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21 January 2019
View news from Ireland Unnecessary Department Restrictions on Movements Could Damage Calf Trade, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the IFA has strongly outlined farmer objections and concerns over the imposition of unnecessary restrictions on the farm-to-farm movements put forward by the Dept of Agriculture....
View news from United States Immediate End to Govt Shutdown Urged
US - The partial government shutdown—soon to enter its fifth week—is causing harm and exacerbating issues already facing American family farmers and ranchers as they look to sell their crops, acquire financing and prepare for the coming year. ...
View news from Japan Wagyu Beef Moves from Pastures to Petri Dishes
JAPAN - For decades, Japanese farmers have been perfecting melt-in-your-mouth beef that has gained a cult following worldwide. But one producer is going a step further and exploring whether wagyu can be grown in a lab....
View news from New Zealand No 'Over the Fence' Spread of M. Bovis, Says MPI
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry for Primary Industries says there have been no cases of "over the fence spread" of Mycoplasma bovis, as three more farms are confirmed as infected with the cattle disease....
18 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Fed Cattle Weights Drift Lower in December
US - With back to back storms hitting much of the Midwest, and feedlot conditions expected to go from bad to worse, we figured it would be appropriate to review the latest data on fed cattle weights and grading. But before we do that, a word of gratitude...
View news from Ireland IFA Defends Irish Beef, Dairy Production Against Lancet Report
IRELAND - Responding to the report published by The Lancet yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said the report fails to take any account of how carbon efficiently food is produced in different regions of the world, or the very high standards that Irish...
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Red Meat Industry Urged to Unite Behind New Initiatives
SCOTLAND, UK - People working in every area of the Scottish red meat industry were yesterday (Thursday, 17 January) urged to rally behind a raft of new initiatives to raise awareness of the excellent credentials of meat from Scotland....
17 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Dairy Breed Discounts High as $23/cwt in 2018
US - The analysis often presented about livestock and poultry markets uses shorthands to explain production and price trends. We often talk about cattle weights and prices, hogs slaughtered and chicken performance. The reality is more nuanced, according...
View news from New Zealand Dairy Cattle Numbers Dip Again, Beef Cattle Numbers Up
NEW ZEALAND - The number of dairy cattle has dipped for the second year, while beef cattle numbers increased strongly in 2018, Stats NZ said today....
View news from United States Beef Healthier, More Sustainable than Ever Before
US - Recent reports question beef's role in a healthy, sustainable diet. Beef is healthier and more sustainable today than at any point in time. ...
View news from South Africa Karan Beef Merger Approved with Conditions
SOUTH AFRICA - The proposed merger of Karan Beef Holdings merger with Karan Beef and Karan Beef Feedlot was approved by the Competition Tribunal on Wednesday with certain conditions....
View news from Canada CMC Applauds New Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council is welcoming the historic coming into force of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations....
16 January 2019
View news from Sri Lanka NLDB to Popularise Livestock, Dairy Products
SRI LANKA - Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister P. Harrison instructed National Livestock Development Board (NLDB) officials to prepare a proper mechanism to improve...
View news from Ireland 'No Deal' Brexit Must be Avoided, Says IFA President
IRELAND - Speaking after a meeting with UK farm leaders in London ahead of the crucial vote on Brexit in the House of Commons, IFA President Joe Healy said the clear view of farm leaders was that a ‘no deal’ Brexit would be a disaster for farmers...
View news from Canada Safe Food for Canadians Regulation Comes Into Force
CANADA - Canadian Meat Council (CMC) applauds the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) as today marks the historic coming into force date of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations....
View news from United Kingdom NFU Agrees Six Principles to Deliver Best Brexit Outcome
UK - An extraordinary meeting of the NFU’s Council has agreed six principles that will guide the NFU in its aim to deliver the best outcome from Brexit for British farmers....
15 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Kansas Feedlots Market More Heifers in November 2018
US - Kansas State University collects and provides a summary of Kansas Feedlots every month. Data for November was released last week showing a decline in the average daily gain for steers and heifers, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
View news from United States More Women Returning to Management Roles in Farms
US - Knowing that women approach business with different priorities can help farm and ranch families maximize their effectiveness in management roles....
View news from China China's Farm Produce Prices Remain Stable
CHINA - Prices of farm produce in China remained stable in the week ending 13 January, according to the Ministry of Commerce....
View news from United Kingdom IFA President to Meet UK Farm Leaders in London on Brexit
UK - IFA President Joe Healy will meet UK farm leaders in London this morning ahead of the crucial vote on Brexit in the House of Commons this evening....
View news from United Kingdom UK Must Stay Vigilant for Bluetongue After 2007 'Lucky Escape'
UK - A set of fortunate circumstances may have prevented the UK from being harder hit by bluetongue in the past but the threat of future outbreaks is only set to increase, new research reveals....
View news from United States Healthy Start Equals Improved Performance in the Feedyard
US - Starting cattle the right way is better for the cattle and the consumer....
14 January 2019
View news from Canada Dairy, Cattle Farmers Worry New Food Guide will Hurt Business
CANADA - When beef farmers across New Brunswick Meet, they usually direct their attention to the latest weather conditions. These days they're concerned about Canada's Food Guide....
View news from New Zealand Could Wagyu Beef Protect Against Heart Disease?
NEW ZEALAND - As barbeque season gets into full swing, New Zealand researchers are investigating whether certain kinds of red meat could actually protect against heart disease....
View news from Zimbabwe Vet Dept Warns Cattle Farmers Against Poisonous Plant
ZIMBABWE - The Department of Veterinary Services has warned farmers to be wary of losing their livestock to a poisonous plant, dichapetalum cymosum, which has claimed the lives of at least ten animals in Umguza District....
View news from United Kingdom Range of Factors Impacting Prime Cattle Price
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish prime cattle prices have started the year 4 percent lower than at the start of 2018, with the wider European beef market also down around 3 percent in Euro terms, according to the latest market commentary from Quality Meat Scotland...
11 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Insights into Beef Quality Grades During 2018
US - USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) incorporated adjusted yields and notified users with "***NEW YIELDS TAKE EFFECT TODAY***" at the top of Monday’s daily boxed beef cutout negotiated sales report, according to Steiner Consulting Group,...
View news from United States Consumer Demand for High-Quality Beef Strong, Growing
US - "Beef. It's What's For Dinner" rang true in 2018 as beef prices remained strong and consumers regularly visited the meat case. ...
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