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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...
Beef Shortage in Goa as Karnataka Abattoirs Refuse Meat Supply
INDIA - Goa is likely to face a shortage of beef for the next couple of days as slaughterhouses in neighbouring Karnataka have refused to supply meat till the government takes steps to stop harassment by cow vigilante groups, an official said....
02 January 2018
BJP, PDP Leaders Eat Beef, Pork Together, Claims MLA
INDIA - The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the People's Democratic Party (PDP) leaders eat beef and pork together, National Conference leader Akbar Lone claimed on Saturday....
Beef Sellers Eye More Sales on New Year's Day
RWANDA - Beef sales were expected to rise on New Year in Kigali and upcountry, dealers said....
29 December 2017
CME: Cattle on Feed Supplies Continue Increasing
US - Cattle on feed supplies continue to increase, a function of larger calf crops in 2016 and in 2017, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
21 December 2017
Call for Clean Livestock at Slaughter
UK - Following a rise in dirty animals being presented to abattoirs this winter, beef and sheep producers are being reminded of the importance of sending clean livestock to slaughter....
13 December 2017
CME: 2017 Ground Beef Retail Activity Index up About 7%
US - The price of 50CL beef trim Monday night was quoted at just under $50/cwt, down from the mid 70s that the market was trading in early November but still as much as 50 per cent higher than it was a year ago, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
12 December 2017
NCBA Welcomes Updates to Beef Standards
US - The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the US Department of Agriculture is revising the United States Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef (beef standards) to allow dentition and documentation of actual age as additional methods of classifying...
Cattle Disease Mycoplasma Spreads to North Island for First Time
NEW ZEALAND - For the first time the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis has been detected in the North Island, on a property in the Hastings district....
08 December 2017
Farm Visit for Halal Sector Stakeholders
UK - Stakeholders from the halal sector had the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the livestock industry during a recent farm visit in Leicestershire....
06 December 2017
Decline in UK Beef Exports in 2017
UK - According to the latest available data from HMRC, the UK exported 76,457 tonnes of beef during the first nine months of 2017, reports the Livestock and Meat Commission (MLC) for Northern Ireland....
05 December 2017
CME: Market Participants Debating Over Level of Retail Beef Demand after Holiday Season
US - Despite deteriorating margins, beef packers were quite aggressive in purchasing/slaughtering cattle last week, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
01 December 2017
CME: Cattle Weights Follow Different Trajectory in Fall '17
US - Cattle and hog weights have followed a somewhat different trajectory this fall and this has impacted the amount of meat actually showing up in the marketplace, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Seasonal Lift in Prime Cattle Trade Restored in 2017
UK - After a few years with little discernible lift in prime cattle prices in the run up to Christmas, 2017 has restored the trend. ...
30 November 2017
CME: Cow Slaughter Up in 2017; More Cows Expected to Come to Market in 2018
US - Cow slaughter has increased this year and we should see more cows come to market next year as well, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Centre Likely to Roll Back Ban on Sale of Cattle for Slaughter
INDIA - Faced with backlash from cattle traders and farmers against the ban on sale of cattle for slaughter, the Centre is planning a rollback of its controversial notification....
28 November 2017
Beef Producers Worried About Plans to Ban Ritual Slaughter
POLAND - Beef producers have voiced opposition to plans to ban ritual slaughter in Poland amid fears that meat exports to Muslim countries will be hit....
Beef prices Continue to Rise with Very Strong market Demand
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said beef prices are continuing to rise with factories actively looking for finished cattle this week. He said last week’s kill was 39,800 and to date this year an additional 81,000 head of cattle have been processed....
23 November 2017
IFA: More Beef Price Increases Based on Strong Demand, Market Returns
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the beef trade is driving on, with factories paying more to get cattle to meet strong Christmas demand. ...
20 November 2017
CME: FI Steer, Heifer Slaughter Up Compared to a Year Ago
US - Federal inspected steer and heifer slaughter through the first nine months of 2017 is up 5.7 per cent from a year earlier, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
17 November 2017
CME: COF Pre-report Expectations for Feedlot Placements Show Wide Range in October
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release their monthly "Cattle on Feed" report today (Friday). The on-feed animal count will be as of 1 November and the animals placed and marketed will be for October, reports Steiner...
Nonghyup to Sell Korean Pork, Beef from Vending Machine
SOUTH KOREA - A South Korean agricultural cooperative is pushing to introduce a vending machine selling livestock products, such as pork and beef, targeting the increasing number of single-person households in the country, industry sources said Friday....
 
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