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15 August 2018
View news from New Zealand Another Hefty Fine for Dairy Pollution
NEW ZEALAND - An Ōtorohanga farmer has been convicted and fined a total of $57,000 for discharging dairy effluent into the environment. This hefty fine comes within a week of a $41,000 fine imposed on a Reporoa farmer, also for dairy pollution....
View news from United Kingdom Call for 'Stability and Simplicity' to Look Further into the Future
SCOTLAND, UK - In an extensive and comprehensive response to the consultation: 'Stability and Simplicity: Proposals for Rural Funding Transition Period', the National Farmers' Union Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s intent but urged it...
View news from Japan Japanese Wagyu Beef Faces Challenge in Australian Market
JAPAN - Japanese luxury wagyu beef faces a challenge in making inroads into the Australian market, where meat from locally grown crossbred wagyu has already established a presence. ...
View news from Mongolia Tomsk-based Companies Show Interest in Mongolian Beef Imports
MONGOLIA - Within the framework of Memorandum of Cooperation between the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI) and Tomsk Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a bilateral business meeting was held yesterday (14 August) in MNCCI. The...
View news from United Kingdom New AHDB Yearbook Highlights Beef, Lamb Statistics
UK - Livestock farmers have access to a range of beef and lamb statistics available in the 2018 cattle and sheep yearbook....
View news from China Alibaba Eyes Revamp in Food Sector
CHINA - After taking the lion's share of China's e-commerce sector, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is looking to revamp the food sector by addressing the imbalance between supply and demand....
View news from Australia Dairy Company Renews Distribution Agreement with CSFA Shanghai
AUSTRALIA - Australia's a2 Milk Company has renewed its strategic arrangement with China State Farm Holding Shanghai (CSFA Shanghai) on Tuesday....
View news from China Anthrax Cases Reported in North China
CHINA - Twenty people have been confirmed to be infected with cutaneous anthrax in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, local authorities said Tuesday....
14 August 2018
View news from United States CME: Initial Slaughter Estimate During W33 Up from Prior Week
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. provides a recap of last week's beef cattle market....
View news from United Kingdom EuroDairy's 'Antibiotics Anonymous' Final Meeting
UK - For the last two years, thirty forward thinking farmers have participated in multiple action-groups across South-West England, aiming to reduce their use of on-farm antibiotics....
View news from Mongolia Spread of Anthrax Suspected in Inner Mongolia; Suspected Victims in Stable Condition
MONGOLIA - Eight people may have been infected with anthrax in Tongliao, the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, during a suspected outbreak in cattle, local authorities said....
13 August 2018
View news from Global Time for Dairies to Switch from Blanket Dry Cow Therapy To Selective Therapy?
Dairies in the Netherlands are required by law to use selective dry cow therapy. The idea was to reduce antibiotic use, however, the industry has been surprised by the unexpected benefits they've experienced on-farm. ...
View news from United States CME: Drop in Slaughter Cow Prices in W1 of August
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports that according to USDA-Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS), slaughter cow prices in the first week in August dropped below $50 per cwt....
View news from United States NCBA Reaffirms Unwavering Support for Beef Checkoff
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is fully committed to the Beef Checkoff Program and the state beef councils who carry out necessary demand-building programs on behalf of the industry....
View news from Pakistan Meeting Called for Development of Dairy Sector
PAKISTAN - The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore, in collaboration with the Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Department, organised a consultative meeting for the development of the dairy sector of Pakistan....
View news from Bangladesh Shortage of Cattle this Eid Most Unlikely
BANGLADESH - The country is unlikely to face a shortage of cattle during the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha as the supply of locally-reared cattle is quite enough to meet the demand for sacrificial animals, say officials....
View news from Korea, South Franchise Show in Korea Provides Opportunities for US Red Meat
SOUTH KOREA - US pork and beef products used for Korean barbecue dishes were highlighted by USMEF during International Franchise Seoul, one of the longest-running exhibitions for South Korea’s franchising sector....
10 August 2018
View news from United Kingdom Lord Duncan Lends Support to Butchers 'Save a Life' Initiative
SCOTLAND, UK - UK Government Minister Lord Duncan joined the team of staff in a Kinross butchers shop this week to congratulate them on leading the way on a national initiative to raise money for community defibrillators....
View news from Ireland Ag Dept to Permanently Monitor Carcass Trim in Meat Plants, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said Department of Agriculture technical officers will monitor carcass trim in the meat factories on behalf of farmers on a constant daily basis from later this year....
09 August 2018
View news from United States CME: Spike in Cattle Trade Receipt Volume During July
US - Weekly feeder cattle receipt volumes continued above year ago levels in July, according to USDA-Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS), reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Ireland IFA: FMP Welcomes Retailer Moves to Support Irish Liquid Milk Hit by Drought
IRELAND - IFA President, Joe Healy, has acknowledged the move by retailer Iceland, to support Irish liquid milk farmers, who are experiencing extreme financial pressure as a result of the extended drought this summer....
08 August 2018
View news from United States CME: Approx. 20% of Continental US in State of Severe Drought
US - USDA NASS has released the "Crop Progress" report updating field conditions for major crops and seasonally - May through October - pasture and range conditions, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Romania Bovine Babesiosis Outbreaks Reported in Romania
ROMANIA - Dr Geronimo Raducu Branescu, President Secretary of State Chief Veterinary Officer at the National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority has reported four outbreaks of bovine babesiosis, also known as Redwater or Tick Fever, in the city...
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Posts Sharp Drop in July
GLOBAL - Global agricultural food commodity prices fell sharply in July, as all the major traded items posted notable declines, led by dairy and sugar....
View news from Global Cargill’s 2018 Annual Report Highlights Commitment to Vibrant Food, Agriculture
GLOBAL - Following one of Cargill's best financial performances, the company launched its 2018 annual report yesterday (7 August). The report outlines a year of activating tomorrow’s solutions to nourish the world....
View news from Israel Tara Follows Tnuva in Raising Dairy Product Prices
ISRAEL - Tara Dairies is following in the footsteps of Tnuva by raising prices of its products that are not subject to price controls. ...
View news from Global Middle East Events Showcase US Beef
JORDAN & LEBANON - Educating consumers and foodservice operators in the Middle East about the quality and flavor of US beef was the focus of USMEF activities recently held in Jordan and Lebanon. ...
07 August 2018
View news from United States CME: June Data Reveals Beef, Veal Exports Up Compared to a Year Ago
US - USDA-ERS released monthly trade on a carcass weight basis yesterday that continued to show very strong US beef and veal exports, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
 
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