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30 November 2017
View news from United States 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....
View news from European Union Initial Reaction to EU Commission Plan on Future CAP Outlined
EU - Reacting to the EU Commission plan on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) yesterday, Copa and Cogeca called for a real simplification of CAP rules and for any further renationalization of the CAP to be prevented....
View news from United States Getting a Better Handle on Methane Emissions from Livestock
US - Cattle, swine and poultry contribute a hefty portion to the average American's diet, but raising all this livestock comes at a cost to the environment: The industry produces a lot of methane, a potent greenhouse gas....
View news from United Kingdom Antibiotic Resistance: An Unexpected Chronology
UK - Researchers from the Institut Pasteur have shed light on the rise of ampicillin resistance back in the 60s. ...
View news from India 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....
29 November 2017
View news from Global New Online Tool to Better Safeguard Animal Genetic Resources Launched
GLOBAL - A new FAO database launched today will help countries to better monitor, survey and effectively manage their animal genetic resources, allowing for early warning of the threat of extinction....
View news from Nigeria Misuse of Antibiotics in Livestock, Poultry Also Causes Resistance in Humans, Says Expert
NIGERIA - Solomon Chollom, a medical laboratory scientist with the National Veterinary Research Institute, says the misuse of antibiotics in livestock and poultry can also make humans resistant to the drug....
View news from Japan More Japanese Livestock Farmers Using Feed Rice
JAPAN - While consumption of rice has been declining in Japan, the use of feed rice is on the rise, giving added value to livestock products in some regions....
View news from United Kingdom Lebey Guide Launch Showcases West Country Beef, Lamb
UK - West Country Beef and Lamb was showcased at the launch of the Lebey Restaurant Guide Tuesday night (27 November 2017), which details 200 of the best restaurants in London and Paris....
View news from Ireland New Beef Markets Won't Compensate for Brexit Losses, Says ICMSA President
IRELAND - No new market for Irish beef will compensate for the huge loss to the industry that would follow as a result of Brexit, according to outgoing ICMSA president John Comer....
View news from China Tai'an Promotes Quality Tracking System in Food Industry
CHINA - A promotion meeting of food industry quality tracking system was held on 28 November in Tai'an, Shandong province, with officials from districts' and counties' food and drug administrations and food company representatives attending to learn and...
28 November 2017
View news from United States CME: Boneless Beef Inventory Down 6.5% at End of October
US - The combined inventory of beef, pork, chicken and turkey at the end of October was 2.430 billion pounds, 5.2 per cent higher than a year ago and 11.5 per cent higher than the five year average, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Uganda Beef Prices in Kabale Slashed as Demand for Nsenene Soars
UGANDA - The grasshopper season has compelled butchers in Kabale municipality to slash the price of beef by more than half so as to attract customers....
View news from Poland 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....
View news from United Kingdom New Interactive Map to Help in Fight Against TB
UK - An interactive map has been launched making it easier for farmers to see at a glance the different bovine TB risk areas in Great Britain....
View news from Canada New Technique can Detect Impurities in Ground Beef Within Minutes
CANADA - Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found a better way to identify unwanted animal products in ground beef....
View news from Ireland 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
View news from United States Cattlemen Applaud Court-Ordered Stay in CERCLA, EPCRA Reporting Mandate
US - This week, the DC Circuit Court announced its decision to stay a mandate that all agricultural entities file reports under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning and Community...
View news from South Africa ESS-FOOD Enters South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - ESS-FOOD, which has to date been a pure trading company, is now pursuing a new direction and establishing itself in the foodservice sector in South Africa....
View news from United Kingdom New Round of Funding for DIY AI Course Available
UK - Funding for the AHDB Beef & Lamb DIY artificial insemination (AI) courses has been extended, with a further 250 places available following excellent uptake of the initiative in 2017....
View news from Ireland 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. ...
22 November 2017
View news from United States CME: Decline in All Fresh Beef Price Since July
US - Last week, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics published the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI), which is based on their surveys of a fixed basket of goods/items, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
21 November 2017
View news from United States CME: Cattle Prices Lower, but Well Above Year-ago Levels
US - In the cash markets last week, cattle and hog prices were lower but remained well above a year ago, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwean Farmers Beef up Livestock Breeding Skills
ZIMBABWE - More than 200 A1 and A2 Zvishavane farmers have undergone a livestock rearing and breeding training programme that is expected to add value to their farming business....
View news from United States NCBA Commends FMCSA's 90-Day ELD Waiver
US - Yesterday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it would issue a 90-day temporary waiver of the new electronic logging device mandate to livestock haulers as well as haulers of other agricultural commodities....
View news from Russian Federation Russia Bans Imports of Brazilian Pork, Beef
RUSSIA - Russia has announced its decision to suspend pork and beef imports from Brazil from 1 December after traces of banned feed additives were detected in the meat, the country's agricultural safety watchdog said on Monday (20 November)....
View news from Cuba French Development Agency Finances Cattle Raising Project in Camaguey
CUBA - Cuban authorities and the French Development Agency (AFD) signed a credit agreement to finance a cattle raising development project in the province of Camaguey for €25 million....
View news from Ukraine Ukraine's Animal Feeding Stuff Gets Approval for Export to China
UKRAINE - Ukraine has been approved to export sunflower meals and sugar beet pulp to China, State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection said in a statement on Monday....
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