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17 January 2018
View news from United States CME: Red Meat, Poultry Export and Import Forecasts for 2018 Unchanged
US - Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) for December 2017, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Cattlemen Kick Off Campaign to Prevent Farms, Ranches from Being Regulated
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) yesterday kicked off a media campaign aimed at spotlighting and correcting a recent court decision that will require livestock producers to comply with laws that are only meant to apply to highly...
View news from Chile Weeklong Promotion in Chile Puts Spotlight on US Red Meat
CHILE - Working to promote US red meat in Chile, USMEF conducted a weeklong series of promotions to introduce importers in the market to new applications for US cuts and new ideas for restaurant and foodservice menus....
View news from United Kingdom 'Bite Test' Could Save Millions with New Thin Cut Steak Options
UK - Early trials with an electronic bite test show the meat industry could save more than £7 million, turning cuts graded as slower cook into thin cut steaks....
View news from Viet Nam Vietnamese Switch to Beef
VIET NAM - Viet Nam paid US$410 million for imported beef last year due to increasing demand, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development....
16 January 2018
View news from Germany Vion Increases Holding in Hides Company BestHides
GERMANY - Vion yesterday announced that it has acquired 20 per cent of the shares of hides company BestHides GmbH bringing its share from 40 per cent to 60 per cent....
View news from Mongolia Over Ten FMD Outbreaks Reported Across Three Provinces in Mongolia
MONGOLIA - Dr Battsengel Dambadarjaa, Chief Veterinary Officer from the Veterinary and Animal Breeding Service at the Ministry for Food and Agriculture has reported 15 outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in various farms located in Khentii, Dornod and...
View news from Australia Processors Set to Cash in on Super Demand in Beef Cycle
AUSTRALIA - Meat processors are set to cash in on favourable world market conditions in the coming year, according to a beef industry analyst....
15 January 2018
View news from United States CME: US Beef Trade Balance with NAFTA Negative in Recent Years
US - With talk of NAFTA back on the front pages, we thought it would be best to once again provide a synopsis of the meat and livestock trade flows between US and NAFTA countries, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Ireland New Chair Elected for IFA Animal Health Committee
IRELAND - IFA’s National Animal Health Committee last week elected Pat Farrell from Kildare as Chairman, succeeding Bert Stewart in the role....
View news from United Kingdom Wettest summer in years means high fluke and worm risk for sheep and cattle
The wettest summer for many years has led to a high risk of liver fluke infection in sheep and cattle across large areas of the UK, including the North, West and Central Scotland, West Wales and Cornwall. While Eastern Scotland and parts of North and...
View news from Korea, South Korean Beef Imports from US Reach Record in 2017
SOUTH KOREA - Korea’s US beef imports surpassed the $1 billion mark for the first time ever in the first 11 months of 2017, official government data showed Sunday, fueled by rising consumer demand....
View news from Indonesia Putting More US Red Meat on Menus Focus of Indonesian Chef Training
INDONESIA - Sharing information about US red meat products available in Indonesia and educating chefs on ways to improve profits by using new cuts, USMEF conducted a chef training seminar in Singapore. ...
View news from Poland Nutriad publishes maize mycotoxin survey Poland
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites of molds that have adverse effects on humans, animals, and crops that result in illnesses and economic losses. The worldwide contamination of foods and feeds with mycotoxins is a significant problem....
12 January 2018
View news from United States Influence Feed: New Year, New Perspectives
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and agriculture to bring you insights in a convenient...
View news from Global Global Food Prices Down in December, Up for Whole Year
GLOBAL - lobal food prices declined in December, led by sharp decreases for vegetable oils and dairy products, according to the latest "FAO Food Price Index" issued yesterday....
View news from Ethiopia Ethiopian Govt Launches Projects to Develop Livestock, Fishery Sectors
ETHIOPIA - The Ethiopian government has recently assigned a US$470 million loan and donation agreement with the World Bank, of which a loan of US$170 million goes to the livestock and fishery resource development....
View news from Australia Aussie Farmers Facing Threat from Growing Popularity of 'Substitute' Meat, Dairy Products
AUSTRALIA - Australian beef and dairy farmers are facing a growing threat from the emerging global taste for "substitute" meat and milk products which are often derived from plants and nuts rather than animals....
11 January 2018
View news from United States CME: Steady Decline in Share of Cattle Traded Over the Years
US - According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc., will the current shakeout in the cattle futures cause packers to increase the number of cattle they contract for forward delivery?...
View news from United Kingdom Search on for Scotland’s Top “Scotch Brand” Product
SCOTLAND, UK - The search is on for the best product made with Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI or Specially Selected Pork as part of the Scotland Food & Drink 2018 Excellence Awards....
View news from India Goa Chief Minister Backs Beef Traders
INDIA - In an apparent snub to 'gau rakshaks' (Hindu nationalist right-wing federation of cattle protection movements), Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said today that if anybody interferes in the legal import of beef would be punished, a day after...
View news from United Kingdom New AHDB Guides, Nutritional Promotion of Red Meat
UK - Guidance on exactly what health claims can be made about beef, lamb and pork have been compiled by AHDB to help retailers, processors and producers promote red meat....
10 January 2018
View news from United States CME: Beef Exports Forecast to Increase 4.7% in 2018
US - November beef and veal exports were 260.7 million pounds (carcass wt. basis), 2.7 per cent higher than a year ago and just three million pounds shy of the record volume shipped in August, according to Steiner Consulting Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom NBA Welcomes News of Gove Staying as Secretary of State
UK - The National Beef Association (NBA) has welcomed the news that Michael Gove is to stay in place as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs....
View news from Ireland IFA Targets Major Increase in Live Exports for 2018
IRELAND - Speaking at the Bord Bia Live Export seminar in Tullamore on Monday (8 January), IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said Ireland needs to target an additional 100,000 head of live exports for 2018....
View news from India Goa Beef Traders Call Off Strike on Assurance of Police Protection for Meat Transportation
INDIA - Beef traders in Goa called off their four-day-old strike on Tuesday as the BJP-led coalition government assured them that the meat would be imported from Karnataka under police protection, a traders association chief said....
View news from Australia Tough Beef Market Pushes Live Cattle Exporter into Red
AUSTRALIA - An Australian live cattle export company says it has lost money on shipments in order to maintain customers in Asian markets, as it grapples with continuing high beef prices....
View news from Taiwan Hot Pot Festival Encourages Taiwanese Diners to Choose US Beef
TAIWAN - In response to the growing popularity of hot pot dining in Taiwan, USMEF conducted its first US Beef Hot Pot Festival, recruiting 164 hot pot restaurants that feature US beef on their menus. ...
 
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