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16 November 2018
View news from United Kingdom NFUS: UK, Scottish Govts Urged to Resolve Differences on Agriculture Bill
NFU Scotland has called upon the UK and Scottish Government to resolve their differences on the Agriculture Bill. ...
View news from United Kingdom Beef Prices Hold Higher than Last Year
UK - The latest market commentary from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) released last week (9 November) shows that although cattle prices have cooled recently over the past month, they are expected to rise as demand for beef increases in the run up to Christmas....
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Strong, Immediate Beef Price Increase for Farmers
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said farmers are demanding a strong and immediate increase in beef prices....
View news from United States US Beef Exports Remain Solid
US - US beef exports remained very strong in September while pork exports continued to be impacted by retaliatory duties in China and Mexico, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF. Beef exports cooled from the record results posted...
07 November 2018
View news from United States Research: Can new marker identify mastitis resistance?
New research to study what genetically separates dairy cows that are more resistant to mastitis versus those that are more susceptible has identified a new marker that could be the key, according to Dr. Gina Pighetti, associate professor at the University...
02 November 2018
View news from Canada Quebec to be Compensated for Losses from USMCA Deal
CANADA - Quebec dairy farmers will be compensated for losses they might suffer in the new trade deal with the US and Mexico....
View news from New Zealand Kiwi Dairy Company Could Face Court Action in US Due to False Advertising
NEW ZEALAND - The US dairy industry has restated its view that the a2 Milk Company (a2MC) is making false claims in its advertising in the United States....
View news from Zimbabwe President Commissions Dairy Plant
ZIMBABWE - President Mnangagwa commissioned Innscor Africa Holdings’ Prodairy Milk Processing Plant in Ruwa on Wednesday....
View news from Ireland Glanbia: Year Progressing as Planned; Good Delivery Till Q3/2018
IRELAND - For the nine month period ended 29 September 2018, Glanbia's Group Managing Director Siobhán Talbot reports that the year is progressing as planned, with volume growth of 6.7 per cent during the first nine months of the year....
View news from Australia BCCI Says 'No Beef' on Menu for Indian Players Ahead of Cricket Australia
AUSTRALIA - The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly asked Cricket Australia (CA) to remove beef from the Indian squad’s menu when the team travels "down under" for a two-month tour in November....
View news from India MP Elections: Congress, BJP Trade Charges over Depleting Cattle Strength
INDIA - Less than a month before Madhya Pradesh goes to poll, Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) traded charges over depleting strength of cows in the state and proliferation of slaughterhouses on Wednesday....
View news from United Kingdom AHDB Beef & Lamb Seeks Industry Members for Major Beef Project
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb is urging anyone in the beef industry with an interest in beef cattle nutrition and performance to get involved in helping to shape a new project to deliver improved beef cattle feeding guidelines....
View news from China Dutch Dairy Giant to Help Rural Women in China Earn More
CHINA - Dutch global dairy giant Royal FrieslandCampina NV said it plans to train 3,000 poverty-stricken women from rural areas to become maternity nannies in the next three years, and provide nutritional products for 7,000 children in need....
01 November 2018
View news from United States CME: Choice Cattle Prices Parallel Decline in Choice Beef Values
US - One of the surprises in the cattle and beef markets so far this year is the avoidance of a collapse in Choice beef prices at the wholesale level during the second half of the year, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Brazil Genes that Could Lead to Improvement of Beef Cattle Identified
BRAZIL - Beef cattle improvement programs have focused for decades on promoting the rapid growth of calves. Now, the goal is to improve other traits, such as meat tenderness or ribeye muscle area....
View news from Sri Lanka Pelwatte Dairy Commissions Milk Powder Plant in Buttala
SRI LANKA - Sri Lanka’s 100 per cent local dairy manufacturer, Pelwatte Dairy Industries Limited (PDIL) further expanded its operations by commissioning a new milk powder plant within its factory complex in Buttala recently....
View news from New Zealand Westland Milk Lowers Forecast Payout on Falling Dairy Prices
NEW ZEALAND - Westland Milk Products lowered its forecast payout for the current season by as much as 6.6 per cent due to the decline in global dairy prices and butter in particular....
View news from Netherlands Agriterra, FrieslandCampina to Continue Partnership
NETHERLANDS - Earlier this week, Hein Schumacher, Chief Executive Officer of FrieslandCampina, and Marc Calon, Chairman of the Board of Agriterra, signed an agreement to extend the partnership between the two organisations for another period of five years....
View news from Global Further Changes in Corporate Functions as Arla Continues to Transform
GLOBAL - This week, Arla Foods announced further changes to a number of its corporate Group functions as part of the ongoing transformation programme Calcium....
View news from United Kingdom Red Meat Production Pays Price of Extreme Weather
UK - The extreme weather of 2018 has made its mark on pork, beef and lamb production, according to AHDB’s latest "Red Meat Outlooks". ...
View news from Global Global Food Prices Dip in October
GLOBAL - International food commodity prices dipped in October, as falling dairy, meat and vegetable oils prices more than offset a surge in sugar prices, the United Nations said today....
31 October 2018
View news from United States CME: Fewer Cattle Moving to Slaughter Plants in September
US - One less weekday for marketing cattle in September versus a year earlier framed the theme of fewer cattle moving to slaughter plants last month, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from France UK Meat, Dairy Showcased at SIAL Paris
PARIS - Quality cuts of beef, lamb and pork as well as a selection of dairy products from the UK were showcased in Paris last week at one of the largest and leading food fairs in the world....
View news from Canada Govt of Canada Announces New Working Groups for Dairy Sector
CANADA - Canada's farmers and food businesses are vital to Canada's prosperity, creating good jobs, growing the middle class, supporting rural communities, and bringing high-quality products to the tables of Canadian consumers....
View news from European Union EU Parliament Vote on CAP Budget Cannot be Ignored, Says IFA President
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said the vote in the European Parliament this week on the EU Budget shows there is strong momentum to reverse the cuts proposed by the Commission. Mr Healy said IFA would be continuing its campaign to deliver a CAP Budget...
View news from United Kingdom Early Warning Health, Welfare System Could Save Farmers Millions
UK - A new early warning system to alert farmers to the risk of disease among their young cattle stock is being developed by experts at The University of Nottingham....
View news from United States Weaning Time: 'House of Horrors' for Young Calves
US - Come weaning time, there’s a seemingly never-ending house of horrors awaiting young calves....
View news from United Kingdom Union Hits Road to Determine Future Agricultural Policy for Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland is taking to the road as it seeks the views of its members on what a new agricultural policy for Scotland should include....
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