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05 March 2019
View news from Qatar Japanese Embassy Holds Seminar on Wagyu Beef
QATAR - The Japanese embassy organised a Wagyu Seminar and Tasting event in Doha on Saturday to seek potential investment opportunities in the Qatari food market as part of the two countries’ efforts to promote the prospects of co-operation, as agreed...
View news from Zimbabwe Farmers Lose Cattle to Wrong Medicine
ZIMBABWE - Two farmers from Nyamandlovu are counting their losses after they lost ten beasts after their worker mistakenly gave the animals chemicals mixed with stalk borer powder which he had mistaken for a chemical to treat intestinal infections....
View news from United Kingdom Clydebank Students Learn How to be a Cut Above the Rest
SCOTLAND, UK - A group of second year professional cookery students from West College Scotland in Clydebank had the opportunity to hone their skills recently during a Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) butchery demonstration....
04 March 2019
View news from United States CME: Beef Replacement Numbers Revised Down
US - The 1 January US cattle inventory survey results were released on Thursday afternoon (28 February), reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom Industry Rallies to Highlight Credentials of Scotch Beef
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s red meat industry is rallying behind a brand new "Know Your Beef" campaign in a united push back against misinformation which will highlight the credentials of Scotch Beef PGI....
View news from United Arab Emirates Gulfood’s Growth Provides Opportunities for US Red Meat
UAE - The evolution of Gulfood as a global trade show continued this year, signified by the number of new customers – and competitors – attending the event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates....
View news from Ireland IFA: SuperValu Must Clarify Immediately Source of Product Sold as 'Argentinian Sreiploin Beef'
IRELAND - On Saturday morning, IFA was in SuperValu in Cashel, Co Tipperary, after members discovered product labelled as 'Argentinian strip loin steak' for sale on the shop shelf....
01 March 2019
View news from United States CME: Steady Increase in US Feeder Cattle Imports from Mexico
US - US feeder cattle imports from Mexico have increased steadily in the last three years and have continued to increase in the first seven weeks of this year, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from New Zealand Terms of Trade Slips on Lower Dairy Prices
NEW ZEALAND - Falling global prices for milk powder and butter meant overall export prices dropped 1.7 percent in the December 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today....
View news from United Kingdom Brit Dairy Farmers to Benefit from Share as Final Vote in Favour of Payout Concluded
UK - Arla Foods, the UK’s biggest farmer-owned dairy company, has announced that its British owners will receive a total of £64m (€70 million) as their 2018 year-end bonus from a European wide pay-out of £245 million (€290 million)....
View news from United Kingdom Importance of Red Meat in Children’s Diets Highlighted at Children in Scotland Conference
SCOTLAND, UK - The important role of red meat in children’s diets is set to be part of a high-profile Children in Scotland conference being held at Queen Margaret University on Wednesday 20 March 2019....
View news from European Union Arla Releases Reports on 2018 Annual Results, Social Responsibility
EU - Yesterday, farmer-owned Arla Foods published its 'Annual Report 2018' along with its 'Corporate Responsibility Report 2018'. ...
View news from Ireland Ag Minister Must Take Hands-on Approach to Solve Live Exports Logjam, IFA Says
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy met Minister Michael Creed yesterday on the urgent need for immediate intervention to overcome the logjam on live exports....
28 February 2019
View news from Uganda Irregularities Mar Kole Cattle Restocking
UGANDA - Local leaders in Okwerodot Sub-county, Kole District, have been faulted for frustrating the implementation of the government restocking programme....
View news from European Union Farmers Vote in Favour of €280 Million Payout on 8 March
EU - In a vote late on Wednesday, Arla’s Board of Representatives approved the proposal of the Board of Directors to pay out the entire annual net profit of Arla Foods to farmer owners....
View news from Japan QMS Flying the Flag for Scotch Beef, Lamb in Japan
JAPAN - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) will be showcasing Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI at Foodex Japan, Asia's largest exhibition dedicated to food and drink across Japan, being held in Tokyo next week (5–8 March 2019)....
View news from United Kingdom Shoppers Urged to Back Scotch Beef
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland is urging shoppers and retailers to boost their support for tasty, nutritious Scotch beef this spring....
View news from United States CME: Analysts Expect Beef Cow Herd to be Only Slightly Higher Than a Year Ago
US - The results of the semi-annual 'Cattle' inventory survey has been released and we hope to provide an update in our 1 March report, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
27 February 2019
View news from United States CME: Improvement in Beef Export Demand Observed
US - While parts of the Midwest continue to be hit with snow, affecting both cattle and hog slaughter on Monday, retailers know that warm weather is just around the corner, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Australia Multi-million Dollar WA Dairy, Processing Facility Takes Transparent Approach
AUSTRALIA - A West Australian dairy has taken an innovative step towards transparency in the industry with a plan to open up its new multi-million-dollar dairy and processing facility to the public....
View news from Russian Federation Belarus-designed Dairy Farm Opens in Sakhalin
RUSSIA - A big commercial dairy farm of the Belarusian design was put into operation in Russia's Sakhalin on 27 February, BelTA learned from the press service of the governor and government of Sakhalin Oblast....
View news from Japan Japan's Beef Imports from TPP Members Soar in January
JAPAN - Japan’s beef imports from members of a Trans-Pacific free trade pact that took effect late last year soared more than 50 percent in January from a year earlier, government data showed Wednesday....
View news from United States NFU Urges Ag Secretary to Work with Congress on Improvements to Farm Safety Net
US - As the troubled farm economy pushes more and more American family farmers and ranchers into significant financial stress, National Farmers Union (NFU) yesterday urged US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to work with Congress to make significant...
View news from Netherlands FrieslandCampina Signs Plastic Pact, Opts for 100% Recyclable Packaging
NETHERLANDS - FrieslandCampina is committed to using less plastic and does not want to use more (types of) plastic than necessary. For this reason, the company has signed the Plastic Pact NL. ...
View news from European Union Zoonoses: Antimicrobial Resistance Shows No Signs of Slowing Down
EU - Data released yesterday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reveal that antimicrobials used to treat diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans, such as campylobacteriosis...
View news from United States USMEF Economist Stresses Importance of Trade with Japan at USDA Forum
US - The importance of Japan as a trading partner for US agriculture was the focus of a 22 February panel discussion at the USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum in Arlington, Virginia. ...
26 February 2019
View news from Czech Republic More Infected Polish Beef Found
CZECH REPUBLIC - Czech Television (CT) reports that more beef infected with salmonella, from Poland, made it into the country. ...
View news from European Union IFA Calls for Ag Minister to Take Urgent Action in Brussels on Beef Crisis
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said Agriculture Minister Michael Creed needs to take urgent action in Brussels to drive home the magnitude of the Brexit situation for the Irish beef sector....
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