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18 April 2018
View news from United States US Farmers, Ranchers Bracing for Tough Times Amid Trade Dispute
US - From the Texas Gulf Coast to the American heartland, ranchers, farmers and petrochemical producers are expressing uneasiness over the growing US-China trade friction....
View news from United Kingdom Countryside Must Not Become a ‘Soft Target’, NFU Tells Police C
NFU President Minette Batters will urge Chief Constables to ensure farms and rural communities do not become a ‘soft target’ for criminals, in an address to the National Police Chiefs Council...
17 April 2018
View news from Malaysia MARDI's KK Cattle Breed Provides Lucrative Returns
MALAYSIA - The Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) has produced a new breed of cattle called the Kedah-Kelantan (KK) breed which has the potential of providing lucrative returns to small and medium-scale livestock breeders....
View news from Spain AHDB Showcases Steaks, Chops at Alimentaria
SPAIN - High quality beef, lamb and pork from Britain will take centre stage this week at a major food and drinks exhibition in Barcelona....
View news from Zimbabwe Measles Hits Cattle in Bulawayo
ZIMBABWE - A leading meat processing firm in Bulawayo says most animals from communal farmers are being condemned and destroyed at slaughter point as they are infected with measles due to poor hygiene and farmers are losing a lot of money....
View news from China China to Allow Irish Beef Exports; Access to Market Has to Deliver for Farmers, Says IFA
CHINA - China will allow Irish farmers to export beef to China after granting approval to a number of meat processing establishments, the Irish minister for agriculture announced yesterday....
View news from United Kingdom NFU South East Prepared to Respond to Govt on Future Farm Policy
Hundreds of NFU South East members have come forward to help the NFU respond to government plans for future farm policy, which currently fails to recognise the vital role of food production, reports the NFU...
13 April 2018
View news from United States CME: Competition Heats Up in Meat case
US - Competition is heating up in the meat case. Increased front-page featuring and volume discounts (e.g. buy one, get one free) have been abundant and splashing across grocery flyers, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Zimbabwe Cattle Artificial Insemination Programme Begins
ZIMBABWE - The livestock artificial insemination programme has kicked off in Matabeleland South Province with at least 2500 animals being targeted under the initiative aimed at improving the quality of herd in the province....
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Cattle Prices Rising, but Not Fast Enough
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said that cattle prices are rising but not fast enough, and not in line with the price levels in the country's largest export market in the UK....
View news from United Kingdom Eye-catching Advertising Driving Awareness of Scotch Beef in London
UK - Four million Londoners are currently being targeted with eye-catching Scotch Beef billboard advertising as part of a high-impact campaign being run by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), with a focus on London and the Home Counties....
12 April 2018
View news from United States CME: No Surprises Found in Latest WASDE Forecasts
US - The World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report was published on Tuesday (10 April) by USDA. Market analysts found no surprises in the feedstuff and animal-based protein WASDE forecasts....
View news from Global Livestock Production Much Smaller Challenge to Global Food Security
GLOBAL - Humans face mounting challenges when it comes to finding ways to sustainably feed an exploding population. As populations become wealthier and more urbanized, the demand for animal products continues to climb....
View news from United States Zoetis Launches Bovine Match Sweepstakes
US - Zoetis launched the Bovine Match Sweepstakes, a new online sweepstakes that urges cattle producers to find their perfect match in parasite control. Producers can visit BovineMatch.com until 11 May 2018, to enter for a chance to win one of 10 weekly...
View news from India Govt Finally Dilutes Rules on Cattle Sale
INDIA - The Centre has finally scrapped its controversial notification on a ban on sale of animals for slaughter in livestock markets and come out with new draft rules doing away with the clause on "restrictions on sale of cattle"....
View news from Canada Important Issues Drive Agenda for Leading Animal Nutrition Conference
CANADA - There's still time to register for the 2nd Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada from 2-3 May in Edmonton....
11 April 2018
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Rises for Second Consecutive Month
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index rose in March, driven by robust increases in grains and dairy prices....
View news from Israel OIE Reports FMD Outbreak Affecting Free-range Beef Cattle Herd
ISRAEL - Dr Shlomo Garazi, Chief Officer for Import and Export of the Veterinary Services at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) affecting free ranging beef cattle in Hazafon....
View news from Ireland Funding Needed to Help Farmers During Fodder Crisis, IFA Says
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to allocate a dedicated budget for farmers in urgent need of help to get them through the fodder crisis....
10 April 2018
View news from United States CME: Proposed Higher Chinese Tariffs on US Beef to Have Minimal Impact
US - The proposed higher Chinese tariffs on US beef will have a minimal immediate impact since we export very little beef into mainland China, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Korea, South KORUS FTA Causes Major Losses to Korean Red Meat, Soybean Industry
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea’s agriculture, livestock, and seafood industries suffered around one trillion won (about $1 billion) in production losses in the five years after the South Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) took effect, a report shows....
View news from India BJP Govt Dilutes Cattle Trade Laws, Modifies Key Clauses
INDIA - In a big step taken in amending the existing cattle trade rules, the Narendra Modi-led central government scrapped the clause which asked for a certification that the 'animal brought to the market for sale is not for slaughter'....
View news from United States US Beef Exports Continue to Outpace Year-Ago Levels in February
US - February exports of US pork, beef and lamb were higher than a year ago in both volume and value, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
View news from United States Influence Feed: China strikes back
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and agriculture to bring you insights in a convenient...
09 April 2018
View news from United States Nutriad USA expands dairy team
Global feed additives producer NUTRIAD continues to invest in its ruminant teams around the world. In the USA the company specifically focuses on dairy farmers via its Dairy Sales Platform....
06 April 2018
View news from United States CME: US Beef Imports Expected to Move at Slow Pace in Q2/2018
US - Through the first quarter US beef imports are up about 6 per cent compared to the same period a year ago. However, the pace of imports has slowed down in recent weeks and we expect only a modest increase in Q2, reports Steiner Consulting Group,...
View news from United States Ex-US Ambassador to China, Cattlemen Comment on Tariffs on US Farm Products
US - After China announced plans to target US agricultural exports as retaliation for US tariffs, Max Baucus, a former US ambassador to China who is now co-chair of Farmers for Free Trade, released a statement expressing concern about the impact on the...
View news from New Zealand Beef, Lamb Exports Expected to Break $3bn
NEW ZEALAND - Both beef and lamb exports are expected to break the $3 billion mark for the first time as high lamb, mutton and beef prices bump up this season’s forecast profit for sheep and beef farmers, according to Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ)...
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