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21 November 2018
View news from Germany Vion Introduces Innovation to Deep-frozen Market
GERMANY - German meat producer Vion is introducing a new deep-frozen range to the market under the COOL CUTS label....
View news from United Kingdom Glenkiln Meeting to Focus on Maximising Suckler Cow Performance
SCOTLAND, UK - The next Nithsdale Monitor Farm meeting on Thursday (29 November) will focus on how to get the most from suckler beef production and will be held at Glenkiln Estate, Crocketford by kind permission of Sir Henry Keswick....
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Want Clarity on Future of Farming, Unions Say
UK - Following the publication of the draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and the outline Political Declaration on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, the Presidents of NFU Scotland, NFU England and Wales, NFU Cymru...
20 November 2018
View news from United States CME: More Cattle Placed into US Feedlots During October
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will publish the monthly "Cattle on Feed" report tomorrow (21 November), reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom Beef Farmers Could Boost Profits Through New Breeding Tools
UK - Five new Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) for traits that farmers are directly paid for have been developed to help farmers improve profits by producing more beef animals that meet target specification....
View news from Philippines Culinary Camp in Philippines Shares Advantages of US Red Meat
PHILIPPINES - Educating Filipino chefs and restaurant operators about the quality and value of US beef, pork and lamb, USMEF conducted a US Meat Culinary Training Camp in Bohol province, a popular tourist destination located in the central region of the...
View news from China Consumer Inflation Eases in October
CHINA - CPI growth was down slightly from September due to falling food prices....
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Enterprises Report Some Margin Improvement
UK - Despite some improvement in the financial performance of some types of cattle and sheep enterprises, the results of a QMS survey continue to highlight the challenge livestock farmers face in terms of achieving a positive margin without CAP support....
19 November 2018
View news from Luxembourg Scotch Beef on the Menu for World Cup Chefs
LUXEMBOURG - A team of top Scottish chefs served up a winning menu at Queen Margaret University recently in preparation for the Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup which kicks off in Luxembourg later this month....
View news from European Union Vegetarian Diet Beats Local in Lowering Climate Footprint
EU - A study released last month provides a more comprehensive accounting of the greenhouse gas emissions from EU diets. It shows that meat and dairy products are responsible for the lion's share of greenhouse emissions from the EU diet....
View news from Global FAO Helps Farmers, Frontline Defenders Stem AMR
GLOBAL - Farmers have a vital role to play in stemming the spread of antimicrobial resistance among disease-causing pathogens, and can make a significant contribution simply by adopting good hygiene practices during their day-to-day farm operations....
View news from United Kingdom Burgers, Bangers Sizzled in the Heat
UK - Old favourites - burgers and bangers - were the winners of this year’s barbecue season, with burgers making an appearance at almost 40 per cent of all barbecue occasions....
View news from Germany Germany Tackles Viruses, AMR Bacteria in Foods
GERMANY - The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) organised two symposia dealing with microbial risks in food in November 2018: "Food-associated viruses" (7 November) and "Antimicrobial resistance in the food chain" (8-9 November)....
16 November 2018
View news from United States CME: Feeder Cattle Auction Receipts for October Up 4.3%
US - USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) reports weekly feeder cattle sales volumes around the nation in their report SJ LS850. This can give a preliminary indication about trends in cattle moving into feedlots, according to Steiner Consulting...
View news from Brazil Identification of Mechanisms of Pesticide Resistance in Cattle Ticks
BRAZIL - The cattle tick is controlled by pesticides, invariably leading to the selection of resistant strains. In Brazil, this parasite is currently resistant to a greater or lesser extent to all the commercial pesticides used by cattle farmers....
View news from United Kingdom NFUS: UK, Scottish Govts Urged to Resolve Differences on Agriculture Bill
NFU Scotland has called upon the UK and Scottish Government to resolve their differences on the Agriculture Bill. ...
View news from United Kingdom Beef Prices Hold Higher than Last Year
UK - The latest market commentary from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) released last week (9 November) shows that although cattle prices have cooled recently over the past month, they are expected to rise as demand for beef increases in the run up to Christmas....
View news from Ireland IFA Demands Strong, Immediate Beef Price Increase for Farmers
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said farmers are demanding a strong and immediate increase in beef prices....
View news from United States US Beef Exports Remain Solid
US - US beef exports remained very strong in September while pork exports continued to be impacted by retaliatory duties in China and Mexico, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF. Beef exports cooled from the record results posted...
07 November 2018
View news from United States Research: Can new marker identify mastitis resistance?
New research to study what genetically separates dairy cows that are more resistant to mastitis versus those that are more susceptible has identified a new marker that could be the key, according to Dr. Gina Pighetti, associate professor at the University...
02 November 2018
View news from Australia BCCI Says 'No Beef' on Menu for Indian Players Ahead of Cricket Australia
AUSTRALIA - The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly asked Cricket Australia (CA) to remove beef from the Indian squad’s menu when the team travels "down under" for a two-month tour in November....
View news from India MP Elections: Congress, BJP Trade Charges over Depleting Cattle Strength
INDIA - Less than a month before Madhya Pradesh goes to poll, Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) traded charges over depleting strength of cows in the state and proliferation of slaughterhouses on Wednesday....
View news from United Kingdom AHDB Beef & Lamb Seeks Industry Members for Major Beef Project
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb is urging anyone in the beef industry with an interest in beef cattle nutrition and performance to get involved in helping to shape a new project to deliver improved beef cattle feeding guidelines....
01 November 2018
View news from United States CME: Choice Cattle Prices Parallel Decline in Choice Beef Values
US - One of the surprises in the cattle and beef markets so far this year is the avoidance of a collapse in Choice beef prices at the wholesale level during the second half of the year, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Brazil Genes that Could Lead to Improvement of Beef Cattle Identified
BRAZIL - Beef cattle improvement programs have focused for decades on promoting the rapid growth of calves. Now, the goal is to improve other traits, such as meat tenderness or ribeye muscle area....
View news from United Kingdom Red Meat Production Pays Price of Extreme Weather
UK - The extreme weather of 2018 has made its mark on pork, beef and lamb production, according to AHDB’s latest "Red Meat Outlooks". ...
View news from Global Global Food Prices Dip in October
GLOBAL - International food commodity prices dipped in October, as falling dairy, meat and vegetable oils prices more than offset a surge in sugar prices, the United Nations said today....
31 October 2018
View news from United States CME: Fewer Cattle Moving to Slaughter Plants in September
US - One less weekday for marketing cattle in September versus a year earlier framed the theme of fewer cattle moving to slaughter plants last month, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
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