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19 February 2018
CME: Negative Erosion for Beef, Pork Demand During Depths of 2010 Recession
US - Long-time readers of this newsletter are well aware of the critical distinction that US per capita beef consumption is NOT the same as domestic beef demand, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Event Marks Return of US Bone-in Beef to Thailand
THAILAND - Marking the return of US bone-in beef to Thailand after a 14-year absence, USMEF partnered with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) office in Bangkok to host a reception and dinner that encouraged local meat importers to meet with potential...
16 February 2018
Call for Agriculture Not to be Sold off in EU Trade Talks with Mercosur
EU - Copa and Cogeca sent a letter to EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker yesterday opposing the EU move to give further concessions on agriculture in return for gains in other economic sectors to the Latin American Trade bloc Mercosur....
Tea Company Planning Venture in Cattle Ranching
ZIMBABWE - Tanganda Tea Company, a subsidiary of Meikles, is planning to venture into beef production and will approach the government for land that will go into cattle ranching....
Taupo Beef and Lamb Starts Exporting Meat Range to Japan
NEW ZEALAND - Taupo Beef and Lamb has begun exporting its meat range to Japan....
15 February 2018
Strong Year for UK Meat Exports
UK - Exports of red meat products from the UK surpassed the £1.2 billion mark in 2017, according to the latest figures from HMRC....
CME: January Placements Extending Trend from December
US - A first glance at feedlot placement totals for the prior month usually starts with an analysis of weekly feeder cattle receipts collected by USDA-Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS), Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports....
More Bite in Cattle Trade in Factories, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said there was more bite in cattle prices this week at the factories with a base price for steers of €3.95/kg more common and €4.05/kg for heifers....
Gzella Becomes Part of Sokolow
POLAND - The Sokolow Group - one of the leading companies in the Polish meat market - has announced its intention to buy the companies belonging to the Gzella Meat Group, a well-known and valued meat producer in the northern part of Poland....
Ukraine Sees Decline in Cattle, Pig Numbers
UKRAINE - The number of cattle in Ukraine as of 1 February 2018 numbered 3.58 million head, which is 4.5 per cent down year-over-year (y-o-y)....
14 February 2018
CME: Beef Demand a Mild Positive Surprise so Far
US - Demand for beef has been a mild positive surprise so far this year, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Development Opportunities for Beef Industry Advisers
UK - Advisers to the beef industry are being encouraged to hone their skills by taking part in the Developing Beef Expertise Programme....
Seminar Educates Myanmar Chefs About US Red Meat
MYANMAR - Demonstrating the versatility of US beef, pork and lamb, USMEF conducted a US meat seminar in Myanmar as part of USDA’s Global Based Initiative (GBI) program. ...
13 February 2018
CME: Packer Margins Under Pressure in Recent Days
US - Packer margins have come under pressure in recent days, which has in turn negatively impacted the outlook for livestock prices in the short term, Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports....
China Reports Faster Farm Produce Prices Rise
CHINA - China's farm produce prices rose at a faster pace in the week ending Feb 11, the Ministry of Commerce said Tuesday....
Roadshow to Give Farmers Guidance on Thriving After Brexit
SCOTLAND, UK - The AHDB, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are running three Brexit roadshows across Scotland in February and March....
Foot and Mouth Disease Hits Beef Supply
ZIMBABWE - The country’s beef supplies have been hit by the latest outbreak of the deadly Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), which Government is now battling to control....
12 February 2018
CME: 2018 Beef Production Expected to Increase
US - The monthly USDA supply / demand projections of food commodities (WASDE) contained a number of interesting insights but there were two specific points that we were most interested in, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
IFA Drives Key Farmer Issues at Beef Forum
IRELAND - In response to IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods at the Beef Forum last week, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed said he was more than willing to sit down with the IFA to work through how proposals can be brought forward to increase...
08 February 2018
CME: December Beef, Pork Export Data Better Than Expected
US - December export data for beef and pork was better than expected while shipments of fresh/frozen chicken were somewhat disappointing, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Levy Bodies Announce £2M Programme of Joint Activity
UK - The red meat levy bodies in England, Scotland and Wales have announced a major programme of joint activities to be paid for by a ring-fenced fund of £2 million of AHDB red meat levies....
New Records for US Beef Export Value in 2017
US - 2017 was a record-breaking year for US red meat exports, with beef export value exceeding $7 billion for only the second time, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
05 February 2018
CME: All Cattle, Calf Count Slightly Below Pre-report Range
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) published the annual 1 January "Cattle" report Wednesday (31 January) afternoon, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
CattleFax Predicts Large Supply, Strong Demand in 2018
US - CattleFax celebrated its 50th anniversary during the popular CattleFax Outlook Session at the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. CattleFax Senior Analyst Kevin Good highlighted the industry’s profitability during 2017 and said...
AAP Govt Defends Law Criminalising Consumption of Beef
INDIA - The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP, English: Common Man's Party) government on Monday defended in the Delhi High Court a law criminalising possession and consumption of beef in the national capital, saying the state was obligated under the Constitution...
Crucial Step Forward for Beef Exports to China
UK - An agreement to progress lifting the BSE ban on British beef exports to China is a vital first step in unlocking this major market, which could be worth £250 million in the first five years, according to AHDB....
Beef Prices Stabilise, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade has stabilised with some positive indications of tighter supplies and hardening prices....
Range of Factors Affecting Farmgate Cattle Prices
UK - While average Scottish prime cattle prices generally eased towards the end of January, prime cattle prices ended the month some three percent higher than this time last year with similar volumes reaching the market. ...
 
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