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26 June 2019
IFA Welcomes Oireachtas Committee Opposition to Mercosur Trade Deal
EU - Reacting to the publication of the Joint Oireachtas Committee report on the future of the beef sector, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the report was a mixed bag, with some positive recommendations and some missed opportunities to...
Namibian Beef Exports to China Distributed to Asian Market
NAMIBIA - Meat processing and marketing entity, Meatco this week said that the first consignment of premium beef exported in March was finally released into China's market, in Shijiazhaung - Hebei Province....
Partnership Tackling Livestock Worrying Launches New Banner Campaign
SCOTLAND, UK - A partnership involving NFU Scotland, Police Scotland and Argyll and Bute Council continues to promote responsible dog ownership in the region in a bid to prevent further devastating attacks on livestock. ...
25 June 2019
Ireland’s Bovine TB Eradication Programme Advanced by Diagnostics
In the 1950s, Ireland set out to eradicate bovine tuberculosis (bTB). Today, they have a very successful bTB eradication programme in place that dramatically reduced production losses, maintained their export status and has helped their beef and dairy...
CME: 14.5%/More Increase in US Corn Price Likely
US - According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc., the assumption is often made that when feedstuff costs increase dramatically that a response in the livestock and poultry sectors is to lower carcass (dressed) weight. Basic economics suggests...
Vietnam to Develop Cattle Breeding, Officials Say
VIETNAM - Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien said in the first half of this year, despite many difficulties, especially the outbreak of African swine fever which has caused heavy losses in the livestock sector, the sector...
Commission Stance on South American Trade Deal Not Credible, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy led IFA National Officers and members of the IFA Livestock Committee in a protest at the EU Commission offices in Dublin yesterday over the hypocrisy of the Commission doing a trade deal with South America....
24 June 2019
CME: May Beef Production Higher Than a Year Ago
US - The official USDA-NASS statistics for US beef, pork and poultry production were released last Thursday, giving us the slaughter and production picture for the month of May, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Presidential Candidates Called Upon to Increase Fairness for Family Farmers
US - Last week (Thursday, 20 June), 35 farm and food organisations called on elected officials and candidates running for office to address the disproportionate market power held by the giant agribusinesses that dominate livestock and poultry markets....
Seven Signatories of Letter Ignore Inconvenient Truth About Brazil, Says IFA
EU - Speaking from Brussels on Saturday (22 June), IFA President Joe Healy accused the seven Prime Ministers who signed a letter to Jean Claude Juncker backing a trade deal with South American countries of making a mockery of European farmers and the...
IFA Protest at EU Commission Office Over Sellout to South America
IRELAND - Yesterday (Sunday, 23 July), IFA President Joe Healy revealed plans to lead IFA National Officers and members of the IFA Livestock Committee in a protest at the EU Commission offices in Dublin at 8am this morning over the double standards of...
Genome Study Reveals Evolution of Ruminants
US - A team of researchers has carried out a detailed study of the genomes of ruminants, giving new insight into their evolution and success....
QMS Urges Industry to Back Meat With Integrity Campaign
SCOTLAND, UK - Four farmers were unveiled on Friday, 21 June, as among the "faces" of Quality Meat Scotland’s new "Meat With Integrity" campaign, which launches next month....
Antibiotic Resistance in Spore-forming Probiotic Bacteria
US - New research has found that six probiotic "Bacillus" strains are resistant to several antibiotics....
21 June 2019
CME: Drought Pressure Minimal for Much of US
US - Drought pressure appears to be minimal for much of the country at this time and, combined with good moisture conditions earlier in the spring, it has resulted in one of the best pasture conditions of the last 25 years, according to Steiner Consulting...
Member States Agree to Commission Proposal to Support Irish Beef Producers Impacted by Market Uncertainty
EU - EU Member States yesterday agreed to a proposal from the European Commission to make €50 million available to Irish beef farmers, which can be matched by national funds to reach a maximum of €100 million....
Time for Taoiseach to Tell EU Council Ireland Will Not Ratify a Bad Mercosur Deal, Says IFA
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar must tell his fellow leaders at this week’s EU Council that Ireland will not ratify a bad Mercosur deal....
Brexit Survey Shows Ongoing Uncertainty is Eroding Confidence Levels in Scottish Agriculture
SCOTLAND, UK - Ongoing uncertainty around the Brexit process and a lack of clarity and direction on future policy and funding is eroding the confidence of Scotland’s farmers and crofters....
Post-Soviet Food System Changes Lead to GHG Reductions
NATIONS OF FORMER SOVIET UNION - Changes in agriculture, trade, food production and consumption after the collapse of the Soviet Union led to a large reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, a new study has found....
Red Meat Industry Urged to Unite to Cascade Positive Messages
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) remains totally focused on supporting the Scottish red meat industry during this period of continued political uncertainty and unprecedented challenge on many fronts....
20 June 2019
CME: 1 June Supply of Cattle on Feed Expected to be Up
US - USDA-NASS will issue on Friday, 21 June, the results of its monthly survey of feedlot operations with a capacity of +1000 head, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Meal Kits Featuring US Pork, Beef Showcased at Seoul Food
SOUTH KOREA - Placing a special emphasis on home meal replacement (HMR) and other convenience-style meal kits made with US pork and beef, USMEF participated in Seoul Food 2019, the largest food trade show in South Korea and one of the top four in Asia....
€100m Beef Fund Cleared in Brussels for Payment to Farmers
EU - Following the passing of the EU regulation on the €100m Brexit beef fund in Brussels today, IFA President Joe Healy said Minister Creed must ensure the funding is paid out to the farmers who have incurred the losses and need it most, as soon as...
Scottish Young Farmers to Compete for Cookery Crown at Royal Highland Show
SCOTLAND, UK - Four teams of young farmers from across Scotland have earned a place in the finals of a national cooking competition after seeing off competition from the rest of the country. ...
19 June 2019
£230m Boost for British Beef as China Agrees to Market Access
CHINA - British beef could be served on Chinese dinner plates by the end of the year, following an agreement reached today between China and the UK....
RSPCA Files Complaint Over Alleged Mistreatment of Cattle
AUSTRALIA - RSPCA Australia has lodged a formal complaint with the federal Department of Agriculture after receiving images and footage revealing allegedly brutal treatment of Australian cattle live exported to Israel on board the notorious ship Maysora....
IFA Welcomes Changes to BDGP Scheme
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed of the simplification to some of the requirements for the Beef Data and Genomics Programme....
Seaweed Feed Additive Cuts Livestock Methane but Poses Questions
US - Supplementing cattle feed with seaweed could result in a significant reduction in methane belched by livestock, according to Penn State researchers, but they caution that the practice may not be a realistic strategy to battle climate change....
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