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07 February 2019
Dairy Farmers Can Now Benchmark Against the Top Dairies
UK - Dairy farmers can now benchmark themselves against the top five percent of farms following an update to AHDB Dairy’s key performance indicators (KPIs) which were revealed at Dairy-Tech ....
Farmer Input Needed for New Zealand's Biosecurity Response Levy
Dairy farmers are being strongly encouraged to give their feedback on how the sector will pay its share of the Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) response programme....
Issues with Moldy Hay?
Moldy hay. No matter how hard you tried, last summer you baled some hay a little too wet and now you have some mold. So how do you go about feeding this moldy hay safely?...
06 February 2019
NCBA CattleFax Outlook: Markets Expected to Continue Strong; US shifts away from El Niño
US - During the first half of 2019, the United States will see a shift away from El Niño conditions as equatorial ocean currents begin to cool into the summer, Art Douglas, Ph. D., professor emeritus at Creighton University, told the audience during...
04 February 2019
US soy sets export record in market year ending September
Farmer investments in international markets produced strong results in the 2017/2018 marketing year, despite trade dynamics developing as the export period closed....
01 February 2019
US Cattle Feeders Delay Trade in Hopes of Bull Market
Fed cattle trade was not well established at press. Asking prices were $125 to $126 on a live basis while bid prices were $121 to $123, writes Dr. Andrew Griffith, University of Tennessee Extension Assistant Professor and Extension Livestock Economist....
UK One Health Report on antimicrobial resistance published
UK - The UK One Health Report, published Thursday 31 January, brings together data on the levels of antibiotic use in humans and animals, said DEFRA...
23 January 2019
FrieslandCampina Opens Distribution Centre in Meppel
NETHERLANDS - Today is the day of the festive opening of the new distribution centre of FrieslandCampina DC Noord in Meppel, the Netherlands....
Canada's New Food Guide: Red Meat Belongs on Your Plate
CANADA - Canada’s new Food Guide, released by Health Canada today, highlights what we’ve known for decades - that a quarter of your plate should be protein....
Arla Foods Amba Confirms Unchanged February Milk Price
UK - Arla Foods amba’s conventional milk price for February 2019 will be unchanged, with the manufacturing price per litre remaining at 30.24 pence from 1 February 2019 for Arla’s farmer owners....
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
CME: Cattle Slaughter During W3/2019 Slightly Higher Than a Year Ago
US - The table at the bottom of the page continues to have a few gaps in it. Missing is weekly cow and sow slaughter data well as the number of broiler chick placements and egg sets, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Prabhat Dairy Hits 52-week Low; Milk Business to be Sold to Lactalis
INDIA - Shares of Prabhat Dairy hit a 52-week low of Rs 78.15, declining 16 per cent from its previous close, and crashing 30 per cent from its intra-day high on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) after the company announced that global dairy major Lactalis...
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....
Indigenous Cattle Company Building Billionaire-style Cattle Empire
AUSTRALIA - An Indigenous-owned cattle company is building a portfolio of stations akin to those of Australian and foreign billionaires, but their endgame is radically different....
Industry Rallies Behind New Scotch Beef Campaigns
SCOTLAND, UK - People working throughout the Scottish red meat industry are rallying behind a raft of new initiatives being launched by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) to highlight the excellent credentials of meat from Scotland....
China's Farm Produce Prices Rise Slightly
CHINA - Prices of farm produce in China rose slightly in the week ending 20 January, according to the Ministry of Commerce....
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
CME: Retailers Look to Capitalise on Beef Demand to Boost Margins
US - The USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) has not been able to publish the latest retail prices for beef, pork and poultry due to the ongoing shutdown. But we can glean some information about beef and pork price inflation based on consumer price...
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....
Dairy Producers Fret Over Nation's Shrinking Newborn Population
CHINA - Chinese dairy producers may face problems in 2019 as the number of births in the country is expected to keep dropping while more foreign rivals enter the market amid government moves to encourage imports, ramping up pressure on domestic players....
Dairy Queen to Double in Size
THAILAND - Minor DQ Ltd, the franchisee of Dairy Queen in Thailand, aims to double its sales growth and business size over the next 3-5 years. ...
Wagyu Beef Moves from Pastures to Petri Dishes
JAPAN - For decades, Japanese farmers have been perfecting melt-in-your-mouth beef that has gained a cult following worldwide. But one producer is going a step further and exploring whether wagyu can be grown in a lab....
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....
New Energy Supply for FrieslandCampina Veghel
NETHERLANDS - Six bundles of three cables as thick as a fist and with a total length of 54 kilometres in the ground, the FrieslandCampina Ingredients location in Veghel (NL) has a new, sustainable energy supply that is fed by green electricity. The new...
18 January 2019
CME: Fed Cattle Weights Drift Lower in December
US - With back to back storms hitting much of the Midwest, and feedlot conditions expected to go from bad to worse, we figured it would be appropriate to review the latest data on fed cattle weights and grading. But before we do that, a word of gratitude...
 
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