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Friday, January 30, 2015
View news from Global Feed Outlook: Arable Output to Break Records By 2018
GLOBAL – World grain stocks will tighten over the coming years but, after a small contraction, harvests will rise back to record breaking levels, predicts a grain market monitoring body....
View news from Australia 28 Per Cent Jump in Paraguay Cattle Slaughter
PARAGUAY – Cattle slaughter leapt 28 per cent, up 1.92 million, in 2014, as Paraguay's industry continued rebuilding from Foot and Mouth. ...
View news from European Union Campylobacter Cases in EU Stable – Listeria Rising
EU - The number of incidents of illness caused by Campylobacter across Europe appears to be stabilising, according to a new report from the European Food Safety Authority....
View news from Australia Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
AUSTRALIA - The following report is a collection of market summaries from the previous week across Australia's territories from analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
Thursday, January 29, 2015
View news from Namibia Namibia's First Foot and Mouth Case For Six Years
NAMIBIA - More cattle have tested positive of foot and mouth disease, this time in Namibia, the first cases in the country for six years. ...
View news from Norway Atypical BSE Case Confirmed in Norway
NORWAY – A bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) case has been diagnosed as atypical by Europe’s reference laboratory after officials were alarmed earlier this week....
View news from Australia Legume Varieties Surpisingly Drought Tolerant
AUSTRALIA – Australian graziers could have new legume varieties to help get them through drier weather....
View news from United States US Feedlot Inventory Tightens to Almost 20 Year Low
US - Feedlot placements in the US plunged below even the lowest expectations at the latest Cattle On Feed report, 8.1 per cent lower than December 2013. ...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
View news from United Kingdom How Can Carbon Footprint of Beef Production be Reduced?
ANALYSIS - The beef carbon footprint in the shopping bag in the UK is one of the highest of all the products that is bought by the consumer....
View news from Global Do You Feel Well Informed about Conditions to Use Antibiotics on Farms?
ANALYSIS - Concern has been growing among farming, veterinary and political communities as well as the public at large over the over-use of antibiotics....
View news from Canada New Task Force to Improve Agriculture Risk Management Programmes
CANADA - The Manitoba government is establishing a new task force to evaluate existing programmes and policies used to help farmers recover from climate-related challenges such as flooding, with the goal of identifying more comprehensive and sustainable...
View news from Global Food Insecurity in Conflict Areas Must be Addressed
GLOBAL - Agriculture and food security must be treated as essential components of peacebuilding and conflict resolution, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva during a special meeting of the UN Peacebuilding Commission....
View news from Global Malawi Floods Require Urgent Help
MALAWI, AFRICA - Farmers in southern Malawi urgently need seeds and livestock after intense flooding destroyed their fields and homes, washing away animals and crops and threatening local food security....
View news from United States CME: Cold Storage Report, Bearish Implications for Beef, Chicken Prices
US - The latest USDA cold storage report had bearish implications for beef and chicken prices while we think it was neutral for pork, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
View news from Spain Spanish Farmer Outcry over Oil and Fertiliser 'Paradox'
SPAIN – Spanish producers are questioning more expensive fertiliser given the fact that fuel is cheaper, highlighting a 46 per cent crude oil price drop last year....
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Exports Lift in Volume and Earnings
IRELAND – Ireland’s live cattle exports leapt 13 per cent last year, increasing by 28,000 head, largely thanks to recovery in continental markets and strong UK buying....
View news from European Union British Beef Europe's Dearest
EUROPE – Great Britain has started 2015 by retaining top spot on the official EU deadweight beef price rankings, ahead of Northern Ireland in second and Italy in third place....
Monday, January 26, 2015
View news from South Africa Drought Triggers Insurance Payout in Sahel Ahead of Humanitarian Aid
SOUTH AFRICA - ARC Insurance Company Limited (ARC Ltd) is to pay $25 million in drought insurance claims to three countries in the Sahel this month....
View news from United States Gridlocked Ports Are 'Big Threat' to Farm Prices
US – Union tensions have halted meat exports from west coast seaports because of a struggle over worker contracts, with major implications for beef, chicken and pork....
View news from Netherlands Vion Foods CEO Steps Down
NETHERLANDS - Michiel Herkemij will be leaving his position as CEO of meat producer Vion Food. Mr Herkemij and the Board of Directors at Vion Food have mutually agreed that after a number of drastic measures implemented under Herkemij, it is time for...
View news from United Kingdom General Improvement to UK Beef Price
UK – Deadweight heifer prices lifted 2 pence per kilo in both Northern Ireland and Great Britain, as euro against sterling pressure caused a relative drop for the Republic of Ireland last week. ...
View news from Thailand Erich Erber Honoured by Receiving PhD From Kasetsart University
THAILAND - In a dignified ceremony graced by the presence of HRH Princess Chulabhorn, a total of 2,450 students of Kasetsart University (Bangkok) received their degrees on Thursday, January 8, 2015. Erich Erber, the founder of Biomin and Erber Group,...
View news from United States COOL Not to Blame for Drop in Live Cattle Imports to US
US - The economic downturn that sapped consumer demand — not Country-of-Origin Labelling (COOL) — caused decreased demand for cattle imports into the US, according to a new study....
Friday, January 23, 2015
View news from European Union Processed Meats Require COOL, say Food Safety MEP's
EU - Meat used as an ingredient in processed foods, such as lasagne, should be labelled by country of origin as is already the case for bovine fresh meat, said Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee MEPs. ...
View news from New Zealand Farmers Call for Drought Declaration
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers believes that if the government made a medium-scale adverse event declaration for some South Island provinces, it would give more emotional support to farmers than financial....
View news from China China Gives Green Light to Chile Red Meat
CHINA – Trade officials have finalised a deal opening the Chinese market for Chile frozen beef and lamb, ending two and a half years of negotiations....
View news from United States Issues Stemming from January USDA Reports
US - The USDA's final estimates of 2014 US production and estimates of December 1, 2014 stocks released on January 12 revealed some potentially important issues for the corn and soybean markets, writes Darrel Good....
View news from United Kingdom Employee Motivation Day Set to Build Success in Agriculture
UK - Employees in the agriculture sector have revealed a passion for farming, with 83 per cent citing this as the main motivator for their daily work. ...
 
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