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10 June 2019
Lanzhou Beef Noodles to Connect Farms with College Canteens
CHINA - Lanzhou beef noodles, a 200-year-old specialty of northwest China's Gansu province, will enter college canteens across China to help increase income of local rural residents....
Dept Changes to Classification Favour Factories Over Farmers, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the proposal from the Department of Agriculture to change the equations in the classification machines at meat plants, which determine the conformation and fat score of cattle, rewards factories...
07 June 2019
Fonterra Reacts to Outcome of Govt’s DIRA Review
NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra acknowledges the outcome of the Government’s review into the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act (DIRA). The proposed changes announced by the Government will bring some improvements to the sector, but it also represents a missed...
Fonterra Gets Veto Rights on Open Entry Requirement
NEW ZEALAND - Primary Industries Minister Damien O'Connor will grant Fonterra Cooperative Group a little relief over its requirement to accept milk from all-comers, but it will also face greater oversight by the government....
IFA Reaction to Draft EU Regulations on €100m Brexit Beef Fund
EU - Reacting to the draft EU regulation on the €100m Brexit beef fund circulated in Brussels yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said Minister Creed must reject all conditionality in the draft regulation that does not relate to the actual income losses...
QMS Raises Awareness of Key Role of Auctioneers
SCOTLAND, UK - A tranche of activities to raise awareness of the key role of auctioneers in the Scottish red meat industry has been undertaken in recent months by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
Financial Support Missing in Thriving Uganda Dairy Sector
UGANDA - Dairy is one of the few sectors witnessing a positive response in recent years to the Uganda government policy to commercialize agriculture....
Villagers Clash Over Beef Sales in Brahmanbaria
BANGLADESH - At least 22 people sustained injuries as two groups of villagers in Brahmanbaria locked in a clash following an altercation over selling beef....
06 June 2019
Principles for Distribution of €100m Beef Fund Discussed at IFA Meeting
IRELAND - At IFA’s first regional information meeting in Claremorris for livestock farmers on the €100m beef fund, there was backing for the six key principles that the IFA Livestock Committee and National Council set out for the distribution of the...
Changes to Dairy Industry Legislation
NEW ZEALAND - Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor today announced changes to the legislation governing the dairy industry....
Ministry Unveils Plan to Boost Cattle Numbers
MYANMAR - The Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department is cooperating with the private sector on a five-year plan for natural breeding, asexual breeding, development of animal feed and pasture, and control of infectious diseases to increase the nation’s...
Beef Price Hiked Ahead of Eid
BANGLADESH - Just ahead of Eid-ul-fitr beef price has soared in the kitchen markets of Dhaka since Tuesday....
Food Prices Rise Amid Weak Production Outlook for Maize
GLOBAL - Global food prices rose for the fifth consecutive month in May, pushed up by rising prices of cheese and maize due to adverse weather conditions....
Hearing Highlights Implications of ERS, NIFA Relocation for Agri Research
US - During a hearing held yesterday by the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research, key stakeholders expressed concerns about the current and potential ramifications of reorganising and relocating two major agricultural...
Food Freshness Sensors Could Replace 'Use-by' Dates to Cut Food Waste
UK - Researchers say new sensors could help detect spoilage and reduce food waste for supermarkets and consumers....
Consumers Want Food Labelling Details Spoon-fed
US - In 2016, Congress passed a federal mandate requiring manufacturers to label bioengineered foods. Since then, industry leaders have been searching for quick and easily accessible methods for sharing information about how and why a product was bioengineered,...
05 June 2019
CME: Fed Cattle Futures Continue to Lose Ground; Will Brazil BSE Case Affect US Cattle Prices?
US - Fed cattle futures continued to lose ground on Monday, as market participants worry about the broader macro trends and the potential impact this may have on beef/cattle market down the road, Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports....
Drought Threatens to Wipe Out Over Half of Zimbabwe’s Cattle
ZIMBABWE - Farmers and livestock experts say escalating diseases, as well as the devastating effects of the El Niño-induced drought, have combined to put millions of animals at risk of dying....
Importing Cattle from Sabah Not Practical, Says SEDC
MALAYSIA - The Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) has continued to defend its purchase of a second cattle property in Australia, saying importing cattle from Sabah instead would incur high costs....
Dairy Export Volumes Advance to New Record
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy export volumes hit a new high after rising 19 percent in the March 2019 quarter, adjusted for seasonal effects, Stats NZ said yesterday....
Red, White Meats Equally Bad for Cholesterol, Study Says
US - Contrary to popular belief, consuming red meat and white meat such as poultry, have equal effects on blood cholesterol levels, according to a new study....
04 June 2019
CME: Live Cattle Futures Steady to Slightly Higher for Most of W22
US - A Memorial Day shortened work week has not been an impediment to the chaos that washed over the food and agriculture markets this week, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Can-One Receives Offer for Dairy Product Unit
MALAYSIA - Can-One Bhd has received a letter of offer from private equity firm Southern Capital Group Pte Ltd to acquire its wholly-owned dairy product manufacturing arm F & B Nutrition Sdn Bhd for an indicative price of between RM800 million and RM1...
Seprod Aims to Make Dairy Farming Comeback with New Merger
JAMAICA - In Seprod's 79th year of operation, the company has decided to merge its Serge Island Dairy processing plant in Seaforth, St Thomas and the recently acquired dairy-processing plant in Bogwalk, St Catherine into a single operation called Serge...
Brazil Suspends Beef Exports to China Due to BSE
BRAZIL - Brazil is suspending beef exports to China after confirming a case of 'mad cow disease', describing it as an isolated instance with no evidence of any widespread outbreak....
SIAL China Provides Platform for Expanding Opportunities for US Beef, Pork
CHINA - Continuing its work to promote the quality and availability of US beef and pork to China’s retail, foodservice and Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional (HRI) sector, USMEF had a huge presence at this year’s SIAL China in Shanghai, one of the...
03 June 2019
CME: Results of 'Meat Production, Distribution and Income' Report
US - USDA NASS released "Meat Production, Distribution and Income" last Thursday for 2018, along with the Final Estimates from 2013-2017. Among the reported numbers is cash receipts, value of home consumption and gross receipts, reports Steiner Consulting...
Live Export Relief as New Cattle Density Rules Delayed
AUSTRALIA - Cattle exporters have been granted an 11th-hour reprieve after being told yesterday tougher new rules that reduce stocking densities up to 15 per cent will not come into effect from today as originally planned....
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