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17 October 2017
View news from Global Action Needed to Educate Public on Value of Trade
CANADA, US & MEXICO - Saskatchewan's Agriculture Minister suggests a better job needs to be done in informing the Canadian, American and Mexican public of the value of trade among the three participants of the North American Free Trade Agreement, writes...
View news from Canada Unresolved Technical Issues Under CETA Being Discussed
CANADA - Canada's Minister of Agriculture says governments and industry are working toward resolving issues that are limiting Canadian pork and beef producers' access to Europe under CETA, Bruce Cochrane reports....
16 October 2017
View news from United States CME: Choice Beef Cutout Currently Up
US - Solid meat protein demand was the general theme for livestock markets this past spring and summer and the trend has continued into early fall, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from European Union Copa-Cogeca Welcome Agreement to Improve, Simplify CAP Rules with Omnibus Regulation
EU - Last week, Copa and Cogeca welcomed an agreement struck during the trilogues between MEPs and the EU Council on rules to simplify EU agricultural policy, boost farmers' bargaining power and improve insurance schemes to compensate for losses....
View news from Mexico First Roadmap to Stop Transmission of Bovine, Zoonotic TB Launched
MEXICO - The first-ever roadmap to combat animal tuberculosis (bovine TB) and its transmission to humans, referred to as zoonotic TB, most often through consumption of contaminated untreated meat or dairy products from diseased animals, calls for close...
View news from Ireland Smart Farming Exceeds Cost Saving Target, Identifies Ways to Reduce GHG Emissions
IRELAND - The publication of the first "Smart Farming Progress Report" shows a significant overshoot of targets for improving farm returns and enhancing the environment, marking a very successful 12 months for the programme....
View news from Canada New Partner Funding for Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security
CANADA - The Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security has announced investments in four innovative new projects that focus on advancing food security in Canada....
View news from Australia Beef Producers Embracing Best Management Practices
AUSTRALIA - More than 2000 Queensland cattle producers managing more than 28 million hectares of land have now adopted the Grazing Best Management Practices (BMP) programme to boost their budget bottom line and showcase their environmental credentials,...
View news from Sweden Promotions Highlight Alternative US Beef Cuts for Swedish Consumers
SWEDEN - Partnering with a major importer/distributor, USMEF conducted a series of retail promotions in Sweden to establish greater demand for alternative cuts of US beef. The campaign, coordinated with Stockholm-based Gourmet Food, was funded by the...
View news from Philippines Filipino Importers, Distributors Educated on Attributes of US Pork, Beef
PHILIPPINES - Helping importers, distributors and foodservice companies in the Philippines gain a better understanding of the value and availability of US pork, beef and lamb, USMEF conducted a U.S. Meat Culinary Training Camp in Pampanga, followed by...
13 October 2017
View news from United States CME: US Cow Slaughter Trending Higher for Much of 2017
US - US cow slaughter has been trending higher for much of this year but the pace of slaughter increased notably this summer when drought conditions across the US Northern Plains forced producers to cull herds, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
View news from United States Key Odorants in World's Most Expensive Beef Could Help Explain Its Allure
UK - Renowned for its soft texture and characteristic flavor, Wagyu beef - often referred to as Kobe beef in the US - has become one of the world's most sought-after meats....
View news from Turkey IFA, Bord Bia Visit Turkey on Live Exports
TURKEY - Speaking from Ankara, Turkey, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said that from the positive discussions with the ESK (Turkish Meat and Milk Board), it is clear Turkey has an import requirement for 500,000 head of live cattle each year....
View news from United Kingdom Early Pregnancy Test for Cows Improves Welfare, Food Production
UK - Early pregnancy detection is vital in the cattle industry and improves animal welfare, whilst reducing consumer costs....
View news from Global Inequalities of Hunger: Global Hunger Index Spotlights Uneven Progress in Reducing Hunger
GLOBAL - Global hunger levels have fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but more recent rising hunger scores of several countries in the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) underline how uneven this progress has been and how precarious it is to maintain....
View news from United States Livestock Grazing Management Compatible with Nesting Greater Sage-grouse
US - A new study looks at whether management of livestock grazing may help protect sagebrush and birds that depend on it....
11 October 2017
View news from Global GenoTube Offers Extended Life for Diagnostic Samples
ANALYSIS - Looking for a better way to collect and deliver diagnostic samples to the laboratory? Thermo Fisher Scientific's GenoTube is a non-invasive nasal swab for collection of DNA or RNA from animals. ...
View news from United States CME: Beef Undergoes Dramatic Situation
US - Every afternoon USDA provides an estimate of the number of cattle and hogs processed by major slaughter facilities. Those estimates are collected from plant personnel based on how many shifts they are running and their normal processing capacity,...
View news from United Kingdom Beef, Lamb Exports from Scotland Top £80 million
SCOTLAND, UK - The value of exports of beef and lamb from Scotland has increased to over £80 million in the past year, according to the results of the annual exporters’ survey conducted by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
View news from United States Zoetis introduces BRD solutions
Producers looking to achieve 50% fewer re-treats [1] or 81% fewer mortalities [2] against bovine respiratory disease (BRD) can get started with BRD Solutions from Zoetis at BRD-Solutions.com....
View news from China Beef Roadshow Successful Launch for Market Development Efforts in China
CHINA - An initial and ambitious step toward developing demand for US beef in China was taken as the US Beef China Roadshow, a week-long series of events organized by USMEF, brought exporters and importers together in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou....
View news from Australia Aussie Beef Prices on the Rise
AUSTRALIA - Australian beef prices are rising for the first time in five months as rains across key livestock-producing regions bring relief to farmers, ending months of distressed sales of animals following one of the worst droughts in decades....
View news from United Kingdom Quorn Protein Found to Be on Par with Animal Sources
UK - Protein found in Quorn meat-free foods may be just as good for muscles as animal proteins, new research suggests....
View news from Canada Call for Federal Government to Move Ahead with TPP-11
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council says a Trans-Pacific partnership free agreement that excludes the US would be of tremendous benefit for Canadian agriculture, according to Bruce Cochrane....
10 October 2017
View news from United States CME: US Beef Export Tonnage During August Largest for Any Month
US - In the futures markets last week, using the average of the daily closing prices, livestock prices were higher, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Kazakhstan Seminars Introduce US Beef to HRI Sector in Kazakhstan Cities
KAZAKHSTAN - Highlighting well-established cuts of US beef and introducing new cuts expected to be popular, USMEF conducted educational seminars for HRI professionals in Chimkent and Astana, two of the largest cities in Kazakhstan. ...
View news from Denmark Danish Crown Wins Arbitration Case
DENMARK - Danish Crown AmbA and Tican amba have today received the award in the arbitration case to decide whether Tican was entitled to compensation of DKK 20 million following the cancelled merger between Danish Crown and Tican. The arbitration tribunal...
09 October 2017
View news from Global Vegetable Oils Give Lift to FAO Food Price Index
GLOBAL - Global food prices rose slightly in September, as firmer prices of vegetable oils and to a lesser extent dairy products offset declining prices for staple cereal grains....
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