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05 February 2018
View news from United Kingdom Crucial Step Forward for Beef Exports to China
UK - An agreement to progress lifting the BSE ban on British beef exports to China is a vital first step in unlocking this major market, which could be worth £250 million in the first five years, according to AHDB....
View news from Ireland Beef Prices Stabilise, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade has stabilised with some positive indications of tighter supplies and hardening prices....
View news from United Kingdom Range of Factors Affecting Farmgate Cattle Prices
UK - While average Scottish prime cattle prices generally eased towards the end of January, prime cattle prices ended the month some three percent higher than this time last year with similar volumes reaching the market. ...
View news from United States Lighten workloads, pack on pounds: Tips for performance success at the feedlot
You go to work well before sunup, and you don’t hang up your hat until after sundown. But with so much to get done, hours in the feedyard click by in a hot minute. Cattle are constantly moving — feeder cattle coming in, market cattle shipping out....
View news from Romania US Beef Master Class in Romania Focuses on Alternative Cuts
ROMANIA - USMEF continued its strategy of using education to develop potential beef markets in Europe by partnering with De Silva Exclusiv, one of the leading foodservice and retail distributors in Romania, for a US beef master class in Bucharest. ...
02 February 2018
View news from Turkey IFA Welcomes Minister's Visit to Turkey on Live Exports
TURKEY - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods strongly welcomed the trip by Agriculture Minister Michael Creed to Turkey this week on live exports....
View news from European Union Copa and Cogeca Reject EU Move to Raise EU Beef Offer to Mercosur
EU - Copa and Cogeca this week opposed the EU move to raise significantly its offer on beef to 99, 000 tonnes in the trade talks with the Latin American Trade bloc Mercosur, warning it is unacceptable....
View news from United States Scientists Warn Against Drinking Milk or Eating Beef
US - A University of Central Florida team has discovered that bacteria commonly found in milk and beef is linked to rheumatoid arthritis....
View news from India Kerala College Shuts Down Over Beef Row
INDIA - With increased tension at Cochin University College of Engineering Kuttanad (CUCEK) campus over the 'beef row', authorities have decided to indefinitely close down the campus....
View news from Denmark Researchers Discover New Cattle Disease, Prevent it from Spreading
DENMARK - Within Danish cattle breeding, the semen of one breeding bull is used to inseminate a lot of cows. Due to the multiple inseminations, one bull can thus sire thousands of calves. It is, therefore, vital to determine whether breeding bulls carry...
View news from United States Cargill Increases Grinding Capacity for Eastern US Beef Customers
US - Cargill Protein is investing $4.2 million at its Columbia, South Carolina, plant to expand grinding capabilities for beef customers across the eastern US....
View news from Korea, South Growth of Korea’s Jeju Island Provides Opportunities for US Red Meat
SOUTH KOREA - Sharing new menu trends with restaurants and food-service companies that have set up shop on Korea’s Jeju Island, USMEF conducted a US red meat seminar for more than 70 food distributors and suppliers....
01 February 2018
View news from United States CME: Bearish Implications of Latest COF Report Shrugged Off
US - Early futures trading shrugged off the bearish implications of the latest USDA "Cattle on Feed" report, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Ireland Defining Moment for Commissioner Hogan in Mercosur Talks
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the break in Mercosur talks until tomorrow is an opportunity for Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan to face down the Trade Commissioner and force a rethink on the sell-out of beef farmers....
View news from Bangladesh Govt to Stop Cattle Import from Neighbouring Countries
BANGLADESH - In 2016-17, country’s meat demand was 7.14 million tonnes, but the production was 7.15 million tonnes where the ratio of demand and production was 1:1....
31 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom Approval for Export of Manufacturing Beef to Canada
UK - Manufacturing beef from the UK can now be exported to the lucrative Canadian market after approval was given by inspectors....
View news from United Kingdom Giving fresh cows that extra boost
What goes into the cow before it calves, impacts both health and production in subsequent lactation. Marcos Zenobi, Jose Santos and Charlie Staples from the University of Florida explain....
View news from Zimbabwe Significant Drop in Beef Prices in Harare Supermarkets
ZIMBABWE - The time of suffering and payment through the nose for steaks and roasts could soon be coming to an end for beef lovers....
View news from Namibia Namibian Cattle Sales About 421,000 in 2017
NAMIBIA - The Meat Board of Namibia said on Monday that the country has sold approximately 421,000 cattle in 2017, an increase of 30 per cent compared to 2016....
View news from China China's Farm Produce Prices Rebound During W4
CHINA - The price index for China's farm produce rebounded in the week ending 28 January following a slight retreat the previous week, the Ministry of Commerce said Tuesday....
30 January 2018
View news from United States CME: 1 January 2018 'Cattle' Report to be Published
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will publish the 1 January 2018 "Cattle" report this coming Wednesday (31 January). That annual inventory count is survey-based and provides both numbers nationally as well as at the state-level,...
View news from United Kingdom AHDB Keeps Pushing on Importance of Health Benefits of Red Meat, Dairy
UK - More beef, lamb and dairy products would be sold if a brighter spotlight was shone on their health benefits, research conducted by AHDB has showed....
View news from United States Cattlemen Say TPP a 'Missed Opportunity to Gain Greater Access' to Foreign Markets
US - Last week, there were news reports that eleven nations have finalised a revised version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership without the United States....
View news from Belarus Mogilev Meat Packing Plant Sends Beef Shipment to China
BELARUS - Mogilev Meat Packing Plant has sent the first batch of beef to China, BelTA learned from the company's director Vladimir Latygovsky....
View news from India Muslim Clerics to Vouch for 'No Beef Menu' Before Wedding
INDIA - Soon Muslim clerics in Haryana may have to vouch for a "no-beef menu" at wedding ceremonies. The absence of beef from the menu on such occasions will have to be certified by the clerics without which the "nikah" ceremony may not be solemnised....
View news from Zimbabwe January Disease Kills 2000 Cattle in Zimbabwe
ZIMBABWE - At least 2000 cattle have died of January disease, also known as Theileriosis - a tick-borne disease common between December and March....
29 January 2018
View news from United States CME: Total Cattle Slaughter for December Down 1.2%
US - December production data was released Thursday and it contains some interesting insights both in terms of volume of meat protein available during the month as well as the structure of slaughter, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
View news from Morocco Morocco Gives Green Light to Russian Beef Imports
MOROCCO - The Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance announced on Saturday that Moroccan authorities have approved the import of Russia’s beef products....
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