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27 April 2021
CME update: cattle futures climb on monthly report
US live cattle futures gained on 26 April, supported by Friday’s monthly Cattle on Feed report that showed smaller-than-expected placements....
AHDB's showcase in Singapore gives boost to UK cheese makers and exporters
Cheese connoisseurs in Singapore had the opportunity to sample some of the best of British this month, resulting in a number of potential opportunities for dairy exporters....
Wageningen University to create global animal production database
Wageningen University is leading a new initiative to create global online database with animal production data from all over the world as to better understand the role of animals in sustainable food systems. ...
Irish farmers have three more days to join Organic Farming Scheme
Irish Minister of State Pippa Hackett is reminding farmers who are interested in transitioning to organic production should submit their applications to the Organic Farming Scheme. ...
Brazil’s meatpackers turn to wheat as a feed alternative as corn prices surge
Large Brazilian meatpackers are embracing wheat as they try to fend off a rise in the cost of corn, the main livestock feed ingredient....
26 April 2021
CME update: cattle futures close narrowly mixed ahead of Cattle on Feed report
US live cattle futures ended narrowly mixed on 23 April, with nearby contracts pressured by lackluster cash cattle trade and position-squaring ahead of the monthly Cattle on Feed report....
Canada's 2021 budget to include climate action for the ag sector
Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada's plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure Canada remains on a robust economic footing - and climate-friendly agriculture is a key strategy. ...
US NFU welcomes the newly-introduced Agriculture Resilience Act
The Agriculture Resilience Act is a thoughtful, nuanced approach to climate action, says the National Farmers Union. ...
Great British Beef Week can help build Britain’s food brand
As the industry celebrates Great British Beef Week, the NFU is urging farmers to use this opportunity to demonstrate why government should support the promotion of world-class, sustainable British beef both at home and abroad....
5 starter tips to help protect your farm data
Producers and small businesses across Australia’s red meat and livestock industry can protect their data from common cyber-attacks with a new, easy-to-read guide about cyber security, that’s available to download for free....
25 April 2021
UK's Royal Academy of Engineering awards NFU £30,000 to teach STEM through agriculture
The Royal Academy of Engineering has recognized the value of delivering Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) learning through the lens of food and farming and its role in inspiring the next generation of engineers by funding the NFU’s brand...
24 April 2021
Home cooking and alcohol drove global grocery sales in 2020, says Kantar report
The global grocery sector grew by a record 10% in 2020 according to industry data, as pandemic restrictions forced consumers to stay at home....
23 April 2021
CME update: cattle futures extend their slide as corn prices surge higher
US cattle futures closed lower on 22 April for the tenth time in the last eleven sessions, pressured by fund-driven long liquidation and soaring corn prices that threaten cattle feeders’ profits....
UK researchers are learning more about lumpy skin disease in cattle
Researchers at the Pirbright Institute are determining which insects vector lumpy skin disease, an emerging cattle virus. ...
Weekly beef and dairy digest: analysis of Spain's meat sector
In this week's beef and dairy digest, read about Spain's meat sector and China's changes to its feed guidelines. ...
How US farmers can pitch in to address climate change
The US Department of Agriculture is expanding and renewing the Conservation Reserve Program as part of its strategy to boost enrollment and address the climate crisis. ...
USDA wants farmers' ideas on how food supply chains can be strengthened
The USDA is seeking public comments on how to make the US food system supply chains more resilient, diverse and secure. ...
Want to make the most of homegrown forage?
Corteva Agriscience is reinforcing its commitment to helping livestock farmers ramp up their forage agronomy skills with the launch of Forage Bites....
22 April 2021
Australian Beef’s annual sustainability update to be released at Beef Australia 2021
The Australian Beef industry’s annual sustainability update will be launched at Beef Australia 2021 in Rockhampton at a special Australian Beef Sustainability Framework (ABSF) seminar....
CME update: cattle futures sag on technical selling
US cattle futures closed lower on 21 April on lackluster cash markets, soaring feed costs and technical selling....
EU agrees to wide-ranging climate law to speed emissions cuts
The European Union clinched a deal on 21 April on a landmark climate change law that puts new, tougher greenhouse gas emissions targets at the heart of all EU policymaking....
US NFU voices support for proposed Growing Climate Solutions Act
The recently introduced Growing Climate Solutions Act can improve the credibility of US carbon markets, says the National Farmers Union. ...
Brazil’s meat lobby says new tariff waiver allows cheaper corn imports from US and Ukraine
Brazil’s decision to temporarily waive tariffs on grain imports could pave the way for cheaper corn from the Ukraine and US that could undercut Mercosur-based grain growers, says ABPA leader....
21 April 2021
CME update: cattle futures bounce after eight-session losing streak
US live cattle futures closed higher on 20 April for the first time in nine sessions as brisk demand for beef prompted a round of bargain-buying....
Plant-based food industry fights EU proposal to ban dairy comparisons
A new rule banning food companies from comparing plant-based products to dairy in their marketing could be agreed by European Union negotiators this week, despite protests from firms including Danone, Nestle and Unilever....
Tyson Foods expands onsite COVID-19 vaccinations to employees' families
Tyson Foods Inc says that US employees' family members will be able to receive COVID-19 vaccines at all future vaccination events the company holds, a sign of increasing supplies and expanded eligibility for shots in the general public....
Argentina re-establishes a meat export registration system, sparking fears of limits on shipments
Argentina has set up a meat export registration system, stoking fears among cattle ranchers of possible export limits as the government tries to hold down domestic food prices in the face of double-digit inflation....
Calling all UK AgriTech start-ups
Harper Adams University is launching Cultivate, an AgriTech pre-accelerator to support early stage ag-tech businesses with mentoring and expertise. ...
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