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26 May 2017
CME: Total Beef Shipments During W20 Up About 3%
US - The latest official monthly export data available is for the month of March and we will have to wait until 2 June for the April data to become available, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Call for Congress to Address 'Sue and Settle' Abuse
US - If family ranching operations and rural economies are going to survive another generation, Congress must address the problem of so-called "sue and settle" abuse. That’s the message that Darcy Helmick, Land Manager for Simplot Land & Livestock,...
Beef + Lamb NZ Welcomes Budget Biosecurity Investment
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ), on behalf of sheep and beef farmers, has welcomed the Government’s additional investment in biosecurity, announced in the Budget yesterday....
Strong Cattle Trade Evident
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the cattle trade remains reasonably strong with the base price for steers at €4.10 and some top prices of €4.15/4.20. ...
IFA Meets EU Commissioner on Brazilian Meat Scandal
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods met the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis in Dublin this week and reiterated the IFA’s strong views on the Brazilian meat scandal....
Renegotiating NAFTA Leaves Room for Optimism
CANADA - The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute suggests, as the renegotiation of NAFTA gets underway, a key message to the United States must be that Canada is a fair trading partner and a strong ally, Bruce Cochrane writes....
Central Govt Bans Cattle Sales for Slaughter at Animal Markets
INDIA - The Central government on Thursday banned the sale of cows and buffaloes for slaughter at animal markets across India....
Belarus to Build Commercial Dairy Farm in Egypt; Plans to Supply Belarusian Beef, Poultry Underway
EGYPT - Belarus has plans to build a 1,000-head commercial dairy farm in Egypt, Aleksei Bogdanov, the head of the main division for foreign economic affairs at the Agriculture and Food Ministry of Belarus, told the media on 25 May....
25 May 2017
CME: Participants Actively Preparing for COF Report
US - The next "Cattle on Feed" report will be released during trading hours on Friday, which is a bit unusual and something that market participants likely are actively preparing for, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Union Disappointment at Latest 'Stall and Fall' in Milk Prices
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has called the latest stall and fall in milk prices as disappointing and ill-judged....
Pakistan Values Partnership with OIE for Livestock Development, Says Minister
FRANCE - Pakistan greatly values its partnership with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) for its livestock development, disease control and overall poverty alleviation....
MOC: China to Expand Imports from US
CHINA - China will increase imports from the United States in wide-ranging areas including agricultural products, energy and high-tech equipment, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Thursday....
24 May 2017
Free Trade Must be Maintained in Brexit, Say Unions
IRELAND - Livestock representatives from the UK Farming Unions and the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) have met in Belfast to discuss Brexit and the trade implications for the livestock sector....
US President's Budget an Assault on Farm Safety Net, Rural Communities, Says NFU
US - President Donald J. Trump issued a detailed fiscal year 2018 federal budget proposal yesterday (23 May), recommending drastic cuts to agricultural and rural related agencies and programmes....
Fall Calving Season May Yield Higher Returns for Southeastern Beef Producers
US - The vast majority of cow-calf producers in Tennessee and the Southeast using a defined calving season have long favored spring calving; however, researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have evaluated the risk and returns...
Alliance Boosts Chinese Dairy Industry
CHINA - Despite considerable improvements in the safety and quality of domestic dairy products following the melamine scandal of 2008, China's dairy farmers still face challenges....
Dealers Threaten to Stop Bringing Cattle to Lagos
NIGERIA - Cattle dealers, butchers and other stakeholders at the Oko-Oba Abattoir in Agege, Lagos State, have threatened to ensure that no cattle were brought to Lagos State until the state government compensate them for the Sunday demolition at the abattoir....
Dairy Cows Serve as Surrogate Moms for Wagyu Beef Cattle
JAPAN - A start-up in Mie Prefecture is attempting to beef up the breeding of famed "wagyu" cattle through surrogate birthing by Holstein dairy cows in Hokkaido....
23 May 2017
CME: Fed Cattle Futures on W20/2017 Close on Firm Note
US - Fed cattle futures closed last week on a firm note, with the August contract up 140 points and the Jun-Aug spread now at the lowest point since last November, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Cattlemen Applaud Gov Branstad's Confirmation as Ambassador to China
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has applauded the confirmation of Governor Terry Branstad as Ambassador to China, saying that he is the "ideal person to help facilitate the US beef industry’s return to the Chinese market."...
Cattle Prices Continue to Strengthen
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices are continuing to strengthen with the base price for steers having moved up to a minimum of €4.10 all round and some prices of €4.15 to €4.20 paid....
US, China Accelerate Beef Talks; Deal Possible by Early June
US & CHINA - Talks on restarting US beef exports to China are moving fast and final details should be in place by early June, the US Department of Agriculture said on Friday, allowing US farmers to vie for business that has been lost by rival Brazil....
Dairy Development Minister: UP Govt to Focus on Popularising Cow Milk
INDIA - In a bid to revive the dairy industry in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to popularise cow milk and by-products of milk. ...
Pakistan’s Dairy Exports Far Below Expectation
PAKISTAN - Pakistan ranks as the fourth-highest milk producing nation in the world as dairy farming is one of the biggest industries in Pakistan with an estimated 42 million tonnes of milk production per year, having an 11.30 per cent share in the gross...
Nutramix Introduces Milking Machines for Dairy Farmers
JAMAICA - Drink Real Milk (DRM) conceptualiser Nutramix has introduced milking machine which is expected to significantly reduce milk production time for farmers, improve the quality of milk produced and positively impact earnings....
22 May 2017
CME: Latest Data on Fed Cattle Weights a Shocker
US - The latest data on fed cattle weights was a real shocker, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Cattle Prices on the Up
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said cattle price are increasing again this week, with reports of €4.10 to as high as €4.20 base offered for steers and €4.20 to €4.30 offered for heifers....
China, US Think Tanks Hold Seminar on Bilateral Trade Relations
US & CHINA - Analysts from China and the United States participated in a seminar discussing Sino-US relations and bilateral trade in Beijing from Thursday....
 
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