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24 February 2017
CME: Important Fed Cattle Market Innovation Under Discussion
US - In this Daily Livestock Report (DLR), we provide some discussion of an important fed cattle market innovation which began in 2016 — the Fed Cattle Exchange, according to the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
IFA Welcomes Positive Move by Minister Creed on Calf Exports
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has strongly welcomed the positive decision from Agriculture Minister Michael Creed to reduce inspection charges on calf exports by 75 per cent from €4.80 to €1.20 per head. He said this is a very positive boost to...
EU Agri-food Exports Reach Record High in 2016
EU - Agri-food exports from the European Union reached record high in 2016, according to annual 2016 figures....
US Beef Gets 'Hollywood' Treatment in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - Working to build and strengthen relationships with red meat buyers in Viet Nam, USMEF collaborated with a major beef importer to conduct a US beef promotion during a Lunar New Year celebration. ...
Researchers Suggest New Vision for Future of Agriculture
GLOBAL - "Food production must double by 2050 to feed the world's growing population." This truism has been repeated so often in recent years that it has become widely accepted among academics, policymakers and farmers, but now researchers are challenging...
Project Launched Towards Sustainable Livestock in Africa
AFRICA - A project towards sustainable and productive livestock in Africa is launched on Thursday, by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and six African countries....
Zimbabwe to Benefit from Livestock Production
ZIMBABWE - Rural farmers in Zimbabwe and the whole of Southern Africa are set to receive a major boost in their livestock production through the expected launch of the beef value chain finance initiative this year....
Vaccination Pre-Turnout is Now Critical for Lungworm
UK - Feedback from cattle farmers during the 2016 grazing season suggests lungworm (husk) disease outbreaks are becoming more prevalent and unpredictable....
23 February 2017
CME: Pre-report Estimates Show Cattle Marketed During January Up 10.2%
US - On Friday, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will publish their monthly 'Cattle on Feed' report, which is based on a survey of all feedlots with an animal capacity of 1,000 head or more, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
European Commission Launches Public Consultation on CAP
EU - The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)....
Right Funds, Regulation Vital for Farming’s Future, Says Report
UK - A new report from the NFU urges Government and research providers to invest in agricultural R&D and to enable British farmers to use the latest technologies....
Trade, Investment Deals Post-Brexit Grab Spotlight at NFU Conference
UK - A panel of experts at the NFU Conference considered a number of the unanswered questions on the country’s future position on international trade and investment post-Brexit....
EU Report Reveals Antibiotic Resistance Remains High
EU - Bacteria found in humans, animals and food continue to show resistance to widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease...
Indonesia Increases Weight Limit for Imported Aussie Cattle
AUSTRALIA - The Indonesian Government has signed off on changes to the maximum average weight of feeder cattle imported from Australia....
22 February 2017
CME: Market Ready Cattle Prices Sustain Impressive Rally
US - Market ready cattle prices, basis the USDA-AMS 5 Market average, have sustained an impressive rally from Christmas week of 2016 to early February, according to the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
IFA: Cattle Prices Steady
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said cattle prices are steady at a base of €3.80 for steers and €3.90 for heifers, with some top prices of €3.95/kg paid for heifers....
Scientists Weigh in on 'Next Frontier' for Beef Quality Research
US - When it comes to beef, certain traits, like tenderness, are easier to quantify than others....
IFA President Welcomes Strong Stand Taken by NFU President on Standards for Imported Food Post-Brexit
UK - IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the strong stand taken by the President of the National Farmers Union of England and Wales (NFU) by insisting that only food produced to the same standards as in the UK should be allowed into the UK post-Brexit....
21 February 2017
CME: Slip in 2016 Beef, Pork Retail Demand Indexes Compared to 2015
US - From an economist’s perspective, a demand index is a depictions changes over time compared to a base period (i.e. shifts in the demand relationship). Graphically, demand is a curve with prices on the vertical axis and quantities on a horizontal...
Gene Editing can Complement Traditional Food-animal Improvements
US - Gene editing - one of the newest and most promising tools of biotechnology - enables animal breeders to make beneficial genetic changes, without bringing along unwanted genetic changes....
Companies Team Up to Develop Livestock Industry
INDONESIA - Two state-owned companies – PT Rajawali Nusantara Indonesia (RNI) and PT Berdikari – have signed an agreement to develop the livestock industry, specifically cattle and chicken breeding, as well as the animal feed industry....
First Shipment of Australian Beef Cattle Arrives in East China
CHINA - A total of 1,195 head of live beef cattle arrived in east China's Shandong Province Monday, the first batch of imported sea-borne beef cattle to the country....
NZ Trade Minister Confident Over Billion Dollar Beef Appeal
NEW ZEALAND - Trade Minister Todd McClay says he is extremely confident New Zealand has a strong case following Indonesia's decision to appeal a World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling in favour of New Zealand beef and horticulture exports and says he expects...
Strike Spikes Beef Prices in Dhaka
BANGLADESH - Beef sold at Tk 500 a kilogramme around the capital yesterday with butchers hiking prices by Tk 30 to Tk 70 following their six-day strike and a weekly meatless day on Sunday....
UK Agriculture Delivers 7:1 Return on Investment
UK - A new report from Development Economics says that for every £1 invested in farm support, farming delivers £7.40 back to the economy....
20 February 2017
Study Shows FMD Crises to be Averted with Vaccination Strategy
UK - Future outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) can be controlled effectively and quickly with vaccinations - saving millions of pounds and hundreds of thousands of livestock - according to research by the University of Warwick....
CME: Minimal Number of Canadian Feeder Cattle Seen Entering US in 2017
US - USDA will publish next week the results of its feedlot inventory survey and we will cover both pre‐report estimates and the survey results as they become available, write the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Bangladesh Livestock Die of Unknown Disease
BANGLADESH - An unknown disease has killed at least 40 cattle in Kaliganj upazila in the last one week, creating panic among the farmers....
 
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