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23 November 2018
View news from European Union EU Dairy Farmers' Gathering Shows Slower Production
EU - Speaking following this week’s Brussels-based COPA Milk Group meeting of Europe’s dairy farmer representatives, IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan stated his fellow-farmers had confirmed lower production trends into the autumn and winter,...
View news from Global Eradication Isn’t the End of the Rinderpest Story, Says FAO
GLOBAL - Two international agencies have urged countries to remain vigilant about the possible re-emergence of the deadly cattle disease called Rinderpest....
View news from United States Students Score Big in Cattle Ranch Challenge
US - The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has announced the winning teams in its fall Purple Plow Challenge, Cattle Ranch Riddle....
View news from Denmark Problems in the UK Weaken Danish Crown Results
DENMARK - Much of Danish Crown’s business is performing well, but as a result of continued losses in the UK company Tulip Ltd, the group has decided to postpone its strategic target by two years....
21 November 2018
View news from Japan Australian Beef to Feed Aussie Athletes at 2020 Olympics
JAPAN - Australian Beef has been announced as an official partner of the 2020 Australian Olympic Team, giving Australian red meat an unprecedented platform on the national stage under a new sponsorship deal delivered by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)....
View news from Korea, South Steaks High as Beef Goes Blockchain
SOUTH KOREA - The Korean government said Tuesday it will use blockchain technology to track beef through the supply chain to provide consumers with information about the source of their food....
View news from United Kingdom UK Cheese Exports Slow Down in Third Quarter
UK - UK cheese exports in the third quarter of 2018 (July-September) continued to grow year on year, but at 2 per cent the pace was considerably slower than in the last two quarters. ...
View news from United Kingdom Red Tractor Launches Bid to Become Flagship of British Food, Farming
UK - A huge step in Red Tractor’s evolution has been announced as the assurance scheme bids to become the flagship of British food and farming....
View news from Denmark Artificially Intelligent Food Solutions Reduce Waste of Resources
DENMARK - Klavs Martin Sorensen is an associate professor in the Department of Food Science at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH FOOD), in the Chemometrics and Analytical Technology section, where he researches rapid methods that can optimise food production....
View news from Germany Vion Introduces Innovation to Deep-frozen Market
GERMANY - German meat producer Vion is introducing a new deep-frozen range to the market under the COOL CUTS label....
View news from United Kingdom Glenkiln Meeting to Focus on Maximising Suckler Cow Performance
SCOTLAND, UK - The next Nithsdale Monitor Farm meeting on Thursday (29 November) will focus on how to get the most from suckler beef production and will be held at Glenkiln Estate, Crocketford by kind permission of Sir Henry Keswick....
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Want Clarity on Future of Farming, Unions Say
UK - Following the publication of the draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and the outline Political Declaration on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, the Presidents of NFU Scotland, NFU England and Wales, NFU Cymru...
20 November 2018
View news from United States CME: More Cattle Placed into US Feedlots During October
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will publish the monthly "Cattle on Feed" report tomorrow (21 November), reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom Beef Farmers Could Boost Profits Through New Breeding Tools
UK - Five new Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) for traits that farmers are directly paid for have been developed to help farmers improve profits by producing more beef animals that meet target specification....
View news from Philippines Culinary Camp in Philippines Shares Advantages of US Red Meat
PHILIPPINES - Educating Filipino chefs and restaurant operators about the quality and value of US beef, pork and lamb, USMEF conducted a US Meat Culinary Training Camp in Bohol province, a popular tourist destination located in the central region of the...
View news from China Consumer Inflation Eases in October
CHINA - CPI growth was down slightly from September due to falling food prices....
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Enterprises Report Some Margin Improvement
UK - Despite some improvement in the financial performance of some types of cattle and sheep enterprises, the results of a QMS survey continue to highlight the challenge livestock farmers face in terms of achieving a positive margin without CAP support....
19 November 2018
View news from Global Global Milk Supplies Lower Than Expected
GLOBAL - World milk supplies have been tracking below expectations since around July 2018. This is, in part, due to actual deliveries falling short due to weather issues, but also due to a shift in production patterns in New Zealand (NZ)....
View news from Luxembourg Scotch Beef on the Menu for World Cup Chefs
LUXEMBOURG - A team of top Scottish chefs served up a winning menu at Queen Margaret University recently in preparation for the Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup which kicks off in Luxembourg later this month....
View news from Ireland IFA Dairy Chairman Disappointed by Aurivo October Milk Price Cut
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said the decision by the board of Aurivo to cut their October milk price by just over 1c/l is at odds with the other main milk purchasers’ call and will disappoint their suppliers in one of the most difficult...
View news from European Union Vegetarian Diet Beats Local in Lowering Climate Footprint
EU - A study released last month provides a more comprehensive accounting of the greenhouse gas emissions from EU diets. It shows that meat and dairy products are responsible for the lion's share of greenhouse emissions from the EU diet....
View news from Global FAO Helps Farmers, Frontline Defenders Stem AMR
GLOBAL - Farmers have a vital role to play in stemming the spread of antimicrobial resistance among disease-causing pathogens, and can make a significant contribution simply by adopting good hygiene practices during their day-to-day farm operations....
View news from United Kingdom Burgers, Bangers Sizzled in the Heat
UK - Old favourites - burgers and bangers - were the winners of this year’s barbecue season, with burgers making an appearance at almost 40 per cent of all barbecue occasions....
View news from Germany Germany Tackles Viruses, AMR Bacteria in Foods
GERMANY - The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) organised two symposia dealing with microbial risks in food in November 2018: "Food-associated viruses" (7 November) and "Antimicrobial resistance in the food chain" (8-9 November)....
16 November 2018
View news from United States CME: Feeder Cattle Auction Receipts for October Up 4.3%
US - USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) reports weekly feeder cattle sales volumes around the nation in their report SJ LS850. This can give a preliminary indication about trends in cattle moving into feedlots, according to Steiner Consulting...
View news from United Kingdom Dairy UK Calls for Urgent Answers on Brexit
UK - Dairy UK Chairman Paul Vernon yesterday spoke out, calling for urgent answers on Brexit and the threat to stability for business and the dairy sector....
View news from China Grass-Fed Infant Formula an Industry First
CHINA - Munchkin Inc, a California-based infant and toddler products company, has vowed to scale up its presence in the Chinese market by providing more of its high-quality products....
View news from Brazil Identification of Mechanisms of Pesticide Resistance in Cattle Ticks
BRAZIL - The cattle tick is controlled by pesticides, invariably leading to the selection of resistant strains. In Brazil, this parasite is currently resistant to a greater or lesser extent to all the commercial pesticides used by cattle farmers....
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