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22 May 2017
CME: Latest Data on Fed Cattle Weights a Shocker
US - The latest data on fed cattle weights was a real shocker, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Cattle Prices on the Up
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said cattle price are increasing again this week, with reports of €4.10 to as high as €4.20 base offered for steers and €4.20 to €4.30 offered for heifers....
China, US Think Tanks Hold Seminar on Bilateral Trade Relations
US & CHINA - Analysts from China and the United States participated in a seminar discussing Sino-US relations and bilateral trade in Beijing from Thursday....
IFA Puts Forward Proposals for New Protocol on Bord Bia Farm Audits
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said IFA has put forward proposals to Bord Bia for a new Protocol on Farm Audits under the Sustainable Beef and Lamb Quality Assurance Scheme (SBLQAS)....
18 May 2017
NAFTA: Lobbying Proves Effective
CANADA - The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says lobbying efforts from both within the United States and from Canada and Mexico to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement are showing results, Bruce Cochrane writes....
US Producers Experience Great Enthusiasm for US Beef in Japan, Korea
JAPAN & SOUTH KOREA - A team of beef producers from Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado joined USMEF in Japan and South Korea last week to get a better understanding of the two largest value destinations for US beef exports and identify potential areas for further...
Partnership on Ireland’s Contribution to Global Agriculture Development
IRELAND - Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Mr Joe McHugh TD, and TEAGASC Director Professor Gerry Boyle, signed an agreement to renew the partnership between Irish Aid and TEAGASC, to enhance Ireland’s contribution to...
17 May 2017
CME: What Actual Beef Cuts do Surge in Cutout Values Contribute?
US - In Monday's Daily Livestock Report we highlighted graphically the run up during the last two weeks in the cash (negotiated) boxed beef cutout value, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Study: Economic Ripple Effect of Livestock Operations in Indiana
ANALYSIS - If you've driven through the US state of Indiana, it’s no surprise that it ranks in the top 10 agricultural states, but what is surprising is that Indiana livestock operations, including beef cattle and dairy, are seeing significant growth...
Belt and Road Brings China's Premium Agri Brands to Serbia
SERBIA - Riding a wave of the Belt and Road Initiative and fast-developing China-Serbia partnership, dozens of Chinese companies are eyeing the Serbian market....
China to Open Market to Belarusian Beef
BELARUS - China is going to open its market to Belarusian beef, BelTA learned from Alexei Bogdanov, Head of the Central Office for Foreign Economic Activities of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry....
16 May 2017
Cattlemen: Reopening of China to US Beef Beneficial for Cattle Producers
US - The Trump administration announced a 10-part deal with China, wherein the latter has agreed to re-open its doors to US beef imports by mid-July. The US has, in return, agreed to open its market to Chinese cooked poultry....
Cattlemen Applaud Establishment of USDA Undersecretary for Trade Position
US - Last week, US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the creation of an undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs in the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), a recognition of the ever-increasing importance of international...
15 May 2017
CME: Cash Fed Cattle Prices Down in W19/2017
US - After surging during late April and the first week of May, cash fed cattle prices declined last week by several dollars per cwt, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Cattle Prices Continue to Harden
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices are continuing to drive forward with the base price for steers and heifers at €4.10 and €4.20/kg....
Big Demand from China Boosts Aussie Beef Industry
AUSTRALIA - Soaring demand for cattle from China is likely to bolster the Australian beef industry, analysts said....
Sino-US Deal Eases Access to Markets
US & CHINA - China and the US have reached a new deal that will ease market access in agriculture, financial services and energy, marking both sides' willingness to advance the trade relationship and alleviating fears of a trade war between the world's...
Trump Declares War on Environmental Regulations
US - Under the Trump administration, budgets are being cut and regulatory powers curtailed for federal bodies across the board – but none more so than the Environmental Protection Agency. What does this mean for US farmers and producers? Rachel Lane...
Corporate Area Retailers Report Lower Corned Beef Sales
JAMAICA - There is a general view among some retailers contacted by the Jamaica Observer that sales of corned beef have declined, weeks after a ban that was placed on imports of the commodity into Jamaica was lifted. Corporate Area and St Catherine retailers...
11 May 2017
China's Taste for Aussie Beef Blessing for Industry
AUSTRALIA - A continually growing demand for Australian cattle from China is likely to make the industry going from strength to strength, according to experts who are lauding China's taste for Aussie beef....
Sampling Organic Materials Effectively
UK - Two videos from AHDB demonstrate how to sample slurries and farmyard manures (FYM) for nutritional profiling....
OTA Opposes Further Delay of Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is delaying the effective date of the rule published on 19 January 2017, for an additional six months to 14 November 2017, to allow time for further consideration by USDA....
10 May 2017
CME: Beef Demand from Domestic, Export Interests on the Upswing
US - Beef demand from both domestic and export interests has been on the upswing since late last year and cattle feeders have not been shy about exploiting the situation, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Rising Temperatures Threaten Stability of Tibetan Alpine Grasslands
TIBET, CHINA - A warming climate could affect the stability of alpine grasslands in Asia's Tibetan Plateau, threatening the ability of farmers and herders to maintain the animals that are key to their existence, and potentially upsetting the ecology of...
Federal Budget 'Keeps the Faith' on Agriculture Commitments
AUSTRALIA - The Federal Budget has "kept the faith" and delivered on the Coalition’s election commitments to advance agriculture, but Queensland farmers are eager for more details about what is planned for water infrastructure in the Great Artesian...
Oriental Adventure for Quality British Meat, Says AHDB
UK - Quality meat from Britain will be highlighted in Hong Kong and China this month at the food and hospitality trade shows Hofex and SIAL....
Govt to Relax Import of 'Prime Beef Cuts' for Tourism
JAMAICA - With hotel rooms expected to double over the next few years, the Government is looking at reducing the duties on imported prime beef cuts to satisfy the demand from tourists....
09 May 2017
CME: Slaughter Cattle Market Wild Ride in W18/2017
US - Last week’s slaughter cattle market was a wild ride. The same could be said for the first week in May of 2016, so it seems that week of the year is prone to some excitement, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
 
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