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11 April 2019
Farmers Should Reject Candidates Unwilling to Fight on Their Backs for Irish Farmers, IFA Says
IRELAND - Launching the IFA Manifesto for the European Parliament & Local Government Elections in Dublin, IFA President Joe Healy said those elected as MEPs for Ireland next month will have some far-reaching decisions to make about the future of Irish...
10 April 2019
CME: Factors Affecting Cattle/Beef Markets
US - In this report we make an effort not to make a bullish or bearish argument for the market, which sometimes upsets those that hold a certain view of market conditions, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Brexit Losses Stand at €100M for Beef Farmers, IFA President Tells Committee
IRELAND - Addressing the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said IFA has calculated that beef farmers have already incurred Brexit losses of €101m since last Autumn....
09 April 2019
UK Unions Seek European Farmers' Support on Need to Avoid 'No Deal' Brexit
UK - Faced with ongoing division amongst politicians and continued uncertainty, the Presidents of NFU Scotland, Ulster Farmers' Union, NFU and NFU Cymru have written to the presidents of farming unions in Europe stating their unequivocal position that...
NFU Urges President Against 'Disastrous' Closing of the Southern Border
US - Amidst escalating rhetoric and threats from President Donald Trump to close the US-Mexico border, National Farmers Union (NFU) last week insisted the President avoid such a "disastrous" decision, which would effectively cripple trade with US agriculture’s...
08 April 2019
Belarus to Keep Exporting Beef to Russia
BELARUS - Belarus will continue to export beef to Russia, BelTA learned from Aleksei Bogdanov, Head of the Central Office for Foreign Economic Activities of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry....
FAO Food Price Index Holds Steady
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index held broadly stable in March, as a jump in dairy prices was offset by drops in cereal, vegetable oil and sugar price quotations, according to a benchmark UN report released last week....
Prime Cattle Market Showing Early Signs of Recovery
UK - Prime cattle prices in the UK have seen a modest lift over the past week, although they are still markedly lower than this time last year, according to the latest analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
UES Workshops Examine Trade Challenges, Help Establish Marketing Priorities for US Pork, Beef
US - Last week USMEF conducted two full-day workshops on its global marketing priorities – the first focused on US pork, the second on US beef – gathering stakeholder input from a wide range of industry sectors....
UK Farming Unions, IFA Discuss Brexit
EU - In advance of the European Council meeting on 10 April, where an extension to Article 50 could be agreed, the NFU Scotland has met with its UK farming counterparts – NFU and NFU Cymru – at a summit in Co Fermanagh hosted by the Ulster Farmers’...
CME: Major Cattle Feeding Stations Battle Harsh Winter Weather
US - Data reported by Kansas State University (Focus on Feedlots closeout comparison for February) showed the impacts of severe winter weather and very muddy feedlot conditions, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
05 April 2019
Scotch Beef Hits the Big Screen
SCOTLAND, UK - Cinema goers across Scotland will have the chance to see Quality Meat Scotland’s powerful Scotch Beef PGI TV advert as it hits the big screen from next week....
03 April 2019
Rise of Veganism Threatens NZ Dairy, Meat Industry, Says Report
NEW ZEALAND - A new report claims New Zealand's dairy and meat industry is under threat from a growing global demand for vegan products....
02 April 2019
Pastoralists Cry Foul Over Cattle Movement Ban
UGANDA - Pastoralists at Uganda-Tanzania border have faulted government over failure to enforce measures aimed at curbing animal diseases....
NFU Urges Public to Support Great British Beef Week Campaign
UK - NFU President Minette Batters has kicked off Great British Beef Week by pledging her support for the campaign and urging the public to get behind British beef producers....
New Ideas for US Beef, Pork Introduced at 'Competitive' FOODEX
JAPAN - Facing growing competition in Japan and other Asian markets, USMEF promoted US red meat by offering new dishes and fresh ideas for US beef and pork to importers, distributors, processors, foodservice operators and retailers attending the annual...
CME: Cattle Slaughter in W13 Lower Than Previous Week
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. provides a brief review of key numbers from last week....
01 April 2019
US Report Slams Taiwan’s Pork, Beef Restrictions
TAIWAN - Taiwan’s restrictions on imports of pork and beef from the US remain a major barrier to trade between the two countries, according to a US report that highlights significant foreign barriers to American exports....
FAO Urges Immediate Help for Mozambique's Livestock, Fisheries Sectors
MOZAMBIQUE - The lives and livelihoods of farmers and fishers in the three Southern African countries hit by Tropical Cyclone Idai are under severe threat, with communities in Mozambique bearing a particularly heavy burden. ...
US Beef Promotions, Master Classes Focus on HRI Sector in the Baltics
LATVIA, ESTONIA & LITHUANIA - Continuing its effort to increase sales of US beef in Baltic countries, USMEF participated in Reaton Professional Days, a traveling food exhibition for foodservice clients that featured suppliers presenting food products...
29 March 2019
CME: January Beef Exports Lower Compared to 2018
US - On Wednesday, USDA released a (delayed) summary of US meat trade for January. While we get reports on exports from both USDA-AMS and USDA-FAS on a weekly basis, they tend to offer an incomplete picture, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
US Red Meat Squeezed in Japan by Free Trade Alternatives
JAPAN - Japan is importing more pork and beef from European and North American free trade partners in a shift from the US that may impact Tokyo's upcoming trade negotiations with Washington....
Armenia Cattle Breeding Development Programme Approved
ARMENIA - At its Cabinet session on Friday, the government approved the 2019-2024 cattle-breeding development programme for Armenia....
Red Meat Export Volume Fairly Steady in January
US - January exports of US beef and pork were slightly below last year’s volume levels while export value posted mixed results, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
28 March 2019
IFA Urges Ag Minister to Compensate for Brexit Losses
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said Agriculture Minister Michael Creed must introduce an aid package for beef farmers for Brexit losses they have already incurred....
China Receives First Shipment of Beef from Namibia
CHINA - Namibia exported the first 21 tonnes of beef to China today (28 March) in an effort to diversify the country's export destinations....
27 March 2019
CME: Cold Storage of Meat Protein Supplies Up in February
US - The total inventory of beef, pork, chicken and turkey in cold storage at the end of February was estimated at 2.422 billion pounds, 1.1 percent higher than a year ago and now 8.2 percent higher than the five year average, reports Steiner Consulting...
IFA Accuses Factories of Sabotage on Cattle Prices
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said there was a concerted effort by the meat factories to drive down the price of cattle. ...
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