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02 August 2018
View news from United States Aid to US Farmers on Tariffs Seen as Stopgap
US - For US farmers affected by the trade war unleashed by President Donald Trump, the $12 billion in emergency aid from his administration is a temporary remedy, and it comes with several potential negative side effects....
01 August 2018
View news from United States Tyson Lowers Forecast on Tariff Fallout
US - Tyson Foods Inc, the largest US-based meat producer, on Monday became the latest American company to warn on 2018 results due to the Trump administration tariffs....
View news from China China's Farm Produce Prices Continue to Climb
CHINA - Prices of farm produce in China continued to climb in the week ending 29 July, with a rise in the cost of 30 types of vegetable, data from the Ministry of Commerce showed....
31 July 2018
View news from United Kingdom World Steak Challenge Shows Best Steaks Come from Bavaria
UK - At the World Steak Challenge in London, 240 steaks had competed to be seen as the world’s best beef steak....
View news from India PM Modi's 2014 Election Campaign Allegedly Funded by Beef Exporters
INDIA - Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh has alleged beef exporters have funded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election campaign in the last general elections....
View news from Myanmar Hluttaw to Discuss Ban on Cattle Export
MYANMAR - Parliament is to discuss a legislator’s proposal to ban the export of cattle used in seasonal cultivation....
30 July 2018
View news from United States CME: Beef Cow Slaughter Through Mid-June Up 11%
US - Beef cow slaughter through the middle of July has increased 11 per cent over last year’s figures pointing toward the ongoing moderation of this cattle cycles expansionary phase, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Japan Japan Dodges Beef Tariff Row with US as Imports Stay Low
JAPAN - Japan's imports of beef have come in below a level that would have triggered an automatic tariff hike, avoiding a potential flare-up in trade tensions with US President Donald Trump....
View news from United States Trade Agreement with Japan Crucial for US Beef Industry
US - University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture projections indicate that the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in March 2018 could disadvantage US beef exports to Japan, a stumbling block...
View news from China Imported Food Gains Popularity in China
CHINA - Chinese consumers' demand for imported food has been growing steadily as the standard of living in China improves, according to a statement from the General Administration of Customs....
View news from Argentina US Says Farmers Could Get Cash Aid by Oct But Will Not be Made Whole
ARGENTINA - US farmers could receive cash payments from a planned $12 billion aid package as soon as late September, US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told Reuters on Saturday, warning that the program will not make tariff-hit farmers whole....
27 July 2018
View news from United States CME: Feedlot Placements Down from First Six Months of 2017
US - Placements of cattle into feedlots with capacities over 1000 head were up 1 per cent in June from a year earlier, according to USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS)....
View news from India BJP MLA Slams CM Parrikar Over Beef Shortage in Goa
INDIA - Outspoken BJP MLA and deputy speaker Michael Lobo had the BJP-led coalition government squirming on Wednesday when he claimed that the government had failed to crack down on cow vigilantes....
View news from Ireland Time for Action from Minister Creed on Factories, Cattle Prices, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said cattle farmers would have expected a lot more action from Minister Creed and the Government in calling the factories to task on the cattle price issue....
View news from United States President Urged to Support USDA Oversight of Lab-Grown Fake Meat
US - Yesterday, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and other leading organizations in the animal agriculture industry ("the Barnyard") sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump urging him to ensure the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)...
26 July 2018
View news from New Zealand First Time Ever: New Zealand to Eradicate Mycoplasma bovis from Dairy Herds
It's never been done before. New Zealand has announced plans to try to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) from its dairy herds. ...
View news from United Kingdom Iconic Scotch Beef Supplies Under Threat
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish beef industry representatives have written jointly to Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy Fergus Ewing raising their concerns about the prospects for the Scottish suckler beef herd....
View news from United States Tariff Battle Slicing US Meat Exports
US - Iowa-based Heartland Brothers started business a few years ago with the intention to bring high-quality American meat - pork and beef - to tables in China....
25 July 2018
View news from United States CME: 1 July 'Cattle Inventory' Report Gives Peek at 2018 Calf Crop
US - The 1 July "Cattle Inventory" report was released by USDA NASS last Friday giving us a look at the 2018 calf crop, and a better idea of heifer retention plans moving forward, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Divison, Inc....
View news from United States US Announces Billions to Help Farmers Hurt by Trump Tariffs
US - The Trump administration announced Tuesday it will provide $12 billion in emergency relief to ease the pain of American farmers slammed by President Donald Trump's escalating trade disputes with China and other countries....
24 July 2018
View news from United States CME: Total Supply of COF on 1 July Higher Than a Year Ago
US - At the end of last week USDA released a number of key supply data for red meat and poultry, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
23 July 2018
View news from China Irish Food Giant to Launch Range of Premium Beef Products on JD.com
CHINA - ABP has announced an exclusive ground breaking deal with Beijing Hopewise Ltd to launch a range of premium Irish beef products on JD.com, a Chinese e-commerce platform....
View news from United Kingdom Hot Weather Starting to Influence Livestock Market
UK - The prolonged period of dry, hot weather is beginning to impact on the livestock market as the effects of lack of forage availability, reduced livestock growth rates and a change in consumers’ eating habits start to become evident....
View news from United Kingdom GB Industry Alliance to Promote Red Meat as Nutritional Powerhouse
UK - Agricultural organisations from England, Scotland and Wales are uniting in a new initiative which will see them work together to communicate the benefits of red meat in a balanced diet as part of a reinforced meat and health programme....
View news from Ireland Farm Safety Week Concludes with Focus on Livestock Safety
IRELAND - Last Friday, IFA and Teagasc challenged farmers to think about improving livestock handling systems to make them safer and more efficient....
20 July 2018
View news from United States CME: LMIC Expects 2018 Calf Crop to be Higher Than Previous Year
US - If the cattle on feed report tells us about potential beef supplies in the next six months, the cattle inventory numbers offer insights about potential beef production for the next two years, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom Red Meat Exports Start the Year with Positive Figures
UK - Exports of red meat products from the UK got off to a strong start this year – with the total value of beef, lamb and pork rising above the £487 million mark....
View news from China Seminar Showcases US Pork, Beef for Eastern China’s HRI Sector
CHINA - Recognizing that only a few yakiniku and hot pot restaurants in Hangzhou, China, are using US red meat, USMEF teamed with the Zhejiang Catering Industry Association to organize a US red meat culinary application seminar for the area’s hotel,...
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