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14 May 2019
View news from Kenya Rising Meat Appetite Pushes Livestock Turnover to Sh146bn
KENYA - Kenyans’ growing appetite for meat and dairy products saw the livestock sector turnover hit Sh146 billion in 2018 from Sh135.6 billion, supported by private and county government value chains....
View news from Viet Nam Ninh Thuận Livestock Farmers Struggle to Feed Animals Due to Drought
VIETNAM - Farmers in Ninh Thuận Province, which has the largest number of cattle and sheep and goats in the country, are struggling to find natural food for their animals since prolonged hot weather has parched their pastures....
View news from Australia WA’s Biggest Dairy Farm Set to End Milk Production
AUSTRALIA - Milk production is likely to cease on WA’s biggest dairy farm and the land put to other uses, according to owner Ross Woodhouse....
13 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Higher Beef Prices Likely to be Cause of Slowdown in Shipments During Q1/2019
US - Market focus remains on ongoing trade talks between US and China. But it is still important to stay in tune with fundamentals, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Farmers Need Lifeboat to Survive Low Prices, Oversupply Caused by Trade War
US - On the heels of unsuccessful trade negotiations with China, the White House was expected to increase tariffs from 10 percent to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods early Friday morning. ...
View news from Japan EU Urges Japan to Drop Beef Block
JAPAN - The EU’s top agriculture official urged Japan to open up its market for beef from the whole bloc, saying Europe expected “reciprocity” for importing Japan’s famous Wagyu and Kobe beef....
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Prioritising of Brexit Aid Package for Beef Farmers
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed must maintain maximum political pressure at all levels to secure a €100m Brexit aid package for beef losses....
10 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Weekly Report for Beef Viewed as Bullish
US - The regular weekly export report for beef and pork was released yesterday and we viewed the report as neutral for the pork complex and bullish for beef, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from India Maharashtra Dairy Industry Still Divided Over Packaging Alternatives
INDIA - While the state government is considering a complete ban on the use of plastic poly packs for packaging milk, key stakeholders from Maharashtra dairy industry still seem to be divided on what could be the best alternative to the plastic pouches....
View news from Ukraine Ukraine Allowed to Ship Milk, Dairy Products to Bosnia & Herzegovina
UKRAINE - Ukraine's State Food Safety and Consumer Protection Service and the relevant authority of Bosnia and Herzegovina have agreed on issuing a veterinary certificate for shipments of milk and dairy products from Ukraine....
View news from United States Cattle Industry’s Beef Quality Assurance Program Develops, Distributes Extensive National Manual
US - An official manual for the Beef Quality Assurance program that is both detailed and extensive is now being distributed nationwide throughout the cattle industry....
View news from Viet Nam Vietnam can Reduce Emissions, Save Billions in Ag, Forestry and Land Use
VIETNAM - As nations look toward 2020, when they will take stock of their actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the 2015 Paris Agreement, many are seeking ways to increase their nationally determined contributions, or NDCs, to global emissions...
View news from Ireland IFA: Time for Minister Creed to Come Clean on Brexit Negotiations
IRELAND - Speaking ahead of the Irish "Farmers Journal" Beef Summit in Galway, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to come clean and tell beef farmers how much he is seeking from Government...
View news from United States Beef Demand and Cattle Prices
Cattle prices are derived from the total value that consumers place on beef products, writes Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Livestock Marketing Specialist. ...
09 May 2019
View news from United States Spring Health Strategies to Turn Up Performance in Calves
For cattle producers, a successful cow/calf program starts in the spring. That’s critically important this year, given the harsh winter that cattle across the country faced, writes Kevin Hill, D.V.M., technical services manager, Merck Animal Health....
View news from Taiwan Hot Pot Events Designed to Grow US Beef's Market Share in Taiwan
TAIWAN - Promoting US beef as the best option for hot pot dishes in Taiwan, USMEF teamed with restaurants in Taipei to organize themed events covered by both traditional and social media. ...
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Livestock Farmers Urged to Sign-Up for Open Farm Sunday
SCOTLAND, UK - With one month to go until LEAF Open Farm Sunday, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is calling on Scottish livestock farmers to get behind the initiative on 9 June....
View news from Global World Food Prices Rise in April
GLOBAL - Global food prices rose in April to their highest level in almost a year, led up by meat and dairy prices....
View news from Viet Nam Thanh Hoa to Have $162.6m Dairy Cow Farm
VIETNAM - TH Group on Wednesday started construction of its high-tech concentrated dairy cow farm cluster project in the central province of Thanh Hoa....
View news from Bangladesh DSCC Mayor Blames Extortion for Spiralling Beef Prices
BANGLADESH - Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sayeed Khokon has pointed to extortion in the cattle market for soaring price of beef during Ramadan....
08 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Wholesale Beef Prices Under Pressure During W17, W18
US - Wholesale beef prices have come under some pressure in the last two weeks, negatively impacting the fed cattle values, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from New Zealand Beef + Lamb NZ Says Methane Reduction Targets 'Unreasonable'
NEW ZEALAND - Methane reduction targets set out in government's climate change legislation are unreasonable, the organisation representing sheep and beef producers says....
View news from Japan Cattle on Diet as New Wagyu Brand in Wakayama Targets Health-conscious Meat Lovers
JAPAN - Some Japanese black cattle in Wakayama Prefecture, renowned for the distinctive fatty marbling of their meat, have been put on a diet....
View news from Global Arla Makes Over a Billion Pieces of Packaging More Sustainable
EUROPE - Dairy products in the fridges of European households are getting better for the environment. By the end of the year, across six countries, Arla is making 600 million fresh milk cartons renewable and 560 million yogurt pots recyclable, cutting...
View news from Ireland IFA Says Glanbia Must be Leading Payer, Not Just Leading Player
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said a huge level of anger was building up among Glanbia suppliers over milk price. ...
View news from United States Sensor can Detect Spoiled Milk Before Opening
US - Expiration dates on milk could eventually become a thing of the past with new sensor technology from Washington State University scientists....
07 May 2019
View news from Lithuania Rokiskio Suris to Invest €10m in 2019 to Step Up Exports
LITHUANIA - Rokiskio Suris, a leading Lithuanian dairy group, plans to invest €10.1 million in expansion this year. ...
View news from Zimbabwe Mugabe Dairy Firm Sings Blues
ZIMBABWE - Alpha Omega Dairy, a company owned by former President Robert Mugabe, is singing the blues with operations at below capacity and low uptake of its products in the market....
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