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10 October 2018
View news from United States CME: Beef Imports Up in 2018 Despite Reduction in Australian Shipments
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports that the last USDA WASDE report pegged total US beef imports for 2018 at 3.037 billion pounds, 44 million pounds or 1.5 per cent higher than a year ago....
View news from Malaysia Nestlé Invests Over RM100m to Establish MILO Manufacturing Centre
MALAYSIA - Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad is investing over RM100 million to expand its MILO factory in Chembong, Negeri Sembilan, in line with its strategy of driving strong, profitable and sustainable growth and investing in Malaysia as a key manufacturing...
View news from United Kingdom Milk Production Growth Continues to Slow, Reports AHDB Dairy
UK - According to Rabobank’s latest report, milk production growth continued to slow in quarter three of 2018 as a result of the dry weather in the EU and Australia. ...
View news from Zimbabwe Masvingo Cattle Farmers Start Veld Fires to Destroy Ticks
ZIMBABWE - Cattle farmers in parts of Masvingo province are reportedly burning down tracts of land in attempts to destroy ticks that are affecting their livestock....
View news from United States August Beef Exports Soar to New Heights
US - US beef exports set new records in August with export value topping $750 million for the first time, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF. ...
View news from Ireland 'Are Irish Co-ops Short-changing Milk Suppliers on Price?' Asks IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan has pointed out that other than the four West Cork Co-ops, no other Irish milk purchasers had returned the August Ornua PPI equivalent price of 31.78c/l + VAT for 3.3 per cent protein and 3.6...
09 October 2018
View news from United States CME: Expectations for 1 Jan 2019 Cattle Inventory
US - We are to the point in the year when questions are starting to be seriously asked about expectations for 1 January 2019 cattle inventory. Today’s article will focus on beef cow inventory and the slaughter levels in the fourth quarter that will...
View news from Saudi Arabia Consumers Question Decision to Remove Manufacturing Date from Dairy Products
SAUDI ARABIA - A number of consumer protection experts believe that some dairy companies have removed production dates off perishable dairy products, the Makkah newspaper said in a recent report....
View news from New Zealand Greenpeace: Water Plan a Start but Govt Must Ban Dairy Expansion
NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace has welcomed the Government’s fresh water work plan as a good step towards clean rivers but has criticised it’s lack of immediate action to stop increases in cow numbers and pollution....
View news from Ukraine Anthrax Outbreak Reported in Odessa
UKRAINE - Dr Andrii Zhuk, First Deputy Head of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Production, has reported an outbreak of Anthrax in Odessa....
View news from Brazil JBS Organises Animal Welfare Initiative with Cattle Breeders
BRAZIL - JBS has developed a project focusing on partner livestock breeders which involves distributing kits with handling flags, a poster and a booklet illustrated with guidelines to help day-to-day farm work that involves cattle. Twenty thousand units...
08 October 2018
View news from European Union EU, FAO Reaffirm Commitment to Build More Sustainable Future for All
EU - Last week, the European Union (EU) and FAO reaffirmed their commitment to tackle common global concerns such as rising hunger, bring about prosperity and peace, and build a more sustainable future for all....
View news from United States Zoetis Enhances Rapid Response to Emerging Diseases
When Schmallenberg virus spread quickly across eight European countries, causing fever, diarrhoea, and reduced milk yield in cattle, sheep and goats, Zoetis was swift to respond with Zulvac® SBV, the first vaccine centrally authorised in 2014 by the...
View news from India Manipur CM Says BJP Never Asked to Ban Beef
INDIA - While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) caders may be heard calling individually for a ban on beef-eating in the country, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh says that the party doesn't interfere with the eating habits of people....
View news from Malawi Malawi Vaccinates 30k Cattle in Lilongwe
MALAWI - The Government of Malawi has announced that 30,000 heads of cattle have received vaccination against foot and mouth disease (FMD). However, lifting a ban of slaughtering of infected animals in Lilongwe, Dedza and Ntcheu has been ruled out. ...
View news from Ireland LacPatrick, Lakeland Merger Must Deliver for All Farmers, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the announcement by Lakeland and LacPatrick that their boards had agreed merger terms, to be put to their respective shareholders for a vote on 23 October....
05 October 2018
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Down in September Amid Robust Supplies
GLOBAL - Global agricultural food commodity prices fell in September due to growing inventories of key staples....
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Minister to 'Stop Standing Idly by' as Beef Farming Goes 'Down the Tubes'
IRELAND - Addressing the IFA protest outside the Beef Forum this week (Wednesday, 3 October), IFA President Joe Healy said Minister Creed must stop telling everyone what he cannot do and act now to save beef farmers....
View news from Zimbabwe Govt to Fund Cattle Farmers
ZIMBABWE - Cattle farmers in Manicaland will soon receive funding from the Government to acquire animals for breeding under the Command Livestock programme....
View news from United Kingdom Standards Set to Develop Future Farmers, Growers
UK - To develop the next generation of skilled farmers and growers, AHDB, NFU and industry employers have joined forces to set standards for three new apprenticeship schemes....
View news from Global Agriculture a Key Area for Collaboration, Say Leaders
AFRICA & CHINA - African countries are enthusiastic about Chinese assistance in agriculture and infrastructure, as the continent attempts to eradicate hunger in a decade and speed up modernization to achieve the aspirations of the African Union's Agenda...
04 October 2018
View news from United States Raw Beef Products Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Newport Contamination
US - JBS Tolleson, Inc., a Tolleson, Arizona, establishment, has recalled approximately 6,912,875 pounds of various raw, non-intact beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection...
View news from Viet Nam Dairy Giant Seeks New Markets to Offset Local Slump
VIET NAM - Viet Nam’s biggest dairy firm Vinamilk is eyeing foreign markets in the hopes of offseting the declining growth in the local market....
View news from New Zealand Otago Researchers Help Unlock Answers About Leptospirosis in Africa
NEW ZEALAND - University of Otago researchers are helping lead international studies which have discovered that exposure to cattle and rice farming are risk factors for the devastating disease leptospirosis in northern Tanzania....
View news from Canada Canadian PM Defends New Trade Deal with US, Mexico
CANADA - While Canada's Liberal government said the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) agreement is good for Canada, the main opposition party questioned whether it is an improvement....
View news from United Kingdom Cows Fans of Calvin Harris; Produce Award-winning Cheese
UK - A dairy farm in Cheshire that supplies Asda supermarkets with award-winning cheese has revealed that the tantalising tracks of Calvin Harris are the key to its success. The DJ’s music makes its cows happier, meaning they produce better quality...
03 October 2018
View news from United States CME: Choice, Branded Beef Up 6%
US - USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (Market News Division) publishes a weekly National Comprehensive Boxed Beef Cutout report which includes all sales of meat derived from fed steers and heifers by the major packing plants (required under...
View news from Ireland Farmers Furious with Minister, Factories Over Beef, IFA Reports
IRELAND - Speaking at the IFA Beef and Suckler campaign meeting in Ballinasloe on Monday night, IFA President Joe Healy said Minister Creed has one week left before the Budget to secure additional support for sucklers. ...
 
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