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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....
OIE Reports FMD Outbreaks in Myanmar
MYANMAR - Dr Ye Tun Win, Chief Veterinary Officer Director General at the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department has reported a cluster of foot and mouth disease outbreaks in Rakhine State....
Nature Conservancy Teams with Nestlé Purina, Cargill to Sustainability of Improve Beef Supply Chain
US - The Nature Conservancy, in collaboration with Nestlé Purina and Cargill, is launching a three-year water project to improve the sustainability of the beef supply chain. This project is expected to reduce the environmental impact of row crop irrigation...
24 May 2018
CME: Beef Inventories in April Up 2.6% Compared to Previous Month
US - The inventory of beef, pork, chicken and turkey in cold storage at the end of April was estimated at 2.472 billion pounds, 6.7 per cent higher than a year ago and 9.7 per cent higher than the five year average, reports Steiner Consulting Group,...
NCBA Applauds Introduction of Legislation Addressing Hours of Service Changes for Livestock Haulers
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association yesterday applauded the introduction of the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely (TLAAS) Act, saying it would reform federal Hours of Service (HOS) rules in a way that ensures animal welfare, highway...
IFA: Low Income Figures Show Ag Minister Needs to Support Suckler Farmers
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to come on board with farmers and support the strong case for increased targeted support for the suckler cow herd of €200 per cow....
23 May 2018
CME: March, April Cattle Placements Down Compared to a Year Ago
US - Analysts polled ahead of the upcoming USDA 'Cattle on Feed' report agree that feedlots placed fewer cattle on feed this April than they did a year ago, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Research Aimed at Nitrite Poisoning Leads to Methane Mitigation
US - Two government researchers and a college graduate student aiming at one issue in the cattle industry are finding they can address two issues - nitrite poisoning and methane emissions - with an animal probiotic they are developing....
Beef Exports Safe Despite Chinese State Media Threat, Industry Says
AUSTRALIA - The outspoken state-owned Chinese tabloid the "Global Times" has lashed Australia once again, publishing an editorial calling on Chinese officials to cool bilateral relations and reduce imports of Australian goods by billions of dollars....
Cheeky £1 Million Campaign to Promote Beef Thin Cuts
UK - A £1 million advertising campaign aims to add £6 million to the thin cut steak market over the next three years by engaging new families and young couples....
Maine Governor Supports More Trade with China
US - Maine is eagerly looking forward to more investment, students and tourists from China, said Governor Paul LePage....
22 May 2018
AgriLife Research, Forage Genetics International Sign Multi-year Agreement
US - A greater interest in forage sorghums from the beef and dairy industries has led to a multi-year agreement between Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Forage Genetics International LLC, or FGI, a subsidiary of Arden Hills, Minnesota-based Land O'Lakes...
Commissioner of Agriculture Promotes EU Beef in China
CHINA - China could shortly allow imports of beef from France, Germany and the Netherlands, which have been under embargo for almost 17 years, according to the EU Commissioner of Agriculture Phil Hogan, Yicai.com reported....
CME: FI Cattle Slaughter in W20 Largest for Any Week
US - In the livestock futures markets last week, Live Cattle contracts declined; the June contract was $102.98 per cwt. (average of the daily closing prices), dropping $4.49 for the week, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
21 May 2018
CME: Beef Trimmings Prices Unusually Stable So Far
US - Beef trimmings prices have been unusually stable so far this year when compared to recent years, as well as beef cut prices at the wholesale level, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Huge Opportunities for Farmer-to-farmer Learning This Summer
UK - UK farmers and growers will have access to more than 50 farmer-to-farmer learning events this summer....
US Beef Cooking Demonstrations Target UAE’s HRI Sector
UAE - Working to increase the visibility of US beef in the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) HRI sector and gain confidence among chefs and foodservice operators, USMEF coordinated two cooking demonstrations at recent Emirates Culinary Guild meetings at the...
18 May 2018
CME: Erosion of Choice Boxed Beef Cutout Value
US - The Choice boxed beef cutout value (negotiated trade calculated and reported by the Market News Division of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service) has eroded since last Friday when it reached $232.12 per cwt., reports ...
US Beef Market Poses Threat to NZ Returns This Year
NEW ZEALAND - The likely forced slaughter of US cattle due to drought is set to pressure global beef trade and prices, posing a threat to New Zealand beef returns, a visiting North American cattle industry expert has warned local producers....
NCBA Urges 'No' Vote on Brat/Blumenauer Farm Bill Amendment
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and more than 40 of the nation’s most influential commodity trade associations are urging Congress to stand with farmers, ranchers, and rural communities by voting down the amendment offered by...
17 May 2018
CME: Negative Shift in Beef, Pork Demand
US - At the consumer level, beef demand is notoriously difficult to measure, as are shifts in that relationship, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
QMS Unveils Focused Five Year Strategy, Vision
SCOTLAND, UK - The organisation tasked with promoting some of Scotland’s most iconic food brands, Quality Meat Scotland, has this week (Wednesday, 16 May 2018) unveiled a new strategy and vision for the five-year period to 2023....
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....
16 May 2018
CME: latest 'Hay Stocks' Report Shows Availability of Pastures Down
US - Last week USDA-NASS released the first week of pasture and range conditions for the US. This weekly update provides a barometer for cattle forage conditions across the country, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Beef + Lamb NZ Unveils New Environmental Strategy
NEW ZEALAND - A new blueprint to lift the environmental performance of New Zealand’s sheep and beef sector was unveiled today by Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ)....
Frictionless Trade with EU Vital for UK Livestock Sector, Say Farming Unions
UK - Livestock representatives from farming unions in all parts of the UK attended a meeting in Edinburgh last week, hosted by NFU Scotland. Top of the agenda for the representatives was the on-going uncertainty over the UK Governments policy for post-Brexit...
Livestock Agents Plead Guilty to Non-compliance of Cattle Traceability System
AUSTRALIA - Three Gippsland livestock agents have avoided conviction after pleading guilty to charges relating to the movement of cattle....
UN Health Agency Aiming to Wipe Out Trans Fats Worldwide
GLOBAL - The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out artery-clogging trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years....
 
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