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08 May 2018
View news from United States CME: Total Beef Exports in March Higher Than a Year Ago
US - Beef and pork export data on a product weight basis were released by the US Census Bureau on Thursday. The following day the Economic Research Service of the USDA issued the carcass weight trade statistics, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
07 May 2018
View news from United States CME: Decline in March Feedlot Placements from a Year Earlier
US - Weekly data on feeder cattle sales volumes collected by USDA-AMS (Agriculture Marketing Service) and summarized on web page SJ_LS850 is pointing to a second month in a row of year-over-year declines in feedlot placements, according to Steiner Consulting...
View news from Australia Aussie Cattle Industry Looks to Defend 'Meat' Label
AUSTRALIA - The peak body for Australia's cattle industry considers calling for reforms to prevent lab-grown meat from being labelled "meat"....
View news from Ireland Beef Prices Rise Another 5c-10c/Kg During W18
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the beef trade continues to strengthen with prices rising by another 5c to 10c/kg this week....
View news from United States March Beef Exports Set New Value Record
US - Strong March results capped an excellent first quarter for US red meat exports, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF, as beef exports set a new monthly value record in March. The United States is exporting a strong share of its...
03 May 2018
View news from United States CME: 'Business as Usual' for Steer, Heifer Beef Production This Year
US - The primary source of steer and heifer slaughter comes from feedlots, of which USDA-NASS (National Agriculture Statistical Service) surveys those with greater than thousand head capacities on a monthly basis, according to Steiner Consulting Group,...
View news from Israel Tyson Ventures Announces Investment in Future Meat Technologies
ISRAEL - Future Meat Technologies has announced a $2.2 million seed investment round co-led by Tyson Ventures, the venture capital arm of Tyson Foods. Tyson Foods is a Fortune 100 company, and one of the world’s largest food producers....
View news from United States Influence Feed: Lettuce tell you about the farm bill
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and agriculture to bring you insights in a convenient...
View news from United Kingdom NFU Scotland Welcomes Cash Flow Boost from Beef Calf Scheme Payments
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed the news that payments worth £38 million to Scottish beef producers will arrive in farmers' bank accounts in the coming weeks, easing cash flow worries....
View news from Global Food Prices Hold Steady in April
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index remained broadly steady in April, averaging 173.5 points for the month, a tiny notch up from March and 2.7 per cent higher than in the same month of 2017....
02 May 2018
View news from United States 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,...
View news from New Zealand New Origin Brand Unveiled by Beef + Lamb New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - A blueprint and a new brand designed to capture more value for New Zealand’s sheepmeat and beef overseas has been unveiled today by Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ)....
View news from Mexico US Pork, Beef Promoted During First-Ever Seminar in Puebla
MEXICO - For the first time ever, USMEF organized a US pork and beef cutting and cooking seminar in Puebla, the fourth largest metropolitan area in Mexico and one that is well-known for its culinary traditions. The seminar at the Instituto Culinario de...
View news from European Union Taoiseach Has to Make CAP Budget His 'Red Line' Issue, Says IFA
EU - Reacting to the EU Commission’s proposals on the next EU Budget, IFA President Joe Healy said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has a big political challenge on his hands, and an increased CAP Budget for Irish farmers has to be a red line issue for him in...
01 May 2018
View news from United States CME: FI Production of Beef, Pork Remains Over 500m Pounds
US - Last week, Federally Inspected production of both beef and pork remained over 500 million pounds in the AMS preliminary estimates. In the next few weeks, a seasonal ratchet-up in US beef output will occur, while pork declines, reports Steiner Consulting...
View news from Global Food Origin Labelling Boost for Local Economies, Sustainable Development
GLOBAL - A new study has found that food products linked to their place of origin are economically and socially beneficial to rural areas and promote sustainable development....
View news from Myanmar Companies to be Asked to Start Breeding Cattle for Export
MYANMAR - Live cattle exports have been on the rise since the trade was legalised last year, said U Moe Zaw, a director from the Livestock Breeding & Veterinary Department under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation. ...
View news from Japan New Cooking Methods for US Pork, Beef Shared at Japanese Trade Show
JAPAN - Introducing Japanese customers to new cooking methods for US pork and beef, USMEF participated in the Supermarket Trade Show, one of the largest food industry exhibitions in Japan. ...
View news from Australia Cattle Farmers Beef up Savings to Prepare for Droughts
AUSTRALIA - Recent high cattle prices have enabled Australian beef producers to put more money into Farm Management Deposits (FMDs)....
View news from European Union IFA Says Future of Irish Farming Depends on CAP Increase
EU - Ahead of Wednesday’s EU Commission’s proposals on the next EU Budget, IFA President Joe Healy said all Irish political representatives should row in strongly behind the campaign for an increase in the CAP Budget, which is crucial for the future...
View news from United States Help reduce calf pneumonia risks and the hidden costs
The most common cause of death in calves before weaning is respiratory disease.[1] Are your calves protected against respiratory disease challenges?...
30 April 2018
View news from United States CME: June Live Cattle Futures Contract Bounces Back
US - The Live Cattle futures contracts in the early part of 2018 has been on a roller coaster ride, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from New Zealand B+L NZ on Productivity Commission's Draft Report on Low Emissions Economy
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand government has asked the Productivity Commission to identify options for how New Zealand can reduce its domestic greenhouse gas emissions through a transition to a low-emissions economy, while at the same time continuing...
View news from Brazil Brazilian Beef Exports to Mena up 38% in Q1/2018
BRAZIL - Beef exports from Brazil to Arab countries saw a 38 per cent increase in terms of value and a 59 per cent increase in volume during the first quarter of the year (Q1), said the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC). ...
View news from Taiwan 'Diamond' Awards Recognize Taiwanese Restaurants Serving Quality US Beef
TAIWAN - Recognizing restaurants in Taiwan that serve US beef while encouraging others to do the same, USMEF established an awards program that complements the world-renowned Michelin Guide....
27 April 2018
View news from Philippines AHDB, QMS Explore Export Opportunities in Philippines
PHILIPPINES - Opportunities to export beef and pork to the Philippines were explored last week as part of a two-day British Meat Trade Mission....
View news from Singapore Scottish Exporters to Benefit from Singapore Policy Change
SINGAPORE - Scottish exporters are set to benefit from a change to the official requirements of the Singapore authorities relating to UK meat imports....
View news from China China's Agriculture Quality Improving Steadily
CHINA - China will make noticeable progress in agricultural output and quality to meet peoples' demand for better food over the next ten years, according to an outlook report released by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences on Friday....
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