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13 July 2018
View news from Korea, South Korean Consumers Gain Access to Cargill’s Premium, Imported Beef
SOUTH KOREA - Cargill and Seoul-based AG Meat, a specialty import meat distributor are partnering to offer premium US beef brand, Excel®, in a new concept meat store called 'It’s Meat'. At 'It’s Meat', Korean consumers can now purchase high-quality,...
View news from United Kingdom Aberdeen Angus Farmers to Benefit from Tesco's New Beef Contracts
UK - Tesco has announced it will continue its multi-million pound investment in the growth of the British Aberdeen Angus herd, with 1,600 farmers in the UK set to benefit from new 12 month contracts which will guarantee a price above the standard market...
View news from United States Cattlemen Press for USDA Oversight at Public Meeting on Lab-Grown Fake Meat
US - Yesterday, Danielle Beck, director of government affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), used remarks at a public meeting to advocate for US Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversight of lab-grown fake meat products....
12 July 2018
View news from United States CME: What Changes to be Made to US Livestock, Poultry Forecasts
US - Today (Thursday, 12 July), the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report will be released, which is developed under the authority of the USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist using expertise across the agency and experts...
View news from Canada Canadian Beef Sector to Get $14m Federal Investment
CANADA - The Canadian beef sector is a strong economic driver, accounting for $9 billion in farm cash receipts in 2017. ...
View news from United States 20% of Americans Responsible for Almost Half of US Food-related GHGs
US - On any given day, 20 per cent of Americans account for nearly half of US diet-related greenhouse gas emissions, and high levels of beef consumption are largely responsible, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan and...
View news from United States Montana Hopes for Beef Deal with Chinese Retail Giant Despite Trump's Trade
US - Montana officials are hoping that a blockbuster deal with Chinese retail giant JD.com to export local beef will be possible despite the US Government's escalating trade war with China....
11 July 2018
View news from United States CME: May, June Feeder Cattle Prices Able to Sustain Longest Rising Price Trend
US - Feeder cattle prices during May and June were able to sustain the longest rising price trend for the year to date, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
10 July 2018
View news from United States CME: Beef Export Value in May Higher Than a Year Ago
US - According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc., USDA released the official May trade statistics on Friday....
View news from United States May Beef Exports Shatter Value Record
US - US beef exports set a new value record in May while also increasing significantly year-over-year in volume, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
View news from New Zealand NZ Meat, Dairy Industry Prepare for US-China Trade War Fallout
NEW ZEALAND - A short-term boost to the New Zealand dairy sector is possible as the US-China trade war escalates, but the industry is predicting long term pain....
View news from Myanmar Myanmar Cattle Exporters Request G2G Trade with China
MYANMAR - To legalise the export of cattle such as cows and water buffalos to China, long delays in the processing of approvals between the two countries must be shortened, U Sein Aye Maung, chair of the Magwe Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry,...
View news from United Kingdom New 'Fight the Fluke' Video Highlights Importance of Control
UK - With farmers facing significant livestock losses from liver fluke, AHDB Beef & Lamb and Moredun Research Institute are acting to help improve understanding and develop effective control methods....
View news from China China's Farm Produce Prices See Slower Declines
CHINA - China's farm produce prices saw slower declines in the week ending 8 July, as vegetable prices stabilized, according to data from the Ministry of Commerce Tuesday....
09 July 2018
View news from Ireland Factories Hijacking Drought Conditions to Cut Beef Prices, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy last week accused the factories of hijacking the drought conditions to cut beef prices and undermine the market. ...
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Declines in June for First Time in 2018
GLOBAL - International agricultural food commodity prices fell in June for the first time in 2018, as trade tensions affected markets even with global production prospects down....
View news from China US Beef, Pork Focus of Training for Large Chain Restaurants in China
CHINA - Working to put US red meat at the center of Korean barbecue and hot pot menus in China, USMEF partnered with China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO) to conduct three foodservice training sessions for a pair of chain restaurants...
View news from Brazil Study Finds New Genomic Regions Associated to Weight Gain in Nelore Cattle
BRAZIL - A pioneering research project has identified genes potentially associated with functions such as growth and weight gain in the Nelore breed. These functions are key to beef production. The researchers pinpointed genomic regions that had changed...
View news from Global Trade, Tariff Concerns Pop Up in Fed Minutes
US & CHINA - While the Federal Reserve in its June meeting minutes did note a strong US stock market and low unemployment, the central bank's districts voiced some concerns about trade and tariffs....
View news from United Kingdom Impact Calculator Helps Industry Prepare for Brexit
UK - A new online calculator has been launched this week which will allow farmers and growers to see for the first time how they may be affected by potential Brexit scenarios....
View news from United States CME: US Beef Imports Higher in H1/2018
US - US beef imports were higher in the first six months of the year despite the ban on Brazilian beef that went into effect last spring. At this point there is no clear path for the resumption of those imports and it serves no purpose to speculate...
03 July 2018
View news from United States CoBank quarterly economic outlook – trade war takes a toll on ag economy
CoBank reports from Denver; discussing how new tariffs dampen the outlook for sectors across the agricultural economy in the US...
View news from United States CME: Fed Cattle Slaughter During W26 Higher Than a Year Ago
US - Before we review some of the production data for last week, a quick note on the Canadian tariffs on 13 billion dollars of US products. The list of US products that will be subject to a Canadian retaliatory tariffs does not include any pork items,...
View news from United States Livestock Groups Urge Swift Passage of ESA Amendments of 2018
US - The Public Lands Council (PLC), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), and the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) yesterday urged swift passage of the Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018. ...
View news from United Kingdom New Strategy Director Appointed for AHDB Beef & Lamb
UK - The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has appointed Will Jackson as the new Sector Strategy Director for Beef & Lamb....
View news from China China's Farm Produce Prices Continue to Fall
CHINA - China's farm produce prices continued to fall in the week ending 1 July due to persistent drops in vegetable prices, according to data from the Ministry of Commerce....
29 June 2018
View news from Iran Iran, Russia to Invest in Livestock Vaccine Production
IRAN - A livestock vaccine production unit will be built in Semnan Province in cooperation with Russia, director general of the province’s veterinary organization said....
View news from United Kingdom Climate Change Bill Threatens Disaster for Scottish Livestock Sector, Says QMS
SCOTLAND, UK - A stark warning that the Scottish Parliament’s Climate Change Bill could prove disastrous for the Scottish livestock sector has come from Jim McLaren, Chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
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