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06 June 2020
Get control of subclinical milk fever to boost productivity
Mole Valley Farmers has launched a new mineral pack to help prevent milk fever on farms feeding grass silage based rations to dry cows....
05 June 2020
CME update: economic optimism gives bump to cattle futures
US live cattle futures firm for a second day on 4 June on technical buying and hopes of an economic upswing....
Australia gives extra supports to farmers facing biosecurity threats from trespassers
The Victorian Government will continue to back farmers and protect biosecurity with strict enforcement of on-the-spot fines for those caught trespassing onto farms in the name of animal activism....
New podcast available for cattle vets
CattleCast will give farm vets news, practical support and CPD when they're on the move. ...
EU farmland biodiversity continues to decline despite policy efforts
EU auditors report that despite specific CAP measures, biodiversity on EU farmland continues to decline. ...
EU increases funding for farmers as part of recovery effort
The EU has pledged increased funding to support farmers and fishermen in an effort to transition to a green economy after the coronavirus crisis. ...
US NFU backs Carbon Credit Verifier Certification Bill
A bipartisan bill that helps provide certainty to farmers who adopt climate-friendly practices has been introduced to the US Senate. ...
Industry leaders publish open letter on the value of animal agriculture
How livestock is supporting global nutrition, high standards of food safety and public health during the COVID-19 pandemic....
04 June 2020
UN world food price index hits 17-month low
World food prices fell for a fourth consecutive month in May amid economic upheaval from the COVID-19 pandemic and faltering demand....
Greenpeace alleges Brazil meatpackers purchased cattle linked to deforestation
In a report published on 4 June, environmental advocacy group Greenpeace alleges that since 2018, Brazilian meatpackers Marfrig, Minerva and JBS SA purchased thousands of cattle linked to Amazon deforestation....
Training and Education Directory to help students find relevant dairy courses
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) has launched a one-stop-shop for students looking for training and education courses related to the dairy industry....
Members of UK dairy industry raise concerns over new Hardship Fund
After the UK government released details of a new fund aiming to help dairy farmers in England overcome the impact of COVID-19, the NFU and RABDF requested clarification on eligibility criteria. ...
CME update: cattle futures rise after a three-session slide
US live cattle futures rose slightly on bargain buying after a slump earlier this week....
Pandemic continues to hammer US farmer sentiment
COVID-19 continues to impact farmer sentiment around the country as the majority of producers indicate an additional economic assistance bill is necessary. ...
03 June 2020
Australia’s cattle producers await live export shutdown ruling
After Australia banned live cattle exports in 2011, hundreds of claimants pursued a class action lawsuit against the Commonwealth....
Details announced for UK's Dairy Response Fund
A new dairy response fund will open for applications on 18 June, Farming Minister Victoria Prentis confirmed today....
Officials report 2,400 COVID-19 infections among meat plant workers in Brazilian state
Brazil’s labour prosecutor reports that more than 25 percent of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Rio Grande do Sul are among meat plant workers....
CME update: cattle futures slump as wholesale beef prices fall
US live cattle futures fell on 2 June, with the August contract hitting its lowest level in nearly a month....
02 June 2020
Brazil’s prosecutors make Marfrig agree to more worker protections amid pandemic
Meat packing giant Marfrig Global Foods has signed a settlement with Brazil’s labour prosecutors that will improve protections for workers amid COVID-19 cases in meat processing plants....
CME update: live cattle futures close lower despite market optimism
US live cattle futures closed lower on 1 June despite strength in cash markets....
IDF "raises a virtual glass" on World Milk Day 2020
The International Dairy Federation (IDF) fetes the 20th anniversary of World Milk Day with a online celebration for its global experts....
Alberta takes steps to curb agriculture emissions with new ERA Challenge
Alberta's provincial government is accepting proposals for the Emissions Reduction Alberta Challenge....
US supply chain disruptions continue
When workers essential to the food supply become ill, how does this affect the food supply chain within the meat industry?...
Farmers regularly face isolation; it's important to stay connected
The inherent nature of the agricultural occupation is independent. Isolation is often linked to impacts on mental health and loss of life by suicide, writes Eric Karbowski, Michigan State University Extension....
01 June 2020
Beef – during and beyond COVID-19
As parts of the world cautiously ease out of lockdown and reassess COVID-19’s impact on the beef sector, Rabobank’s latest global Beef Quarterly has revised down its global beef production outlook, and forecasts slowing beef demand in a declining...
Irish Beef Finishers Hit Hard by COVID-19 & Brexit Losses of €111M
Irish Farmer's Association National Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden said Agriculture Minister Creed must secure a direct payment package to make up for the beef price losses for winter finishers on the back of the COVID-19 outbreak and Brexit inflicted...
US Senator sees US keeping up with trade deal with China despite worsening relations
US Senator Chuck Grassley says he does not expect President Trump to walk away from a Phase 1 trade deal with China despite escalating tensions between the two countries....
Brazilian Agricultural Exports Grow 17.5% in 2020
Brazilian agricultural exports grew by 17.5% in the first four months of 2020, compared to the same period last year. Asian market now represents 47.7% of total exports, according to the Brazilian goverment. ...
 
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