Cancer Research UK, Alan Clarke, Chief Executive of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), said it was important to recognise there is no consistent evidence that red meat, or any...
View news from China China May Buy More Beef from Brazil: Ambassador
CHINA - China could agree to import more Brazilian meat after high-level talks set for May, the Chinese ambassador to Brazil has said, according to media reports....
View news from New Zealand MPI Raises Restrictions on Farms to Stop Spread of M. Bovis
NEW ZEALAND - Farmers will need to brace themselves for a surge in the number of properties that cannot move stock off their farms as officials grapple with controlling the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis....
View news from Pakistan Livestock Dept Asked to Help Treat Ailing Cattle
PAKISTAN - Farmers and cattle owners have asked the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Livestock Department to help treat cows and buffaloes suffering from foot and mouth disease in Kheshgi Union Council, Nowshera district....
17 April 2019
View news from United States CME: Canadian Cattle on Feed Notably Above a Year Ago in Q1/2019
US - The Canadian "Cattle on Feed" report was released last week, covering the month of March, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom Even Moderate Red, Processed Meat Eaters at Risk of Bowel Cancer, Says Cancer Research UK
UK - People who eat red and processed meat within department of health guidelines are still at increased risk of bowel cancer....
16 April 2019
View news from United States CME: Average Feature Price for Ground Beef at Retail Higher Than a Year Ago
US - According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc., beef and pork retail feature activity so far this year has been lower than the previous year, at least based on the data tracked and reported by USDA....
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Govt, EU to Compensate Farmers for Brexit Beef Losses
IRELAND - Speaking at a large IFA meeting of cattle farmers in Portlaoise last night, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said beef farmers have been savaged financially over the last year by Brexit related price cuts....
View news from Australia AgForce Applauds Forward-looking $1.5M Labor Pledge for Cattle Research
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed the $1.5 million funding promise from the Federal Labor Party for the Beef Central Queensland Livestock Centre of Excellence, a producer-led research programme co-developed with Central Queensland University and the Department...
View news from Netherlands FrieslandCampina Finishes Third in Dutch Reputation Ranking List 2019
NETHERLANDS - FrieslandCampina has risen from fourth to third place in the prestigious reputation ranking of the Reputation Institute, a leading international research platform. Philips ranked first for the twelfth time in a row, followed by ASML. Heineken...
View news from Czech Republic Czech Livestock Production Sliding
CZECH REPUBLIC - The Czech Republic is becoming less competitive in livestock production and increasingly dependent on imports of livestock and meat and dairy products from abroad despite the growing amount of state support channelled into this sphere,...
View news from Kenya Dairy Farmers Visit Kenya to Benchmark Best Farming Practices
KENYA - Farmers contracted to supply milk to Fresh Dairy have benefitted from a benchmarking visit to Kenya where they learned ways of growing milk production through investing in animal feed preparation and conservation....
View news from New Zealand Ratepayers Get Bill for Animal Waste Despite Small Dairy Industry
NEW ZEALAND - A South Island mayor is questioning why ratepayers and taxpayers are footing the bill to clean up industrial waste....
View news from Global China, Japan Make Progress on Lifting Beef Import Ban: Report
CHINA & JAPAN - China and Japan have reached a substantial consensus on an animal health quarantine agreement, which is one of the conditions for lifting a ban on China's imports of Japanese beef, news site kyodonews.net reported on Monday....
15 April 2019
View news from United States CME: Current Number of Small Cattle Operations Lower
US - Last week, USDA released the much anticipated results of the 2017 Census of Agriculture. The census is conducted every five years and it is the most comprehensive accounting of US agriculture, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
 
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