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22 September 2017
View news from United States CME: 2018 Canadian Beef Production Forecast to Increase Slightly
US - Livestock, meat, and byproduct (tallow, hide, etc.) markets are highly linked across North America (US, Canada, and Mexico). Today, we highlight recent data and reports regarding Canada and Mexico, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Bhutan FMD Outbreak in Bhutan Kills Dairy Cows, Calves
BHUTAN - Dr Tashi Samdup, Director General at the Department of Livestock under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in a town called Samdrup Jongkhar....
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21 September 2017
View news from United States CME: Average On-feed Estimate 2.7% Above a Year Ago
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) releases their monthly "Cattle on Feed" report this Friday, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from France Lactalis to Expand Local Dairy Production in Brazil by 30%
FRANCE - French dairy company Lactalis intends to increase its productivity at its milk plants in Brazil by 30 per cent within the next year....
View news from Japan Mitsui Enters Indonesian Dairy Market to Milk Growing Demand
JAPAN - Mitsui & Co. is getting into the dairy business in Indonesia, where demand for such products is rising along with incomes, through local food producer ABC Group. ...
View news from Global Conflicts Drag Down Food Security Amid Growing Global Food Output
GLOBAL - Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve the global food supply situation, but ongoing civil conflicts and climate-related shocks are affecting progress towards hunger...
View news from United States CDC, Texas Health Officials Warn About Illness Linked to Raw Milk
US - People who consumed raw milk or raw milk products from one Texas dairy should contact their health care provider immediately, warn health investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health...
View news from Ireland IFA: Time to Recognise Farmers' Central Role in Food Production
IRELAND - Speaking at the opening day of the Ploughing Championships in Tullamore, IFA President Joe Healy said the agri-food sector will be facing a shortage of raw material if farmers are not better rewarded....
20 September 2017
View news from United States CME: Estimated Cattle Feeding Profitability Highest Ever During First Seven Months
US - In the first seven months of 2017 (January through July), on a cash basis (without hedging), estimated cattle feeding profitability per steer was the highest ever, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from New Zealand DCANZ, DairyNZ & MPI Endorse Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam
NEW ZEALAND - DairyNZ, the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) yesterday endorsed the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam, marking New Zealand’s commitment towards global sustainable dairy development....
View news from European Union IFA Meets EU Officials to Strongly Object to Mercosur Trade Deal
EU - IFA President Joe Healy and National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods met with the EU Chief negotiator for Mercosur and senior officials in Commissioner Malmstrom’s Cabinet in Brussels last week to outline Ireland’s strong opposition to any offer...
View news from Slovakia New Dairy Farms to be Among Biggest in Central Europe
SLOVAKIA - An agricultural cooperative in Bzovík (Banská Bystrica Region) will invest €6 million in constructing one of the biggest dairy farms in central Europe....
View news from Taiwan Taiwan Lifts Import Ban on Japanese Beef
TAIWAN - Taiwan’s food safety authority has lifted its 16-year-old import ban on Japanese beef....
View news from United States Dairy Processors Stretched by Milk Production Gains
US - Every year, US dairy farmers produce 3 billion more pounds of milk than the year before. ...
View news from Canada Farmers Advised to Adjust to Higher Canadian Dollar
CANADA - The Chief Agricultural Economist with FCC is advising farmers to be prepared for the impact of increasing interest rates on the value of the Canadian dollar, writes Bruce Cochrane....
19 September 2017
View news from United States CME: Significant Increase in Pace of Cow/Bull Slaughter
US - While hog producers have shown few signs of liquidation, the pace of cow/bull slaughter has increased significantly in the last three months, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Ireland IFA Says Positive Change in Sterling Must be Reflected in Higher Cattle Price
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the positive change in sterling from 92p back to 88p must be reflected in stronger cattle prices back to farmers....
View news from Global New UN Report Says World Hunger on the Rise Again
GLOBAL - After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, says a new edition of the annual United Nations report on world food security and nutrition...
View news from European Union Copa and Cogeca Hit Out at Plans to Include Beef in Next Round of Trade
EU - As trade liberalsiing talks between the EU and Latin American trade bloc Mercosur intensify, Copa and Cogeca hit out at plans to include beef in a potential trade deal with Mercosur, warning it would threaten quality EU beef supplies, growth and...
View news from United Kingdom Dairy Industry Urged to Make Most of Brexit Opportunities
UK - There are huge opportunities for UK dairy after leaving the EU but the industry must shape up in order to exploit them effectively....
View news from United States Trusted Rancher Recordkeeping Tool Soon Available for 2018
US - A pocket-sized recordkeeping tool used by cattle producers for more than 30 years will be available for the 2018 year starting 2 October 2017. ...
View news from Ethiopia Largest Ever Micro-insurance Payout Made to Ethiopian Pastoralists
ETHIOPIA - More than 2,250 pastoralists received insurance payouts following the extremely poor rains this year in southern Ethiopia....
View news from New Zealand Westland Milk Shareholders to Vote on Shrinking Board
NEW ZEALAND - Westland Milk Products shareholders are to vote on shrinking the board and improving selection processes after criticism that followed the cooperative's $14.5 million loss last year....
View news from United States USDA Announces TRQ Reallocations for US Dairy Importers
US - The US Department of Agriculture published last week a list of licenses that were unused by US dairy importers under the 2017 tariff-rate quota (TRQ) system. ...
View news from Taiwan Taiwan to Lift 14-Year Beef Import Ban
TAIWAN - Taiwan is to lift a 14-year ban on beef imports from Japan, Sweden and the Netherlands, Ministry of Health and Welfare officials said on Friday....
18 September 2017
View news from United States CME: Beef Prices Down in August; Retail Prices Expected to Ease Further
US - The sharp decline in belly prices has been astounding (down 50 per cent in the last few weeks). But it also makes a bit more sense once you take a step back and look at the extreme volatility in this product during the last few years, writes Steiner...
View news from Ireland IFA Meets Agri Minister on Beef, Brexit and Budget
IRELAND - An IFA livestock delegation led by the President Joe Healy met last week with Agriculture Minister Michael Creed in Dublin to highlight the severe income and price pressure on cattle farmers....
 
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