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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
View news from United States Cattle Futures: Markets Near 'Level Playing Field', Tuesday
US - Live cattle featured short covering on Tuesday after a seven week low was hit by Monday's prices, reports TheCattleSite analyst, Jim Wyckoff....
View news from Peru Livestock Earnings Up 15 Fold Since Foot and Mouth Free Status Declared
PERU – Earnings from Peruvian livestock exports have increased 15 fold since Food and Mouth Disease status was upgraded last year....
View news from Argentina Top BSE Status Granted to Argentina
ARGENTINA – A southern hemisphere food standards delegation has praised efforts put in place by government bodies to prevent and monitor Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)....
View news from United States US Farmers Call to Keep Ban on Brazilian Beef
US - US farmers have hit out at the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) proposal to allow imports of beef from several states in Brazil with a recent history of unresolved foot and mouth disease (FMD)....
View news from United States Analysts Expect Cattle on Feed Figure to Edge Higher, Friday
US - Friday's 'on feed' report may surprise many by edging higher than a year ago after a period of aggressive feedlot placements, is the message of Steve Meyer and Len Steiner's daily livestock report. ...
View news from South Africa African Breakthrough Links Ticks to Lumpy Skin Disease
SOUTH AFRICA – A South African researcher has confirmed suspicions that tick species are involved in the transmission of lumpy skin disease to cattle....
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
View news from China New Foot and Mouth Outbreak Confirmed in China
CHINA – A small-holding in eastern China has been confirmed with foot and mouth disease (FMD) in cattle....
View news from United Kingdom TB Testing Vets Show Appetite for More Work Under New System
UK - Vets currently involved in TB testing have shown interest in covering an average of five per cent more cattle than they do now, and increasing the proportion of non-client farms they test from seven per cent currently to 19 per cent. ...
View news from United States Some Cows' Infertility Linked to Y Chromosome
US - One reason why some cows cannot get pregnant may be because they have male (Y) chromosome fragments in their DNA, according to a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) study....
View news from Global Lilly to Acquire Novartis Animal Health
GLOBAL - Eli Lilly is to acquire Novartis Animal Health for approximately $5.4 billion in an all-cash deal that will strengthen and diversify Lilly’s own animal health business, Elanco....
View news from United States Cattle Futures: Feeder Cattle Looking Bearish, Monday
US - Bulls are fading in the feeder market while bears have a slight advantage in live cattle, according to TheCattleSite analyst, Jim Wyckoff. ...
Monday, April 21, 2014
View news from United States Cattle Futures: June Live Cattle Closed Down Thursday
US - June live cattle closed down $1.20 at $134.42 Thursday, reports TheCattleSite analyst Jim Wyckoff.....
View news from United States Groups Welcome Administration's Efforts on TPP Negotiations
US - Five meat and poultry organizations thanked President Barack Obama for the Administration’s efforts in the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations....
View news from United Kingdom Increased Cattle Carcase Weights Contribute to Lift in Supply
SCOTLAND, UK - The increased supply of cattle reaching the market over the past three months has triggered some concern among producers as prices have eased, reflecting the wider beef supply chain market conditions....
View news from Ireland Farm Profits Must Be Core of Future Policy, Say Farmers
IRELAND - The IFA delegation, which included Livestock Chairman Henry Burns and Vice-Chairman Michael Biggins, left the beef roundtable in no doubt as to the anger and frustration among beef finishers over what has happened to their incomes and viability...
View news from Ecuador Ecuador Opens Market Access for US Beef, Offal
ECUADOR - Importers are opening import permit requests for US beef and offal shipments. US-origin tenderloin, sirloin, and rib-eye cuts evidence the best prospects for the Ecuadorian market; there is also good potential for US hamburger patties. ...
View news from China China Reports New Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak
CHINA - The Chinese veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease at a cattle farm in Jiangxi....
View news from China China to Maintain Self-sufficiency in Major Food Crops
CHINA - Despite an expected increase in the country's food imports, China will maintain self-sufficiency in its main food crops, including wheat and rice, in the coming decade, said an agricultural report released on Sunday....
View news from Kyrgyzstan China Ready to Purchase Kyrgyzstan Dairy, Meat Products
KYRGYZSTAN - China is ready to buy dairy and meat products, fruits from Kyrgyzstan, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Joomart Otorbayev said during his visit to fruit groves in Aravan district, Osh region, on 19 April. ...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
View news from United States Cattle Futures: Markets Edge Higher, Wednesday
US - Cattle markets remain bullish following gains in live and feeder markets, reports TheCattleSite analyst Jim Wyckoff. ...
View news from European Union How Can EU Food be Produced to Higher Welfare Standards?
ANALYSIS - A five year plan has been launched to encourage the production, sourcing and consumption of food and products from animals to be from higher welfare regimes across Europe....
View news from Canada Ag Minister Promotes Canadian Pork, Beef in South Korea
CANADA - A cooking demonstration has been held in Seoul for 100 guests, showcasing Canadian foods including beef, pork, lobster, canola oil and wheat....
View news from European Union Project Promises Better Food Safety in Europe
EU - The PROMISE project, set up in 2012, aims to improve food safety across the EU using a scientific approach focusing on microbiological risks and their mitigation....
View news from United States California Beef Processing Plant Faces Fine over Water Pollution
US - A National Beef slaughterhouse in Brawley California faces a fine of more than $3.7 million for water pollution violations....
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
View news from United Kingdom McDonald's Business Tool Saves Dorset Farmer £10,000
UK – A digital business tool from McDonald’s has assisted a Dorset farmer in saving almost £10,000 by improving efficiency in the daily running of his farm....
View news from United States Capitalise on Drought Culling With Shorter Calving
ANALYSIS - A call has gone out to Kansas ranchers to tighten up calving periods as a means of benefiting from drought culling....
View news from United States Cattle Futures: Contracts Falter, Tuesday
US - June live and May feeder cattle closed down Tuesday to $135.42 and $179.77, reports Jim Wyckoff, TheCattleSite analyst....
View news from Australia Australian Beef Export Values Rise
AUSTRALIA - Matching the highest February beef export volume on record, Australian beef export values during February reached A$533 million, up 39 per cent on last year....
 
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