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17 October 2018
View news from United States CME: Beef Demand Strong in Domestic, International Markets
US - USDA ERS released monthly retail meat prices last week for the month of September. Most major animal proteins showed a month over month decline in retail values with the exception of turkey, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Georgia US Steak Lovers Festival Promotes US Beef in Republic of Georgia
GEORGIA - Working to create awareness of US beef in the Republic of Georgia, USMEF conducted separate "US Steak Lovers" festivals in restaurants in the cities of Tbilisi and Batumi. Funded by Texas Beef Research and Promotion Council, the festivals were...
View news from Ireland IFA: Smart Farming Cost Exceeds Cost Saving Target; Ways to Reduce GHG Emissions Identified
IRELAND - To mark UN World Food Day, Smart Farming, the voluntary programme led by IFA in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has announced its 2018 results. World Food Day highlights important issues including food security,...
16 October 2018
View news from United States CME: Beef Production for W42 Estimated to be Higher Compared to Last Year
US - While overall meat supplies in the US continue to expand, growth last week was up just 2 per cent compared to a year ago, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
15 October 2018
View news from United States Department of Transportation Petitioned for Hours of Service Flexibility
US - Today, organizations representing livestock, bee, and fish haulers across the country submitted a petition to the Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting additional flexibility on Hours of Service (HOS) requirements. ...
View news from United Kingdom Exporters Fly Flag for Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb & Specially Selected Pork
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s meat exporters will be flying the flag for Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork in Paris this week at SIAL - one of the world’s most influential food fairs....
View news from Argentina Argentina Eyes Shanghai Import Expo for Great Opportunities
ARGENTINA - Argentina is preparing to make the most of the great opportunity offered by the first ever China International Import Expo (CIIE), said a top Argentine trade official....
View news from United States CME: 2019 Per Capita Beef Consumption Forecast to Rise
US - Below are highlights from the latest USDA WASDE report as provided by Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
11 October 2018
View news from United States CME: Steer Weights Reported Unchanged for 3 Consecutive Weeks
US - The number of fed cattle coming to market in the last few weeks has been near or below year ago levels even as the USDA feedlot survey put the 1 September inventory at +5.9 per cent above last year’s levels, reports Steiner Consulting Group,...
View news from Ireland IFA Reports New Funding of €20m for Sucklers in Budget 2019
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the new €20m funding for suckler farmers announced in this week’s Budget was recognition of the income crisis in the sector, but the level of funding was disappointing and more needs to be...
View news from United States NCBA Calls for Flexibility on Hours of Service Rules
US - At a public listening session hosted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) yesterday (10 October) called for additional flexibility on Hours of Service rules for livestock haulers....
View news from United States Trade Conflicts Fill US Food Banks
US - United Food Bank in Mesa, Arizona, like many of the nation's food banks, is reportedly facing a daunting task: Trying to distribute new shipments from the US Department of Agriculture caused by US President Donald Trump's trade conflicts with a number...
10 October 2018
View news from United States CME: Beef Imports Up in 2018 Despite Reduction in Australian Shipments
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports that the last USDA WASDE report pegged total US beef imports for 2018 at 3.037 billion pounds, 44 million pounds or 1.5 per cent higher than a year ago....
View news from Zimbabwe Masvingo Cattle Farmers Start Veld Fires to Destroy Ticks
ZIMBABWE - Cattle farmers in parts of Masvingo province are reportedly burning down tracts of land in attempts to destroy ticks that are affecting their livestock....
View news from United States August Beef Exports Soar to New Heights
US - US beef exports set new records in August with export value topping $750 million for the first time, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF. ...
09 October 2018
View news from United States CME: Expectations for 1 Jan 2019 Cattle Inventory
US - We are to the point in the year when questions are starting to be seriously asked about expectations for 1 January 2019 cattle inventory. Today’s article will focus on beef cow inventory and the slaughter levels in the fourth quarter that will...
View news from Ukraine Anthrax Outbreak Reported in Odessa
UKRAINE - Dr Andrii Zhuk, First Deputy Head of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Production, has reported an outbreak of Anthrax in Odessa....
View news from Brazil JBS Organises Animal Welfare Initiative with Cattle Breeders
BRAZIL - JBS has developed a project focusing on partner livestock breeders which involves distributing kits with handling flags, a poster and a booklet illustrated with guidelines to help day-to-day farm work that involves cattle. Twenty thousand units...
08 October 2018
View news from European Union EU, FAO Reaffirm Commitment to Build More Sustainable Future for All
EU - Last week, the European Union (EU) and FAO reaffirmed their commitment to tackle common global concerns such as rising hunger, bring about prosperity and peace, and build a more sustainable future for all....
View news from United States Zoetis Enhances Rapid Response to Emerging Diseases
When Schmallenberg virus spread quickly across eight European countries, causing fever, diarrhoea, and reduced milk yield in cattle, sheep and goats, Zoetis was swift to respond with Zulvac® SBV, the first vaccine centrally authorised in 2014 by the...
View news from India Manipur CM Says BJP Never Asked to Ban Beef
INDIA - While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) caders may be heard calling individually for a ban on beef-eating in the country, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh says that the party doesn't interfere with the eating habits of people....
View news from Malawi Malawi Vaccinates 30k Cattle in Lilongwe
MALAWI - The Government of Malawi has announced that 30,000 heads of cattle have received vaccination against foot and mouth disease (FMD). However, lifting a ban of slaughtering of infected animals in Lilongwe, Dedza and Ntcheu has been ruled out. ...
05 October 2018
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Down in September Amid Robust Supplies
GLOBAL - Global agricultural food commodity prices fell in September due to growing inventories of key staples....
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Minister to 'Stop Standing Idly by' as Beef Farming Goes 'Down the Tubes'
IRELAND - Addressing the IFA protest outside the Beef Forum this week (Wednesday, 3 October), IFA President Joe Healy said Minister Creed must stop telling everyone what he cannot do and act now to save beef farmers....
View news from Zimbabwe Govt to Fund Cattle Farmers
ZIMBABWE - Cattle farmers in Manicaland will soon receive funding from the Government to acquire animals for breeding under the Command Livestock programme....
View news from United Kingdom Standards Set to Develop Future Farmers, Growers
UK - To develop the next generation of skilled farmers and growers, AHDB, NFU and industry employers have joined forces to set standards for three new apprenticeship schemes....
View news from Global Agriculture a Key Area for Collaboration, Say Leaders
AFRICA & CHINA - African countries are enthusiastic about Chinese assistance in agriculture and infrastructure, as the continent attempts to eradicate hunger in a decade and speed up modernization to achieve the aspirations of the African Union's Agenda...
04 October 2018
View news from United States Raw Beef Products Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Newport Contamination
US - JBS Tolleson, Inc., a Tolleson, Arizona, establishment, has recalled approximately 6,912,875 pounds of various raw, non-intact beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection...
 
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