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10 January 2018
View news from United States CME: Beef Exports Forecast to Increase 4.7% in 2018
US - November beef and veal exports were 260.7 million pounds (carcass wt. basis), 2.7 per cent higher than a year ago and just three million pounds shy of the record volume shipped in August, according to Steiner Consulting Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom NBA Welcomes News of Gove Staying as Secretary of State
UK - The National Beef Association (NBA) has welcomed the news that Michael Gove is to stay in place as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs....
View news from Ireland IFA Targets Major Increase in Live Exports for 2018
IRELAND - Speaking at the Bord Bia Live Export seminar in Tullamore on Monday (8 January), IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said Ireland needs to target an additional 100,000 head of live exports for 2018....
View news from India Goa Beef Traders Call Off Strike on Assurance of Police Protection for Meat Transportation
INDIA - Beef traders in Goa called off their four-day-old strike on Tuesday as the BJP-led coalition government assured them that the meat would be imported from Karnataka under police protection, a traders association chief said....
View news from Australia Tough Beef Market Pushes Live Cattle Exporter into Red
AUSTRALIA - An Australian live cattle export company says it has lost money on shipments in order to maintain customers in Asian markets, as it grapples with continuing high beef prices....
View news from Taiwan Hot Pot Festival Encourages Taiwanese Diners to Choose US Beef
TAIWAN - In response to the growing popularity of hot pot dining in Taiwan, USMEF conducted its first US Beef Hot Pot Festival, recruiting 164 hot pot restaurants that feature US beef on their menus. ...
09 January 2018
View news from United States CME: Sharp Decline in Cattle Futures
US - The slaughter data for red meat was light, in large part due to the holiday shortened week but also the impact of extreme winter weather on some slaughter operations in the East Coast, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from India Supreme Court Fixes Final Beef Ban Hearing in February
UK - The Supreme Court today listed for final disposal a batch of pleas challenging the Bombay High Court verdict decriminalising the possession of beef in case of animals slaughtered outside the state....
View news from United Kingdom Top Chefs Share Tips to Increase Whole Carcase Use
UK - Six top British chefs have revealed how they use the whole beef and lamb carcase in dishes, to provide increased depth of flavour, reduce waste and get maximum value for money....
View news from United States November Beef Exports Strong
US - US beef export value took another step toward a likely full-year value record, according to export results released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
View news from Kazakhstan Over 1M Vaccines to be Acquired for Prophylactics of Cattle Diseases
KAZAKHSTAN - Over 1 million vaccines will be acquired for prophylactics of diseases among animals in Atyrau region, reports the regional communications service....
08 January 2018
View news from United States CME: Latest Data Reveals Steer Dressed Weights Finally Above 2016's
US - Winter weather along all the eastern US was brutal this week. Regarding red meat animal harvest and processing, the pork industry has likely faced the biggest challenges given the location of some major packing plants in that region, reports Steiner...
View news from Korea, South McDonald’s Beef Shortage Takes Burgers Off Menu
SOUTH KOREA - McDonald’s Korea recently halted sales of some beef hamburgers due to a shortage of patties from Australia. ...
View news from India Beef Shortage in Goa as Karnataka Abattoirs Refuse Meat Supply
INDIA - Goa is likely to face a shortage of beef for the next couple of days as slaughterhouses in neighbouring Karnataka have refused to supply meat till the government takes steps to stop harassment by cow vigilante groups, an official said....
View news from Taiwan Taiwan to Raise Beef Import Quota for Paraguay
TAIWAN - Taiwan plans to raise its quota of imported beef from Paraguay from the current 10,000 tons per year, President Tsai Ing-wen said at a meeting with a visiting group of Paraguayan senators Monday....
View news from United States Livestock Outlook Positive for 2018, Farm Bureau Reports
US - Last year ended on a good note, and the 2018 outlook for livestock and poultry sectors is positive overall, according to James Robb, director and senior agricultural livestock economist for the Livestock Marketing Information Center. ...
View news from Global Less Chewing the Cud, More Greening the Fuel
UK, US & BRAZIL - Plant biomass contains considerable calorific value but most of it makes up robust cell walls, an unappetising evolutionary advantage that helped grasses to survive foragers and prosper for more than 60 million years....
05 January 2018
View news from United States Studies find first-line use of Draxxin® (tulathromycin) injectable solution for BRD treatment and control could reduce up to 1.8 million courses of antibiotics annually
A meta-analysis of dozens of studies published in a recent issue of Bovine Practitioner assures beef cattle producers and veterinarians that they could potentially have significantly fewer repeat treatment courses for bovine respiratory disease (BRD)...
04 January 2018
View news from United States CME: 2017 Consumer Demand for Beef Holds up Well
US - Consumer demand for beef held up well in 2017, considering slow growth in the economy, intensifying competition from more supplies of competing meats and the developments in consumer tastes and preferences for new food products or dietary diversity,...
View news from United Kingdom Food, Trade Commitments Welcomed in Secretary of State’s Oxford Address
UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed Michael Gove’s support for food production, delivering fairer food supply chains and securing the right trading platforms post-Brexit when the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs addressed the Oxford...
View news from Ireland Strong Start to New Year Beef Market, IFA Reports
IRELAND - Angus Woods, IFA National Livestock Chairman, said there was a very strong sell out of beef over the holiday period and the market has recommenced strongly again....
View news from United States NCBA, Cattle Genetics Experts Team Up for 2018 Genetic Webinar Series
US - Cattle genetics will be the focus of a new set of webinars to help cattlemen and women better use the tool in their operations. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is teaming up with six genetics specialists from across the country to offer...
View news from United States Alfalfa Loss? Annual Ryegrass a Win
US - Meet alfalfa, a perennial legume used mainly as high-quality feed for dairy cattle. Alfalfa is also used as feed for beef cattle, horses, sheep, and goats. ...
03 January 2018
View news from United States CME: Improved Demand for Beef, Pork Cuts Expected
US - Packers and retails will work with a short week and, in the near term, this should be supportive of wholesale product values, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom 46 Farms Now at Heart of Expanding AHDB Farm Excellence Network
UK - Farmer-to-farmer learning is now at the heart of AHDB’s knowledge exchange work, with 46 farms across the country fully engaged in AHDB Farm Excellence activities....
View news from Jamaica Nutramix Signs Major Cattle Semen Deal
JAMAICA - Nutramix has inked a deal with American firm Select Sires under which the Jamaican company will distribute highly fertile, superior genetics for cattle across the island and the throughout the Caribbean....
02 January 2018
View news from India BJP, PDP Leaders Eat Beef, Pork Together, Claims MLA
INDIA - The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the People's Democratic Party (PDP) leaders eat beef and pork together, National Conference leader Akbar Lone claimed on Saturday....
View news from United States Influence Feed: Harassment in the Spotlight
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...
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