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17 December 2018
CME: Wholesale Ribeye Prices Impressive in H2/2018
US - Wholesale ribeye prices have been impressive in the later half of 2018, holding above a year ago since the beginning of August, Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports....
Cabinet Secretary Visits Scottish Retailer as Festive Rush Gets Underway
SCOTLAND, UK - Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, joined the team at a bustling Edinburgh Aldi store last week to offer support as the festive rush gets underway....
Farmers Union Insists Immediate Trade Payments Happen
US - Amidst reports that the White House is delaying the second round of Market Facilitation Programme (MFP) payments, National Farmers Union (NFU) is insisting the administration move forward with the payments and develop a long-term solution to mitigate...
Mixed Picture for Livestock Producers This Christmas
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish livestock farmers and crofters are facing mixed fortunes of farmgate prices as we head into the festive season....
14 December 2018
CME: Beef Prices Up by Less Than Tenth of a Percent
US - The Department of Labor released consumer price data for November on Wednesday, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Consumers Increasingly Interested in Basics of Food Production
CANADA - The Coordinator of the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre says consumers are increasingly interested in learning the basics of food production....
Study: Organic Food Worse for Climate
SWEDEN - Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required. ...
13 December 2018
NCBA Hails Congressional Approval of 2018 Farm Bill
US - Senate and House lawmakers approved the 2018 Farm Bill, including important mandatory funding for animal disease prevention and preparedness efforts. US President Trump is reportedly expected to sign the legislation into law in the coming days....
Agreement Reached Between IFA, Ag Minister to Publish Factories Guilty of Trim Offences
IRELAND - Following negotiations, agreement has been reached between the IFA and Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed in relation to the publication of the factories which committed trim offences....
GIRA Forecasts Strong Global Demand for Meat
GLOBAL - A growing global population and increasing incomes are expected to be key drivers behind the continued growth in global demand for meat, according to global meat market specialists GIRA....
12 December 2018
McDonald’s Announces Policy to Eliminate Overuse of Antibiotics in Beef
US - As one of the world’s largest restaurant companies, McDonald’s has the opportunity to use its scale to tackle some of the most complicated challenges facing people, animals and the planet - and help drive industry-wide progress....
Low Levels of Cattle Imports for Further Production
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - During November 2018, there were 440 male store cattle imported from the Republic of Ireland for further production on Northern Irish farms, which takes the total for the year to date to 2,696 head....
Seminars Aim to Expand Role of US Beef, Pork on China’s Menus
CHINA - Helping chefs in China’s restaurant sector gain new ideas for red meat dishes and sharing with them the attributes US beef and pork bring to those dishes, USMEF organised a pair of seminars in Shanghai led by Chef Jay McCarthy....
11 December 2018
CME: Sharp Rise in Cattle Slaughter During W49/2018, Highest Since 2010
US - Cattle slaughter was sharply higher last week as packers and feedlots looked to get caught up after smaller than expected slaughter in the previous two weeks, Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports....
Dairy, Meat Products Lead Manufacturing Fall
NEW ZEALAND - A fall in dairy and meat products pushed overall manufacturing sales down for the September 2018 quarter, Stats NZ has reported....
UK Continues to be Net Beef Importer
UK - The UK is a net importer of beef with 212,337 tonnes imported during the first nine months of 2018 while 80,810 tonnes of beef products were exported, according to the latest available information from HMRC....
Aussie Beef in High Demand Due to America's Love of Burgers
AUSTRALIA - In Western Australia a new abattoir in the Kimberley region has gone from strength to strength, despite it being a year of tough market conditions where Australia's largest cattle company pulled the plug on its Northern Territory abattoir....
10 December 2018
CME: US Beef Exports Declined Compared to During Summer
US - A couple of days ago we offered an update on US beef import statistics and outlook for next year, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
US Beef Exports Still Red-Hot
US - US beef exports remained on a record-shattering value pace in October, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF. ...
Innovation, Joint Action Needed to Achieve Sustainable Agriculture, Food Systems
GLOBAL - "No country alone will be able to overcome all the challenges we face fully, so we must act globally. Nobody must be left behind," FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said Friday (7 December) in remarks to member states....
New Cargill Protein HQ Opens Door to Future
US - With a new headquarters of its North American protein operations, Cargill is focused on inspiring the future of protein. ...
China Paves Way in Agricultural Technology
CHINA - New initiatives, farming advances and educational programs are helping to feed the developing world....
07 December 2018
CME: Situation, Outlook for Imported Beef; Argentina Permitted to Export Fresh/Frozen Beef to US
US - Next week USDA will update, among many other things, its projections for red meat supply availability and pricing in 2019, as reported by Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
New Access to Morocco Welcome News for Cattle, Beef Producers, Says NCBA
US - US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue yesterday announced that the government of Morocco has agreed to allow imports of US beef and beef products into Morocco....
NFUS Maps out Scottish Farming’s Requirements from Scottish Budget
SCOTLAND, UK - This week, NFU Scotland wrote to the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Finance Economy and Fair Work, Derek Mackay MSP, ahead of the annual budget statement to parliament next week (12 December) setting out the measures that its members need...
Misleading 2019 Report Makes Assumptions of Red Meat Industry pricing
CANADA - The Canada Food Price Report for 2019, released earlier this week, makes assumptions that the cost of meat is set to fall because Canadians are adopting plant-based diets....
06 December 2018
FAO Food Price Index Declines in November
GLOBAL - Globally traded food commodity prices declined in November, led by marked drops for palm oil and other vegetable oils, the Food and Agriculture of the United Nations said today....
IFA Urges Minister to Explain Bizarre Figures, Name Factories
IRELAND - IFA met with Minister Michael Creed yesterday where the Department of Agriculture told the IFA that the figures for fines for excessive carcase trim in the factories was 19 so far in 2018, zero for 2017, 28 for 2016 and zero for 2015....
 
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