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01 March 2021
Chinese investment in Australia plummets amid tensions
Chinese investment in Australia fell by 61% in 2020 to the lowest level recorded by the Australian National University in six years, coinciding with a worsening diplomatic dispute....
EuroTier 2021: Strong future ahead for Russian dairy industry
FOREIGN investors looking for good returns on their capital should look closely at the Russian dairy industry as the future holds very strong growth potential there, writes Chris McCullough with live coverage from EuroTier 2021....
22 February 2021
USDA Ag Outlook Forum: US dairy industry still facing uncertainties
The US dairy sector entered 2021 still in flux following the unprecedented disruptions brought about by COVID-19 in 2020, USDA said Friday in its closely watched annual Ag Outlook Forum. ...
19 February 2021
Editorial: bluster and triumphalism over the UK's Free Trade Agreements are misplaced
The benefits of the UK's post-Brexit Free Trade Agreements are being overstated, according to JP Garnier of MeatWise International Consultancy....
18 February 2021
CME update: cattle futures sag as US cold snap stalls slaughter operations
US cattle futures dropped on 17 February as wintry weather and power outages hampered meat-packing operations, slowing the pace of slaughter and reducing demand for market-ready animals....
17 February 2021
UK's red meat exports top £1.5 billion in unprecedented year
The UK's red meat exports valued at £1.5 billion despite COVID-19 shocks and increases in domestic demand. ...
16 February 2021
US dairy exports volume sets all-time high mark in 2020
Despite significant disruptions in trade throughout 2020, the United States exported nearly 2.4 million metric tons of dairy goods last year–a record-setting mark, according to data released today by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). ...
Growth seen in Kansas dairy industry despite fewer farms
Kansas is well known for beef production, but the state’s dairy industry has grown significantly over the past 20 years and Kansas State University’s Mike Brouk expects that trend to continue....
UK beef production dips lower in January
The latest statistics from Defra show that UK beef production in January was 3% lower than the same month last year, at 76,400 tonnes, writes Hannah Clarke, Livestock Analyst with AHDB. ...
12 February 2021
Implications of Brexit on the animal science sector
British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) Vice-President Kim Matthews discusses the implications and fallout of Brexit on the animal science sector, and what the future holds going forward. BSAS communications lead Jason Simms reports on his discussion...
EU farming organisations take stand against proposed trade deal with Mercosur
EU farming unions have started a campaign to explain why they cannot support the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement as it stands. ...
Weekly global protein digest: exports, COVID-19, dairy adverts and organic pricing
This week's poultry highlights include exports, post-Brexit export delays, meatpacking plant worker vaccine concerns. Plus, we'll cover important pig and poultry global news....
11 February 2021
A closer look at the UK's free trade agreement with Japan
A UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement had been agreed in principle by the two parties, so what does it include? ...
British meat processors set up shop in EU to avoid red tape
Meat processing companies in the United Kingdom are registering their businesses in the European Union to bypass export delays as Brexit erodes their ability to trade....
US December beef exports are outstanding - USMEF
Reporting from the US Meat Exporters Federation shows that US beef exports showed strong momentum, with December 2020 posting one of the best months on record. ...
10 February 2021
A year of challenges for red meat exports
The year 2020 was extraordinary, full of numerous challenges and unique circumstances, many of which were driven by the outbreak and rapid spread of COVID-19 around the world. However, the prominent influence on Australian red meat exports was the contraction...
09 February 2021
November US Beef Exports Largest in More than a Year; Pork Top Previous Annual Record
U.S. beef exports posted one of the best months on record in November, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)....
08 February 2021
CME update: live cattle futures top one-year high on strong demand
US live cattle futures reached their highest point in a year on 5 February, while March feeder cattle futures slid back from previous highs....
05 February 2021
UN food price index hits 6½-year high, prompting fears of global food inflation
Global food prices rose for an eighth consecutive month in January, reaching their highest level since July 2014....
04 February 2021
Irish Farmers Association calls for in-depth analysis of EU Green Deal
The President of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has called for the Minister for Agriculture to conduct an impact analysis of the EU’s Farm to Fork and biodiversity strategies to account for economic and social implications of the policies....
CME update: cattle futures slip despite solid domestic demand
US live and feeder cattle futures settled lower on 3 February as traders pin hopes on increased meat demand from China....
03 February 2021
Bull run in US grain futures markets is in high gear, but for how long?
US grain futures markets the past few months have rallied strongly, setting multi-year highs. As of this writing, nearby corn futures have notched a 7.5-year high of $5.55 3/4 a bushel, nearby soybean futures a 6.5-year high of $14.38 1/4 a bushel and...
02 February 2021
What's on the horizon for UK agriculture?
The latest Agri-Market Outlook from the AHDB explores the UK farm sector's prospects for 2021. ...
01 February 2021
White House plans to review terms of US-China trade deal
The Biden administration will review all national security measures put in place by the former administration, including the US-China Phase 1 trade deal signed in January 2020....
CME update: live cattle futures slip on end-month profit-taking
US live cattle futures closed lower on 29 January as traders booked profits at the end of the week and month while Wall Street equity markets declined....
New reports shows UK shoppers backing British farmers
A new report from the AHDB finds that consumer attitudes towards UK farmers have grown more positive amid a challenging year and significant upheavals in the agriculture sector. ...
29 January 2021
Shorthorns shine in Scotland’s first cattle-only on-farm Yourbid sale
Over 300 online bids were placed during an on-farm breeding cattle sale, hosted by Fearn Farm, Ross-Shire on Friday 22 January 2021....
27 January 2021
Global milk supply growth forecast to slow in 2021
Despite the disruption to food markets by coronavirus early in the year, dairy markets recovered quickly and remained surprisingly robust through 2020, writes Patty Clayton, analyst with AHDB. ...
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