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18 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom Further Milk Price Cuts as Commodities Weaken
UK - NFU Scotland has called on the supply chain to deliver fairer returns to producers as further milk price falls are announced....
17 January 2018
View news from United States CME: Red Meat, Poultry Export and Import Forecasts for 2018 Unchanged
US - Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) for December 2017, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Cattlemen Kick Off Campaign to Prevent Farms, Ranches from Being Regulated
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) yesterday kicked off a media campaign aimed at spotlighting and correcting a recent court decision that will require livestock producers to comply with laws that are only meant to apply to highly...
View news from Chile Weeklong Promotion in Chile Puts Spotlight on US Red Meat
CHILE - Working to promote US red meat in Chile, USMEF conducted a weeklong series of promotions to introduce importers in the market to new applications for US cuts and new ideas for restaurant and foodservice menus....
View news from New Zealand Dairy Product Prices Climb Amid Concern About Drop in Supply
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy product prices rose at the Global Dairy Trade auction amid concern about a decline in New Zealand’s supply following dry weather conditions....
View news from United Kingdom 'Bite Test' Could Save Millions with New Thin Cut Steak Options
UK - Early trials with an electronic bite test show the meat industry could save more than £7 million, turning cuts graded as slower cook into thin cut steaks....
View news from Viet Nam Vietnamese Switch to Beef
VIET NAM - Viet Nam paid US$410 million for imported beef last year due to increasing demand, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development....
View news from Ireland IFA Says Co-ops Must be on Holding Prices, Not on Conditioning Farmers
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan has commented that farmers, at this point, need their co-ops’ spokespeople and leaders focused on holding prices and paying justified top-ups on 2017 supplies....
16 January 2018
View news from Germany Vion Increases Holding in Hides Company BestHides
GERMANY - Vion yesterday announced that it has acquired 20 per cent of the shares of hides company BestHides GmbH bringing its share from 40 per cent to 60 per cent....
View news from Mongolia Over Ten FMD Outbreaks Reported Across Three Provinces in Mongolia
MONGOLIA - Dr Battsengel Dambadarjaa, Chief Veterinary Officer from the Veterinary and Animal Breeding Service at the Ministry for Food and Agriculture has reported 15 outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in various farms located in Khentii, Dornod and...
View news from United Kingdom First Milk Announces February Milk Price to Reduce by 1ppl
UK - First Milk has today announced that it will be reducing its milk price for February 2018 by 1 pence per litre. ...
View news from Georgia Dairy Manufacturers Fined for Violations in Georgia
GEORGIA - Georgia’s National Food Agency (NFA) has fined 56 dairy manufacturer companies and suspended the operation of eleven businesses after the NFA carried out monitoring of business owners in the country....
View news from Australia Processors Set to Cash in on Super Demand in Beef Cycle
AUSTRALIA - Meat processors are set to cash in on favourable world market conditions in the coming year, according to a beef industry analyst....
View news from Ireland IFA: Glanbia Holding December Price, Topping up H2 Supplies Right Decision
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said the decisions by the Glanbia Board to hold the December milk price and to top up second half supplies by 1.1c/l were correctly made, and he commended board members for listening to IFA dairy reps and...
15 January 2018
View news from United States CME: US Beef Trade Balance with NAFTA Negative in Recent Years
US - With talk of NAFTA back on the front pages, we thought it would be best to once again provide a synopsis of the meat and livestock trade flows between US and NAFTA countries, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Israel Bovine TB Outbreak Reported in Hadarom
ISRAEL - Dr Shlomo Garazi, Chief Officer for Import and Export of the Veterinary Services at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has reported an outbreak of bovine tuberculosis at a farm located in Hadarom....
View news from Ireland New Chair Elected for IFA Animal Health Committee
IRELAND - IFA’s National Animal Health Committee last week elected Pat Farrell from Kildare as Chairman, succeeding Bert Stewart in the role....
View news from United Kingdom Wettest summer in years means high fluke and worm risk for sheep and cattle
The wettest summer for many years has led to a high risk of liver fluke infection in sheep and cattle across large areas of the UK, including the North, West and Central Scotland, West Wales and Cornwall. While Eastern Scotland and parts of North and...
View news from Egypt Lactalis-Halawa Investigated for Alleged Sale of Contaminated Dairy Products
EGYPT - The Consumer Protection Agency (CPA) has been investigating Lactalis-Halawa, the domestic partner of French dairy group Lactalis, for three weeks amid allegations it has sold contaminated dairy products, CPA head Atef Yacoub said on Sunday....
View news from Korea, South Korean Beef Imports from US Reach Record in 2017
SOUTH KOREA - Korea’s US beef imports surpassed the $1 billion mark for the first time ever in the first 11 months of 2017, official government data showed Sunday, fueled by rising consumer demand....
View news from Indonesia Putting More US Red Meat on Menus Focus of Indonesian Chef Training
INDONESIA - Sharing information about US red meat products available in Indonesia and educating chefs on ways to improve profits by using new cuts, USMEF conducted a chef training seminar in Singapore. ...
View news from Poland Nutriad publishes maize mycotoxin survey Poland
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites of molds that have adverse effects on humans, animals, and crops that result in illnesses and economic losses. The worldwide contamination of foods and feeds with mycotoxins is a significant problem....
12 January 2018
View news from United States Influence Feed: New Year, New Perspectives
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and agriculture to bring you insights in a convenient...
View news from Global Global Food Prices Down in December, Up for Whole Year
GLOBAL - lobal food prices declined in December, led by sharp decreases for vegetable oils and dairy products, according to the latest "FAO Food Price Index" issued yesterday....
View news from New Zealand Nationwide Milk Testing for M. bovis to be Introduced
NEW ZEALAND - A milk test to find out if dairy farms carry Mycoplasma bovis will be extended nationwide as the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) works with the dairy industry to curb the spread of the disease....
View news from Ethiopia Ethiopian Govt Launches Projects to Develop Livestock, Fishery Sectors
ETHIOPIA - The Ethiopian government has recently assigned a US$470 million loan and donation agreement with the World Bank, of which a loan of US$170 million goes to the livestock and fishery resource development....
View news from United Kingdom Dairy UK Welcomes 25 Year Plan
UK - Dairy UK welcomes the publication of "The 25 Year Environment Plan" and supports the Government's aim to deliver an environmentally sustainable future. ...
View news from Kenya New Milk Plant in Makueni to Provide Market for Dairy Farmers
KENYA - Kikima Dairy Farmers Cooperative Society has commissioned a dairy plant in Makueni County with a capacity to process and back 300 litres and 6,600 litres in a day....
 
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