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13 April 2021
USAID and key agriculture partners launch consortium to combat the threat of infectious diseases
A five-year animal agriculture program launched by USAID and led by Cargill, Ausvet, Heifer International and International Poultry Council will increase capacity of farmers, governments and other stakeholders to prevent and quickly respond to growing...
Brazil’s beef packers halt production as cattle prices skyrocket and demand shrinks
Brazilian beef packers are suspending production in selected locations, as a rise in costs that cannot be passed through to consumer prices have squeezed their margins....
CME update: cattle contracts end in negative territory
Cattle futures on the Chicago Mercantile exchange closed lower on 12 April after hitting a 15-month high on 8 April....
China’s meat imports for March surpass 1 million tonnes
Customs data from China shows that the country imported 1.02 million tonnes of meat in March, the highest monthly volume since at least January 2020....
How will individual EU countries deliver on CAP strategic plans?
Member States’ CAP strategic plans will combine a wide range of targeted interventions addressing their specific needs and delivering tangible results in relation to EU-level objectives, while contributing to the Green Deal....
Australia's NFF welcomes new Climate Change Authority Chair
The National Farmers’ Federation welcomes the appointment of Mr Grant King as Chair of the Climate Change Authority, as well as new members Ms Susie Smith and Mr John McGee....
12 April 2021
New Zealand’s Synlait Milk CEO to step down amid economic uncertainty
Synlait Milk Ltd says that its chief executive, Leon Clement, will step down at the end of April and that the company’s co-founder would take an interim leadership role....
CME update: live cattle futures ease after a week of surging cash cattle and beef prices
US live cattle futures fell on 9 April as basis between cash cattle and futures narrowed....
The UK's meat and dairy industry should maintain in-home offerings post pandemic
With over a quarter of the population saying they plan to eat out less when lockdown eases, AHDB has produced a new report exploring future opportunities for meat and dairy in-home....
Drought in western US could complicate the growing season
After 2020's pandemic-related challenges, US farmers were hoping for an uncomplicated growing season, says the National Farmers Union. ...
OPINION - The government can avoid talking about Brexit but the numbers don’t lie
An article written by Peter Hardwick from the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) explains that the declining level of red meat exports between the UK and EU illustrates the new-found trade friction between the blocs. ...
Creating a biosecurity plan for my dairy farm
Biosecurity is an everyday practice on most pig and poultry operations, but is it standard practice on your dairy farm? We spoke to the team at Neogen to learn more about biosecurity best management practices. ...
11 April 2021
New trailer for film documenting mental health struggles in the farming community
A new film looking at mental health in the farming community, called “Unearthing Farming Lives” is currently “in the making”....
10 April 2021
US advocacy groups petition for FDA to retain its regulatory capacity of genetically engineered animals
This week, thirteen national advocacy groups concerned about public health, environment, and animal welfare urged key federal agencies to maintain regulatory authority over genetically engineered food animals within the US Food and Drug Administration...
09 April 2021
CME update: live cattle futures falter after climbing in the first half of the week
US live cattle futures stepped back on 8 April after making gains earlier this week, despite continued strength in beef cut-outs and the cash market....
Research suggests link between Ireland's rising sika deer populations and bovine TB infections
New research from Trinity College Dublin establishes a correlation between rising sika deer populations and outbreaks of bovine TB. ...
World food price index rises for tenth straight month in March
Word food prices rose for a tenth consecutive month in March according to FAO data, hitting their highest level since June 2014....
Weekly beef and dairy digest: Australia's dairy industry contends with flood aftermath
US beef sales slip and the dairy industry prepares for peak levels of milk. ...
Canada makes further investments in worker safety at meat plants
Canada is investing over $12 million to build processing capacity and improve worker safety in Ontario's meat plants. ...
Australia's NFF praises decision to develop livestock in New South Wales
National Farmers' Federation Chief Executive Tony Mahar welcomed the move, saying that it is regionalization in action. ...
08 April 2021
New Zealand's Fonterra completes sale of two China farms
Fonterra has completed the sale of its two wholly owned China farming hubs in Ying and Yutian....
CME update: live cattle futures gain ground as demand remains steady
US live cattle futures rose on 7 April, with boxed beef leading the market higher....
2020 a “dire” year for Amazon deforestation, says new data
Deforestation in the Amazon, the world’s largest rainforest, rose by 17% last year, with wildfires, agriculture and logging as the main sources....
OPINION – African agriculture is ready for a digital revolution
Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank and Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation believe that data delivered by mobile phones can help Africa’s farmers adapt to climate change and boost the economy. ...
Strong commodity prices and improved financial conditions in the US boost Ag Economy Barometer
The US Ag Economy Barometer rose dramatically in March 2021, reversing four months of declines as farmers across the country became more optimistic about the future....
07 April 2021
Land management strategies could be the key to cutting climate emissions
New research that assessed 12 different strategies for reducing climate emissions from beef production found that using improved ranching management practices could lead to a 50% reduction in emissions in some regions....
CME update: live cattle futures climb on sustained beef demand
US live cattle futures rose on 6 April, supported by strong consumer beef demand and a firming cash beef market....
UK offers training scheme for potential cattle TB testers
Several veterinary practices in England are now looking to recruit people from across the agricultural community to help support them in fulfilling their cattle TB testing responsibilities....
 
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