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19 January 2017
IFA Raises Brexit Threat with Minister for Agriculture
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy emphasised the need for Government to use its strong relationships with EU and UK leaders to influence a constructive approach to Brexit negotiations with Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed at the IFA Annual General...
Search on for Scotland’s Top “Scotch Brand” Product
SCOTLAND, UK - A brand new category for the best product made with Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI or Specially Selected Pork has been added to the recently launched Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards....
Highly Competitive Wholesale Meat Market Expected in 2017
UK - Early reports from the retail sector suggest that the overall grocery trade had a better than expected Christmas....
IFA Welcomes Commitment to Live Exports, Trade Mission to Egypt Plan
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has welcomed the strong view of the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed, expressed at the IFA AGM in Dublin this week, that the live export trade is critically important and a vital safety valve...
Dairy Farmers Fear Pay Dispute Could Cost Them A$3M
AUSTRALIA - A group of Queensland and New South Wales dairy farmers fear they could lose up to $3 million if a major milk processor drops the price it pays to farmers....
AHDB Dairy's FMP Indicator Still Showing Premium
EU - AHDB Dairy’s Forward Market Performance (FMP) indicator is continuing to show a premium over current prices. The latest numbers show that, despite wholesale prices increasing over the last few months, those trading futures still believe demand...
18 January 2017
Farming Union Highlights Concerns Over Free Trade Approach to Brexit
UK - In a major speech yesterday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May outlined some of the government's key priorities for negotiating the exit from the European Union, but UK farming organisations pointed out there was still considerable uncertainty about...
Additives, Contamination China's Top Food Concerns
CHINA - Overuse of food additives and microbial contamination were the primary food safety problems facing China last year, according to the top food authority....
Brexit Threat to Agriculture Must be Top of Govt Agenda, Says IFA President
IRELAND - Addressing the 62nd Annual General Meeting of the Irish Farmers’ Association in Dublin yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said the biggest threat to Irish farming in half a century is the impact of the Brexit negotiations on farm incomes....
UK Exporters Trained on US Beef, Lamb Import Requirements
UK & US - A group of UK meat exporters received training on meeting US regulatory requirements for beef and lamb imports during a visit to Washington DC last week....
US Beef Master Class Showcases Alternative Cuts for Uzbekistan Chefs
UZBEKISTAN - USMEF partnered with the Association of Uzbekistan Chefs to conduct an educational master class on US beef for Uzbekistan chefs and other foodservice professionals....
17 January 2017
Dairy Sector Remains Significantly in the Red
EU - Milk prices cover only 59 per cent and 67 per cent of production costs in the Netherlands and Germany respectively....
IFA: Beef Trade Finally Balanced as Farmers Demand Price Increase
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the beef trade is finely balanced. ...
Pelwatte Dairy Introduces Seasonal Offer on Bulk Butter Purchases
SRI LANKA - Pelwatte Dairy Industries Ltd, a frontrunner in the dairy industry and one of the only companies using 100 per cent locally sourced ingredients are offering hotels, bakeries and corporate institutions special prices on bulk butter purchases...
Dairy Products’ Firm Brand Name Launched in Oman
OMAN - Oman National Dairy Products Co. Ltd SAOG (ONDPC) has benefited from the services provided by Al Raffd Fund and the Public Authority for SMEs’ Development ‘Riyada’, said Dr Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce and Industry. ...
Packaged Milk Industry Not Regulated for 40 Years
PAKISTAN - A National Assembly committee, stirred by the recent harrowing reports about adulterated milk being sold, came in for a greater shock when they visited the Ministry of Science and Technology for a briefing on the issue on Monday....
16 January 2017
Karnataka Milk Producers Reel Under Cash Crunch
INDIA - Demonetisation has hit the 24 lakh milk producers across Karnataka hard. ...
Groups Support Senate Bill Prompting FDA Enforcement of Milk Labeling Standards
US - New Senate legislation to enforce the proper labeling of imitation dairy products drew an endorsement last week (12 January) from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), which together agreed...
Australia Remains Efficient Beef Producer on Global Scale
AUSTRALIA - According to the latest agri benchmark results, the results were varied somewhat across the globe, but it is clear that Australia remains an efficient beef producer, with a moderate to low cost of production....
Saudi Dairy Giant Almarai Reports Increase in Q4 Net Profit
SAUDI ARABIA - Saudi Arabia's Almarai, the Gulf's largest dairy company, reported a 1 per cent increase in fourth-quarter net profit on Sunday, broadly in line with analysts' forecasts, and said cost controls would continue to be a priority....
13 January 2017
Food Commodity Prices Fall for Fifth Year in a Row
GLOBAL - Prices of major food commodities declined for the fifth year in a row in 2016, averaging 161.6 points for the year as a whole, some 1.5 percent below their 2015 levels....
EU Slaughtering Increase in 2016
EU - According to Eurostat, EU cow slaughterings (January-September) increased 8 per cent compared to 2015 and have been at their highest level for a number of years....
Prospects for US Cattle, Beef Markets a Little Brighter
US - The USDA updated their World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) yesterday, a monthly proceeding that integrates new developments and data into the existing outlook for agriculture commodity markets. Prospects for the cattle and beef...
'Have You Got the Selection Factor?' Asks AHDB
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb is looking to recruit a team with the “selection factor” to join its new Selection Academy....
Müller Announces Investment and Site Closure
UK - Müller Milk & Ingredients has announced a £60m investment to upgrade the network of fresh milk and ingredients in Britain....
Pakistan, Netherlands Agree to Enhance Cooperation in Agri, Dairy Sectors
PAKISTAN & NETHERLANDS - Pakistan and Netherlands Thursday agreed for enhancing bilateral cooperation in fields of agriculture, horticulture and dairy development to promote and develop the agriculture and livestock sector in the country....
12 January 2017
Clear Scope for at Least 30C/L for December Milk
IRELAND - A minimum price of 30c/l + VAT would be fully justified on December milk, with a view to reaching at least 33c/l before peak, IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary said following the first 2017 meeting of the Dairy Committee this week....
Danish Crown Acquires German Slaughterhouse
GERMANY - Following the acquisition, Danish Crown will at a single stroke become the fifth-largest cattle slaughterhouse in Germany and a major player in the north European market for organic beef....
 
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