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10 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom New Varieties Added to Recommended Grass, Clover Lists
UK - Farmers wanting to improve their grassland can now choose from 11 new varieties of ryegrass and one white clover variety when planning for reseeding....
View news from Australia Indian Buffalo Meat Success Puts Sizable Dent in Australia's Live Cattle Trade with Indonesia
AUSTRALIA - The introduction of frozen Indian buffalo meat in Indonesia has halved demand for Australian cattle, according to industry representatives....
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Rise in Cattle Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices continue to rise this week with the base price for steers moving up to as high as €4.20/kg and tops of €4.30/kg for heifers....
View news from United Kingdom Meaty Social Media Merger for 'The Scotch Kitchen'
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has merged its consumer-facing social media platforms to further strengthen The Scotch Kitchen, as its lead social media channel, promoting the Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork brands....
View news from Global Nebraska Governor Hopeful of End Tariff Dispute with China
US & CHINA - Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts expressed deep concern on Monday over possible tit-for-tat tariffs between China and the United States, but is optimistic that a negotiated solution can be found....
08 May 2018
View news from New Zealand Canterbury Dairy Herd Rises as New Zealand Total Steadies
NEW ZEALAND - The number of dairy cattle in Canterbury is continuing to rise, bucking a national trend of stable figures, Stats NZ said today....
View news from China China's Farm Produce Prices Retreat Last Week
CHINA - The price index for China's farm produce retreated in the week ending 6 May due to falling vegetable prices, the Ministry of Commerce said Tuesday....
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?...
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