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22 May 2018
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....
18 May 2018
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....
02 May 2018
CME: Dairy Cow Replacement Prices Take Hit in Q1/2018
US - Dairy cow replacement prices took a hit last quarter, tumbling $160 per head from the previous quarter and are the lowest value since 2011 according to USDA-NASS’s Agricultural Prices report, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
18 April 2018
CME: Consumer Confidence Back to What it was in Early 2000
US - Lower prices for cattle and hogs are helping packers book significantly higher sales for the summer and fall, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Two Aussie Abattoirs Permitted to Export Beef to Malaysia Again, Others Still Locked Out
AUSTRALIA - Two Australian abattoirs have been allowed to recommence trade with Malaysia while others remain locked out, eight months after a temporary ban was put in place....
17 April 2018
Measles Hits Cattle in Bulawayo
ZIMBABWE - A leading meat processing firm in Bulawayo says most animals from communal farmers are being condemned and destroyed at slaughter point as they are infected with measles due to poor hygiene and farmers are losing a lot of money....
12 April 2018
Govt Finally Dilutes Rules on Cattle Sale
INDIA - The Centre has finally scrapped its controversial notification on a ban on sale of animals for slaughter in livestock markets and come out with new draft rules doing away with the clause on "restrictions on sale of cattle"....
10 April 2018
BJP Govt Dilutes Cattle Trade Laws, Modifies Key Clauses
INDIA - In a big step taken in amending the existing cattle trade rules, the Narendra Modi-led central government scrapped the clause which asked for a certification that the 'animal brought to the market for sale is not for slaughter'....
27 March 2018
Uttar Pradesh Orders Probe into Illegal Beef Export
INDIA - The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a probe into the alleged connivance of the state’s health officials with meat exporters to ship cow meat illegally. ...
26 March 2018
One Step Closer to CCTV in All Welsh Slaughterhouses
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed a statement from the Welsh Government which hints at future legislation to introduce CCTV in Welsh slaughterhouses...
23 March 2018
IFA Accuses EU Trade Commissioner of Naivety in Mercosur Negotiations
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom is extremely naive to believe that the Brazilians are going to conform to the rules in any Mercosur trade agreement with the EU, especially with regard to meeting EU standards on...
07 March 2018
CME: Fed Cattle Slaughter During W9 Higher Than Previous Year
US - We'll focus on fed cattle and beef markets today and cover pork/hogs in our discussion tomorrow, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
01 March 2018
Vion Starts Production in New Beef Abattoir in Leeuwarden
NETHERLANDS - In February, Vion has started production at its new beef abattoir in Leeuwarden, in the north of The Netherlands. ...
Monitoring Animal Welfare at Slaughter with New CCTV Legislation
UK - Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) to hold one day seminar ahead of new legislation coming into force....
28 February 2018
CME: FI Cattle Slaughter Up from Prior January
US - USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released meat production and livestock slaughter data for January last Thursday, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
15 February 2018
More Bite in Cattle Trade in Factories, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said there was more bite in cattle prices this week at the factories with a base price for steers of €3.95/kg more common and €4.05/kg for heifers....
05 February 2018
AAP Govt Defends Law Criminalising Consumption of Beef
INDIA - The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP, English: Common Man's Party) government on Monday defended in the Delhi High Court a law criminalising possession and consumption of beef in the national capital, saying the state was obligated under the Constitution...
01 February 2018
Defining Moment for Commissioner Hogan in Mercosur Talks
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the break in Mercosur talks until tomorrow is an opportunity for Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan to face down the Trade Commissioner and force a rethink on the sell-out of beef farmers....
31 January 2018
Significant Drop in Beef Prices in Harare Supermarkets
ZIMBABWE - The time of suffering and payment through the nose for steaks and roasts could soon be coming to an end for beef lovers....
Namibian Cattle Sales About 421,000 in 2017
NAMIBIA - The Meat Board of Namibia said on Monday that the country has sold approximately 421,000 cattle in 2017, an increase of 30 per cent compared to 2016....
29 January 2018
CME: Total Cattle Slaughter for December Down 1.2%
US - December production data was released Thursday and it contains some interesting insights both in terms of volume of meat protein available during the month as well as the structure of slaughter, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
17 January 2018
'Bite Test' Could Save Millions with New Thin Cut Steak Options
UK - Early trials with an electronic bite test show the meat industry could save more than £7 million, turning cuts graded as slower cook into thin cut steaks....
11 January 2018
CME: Steady Decline in Share of Cattle Traded Over the Years
US - According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc., will the current shakeout in the cattle futures cause packers to increase the number of cattle they contract for forward delivery?...
Goa Chief Minister Backs Beef Traders
INDIA - In an apparent snub to 'gau rakshaks' (Hindu nationalist right-wing federation of cattle protection movements), Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said today that if anybody interferes in the legal import of beef would be punished, a day after...
10 January 2018
Goa Beef Traders Call Off Strike on Assurance of Police Protection for Meat Transportation
INDIA - Beef traders in Goa called off their four-day-old strike on Tuesday as the BJP-led coalition government assured them that the meat would be imported from Karnataka under police protection, a traders association chief said....
09 January 2018
CME: Sharp Decline in Cattle Futures
US - The slaughter data for red meat was light, in large part due to the holiday shortened week but also the impact of extreme winter weather on some slaughter operations in the East Coast, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Supreme Court Fixes Final Beef Ban Hearing in February
UK - The Supreme Court today listed for final disposal a batch of pleas challenging the Bombay High Court verdict decriminalising the possession of beef in case of animals slaughtered outside the state....
08 January 2018
CME: Latest Data Reveals Steer Dressed Weights Finally Above 2016's
US - Winter weather along all the eastern US was brutal this week. Regarding red meat animal harvest and processing, the pork industry has likely faced the biggest challenges given the location of some major packing plants in that region, reports Steiner...
 
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