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Monday, September 01, 2014
View news from Dominican Republic Government Welcomes Increased Beef Trade With Viet Nam, Hong Kong
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Dominican beef traders are enjoying bigger opportunities in eastern markets, reports the ministry of agriculture....
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Beef Closer to 'Sustainable' Than Most
SCOTLAND – Only a few countries have beef systems close to being called sustainable but Scotland is one, says an industry report....
View news from Brazil Another BSE Ban Lifted on Brazilian Beef
BRAZIL – Egypt joined Iran last week by lifting restrictions imposed on Brazilian beef as precautionary actions to an ‘atypical’ case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)....
View news from Global Economist: India is Shining Star in BRIC
ANALYSIS - India is now a bright spot in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) emerging markets, reports Sarah Mikesell, 5m senior editor, live from the Farm Progress Show held near Boone, Iowa, USA....
View news from United States Cattle Futures: Meat Stocks Dropping, Farm Income Strong
US - Market dynamics were underlined last week with government data showing meat stocks had contracted by at least 12 per cent for five months in a row, while cash cattle receipts had jumped 15 per cent for the third time in the last five years. ...
Friday, August 29, 2014
View news from United States Could Feeding Change if Corn Stays Low?
ANALYSIS - Consider corn to control feed costs, farmers are being told ahead of an expected bumper harvest....
View news from United States Tyson to Sell Heinold Hog Markets Business
US - Tyson Foods and The Hillshire Brands Company have reached an agreement with the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice....
View news from Brazil Main Institutions of Animal Protein Chain Support FIPPPA 2015
BRAZIL - The Brazilian Association of Machinery and Equipment (ABIMAQ) and the main Brazilian entities, universities and medias, trust in the quality and support the biggest event of animal protein production released in Latin America next year....
View news from United States Tyson Completes Hillshire Brands Takeover
US - Tyson Foods, has completed its takeover of The Hillshire Brands Company....
View news from United States Cattle Futures: Break From Sideways Prices, Thursday
US - Cattle futures closed higher yesterday, something of a break from recent choppy and sideways trading. ...
View news from Russian Federation Cherkizovo Group Profits Normalise
RUSSIA - After experiencing difficult trading conditions in the first six months of last year, meat and grain giant, Cherkizovo Group, has reported net profits for the first half of 2014 at US$115 million....
Thursday, August 28, 2014
View news from European Union Macedonia and Romania Report Deepening Bluetongue Problem
EUROPE – Bluetongue virus has become established in central Romania and spread west across Macedonia over the last week, veterinary officials have confirmed....
View news from Botswana Suspected February Bluetongue Outbreak Confirmed in Botswana
BOTSWANA – Authorities have confirmed symptoms observed on a sheep farm in February as being Bluetongue virus....
View news from United States CME Report: US COOL Still Runs Afoul of WTO Rules
US - A number of news outlets reported over the weekend that the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has determined that USDA’s latest attempt to write rules for mandatory country of origin labelling still runs afoul of WTO rules, write Steve Meyer and Len...
View news from Global Swaziland is Moving Towards Commercial Farming
GLOBAL - The government, European Union and Food Agriculture Organisation have helped over 20,000 smallholder farmers produce more, higher-quality food and connect with new markets. ...
View news from Ukraine Conflict Will Not Make Ukraine Hungry
UKRAINE – Ukraine will not be allowed to go without food, agriculture minister Igor Shvaika has declared on live television....
View news from European Union Immediate EU Response Needed for Russian Exports Ban
EU - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, to take immediate steps to force an effective response from the EU Commissioner for Agriculture, to the Russian ban on food exports....
View news from United Kingdom Welsh Government Amends Definition of Moorland
WALES – Farm subsidy payments on marginal land will alter under the next round of Common Agricultural Policy payments....
View news from China Chinese Farm Produce Prices Rise
CHINA - The prices of farm produce in China rose slightly last week according to a survey of 36 large and medium-sized cities carried out by the Ministry of Commerce....
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
View news from European Union Farmers in Outcry Over Prices After Russian Ban
EU – European farmers have called for extra support from the Common Agricultural Policy in response to Russia’s import ban....
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Event 2015 Dates Announced
UK - The Livestock Event 2015 will be held at The NEC, Birmingham on 8 and 9 July, calendar dates which fit with the pattern of summer agricultural events....
View news from New Zealand Dairy Still Squeezing Sheep Sector
NEW ZEALAND – Sheep numbers are still declining in New Zealand, while beef cattle numbers have lifted as dairy and related activities grow. ...
View news from Jamaica Jamaica Opens Borders to Canadian Beef
JAMAICA - Jamaica has approved all imports of beef from Canada....
View news from European Union Russian Block to Have Modest Impact on EU Meat
ANALYSIS – Europe’s meat market will be less effected by Russia’s import ban than other food sectors, market analysts at the Livestock and Meat Commission are predicting....
View news from United States Cattle Futures: Bearish Market Closes Up, Tuesday
US - A much more bearish market can be seen in the feeder and live markets, with bears having slight near-term technical advantage....
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
View news from Brazil Iran Lifts Brazil Beef Ban
BRAZIL - Beef from Mato Grosso state can now be shipped into Iran, ending a three month embargo because of an atypical case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)....
View news from Mexico Farmer Advantages to Grow 'Clenbuterol Free' Programme
MEXICO – A beef transparency scheme promising marketing advantages for compliant farms is aiming to phase out a banned growth promoter....
View news from United States CME: Results of Statistic Canada's Cattle, Hog Surveys
US - Statistics Canada released the results of its semi-annual surveys of cattle and hog producers and the numbers offer little optimism in terms of a quick recovery in North American livestock supplies, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
 
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