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14 June 2018
CME: March Beef Supplies Down Compared to Year Earlier
US - Supplies of beef normally marketed in the form of hamburgers or processed meats such as sausages and deli meats have been rising since 2011, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
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Senate Committee Vote a 'Positive Step' for 2018 Farm Bill
US - Yesterday, the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee held a mark-up of the Senate version of the 2018 Farm Bill. The Committee voted to advance the bill on a 20-1 vote....
MP Launches APPG Inquiry into Dairy Exports, Opportunities
UK - The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dairy, headed by Scott Mann MP, has launched a new inquiry to look at the future of dairy exports....
CFIA Efforts for Release of SFCR Commended
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council (CMC) congratulates and applauds the efforts of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on the historic publication of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR). ...
NFUS Welcomes Milk Price Moves
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed positive milk price moves in recent weeks and believes that commodity prices indicate that a farmgate price of 30p per litre is achievable....
13 June 2018
CME: WASDE Report Forecasts Reduced Beef Production for 2018
US - USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist released their monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report yesterday, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Farmers Disappointed that Bonuses Not Fully Included in May Price
IRELAND - Reacting to the announcement by Lakeland and Glanbia that, while holding the base milk price, they would respectively eliminate and reduce the bonuses paid in April, IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said farmers would be disappointed,...
Livestock Farmers Urged to Use Correct Injection Sites
UK - Farmers may be losing money by incorrectly injecting livestock and damaging carcase value, a survey carried out by AHDB Beef & Lamb has revealed....
Bandung Beef Prices Remain Stable Ahead of Idul Fitri
INDONESIA - While Idul Fitri draws ever nearer, the price of beef in Bandung, West Java, has remained normal at Rp 80,000 (US$5.72) per kilogram for frozen beef and Rp 120,000 for fresh beef....
Dairy Farmers Slam Duty Cut of Powdered Milk
BANGLADESH - Dairy farmers have expressed deep concern over a budget proposal that cut import duty of powdered milk by 10 percentage points, saying it could open the floodgates to foreign products....
Workshop for Kuwaiti Chefs, Importers Shares Advantages of US Beef
KUWAIT - Attracting major food importers and some of the Middle East’s leading chefs, USMEF hosted a US beef training workshop in Kuwait designed to create interest in alternative beef cuts. The workshop at the Radisson Blu Hotel was funded by the Beef...
12 June 2018
Positive News on Live Cattle Exports, IFA Reports
TURKEY - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the live exports trade has performed very positively in 2018 with exports up 25 per cent to 154,650 head....
AHDB Launches Farm Data Sharing Project
UK - Creating a best practice guide to sharing farm data is the focus of a new consultation launched by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)....
China Aims to Improve Dairy Industry
CHINA - China on Monday unveiled guidelines to make a series of improvements to its dairy industry....
11 June 2018
IFA Reports Push Back Against Factory Attempts to Undermine Cattle Price
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers should push back hard on the propaganda from agents and the factories on price and insist on full value for their stock....
08 June 2018
CME: April Red Meat Exports Prove Excellent
US - April red meat exports were excellent. The early Easter may have helped, adding more work days to the month compared to a holiday shortened month last year, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
IFA Urges Push Back Factory Attempts to Undermine Cattle Price
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers should push back hard on the propaganda from agents and the factories on price and insist on full value for their stock....
China's Farm Produce Prices Continue to Climb
CHINA - China's farm produce prices continued to climb in the week ending 3 June due to recovering pork prices, according to data from the Ministry of Commerce....
Beef + Lamb NZ Proposes Levies Increase
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) yesterday launched consultation on a proposal to increase sheepmeat and beef levies to accelerate investment in a range of key programmes....
Development of SL Dairy Industry to be Self-sufficient
SRI LANKA - A meeting was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, regarding development of the local dairy industry and consumption to plan out a program becoming country self- sufficient in dairy products...
Starbucks Extends Strategic Partnership with Arla Foods
GLOBAL - After seven years of a successful business partnership, Starbucks has a new strategic licensing agreement with the farmer-owned dairy cooperative Arla Foods. ...
Pune Dairy Farmers Reel Under Low Prices
INDIA - Since August, dairies have started slashing procurement price for farmers, as they cited a slump in global prices of Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) and imposition of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on byproducts....
Dairy Prices Push FAO Food Price Index Up in May
GLOBAL - Global agricultural food commodity prices rose in May, with dairy prices jumping significantly. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 176.2 points during the month, up 1.2 per cent from April....
07 June 2018
CME: June Delivery Month for Fed Cattle, Futures Market Participants
US - June is a delivery month for fed cattle and futures market participants, who normally watch cash prices pretty closely, will focus on those numbers even more, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Strong April for US Beef Exports
US - April exports of US pork, beef and lamb were sharply higher than a year ago in both volume and value, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF. ...
FrieslandCampina's Marum-sourced Edam Cheese Reaches Centenary
NETHERLANDS - The FrieslandCampina cheese plant in Marum, Groningen (NL) is celebrating its centennial this year. ...
06 June 2018
Survey Reveals More Dairy Farmers Feeling Financial Pressure
NEW ZEALAND - More farmers are feeling under financial pressure, and satisfaction with their banks has slipped, the May 2018 Federated Farmers’ Banking Survey shows....
 
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