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06 April 2018
View news from Japan Unraveling Immunopathogenesis of Johne's Disease
JAPAN - A research team has unraveled the immunopathogenesis of Johne's disease, a chronic bovine disease that has caused endemics in Japan and many other countries, placing financial burdens on cattle farmers....
View news from Ireland Tighter Finished Cattle Supplies to Drive Price Increases
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices are moving in the right direction and feeders are expecting strong price increases over the coming weeks as supplies tighten and UK prices continue to increase....
05 April 2018
View news from United States CME: Fear of Escalating Trade War Grips Market Participants
US - Livestock futures opened sharply lower once again yesterday as market participants remain gripped by fear of an escalating trade war between the two largest economies in the world, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Tyson Foods Sets 2M Acre Land Stewardship Target
US - Tyson Foods, Inc. has committed to support improved environmental practices on two million acres of corn by the end of 2020. It is the largest-ever land stewardship commitment by a US protein company and supports Tyson Foods’ recently announced...
View news from Canada Reality Check: How Much Meat do Canadians Eat?
CANADA - A new analysis of Statistics Canada data shows Canadians are consuming moderate amounts of meat. ...
View news from United States China's Latest Tariff Announcement Puts Business Relationships, Opportunities at Risk, Says USMEF
US - Yesterday, the Chinese government announced a proposal to levy retaliatory tariffs of 25 per cent on China’s imports of agricultural and food products from the United States, including US beef....
View news from United States NFU Urges Plan to Protect Family Farmers from Brunt of Trade War
US – In the latest of a series of tariff threats exchanged between the United States and China, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) has announced plans to impose a 25 per cent tariff on $50 billion worth of US goods, including soybeans corn, beef,...
04 April 2018
View news from United States CME: Livestock Futures Markets Down at Start of W14
US - Livestock futures markets were down Monday as market participants worry about the immediate impact of a 25 per cent tariff on US pork but also the effect that a trade war with China will have on the broader economy, reports Steiner Consulting...
View news from Australia AACo Abattoir, Beef Business Under Review as Profits Slide
AUSTRALIA - Three years after opening its $100 million abattoir near Darwin, Australia's largest cattle company has launched a review into the underperforming asset....
View news from United Kingdom Help Improve Control of Liver Fluke on Cattle Farms, Urges AHDB
UK - Cattle producers in northern England are needed for a project that aims to help control liver fluke in cattle....
View news from Saudi Arabia Kickoff Event in Riyadh Marks Return of US Beef to Saudi Arabia
SAUDI ARABIA - Recognizing US beef’s return to Saudi Arabia, USMEF teamed with the US Embassy in Riyadh to organize a "US Beef Kickoff" event at the Radisson Blu hotel....
View news from Canada Agriculture, Agri-Food Canada Announce Canadian Ag Partnership
Canada’s agriculture and food system is a leading producer of high-quality, safe products and a key driver of the country’s economic growth...
27 March 2018
View news from United States CME: Key Numbers in Latest COF Report Higher Than Expected
US - All key numbers in the latest 'Cattle on Feed' report were higher than analysts were expecting and the results may be construed as moderately bearish for futures when they open on Monday, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from India Uttar Pradesh Orders Probe into Illegal Beef Export
INDIA - The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a probe into the alleged connivance of the state’s health officials with meat exporters to ship cow meat illegally. ...
26 March 2018
View news from United States Trich PCR Testing for Cattle is Booming Business in Idaho, USA
Offering Trichomoniasis (Trich) PCR testing for cattle has business booming at the Idaho State Animal Health Laboratory. ...
View news from United States CME: Beef Inventories at February-end Lower Than a Year Ago
US - On Thursday afternoon, USDA issued the results of its monthly 'Cold Storage' survey and we thought the results were generally bearish for meat protein prices, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom One Step Closer to CCTV in All Welsh Slaughterhouses
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed a statement from the Welsh Government which hints at future legislation to introduce CCTV in Welsh slaughterhouses...
View news from United States Cattlemen Applaud Final Approval of Omnibus Bill
US - President Donald Trump signed the $1.3 trillion spending bill to keep the federal government open Friday behind closed doors, then emerged to excoriate Congress for passing the legislation in the first place....
View news from United Kingdom UK Leading Charge in Fight Against Bovine TB
UK - The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has announced that it will be partnering with Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) to embark on two new projects which will take the agricultural industry one step closer to eradicating Bovine...
View news from Jordan US Beef Flat Iron Steak Centerpiece of Jordanian Junior Culinary Challenge
JORDAN - US beef flat iron steak was highlighted for the first time during the Jordanian Junior Culinary Challenge, an event held in Amman, Jordan, and co-sponsored by USMEF. ...
23 March 2018
View news from United States CME: Fed Cattle Futures Once Again Lower on Mid-W12
US - Fed cattle futures were lower once again on Wednesday, with April cattle down 187 points and June cattle down 162 points from the previous close, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Canada Manitoba Hosts EU Delegation to Promote Trade, Investment Opportunities
CANADA - The Manitoba government is hosting roundtable discussions with representatives from European Union (EU) member states to raise awareness of trade and investment opportunities in Manitoba under the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement...
View news from Somalia Massive Cattle Deaths Pose Threat to Food Security in Somalia
SOMALIA - The United Nations Organization (UNO) for Food and Agriculture (FAO) warned this week that the mass death of cattle due to intense drought threatens livelihoods and food security in Somalia....
View news from New Zealand NZ-led Study Reveals DNA of Cattle, Sheep Bacteria
NEW ZEALAND - International scientists led by New Zealanders have identified the genetic makeup of over 500 species of bacteria found in the gut of cattle and sheep....
View news from India Achieving Healthy, Climate-friendly, Affordable Diets in India
INDIA - New research led by IIASA researcher Narasimha Rao has shown how it might be possible to reduce micro-nutrient deficiencies in India in an affordable way whilst also reducing greenhouse gas emissions....
View news from European Union IFA Accuses EU Trade Commissioner of Naivety in Mercosur Negotiations
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom is extremely naive to believe that the Brazilians are going to conform to the rules in any Mercosur trade agreement with the EU, especially with regard to meeting EU standards on...
View news from Hong Kong Study Reveals Being Top Carnivores No Reason for HK to Celebrate
HONG KONG - A recent study by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission found each person in Hong Kong eats on an average about 102 kilograms of meat a year; surprisingly this is more than either Europeans or North Americans....
22 March 2018
View news from United States Quick Tip: Cattle health, nutrition and their role in implant program success
Beef producers can help improve implant program success by prioritizing the health and nutrition of their cattle....
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