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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....
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....
Research Suggests Eating Beans Instead of Beef Would Sharply Reduce GHGs
US - A team of researchers from four American universities says the key to reducing harmful greenhouse gases (GHG) in the short term is more likely to be found on the dinner plate than at the gas pump....
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....
Arla Foods Amba Confirms June Milk Price
UK - Arla Foods amba is holding its milk price for both conventional and organic milk for June 2017, however Arla’s UK price will be adjusted downward, by 0.4 pence per litre, taking the manufacturing standard litre to 27.73 pence....
18 May 2017
NAFTA: Lobbying Proves Effective
CANADA - The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says lobbying efforts from both within the United States and from Canada and Mexico to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement are showing results, Bruce Cochrane writes....
US Producers Experience Great Enthusiasm for US Beef in Japan, Korea
JAPAN & SOUTH KOREA - A team of beef producers from Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado joined USMEF in Japan and South Korea last week to get a better understanding of the two largest value destinations for US beef exports and identify potential areas for further...
Partnership on Ireland’s Contribution to Global Agriculture Development
IRELAND - Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Mr Joe McHugh TD, and TEAGASC Director Professor Gerry Boyle, signed an agreement to renew the partnership between Irish Aid and TEAGASC, to enhance Ireland’s contribution to...
17 May 2017
CME: What Actual Beef Cuts do Surge in Cutout Values Contribute?
US - In Monday's Daily Livestock Report we highlighted graphically the run up during the last two weeks in the cash (negotiated) boxed beef cutout value, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Belt and Road Brings China's Premium Agri Brands to Serbia
SERBIA - Riding a wave of the Belt and Road Initiative and fast-developing China-Serbia partnership, dozens of Chinese companies are eyeing the Serbian market....
Fonterra Reopens Malaysia Dairy Plant After NZ$7M Upgrade
MALAYSIA - Fonterra has reopened the doors to its milk powder manufacturing plant in Malaysia following a NZ$7 million investment to boost manufacturing efficiencies and ensure it continues to meet world class health and safety, and food safety and quality...
China to Open Market to Belarusian Beef
BELARUS - China is going to open its market to Belarusian beef, BelTA learned from Alexei Bogdanov, Head of the Central Office for Foreign Economic Activities of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry....
16 May 2017
Cattlemen: Reopening of China to US Beef Beneficial for Cattle Producers
US - The Trump administration announced a 10-part deal with China, wherein the latter has agreed to re-open its doors to US beef imports by mid-July. The US has, in return, agreed to open its market to Chinese cooked poultry....
Arla Opens the Door to its Future
DENMARK - The trends, technologies and products that will shape the worldwide dairy category in the future will be created hand-in-hand with chefs, scientists, consumers and customers at Arla Foods’ new state-of-the-art global innovation center, built...
Cattlemen Applaud Establishment of USDA Undersecretary for Trade Position
US - Last week, US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the creation of an undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs in the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), a recognition of the ever-increasing importance of international...
Study Analyses Foods for Radioactive Substances
GERMANY - "Even though radiation emitting radioactive elements like uranium are only contained in small quantities in food, their chemical properties and radioactivity could pose a risk if they are ingested over a longer period in higher concentrations,"...
15 May 2017
CME: Cash Fed Cattle Prices Down in W19/2017
US - After surging during late April and the first week of May, cash fed cattle prices declined last week by several dollars per cwt, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Big Demand from China Boosts Aussie Beef Industry
AUSTRALIA - Soaring demand for cattle from China is likely to bolster the Australian beef industry, analysts said....
 
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