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18 February 2019
50 UK farms selected in GrassCheckGB initiative
UK - 50 farms from England, Scotland and Wales have been selected as pilot farmers in GrassCheckGB – the new initiative aiming to help all farmers across Great Britain improve grassland productivity and pasture utilisation....
23 January 2019
New US Strain of Bovine TB Identified in North Dakota Beef Herd
US - North Dakota veterinarians are investigating a beef herd in Sargent County after bovine tuberculosis (TB) was identified....
22 January 2019
US Shutdown Restricts Beef Market Visibility
US - The US government shutdown, now the longest in history, continues to affect over 800,000 federal workers, as President Trump refuses to back down on his request for funding to build the proposed Mexican border wall....
Trade’s Importance to US Agriculture Major Focus at Convention
US - Seeking updates on US exports of beef, pork and lamb, trade teams and agriculture professionals from Japan, South America and Africa visited the USMEF booth at the IDEAg Trade Show at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Convention last week...
21 January 2019
Unnecessary Department Restrictions on Movements Could Damage Calf Trade, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the IFA has strongly outlined farmer objections and concerns over the imposition of unnecessary restrictions on the farm-to-farm movements put forward by the Dept of Agriculture....
Immediate End to Govt Shutdown Urged
US - The partial government shutdown—soon to enter its fifth week—is causing harm and exacerbating issues already facing American family farmers and ranchers as they look to sell their crops, acquire financing and prepare for the coming year. ...
Qatar Aims to Export Dairy, Poultry Products by Year End
QATAR - After increasing the production of dairy and poultry products tremendously in the last one-and-a-half years, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment is aiming to start exporting these two types of food products by end of this year....
No 'Over the Fence' Spread of M. Bovis, Says MPI
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry for Primary Industries says there have been no cases of "over the fence spread" of Mycoplasma bovis, as three more farms are confirmed as infected with the cattle disease....
18 January 2019
IFA Defends Irish Beef, Dairy Production Against Lancet Report
IRELAND - Responding to the report published by The Lancet yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said the report fails to take any account of how carbon efficiently food is produced in different regions of the world, or the very high standards that Irish...
Cargill to Grow Pakistan Business
PAKISTAN - Cargill renewed its long standing commitment to Pakistan by announcing plans to invest more than US$200 million in the next three-to-five years....
Scottish Red Meat Industry Urged to Unite Behind New Initiatives
SCOTLAND, UK - People working in every area of the Scottish red meat industry were yesterday (Thursday, 17 January) urged to rally behind a raft of new initiatives to raise awareness of the excellent credentials of meat from Scotland....
17 January 2019
Karan Beef Merger Approved with Conditions
SOUTH AFRICA - The proposed merger of Karan Beef Holdings merger with Karan Beef and Karan Beef Feedlot was approved by the Competition Tribunal on Wednesday with certain conditions....
CMC Applauds New Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council is welcoming the historic coming into force of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations....
16 January 2019
Dairy Farmers Welcome Draft Mandatory Dairy Code of Conduct
AUSTRALIA - Farmers are embracing plans for a mandatory code of conduct for the dairy industry, while also highlighting fundamental problems facing the sector they say are being ignored....
NLDB to Popularise Livestock, Dairy Products
SRI LANKA - Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister P. Harrison instructed National Livestock Development Board (NLDB) officials to prepare a proper mechanism to improve...
'No Deal' Brexit Must be Avoided, Says IFA President
IRELAND - Speaking after a meeting with UK farm leaders in London ahead of the crucial vote on Brexit in the House of Commons, IFA President Joe Healy said the clear view of farm leaders was that a ‘no deal’ Brexit would be a disaster for farmers...
Safe Food for Canadians Regulation Comes Into Force
CANADA - Canadian Meat Council (CMC) applauds the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) as today marks the historic coming into force date of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations....
NFU Agrees Six Principles to Deliver Best Brexit Outcome
UK - An extraordinary meeting of the NFU’s Council has agreed six principles that will guide the NFU in its aim to deliver the best outcome from Brexit for British farmers....
15 January 2019
IFA President to Meet UK Farm Leaders in London on Brexit
UK - IFA President Joe Healy will meet UK farm leaders in London this morning ahead of the crucial vote on Brexit in the House of Commons this evening....
14 January 2019
Dairy, Cattle Farmers Worry New Food Guide will Hurt Business
CANADA - When beef farmers across New Brunswick Meet, they usually direct their attention to the latest weather conditions. These days they're concerned about Canada's Food Guide....
Imitation Dairy Products to be Sold Only in Individual Packages
Today's imitation dairy products in the country will only be sold at designated store shelves, and only in individual packages. ...
Delhi CM Attacks BJP Over Fodder for Cattle
INDIA - Speaking at a cow shelter in Sonipat on Sunday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by comparing the Haryana government’s efforts to take care of cows with that of his government....
Vet Dept Warns Cattle Farmers Against Poisonous Plant
ZIMBABWE - The Department of Veterinary Services has warned farmers to be wary of losing their livestock to a poisonous plant, dichapetalum cymosum, which has claimed the lives of at least ten animals in Umguza District....
11 January 2019
MILCO Officials Instructed to Increase Daily Dairy Collection
SRI LANKA - Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Minister P Harrison has instructed MILCO officials to take immediate measures to increase its daily dairy collection up to 350,000 liters....
IFA: Irish Beef Farmers Facing Armageddon from Brexit
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said that Irish farmers are already bearing the brunt of the impending Brexit through disastrous beef prices....
10 January 2019
Japan Opens Market to British Beef
UK - UK exporters are set to benefit from a multi-million pound boost as Japan today (10 January 2019) opened its market to imports of UK lamb and beef....
British Unions Urge MPs to Take Action to Avoid No-Deal Brexit
UK - The four UK farming unions have urged MPs to take all the necessary steps for Britain to avoid a no-deal Brexit, which could see catastrophic impacts for the nation’s food and farming sector....
Ag Producers’ Sentiment Drifts Lower; Trade Disputes Continue to Concern Farmers
US - There was a modest drop in agricultural producer sentiment in December as farmers’ perception of both current and future economic conditions weakened, according to results from the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer....
 
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