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27 February 2017
View news from Australia Government, Industry Partnerships Way Forward for Cattle Industry
AUSTRALIA - Cattle Council have welcomed a new collaborative research and development funding partnership between Meat and Livestock Australia, through MLA Donor Company, and the NSW Department of Primary Industries....
View news from Global FAO Reiterates Continued Support to Africa's Livestock Sector
AFRICA - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has reiterated that it would continue supporting Africa's livestock sector....
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Spring Calving Trend Confirmed by Latest Figures
SCOTLAND, UK - A distinct move by Scottish beef cattle producers to focus on spring calving is evident in the statistics for Scottish calf registrations for 2016....
View news from Global Enhanced Access for Irish Beef to Saudi Arabia Announced
IRELAND & SAUDI ARABIA - An agreement on enhanced access for Irish beef to Saudi Arabia has been announced as a major Irish agri-food Trade Mission to the Gulf region continues....
View news from United Arab Emirates Japan’s Wagyu Exporters Seek to Double Premium Beef Shipments
UAE - Wagyu beef is fast becoming the trendiest meat brand on restaurant menus in the UAE....
View news from United States USDA Invests $4.8m in Agricultural Programmes
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced 19 grants totaling $4,790,100 to support agricultural science programmes at non-land-grant universities....
24 February 2017
View news from United States CME: Important Fed Cattle Market Innovation Under Discussion
US - In this Daily Livestock Report (DLR), we provide some discussion of an important fed cattle market innovation which began in 2016 — the Fed Cattle Exchange, according to the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe to Benefit from Livestock Production
ZIMBABWE - Rural farmers in Zimbabwe and the whole of Southern Africa are set to receive a major boost in their livestock production through the expected launch of the beef value chain finance initiative this year....
View news from Global Project Launched Towards Sustainable Livestock in Africa
AFRICA - A project towards sustainable and productive livestock in Africa is launched on Thursday, by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and six African countries....
View news from Global Researchers Suggest New Vision for Future of Agriculture
GLOBAL - "Food production must double by 2050 to feed the world's growing population." This truism has been repeated so often in recent years that it has become widely accepted among academics, policymakers and farmers, but now researchers are challenging...
View news from Viet Nam US Beef Gets 'Hollywood' Treatment in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - Working to build and strengthen relationships with red meat buyers in Viet Nam, USMEF collaborated with a major beef importer to conduct a US beef promotion during a Lunar New Year celebration. ...
View news from European Union EU Agri-food Exports Reach Record High in 2016
EU - Agri-food exports from the European Union reached record high in 2016, according to annual 2016 figures....
View news from Ireland IFA Welcomes Positive Move by Minister Creed on Calf Exports
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has strongly welcomed the positive decision from Agriculture Minister Michael Creed to reduce inspection charges on calf exports by 75 per cent from €4.80 to €1.20 per head. He said this is a very positive boost to...
View news from United Kingdom Vaccination Pre-Turnout is Now Critical for Lungworm
UK - Feedback from cattle farmers during the 2016 grazing season suggests lungworm (husk) disease outbreaks are becoming more prevalent and unpredictable....
23 February 2017
View news from United States CME: Pre-report Estimates Show Cattle Marketed During January Up 10.2%
US - On Friday, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will publish their monthly 'Cattle on Feed' report, which is based on a survey of all feedlots with an animal capacity of 1,000 head or more, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
View news from Australia Indonesia Increases Weight Limit for Imported Aussie Cattle
AUSTRALIA - The Indonesian Government has signed off on changes to the maximum average weight of feeder cattle imported from Australia....
View news from European Union EU Report Reveals Antibiotic Resistance Remains High
EU - Bacteria found in humans, animals and food continue to show resistance to widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease...
View news from United Kingdom Trade, Investment Deals Post-Brexit Grab Spotlight at NFU Conference
UK - A panel of experts at the NFU Conference considered a number of the unanswered questions on the country’s future position on international trade and investment post-Brexit....
View news from United Kingdom Right Funds, Regulation Vital for Farming’s Future, Says Report
UK - A new report from the NFU urges Government and research providers to invest in agricultural R&D and to enable British farmers to use the latest technologies....
View news from Ireland European Commission Launches Public Consultation on CAP
EU - The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)....
22 February 2017
View news from United States CME: Market Ready Cattle Prices Sustain Impressive Rally
US - Market ready cattle prices, basis the USDA-AMS 5 Market average, have sustained an impressive rally from Christmas week of 2016 to early February, according to the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Scientists Weigh in on 'Next Frontier' for Beef Quality Research
US - When it comes to beef, certain traits, like tenderness, are easier to quantify than others....
View news from Ireland IFA: Cattle Prices Steady
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said cattle prices are steady at a base of €3.80 for steers and €3.90 for heifers, with some top prices of €3.95/kg paid for heifers....
View news from United Kingdom IFA President Welcomes Strong Stand Taken by NFU President on Standards for Imported Food Post-Brexit
UK - IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the strong stand taken by the President of the National Farmers Union of England and Wales (NFU) by insisting that only food produced to the same standards as in the UK should be allowed into the UK post-Brexit....
21 February 2017
View news from United States CME: Slip in 2016 Beef, Pork Retail Demand Indexes Compared to 2015
US - From an economist’s perspective, a demand index is a depictions changes over time compared to a base period (i.e. shifts in the demand relationship). Graphically, demand is a curve with prices on the vertical axis and quantities on a horizontal...
View news from China First Shipment of Australian Beef Cattle Arrives in East China
CHINA - A total of 1,195 head of live beef cattle arrived in east China's Shandong Province Monday, the first batch of imported sea-borne beef cattle to the country....
View news from Indonesia Companies Team Up to Develop Livestock Industry
INDONESIA - Two state-owned companies – PT Rajawali Nusantara Indonesia (RNI) and PT Berdikari – have signed an agreement to develop the livestock industry, specifically cattle and chicken breeding, as well as the animal feed industry....
View news from United States Gene Editing can Complement Traditional Food-animal Improvements
US - Gene editing - one of the newest and most promising tools of biotechnology - enables animal breeders to make beneficial genetic changes, without bringing along unwanted genetic changes....
 
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