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06 June 2019
Food Prices Rise Amid Weak Production Outlook for Maize
GLOBAL - Global food prices rose for the fifth consecutive month in May, pushed up by rising prices of cheese and maize due to adverse weather conditions....
Food Freshness Sensors Could Replace 'Use-by' Dates to Cut Food Waste
UK - Researchers say new sensors could help detect spoilage and reduce food waste for supermarkets and consumers....
Consumers Want Food Labelling Details Spoon-fed
US - In 2016, Congress passed a federal mandate requiring manufacturers to label bioengineered foods. Since then, industry leaders have been searching for quick and easily accessible methods for sharing information about how and why a product was bioengineered,...
05 June 2019
CME: Fed Cattle Futures Continue to Lose Ground; Will Brazil BSE Case Affect US Cattle Prices?
US - Fed cattle futures continued to lose ground on Monday, as market participants worry about the broader macro trends and the potential impact this may have on beef/cattle market down the road, Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports....
Drought Threatens to Wipe Out Over Half of Zimbabwe’s Cattle
ZIMBABWE - Farmers and livestock experts say escalating diseases, as well as the devastating effects of the El Niño-induced drought, have combined to put millions of animals at risk of dying....
Importing Cattle from Sabah Not Practical, Says SEDC
MALAYSIA - The Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) has continued to defend its purchase of a second cattle property in Australia, saying importing cattle from Sabah instead would incur high costs....
04 June 2019
CME: Live Cattle Futures Steady to Slightly Higher for Most of W22
US - A Memorial Day shortened work week has not been an impediment to the chaos that washed over the food and agriculture markets this week, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Brazil Suspends Beef Exports to China Due to BSE
BRAZIL - Brazil is suspending beef exports to China after confirming a case of 'mad cow disease', describing it as an isolated instance with no evidence of any widespread outbreak....
SIAL China Provides Platform for Expanding Opportunities for US Beef, Pork
CHINA - Continuing its work to promote the quality and availability of US beef and pork to China’s retail, foodservice and Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional (HRI) sector, USMEF had a huge presence at this year’s SIAL China in Shanghai, one of the...
03 June 2019
CME: Results of 'Meat Production, Distribution and Income' Report
US - USDA NASS released "Meat Production, Distribution and Income" last Thursday for 2018, along with the Final Estimates from 2013-2017. Among the reported numbers is cash receipts, value of home consumption and gross receipts, reports Steiner Consulting...
Live Export Relief as New Cattle Density Rules Delayed
AUSTRALIA - Cattle exporters have been granted an 11th-hour reprieve after being told yesterday tougher new rules that reduce stocking densities up to 15 per cent will not come into effect from today as originally planned....
Programme Teaches Cambodian Chefs about Versatility of US Pork, Beef
SINGAPORE - Strengthening its relationship with a key importer while working to increase sales of US pork and beef in Cambodia, USMEF hosted a US meat culinary programme for a team of chefs considered to be leaders in their country’s foodservice industry....
Research Brief: Climate Change Already Affecting Global Food Production
GLOBAL - The world's top 10 crops - barley, cassava, maize, oil palm, rapeseed, rice, sorghum, soybean, sugarcane and wheat - supply a combined 83 percent of all calories produced on cropland. ...
31 May 2019
CME: Ample Supplies of Lean Beef So Far in 2019
US - Supplies of lean beef so far in 2019 have been ample, boosted by increases in both beef and dairy cow slaughter and a small increase in beef imports, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
30 May 2019
CME: Livestock Producers Pay Close Attention to Grain Markets
US - Grain markets have been in a frenzy in recent days as market participants come to terms with the fact that a good portion of the corn crop has yet to be planted, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
29 May 2019
CME: Bullish Cattle on Feed Report
US - Analysts on average were expecting placements to be up 13.5 percent compared to a year ago, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Meat Industry Says Animal Welfare Concerns Could Have $3.2b Effect on Livestock Sector
AUSTRALIA - The Australian livestock sector could lose up to $3.2 billion by 2030 if it does not meet changing consumer attitudes to animal welfare....
US to Invest $10m in Livestock Development in Georgia
GEORGIA - The United States Department of Agriculture launches a new project with the Farmers Association of Georgia, Land O'Lakes International Development and Michigan State University which will promote farmers to improve food safety standards and...
IFA to Hold Meetings on €100m Beef Fund
IRELAND - IFA will be holding regional information meetings for livestock farmers on the €100m beef fund recently secured from Brussels and the Government....
Farming Unions Urge New MEPs to Engage with Farming Communities
UK - Responding to the results of the European elections, the four UK farming union Presidents are calling on the newly elected UK MEPs to listen to the views of their agricultural communities and help shape an enabling policy environment for the 75,000...
28 May 2019
IFA Demands Beef be Taken Off EU/Mercosur Negotiations
EU - The Irish Farmers’ Association has demanded that EU Trade Commissioner Cecelia Malmstrom take beef off the table in the EU/Mercosur negotiations....
NZ Beef Exporters Recover Lost Market Share in Japan
NEW ZEALAND - Beef and sheepmeat exporter ANZCO says sales in the Japanese frozen beef trade are recovering, thanks to tariff reductions for New Zealand produce under the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership that allows local producers...
Sarawak to Become Leading Cattle Meat Supplier Via Aussie Farm Purchase
MALAYSIA - Sarawak is poised to become a leading cattle meat supplier in the Asean region, the Middle East and Australia following the acquisition of Carmor Plains Station in Darwin, Western Australia, by Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC)....
27 May 2019
Japan Lifts Last Restrictions on Canadian Beef, 16 Years After BSE
CANADA - Japan has lifted its remaining trade restrictions on Canadian beef, 16 years after the discovery of a case of BSE in Alberta....
Coloured Beef Seized at Dhaka New Market
BANGLADESH - A mobile court conducted by Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today seized around two maunds of colored beef from New Market area of Dhaka....
24 May 2019
USDA Announces Details of Trade Assistance Package; NFU Urges Adoption of Supply Management Policies
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday released initial details for a trade assistance package to support family farmers and ranchers struggling with oversupply and low prices due to international trade conflicts. ...
Scotch Beef Pairing Shows True Scottish Spirit
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotch Beef PGI has teamed up with Huntly-based Black Bull Scotch Whisky and leading Aberdeen chef Kevin Dalgleish on a recipe that showcases the true spirit of Scotland....
KP Govt to Establish Cattle Farms to Fulfill Meat Needs
PAKISTAN - A spokesman of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has said that the provincial government has decided to establish 4,000 cattle farms across the province....
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