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03 January 2018
View news from Jamaica Nutramix Signs Major Cattle Semen Deal
JAMAICA - Nutramix has inked a deal with American firm Select Sires under which the Jamaican company will distribute highly fertile, superior genetics for cattle across the island and the throughout the Caribbean....
27 June 2017
View news from Jamaica No Need to Ban Beef Imports from Brazil, Says Ag Minister
JAMAICA - Minister of Agriculture Karl Samuda says Jamaica does not import fresh beef from Brazil and therefore does not need to consider imposing a ban....
13 June 2017
View news from Jamaica Ministry Urges Farmers to Tag, Trace Cattle
JAMAICA - As part of its continuing implementation of the National Animal Identification and Traceability System (NAITS), the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has intensified its national appeal to cattle farmers to ensure that...
15 May 2017
View news from Jamaica 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...
10 May 2017
View news from Jamaica Govt to Relax Import of 'Prime Beef Cuts' for Tourism
JAMAICA - With hotel rooms expected to double over the next few years, the Government is looking at reducing the duties on imported prime beef cuts to satisfy the demand from tourists....
06 April 2017
View news from Jamaica Jamaica Lifts Corned Beef Ban
JAMAICA - Agriculture and Commerce Minister Karl Samuda has announced that the temporary ban on the import and sale of corned beef from Brazil has been lifted with immediate effect....
24 March 2017
View news from Jamaica Dominica, St Lucia Ban Corned Beef from Brazil
JAMAICA - Dominica and St Lucia are two of the latest Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states to announce a ban on the imports of corned beef from Brazil....
27 August 2014
View news from Jamaica Jamaica Opens Borders to Canadian Beef
JAMAICA - Jamaica has approved all imports of beef from Canada....
05 November 2013
View news from Jamaica Jamaicans Asked to Eat Local
JAMAICA – Shoppers are being urged to try local food this November as part of ‘Eat Jamaica Month’....
18 July 2013
View news from Jamaica Jamaica's Agricultural Sector Must Produce More
JAMAICA - Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Roger Clarke, has said that with Jamaica's vulnerability to natural disasters and dependence on food imports, the agricultural sector must increase its capacity to produce more wholesome foods, while expanding...
01 November 2012
View news from Jamaica $200 Million for Farmers Hit by Hurricane Sandy
JAMAICA - The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will be providing initial assistance of $200 million to assist farmers, who were severely affected during the passage of Hurricane Sandy last week, in addition to fertiliser and other inputs to facilitate...
31 October 2012
View news from Jamaica Hurricane Sandy Could Cost Jamaica $1 Billion
JAMAICA - Around 11,000 farmers are thought to have been affected by Hurricane Sandy as it swept through Jamaica last week....
16 October 2012
View news from Jamaica Support for Farmers Through More Consumption of Local Produce
JAMAICA - The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, is increasing its appeal for Jamaicans to support the country’s farmers through the consumption of more local produce. ...
02 August 2012
View news from Jamaica Ministry Looking to Export Cattle Genetic Material
JAMAICA - The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is looking to tap into the export earning potential of the local cattle industry, specifically its genetic material....
13 July 2012
View news from Jamaica Tax on Imported Food will Benefit Farmers
JAMAICA - Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke, says the government’s new tax package targeting imported food items will benefit the Jamaican farmer and the local agricultural sector....
12 November 2009
View news from Jamaica Small Beef Farmers to Benefit from $13 Million Project
JAMAICA - Some 200 small scale farmers in the parishes of St. Mary, Portland and St. Thomas are slated to benefit from a $13 million (US$150,000) project to increase their productivity and commercial viability....
14 August 2007
View news from Jamaica Jamaica Bans Importation Of Meat From The UK
JAMAICA - Jamaica has placed a ban on the importation of all meat and dairy products from the United Kingdom in the wake of the recent outbreak of foot and mouth disease. ...
21 March 2007
View news from Jamaica CPJ to lobby Gov't for lower beef tariff
JAMAICA - Caribbean Producers Jamaica (CPJ) is to lobby the Government for a reduction of the 88 per cent tariff on imported beef following the firm's acquisition of the Certified Angus Beef franchise. ...
29 January 2007
View news from Jamaica Cattle farmers lose $60 million to praedial thieves in 2005
JAMAICA - Sector wants stiffer penalties for 'highly organised' crime...
18 January 2007
View news from Jamaica Imported beef continues to hurt local producers
JAMAICA - Local cattle farmers continue to decry the importation of cheap beef into the island which, they complain, is hurting the sale of locally-produced meat and is threatening to further destroy the industry. ...
15 January 2007
View news from Jamaica Jamaican cattle farmers oppose ‘suspect’ beef importation
JAMAICA - The country's cattle farmers are again expressing concerns regarding what they say is the influx of beef products from Costa Rica and other countries. ...
12 January 2007
View news from Jamaica Jamaican producers have a 'beef' with imports
JAMAICA - Rising world beef prices have pushed the local cattle sector into a more competitive position, local farmers say, but immediately warned that any move now to ease up on importers could erode those gains and chance to redevelop the industry while...
View news from Jamaica Cattle group probes cheap beef influx
JAMAICA - The Beef and Dairy Producers Association of Jamaica (BDPAJ) is probing what it said was unusually cheap beef burger meat being imported into the island. ...
07 January 2007
View news from Jamaica Price of beef trending upwards
JAMAICA - The Ministry of Agriculture and Lands is reporting a revival of the beef industry, with prices trending upwards. Deputy research director in the Ministry, Jasmin Holness, told JIS News that the increase in the price of beef has boosted the earnings...
18 September 2006
View news from Jamaica St Elizabeth cops arrest four for cow stealing
JAMAICA - The St Elizabeth police are celebrating the arrest of four people - three men and a woman - for cow stealing early Friday morning. ...

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