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14 December 2018
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....
13 December 2018
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....
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....
06 December 2018
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....
Treated Imports Could Change Shoppers' Minds on Meat
UK - Allowing imports of products like chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef in a post-Brexit trade deal could negatively impact the UK meat industry, according to new AHDB research....
05 December 2018
New Livestock Rules Threaten North Aussie Cattle Trade
AUSTRALIA - Tough new recommendations proposed in the new Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock could have a negative impact on the northern cattle industry’s viability, while animal welfare benefits were questionable, the Kimberley Pilbara...
03 December 2018
IFA President Says Ag Minister Must Publish List of Factories Found Breaking Trim Rules
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said there is a responsibility on Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, to release the names of the meat factory plants which have been fined for breaching regulations on carcase trim....
27 November 2018
China Continues to Improve Animal Welfare
CHINA - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations will continue cooperating with China on farm animal welfare to help improve animal health and food safety, the organization's China representative said....
21 November 2018
Steaks High as Beef Goes Blockchain
SOUTH KOREA - The Korean government said Tuesday it will use blockchain technology to track beef through the supply chain to provide consumers with information about the source of their food....
Red Tractor Launches Bid to Become Flagship of British Food, Farming
UK - A huge step in Red Tractor’s evolution has been announced as the assurance scheme bids to become the flagship of British food and farming....
19 November 2018
Scotch Beef on the Menu for World Cup Chefs
LUXEMBOURG - A team of top Scottish chefs served up a winning menu at Queen Margaret University recently in preparation for the Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup which kicks off in Luxembourg later this month....
29 October 2018
Farmers Wanted for Progressive Groups
UK - Recruitment has started for the next two groups of forward-thinking English beef and lamb farmers to be part of AHDB Beef & Lamb’s progressive groups....
22 October 2018
Bad Bramstedt: Third Vion Site to Produce Beef with Animal Welfare Label
GERMANY - The Vion plant in Bad Bramstedt located in Schleswig Holstein has been certified as the third cattle slaughterhouse according to the criteria of the German Animal Welfare Association....
20 September 2018
US Beef Steak, Pork Sausages in Showcased Korea
SOUTH KOREA - US beef chuck eye roll steak and US pork sausages were highlighted by USMEF at a special "Picnic on the Bridge" event at the 2018 Seoul Food Festival in South Korea....
12 September 2018
First Shipment of Irish Beef Docks in China
CHINA - Earlier this year, Ireland became the first major European beef exporting country to be approved by China, and already has six plants approved for beef exports to the mainland. On 11 September, the first container of Irish beef to arrive by sea...
11 September 2018
Official Opening of Vion's New Cattle Slaughterhouse in Waldkraiburg
GERMANY - On Saturday (8 September), Vion's COO Bernd Stange welcomed guests from politics, society, agriculture and customers of the company to the official opening of the most modern beef production location of Vion in Waldkraiburg....
10 September 2018
EU Trade Talks with Mercosur Have No Credibility, Says IFA
EU - With EU Commission officials in Montevideo in Uruguay this week to reconvene the Mercosur trade talks, IFA President Joe Healy said the time has come for EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan to put his foot down and tell Trade Commissioner Malmstrom...
10 August 2018
Ag Dept to Permanently Monitor Carcass Trim in Meat Plants, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said Department of Agriculture technical officers will monitor carcass trim in the meat factories on behalf of farmers on a constant daily basis from later this year....
08 August 2018
Cargill’s 2018 Annual Report Highlights Commitment to Vibrant Food, Agriculture
GLOBAL - Following one of Cargill's best financial performances, the company launched its 2018 annual report yesterday (7 August). The report outlines a year of activating tomorrow’s solutions to nourish the world....
07 August 2018
Vion Slaughterhouses Gain Recognition for Meeting Welfare Standards
GERMANY - Great recognition for the Vion Food Group: The two facilities in Buchloe and Waldkraiburg were the first beef slaughterhouses nationwide to be certified according to the criteria of the German Animal Welfare Association for dairy cows and can...
27 July 2018
President Urged to Support USDA Oversight of Lab-Grown Fake Meat
US - Yesterday, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and other leading organizations in the animal agriculture industry ("the Barnyard") sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump urging him to ensure the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)...
26 July 2018
First Time Ever: New Zealand to Eradicate Mycoplasma bovis from Dairy Herds
It's never been done before. New Zealand has announced plans to try to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) from its dairy herds. ...
19 July 2018
Scotch Beef PGI Campaign Delivers Strong Results
SCOTLAND, UK - The recent marketing campaign behind Scotch Beef PGI has delivered strong results for the Scottish red meat industry....
13 July 2018
Aberdeen Angus Farmers to Benefit from Tesco's New Beef Contracts
UK - Tesco has announced it will continue its multi-million pound investment in the growth of the British Aberdeen Angus herd, with 1,600 farmers in the UK set to benefit from new 12 month contracts which will guarantee a price above the standard market...
14 June 2018
CFIA Efforts for Release of SFCR Commended
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council (CMC) congratulates and applauds the efforts of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on the historic publication of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR). ...
28 May 2018
Beef + Lamb NZ Supports Phased Eradication Decision
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) supports the decision announced by the Government to attempt phased eradication of Mycoplasma bovis (Mp. bovis) from New Zealand....
25 May 2018
Animal Transport Vital to Scottish Livestock, Says NFUS
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has outlined the importance of animal transport to the Scottish livestock industry....
17 May 2018
Brand Ireland Approach Needed for Beef in China, Says IFA
CHINA - IFA President Joe Healy has said Ireland should take a brand Ireland approach to selling beef to China. He said the Chinese market presents a unique opportunity to build a high value Irish beef brand, similar to Kerrygold for dairy....
 
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