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18 October 2018
View news from Australia Coles: Applications Open for Drought-affected Dairy Farmers
AUSTRALIA - Coles and its customers have already committed over $12 million to drought relief, including $5 million from the Coles Nurture Fund....
View news from Korea, South Number of Cattle in Korea Up in Q3/2018
SOUTH KOREA - The number of livestock in South Korea rose on-year in the third quarter of 2018 due to more calves being bred, government data showed Thursday....
View news from Ireland 'No Back-sliding on Backstop and No Time Limit,' Says IFA
IRELAND - Yesterday, the IFA held a National Council meeting in Dublin in which IFA President Joe Healy said it is no exaggeration to say the Brexit talks are the most important negotiations for the future of Irish agriculture and its agri-food sector,...
View news from Global Workshops Highlight Advantages of US Beef for Middle East HRI Sector
UAE & QATAR - As part of an ongoing strategy to promote alternative cuts of US beef in the Middle East, USMEF partnered with the Emirates Culinary Guild (ECG) and Qatar Culinary Professionals (QCP) to conduct US beef workshops targeting the hotel, restaurant...
View news from United Kingdom Case of BSE Confirmed at Aberdeenshire Farm
UK - A case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been confirmed at a farm in Aberdeenshire....
17 October 2018
View news from United States CME: Beef Demand Strong in Domestic, International Markets
US - USDA ERS released monthly retail meat prices last week for the month of September. Most major animal proteins showed a month over month decline in retail values with the exception of turkey, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Georgia US Steak Lovers Festival Promotes US Beef in Republic of Georgia
GEORGIA - Working to create awareness of US beef in the Republic of Georgia, USMEF conducted separate "US Steak Lovers" festivals in restaurants in the cities of Tbilisi and Batumi. Funded by Texas Beef Research and Promotion Council, the festivals were...
View news from Netherlands FrieslandCampina: Milk Products Fit in a Sustainable Diet
NETHERLANDS - Every day, FrieslandCampina aims to provide the world’s population with the healthiest nutrients. Its milk products play an integral role, as they are a natural source of protein, calcium, vitamin B2 and B12 and phosphorus. This makes...
View news from Ireland IFA: Smart Farming Cost Exceeds Cost Saving Target; Ways to Reduce GHG Emissions Identified
IRELAND - To mark UN World Food Day, Smart Farming, the voluntary programme led by IFA in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has announced its 2018 results. World Food Day highlights important issues including food security,...
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods UK Unveils New Farming Standards Model; Brings Sustainable Change to Dairy Farming
UK - With ongoing volatility in the global milk markets, increasing consumer misunderstanding of the sector, polarised levels of support for UK dairy farmers and a new post-Brexit Agriculture Bill the challenges for dairy farmers are mounting. Yesterday,...
16 October 2018
View news from United States CME: Beef Production for W42 Estimated to be Higher Compared to Last Year
US - While overall meat supplies in the US continue to expand, growth last week was up just 2 per cent compared to a year ago, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Netherlands FrieslandCampina and Its Sustainable Dairy Chain
NETHERLANDS - Milk is the basis for many delicious and nutritious dairy products, which are consumed worldwide. FrieslandCampina is a cooperation of dairy farmers. ...
15 October 2018
View news from Netherlands FrieslandCampina Emphasises on Animal Health, Welfare
NETHERLANDS - A wholesome dairy farm stands or falls with healthy animals. Cows that are taken care of properly live longer, require less medication and produce more sustainably. The improvement of animal health and welfare is an important and ongoing...
View news from United States Department of Transportation Petitioned for Hours of Service Flexibility
US - Today, organizations representing livestock, bee, and fish haulers across the country submitted a petition to the Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting additional flexibility on Hours of Service (HOS) requirements. ...
View news from United Kingdom Exporters Fly Flag for Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb & Specially Selected Pork
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s meat exporters will be flying the flag for Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork in Paris this week at SIAL - one of the world’s most influential food fairs....
View news from United Kingdom AHDB: Maximising Environment for High Yielding Cow Meetings
UK - A series of practical workshops aimed at farmers with housed herds of high yielding cows can help optimise the environment and maximise herd performance....
View news from Argentina Argentina Eyes Shanghai Import Expo for Great Opportunities
ARGENTINA - Argentina is preparing to make the most of the great opportunity offered by the first ever China International Import Expo (CIIE), said a top Argentine trade official....
View news from United States CME: 2019 Per Capita Beef Consumption Forecast to Rise
US - Below are highlights from the latest USDA WASDE report as provided by Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
12 October 2018
View news from Netherlands FrieslandCampina Finds Way to be on Road in a More Sustainable Way
NETHERLANDS - Driving with a lower CO2 emission is a possibility with LNG fuel. In the last few years, FrieslandCampina has been working with its carriers on a pilot project with LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) as an alternative fuel for diesel. ...
View news from United States Study Reveals Clay Supplements in Dairy Cows Improve Immune Response to Aflatoxin Challenge
US - In the fight against aflatoxin, dairy producers often turn to sequestering agents such as clay to reduce transference of the toxin into milk. It's an effective tactic, but a new study from the University of Illinois shows that clay has additional...
11 October 2018
View news from United States CME: Steer Weights Reported Unchanged for 3 Consecutive Weeks
US - The number of fed cattle coming to market in the last few weeks has been near or below year ago levels even as the USDA feedlot survey put the 1 September inventory at +5.9 per cent above last year’s levels, reports Steiner Consulting Group,...
View news from Ireland IFA Reports New Funding of €20m for Sucklers in Budget 2019
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the new €20m funding for suckler farmers announced in this week’s Budget was recognition of the income crisis in the sector, but the level of funding was disappointing and more needs to be...
View news from United States NCBA Calls for Flexibility on Hours of Service Rules
US - At a public listening session hosted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) yesterday (10 October) called for additional flexibility on Hours of Service rules for livestock haulers....
View news from United States Trade Conflicts Fill US Food Banks
US - United Food Bank in Mesa, Arizona, like many of the nation's food banks, is reportedly facing a daunting task: Trying to distribute new shipments from the US Department of Agriculture caused by US President Donald Trump's trade conflicts with a number...
10 October 2018
View news from United States CME: Beef Imports Up in 2018 Despite Reduction in Australian Shipments
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports that the last USDA WASDE report pegged total US beef imports for 2018 at 3.037 billion pounds, 44 million pounds or 1.5 per cent higher than a year ago....
View news from Malaysia Nestlé Invests Over RM100m to Establish MILO Manufacturing Centre
MALAYSIA - Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad is investing over RM100 million to expand its MILO factory in Chembong, Negeri Sembilan, in line with its strategy of driving strong, profitable and sustainable growth and investing in Malaysia as a key manufacturing...
View news from United Kingdom Milk Production Growth Continues to Slow, Reports AHDB Dairy
UK - According to Rabobank’s latest report, milk production growth continued to slow in quarter three of 2018 as a result of the dry weather in the EU and Australia. ...
View news from Zimbabwe Masvingo Cattle Farmers Start Veld Fires to Destroy Ticks
ZIMBABWE - Cattle farmers in parts of Masvingo province are reportedly burning down tracts of land in attempts to destroy ticks that are affecting their livestock....
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