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Monday, July 28, 2014
View news from Ireland Financial Issues Compromise Farmers Health and Safety
IRELAND - According to ICSA Rural Development vice-chairman Seamus Sherlock, many farm accidents may be attributable to lack of concentration on the part of farmers who are struggling to cope with financial stress due to the ongoing beef crisis and savage...
View news from Ireland Farms Benefit from Falling Production Costs in 2014
IRELAND - In its mid-year assessment of likely farm profitability in 2014, Teagasc economists have highlighted falling production costs as the main driver of farm incomes in 2014....
View news from Australia Australian Cattle Prices Improve
AUSTRALIA - Eastern Australian states cattle supply remained relatively steady week-on-week, with 49,720 head yarded, according to statistics from Meat and Livestock Australia....
View news from United States Imported Beef Getting Dearer in US
US - Prices being paid in the US imported beef spot market continued to increase this week, but domestically produced lean beef stalled, according to prices given in the Steiner Consulting Group’s most recent US Imported Beef Market report....
View news from United Kingdom Producers Urged to Look Hard for Prices as Markets Stabilise
UK – Producers should ‘shop around’ before delivering cattle for slaughter, Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) Northern Ireland has advised....
View news from Taiwan Demand for High Quality US Beef Surmounts Competition, High Prices
TAIWAN - Recent reports claim that US beef exports to the island are negatively impacted by competition from New Zealand, alluding to benefits of the recent Taiwan/New Zealand Free Trade Agreement signed July 2013. ...
View news from Canada Council Calls for Public Support for Quick Adoption of FTA
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council is encouraging the public to impress upon their members of Parliament the importance of quick adoption of the Canada South Korea Free Trade Agreement, writes Bruce Cochrane....
View news from United States Weekly Cattle Summary: Retail Price 66 cents Higher Than Year Ago, Fed Prices Set New Records
US - Cattle markets went a step further last week, seeing new records set on heavy volumes, reports Ron Plain and Scott Brown, University of Missouri. ...
View news from Botswana Botswana Vaccinates Cattle to Prevent Spread of FMD
BOTSWANA - The country's veterinary authorities have reported that ing vaccination of cattle around the foot and mouth disease outbreak is continuing....
Friday, July 25, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Symposium Explores the Future of Farm Animal Welfare
UK - CABI, together with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London, held a symposium marking the 50th anniversary of Ruth Harrison’s influential Animal Machines – a book that heralded an entire movement in farm animal welfare and the welfare of animals...
View news from Indonesia Indonesia Plays Important Role in Tanzania Agriculture
INDONESIA - Minister for Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives Mr Christopher Chiza in Inauguration of Big Result Now of the Vision 25 which held in Morogoro, Saturday 12 July said Indonesia plays an important role in Tanzania agriculture...
View news from Netherlands Genome Analysis Helps in Beeding More Robust Cows
NETHERLANDS - Genome analysis of 234 bulls has put researchers, including several from Wageningen Livestock Research, on the trail of DNA variants which influence particular characteristics in breeding bulls. ...
View news from United Kingdom BVA Will Support Second Year of Badger Cull Pilots in England
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) supports the second year of the pilot culls in England....
View news from Ireland Compliance with REPS has Left Farmers at a Disadvantage
IRELAND - ICSA suckler chairman Mr Dermot Kelleher says that participation in REPS has left many farmers at a disadvantage since the closure of the scheme....
View news from United States Cattle Futures: Cattle Closed Down on Thursday
US - October live cattle closed down $0.17 at 157.82 Thursday. ...
View news from Global GLOBALG.A.P. Introduces Joint Initiative for Global Food Security
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform and the International Trade Centre (ITC) are initiating the ‘The Declaration of Abu Dhabi for Global Food Security through Good Agricultural Practices’....
View news from China Chinese Beef Imports Forecast to Double by 2018
CHINA - Beef imports to China are likely to double by 2018, Rabobank Group said in a report on Wednesday....
Thursday, July 24, 2014
View news from Peru Peruvian Livestock Sector to Get Aid With Genetics and Water
PERU – An ambitious programme to improve Peruvian farm profitability through bovine genetic improvement has been announced by the Ministry of Agriculture....
View news from Canada Watch Out for Anthrax in the Wet Weather
CANADA - With flooding events and high rainfall throughout much of the province, Saskatchewan producers are reminded to watch for anthrax....
View news from United Kingdom How to Approach On-farm Disease Control
UK - This summer, sheep and cattle farmers in Northern Ireland will be encouraged to participate in an important survey to seek opinions on current disease prevention and control measures....
View news from Australia Workshops to Give Graziers the Nutrition Edge in the Dry Weather
AUSTRALIA - Central Queensland graziers are being urged to arm themselves with the latest information and strategies in beef nutrition as dry conditions persist....
View news from Austria Austrian Food Service Sector Gets Taste for Beef and Lamb
AUSTRIA - Members of the high-end Austrian food service sector were given a taste of Quality Standard beef and lamb at a special reception in Vienna....
View news from United States Eating Meat Can Turn up the Heat
US - Eating meat contributes to climate change, due to greenhouse gasses emitted by livestock....
View news from Global Nutreco Reports Higher First Half Year Results
GLOBAL - Nutreco reports that during the first half of 2014, the company's revenue was €2,460.0 million, up 2.6 per cent compared to the first half of 2013....
View news from United States Cattle Futures: October Live Cattle Closed up Wednesday
US - October live cattle closed up $0.05 at $157.90 Wednesday....
View news from United States CME: Red Meat, Poultry Stocks Below Year Ago Levels
US - On Tuesday (22 July), USDA released the results of its monthly survey of about 800 public and private refrigerated warehouses and the results will likely be viewed as bullish for cattle and, to a lesser extent, for hog futures today, write Steve...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
View news from United States Could Row Crops Hamper Herd Expansion?
ANALYSIS - The decision to keep a heifer for breeding is not just affected by cattle markets but the relative performance of the crop industry too....
View news from Australia Farmers Applaud Carbon Tax Repeal
AUSTRALIA - Australian farmers have applauded the Coalition Government for delivering on its election promise to repeal the carbon tax....
 
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