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25 June 2019
CME: 14.5%/More Increase in US Corn Price Likely
US - According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc., the assumption is often made that when feedstuff costs increase dramatically that a response in the livestock and poultry sectors is to lower carcass (dressed) weight. Basic economics suggests...
Vietnam to Develop Cattle Breeding, Officials Say
VIETNAM - Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien said in the first half of this year, despite many difficulties, especially the outbreak of African swine fever which has caused heavy losses in the livestock sector, the sector...
Growing Number of Farmers Equals Higher Level of Animal Welfare, Climate and Nature
NETHERLANDS - Since mid-December 2018, the moment that the first Campina milk and yoghurt cartons carrying the broad, independent 'On the way to PlanetProof' sustainability quality mark were introduced in the refrigerated section, the quality mark has...
Commission Stance on South American Trade Deal Not Credible, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy led IFA National Officers and members of the IFA Livestock Committee in a protest at the EU Commission offices in Dublin yesterday over the hypocrisy of the Commission doing a trade deal with South America....
24 June 2019
CME: May Beef Production Higher Than a Year Ago
US - The official USDA-NASS statistics for US beef, pork and poultry production were released last Thursday, giving us the slaughter and production picture for the month of May, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Presidential Candidates Called Upon to Increase Fairness for Family Farmers
US - Last week (Thursday, 20 June), 35 farm and food organisations called on elected officials and candidates running for office to address the disproportionate market power held by the giant agribusinesses that dominate livestock and poultry markets....
Arla Foods Amba Confirms Hold for July Milk Price
UK - Arla Foods amba’s on account price for conventional and organic milk for July 2019 will remain unchanged. ...
Seven Signatories of Letter Ignore Inconvenient Truth About Brazil, Says IFA
EU - Speaking from Brussels on Saturday (22 June), IFA President Joe Healy accused the seven Prime Ministers who signed a letter to Jean Claude Juncker backing a trade deal with South American countries of making a mockery of European farmers and the...
IFA Protest at EU Commission Office Over Sellout to South America
IRELAND - Yesterday (Sunday, 23 July), IFA President Joe Healy revealed plans to lead IFA National Officers and members of the IFA Livestock Committee in a protest at the EU Commission offices in Dublin at 8am this morning over the double standards of...
QMS Urges Industry to Back Meat With Integrity Campaign
SCOTLAND, UK - Four farmers were unveiled on Friday, 21 June, as among the "faces" of Quality Meat Scotland’s new "Meat With Integrity" campaign, which launches next month....
21 June 2019
CME: Drought Pressure Minimal for Much of US
US - Drought pressure appears to be minimal for much of the country at this time and, combined with good moisture conditions earlier in the spring, it has resulted in one of the best pasture conditions of the last 25 years, according to Steiner Consulting...
Member States Agree to Commission Proposal to Support Irish Beef Producers Impacted by Market Uncertainty
EU - EU Member States yesterday agreed to a proposal from the European Commission to make €50 million available to Irish beef farmers, which can be matched by national funds to reach a maximum of €100 million....
Time for Taoiseach to Tell EU Council Ireland Will Not Ratify a Bad Mercosur Deal, Says IFA
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar must tell his fellow leaders at this week’s EU Council that Ireland will not ratify a bad Mercosur deal....
Brexit Survey Shows Ongoing Uncertainty is Eroding Confidence Levels in Scottish Agriculture
SCOTLAND, UK - Ongoing uncertainty around the Brexit process and a lack of clarity and direction on future policy and funding is eroding the confidence of Scotland’s farmers and crofters....
Future of Dairy Industry in Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish dairy farmers are being urged to attend meetings on the future of dairy farming in Scotland being held in early July. ...
Post-Soviet Food System Changes Lead to GHG Reductions
NATIONS OF FORMER SOVIET UNION - Changes in agriculture, trade, food production and consumption after the collapse of the Soviet Union led to a large reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, a new study has found....
Red Meat Industry Urged to Unite to Cascade Positive Messages
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) remains totally focused on supporting the Scottish red meat industry during this period of continued political uncertainty and unprecedented challenge on many fronts....
20 June 2019
CME: 1 June Supply of Cattle on Feed Expected to be Up
US - USDA-NASS will issue on Friday, 21 June, the results of its monthly survey of feedlot operations with a capacity of +1000 head, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Milk Price Forecast Down for 2019-20 Season
NEW ZEALAND - Market analyst company NZX has revised its milk price forecast down for the 2019-20 season, after this week's drop in global dairy commodity prices....
Uganda Dairy Sector Performing Below Full Potential
UGANDA - Ugandan dairy farmers are producing 2.4 billion litres of milk annually instead of 10 billion due to livestock diseases, low uptake of high grade exotic cattle, a high rate of failure for artificial insemination, limited access to extension services...
Meal Kits Featuring US Pork, Beef Showcased at Seoul Food
SOUTH KOREA - Placing a special emphasis on home meal replacement (HMR) and other convenience-style meal kits made with US pork and beef, USMEF participated in Seoul Food 2019, the largest food trade show in South Korea and one of the top four in Asia....
€100m Beef Fund Cleared in Brussels for Payment to Farmers
EU - Following the passing of the EU regulation on the €100m Brexit beef fund in Brussels today, IFA President Joe Healy said Minister Creed must ensure the funding is paid out to the farmers who have incurred the losses and need it most, as soon as...
19 June 2019
£230m Boost for British Beef as China Agrees to Market Access
CHINA - British beef could be served on Chinese dinner plates by the end of the year, following an agreement reached today between China and the UK....
Costs, Weather Hit Dairy Farmer Confidence and Profits
AUSTRALIA - Costs are crippling the nation's dairy farmers with only a third positive about the future of the industry....
Dairy Sector Seeks Withdrawal of Taxes
PAKISTAN - The Pakistan Dairy Association (PDA) has written a letter to the Prime Minister and Adviser to the Prime Minister requesting the withdrawal of a 10-percent sales tax on Fat Filled Milk products classified under the Eighth Schedule of the Sales...
'Its Time to Reform US Dairy Industry,' Says NFU
US - June is National Dairy Month, making it a good time to highlight the important role family dairies play in the global food system, while also reflecting on the economic difficulties that America’s dairy farmers are currently facing....
IFA Welcomes Changes to BDGP Scheme
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed of the simplification to some of the requirements for the Beef Data and Genomics Programme....
18 June 2019
Serbian Pork, Dairy Products Soon to be Exported to China
SERBIA - Serbian Agriculture Minister Branislav Nedimovic and Deputy Head of China's General Administration of Customs Zhang Jiwen signed on Monday in Belgrade agreements enabling exports of Serbian pork and dairy products to China as well as a memorandum...
 
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