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29 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom UK Farm Profitability Fell Sharply in 2015, Latest Figures Show
UK - The profitability of UK farming fell by a staggering 29 per cent in 2015, a loss of over £1.5 billion, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU). ...
View news from Australia Australian Beef Producers Gather to Learn Benefits of Wagyu Breed
AUSTRALIA - Close to 400 delegates representing the complete beef industry production chain are gathering in the NSW Hunter Valley to learn more about the Wagyu breed....
View news from Canada Canadian Restaurant Chain Causes Uproar with Switch to US Beef
CANADA - The Canadian restaurant chain Earls Restaurants has caused controversy by switching to US beef suppliers as part of its new policy on humane sourcing....
View news from United States CME: Boxed Beef Shows Sharp Decline
US - A few quick market notes following the action in both cattle and hog futures yesterday, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
28 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom More Transparency Needed in Supply Chain to Create Fairness
ANALYSIS - More needs to be done to ensure more transparency in the supply chain in the UK to produce greater fairness for farmers, processors and retailers....
View news from European Union EU Dairy Cow Numbers Forecast to Decline This Year
EU - Forecasted figures from a number of EU countries suggest cattle numbers are to fall marginally this year, AHDB Dairy has reported....
View news from Ireland Irish Dairy Farmers Urged to Pressure Co-ops on Prices
IRELAND - Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has urged all dairy farmers to be sure to attend their co-ops’ own AGMs to challenge their management team, chairmen and board members to deliver a sustainable...
View news from Denmark Danish Ethics Council Recommends Climate Tax on Beef
DENMARK - The Danish Council of Ethics has voted that Danes should act against climate change by implementing a tax on beef....
View news from United States US Farming Groups Divided on Trans-Pacific Partnership
US - Over 100 food and farming organisations sent a letter this week to urge lawmakers to reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)....
View news from Global Research: Chelated Zn, Cu, Mn Improve Lameness in Dairy Cows
ANALYSIS - Not only is lameness a crucial welfare issue on modern dairies, incidence of lameness can result in serious economic losses to dairy producers, writes Heather Tucker, PhD, Research Scientist in Ruminant Nutrition at Novus International. ...
27 April 2016
View news from European Union BIOMIN Commits to New Project Aimed at €3B in EU Crop Losses Due to Mycotoxins
EU - Mycotoxins, fungal metabolites that afflict cereals and other crops, cost the European agriculture industry around €3 billion each year and pose harm to human and animal health through the feed and food chain. BIOMIN has joined a scientific research...
View news from Global EU to Give More Money to Combat El Niño Food Security Issues
GLOBAL - €414 million of new money from the EU is going to support those countries most affected by the current food security crisis caused by El Niño and other factors....
View news from New Zealand NZ Farm Salaries Strong Despite Tough Times
NEW ZEALAND - Dry stock farmers’ salaries have seen strong growth in the last year, according to Federated Farmers and Rabobank’s 2015/2016 employee remuneration report....
View news from United Kingdom Union Still 'Baffled' by Lower Dairy Consumption Guidelines
WALES, UK - The Farmers’ Union of Wales has said it is still baffled by Public Health England’s new ‘Eatwell Plate’, despite receiving evidence behind the recommendations under the Freedom of Information Act....
View news from European Union Cost-Effectiveness of EU Animal Disease Programmes Unclear
EU - EU animal disease programmes do a good job of containing disease, but it is hard to tell whether they are cost-effective, concludes a new report from the European Court of Auditors....
View news from United States Senators Pressure Negotiators on Needs of US Dairy in EU Trade Agreement
US - The dairy industry has praised a bipartisan group of 26 senators for urging US negotiators to address the needs of agriculture – including key dairy issues – in any free trade agreement with the European Union....
View news from France Bluetongue Outbreaks Continue in France
FRANCE - A large number of further outbreaks of Bluetongue have been reported in France in the last month....
26 April 2016
View news from United States Farming Group Launches Major Campaign on Benefits of Livestock
EU - Farming organisation Copa & Cogeca launched a major campaign in Brussels today to underline the multiple benefits of the EU livestock sector and meat for growth, jobs, vibrant rural areas, a balanced diet and to show the high production standards...
View news from Netherlands Friesland Campina Drops Milk Price for May
NETHERLANDS - European dairy co-operative Friesland Campina has lowered its guaranteed price for raw milk for May 2016 to 25.00 euro per 100 kilograms of milk, a decrease of 2.50 euros compared to April....
View news from United States CME: Bearish View of Cattle Market Prevails After Cattle on Feed Report
US - It is hard to say the words bullish and cattle market in the same sentence these days, write CME analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner, discussing the USDA's latest Cattle on Feed report....
View news from United Kingdom How Much Water Does it Take to Produce Meat?
ANALYSIS - As the demand for meat grows around the world and production rises, the pressure on global water resources is also growing, writes Chris Harris....
View news from United Kingdom Dairy Foods Key to Sustainable Diet, Says Dairy UK
UK - Dairy foods tick all the right boxes for consumers across the globe, said Dr Judith Bryans, Chief Executive of Dairy UK, this week....
25 April 2016
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Feedlot Placements Up in March
US - USDA's April Cattle on Feed report said placements were up 4.6 per cent in March and marketings were up 7.1 per cent. That left the April 1 cattle on feed inventory at 100.5 per cent of a year ago, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU....
View news from United States CME: Slaughter Numbers Show Continued Beef Cow Herd Growth
US - So far this week, corn and soybean futures and cash prices were stronger due to excessive moisture damaging crops in Argentina and drought impacting major regions of Brazil, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
View news from Global Agriculture 'Crucial' for Fighting Climate Change
GLOBAL - In addition to reducing poverty and hunger, agriculture can play a crucial role in making the response to climate change responsible and more effective, Maria-Helena Semedo, FAO Deputy Director-General for Natural Resources has said....
View news from United Kingdom Consumers Reminded of Milk's Benefits for Iodine Nutrition
UK - Certain groups of the UK population are classified as mildly iodine deficient, however according to The Dairy Council, consuming milk, yogurt and cheese can help to ensure that iodine requirements are met....
View news from United Kingdom Milk in Glass Bottles Protected by Müller's Decision to Keep Dairy Open
UK - Müller Milk & Ingredients has proposed to keep open a dairy tipped for closure by Dairy Crest, which Müller acquired in December....
22 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom Arla Shifts Milk Price Downwards Once Again
UK - The Arla Foods amba on-account price will reduce, with effect from 1 May 2016, by one eurocent per kg....
 
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