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20 November 2017
View news from United States CME: FI Steer, Heifer Slaughter Up Compared to a Year Ago
US - Federal inspected steer and heifer slaughter through the first nine months of 2017 is up 5.7 per cent from a year earlier, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Farmers advised to secure new batch of Schmallenberg vaccine early to protect stock into next year
Schmallenberg disease is now endemic in the UK, with reported cases thought to be the tip of the iceberg, say leading vets....
View news from United States Zoetis Quick Tips: Timing vaccination against scours
While spring calving seems a long way off, proper vaccine timing could begin yet this year if your herd calves early in the season....
View news from Iran Nutriad expands in Middle East
Multinational feed additives producer NUTRIAD announced the appointment of Dr. Ahmed Elmaazoun as Sales Manager Middle East. NUTRIAD is actively driving the introduction of feed additive solutions for livestock and aquaculture in the region via direct...
View news from New Zealand Beef + Lamb NZ Extends Support to B+LNZ Genetics
NEW ZEALAND - After four years of operation and a series of successful milestones, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has extended its support of wholly-owned subsidiary B+LNZ Genetics beyond its initial five-year funding programme....
View news from Korea, South US Beef Claims Half of Korean Import Market
SOUTH KOREA - For the first time in 14 years, imports of US beef accounts for more than half of South Korea’s imported beef market on the back of the two countries’ free trade agreement, according to data from the Korea International Trade Association...
View news from Myanmar Cattle Farmers Feel Squeeze After Ban Lifted on Exports
MYANMAR - The government has announced plans to lift a ban on live cattle exports but industry sources say ordinary farmers are unlikely to benefit until restrictions on transporting cattle are also removed....
17 November 2017
View news from United States CME: COF Pre-report Expectations for Feedlot Placements Show Wide Range in October
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release their monthly "Cattle on Feed" report today (Friday). The on-feed animal count will be as of 1 November and the animals placed and marketed will be for October, reports Steiner...
View news from Kenya Fears Over Chicken, Beef Being Sold in Some Eateries
KENYA - Lunchtime and early evening see fast food outlets in the city bustling with people, with chips and fried chicken among the most popular meals ordered. ...
View news from Korea, South Nonghyup to Sell Korean Pork, Beef from Vending Machine
SOUTH KOREA - A South Korean agricultural cooperative is pushing to introduce a vending machine selling livestock products, such as pork and beef, targeting the increasing number of single-person households in the country, industry sources said Friday....
View news from Mongolia One Health Researchers Identify Hot Spots of Tick-borne Diseases in Mongolia
MONGOLIA - Given the critical role livestock play in Mongolia, transmission of tick-borne diseases can have very real health and economic implications for livestock and the herders that tend to them. ...
16 November 2017
View news from Brazil How to Keep Cows Happy
BRAZIL - Corrals are used on livestock farms around the world to round up the animals when they need to be weighed or vaccinated. New research now shows that removing splashes of colors, shadows or water puddles from corrals, keeping noise levels down...
View news from Nigeria Kebbi Govt Creates Settlement for Fulani Cattle Breeders
NIGERIA - The Kebbi State Government has resolved to create a permanent settlement for Fulani cattle breeders and with the necessary basic amenities for them and their animals....
View news from New Zealand Beef + Lamb NZ Invites Director Nominations, Remits
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) yesterday announced that nominations have opened for two B+LNZ director roles and one position on its Directors’ Independent Remuneration Committee (DIRC)....
View news from Ireland Beef Prices Headed for €4.00/Kg with Demand Hardening
IRELAND - "Say nothing, tell no one" - those were the word that echoed down many phones over the weekend and yesterday morning as factory agents closed deals that saw many hundreds of cattle being bought at prices that factories don't want publicised....
15 November 2017
View news from United States CME: US Beef Imports in September up 5%
US - US beef imports in September were up 5 per cent from the prior September, capping a quarter when imports were up 8 per cent from a year earlier, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Global Greener Livestock Supply Chains Offer Quick Wins in Climate Battle
GLOBAL - The agricultural sectors are where efforts to end hunger and prevent planetary overheating can come together, and improving livestock supply chains is a fast way to start, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said....
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Red Meat Industry Well-Positioned for Strong Future
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish red meat industry has all the right ingredients for a strong future despite its challenges and the evolving Brexit situation, according to Alan Clarke, Chief Executive of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
View news from United States WTO Rules in Favor of US in Beef Dispute with Indonesia
US - This week the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in favor of the United States in a dispute with Indonesia over its complex and opaque import requirements for beef and beef products. ...
View news from United States Zoetis Influence Feed - October 2017 part 2
Every 2 weeks the team at Zoetis share the Top 5 Influencer Topics in the agriculture industry. ...
View news from United Kingdom Industry Productivity in the Spotlight at Beef and Lamb Conference
UK - The English beef and sheep supply chain must come together to make real productivity gains in an ever more competitive world....
14 November 2017
View news from United States CME: Slowdown in Cattle Slaughter During W45/2017
US - We had some feedback from readers last week concerning the summary of projections for beef and pork supplies/prices in 2018. We want to stress that those projections are from USDA, they do not reflect our personal opinions on this topic, says...
View news from Latvia US Beef has Strong Showing in Latvian High-end Retail Stores
LATVIA - As part of a strategy to increase sales of US beef in northern Europe, USMEF teamed with the largest foodservice distributor in the Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia to launch retail promotions at high-end retail stores. The promotions...
View news from China US Beef Exporters Find Niche in China
CHINA - The country may be starting to beef up. By the end of September, US beef exports to China reached about a thousand metric tons for a total of $12.5 million since the export ban was lifted in May, according to the US Meat Export Federation....
View news from United States Nutriad commits to food safety
As a producer of feed additives NUTRIAD does not consider itself just a part of the animal protein/feed industry, but as an important link in the food chain as well. With that realization, the multinational company takes very seriously the safety of its...
View news from Turkey Turkish Farmers Urge Steps to Prop up Beef Production
TURKEY - Turkey’s top farming organization has warned of an ongoing decline in red meat production, a key factor in surging prices, and called for urgent measures to prop up production including cash incentives for cattle breeding....
13 November 2017
View news from United States CME: US Beef Production Projected to Rise in 2018
US - Meat protein supply expansion is likely to remain on track through 2018 on robust global demand and ample feed supplies, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Cattle Price Rise to €4.00/Kg
IRELAND - With grass cattle now gone, Christmas market demand in full swing and factories trying to buy cattle out of sheds, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers should be demanding a new minimum base price of €4.00/kg....
 
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