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02 January 2019
View news from India UP Cabinet Decides to Set Up Cow Sheds for Stray Cattle
INDIA - The state cabinet meeting, presided by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, okayed the plan and said a "cow welfare cess" will be imposed for the same, a government spokesman said....
View news from United Arab Emirates 'Texas Beef Nights' Showcase US Beef in Competitive UAE Market
UAE - Collaborating with major importers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to create and increase awareness of US beef, USMEF conducted special menu promotions at popular restaurants and steakhouses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Funded by the Texas Beef Council,...
24 December 2018
View news from United States CME: Beef Export Data Remains Mixed
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports that weekly export data for beef muscle cuts were released last Thursday morning by USDA-FAS....
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba Confirms January Milk Price
UK - Arla Foods amba’s conventional milk price for January 2019 will reduce by 1.5 eurocents per litre....
View news from United Kingdom Red Tractor to Roll Out New Inspection Regime to Dairy Sector
UK - Poor performing farms are to receive unannounced inspections in a move to increase consumer confidence in Red Tractor logo....
View news from Ireland Second Consecutive Price Cut by Aurivo Blow to Farmers in West, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said the decision by Aurivo - uniquely among co-ops - to cut their milk price for a second month running was a real letdown for their suppliers, especially at a time when markets and the outlook for 2019...
View news from United Kingdom Dairy Genomic Indexes Stand Test of Time
UK - A major new study of Holstein dairy sires has confirmed that genomic indexes are a remarkably reliable predictor of actual daughter performance. This provides reassurance to the thousands of UK dairy producers who select service sires on the strength...
View news from United States Annual, Biological Rhythms Govern Milk Production in Dairy Cows
US - The amount and composition of milk produced by dairy cows appears to be more regulated by internal, annual biological rhythms than by environmental factors such as heat and humidity, according to Penn State researchers who studied more than a decade...
View news from Spain Small Family-run Livestock Farms Stand Out in Cordoba's Dehesa
SPAIN - A dehesa is a distinctive ecosystem in the Mediterranean areas of the Iberian Peninsula labeled High Nature Value due to the value of its ecosystem services and its role in conserving biodiversity....
View news from United States Updated Study Quantifies Value Delivered to Corn Producers Through Red Meat Exports
USMEF has received the results of an updated study aimed at quantifying the value delivered to US corn producers through exports of red meat. The original 2016 study, as well as the 2018 follow-up, were conducted by World Perspectives, Inc. (WPI), a leading...
19 December 2018
View news from Global Bedding material can impact mastitis risk
Dr Sandra Godden, professor at the University of Minnesota and speaker at the international meeting for the National Mastitis Council in Milan, Italy, spoke about the importance of reducing bacteria counts in bedding and therefore reducing the risk for...
View news from France Merck to acquire privately held Antelliq Group
The move establishes Merck Animal Health as a leader in emerging digital tracking, traceability and monitoring technology ...
17 December 2018
View news from United States CME: Wholesale Ribeye Prices Impressive in H2/2018
US - Wholesale ribeye prices have been impressive in the later half of 2018, holding above a year ago since the beginning of August, Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports....
View news from United Kingdom Cabinet Secretary Visits Scottish Retailer as Festive Rush Gets Underway
SCOTLAND, UK - Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, joined the team at a bustling Edinburgh Aldi store last week to offer support as the festive rush gets underway....
View news from Germany FrieslandCampina, DMK Group Sign Manufacturing Agreement
GERMANY - Royal FrieslandCampina NV and DMK Group signed a contract manufacturing agreement for the production of mozzarella cheese. The agreement will come into effect in 2019....
View news from United States Farmers Union Insists Immediate Trade Payments Happen
US - Amidst reports that the White House is delaying the second round of Market Facilitation Programme (MFP) payments, National Farmers Union (NFU) is insisting the administration move forward with the payments and develop a long-term solution to mitigate...
View news from United Kingdom Mixed Picture for Livestock Producers This Christmas
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish livestock farmers and crofters are facing mixed fortunes of farmgate prices as we head into the festive season....
View news from Ireland Dairy Outlook for Spring '19 More Positive Than Some Co-ops Suggest
IRELAND - While Brexit and international trade wars are creating some uncertainty, IFA National Dairy Chair Tom Phelan said there were many signs that dairy markets will be tighter and prices firmer into the spring of 2019. ...
View news from Global FAO Urges to Scale Up Response to Climate Change in Ag Sectors
GLOBAL - The world must scale up the response to climate change, particularly in agricultural sectors, FAO Deputy Director-General Maria Helena Semedo told delegates at a high-level side-event of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) in...
14 December 2018
View news from United States CME: Beef Prices Up by Less Than Tenth of a Percent
US - The Department of Labor released consumer price data for November on Wednesday, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Global JV Between FrieslandCampina, Millán Vicente for Spanish Cheese Business
SPAIN & PORTUGAL - Dutch Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. announced the acquisition of Spanish-based cheese co-packer and distributor Millán Vicente. ...
View news from United Kingdom New Project to Reveal Ideal Size for Livestock
UK - A new research project is aiming to improve production efficiency in the UK by enabling farmers to determine the optimum mature size for both beef cattle and sheep....
View news from Global Arla Acquires Branded Cheese Business from Mondeléz International
MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA - The deal is set to significantly strengthen Arla’s position in the Middle East and North Africa, giving access to new product categories, new markets and a state-of-the-art production site....
View news from China Massive Growth Prospects for China's Dairy Market Over Next Five Years
CHINA - China will see significant growth potential in the consumption of organic milk, yogurt and cheese products, fueled by increasing demand for premium products from quality-conscious consumers, according to a new report....
View news from Canada Consumers Increasingly Interested in Basics of Food Production
CANADA - The Coordinator of the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre says consumers are increasingly interested in learning the basics of food production....
View news from United States Climate Change Imperils Midwest Ag Production
US - A new Cornell University-led study shows that Midwest agriculture is increasingly vulnerable to climate change because of the region's reliance on growing rain-fed crops....
View news from Sweden Study: Organic Food Worse for Climate
SWEDEN - Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required. ...
13 December 2018
View news from United States CME: Corn, Soybean Markets Trending Higher Since Labour Day
US - Corn and soybean markets have been trending higher since Labour Day, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
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