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22 May 2017
CME: Latest Data on Fed Cattle Weights a Shocker
US - The latest data on fed cattle weights was a real shocker, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Cattle Prices on the Up
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said cattle price are increasing again this week, with reports of €4.10 to as high as €4.20 base offered for steers and €4.20 to €4.30 offered for heifers....
China, US Think Tanks Hold Seminar on Bilateral Trade Relations
US & CHINA - Analysts from China and the United States participated in a seminar discussing Sino-US relations and bilateral trade in Beijing from Thursday....
IFA Puts Forward Proposals for New Protocol on Bord Bia Farm Audits
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said IFA has put forward proposals to Bord Bia for a new Protocol on Farm Audits under the Sustainable Beef and Lamb Quality Assurance Scheme (SBLQAS)....
A Look at the Economics of Parasite Control
Research and real-life support the economic importance of controlling parasites in grazing cattle....
18 May 2017
Ruby to Lead Passport Food Safety Solutions' PassTrac Analytics
GLOBAL – Today, Passport® Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced the addition of a new industry professional to lead PassTrac Analytics....
NAFTA: Lobbying Proves Effective
CANADA - The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says lobbying efforts from both within the United States and from Canada and Mexico to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement are showing results, Bruce Cochrane writes....
US Producers Experience Great Enthusiasm for US Beef in Japan, Korea
JAPAN & SOUTH KOREA - A team of beef producers from Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado joined USMEF in Japan and South Korea last week to get a better understanding of the two largest value destinations for US beef exports and identify potential areas for further...
Partnership on Ireland’s Contribution to Global Agriculture Development
IRELAND - Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Mr Joe McHugh TD, and TEAGASC Director Professor Gerry Boyle, signed an agreement to renew the partnership between Irish Aid and TEAGASC, to enhance Ireland’s contribution to...
17 May 2017
CME: What Actual Beef Cuts do Surge in Cutout Values Contribute?
US - In Monday's Daily Livestock Report we highlighted graphically the run up during the last two weeks in the cash (negotiated) boxed beef cutout value, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Study: Economic Ripple Effect of Livestock Operations in Indiana
ANALYSIS - If you've driven through the US state of Indiana, it’s no surprise that it ranks in the top 10 agricultural states, but what is surprising is that Indiana livestock operations, including beef cattle and dairy, are seeing significant growth...
Livestock Industry Calls for Relief from EPA’s Overly Burdensome Regulations
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council filed comments this week to the EPA calling for immediate action on several burdensome regulations the agency put forward under previous Administrations....
Belt and Road Brings China's Premium Agri Brands to Serbia
SERBIA - Riding a wave of the Belt and Road Initiative and fast-developing China-Serbia partnership, dozens of Chinese companies are eyeing the Serbian market....
AgForce Welcomes Decision on NT Cattle Movements
AUSTRALIA - Queensland primary producers will be able to more easily move cattle through the Northern Territory after the NT Government agreed to revise biosecurity requirements for the management of Bovine Johne’s Disease, AgForce said today....
China to Open Market to Belarusian Beef
BELARUS - China is going to open its market to Belarusian beef, BelTA learned from Alexei Bogdanov, Head of the Central Office for Foreign Economic Activities of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry....
16 May 2017
Cattlemen: Reopening of China to US Beef Beneficial for Cattle Producers
US - The Trump administration announced a 10-part deal with China, wherein the latter has agreed to re-open its doors to US beef imports by mid-July. The US has, in return, agreed to open its market to Chinese cooked poultry....
Cattlemen Applaud Establishment of USDA Undersecretary for Trade Position
US - Last week, US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the creation of an undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs in the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), a recognition of the ever-increasing importance of international...
Study Analyses Foods for Radioactive Substances
GERMANY - "Even though radiation emitting radioactive elements like uranium are only contained in small quantities in food, their chemical properties and radioactivity could pose a risk if they are ingested over a longer period in higher concentrations,"...
15 May 2017
CME: Cash Fed Cattle Prices Down in W19/2017
US - After surging during late April and the first week of May, cash fed cattle prices declined last week by several dollars per cwt, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Cattle Prices Continue to Harden
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices are continuing to drive forward with the base price for steers and heifers at €4.10 and €4.20/kg....
Big Demand from China Boosts Aussie Beef Industry
AUSTRALIA - Soaring demand for cattle from China is likely to bolster the Australian beef industry, analysts said....
Sino-US Deal Eases Access to Markets
US & CHINA - China and the US have reached a new deal that will ease market access in agriculture, financial services and energy, marking both sides' willingness to advance the trade relationship and alleviating fears of a trade war between the world's...
Farmers Urged to Keep Safety Top of Mind
CANADA - Saskatchewan Agriculture is urging farmers to keep farm safety top of mind as work days get longer and the pressures of spring planting and field work increase, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Trump Declares War on Environmental Regulations
US - Under the Trump administration, budgets are being cut and regulatory powers curtailed for federal bodies across the board – but none more so than the Environmental Protection Agency. What does this mean for US farmers and producers? Rachel Lane...
Corporate Area Retailers Report Lower Corned Beef Sales
JAMAICA - There is a general view among some retailers contacted by the Jamaica Observer that sales of corned beef have declined, weeks after a ban that was placed on imports of the commodity into Jamaica was lifted. Corporate Area and St Catherine retailers...
Researchers Develop Low-tech Method for Environmental Sampling of Campylobacter
UK - A team of researchers from the United Kingdom has developed a novel method for assessing human/pathogen interactions in the natural environment, using citizen scientists wearing boot socks over their shoes during walks in the countryside. In the...
12 May 2017
Zoetis Strengthens its Commitment to Develop Sustainable Livestock Production in Sub-Saharan Africa
Global animal health company receives grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance the health and productivity of livestock in Africa ...
11 May 2017
China's Taste for Aussie Beef Blessing for Industry
AUSTRALIA - A continually growing demand for Australian cattle from China is likely to make the industry going from strength to strength, according to experts who are lauding China's taste for Aussie beef....
 
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