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25 October 2017
View news from United States Cargill, Diamond V to Join Forces to Create Leading Natural Animal Health, Nutrition Business
US - Responding to growing consumer preferences for natural and wholesome food production, Cargill this week announced it has signed a binding agreement to acquire Diamond V, a leading global provider of innovative natural solutions and technologies that...
View news from United Kingdom NFU Responds to EU Council Conclusions on Brexit Negotiations
UK - On 20 October, the European Council (Article 50), in an EU-27 format, reviewed the state of Brexit negotiations and adopted conclusions....
View news from Italy Coop Italia to Introduce Veal from Antibiotic-Free Cattle
ITALY - Coop Italia has announced that it will commence the sale of veal from cattle that have not been treated with antibiotics during the last four months of their lives. The initiative is set to be introduced by the end of October....
View news from Ghana FDA Seizes Fake Exeter Corned Beef
GHANA - The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has retrieved re-labelled corned beef in some markets of Accra....
View news from United Kingdom New Test to Improve Liver Fluke Control in Cattle
UK - A new test to screen herds for liver fluke has been developed, which could help to reduce the risk of cattle developing immunity to existing de-worming treatments....
View news from China Livestock Wear Reflectors to Prevent Road Accidents on Grasslands
CHINA - Herdsmen in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region are being encouraged to attach reflective tape to livestock to prevent them from causing road accidents at night....
View news from Ireland Strong Beef Market Should be Reflected in Higher Cattle Prices, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said market demand for beef is very strong across Ireland's main export markets in the UK and Continental Europe and this must be reflected in higher prices on offer from the factories....
24 October 2017
View news from United States Zoeits introduces new price for Brangus i50K Genomic Test
Zoetis announced a new price for best-in-class genomic test services for Brangus breeders. Available immediately, the i50K genomic test from Zoetis is $35 per head....
View news from European Union Trouw Nutrition LifeStart symposium gathers world experts to showcase scientific insights in dairy heifer development
Amersfoort, the Netherlands | October 18th, 2017 – The benefits of optimal dairy heifer development and the shift required to focus on longer term resilience due to the irruption of metabolic programming in the field of calf nutrition was discussed...
View news from United States Get ahead of lice with a plan to control the population
The winter of 2016-17 was a challenge for controlling lice in the beef cow herd. Varying weather conditions may have been the heart of the issue as it means a critical adjustment in parasiticide application timing....
23 October 2017
View news from Russian Federation Cherkizovo Increases Installed Capacity for Production of Mixed Feeds
RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group, Russia's largest vertically integrated meat and feed producer, announced on Friday that it has expanded its mixed feeds production capacity....
View news from Japan Promotions Bump Sales of US Pork, Beef at Japanese Supermarkets
JAPAN - Reaching consumers interested in trying new cuts of US pork and beef at a special celebration of meat, USMEF partnered with a major supermarket chain to conduct a "Meat Day" sales promotion in Japan....
View news from Global Global CO2 Emissions Stalled for Third Consecutive Year
GLOBAL - The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row....
View news from Global 'Antelope Perfume' Keeps Flies Away from Cows
AFRICA - In Africa, tsetse flies transfer the sleeping sickness also to cattle. This leads to huge losses in milk, meat and manpower. The damage in Africa is estimated to be about 4.6 billion US dollars each year....
View news from Global Delayed Resumption of Re-negotiations Expected to Favour US NAFTA Supporters
CANADA & US - The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says a planned one month break in negotiations aimed at modernizing NAFTA will allow interests in the United States that favor maintaining the agreement time to make their point,...
20 October 2017
View news from European Union IFA Says Taoiseach Must Support French President's Move on Mercosur
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar must strongly support the tough stance taken by the French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron on Mercosur. ...
View news from Germany Anuga Reveals Opportunities for US Beef, Pork in European Markets
GERMANY - While the overall focus of Anuga 2017 was on new products and innovation, USMEF expanded its strategy at the five-day food show to identify opportunities for US beef and pork in Europe and surrounding markets. USMEF’s participation was possible...
View news from United States Eye-catching Labels Stigmatise Many Healthy Foods
US - When customers walk down aisles of grocery stores, they are inundated with labels such as organic, fair-trade and cage free, just to name a few. Labels such as these may be eye-catching but are often free of any scientific basis and stigmatize many...
View news from United States New Mapping Tool Tracks Elk Migration to Reduce Brucellosis Risk
US - Wildlife managers and ranchers in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem soon will have a new mapping tool for reducing the risk of brucellosis outbreaks in cattle. That's thanks to research led by scientists at the University of Wyoming and the US Geological...
View news from United States CME: Hay Production, Forage Supply Prospects for Cattle Producers Improving
US - Hay production and forage supply prospects for cattle producers are finishing the growing season in better shape than might have been expected at mid-year, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
19 October 2017
View news from United States CME: COF Report - 'Déjà vu All Over Again'
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) releases their monthly "Cattle on Feed" report this Friday, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom Carbon Audits Begin as Part of Beef Efficiency Scheme
SCOTLAND, UK - Farmers participating in the Scottish Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) will undertake a carbon audit in the coming weeks and months which will form part of a farm advisor visit which will be part of the scheme....
View news from Global US Economic Community Aware, Supportive of NAFTA
US & CANADA - Canada's Agriculture Minister says the US economic community is well aware of the benefits of NAFTA and remain supportive of maintaining the deal, writes Bruce Cochrane....
View news from United States Video: Control Disease and Boost Weight Gain With Feed Additives
This short video for more tips on controlling disease and boosting weight gain from nutritionist Martin Andersen, PhD, and senior nutritionist Blaine Corners, PhD, with Beef Strategic Technical Services at Zoetis....
View news from European Union We Discuss Strategy, Advanced Technological Solutions with Hipra
On the occasion of the updating of its website, Javier Sanz, HIPRA’s Marketing Director, talks to us about the strategy and the advanced technological solutions that the company has developed in the field of vaccination....
18 October 2017
View news from United States CME: Retail Beef, Chicken Prices Close to Prior Months' Values
US - The Department of Labor survey of retail prices across the US economy for September highlighted the rapid escalation of pork prices in recent months, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States NCBA Calls GIPSA Rule Withdrawal 'Victory for Cattle Producers and Consumers'
US - Yesterday, the Trump administration announced its plan to withdraw regulations related to the buying and selling of livestock - a plan that is hailed as a major win for livestock producers....
View news from Mexico Beefing Up Celebrations of Mexico's 'Dia de Muertos'
MEXICO - The UK's beef sales could be in for a seasonal boost this autumn thanks to Mexico’s 'Dia de Muertos' celebrations....
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