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11 January 2019
View news from Netherlands Coop Netherlands to Introduce PlanetProof Label to Sustainable Dairy Products
NETHERLANDS - Dutch retailer Coop Supermarkten has announced that it will add the PlanetProof quality mark to dairy products that are sourced from sustainable resources....
View news from Sri Lanka MILCO Officials Instructed to Increase Daily Dairy Collection
SRI LANKA - Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Minister P Harrison has instructed MILCO officials to take immediate measures to increase its daily dairy collection up to 350,000 liters....
View news from Viet Nam Japanese-standard Dairy Products to Enter Vietnam
VIETNAM - Vietnam Nutrition Food JSC (NutiFood) and Japanese beverage group Asahi, the owner of baby food brand Wakodo, on Thursday announced the establishment of a joint venture, aiming to bring nutritional products for children that meet Japanese standards...
View news from United States Consumer Demand for High-Quality Beef Strong, Growing
US - "Beef. It's What's For Dinner" rang true in 2018 as beef prices remained strong and consumers regularly visited the meat case. ...
View news from Ireland IFA: Irish Beef Farmers Facing Armageddon from Brexit
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said that Irish farmers are already bearing the brunt of the impending Brexit through disastrous beef prices....
View news from Morocco Promising Outlook for US Beef in Newly Opened Moroccan Market
MOROCCO - As reported by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) in November 2018, Morocco is now open to imports of US beef. Monty Brown, USMEF representative in Africa, completed his initial visit to Morocco in mid-December....
10 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Fed Cattle Futures Contracts for February, April Show Hugh Values
US - Fed cattle futures capped off 2018 with December averaging $119.83 per cwt. That was the 5th consecutive month of higher prices, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Ireland IFA Meets Live Exporters to Drive Competition, Double Numbers
IRELAND - At a meeting between the IFA and the main live exporters in Portlaoise this week, IFA President Joe Healy said that Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed needs to prioritise the live trade in order to achieve a doubling in export numbers in...
View news from Global International Food Commodity Prices Hold Steady in December
GLOBAL - Global food prices held broadly stable in December, with rising international cereal prices offsetting declining sugar and dairy quotations, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said today....
View news from Oman Al Murooj Dairy Signs Agreement to Boost Production
OMAN - Oman’s Al Murooj Dairy Company signed an agreement with Indian Dairy Machinery Company (IDMC) on Sunday in Salalah to boost dairy production in Dhofar by undertaking a cooperative dairy programme wherein milk will be collected from cattle farmers...
View news from United Kingdom Japan Opens Market to British Beef
UK - UK exporters are set to benefit from a multi-million pound boost as Japan today (10 January 2019) opened its market to imports of UK lamb and beef....
View news from United Kingdom British Unions Urge MPs to Take Action to Avoid No-Deal Brexit
UK - The four UK farming unions have urged MPs to take all the necessary steps for Britain to avoid a no-deal Brexit, which could see catastrophic impacts for the nation’s food and farming sector....
View news from United States Ag Producers’ Sentiment Drifts Lower; Trade Disputes Continue to Concern Farmers
US - There was a modest drop in agricultural producer sentiment in December as farmers’ perception of both current and future economic conditions weakened, according to results from the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer....
09 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Weekly Feeder Cattle Receipts Above Year Earlier Volumes
US - Weekly feeder cattle receipts, as reported by the USDA Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) in SJ_LS850 ran above year earlier volumes in each week of December, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from South Africa FMD Found in Cattle in Limpopo
SOUTH AFRICA - The department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has quarantined an area in Vhembe in Limpopo, following positive laboratory results for foot-and-mouth disease in cattle in the district....
View news from China China's Farm Produce Prices Continue to Climb
CHINA - Prices of farm produce in China continued to climb in the week ending 6 January, with a rise in the cost of 30 types of vegetables, data from the Ministry of Commerce showed Wednesday....
View news from Ireland IFA Says Live Cattle Exports Need to Double for 2019
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said at current cattle price levels winter finishers are shipping major losses, which is not sustainable. He said prices are 25c/kg or €90 per head below this time last year....
View news from United Kingdom AHDB Reports Reveal Key to Growing Overseas Markets
UK - Valuable insight into how the UK can grow its meat and dairy exports in key markets has been revealed in three new reports – launched last week at the Oxford Farming Conference....
View news from Global Antibiotic resistance: what is animal agriculture's role?
Dr Scott McDougall, professor at Massey University and research veterinarian at a private veterinary practice in New Zealand, spoke at the international meeting for the National Mastitis Council about the growing concern of resistance stemming from the...
View news from Australia Managing Pregnant Heifers, Newborn Calves: A Guide for Lot Feeders
Australian lot feeders have a new best practice management guide to help them develop and implement their own programs to manage pregnant heifers and newborn calves, according to Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA). ...
08 January 2019
View news from United States National Mastitis Council Offers $200 Travel Stipends, CEUs Approved
US - National Mastitis Council (NMC) is offering ten, $200 travel stipends to dairy producers and practicing bovine veterinarians to attend the NMC 58th Annual Meeting, scheduled for Jan. 29-Feb. 1, 2019, at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront in Savannah,...
View news from United States US farmers' sentiment drifts lower; trade disputes are still concern
US - There was a modest drop in agricultural producer sentiment in December as farmers' perception of both current and future economic conditions weakened, according to results from the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. ...
03 January 2019
View news from Oman Mazoon Dairy Invests in Latest Technology at Buraimi Facility
OMAN - Mazoon Dairy Company is investing in the latest global dairy technology at its new facility in Buraimi, with a goal to produce 200mn litres of milk annually by 2026....
View news from India Spurt in SMP Prices Cheers Up Dairy Farmers
INDIA - The New Year is set to bring smiles on the faces of dairy farmers, thanks to firm prices of the skimmed milk powder (SMP) following export incentives by the government....
02 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Futures Market Points to Optimism in Feeder Cattle Demand in Q1
US - Feeder cattle cash prices have been falling for the last several weeks in major feeder cattle markets for 700 to 800-pound steers, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom Farming Family’s Commitment to Suckler Beef Production Recognised
SCOTLAND, UK - A desire to build their business has seen Aberdeenshire beef farmers Gary and Angela Christie push cow numbers in their suckler herd in readiness for their son Adam joining the business in future. ...
View news from Canada New Food Guide Makes Cattle, Dairy Farmers Anxious
CANADA - Canada is set to release a replacement for its decade-old food guide next year, and it looks like the document will likely be in line with writer Michael Pollan's commonly-cited dietary prescription "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."...
View news from Japan Japanese Beef Seen in Large Volume in China Despite Embargo
JAPAN - Beef from Japan appears to have been in distribution in large quantities in China although Beijing banned imports of the Japanese produce nearly two decades ago. ...
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