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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?...
30 April 2018
View news from United States CME: June Live Cattle Futures Contract Bounces Back
US - The Live Cattle futures contracts in the early part of 2018 has been on a roller coaster ride, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from New Zealand B+L NZ on Productivity Commission's Draft Report on Low Emissions Economy
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand government has asked the Productivity Commission to identify options for how New Zealand can reduce its domestic greenhouse gas emissions through a transition to a low-emissions economy, while at the same time continuing...
View news from Brazil Brazilian Beef Exports to Mena up 38% in Q1/2018
BRAZIL - Beef exports from Brazil to Arab countries saw a 38 per cent increase in terms of value and a 59 per cent increase in volume during the first quarter of the year (Q1), said the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC). ...
View news from Taiwan 'Diamond' Awards Recognize Taiwanese Restaurants Serving Quality US Beef
TAIWAN - Recognizing restaurants in Taiwan that serve US beef while encouraging others to do the same, USMEF established an awards program that complements the world-renowned Michelin Guide....
27 April 2018
View news from Philippines AHDB, QMS Explore Export Opportunities in Philippines
PHILIPPINES - Opportunities to export beef and pork to the Philippines were explored last week as part of a two-day British Meat Trade Mission....
View news from Singapore Scottish Exporters to Benefit from Singapore Policy Change
SINGAPORE - Scottish exporters are set to benefit from a change to the official requirements of the Singapore authorities relating to UK meat imports....
View news from China China's Agriculture Quality Improving Steadily
CHINA - China will make noticeable progress in agricultural output and quality to meet peoples' demand for better food over the next ten years, according to an outlook report released by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences on Friday....
View news from European Union IFA: Cattle Prices Move Up; Positive Prospects on EU Price
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade is stronger again this week with prices moving ahead by 5c to 10c/kg, depending on location and also on the category of livestock....
23 April 2018
View news from European Union Planning safe grazing key to beating parasites at grass
For cattle farmers, this spring brings a range of challenges....
19 April 2018
View news from United States CME: Number of Average Cattle on Feed on 1 April Expected to be Higher Than a Year Ago
US - USDA will issue its feedlot inventory survey at the end of this week and the following table summarizes the forecasts of 11 analysts polled by Urner Barry, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States NFU Says Current House Farm Bill Fails to Meet Family Farmers' Needs
WASHINGTON - The US House Agriculture Committee today marked up the 2018 Farm Bill, H.R. 2, sending the bill to the full US House of Representatives for its consideration...
View news from Global Consistent Johne's Disease Testing Checks Beef, Dairy Disease Level
Regular diagnostic testing for Johne's disease in beef and dairy herds is important because it keeps producers informed about the disease level in the herd, said Jennifer Street, Idaho State Animal Health Laboratory Principal Biologist....
18 April 2018
View news from United States CME: Consumer Confidence Back to What it was in Early 2000
US - Lower prices for cattle and hogs are helping packers book significantly higher sales for the summer and fall, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States One way to help enhance labour efficiency
There are many things that can cut into the profitability and satisfaction of a beef cattle operation. Employees are a big expense as well as an investment. Medication costs for treating diseases like bovine respiratory disease (BRD) can be another big...
View news from United States NCBA, PLC Express Concerns About 'Recreation Not Red-Tape Act'
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council yesterday expressed reservations about H.R. 3400, the so-called "Recreation Not Red-Tape Act", as the US House Natural Resources Committee prepares to mark up the bill....
View news from Singapore Scotch Beef, Lamb to be Showcased at Singapore Event
SINGAPORE - Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI are set to be high profile at a major international tradeshow, Food and Hotel Asia (FHA), being held in Singapore next week....
View news from Australia Two Aussie Abattoirs Permitted to Export Beef to Malaysia Again, Others Still Locked Out
AUSTRALIA - Two Australian abattoirs have been allowed to recommence trade with Malaysia while others remain locked out, eight months after a temporary ban was put in place....
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