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28 February 2019
Irregularities Mar Kole Cattle Restocking
UGANDA - Local leaders in Okwerodot Sub-county, Kole District, have been faulted for frustrating the implementation of the government restocking programme....
QMS Flying the Flag for Scotch Beef, Lamb in Japan
JAPAN - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) will be showcasing Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI at Foodex Japan, Asia's largest exhibition dedicated to food and drink across Japan, being held in Tokyo next week (5–8 March 2019)....
Shoppers Urged to Back Scotch Beef
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland is urging shoppers and retailers to boost their support for tasty, nutritious Scotch beef this spring....
CME: Analysts Expect Beef Cow Herd to be Only Slightly Higher Than a Year Ago
US - The results of the semi-annual 'Cattle' inventory survey has been released and we hope to provide an update in our 1 March report, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
27 February 2019
CME: Improvement in Beef Export Demand Observed
US - While parts of the Midwest continue to be hit with snow, affecting both cattle and hog slaughter on Monday, retailers know that warm weather is just around the corner, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Japan's Beef Imports from TPP Members Soar in January
JAPAN - Japan’s beef imports from members of a Trans-Pacific free trade pact that took effect late last year soared more than 50 percent in January from a year earlier, government data showed Wednesday....
NFU Urges Ag Secretary to Work with Congress on Improvements to Farm Safety Net
US - As the troubled farm economy pushes more and more American family farmers and ranchers into significant financial stress, National Farmers Union (NFU) yesterday urged US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to work with Congress to make significant...
USMEF Economist Stresses Importance of Trade with Japan at USDA Forum
US - The importance of Japan as a trading partner for US agriculture was the focus of a 22 February panel discussion at the USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum in Arlington, Virginia. ...
26 February 2019
IFA Calls for Ag Minister to Take Urgent Action in Brussels on Beef Crisis
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said Agriculture Minister Michael Creed needs to take urgent action in Brussels to drive home the magnitude of the Brexit situation for the Irish beef sector....
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 Excellence Awards 2019....
25 February 2019
Prime Beef Supply Set to Tighten
UK - With the 2018 UK cow kill at its highest level in a decade and prime heifer slaughterings at their highest level for more than five years, there is little indication that any breeding herd rebuilding is underway, according to the latest market analysis...
NFUS Pushes for Opportunity for Change in Scottish Agriculture Post-Brexit
SCOTLAND, UK - The opportunity for change within the Scottish agricultural industry post-Brexit was the focus for NFU Scotland as it attended the Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference on Friday (22 February)....
CME: COF Futures Hold Significant Spread Between April/Jun, Aug/Oct
US - According to the (delayed) cattle on feed report published today, the total supply of cattle on feed in +1000 head capacity feedlots on 1 January was 11.690 million head, 1.7 percent higher than the previous year, reports Steiner Consulting Group,...
22 February 2019
IFA Says Ag Minister's Inaction on Vet Services Exposes Farmers to Call Out Fees
IRELAND - IFA National Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell said the inaction by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed in addressing the issues around the large animal veterinary service in the country, which IFA has raised since 2017, is now exposing...
Series of Tastings in Colombia Promote US Beef Liver
COLOMBIA - Increasing sales of US beef liver in the northwestern region of South America was the goal of a series of promotions organised by USMEF in partnership with a major importer and distributor based in Colombia....
21 February 2019
NFU19: Taking UK Red Meat Global
UK - Livestock farmers sized-up the international marketplace during the sector’s NFU Conference breakout session....
Vanuatu Hopes to Export Beef to New Caledonia
VANUATU - There is hope Vanuatu can export organic beef to New Caledonia, Vanuatu's new director general of trade says....
Salmonella Found in Imported Polish Beef, Triggering New Controls
CZECH REPUBLIC - The Czech Republic will require all beef imported from Poland to undergo special inspections as of Thursday following the discovery of some 700 kg of meat containing traces of the Salmonella bacteria....
18 February 2019
Export skepticism not warranted as global market is key for US protein in 2019
GLOBAL — Per capita animal protein consumption in the US will climb to an all-time high in 2019, surpassing the previous record set in 2006, prior to the 2008 financial crisis and the run-up in feed costs....
06 February 2019
NCBA CattleFax Outlook: Markets Expected to Continue Strong; US shifts away from El Niño
US - During the first half of 2019, the United States will see a shift away from El Niño conditions as equatorial ocean currents begin to cool into the summer, Art Douglas, Ph. D., professor emeritus at Creighton University, told the audience during...
04 February 2019
US soy sets export record in market year ending September
Farmer investments in international markets produced strong results in the 2017/2018 marketing year, despite trade dynamics developing as the export period closed....
01 February 2019
US Cattle Feeders Delay Trade in Hopes of Bull Market
Fed cattle trade was not well established at press. Asking prices were $125 to $126 on a live basis while bid prices were $121 to $123, writes Dr. Andrew Griffith, University of Tennessee Extension Assistant Professor and Extension Livestock Economist....
22 January 2019
CME: Cattle Slaughter During W3/2019 Slightly Higher Than a Year Ago
US - The table at the bottom of the page continues to have a few gaps in it. Missing is weekly cow and sow slaughter data well as the number of broiler chick placements and egg sets, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
US Shutdown Restricts Beef Market Visibility
US - The US government shutdown, now the longest in history, continues to affect over 800,000 federal workers, as President Trump refuses to back down on his request for funding to build the proposed Mexican border wall....
Indigenous Cattle Company Building Billionaire-style Cattle Empire
AUSTRALIA - An Indigenous-owned cattle company is building a portfolio of stations akin to those of Australian and foreign billionaires, but their endgame is radically different....
Industry Rallies Behind New Scotch Beef Campaigns
SCOTLAND, UK - People working throughout the Scottish red meat industry are rallying behind a raft of new initiatives being launched by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) to highlight the excellent credentials of meat from Scotland....
China's Farm Produce Prices Rise Slightly
CHINA - Prices of farm produce in China rose slightly in the week ending 20 January, according to the Ministry of Commerce....
Trade’s Importance to US Agriculture Major Focus at Convention
US - Seeking updates on US exports of beef, pork and lamb, trade teams and agriculture professionals from Japan, South America and Africa visited the USMEF booth at the IDEAg Trade Show at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Convention last week...
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