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09 March 2020
Total cattle, calves on 1 January 2020 down compared to a year ago
US - The publication on "US and Canadian Cattle" reported that combined total cattle and calves were 105.6 million head on 1 January 2020, down 0.6 percent from 1 January 2019, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Arla introduces new brand, plant-based products
UK - The farmer owned dairy cooperative Arla Foods enters plant-based drinks sector to offer oat-based options made only from natural ingredients....
Supply of prime cattle forecast to tighten throughout 2020
UK - Scotland’s calf registration during 2019 reached 552,700 head, the same as 2018 but 2.5 percent lower than in 2017, according to the latest market commentary by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
Angola receives 75,000 cattle from Chad as part of debt repayment
Official sources announce that Angola will receives a total of 75,000 head of cattle from Chad over the next six years as part of a debt payment from 2017. ...
07 March 2020
FAO report finds dip in February food prices due to coronavirus
After four months of successive increases, world food prices slipped in February as coronavirus dampened consumer demand....
06 March 2020
IFA calls for increase in CAP payments to beef, suckler farmers
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman, Brendan Golden said the key message from the Jim Power report on the beef sector is that CAP payments to beef farmers must be increased to offset the damage done to the sector since decoupling....
Union calls for govt to drop tariff proposals
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland submitted its response to the UK Government’s consultation on the future of UK tariffs yesterday (Thursday, 5 March), in which it reinforced the message that any compromise on standards for products being imported would have...
Gulfood showcases US beef for importers in Middle East, Africa
UAE - The foodservice sector’s appetite for high-end beef cuts, an emerging fast-casual restaurant scene and Middle Eastern retailers’ growing need for beef variety meat were encouraging signs during the 25th edition of Gulfood, a global food trade...
Meeting sustainability challenges is possible, says livestock consultant
Scotland’s beef and sheep farms can meet sustainability goals....
CME update: cattle futures falter as coronavirus fears cloud outlook on beef demand
Markets retreat as COVID-19 fuels worries about beef demand....
05 March 2020
Cattle market futures rise as export data comes in
US livestock futures strengthened on 4 March as financial market gains fuelled a recovery from last week's contract lows in the live cattle market....
04 March 2020
2020 cattle feeder balance expected to mostly be profitable
US - Estimated cattle feeding returns tend to be quite variable; this year looks like it will bring more of the same, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
EDS seeks funding for HC case on Mackenzie Country dairy conversion
NEW ZEALAND - The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) is fighting a High Court appeal by Simons Pass Station Ltd regarding the consenting pathway for further expansion of intensive dairying in the Mackenzie Country....
Gujarat govt seizes 138kg of beef on daily basis
INDIA - The Gujarat state government admitted that on average, 138 kg of beef transported in five vehicles are caught by the police department everyday....
NFUS outlines policy vision for 2021 to 2024
SCOTLAND, UK - Launching its newest policy document for Scottish agriculture, NFU Scotland is crystal clear that change to the current system is a necessity for the industry to adapt to the many challenges it faces....
03 March 2020
End of drought to help crop farmers, but slash beef exports
AUSTRALIA - Almost a third of Australia's broadacre farmers will endure negative incomes this year as the lingering impact of the drought drags on production, but a return of normal weather should deliver a much-needed boost for winter crops....
5,000-year-old milk proteins point to importance of dairying in eastern Eurasia
EURASIA - Today, dairy foods sustain and support millions around the world, including in Mongolia, where dairy foods make up to 50 percent of calories consumed during the summer....
Beef consumption hurting river quality
US - Across the globe, humans are using freshwater resources faster than those resources can be naturally replenished. In the Western United States, for example, water extractions from the Colorado River have exceeded total river flow, causing rapid depletion...
02 March 2020
NZ trade ministry allays India’s dairy import fears
INDIA - New Zealand has said there is no prospect of New Zealand flooding the Indian market with or without a trade agreement, seeking to allay New Delhi’s fears on dairy imports....
Dairy Board to launch revised milk laws; processors step up milk tests to cut antibiotic residues
KENYA - Exactly one year after the controversial draft dairy regulations were rejected by milk producers, the Kenya Dairy Board (KDB) will undertake a fresh public participation across the country to convince producers to support the new rules....
Super Bowl parties ideal platform for promoting US beef, pork in Mexico
MEXICO - US beef and pork cuts were grilled and served to fans of American football in two of Mexico’s major urban centers on Super Bowl Sunday. Funded by the National Pork Board and the Beef Checkoff Programme, USMEF’s second annual Super Bowl parties...
IFA says co-ops can support farmers with February milk price rise
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said that, while appreciating the real impact of Covid 19, it was clear that international traders would seek to overplay it for commercial leverage....
01 March 2020
Australia's monthly milk production report is in
Dairy Australia has filed their monthly production report for January 2020. ...
29 February 2020
AHDB targets Canadian hospitality sector
Quality beef, lamb and pork from the UK will be in the spotlight when AHDB exhibits at the Restaurants Canada Show this weekend....
28 February 2020
US authorities to lift ban on Brazilian beef imports
Last Friday, USDA-FSIS announced that it would lift the ban on imports of Brazilian fresh beef, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Fonterra reaffirms forecast farmgate milk price and earnings guidance, revises milk collections
NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra Co-operative has reaffirmed its forecast Farmgate Milk Price range at $7.00-7.60 per kgMS and its forecast full-year underlying earnings guidance of 15-25 cents per share. ...
English cattle population falls in December
UK - As at 1 December, the total cattle population in England totalled 5.15 million head, 2.2 percent (115,000 head) less than at the same point in the previous year, according to the latest survey from Defra, writes Felicity Rusk, analyst for AHDB Dairy...
Arla releases 2019 annual, social responsibility reports
GLOBAL - Arla yesterday published its Annual Report for 2019 along with its 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report. The two reports document how the cooperative has progressed its financial operations, as well as its responsible business practices over...
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