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27 March 2019
View news from United States NFU, Broad Coalition Urge Full Funding for Farm, Ranch Stress Assistance Network
US - In an effort to improve mental health support for farmers, ranchers and farmworkers, National Farmers Union (NFU) and a broad coalition of leading farm and rural advocacy groups are urging Congress to fully fund the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance...
View news from United States Building Starch Backbones for Lab-grown Meat Using Lego Pieces
US - A new technique to spin starch fibers using Lego pieces could have future applications for lab-grown "clean" meat, according to a team of food scientists from Penn State and the University of Alabama....
15 March 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Disastrous Scenario if Tariff Regime is Imposed on Irish Food Exports
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the tariff regime in the event of a no deal Brexit would be a disastrous scenario for Irish farmers....
View news from United Kingdom Buying, Selling Cattle can Link Individual Farms to Thousands of Others Per Purchase
UK - Understanding the complex networks of "contact chains" between British farms, could help identify potential routes for spread of infections and improve disease control strategies for the cattle industry....
View news from United Kingdom No-deal Import Tariff Arrangements Mixed Picture for Scottish Red Meat Industry
SCOTLAND, UK - Analysis of the UK Government’s temporary import tariff regime in the case of a no-deal Brexit suggests a mixed picture for Scotland’s red meat industry, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwean Beef Supply Under Threat
ZIMBABWE - Manicaland has registered a significant decrease in beef supply as farmers continue to battle disease outbreaks and limited funds to combat diseases....
14 March 2019
View news from United Kingdom Tariff Reduction Proposals Undermine UK Food Security
UK - Publication of the Government’s tariff schedule in the event of a no-deal Brexit has further exposed the catastrophic impact that a no deal would have on the nation’s farming; food and drink sectors and the wider rural economy....
View news from Denmark Report: Danish Farmers Face Poorer Conditions than European Counterparts
DENMARK - Researchers from the University of Copenhagen's Department of Food and Resource Economics have looked at financial data from 80,000 EU farms comparable with similar farms in in Denmark. ...
View news from Australia Aboriginal Corporation Eyes BHP Cattle Stations
AUSTRALIA - An indigenous corporation has emerged as the preferred bidder for two BHP-owned cattle stations in the iron ore rich Pilbara....
13 March 2019
View news from India Telangana HC Puts Tab on Cattle Transport
INDIA - The Telangana High Court on Tuesday directed the state government and the offices of the Union government which are located in Telangana, not to allow transportation of any cattle or animals without a permit order issued by the competent authority....
View news from Philippines Sabah Should Stop Importing Dairy, Beef Cattle Seedstock, Says Former CM
PHILIPPINES - The time has come for the Sabah state government to stop depending on foreign countries to supply seedstock for dairy and beef cattle breeding. ...
View news from Zimbabwe Govt to Roll Out Artificial Cattle Insemination
ZIMBABWE - The Government will soon roll out an extensive cattle artificial insemination (AI) programme aimed at improving the quality of the country's livestock as well as increasing the national herd, a Cabinet minister has reported....
12 March 2019
View news from United States CME: Number of Cattle Placed into Feedlots During January Reduced
US - Last Friday, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the 1 January monthly "Cattle on Feed" report. Compared to pre-report estimated by industry analysts, the news was neutral (see table below), reports Steiner Consulting...
View news from United States President’s Budget Yet Again Neglects Severity of Farm Economy, NFU Says
US - President Donald Trump yesterday revealed his proposed fiscal year 2020 budget, proposing cuts to the US Department of Agriculture and other federal agencies in order to increase spending on a proposed border wall and defense initiatives....
View news from European Union Irish, French Farmers Re-affirm Strong Position on Brexit as Endgame Approaches
IRELAND & FRANCE - The Irish Farmers’ Association and the French farmers’ union FNSEA held a bilateral meeting in Dublin yesterday, ahead of this week’s vital Brexit votes in London....
View news from Zimbabwe Over 22k Cattle Get Vaccinated for FMD, Tick-borne Diseases
ZIMBABWE - The Veterinary Services Department has vaccinated more than 22,000 cattle in Kwekwe and Gweru districts to control foot-and-mouth, tick borne disease and black leg....
11 March 2019
View news from United States CME: 2018 Beef Calf Crop About 28m Head
US - Today, we will take a look at the US calf crop numbers and geographic changes, as reported by producer surveys conducted by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom Why a No-deal Brexit is Catastrophic for British Farming
UK - The NFU has said everything must to be done to avoid a no-deal Brexit, and the catastrophic impact this could have on British farming....
View news from United Kingdom Scotch Beef PGI Backs Scottish Young Chef Competition
SCOTLAND, UK - The heat in professional kitchens across the country is starting to rise as one of Scotland’s top young chefs is set to be named Scotch Beef Scottish Young Chef of the Year this week at Scotland’s largest food, drink hospitality and...
View news from United States 2018 Beef Exports Record-Large
US - Last year US beef exports shattered the previous value record and achieved a new high for volume, according to year-end 2018 statistics released by USDA and compiled by USMEF...
08 March 2019
View news from United Kingdom Beef Farmers Advised About Risks of Straw Impaction
UK - Reports of cows dying from straw impaction is highlighting the risks associated with feeding straw-based rations to suckler cows....
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Rises on Higher Dairy Prices
GLOBAL - Global food prices rose in February, with the FAO Food Price Index averaging 167.5 points, up 1.7 percent from January, in part driven up by sharp increases in dairy prices. ...
View news from New Zealand NZ Meat and Dairy Up in December
NEW ZEALAND - The volume of meat and dairy product manufacturing rose in the December 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today....
View news from Zimbabwe Beef Supply Dwindles in Manicaland
ZIMBABWE - Manicaland has registered a significant decrease in beef supply as farmers continue to battle disease outbreaks and limited funds to combat the diseases....
View news from United Kingdom Steaks High Ahead of Scotland vs Wales Game
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland rugby stars Fraser Brown and Grant Gilchrist met up with renowned Scottish chef Jak O’Donnell this week to learn about the great taste and many health benefits of Scotch Beef PGI ahead of their Guinness Six Nations Test against...
View news from United States Vital Connection Between Grains, Livestock Shared at Commodity Classic
US - The importance of trade to US agriculture dominated discussions at the USMEF booth and among all grain producers attending this year’s Commodity Classic in Orlando, Florida....
07 March 2019
View news from Pakistan Paucity of Funds Delays Crucial Cattle Market
PAKISTAN - The lack of funds has left work at the almost complete model cattle market in Chichawatni stagnant for the last three years....
06 March 2019
View news from United Kingdom NFU Applauds Appointment of New Defra Minister
UK - According to the National Farmers' Union, Defra has appointed a new minister....
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