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23 May 2019
Farm, Food & Rural Groups Support Ag Merger Moratorium Bills
US - Yesterday, a broad-based coalition of 219 farm, food, rural, faith and consumer advocacy organisations delivered a letter to Congress endorsing food and agribusiness merger moratorium bills introduced by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Jon Tester...
Cattle, Swine Supply Enough for Market
PHILIPPINES - The country’s production of hogs and cattle rose significantly in the first quarter of the year, indicating sufficient supply for the domestic market....
22 May 2019
Dubai Denies Claims of Cattle Being Injected with Milk-inducing Hormones
UAE - Dubai Municipality has denied claims that cattle are injected with milk-inducing growth hormones in order to produce more products for dairy brands Al Marai, Nadec, and Al Safi, which it said are imported from Saudi Arabia....
Adding Value Key to Scottish Livestock Sector
SCOTLAND, UK - The importance of adding value to Scottish beef and lamb was the key message when NFU Scotland’s Livestock Committee visited the Scotbeef processing site in Queenslie, Glasgow yesterday (21 May)....
€100m Brexit Fund Must be Targeted, Paid Without Delay, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said it is essential that the €100m Brexit beef package is targeted to the farmers who need it most. It must be paid without delay and there must be no strings attached....
21 May 2019
150,000 Growers and 16 Million Acres Impacted by US Midwest Flooding
The Midwest flooding crisis has already damaged grain and potentially many grain bin structures and is expected to present problems into July, impacting the current planting season. ...
20 May 2019
Current Milk Season Looks Good, but Not Record Breaking
NEW ZEALAND - With just over a fortnight to go, the country's current milk season looks to have been a good - but not stellar - year for processors as dry weather at the tail end crimped production....
MPs Urged to Protect Future of British Dairy
UK - Dr Judith Bryans, Chief Executive of Dairy UK, has urged MPs to urgently come together and agree to the shape of the UK's future relationship with the EU so that the dairy industry can adequately plan for the future....
Eastern Province Livestock Farmers Implored on Quality, Quantity of Milk
RWANDA - The Minister for Agriculture and Animal Resources, Dr Gerardine Mukeshimana, has told farmers in Eastern Province that dairy production in the country is still wanting both in quantity and quality....
China Imports More Aussie Cattle Ahead Of Pork Shortage
CHINA - China settled on purchasing more Australian beef as the African swine fever cuts through its hog output which might result in a pork shortage. The country's imports of Australian beef ballooned by 66 percent to 72, 460 tons from January to April...
Full Compensation for Actual Losses Suffered Needed
UK - NFU Scotland responded last week to a consultation into a proposed Members Bill on livestock worrying, urging the Scottish Government to ensure provision for full compensation based on actual losses suffered is provided for....
17 May 2019
CME: Grocery Store Beef Prices in April Mixed
US - Grocery store beef prices in April were mixed, based on data from USDA-Economic Research Service (ERS) calculations derived from the Bureau of Labor monthly consumer price survey, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Uphill Task for Livestock Farmers
NAMIBIA - Farmers will have to pay more to sustain their livestock until the next rainy season, the Namibia Agricultural Union said....
Saudi Dairy Giant Plans $1.9bn Investments in Growth, Innovation
SAUDI ARABIA - Saudi-based Almarai, the Middle East's biggest dairy producer, has approved a new five-year business plan with plans to invest SR7.1 billion ($1.89 billion)....
NFU Calls for Increased Mental Health Support for Farmers
UK - Mental health support for rural areas will become ever more important as the farming industry comes up against some of its greatest challenges, NFU Vice President Stuart Roberts has said....
Reducing Disaster Risks in Agriculture a Win-win for Small-scale Farmers
GLOBAL - Poor farmers can obtain significant economic gains and other benefits by implementing modified farming practices aimed at boosting their ability to cope with disasters and natural shocks, according to a new FAO study released this week....
IFA Meets EU Commission Officials on €100M Brexit Beef Package
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods and IFA Brussels Director Liam MacHale met with senior officials from Commissioner Hogan’s Cabinet in Brussels yesterday to discuss the details of the €100m Brexit beef package announced by Commissioner...
NFU Urges Congress to Halt Relocation, Reorganisation of Research Agencies
US - Despite concerns about how it would affect the quality, quantity, and objectivity of agricultural research, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is rushing forward with plans to move the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the...
16 May 2019
CME: Feeder Cattle Prices Take a Tumble
US - Feeder cattle prices have tumbled in the last four weeks, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
French Dairy Giant Lactalis Looking to Acquire in North India
INDIA - France's Lactalis plans acquisitions in northern India after bagging the dairy products business of Prabhat Dairy for Rs 1,700 crore and two other companies....
Trade Assistance Must Help All Affected Farmers, NFU Says
US - Following the recent escalation of trade tensions between China and the United States that will likely exacerbate the erosion of agricultural export markets and further depress commodity prices, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is expected...
EU Commission Support Paves Way for €100M Brexit Beef Aid Package
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said confirmation that the EU Commission has agreed a Brexit beef package of €50m for Irish beef farmers means the Irish Government is expected to provide matching funding of €50m, bringing the total package to €100m....
Organic Animal Farms Benefit Birds Nesting in Ag Environments
FINLAND - The abundance of bird species living in agricultural environments has decreased both in Finland and elsewhere in Europe. ...
15 May 2019
CME: Weather Plays Major Role in Dressed Cattle Weights
US - Cattle dressed weights rose above a year ago for the week ending 20 April after 22 weeks straight of weights coming in below 2018’s, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
UK Beef Giant Takes Over CSC
ZIMBABWE - Cabinet has approved a joint venture between the Cold Storage Company (CSC) and a United Kingdom firm, Boulstead Beef (Pvt) Limited, which will see the investor injecting US$130 million into the meat processing firm....
World’s First Complete Parent-wise Genome Assembly of Buffalo
INDIA - Dairy organisation, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) announced developing a new genome assembly named "NDDB_ABRO_Murrah" of riverine buffaloes....
Producing Food Whilst Preserving Biodiversity
GERMANY - In nature conservation and agriculture, there are two opposing views of how to combine high biodiversity and sustainable food production: nature conservation should either be integrated into agricultural land, or segregated into protected areas...
IFA Says Co-ops Must be More Positive on Milk Prices
IRELAND - Commenting on Lakeland's and Glanbia's decision to hold their milk prices for the milk produced by farmers in April, IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said it was important that, for the next few months, co-ops would adopt a more positive...
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