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23 November 2017
IFA: More Beef Price Increases Based on Strong Demand, Market Returns
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the beef trade is driving on, with factories paying more to get cattle to meet strong Christmas demand. ...
Dairy Strategy Boldly Faces up to Challenges
NEW ZEALAND - The new dairy sector strategy - "Dairy Tomorrow" - was launched this week and tackles head-on the big issues the sector is facing, says Dairy Environment Leader Group Chair Alister Body....
New Round of Funding for DIY AI Course Available
UK - Funding for the AHDB Beef & Lamb DIY artificial insemination (AI) courses has been extended, with a further 250 places available following excellent uptake of the initiative in 2017....
ESS-FOOD Enters South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - ESS-FOOD, which has to date been a pure trading company, is now pursuing a new direction and establishing itself in the foodservice sector in South Africa....
Cattlemen Applaud Court-Ordered Stay in CERCLA, EPCRA Reporting Mandate
US - This week, the DC Circuit Court announced its decision to stay a mandate that all agricultural entities file reports under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning and Community...
22 November 2017
CME: Decline in All Fresh Beef Price Since July
US - Last week, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics published the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI), which is based on their surveys of a fixed basket of goods/items, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
NZ's a2 Milking China's Consumer Demand
CHINA - New Zealand-based milk producer a2 Milk Company will invest in marketing and improving product quality, in hopes of tapping the tremendous consumer demand for high-quality milk in China....
21 November 2017
CME: Cattle Prices Lower, but Well Above Year-ago Levels
US - In the cash markets last week, cattle and hog prices were lower but remained well above a year ago, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Growing Level of Volatility in UK Markets
UK - Global dairy markets have tended to follow a three-year cycle of prices, but do UK prices show the same trends?...
Ukraine's Animal Feeding Stuff Gets Approval for Export to China
UKRAINE - Ukraine has been approved to export sunflower meals and sugar beet pulp to China, State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection said in a statement on Monday....
French Development Agency Finances Cattle Raising Project in Camaguey
CUBA - Cuban authorities and the French Development Agency (AFD) signed a credit agreement to finance a cattle raising development project in the province of Camaguey for €25 million....
Russia Bans Imports of Brazilian Pork, Beef
RUSSIA - Russia has announced its decision to suspend pork and beef imports from Brazil from 1 December after traces of banned feed additives were detected in the meat, the country's agricultural safety watchdog said on Monday (20 November)....
NCBA Commends FMCSA's 90-Day ELD Waiver
US - Yesterday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it would issue a 90-day temporary waiver of the new electronic logging device mandate to livestock haulers as well as haulers of other agricultural commodities....
Zimbabwean Farmers Beef up Livestock Breeding Skills
ZIMBABWE - More than 200 A1 and A2 Zvishavane farmers have undergone a livestock rearing and breeding training programme that is expected to add value to their farming business....
20 November 2017
CME: FI Steer, Heifer Slaughter Up Compared to a Year Ago
US - Federal inspected steer and heifer slaughter through the first nine months of 2017 is up 5.7 per cent from a year earlier, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Cattle Farmers Feel Squeeze After Ban Lifted on Exports
MYANMAR - The government has announced plans to lift a ban on live cattle exports but industry sources say ordinary farmers are unlikely to benefit until restrictions on transporting cattle are also removed....
US Beef Claims Half of Korean Import Market
SOUTH KOREA - For the first time in 14 years, imports of US beef accounts for more than half of South Korea’s imported beef market on the back of the two countries’ free trade agreement, according to data from the Korea International Trade Association...
Beef + Lamb NZ Extends Support to B+LNZ Genetics
NEW ZEALAND - After four years of operation and a series of successful milestones, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has extended its support of wholly-owned subsidiary B+LNZ Genetics beyond its initial five-year funding programme....
17 November 2017
CME: COF Pre-report Expectations for Feedlot Placements Show Wide Range in October
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release their monthly "Cattle on Feed" report today (Friday). The on-feed animal count will be as of 1 November and the animals placed and marketed will be for October, reports Steiner...
Further 1000 Mycoplasma Bovis Cattle to be Culled
NEW ZEALAND - A further 1000 cattle will be culled in South Canterbury due to the cattle disease Mycoplasma Bovis....
Nonghyup to Sell Korean Pork, Beef from Vending Machine
SOUTH KOREA - A South Korean agricultural cooperative is pushing to introduce a vending machine selling livestock products, such as pork and beef, targeting the increasing number of single-person households in the country, industry sources said Friday....
Fears Over Chicken, Beef Being Sold in Some Eateries
KENYA - Lunchtime and early evening see fast food outlets in the city bustling with people, with chips and fried chicken among the most popular meals ordered. ...
Queensland Dairy Farmers Could be Paid More for Their Product
AUSTRALIA - As Queensland dairy farmers struggle to stay afloat amid unsustainably low milk prices, there are hopes a new milk factory on the Darling Downs might throw a lifeline to at least some of them....
Huishan Dairy Takes First Step Toward Liquidation
CHINA - China Huishan Dairy Holdings Co. Ltd. has asked its lawyers to begin provisional liquidation of the heavily indebted company, according to a disclosure filed to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange late Thursday....
Fonterra 'Desperate' to Restore Public Support for Dairy
NEW ZEALAND - Fish & Game says Fonterra has now realised it must act quickly to meet public demand for better water quality instead of relying on spending millions on slick PR campaigns promoting the dairy industry....
16 November 2017
Scottish Dairy in the Spotlight in AHDB's Latest Report
UK - AHDB has shone a spotlight on the potential impacts of Brexit on agriculture and horticulture in Scotland in its latest "Horizon" report....
Australian Dairy Giant Reaches Settlement with ASIC
AUSTRALIA - Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited and MG Responsible Entity Limited (MGRE) have agreed a settlement with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in relation to ASIC’s investigation into Murray Goulburn’s conduct...
Beef Prices Headed for €4.00/Kg with Demand Hardening
IRELAND - "Say nothing, tell no one" - those were the word that echoed down many phones over the weekend and yesterday morning as factory agents closed deals that saw many hundreds of cattle being bought at prices that factories don't want publicised....
 
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