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19 February 2018
View news from United States CME: Negative Erosion for Beef, Pork Demand During Depths of 2010 Recession
US - Long-time readers of this newsletter are well aware of the critical distinction that US per capita beef consumption is NOT the same as domestic beef demand, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Zimbabwe VP Chiwenga to Unveil Livestock Revival Project
ZIMBABWE - Vice President General Constantino Chiwenga (Retired) is expected to launch the livestock revitalisation programme in Insiza. ...
View news from Hungary Aldi Buys Hungarian Dairy Brand
HUNGARY - The Hungarian unit of German-owned discount chain Aldi has purchased the Kokárdás brand of the Hungarian dairy producer Alföldi Tej, the two companies announced on Friday....
View news from Pakistan Dairy Farmers Say Commissioner’s Unavailability May Worsen Milk Crisis
PAKISTAN - The issue of milk prices in Karachi further deteriorating as Karachi Commissioner Ejaz Ahmed Khan is ignoring the cattle farmers for the last three weeks and not giving time to resolve this issue....
View news from India Ananda Dairy Eyes 30% Rise in Turnover During FY'19
INDIA - Ananda Dairy is eyeing over 30 per cent increase in turnover to Rs 2,000 crore in the next financial year as it expands retail footprint as well as product portfolio....
View news from Rwanda Dairy Farmers Welcome Milk Price Regulation
RWANDA - Dairy farmers have welcomed last week’s directive on milk price regulation by the Ministry of Trade and Industry. The farmers say the regulation would protect them from unscrupulous buyers....
View news from Thailand Event Marks Return of US Bone-in Beef to Thailand
THAILAND - Marking the return of US bone-in beef to Thailand after a 14-year absence, USMEF partnered with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) office in Bangkok to host a reception and dinner that encouraged local meat importers to meet with potential...
16 February 2018
View news from Sri Lanka Fonterra’s Dairy Programme Surpasses Rs. 3B in Three Years
SRI LANKA - Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka, the dairy co-operative behind Anchor, recently surpassed the Rs. 3 billion investment-mark in its commitment to build a thriving local dairy industry and boosting the availability of high quality, local dairy nutrition...
View news from European Union Call for Agriculture Not to be Sold off in EU Trade Talks with Mercosur
EU - Copa and Cogeca sent a letter to EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker yesterday opposing the EU move to give further concessions on agriculture in return for gains in other economic sectors to the Latin American Trade bloc Mercosur....
View news from New Zealand DIRA Bill Good Move for Dairy Industry
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers is pleased to see that the Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill (DIRA) has finally made it through Parliament....
View news from European Union Lifetime parasite control plans increase dairy profitability says Boehringer Ingelheim
Taking a ‘whole life’ approach to parasite control can optimise dairy cow health and lifetime profitability according to Boehringer Ingelheim, the makers of IVOMEC®Classic Pour On and EPRINEX® Pour On....
View news from Bangladesh Dairy Farmers Protest as Milk Vita Halts Collection in Natore
BANGLADESH - The dairy cooling centre of Milk Vita in Natore has halted collection of milk until further notice, for not meeting the acceptable quality standard and quota....
View news from Zimbabwe Tea Company Planning Venture in Cattle Ranching
ZIMBABWE - Tanganda Tea Company, a subsidiary of Meikles, is planning to venture into beef production and will approach the government for land that will go into cattle ranching....
View news from Nigeria Falgore Grazing Reserve to Cater to Cattle
NIGERIA - It has been reported that the Kano State Government has said that the proposed grazing reserve in Falgore game reserve has the capacity to cater to over five million heads of cattle....
View news from New Zealand Taupo Beef and Lamb Starts Exporting Meat Range to Japan
NEW ZEALAND - Taupo Beef and Lamb has begun exporting its meat range to Japan....
15 February 2018
View news from United Kingdom Strong Year for UK Meat Exports
UK - Exports of red meat products from the UK surpassed the £1.2 billion mark in 2017, according to the latest figures from HMRC....
View news from United States CME: January Placements Extending Trend from December
US - A first glance at feedlot placement totals for the prior month usually starts with an analysis of weekly feeder cattle receipts collected by USDA-Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS), Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports....
View news from China FrieslandCampina Obtains Full Ownership of Friesland Huishan Dairy
CHINA - FrieslandCampina has acquired all remaining shares in Friesland Huishan Dairy (FHD). ...
View news from New Zealand Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill Passed
NEW ZEALAND - Provisions to manage Fonterra’s dominant position in New Zealand’s dairy markets will continue under changes to the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001 (DIRA)....
View news from Ireland More Bite in Cattle Trade in Factories, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said there was more bite in cattle prices this week at the factories with a base price for steers of €3.95/kg more common and €4.05/kg for heifers....
View news from Poland Gzella Becomes Part of Sokolow
POLAND - The Sokolow Group - one of the leading companies in the Polish meat market - has announced its intention to buy the companies belonging to the Gzella Meat Group, a well-known and valued meat producer in the northern part of Poland....
View news from Ukraine Ukraine Sees Decline in Cattle, Pig Numbers
UKRAINE - The number of cattle in Ukraine as of 1 February 2018 numbered 3.58 million head, which is 4.5 per cent down year-over-year (y-o-y)....
14 February 2018
View news from United States Variety of Ways Diagnostic Testing Assists Veterinarians, Producers
ANALYSIS - Dustin Oedekoven, state veterinarian for South Dakota, speaks about differences seen between large animal species regarding the use of diagnostic testing....
View news from United States CME: Beef Demand a Mild Positive Surprise so Far
US - Demand for beef has been a mild positive surprise so far this year, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom Development Opportunities for Beef Industry Advisers
UK - Advisers to the beef industry are being encouraged to hone their skills by taking part in the Developing Beef Expertise Programme....
View news from Myanmar Seminar Educates Myanmar Chefs About US Red Meat
MYANMAR - Demonstrating the versatility of US beef, pork and lamb, USMEF conducted a US meat seminar in Myanmar as part of USDA’s Global Based Initiative (GBI) program. ...
13 February 2018
View news from United States CME: Packer Margins Under Pressure in Recent Days
US - Packer margins have come under pressure in recent days, which has in turn negatively impacted the outlook for livestock prices in the short term, Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports....
View news from China China Reports Faster Farm Produce Prices Rise
CHINA - China's farm produce prices rose at a faster pace in the week ending Feb 11, the Ministry of Commerce said Tuesday....
 
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