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30 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Live Cattle Exports Key to Better Prices, Union Says
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - The President of the Ulster Farmers’ Union , Barclay Bell, says the live export of cattle from Northern Ireland to Great Britain must be encouraged and supported to help boost beef farmers' incomes....
View news from United States CME: US Beef Exports Gaining Ground in Asia
US - With meat supplies expanding for all proteins exports take an increasingly important role, according to the latest Daily Livestock Report published by Steiner Consulting Group....
View news from United States Economic Contribution of Export Trade of US Grain
US - Exports of grain and grain products generated $74.7 billion in annual economic output and added $82 billion in value to the United States’ economy in 2014, according to an Informa Economics IEG study commissioned by the US Grains Council. ...
29 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Vitamin D Could Help Control Bovine TB in Wild Animal Hosts
UK - Research published in the journal Research in Veterinary Science reveals that vitamin D supplementation reduces the incidence and severity of tuberculosis (TB) in wild boar and red deer....
View news from United Kingdom TB Workshops Aim to Help Official Vets Advise Farm Clients
UK - A series of regional TB workshops has been announced to help Official Veterinarians (OVs) provide evidence-based advice to their farm clients on protecting their herds from TB....
View news from United Kingdom Weighing Heifers Vital as Grass Quality Takes Toll
UK - This season’s reduced grazing quality has taken its toll on heifer growth rates meaning that regular weighing and appropriate supplementation will be a must this autumn to keep heifers on track, according to levy board AHDB Dairy....
28 September 2016
View news from New Zealand New Zealand's Beef Promotion Efforts Change Tack to Focus on New Markets
NEW ZEALAND - The story of New Zealand farming and its farmers will be at the heart of Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s new market development strategy targeting new and emerging markets....
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Urge More Action on Dairy Farm Cash Flow
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers' Association National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary has said ministers must show far greater urgency in matching funding and utilising the €11.1m EU aid package to support dairy farmers’ very badly stressed cash flows....
View news from European Union Thousands of Farmers Join EU Scheme to Reduce Milk Production
EU - The EU's Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has announced that the €150 million Milk Production Reduction Scheme, which he announced in July, has been almost fully subscribed....
27 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Hard Discounters Continue to Improve Liquid Milk Share
UK - The hard discounters (Aldi & Lidl) have continued to increase their market share of liquid milk, largely at the expense of the top five multiple retailers and independents, according to UK levy board AHDB Dairy....
View news from United Kingdom Big Data Shows Weak Link Between Badgers and Cattle for TB Spread
UK - The largest simulation to date of the numbers of cattle and badgers infected with tuberculosis (TB) casts serious doubts about the extent to which badgers cause TB in cattle, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)....
View news from United States CME: Cattle on Feed Results Neutral to Slightly Bearish for Market
US - USDA released on Friday the results of its monthly surveys covering feedlots with +1000 head capacity (fed cattle supply) and the survey of refrigerated warehouses (freezer/cooler stocks). ...
26 September 2016
View news from United States CME: How Will China Reopening to Exports Affect US Beef Markets?
US - After 13 years, China is getting ready to open its doors to US beef, a welcome development given the increasingly important role that China now has in global beef trade, according to the latest Daily Livestock Report published by Steiner Consulting...
View news from United Kingdom Union Concerned Over Scottish Government Cattle Movement Changes
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish Government has announced that significant changes to Scotland’s system of recording cattle movements are to be introduced at the end of the year....
View news from Canada Canada Signs New Agreements to Boost Beef Exports to China
CANADA - Canada and China have signed agreements supporting the export of beef, the agriculture and trade ministers have announced....
View news from United States China Moves to Reopen Market to US Beef
US - China has announced it will lift its ban on US beef following a recently concluded review of the US supply system. ...
View news from United States North American Cattle Markets Starting to Calm Down
NORTH AMERICA - The extreme volatility in North American cattle markets over the past 12 to 18 months has surprised many market analysts, but most believe that the extreme swings are over, and there will continue to be steady, downward movement on cattle...
23 September 2016
View news from United States Glowing Bacteria Could Improve Food Safety
US - Scientists looking for traces of a type of E. coli bacteria contamination in foods soon could have a new detection method on their hands - turning off the lights to see if the bacteria glow in the dark....
View news from United Kingdom Liver Fluke Control Plans Essential as Weather Creates High Risk
UK - Farmers are warned to be proactive with liver fluke management this autumn to ensure no adverse effects on cattle performance are seen, given the high liver fluke risk this year....
View news from United Kingdom Migrant Labour Shortage Post-Brexit Could Mean Structural Change for Farming
UK - The potential reduction in migrant labour post-Brexit may catalyse structural change in the agricultural and horticultural sectors, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)....
View news from United States CME: Cattle on Feed Inventory Expected to Remain Level
US - The September Cattle on Feed report will be released by USDA-NASS tomorrow, according to the latest Daily Livestock Report is published by Steiner Consulting Group....
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Results Positive News for New Zealand's Dairy Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy company Fonterra’s annual results will increase certainty and security for dairy farmers, in what has been a positive week for the industry, according to New Zealand's Federated Farmers....
22 September 2016
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Farmers Urged to 'Lock In' Price Gains with Good Pasture Use
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy organisation DairyNZ is encouraging farmers to lock in the gains achieved in the past two seasons, as a pasture-first farm system will continue to provide payback as the milk price rises....
View news from United Kingdom New Techniques Can Detect Fraudsters Mixing Horse into Beef Burgers
UK - Shoppers can be more confident that their burgers are the real deal following a new method of testing for meat fraud developed at the Institute of Food Research on the Norwich Research Park....
View news from United States CME: US to Receive First Beef Exports from Brazil
US - Media has reported that several beef producing facilities in Brazil have been approved to export fresh beef to the US, according to the latest CME Daily Livestock Report from Steiner Consulting Group....
View news from Global World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
GLOBAL - World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge agreed by 193 countries at the United Nations headquarters in New York yesterday....
21 September 2016
View news from United States Selective Dry Cow Therapy - Is It Right for Your Dairy?
ANALYSIS - Dr Pamela Ruegg, extension milk quality veterinarian for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, speaks about new concepts in the use of dry cow therapy, especially the concept of selective dry cow therapy....
 
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