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07 February 2019
View news from New Zealand Farmer Input Needed for New Zealand's Biosecurity Response Levy
Dairy farmers are being strongly encouraged to give their feedback on how the sector will pay its share of the Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) response programme....
View news from United States Issues with Moldy Hay?
Moldy hay. No matter how hard you tried, last summer you baled some hay a little too wet and now you have some mold. So how do you go about feeding this moldy hay safely?...
06 February 2019
View news from United States NCBA CattleFax Outlook: Markets Expected to Continue Strong; US shifts away from El Niño
US - During the first half of 2019, the United States will see a shift away from El Niño conditions as equatorial ocean currents begin to cool into the summer, Art Douglas, Ph. D., professor emeritus at Creighton University, told the audience during...
04 February 2019
View news from United States US soy sets export record in market year ending September
Farmer investments in international markets produced strong results in the 2017/2018 marketing year, despite trade dynamics developing as the export period closed....
01 February 2019
View news from United States US Cattle Feeders Delay Trade in Hopes of Bull Market
Fed cattle trade was not well established at press. Asking prices were $125 to $126 on a live basis while bid prices were $121 to $123, writes Dr. Andrew Griffith, University of Tennessee Extension Assistant Professor and Extension Livestock Economist....
View news from United Kingdom UK One Health Report on antimicrobial resistance published
UK - The UK One Health Report, published Thursday 31 January, brings together data on the levels of antibiotic use in humans and animals, said DEFRA...
23 January 2019
View news from Canada Canada's New Food Guide: Red Meat Belongs on Your Plate
CANADA - Canada’s new Food Guide, released by Health Canada today, highlights what we’ve known for decades - that a quarter of your plate should be protein....
View news from United States New US Strain of Bovine TB Identified in North Dakota Beef Herd
US - North Dakota veterinarians are investigating a beef herd in Sargent County after bovine tuberculosis (TB) was identified....
22 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Cattle Slaughter During W3/2019 Slightly Higher Than a Year Ago
US - The table at the bottom of the page continues to have a few gaps in it. Missing is weekly cow and sow slaughter data well as the number of broiler chick placements and egg sets, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States US Shutdown Restricts Beef Market Visibility
US - The US government shutdown, now the longest in history, continues to affect over 800,000 federal workers, as President Trump refuses to back down on his request for funding to build the proposed Mexican border wall....
View news from Australia Indigenous Cattle Company Building Billionaire-style Cattle Empire
AUSTRALIA - An Indigenous-owned cattle company is building a portfolio of stations akin to those of Australian and foreign billionaires, but their endgame is radically different....
View news from United Kingdom Industry Rallies Behind New Scotch Beef Campaigns
SCOTLAND, UK - People working throughout the Scottish red meat industry are rallying behind a raft of new initiatives being launched by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) to highlight the excellent credentials of meat from Scotland....
View news from China China's Farm Produce Prices Rise Slightly
CHINA - Prices of farm produce in China rose slightly in the week ending 20 January, according to the Ministry of Commerce....
View news from United States Trade’s Importance to US Agriculture Major Focus at Convention
US - Seeking updates on US exports of beef, pork and lamb, trade teams and agriculture professionals from Japan, South America and Africa visited the USMEF booth at the IDEAg Trade Show at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Convention last week...
21 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Retailers Look to Capitalise on Beef Demand to Boost Margins
US - The USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) has not been able to publish the latest retail prices for beef, pork and poultry due to the ongoing shutdown. But we can glean some information about beef and pork price inflation based on consumer price...
View news from Ireland Unnecessary Department Restrictions on Movements Could Damage Calf Trade, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the IFA has strongly outlined farmer objections and concerns over the imposition of unnecessary restrictions on the farm-to-farm movements put forward by the Dept of Agriculture....
View news from United States Immediate End to Govt Shutdown Urged
US - The partial government shutdown—soon to enter its fifth week—is causing harm and exacerbating issues already facing American family farmers and ranchers as they look to sell their crops, acquire financing and prepare for the coming year. ...
View news from Japan Wagyu Beef Moves from Pastures to Petri Dishes
JAPAN - For decades, Japanese farmers have been perfecting melt-in-your-mouth beef that has gained a cult following worldwide. But one producer is going a step further and exploring whether wagyu can be grown in a lab....
View news from New Zealand No 'Over the Fence' Spread of M. Bovis, Says MPI
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry for Primary Industries says there have been no cases of "over the fence spread" of Mycoplasma bovis, as three more farms are confirmed as infected with the cattle disease....
18 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Fed Cattle Weights Drift Lower in December
US - With back to back storms hitting much of the Midwest, and feedlot conditions expected to go from bad to worse, we figured it would be appropriate to review the latest data on fed cattle weights and grading. But before we do that, a word of gratitude...
View news from Ireland IFA Defends Irish Beef, Dairy Production Against Lancet Report
IRELAND - Responding to the report published by The Lancet yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said the report fails to take any account of how carbon efficiently food is produced in different regions of the world, or the very high standards that Irish...
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Red Meat Industry Urged to Unite Behind New Initiatives
SCOTLAND, UK - People working in every area of the Scottish red meat industry were yesterday (Thursday, 17 January) urged to rally behind a raft of new initiatives to raise awareness of the excellent credentials of meat from Scotland....
17 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Dairy Breed Discounts High as $23/cwt in 2018
US - The analysis often presented about livestock and poultry markets uses shorthands to explain production and price trends. We often talk about cattle weights and prices, hogs slaughtered and chicken performance. The reality is more nuanced, according...
View news from New Zealand Dairy Cattle Numbers Dip Again, Beef Cattle Numbers Up
NEW ZEALAND - The number of dairy cattle has dipped for the second year, while beef cattle numbers increased strongly in 2018, Stats NZ said today....
View news from United States Beef Healthier, More Sustainable than Ever Before
US - Recent reports question beef's role in a healthy, sustainable diet. Beef is healthier and more sustainable today than at any point in time. ...
View news from South Africa Karan Beef Merger Approved with Conditions
SOUTH AFRICA - The proposed merger of Karan Beef Holdings merger with Karan Beef and Karan Beef Feedlot was approved by the Competition Tribunal on Wednesday with certain conditions....
View news from Canada CMC Applauds New Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council is welcoming the historic coming into force of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations....
16 January 2019
View news from Sri Lanka NLDB to Popularise Livestock, Dairy Products
SRI LANKA - Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister P. Harrison instructed National Livestock Development Board (NLDB) officials to prepare a proper mechanism to improve...
 
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