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10 January 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Meets Live Exporters to Drive Competition, Double Numbers
IRELAND - At a meeting between the IFA and the main live exporters in Portlaoise this week, IFA President Joe Healy said that Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed needs to prioritise the live trade in order to achieve a doubling in export numbers in...
View news from United Kingdom Japan Opens Market to British Beef
UK - UK exporters are set to benefit from a multi-million pound boost as Japan today (10 January 2019) opened its market to imports of UK lamb and beef....
View news from United Kingdom British Unions Urge MPs to Take Action to Avoid No-Deal Brexit
UK - The four UK farming unions have urged MPs to take all the necessary steps for Britain to avoid a no-deal Brexit, which could see catastrophic impacts for the nation’s food and farming sector....
View news from United States Ag Producers’ Sentiment Drifts Lower; Trade Disputes Continue to Concern Farmers
US - There was a modest drop in agricultural producer sentiment in December as farmers’ perception of both current and future economic conditions weakened, according to results from the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer....
09 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Weekly Feeder Cattle Receipts Above Year Earlier Volumes
US - Weekly feeder cattle receipts, as reported by the USDA Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) in SJ_LS850 ran above year earlier volumes in each week of December, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from South Africa FMD Found in Cattle in Limpopo
SOUTH AFRICA - The department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has quarantined an area in Vhembe in Limpopo, following positive laboratory results for foot-and-mouth disease in cattle in the district....
View news from China China's Farm Produce Prices Continue to Climb
CHINA - Prices of farm produce in China continued to climb in the week ending 6 January, with a rise in the cost of 30 types of vegetables, data from the Ministry of Commerce showed Wednesday....
View news from Ireland IFA Says Live Cattle Exports Need to Double for 2019
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said at current cattle price levels winter finishers are shipping major losses, which is not sustainable. He said prices are 25c/kg or €90 per head below this time last year....
View news from Australia Managing Pregnant Heifers, Newborn Calves: A Guide for Lot Feeders
Australian lot feeders have a new best practice management guide to help them develop and implement their own programs to manage pregnant heifers and newborn calves, according to Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA). ...
08 January 2019
View news from United States US farmers' sentiment drifts lower; trade disputes are still concern
US - There was a modest drop in agricultural producer sentiment in December as farmers' perception of both current and future economic conditions weakened, according to results from the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. ...
02 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Futures Market Points to Optimism in Feeder Cattle Demand in Q1
US - Feeder cattle cash prices have been falling for the last several weeks in major feeder cattle markets for 700 to 800-pound steers, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom Farming Family’s Commitment to Suckler Beef Production Recognised
SCOTLAND, UK - A desire to build their business has seen Aberdeenshire beef farmers Gary and Angela Christie push cow numbers in their suckler herd in readiness for their son Adam joining the business in future. ...
View news from Canada New Food Guide Makes Cattle, Dairy Farmers Anxious
CANADA - Canada is set to release a replacement for its decade-old food guide next year, and it looks like the document will likely be in line with writer Michael Pollan's commonly-cited dietary prescription "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."...
View news from Japan Japanese Beef Seen in Large Volume in China Despite Embargo
JAPAN - Beef from Japan appears to have been in distribution in large quantities in China although Beijing banned imports of the Japanese produce nearly two decades ago. ...
View news from United Arab Emirates 'Texas Beef Nights' Showcase US Beef in Competitive UAE Market
UAE - Collaborating with major importers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to create and increase awareness of US beef, USMEF conducted special menu promotions at popular restaurants and steakhouses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Funded by the Texas Beef Council,...
24 December 2018
View news from United States CME: Beef Export Data Remains Mixed
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports that weekly export data for beef muscle cuts were released last Thursday morning by USDA-FAS....
View news from Spain Small Family-run Livestock Farms Stand Out in Cordoba's Dehesa
SPAIN - A dehesa is a distinctive ecosystem in the Mediterranean areas of the Iberian Peninsula labeled High Nature Value due to the value of its ecosystem services and its role in conserving biodiversity....
View news from United States Updated Study Quantifies Value Delivered to Corn Producers Through Red Meat Exports
USMEF has received the results of an updated study aimed at quantifying the value delivered to US corn producers through exports of red meat. The original 2016 study, as well as the 2018 follow-up, were conducted by World Perspectives, Inc. (WPI), a leading...
19 December 2018
View news from Global Bedding material can impact mastitis risk
Dr Sandra Godden, professor at the University of Minnesota and speaker at the international meeting for the National Mastitis Council in Milan, Italy, spoke about the importance of reducing bacteria counts in bedding and therefore reducing the risk for...
View news from France Merck to acquire privately held Antelliq Group
The move establishes Merck Animal Health as a leader in emerging digital tracking, traceability and monitoring technology ...
17 December 2018
View news from United States CME: Wholesale Ribeye Prices Impressive in H2/2018
US - Wholesale ribeye prices have been impressive in the later half of 2018, holding above a year ago since the beginning of August, Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports....
View news from United Kingdom Cabinet Secretary Visits Scottish Retailer as Festive Rush Gets Underway
SCOTLAND, UK - Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, joined the team at a bustling Edinburgh Aldi store last week to offer support as the festive rush gets underway....
View news from United States Farmers Union Insists Immediate Trade Payments Happen
US - Amidst reports that the White House is delaying the second round of Market Facilitation Programme (MFP) payments, National Farmers Union (NFU) is insisting the administration move forward with the payments and develop a long-term solution to mitigate...
View news from United Kingdom Mixed Picture for Livestock Producers This Christmas
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish livestock farmers and crofters are facing mixed fortunes of farmgate prices as we head into the festive season....
View news from Global FAO Urges to Scale Up Response to Climate Change in Ag Sectors
GLOBAL - The world must scale up the response to climate change, particularly in agricultural sectors, FAO Deputy Director-General Maria Helena Semedo told delegates at a high-level side-event of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) in...
14 December 2018
View news from United States CME: Beef Prices Up by Less Than Tenth of a Percent
US - The Department of Labor released consumer price data for November on Wednesday, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom New Project to Reveal Ideal Size for Livestock
UK - A new research project is aiming to improve production efficiency in the UK by enabling farmers to determine the optimum mature size for both beef cattle and sheep....
View news from Canada Consumers Increasingly Interested in Basics of Food Production
CANADA - The Coordinator of the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre says consumers are increasingly interested in learning the basics of food production....
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