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16 February 2018
View news from Nigeria Falgore Grazing Reserve to Cater to Cattle
NIGERIA - It has been reported that the Kano State Government has said that the proposed grazing reserve in Falgore game reserve has the capacity to cater to over five million heads of cattle....
View news from New Zealand Taupo Beef and Lamb Starts Exporting Meat Range to Japan
NEW ZEALAND - Taupo Beef and Lamb has begun exporting its meat range to Japan....
15 February 2018
View news from United Kingdom Strong Year for UK Meat Exports
UK - Exports of red meat products from the UK surpassed the £1.2 billion mark in 2017, according to the latest figures from HMRC....
View news from United States CME: January Placements Extending Trend from December
US - A first glance at feedlot placement totals for the prior month usually starts with an analysis of weekly feeder cattle receipts collected by USDA-Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS), Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports....
View news from Ireland More Bite in Cattle Trade in Factories, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said there was more bite in cattle prices this week at the factories with a base price for steers of €3.95/kg more common and €4.05/kg for heifers....
View news from Poland Gzella Becomes Part of Sokolow
POLAND - The Sokolow Group - one of the leading companies in the Polish meat market - has announced its intention to buy the companies belonging to the Gzella Meat Group, a well-known and valued meat producer in the northern part of Poland....
View news from Ukraine Ukraine Sees Decline in Cattle, Pig Numbers
UKRAINE - The number of cattle in Ukraine as of 1 February 2018 numbered 3.58 million head, which is 4.5 per cent down year-over-year (y-o-y)....
14 February 2018
View news from United States Variety of Ways Diagnostic Testing Assists Veterinarians, Producers
ANALYSIS - Dustin Oedekoven, state veterinarian for South Dakota, speaks about differences seen between large animal species regarding the use of diagnostic testing....
View news from United States CME: Beef Demand a Mild Positive Surprise so Far
US - Demand for beef has been a mild positive surprise so far this year, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom Development Opportunities for Beef Industry Advisers
UK - Advisers to the beef industry are being encouraged to hone their skills by taking part in the Developing Beef Expertise Programme....
View news from Myanmar Seminar Educates Myanmar Chefs About US Red Meat
MYANMAR - Demonstrating the versatility of US beef, pork and lamb, USMEF conducted a US meat seminar in Myanmar as part of USDA’s Global Based Initiative (GBI) program. ...
13 February 2018
View news from United States CME: Packer Margins Under Pressure in Recent Days
US - Packer margins have come under pressure in recent days, which has in turn negatively impacted the outlook for livestock prices in the short term, Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports....
View news from China China Reports Faster Farm Produce Prices Rise
CHINA - China's farm produce prices rose at a faster pace in the week ending Feb 11, the Ministry of Commerce said Tuesday....
View news from United Kingdom Roadshow to Give Farmers Guidance on Thriving After Brexit
SCOTLAND, UK - The AHDB, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are running three Brexit roadshows across Scotland in February and March....
View news from Zimbabwe Foot and Mouth Disease Hits Beef Supply
ZIMBABWE - The country’s beef supplies have been hit by the latest outbreak of the deadly Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), which Government is now battling to control....
View news from Russian Federation FMD Outbreak Reported in Russian Cattle Farm
RUSSIA - Dr Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister at the Ministry of Agriculture in Moscow has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease at a farm located in Zabaykalsky Krai, affecting cattle....
View news from European Union Bluestar Adisseo announces closing of Nutriad acquisition
Bluestar Adisseo Company (“Adisseo”) announces that it has completed the acquisition of global feed additives producer Nutriad. This transaction is part of Adisseo’s strategy to become one of the worldwide leaders of specialty additives in animal...
View news from European Union Breaking €1 billion for the first time, Ceva Santé Animale consolidates its position as leading French player in global animal health market
2017 will go down in history as the year Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) achieved growth of 20% and broke the billion euro barrier for the first time with sales of €1.1 billion. This performance consolidates its position as the 6th largest animal health...
12 February 2018
View news from United States CME: 2018 Beef Production Expected to Increase
US - The monthly USDA supply / demand projections of food commodities (WASDE) contained a number of interesting insights but there were two specific points that we were most interested in, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Australia Federal Court Rules Controversial Cattle Genome Patent Invalid
AUSTRALIA - Australia's cattle industry has scored a win against the US-based owners over a patent application it feared would put the brakes on improvement in Australia's cattle herd....
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwean Town Burns FMD-Infected Cattle
ZIMBABWE - The Ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement on Thursday (8 February) slaughtered and burned 16 foot-and-mouth infected cattle at Ardlui Farm in Chegutu to curb the spread of the disease in the province....
View news from Ireland IFA Drives Key Farmer Issues at Beef Forum
IRELAND - In response to IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods at the Beef Forum last week, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed said he was more than willing to sit down with the IFA to work through how proposals can be brought forward to increase...
08 February 2018
View news from United States CME: December Beef, Pork Export Data Better Than Expected
US - December export data for beef and pork was better than expected while shipments of fresh/frozen chicken were somewhat disappointing, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom Levy Bodies Announce £2M Programme of Joint Activity
UK - The red meat levy bodies in England, Scotland and Wales have announced a major programme of joint activities to be paid for by a ring-fenced fund of £2 million of AHDB red meat levies....
View news from United States New Records for US Beef Export Value in 2017
US - 2017 was a record-breaking year for US red meat exports, with beef export value exceeding $7 billion for only the second time, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
07 February 2018
View news from United States Tritrichomonas foetus Can Be Devastating to Calving Rates
ANALYSIS - Tritrichomonas foetus (Trich) can cause infertility, stillbirth or abortion. As cattle producers know, if your cattle aren't pregnant, then you aren't making money, according to Dr. Scott Leibsle, Idaho Deputy State Veterinarian. Regular testing...
05 February 2018
View news from United States CME: All Cattle, Calf Count Slightly Below Pre-report Range
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) published the annual 1 January "Cattle" report Wednesday (31 January) afternoon, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States CattleFax Predicts Large Supply, Strong Demand in 2018
US - CattleFax celebrated its 50th anniversary during the popular CattleFax Outlook Session at the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. CattleFax Senior Analyst Kevin Good highlighted the industry’s profitability during 2017 and said...
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