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15 March 2019
IFA: Disastrous Scenario if Tariff Regime is Imposed on Irish Food Exports
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the tariff regime in the event of a no deal Brexit would be a disastrous scenario for Irish farmers....
FrieslandCampina Signs up for Ellen MacArthur’s Plastic Commitment
NETHERLANDS - FrieslandCampina has signed The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. ...
Buying, Selling Cattle can Link Individual Farms to Thousands of Others Per Purchase
UK - Understanding the complex networks of "contact chains" between British farms, could help identify potential routes for spread of infections and improve disease control strategies for the cattle industry....
No-deal Import Tariff Arrangements Mixed Picture for Scottish Red Meat Industry
SCOTLAND, UK - Analysis of the UK Government’s temporary import tariff regime in the case of a no-deal Brexit suggests a mixed picture for Scotland’s red meat industry, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
French Firm Boccard to Develop Dairy Farming, Processing in SL
SRI LANKA - Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Ministry has signed a contract agreement with French company Boccard to develop dairy farming and processing in the presence...
Zimbabwean Beef Supply Under Threat
ZIMBABWE - Manicaland has registered a significant decrease in beef supply as farmers continue to battle disease outbreaks and limited funds to combat diseases....
14 March 2019
More Space Available in Cherbourg, But Ag Minister Must Act, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has acknowledged the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed that capacity in lairage facilities in Cherbourg will increase to accommodate an additional 400 calves per day. However, he said more spaces...
Tariff Reduction Proposals Undermine UK Food Security
UK - Publication of the Government’s tariff schedule in the event of a no-deal Brexit has further exposed the catastrophic impact that a no deal would have on the nation’s farming; food and drink sectors and the wider rural economy....
Report: Danish Farmers Face Poorer Conditions than European Counterparts
DENMARK - Researchers from the University of Copenhagen's Department of Food and Resource Economics have looked at financial data from 80,000 EU farms comparable with similar farms in in Denmark. ...
Aboriginal Corporation Eyes BHP Cattle Stations
AUSTRALIA - An indigenous corporation has emerged as the preferred bidder for two BHP-owned cattle stations in the iron ore rich Pilbara....
Cattle Imports to Boost Filipino Dairy Industry
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines is set to import at least 1,500 cattle as part of the government’s program to strengthen the local dairy industry....
13 March 2019
Glanbia February Milk Payout Cut Letdown for Suppliers
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan yesterday (Tuesday) said the decision by Lakeland to maintain their milk price at 30.6c/l + VAT was justified by current market returns and was to be welcomed. ...
Finnish Dairy Giant Confirms Cut of White-collar Jobs
FINLAND - Finnish dairy giant Valio announced on Wednesday that employee and employer representatives have completed co-determination talks and that 80 workers will be let go....
Queensland Dairy Farmers Protest Coles Milk Price
AUSTRALIA - Queensland dairy farmers rallied at a Coles in Brisbane to protest the supermarket giant's refusal to increase the price of milk....
Telangana HC Puts Tab on Cattle Transport
INDIA - The Telangana High Court on Tuesday directed the state government and the offices of the Union government which are located in Telangana, not to allow transportation of any cattle or animals without a permit order issued by the competent authority....
Sabah Should Stop Importing Dairy, Beef Cattle Seedstock, Says Former CM
PHILIPPINES - The time has come for the Sabah state government to stop depending on foreign countries to supply seedstock for dairy and beef cattle breeding. ...
Govt to Roll Out Artificial Cattle Insemination
ZIMBABWE - The Government will soon roll out an extensive cattle artificial insemination (AI) programme aimed at improving the quality of the country's livestock as well as increasing the national herd, a Cabinet minister has reported....
12 March 2019
CME: Number of Cattle Placed into Feedlots During January Reduced
US - Last Friday, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the 1 January monthly "Cattle on Feed" report. Compared to pre-report estimated by industry analysts, the news was neutral (see table below), reports Steiner Consulting...
President’s Budget Yet Again Neglects Severity of Farm Economy, NFU Says
US - President Donald Trump yesterday revealed his proposed fiscal year 2020 budget, proposing cuts to the US Department of Agriculture and other federal agencies in order to increase spending on a proposed border wall and defense initiatives....
Irish, French Farmers Re-affirm Strong Position on Brexit as Endgame Approaches
IRELAND & FRANCE - The Irish Farmers’ Association and the French farmers’ union FNSEA held a bilateral meeting in Dublin yesterday, ahead of this week’s vital Brexit votes in London....
Over 22k Cattle Get Vaccinated for FMD, Tick-borne Diseases
ZIMBABWE - The Veterinary Services Department has vaccinated more than 22,000 cattle in Kwekwe and Gweru districts to control foot-and-mouth, tick borne disease and black leg....
11 March 2019
CME: 2018 Beef Calf Crop About 28m Head
US - Today, we will take a look at the US calf crop numbers and geographic changes, as reported by producer surveys conducted by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
New Online Tool to Help Dairy Farmers Identify M.bovis Risk
NEW ZEALAND - A new cost-effective tool for dairy farmers aims to help in New Zealand’s quest to eradicate the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis....
Why a No-deal Brexit is Catastrophic for British Farming
UK - The NFU has said everything must to be done to avoid a no-deal Brexit, and the catastrophic impact this could have on British farming....
Scotch Beef PGI Backs Scottish Young Chef Competition
SCOTLAND, UK - The heat in professional kitchens across the country is starting to rise as one of Scotland’s top young chefs is set to be named Scotch Beef Scottish Young Chef of the Year this week at Scotland’s largest food, drink hospitality and...
FrieslandCampina Exploring Options to Build Sustainable Dairy Processing Plant
NETHERLANDS - Global dairy producer Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. is exploring options to build a sustainable and innovative dairy processing plant in the Netherlands....
Arla Foods Aims for Carbon Net Zero Dairy
UK - Europe’s largest dairy cooperative, Arla Foods, has announced its latest ambitions to be achieved by 2050....
2018 Beef Exports Record-Large
US - Last year US beef exports shattered the previous value record and achieved a new high for volume, according to year-end 2018 statistics released by USDA and compiled by USMEF...
 
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