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Thursday, April 17, 2014
View news from United States Cattle Futures: Markets Edge Higher, Wednesday
US - Cattle markets remain bullish following gains in live and feeder markets, reports TheCattleSite analyst Jim Wyckoff. ...
View news from European Union New Market Monitor Announced for European Milk
EU – The European Commission has announced a dairy market monitoring programme in anticipation of milk quotas being lifted next year....
View news from European Union How Can EU Food be Produced to Higher Welfare Standards?
ANALYSIS - A five year plan has been launched to encourage the production, sourcing and consumption of food and products from animals to be from higher welfare regimes across Europe....
View news from Canada Ag Minister Promotes Canadian Pork, Beef in South Korea
CANADA - A cooking demonstration has been held in Seoul for 100 guests, showcasing Canadian foods including beef, pork, lobster, canola oil and wheat....
View news from European Union Project Promises Better Food Safety in Europe
EU - The PROMISE project, set up in 2012, aims to improve food safety across the EU using a scientific approach focusing on microbiological risks and their mitigation....
View news from United States California Beef Processing Plant Faces Fine over Water Pollution
US - A National Beef slaughterhouse in Brawley California faces a fine of more than $3.7 million for water pollution violations....
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
View news from Spain Spanish Dairy Farmers Paid 16 Per Cent More in February
SPAIN – Farmers were paid 16 per cent more for milk produced in February 2014 than the previous year, a government review of the dairy sector has revealed....
View news from United Kingdom McDonald's Business Tool Saves Dorset Farmer £10,000
UK – A digital business tool from McDonald’s has assisted a Dorset farmer in saving almost £10,000 by improving efficiency in the daily running of his farm....
View news from United States Capitalise on Drought Culling With Shorter Calving
ANALYSIS - A call has gone out to Kansas ranchers to tighten up calving periods as a means of benefiting from drought culling....
View news from United States Cattle Futures: Contracts Falter, Tuesday
US - June live and May feeder cattle closed down Tuesday to $135.42 and $179.77, reports Jim Wyckoff, TheCattleSite analyst....
View news from Australia Australian Beef Export Values Rise
AUSTRALIA - Matching the highest February beef export volume on record, Australian beef export values during February reached A$533 million, up 39 per cent on last year....
View news from Mexico Positive Year Ahead for Mexico, but Full of Challenges, Says Rabobank
MEXICO - Mexico’s economic growth is gradually improving, but food consumption remains vulnerable to income and price effects, according to a report from Rabobank – "Mexico Agribusiness Outlook 2014: A positive year but full of challenges". ...
View news from China China's Tame Inflation Provides Ample Policy Room
CHINA - Increased food prices drove China's inflation at retail level to rise at a faster pace in March than the previous month, but the inflation pressure still remained subdued and gave policymakers enough room to mull economic policy action....
View news from Canada Collaborative Efforts to Promote Judicious Use of Antimicrobial Drugs in Food Animal Production
CANADA - Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a complex and evolving public health issue, involving many players in Canada and internationally. ...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
View news from United Kingdom New Dairy Cooperative Takes Shape on Sheffield's Doorstep
UK – Government money is empowering dairy farmers by supporting the development of a cooperative farm on the edge of one of Britain’s biggest cities....
View news from European Union No Time to Let European Beef Production Slip
EUROPE – European beef production should not fall according to domestic market demands, an industry spokesperson has said this week....
View news from United States Voluntary Withdrawal of Antimicrobials for Use in Food-Producing Animals
US - The US Food and Drug Administration is today announcing that five drug sponsors holding animal drug applications affected by Guidance For Industry (GFI) #213 have requested that FDA withdraw approval of a collective 19 animal drug applications because...
View news from Global Agriculture's Greenhouse Gas Emissions on the Rise
GLOBAL - New FAO estimates of greenhouse gas data show that emissions from agriculture, forestry and fisheries have nearly doubled over the past fifty years and could increase an additional 30 per cent by 2050, without greater efforts to reduce them....
View news from United States NFU Statement Safe, Accurate Food Labeling Act
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued a statement in opposition to H.R. 4432, The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014, sponsored by Reps. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., and G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C....
View news from United States Cattle Futures: Short Covering 'Tepid', Monday
US - Live futures settled near the session high yesterday on tepid short covering as traders sought bargains and the chart consolidated, reports TheCattleSite analyst, Jim Wyckoff. ...
Monday, April 14, 2014
View news from United States CME: Higher Placement Means Beef Supplies Increase
US - The latest USDA WASDE report contained a number of key revisions to both grain supply estimates and meat production forecasts, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
View news from New Zealand Getting Cows Fatter: Time is of the Essence
NEW ZEALAND - Adding condition to a cow requires feed and time, with many New Zealand farmers not drying off early enough....
View news from United States Weekly Cattle Summary: Exports Confirmed as Remaining High as WASDE Report Predicts 4.5 per cent Output Drop
US - March was the tenth consecutive month seeing cattle exports outstrip imports, an encouraging sign considering record beef prices, say Professors Ron Plain and Scott Brown at the University of Missouri. ...
View news from Ireland Weight Limits Snub Continental Breeds
IRELAND – Farming groups are preparing to lobby the government at a beef roundtable this week over processor specifications shunning higher yielding continental breeds....
View news from Netherlands Plants Host Pathogenic Bacteria from Livestock Farming
NETHERLANDS - Disease-causing bacteria resulting from livestock farming can contaminate food products and find their way to humans....
View news from United Kingdom Green Party Opposes 'Factory Farming', Live Animal Exports
UK - Top of the Green Party's manifesto priorities for the May elections is action against mega-farms and 'factory farming'; it also aims to ban live animal exports and put greater regulation on animal transportation. ...
View news from European Union Drought Measures, Milk Quotas on EU Ag Committee Agenda
EU - On the agenda for the upcoming Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting are weather-related crop difficulties in Cyprus and Latvia as well as legal aspects to the end of milk quotas....
View news from United States CME: Dramatic Rise in Beef, Pork Products
US - One of the puzzles for end users, traders and other participants in the beef and pork market is the dramatic rise in prices for some products in the first quarter of 2014, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
 
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