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09 April 2020
French milk producers need help from EU as pandemic grinds on
On 8 April, French Agriculture Minister called on the European Commission to help milk producers with surplus production due to low demand from the export and restaurant sectors....
USDA announces investigation into surging beef prices and flatlining cattle prices during pandemic
USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue will investigate why a sudden rise in beef prices due to coronavirus hoarding didn’t translate into higher cattle prices for farmers....
NFU calls for meeting with Defra Secretary to save UK dairy sector
The survival of many British dairy farming businesses hit by the coronavirus depends on urgent action from the government, the NFU said on 8 April....
How to support British livestock farmers
NFU and NFU Cymru are urging retailers and processors to support British beef and sheep farmers by promoting cuts of meat such as steaks and roasting joints in stores, which are now in high supply due to the complete loss of the food service market....
Why British dairy farmers have to discard their milk
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) has produced a Q+A document to help answer questions on why some farmers are having to discard their milk despite shortages still being seen in a few supermarkets....
CME update: US cattle futures rally due to bargain-buying
US cattle futures rose for a second session on 8 April as investors took advantage of steep discounts in futures prices....
08 April 2020
Farmer sentiment plummets as coronavirus concerns rise
The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer recorded its largest one-month drop in sentiment during March....
US NFU urges farm relief from USDA
According to the US National Farmers Union, the USDA must distribute assistance to farmers and rural communities as quickly and fairly as possible. ...
EU farm chief delays import curbs and green reforms
The European Union’s chief agriculture official said it was premature to restrict beef imports after industry groups called for additional support measures while battling COVID-19....
Cargill shutters processing plant due to coronavirus
Meat packing giant Cargill has shut a plant that serves grocery stores due to COVID-19....
CME update: cattle futures ramp up as investors take advantage of discounts
US livestock futures surged on 7 April as steep discounts in futures prices lured investors to buy back in....
RABDF seeks Government support in a new scheme to prevent widespread dairy disruption
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) is calling on the Government to help fund a short-term financial support scheme for dairy farmers whose businesses have been severely affected as a result of Coronavirus and to avert a larger crisis...
07 April 2020
Canada’s dairy farmers are poised to dump milk as coronavirus worsens
Dairy farmers in Ontario expect to dump millions of litres of milk due to coronavirus....
Take sustainable approach to worming youngstock
Cattle farmers should ensure their treatment for roundworms is sustainable. ...
South Africa earmarks $64 million for small-scale farmers as lockdown continues
South Africa has agreed to set aside 1.2 billion rand ($64 million) to assist small-scale farmers and support food production as a nationwide lockdown stretches on....
Three US meat plants close as coronavirus spreads
Leading US meat companies shuttered three facilities in Iowa and Pennsylvania that produce pork and beef due to COVID-19, further disrupting the US food supply chain....
CME update: US live cattle futures dive as markets become more uncertain
US live cattle futures fell to their daily trading limit on 6 April – prices for the front-month contract hit their lowest levels since December 2009....
06 April 2020
New mycotoxin app launched in UK
MycocheckUp.co.uk – new web app launches for dairy farms...
Antiparasitic treatment could help battle COVID-19
Emerging research has demonstrated that Ivermectin, a widely available antiparasitic treatment for cattle, inhibits the causative virus for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) in vitro....
US Farm Bureau tells USDA to help US farmers immediately
The American Farm Bureau Federation has urged the USDA to make special direct payments to dairy producers, livestock farmers and cattle ranchers....
CME update: cattle futures sink as coronavirus measures upend markets
US cattle futures fell on Friday 3 April as measures to control to COVID-19 pandemic closed schools and restaurants and sent US unemployment rates skyrocketing....
Uruguay union halts production at Minerva and Marfrig plants
A labour union in Uruguay has stopped the slaughter of cattle in the Montevideo area until 8 April as part of negotiations over salaries and measures to protect workers from the ongoing pandemic....
Delving into “less and better” meat
When talking about sustainable meat, we often hear the phrase “less and better” as the guiding principle – but what does that mean in reality?...
CoBank Quarterly: coronavirus pandemic and economic restrictions upend markets, industries and communities
Labour and supply chains among the biggest challenges facing essential rural industries both in the US and globally....
05 April 2020
Free remote Ration Performance Monitoring service now open to all
Alltech and Keenan have announced the launch of a new InTouch service that allows UK dairy and beef farmer to benefit from independent nutritional advice and support, free of charge for the next three months....
04 April 2020
Farmers urged to prepare plan B
Farming consultants have created an emergency document to help farmers plan ahead in case they fall ill during the coronavirus pandemic. ...
03 April 2020
European Commission announces aid for farmers amid coronavirus pandemic
On 2 April, the European Commission proposed a package of measures to soften the blow of the coronavirus pandemic on the EU economy....
Brazilian meatpacker BRF on recruitment drive amid COVID-19 outbreak
BRF announces that it will hire an additional 2,000 workers in order to maintain production levels....
 
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