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20 October 2017
IFA Says Taoiseach Must Support French President's Move on Mercosur
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar must strongly support the tough stance taken by the French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron on Mercosur. ...
Anuga Reveals Opportunities for US Beef, Pork in European Markets
GERMANY - While the overall focus of Anuga 2017 was on new products and innovation, USMEF expanded its strategy at the five-day food show to identify opportunities for US beef and pork in Europe and surrounding markets. USMEF’s participation was possible...
Eye-catching Labels Stigmatise Many Healthy Foods
US - When customers walk down aisles of grocery stores, they are inundated with labels such as organic, fair-trade and cage free, just to name a few. Labels such as these may be eye-catching but are often free of any scientific basis and stigmatize many...
CME: Hay Production, Forage Supply Prospects for Cattle Producers Improving
US - Hay production and forage supply prospects for cattle producers are finishing the growing season in better shape than might have been expected at mid-year, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
19 October 2017
CME: COF Report - 'Déjà vu All Over Again'
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) releases their monthly "Cattle on Feed" report this Friday, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Carbon Audits Begin as Part of Beef Efficiency Scheme
SCOTLAND, UK - Farmers participating in the Scottish Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) will undertake a carbon audit in the coming weeks and months which will form part of a farm advisor visit which will be part of the scheme....
US Economic Community Aware, Supportive of NAFTA
US & CANADA - Canada's Agriculture Minister says the US economic community is well aware of the benefits of NAFTA and remain supportive of maintaining the deal, writes Bruce Cochrane....
18 October 2017
CME: Retail Beef, Chicken Prices Close to Prior Months' Values
US - The Department of Labor survey of retail prices across the US economy for September highlighted the rapid escalation of pork prices in recent months, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
NCBA Calls GIPSA Rule Withdrawal 'Victory for Cattle Producers and Consumers'
US - Yesterday, the Trump administration announced its plan to withdraw regulations related to the buying and selling of livestock - a plan that is hailed as a major win for livestock producers....
Beefing Up Celebrations of Mexico's 'Dia de Muertos'
MEXICO - The UK's beef sales could be in for a seasonal boost this autumn thanks to Mexico’s 'Dia de Muertos' celebrations....
Irish Beef Price Gap with Britain Now €250/hd
IRELAND - The IFA has slammed the massive differential between Irish and British beef prices which, it claims, has ballooned to almost €250/hd....
Armenia, FAO Expanding Cooperation in Food Safety, Cattle Breeding
ARMENIA - The Armenian agriculture ministry and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will sign a new agreement to expand their cooperation, Iganti Araqelyan, Armenian agriculture minister, told journalists on Wednesday. ...
Malawi Lifts Cattle Slaughter Ban in Lower Shire
MALAWI - Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has lifted the temporary ban on livestock slaughter and movement of livestock from Lower Shire districts of Chikwawa and Nsanje....
17 October 2017
CME: Canadian On-feed Count Shows Year-over-year Increase
US - The Canadian monthly Cattle on Feed report was published last Friday by Canfax, which is a division of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Record-breaking Anuga for AHDB Exports
GERMANY - A record number of meat exporters joined AHDB at Anuga, the world’s biggest food trade fair, in Cologne, Germany last week (7-11 October)....
Japan, US Officials to Discuss Beef Import Safeguards
JAPAN - Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso and US Vice President Mike Pence were set to discuss Tokyo’s recent safeguard tariff increase against US frozen beef in their economic talks on Monday in Washington....
NZ Frozen Beef Exports to Japan Slump After Tariff Hike
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand exports of frozen beef to Japan have plummeted since the country lifted tariff rates, according to AgriHQ....
Action Needed to Educate Public on Value of Trade
CANADA, US & MEXICO - Saskatchewan's Agriculture Minister suggests a better job needs to be done in informing the Canadian, American and Mexican public of the value of trade among the three participants of the North American Free Trade Agreement, writes...
Unresolved Technical Issues Under CETA Being Discussed
CANADA - Canada's Minister of Agriculture says governments and industry are working toward resolving issues that are limiting Canadian pork and beef producers' access to Europe under CETA, Bruce Cochrane reports....
16 October 2017
CME: Choice Beef Cutout Currently Up
US - Solid meat protein demand was the general theme for livestock markets this past spring and summer and the trend has continued into early fall, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Copa-Cogeca Welcome Agreement to Improve, Simplify CAP Rules with Omnibus Regulation
EU - Last week, Copa and Cogeca welcomed an agreement struck during the trilogues between MEPs and the EU Council on rules to simplify EU agricultural policy, boost farmers' bargaining power and improve insurance schemes to compensate for losses....
New Partner Funding for Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security
CANADA - The Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security has announced investments in four innovative new projects that focus on advancing food security in Canada....
Promotions Highlight Alternative US Beef Cuts for Swedish Consumers
SWEDEN - Partnering with a major importer/distributor, USMEF conducted a series of retail promotions in Sweden to establish greater demand for alternative cuts of US beef. The campaign, coordinated with Stockholm-based Gourmet Food, was funded by the...
Filipino Importers, Distributors Educated on Attributes of US Pork, Beef
PHILIPPINES - Helping importers, distributors and foodservice companies in the Philippines gain a better understanding of the value and availability of US pork, beef and lamb, USMEF conducted a U.S. Meat Culinary Training Camp in Pampanga, followed by...
13 October 2017
CME: US Cow Slaughter Trending Higher for Much of 2017
US - US cow slaughter has been trending higher for much of this year but the pace of slaughter increased notably this summer when drought conditions across the US Northern Plains forced producers to cull herds, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
Key Odorants in World's Most Expensive Beef Could Help Explain Its Allure
UK - Renowned for its soft texture and characteristic flavor, Wagyu beef - often referred to as Kobe beef in the US - has become one of the world's most sought-after meats....
IFA, Bord Bia Visit Turkey on Live Exports
TURKEY - Speaking from Ankara, Turkey, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said that from the positive discussions with the ESK (Turkish Meat and Milk Board), it is clear Turkey has an import requirement for 500,000 head of live cattle each year....
Early Pregnancy Test for Cows Improves Welfare, Food Production
UK - Early pregnancy detection is vital in the cattle industry and improves animal welfare, whilst reducing consumer costs....
 
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