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24 July 2017
View news from United States CME: Total Commercial Cattle Slaughter in June Up 5.6%
US - On Thursday, USDA released its monthly tabulation of livestock statistics for June and the data contained some interesting insights, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Argentina Diplomat Seeks Bigger Import Share in Chinese Market for Mercosur
ARGENTINA - The Southern Common Market (Mercosur) should have a bigger share in China's food imports, said Diego Guelar, Argentina's ambassador to China, on Friday....
View news from Ireland Call for Total Contribution Pension System to be Introduced in 2018 Budget
IRELAND - IFA Farm Family and Social Affairs Chairperson Maura Canning has called for the current averaging system to be moved to a total contributions system for the purposes of calculating a person’s Contributory State Pension payment rate in the...
View news from Japan Marubeni Seeks Juicier Cut of China Market with $170m US Beef Deal
JAPAN - Marubeni has added a US beef processor to its portfolio, anticipating greater exports to China after Beijing lifted a long-standing ban on meat from American cattle in June....
View news from Korea, South Korea Strengthens US Beef Inspections Amid Reignited BSE Fears
SOUTH KOREA - The government said Thursday it has strengthened inspections on US beef imports following the detection of mad cow disease in the United States....
View news from Taiwan Taiwan Decides to Maintain Policy on US Beef Imports
TAIWAN - Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said on Friday that the current policy on beef imports from the United States will remain in place, despite confirmation of a fifth case of mad cow disease earlier last week....
View news from United Kingdom Warm, wet weather heightens parasite risk in sheep and cattle
Warm, wet weather may prompt rapid development and release of worm larvae onto pastures, increasing the risk of productivity-limiting parasite burdens in sheep this summer. While in cattle, lungworm infection begins to pose a threat to unvaccinated and...
21 July 2017
View news from United States CME: Beef, Dairy Cow Slaughter Up 9% Compared Last Year
US - Some of you may have noticed that there have been no preliminary estimates of the upcoming USDA "Cattle Inventory" report. While analysts have a fairly good process for estimating the cattle on feed numbers, it is quite difficult to come up with...
View news from Ireland Tighter Cattle Supplies Than Forecast for H2/2017, IFA Reports
IRELAND - Beef production and cattle numbers for the second half of 2017 will be much less that originally forecast, according to IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods who said this paints a much more positive picture on the beef trade for the remainder...
View news from Korea, North North Korea’s Food Production Hit by Worst Drought Since 2001
NORTH KOREA - DPR Korea's crop production for 2017, including staple rice, maize, potatoes and soybean, has been severely damaged by prolonged dry weather conditions, threatening food security for a large part of its population, according to a new FAO...
View news from Romania Advantages of US Beef Shared at Taste Ambassadors Event in Romania
ROMANIA - Introducing US beef in a country where it is not well-known, USMEF partnered with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) at the Taste Ambassadors exhibition, an event for HRI professionals in Bucharest, Romania. ...
View news from China Iowa Gov Kicks Off China Farm Mission
CHINA - Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is leading a trade mission to China that will feature officials from groups representing the state's major agricultural producers....
20 July 2017
View news from United States CME: July COF Numbers Expected to be Up 2.8%
US - Before we go over the estimates of the cattle on feed inventory, just a very brief update on the case of atypical BSE that USDA announced. You can read all the details from the link below but our opinion is that this should have very little material...
View news from Global Unresolved Technical Issues Expected to Delay Full Benefits of CETA
CANADA & EU - Unresolved outstanding issues are expected to delay the full benefits for Canadian agriculture of Canada's free trade deal with Europe, reports Bruce Cochrane....
View news from United States Coalition Urges Vaccine Bank to Protect Food, National Security
US - Citing economic and food and national security concerns, an ad hoc coalition of more than 100 agricultural organisations and allied industries groups urged Congress to include in the next Farm Bill language establishing and funding a Foot-and-Mouth...
View news from United States Study Reveals Health Insurance Costs Threaten Farm Viability
US - According to a new US Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor that affects their ability to run a successful...
View news from Taiwan Taiwan to Start Breeding Angus Cattle
TAIWAN - Beef cattle farmers in Taiwan have recently introduced a popular breed of pure beef cattle into the country, in the hope of strengthening the local beef industry, an agriculture official said Wednesday....
View news from United States China, US Applaud Comprehensive Economic Dialogue
US - Senior Chinese and US government officials spoke positively of their first Comprehensive Economic Dialogue (CED) in Washington on Wednesday after they reached a wide consensus....
19 July 2017
View news from Syria Animal Health Campaign Helps Support Food Security, Livelihoods in Syria
SYRIA - In strife-torn Syria, the food security and livelihoods situation of some 234,000 people has received a strong boost owing to a recently completed animal health campaign led by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)...
View news from India Cattle Sale Ban Intended for Animal Welfare, Says Government
INDIA - The ban on sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter was intended at the welfare of animals and tackling illegal sale and smuggling, the government has informed the Lok Sabha....
View news from United States US Beef Producers Welcome Renewal of Exports to China
US - With the market reopening of US beef exports to China, cattle sales are expected to go from good to better....
18 July 2017
View news from United States CME: USDA Raises Beef Import, Export Forecast for 2018
US - In the cash market, as reported by USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), fed steer prices were higher week-over-week, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Price Strong This Week
IRELAND - National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade is stronger this week with the base price for steers at €4.05/4.10 and €4.15/4.20/kg base being paid for heifers....
View news from United States Cattle Industry Leaders Establish Direction for Policy, Checkoff Programmes
US - More than 700 cattle industry leaders gathered at the Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting in Denver last week to help create direction for industry programmes. The meeting ran from 13-15 July. ...
View news from Ireland Recognition of Experience, Competency of Farmers Fundamental to Animal Health Strategy
IRELAND - IFA National Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has welcomed the launch of the National Farmed Animal Health Strategy (NFAHS) 2017-2022 and the Animal Health Surveillance Strategy for Ireland 2016-2021 by the Minister for Agriculture Michael...
View news from Japan Taiwan to Conditionally Lift 16-year-old Import Ban on Japanese Beef
JAPAN - Taiwan has decided in principle to lift a ban since 2001 on beef imported from Japan, action taken following the discovery there of cattle with mad cow disease, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement posted Monday on its website....
View news from India Cattle Trade Ban Hits Restaurants in Q2 as Meat Prices Rise
INDIA - The ban on trading cattle for slaughter hit the restaurant business during the previous quarter, with supplies of meat and meat-related food curtailed and prices on the rise, restaurateurs and traders said....
View news from United States US: Trade Deficits Key to Renegotiating NAFTA
US - The United States on Monday launched the first salvo in the renegotiation of the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), saying its top priority for the talks was shrinking the US trade deficit with Canada and Mexico....
 
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