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29 March 2017
View news from United States CME: Beef Production During Q1 Expected to Rise
US - Choice grade carcass beef values have taken off like a rocket during the last month, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Beef Industry Urges President Trump to Help Get US Beef Back into China
US - On Monday, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association today sent a coalition letter to President Donald Trump, urging him to raise the restoration of US beef access to China when he meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in April. Leaders from...
View news from Gambia Ag Minister Wants Gambia to be Livestock Exporting Country
GAMBIA - The Minister of Agriculture has called on his staff of The Gambia Livestock Marketing Agency (GLMA) to redouble their efforts in promoting livestock production to satisfy local demand and enable the country export livestock products. ...
View news from Global Farming Becoming Riskier Under Climate Change
GLOBAL - Scientists the world over are working to predict how climate change will affect our planet. It is an extremely complex puzzle with many moving parts, but a few patterns have been consistent, including the prediction that farming as we know it...
View news from China Nutriad Opens New Plant in China
CHINA - Traditional Chinese dragon dances were on display when Nutriad, together with local partners, opened its new palatability factory in Nantong (China). ...
View news from Global Renegotiation Likely to Jeopardise US Food Processors Access to Canadian Products
US & CANADA - The Research Lead with Agri-Food Economic Systems says US food processors need to be sensitive to the potential impact on them of reduced access to imported Canadian products under a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement,...
28 March 2017
View news from United States CME: Cattle Marketed up 3.6% During February
US - Last week cattle futures prices were pulled much higher week-over-week, the driver was two consecutive weeks of strong cash markets, report Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Cattlemen Call on USDA to Withdraw Damaging GIPSA Rules
US - Last week, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association called on USDA to withdraw the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Act interim final and proposed rules, collectively labeled with the misleading title, Farmer Fair Practices Rules. ...
View news from European Union IFA Pushes Case in Brussels for Ban on Brazilian Meat
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has met with Irish MEPs, senior officials in the EU Commission in DG Sante, DG Agriculture, Commissioner Hogan’s cabinet and COPA, to reiterate the IFA call for a ban on Brazilian meat imports....
View news from United States Livestock Grazing Effects on Sage-grouse
US - Effects of livestock grazing on greater sage-grouse populations can be positive or negative depending on the amount of grazing and when grazing occurs....
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Prices on the Up as Numbers Tighten
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices are on the up this week and factories are finding it very hard to get numbers with tighter supplies....
View news from Canada Interest in Issues Related to Livestock Transportation Builds Up
CANADA - The General Manager of the National Farm Animal Care Council says the general public is becoming more aware of and interested in issues related to the transport of livestock, Bruce Cochrane writes....
27 March 2017
View news from Thailand Nutriad Showcases Additive Solutions for Responsible Antibiotics Use at VIV Asia
THAILAND - The pressure on the use of AGP’s in Asia has gained momentum since the Korean ban in 2011. At the recent VIV Asia in Bangkok (Thailand), multinational feed additives producer NUTRIAD, presented solutions for reduction of antibiotics usage...
View news from Kenya Crisis Slows Efforts to Reclaim European Beef Market
KENYA - The land invasions experienced in Laikipia County could slow down Kenya’s efforts to reclaim its beef export quota to the European Union, which it lost 25 years ago....
View news from Global China, NZ Agree to Start Talks on Upgrading FTA in Late April
CHINA & NEW ZEALAND - China and New Zealand agreed to start talks on upgrading a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) in late April....
View news from Ireland Brexit Cannot Derail Farming, Food Growth Targets, Says IFA
IRELAND - Speaking at the ASA debate on Brexit in Kilkenny last week, IFA President Joe Healy dismissed any suggestion of diluting growth targets for the farming and food industry because of Brexit. ...
View news from United States CME: Total Commercial Cattle Slaughter in February Up 3.5%
US - USDA issued its monthly production statistics for beef and pork, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
24 March 2017
View news from United States CME: Beef Inventory in Cold Storage at February End Down 0.8%
US - The latest USDA cold storage report did not present any major surprises but broadly speaking we thought it buttressed the bullish case for beef prices in the very near term, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Producers Prioritise FMD Vaccine Bank in Farm Bill
US - The US pork industry’s top priority for the next Farm Bill is establishing a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank, the National Pork Producers Council told a House Agriculture subcommittee in testimony earlier this week....
View news from United States Beef Checkoff's MBA Programme Reaches 10,000 Grads
US - This month, the beef checkoff’s Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) programme, reached 10,000 graduates. This group of beef and dairy producers – along with chefs, teachers, doctors, dietitians and others in the beef community – has stepped up and...
View news from Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Halts Brazilian Beef, Poultry Imports
SAUDI ARABIA - Saudi Arabia has stopped beef and poultry imports from four Brazilian companies over concerns about food safety after accusations that individuals had been bribed to allow sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats....
View news from Jamaica Dominica, St Lucia Ban Corned Beef from Brazil
JAMAICA - Dominica and St Lucia are two of the latest Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states to announce a ban on the imports of corned beef from Brazil....
View news from China Major Interest in US Beef Shown at Shanghai Food Show
CHINA - Offering Chinese traders and HRI managers samples of US pork loin, brisket and boneless butt, USMEF was able to demonstrate the products’ quality and versatility at the Food and Hotel China (FHC) Shanghai Food Show....
View news from Thailand Erber Group Plans New Clinical Pig Health Research Center at Kasetsart University
THAILAND - The ERBER Group has announced plans to open a new clinical research center for pig health at the Khamphaeng Saen Campus of Kasetsart University in the Nakhon Pathom province of Thailand....
23 March 2017
View news from United States CME: Key Countries Suspend Brazilian Meat Imports Due to Scandal
US - The scandal that has affected the Brazilian meat packing and processing industry in recent weeks continued to play out, with a number of key importing countries announcing that they would suspend, curtail or enhance inspections of meat from that...
View news from European Union IFA Reiterates Call for Ban on Brazilian Meat; Commission Response Inadequate
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has reiterated his call for a full ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU, including poultry, saying the move by the EU Commission to halt only those companies implicated in the investigation is not enough....
View news from Australia Improved Farm Debt Mediation Process, QRAA Revamp Welcomed
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed more rigorous farm debt mediation processes and a revamp of the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority to assist farmers in financial stress but have called for a broader overhaul of drought policy going forward....
22 March 2017
View news from Australia Farmers Urge Agriculture Victoria to Take Animal Welfare Role from RSPCA
AUSTRALIA - Victoria's peak farm lobby has warned the State Government needs to act swiftly to stop animal activist groups from seizing the power to police farm practice, in its submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the Victorian branch of the RSPCA....
 
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