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11 April 2019
View news from United States Seminar Addresses Technical Issues for Companies Exporting Red Meat to Latin America
US - Latin America is a rapidly growing region for US pork and beef exports but labeling, documentation and other technical issues still present significant obstacles in some individual markets....
View news from Ireland Farmers Should Reject Candidates Unwilling to Fight on Their Backs for Irish Farmers, IFA Says
IRELAND - Launching the IFA Manifesto for the European Parliament & Local Government Elections in Dublin, IFA President Joe Healy said those elected as MEPs for Ireland next month will have some far-reaching decisions to make about the future of Irish...
View news from United States Genetic Breakthrough on Tropical Grass Could Help Develop Climate-friendly Cattle Farms
US - Cattle are a mainstay for many smallholders but their farms are often on degraded lands, which increases cattle's impact on the environment and lowers their production of milk and meat....
View news from Global Reducing GHGs While Balancing Meat Demand
GLOBAL - Humans' love for meat could be hurting the planet. Many of the steps involved in the meat supply chain result in greenhouse gas emissions. ...
10 April 2019
View news from United States CME: Factors Affecting Cattle/Beef Markets
US - In this report we make an effort not to make a bullish or bearish argument for the market, which sometimes upsets those that hold a certain view of market conditions, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Canada Scotch Beef, Lamb Showcased at Canadian Event
CANADA - Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI are set to be high profile at a major international trade show, SIAL Canada, being held in the coming weeks in Montreal....
View news from Ireland Brexit Losses Stand at €100M for Beef Farmers, IFA President Tells Committee
IRELAND - Addressing the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said IFA has calculated that beef farmers have already incurred Brexit losses of €101m since last Autumn....
09 April 2019
View news from United Kingdom UK Unions Seek European Farmers' Support on Need to Avoid 'No Deal' Brexit
UK - Faced with ongoing division amongst politicians and continued uncertainty, the Presidents of NFU Scotland, Ulster Farmers' Union, NFU and NFU Cymru have written to the presidents of farming unions in Europe stating their unequivocal position that...
View news from United States NFU Urges President Against 'Disastrous' Closing of the Southern Border
US - Amidst escalating rhetoric and threats from President Donald Trump to close the US-Mexico border, National Farmers Union (NFU) last week insisted the President avoid such a "disastrous" decision, which would effectively cripple trade with US agriculture’s...
View news from Indonesia Severe Viral Diarrhea Attacks Cattle in Keerom, Papua
INDONESIA - More than 100 head of cattle have died in Keerom regency, Papua, since January this year suffering from severe diarrhea caused by a viral infection that also attacks sheep, goats and pigs....
View news from Germany New Pathways for Sustainable Agriculture
GERMANY - Hedges, flowering strips and other semi-natural habitats provide food and nesting places for insects and birds in agricultural landscapes. This also has advantages for agriculture: bees, flies, beetles and other animal groups pollinate crops...
08 April 2019
View news from Belarus Belarus to Keep Exporting Beef to Russia
BELARUS - Belarus will continue to export beef to Russia, BelTA learned from Aleksei Bogdanov, Head of the Central Office for Foreign Economic Activities of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry....
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Holds Steady
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index held broadly stable in March, as a jump in dairy prices was offset by drops in cereal, vegetable oil and sugar price quotations, according to a benchmark UN report released last week....
View news from United Kingdom Prime Cattle Market Showing Early Signs of Recovery
UK - Prime cattle prices in the UK have seen a modest lift over the past week, although they are still markedly lower than this time last year, according to the latest analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
View news from United States UES Workshops Examine Trade Challenges, Help Establish Marketing Priorities for US Pork, Beef
US - Last week USMEF conducted two full-day workshops on its global marketing priorities – the first focused on US pork, the second on US beef – gathering stakeholder input from a wide range of industry sectors....
View news from European Union UK Farming Unions, IFA Discuss Brexit
EU - In advance of the European Council meeting on 10 April, where an extension to Article 50 could be agreed, the NFU Scotland has met with its UK farming counterparts – NFU and NFU Cymru – at a summit in Co Fermanagh hosted by the Ulster Farmers’...
View news from United States CME: Major Cattle Feeding Stations Battle Harsh Winter Weather
US - Data reported by Kansas State University (Focus on Feedlots closeout comparison for February) showed the impacts of severe winter weather and very muddy feedlot conditions, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
05 April 2019
View news from United Arab Emirates Classes Boost Awareness of US Beef among Chefs in UAE
UAE - Promoting US beef to chefs and representatives from the foodservice, tourism and hospitality sectors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), USMEF sponsored two separate classes during the Emirates International Salon Culinaire....
View news from United Kingdom Scotch Beef Hits the Big Screen
SCOTLAND, UK - Cinema goers across Scotland will have the chance to see Quality Meat Scotland’s powerful Scotch Beef PGI TV advert as it hits the big screen from next week....
04 April 2019
View news from Canada Evonik announces new Canadian distribution agreement for dairy feed additive
Evonik and Halchemix Canada are pleased to announce the launch of a strategic partnership for the promotion of Evonik’s rumenprotected methionine product Mepron® in the Canadian market....
03 April 2019
View news from New Zealand Rise of Veganism Threatens NZ Dairy, Meat Industry, Says Report
NEW ZEALAND - A new report claims New Zealand's dairy and meat industry is under threat from a growing global demand for vegan products....
View news from Zimbabwe Rare Disease Kills Cattle in Gutu
ZIMBABWE - Farmers in Gutu have raised a red flag over a rare disease that has killed over 100 cattle in the district ravaged by Cyclone Idai....
02 April 2019
View news from Uganda Pastoralists Cry Foul Over Cattle Movement Ban
UGANDA - Pastoralists at Uganda-Tanzania border have faulted government over failure to enforce measures aimed at curbing animal diseases....
View news from United Kingdom NFU Urges Public to Support Great British Beef Week Campaign
UK - NFU President Minette Batters has kicked off Great British Beef Week by pledging her support for the campaign and urging the public to get behind British beef producers....
View news from Japan New Ideas for US Beef, Pork Introduced at 'Competitive' FOODEX
JAPAN - Facing growing competition in Japan and other Asian markets, USMEF promoted US red meat by offering new dishes and fresh ideas for US beef and pork to importers, distributors, processors, foodservice operators and retailers attending the annual...
View news from United States CME: Cattle Slaughter in W13 Lower Than Previous Week
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. provides a brief review of key numbers from last week....
01 April 2019
View news from Taiwan US Report Slams Taiwan’s Pork, Beef Restrictions
TAIWAN - Taiwan’s restrictions on imports of pork and beef from the US remain a major barrier to trade between the two countries, according to a US report that highlights significant foreign barriers to American exports....
View news from Mozambique FAO Urges Immediate Help for Mozambique's Livestock, Fisheries Sectors
MOZAMBIQUE - The lives and livelihoods of farmers and fishers in the three Southern African countries hit by Tropical Cyclone Idai are under severe threat, with communities in Mozambique bearing a particularly heavy burden. ...
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