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18 August 2017
CME: USDA Makes Modest Adjustments to Corn, Soybean Harvest Forecasts
US - Despite much talk of deteriorating conditions and the potential for lower yields in several parts of the Corn Belt, USDA made some very modest adjustments to its corn and soybean harvest forecasts (see our report on 11 August for full coverage...
Danish Crown, Tulip to Move Under One Roof
DENMARK - Since its founding in 1990, Danish Crown has become one of Denmark's largest companies....
IFA Reports Busy Weeks on Live Exports Ahead
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the next number of weeks will be busy on the live export side with three boats set to sail to Turkey with weanlings and breeding heifers....
New QMS Video Highlights Health Benefits of Red Meat
UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has this week launched a new video highlighting the important role of beef, lamb and pork in a healthy diet....
No Country for Uniform Gain in Dairy Products Post GST
INDIA - Indian dairies are staring at a mixed business during the upcoming festive season following the rollout of the uniform Goods and Services Tax (GST) across the country, which now makes certain products relatively expensive in the North and cheaper...
Zimbabwean Dairy Sector, Banks in Funding Talks
ZIMBABWE - The Zimbabwe Association of Dairy Farmers (ZADF) has engaged the banking sector in efforts to secure funding for the industry, businessdigest has learnt....
Farmers Concerned About Glanbia 5-year Scheme's Feed Link
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said that while the 5-year fixed milk price contract announced by Glanbia is another important effort to help farmers manage their milk price risk, giving preferential access based on...
USTR Voices Concerns About Japan’s Safeguard Tariffs on US Beef
US - US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday conveyed Washington’s concern about Tokyo’s recent imposition of emergency tariffs on frozen beef from the United States and other countries....
Molecule Increases Pregnancy Rate, Number of Offspring in Cattle
BRAZIL - Researchers at Inprenha Biotecnologia, a company based in Jaboticabal, São Paulo State, Brazil, working in partnership with colleagues at the University of São Paulo's Ribeirão Preto School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (FCFRP-USP), have discovered...
17 August 2017
CME: Can Beef Packers Pay More for Cattle, Still Stay in the Black?
US - In their latest "Daily Livestock Report" Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. poses the question, "Can beef packers pay a bit more for cattle and still stay in the black?"...
SAFE Condemns Appalling Neglect of Dairy Cows
NEW ZEALAND - SAFE was appalled to learn of one of New Zealand’s most serious cases of systematic neglect of farmed animals this week....
IFA President Says Beef Price Cuts Must Stop
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said beef price cuts at the meat factories must stop as they are squeezing out any chance of profit for farmers grazing cattle this year....
Start of NAFTA Renegotiation Good Reason for Optimism
CANADA - The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says, with the renegotiation of NAFTA now underway, there's good reason for Canadians to be optimistic, Bruce Cochrane reports....
US, Canadian & Mexican Farm Groups Support Modernised NAFTA
US, CANADA & MEXICO - The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and Mexico’s Consejo Nacional Agropecuario (CNA) yesterday sent a joint letter to Canadian, United States and Mexican government officials...
UP, MP May Buy Maha's Instant Beef Testing Kits
INDIA - Members of the Uttar Pradesh (UP) Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) as well as officers of the Madhya Pradesh Police earlier this month met with their Maharashtra counterpart to learn more about the instant beef testing kits being used in the...
Meat, Dairy Drive Producer Prices
NEW ZEALAND - Higher prices for lamb, beef, and dairy products helped lift prices received by manufacturers, but they also paid more for raw products and power, Stats NZ said today....
16 August 2017
Slowing Supply Growth to Impact NZ Dairy Supply Chain
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand dairy processors will struggle to fill existing and planned capacity in coming years as milk supply growth slows, leading to more cautious investment in capacity over the next five years, according to a new report from Rabobank....
NFUS Calls for Sense on Milk Price Penalties
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland is calling on milk buyers to adopt a common-sense approach to milk price penalties as wet weather hits production hard. ...
IFA Says UK Customs Proposals Very Negative for Irish Agriculture
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has said the UK’s insistence on leaving the customs union and pursuing an independent trade policy will amount to a hard Brexit and is potentially very negative for Irish agriculture and the value of Ireland's agri-food...
QMS Welcomes Opening of Key Export Market for Scotch Beef
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) welcomed the announcement last week (9 August 2017) that beef from the UK is set to be back on the menu in the Philippines....
Ukraine Seeks Greater Presence in China's Ag Products Market
UKRAINE - Ukraine is interested in expanding the presence of its agricultural producers in the Chinese market, Ukraine's State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection said on Tuesday....
US Beef Prices Rise Further in Japan as Emergency Tariff Kicks in
JAPAN - Wholesale prices for US beef are climbing even higher in Japan, fed by the country's new additional tariff on American frozen beef as well as continued robust demand from restaurants....
Dairy Plants, Milk Products Undergo Inspection
QATAR - The Ministry of Public Health has carried out numerous intensive inspection campaigns on dairy factories and milk products to check compliance with quality and production standards....
Dairy Company, Farm Managers Fined Over Unparalleled Case of Neglect
NEW ZEALAND - A large dairy corporation and two of its managers have been fined a total of close to $60,000 in relation to the worst case of long-term neglect in the dairy sector in the South Island....
Tyson Foods Streamlines Organisation to Maximise Growth
US - Tyson Foods, Inc. has streamlined its organisation in support of a growth strategy announced earlier this year, the company reported earlier this month. The new structure is designed around the company’s segments of Beef, Pork, Chicken and Prepared...
15 August 2017
Development of Local Food Systems Helps Bridge Gap Among Different People
US - One of the major barriers that environmentalists face in trying to implement sustainable practices is getting disparate groups to agree on what needs protecting and which way is the best course of action....
IFA Calls for All Co-ops to Follow Glanbia, Lakeland Lead
IRELAND - IFA Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary has called on co-ops to follow the lead set by Lakeland and Glanbia and increase their July milk price by at least 1c/l....
New Zealand’s Beef Cattle Herd Continues to Grow
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand says that during the past year, New Zealand’s beef cattle herd increased by 2.8 per cent – to 3.6 million head – while the decline in the sheep flock slowed sharply as sheep numbers recovered in key regions...
 
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