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14 August 2018
View news from Mongolia Spread of Anthrax Suspected in Inner Mongolia; Suspected Victims in Stable Condition
MONGOLIA - Eight people may have been infected with anthrax in Tongliao, the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, during a suspected outbreak in cattle, local authorities said....
13 August 2018
View news from United States CME: Drop in Slaughter Cow Prices in W1 of August
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports that according to USDA-Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS), slaughter cow prices in the first week in August dropped below $50 per cwt....
View news from United States NCBA Reaffirms Unwavering Support for Beef Checkoff
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is fully committed to the Beef Checkoff Program and the state beef councils who carry out necessary demand-building programs on behalf of the industry....
View news from Bangladesh Shortage of Cattle this Eid Most Unlikely
BANGLADESH - The country is unlikely to face a shortage of cattle during the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha as the supply of locally-reared cattle is quite enough to meet the demand for sacrificial animals, say officials....
View news from Korea, South Franchise Show in Korea Provides Opportunities for US Red Meat
SOUTH KOREA - US pork and beef products used for Korean barbecue dishes were highlighted by USMEF during International Franchise Seoul, one of the longest-running exhibitions for South Korea’s franchising sector....
10 August 2018
View news from United Kingdom Lord Duncan Lends Support to Butchers 'Save a Life' Initiative
SCOTLAND, UK - UK Government Minister Lord Duncan joined the team of staff in a Kinross butchers shop this week to congratulate them on leading the way on a national initiative to raise money for community defibrillators....
View news from Ireland Ag Dept to Permanently Monitor Carcass Trim in Meat Plants, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said Department of Agriculture technical officers will monitor carcass trim in the meat factories on behalf of farmers on a constant daily basis from later this year....
09 August 2018
View news from United States CME: Spike in Cattle Trade Receipt Volume During July
US - Weekly feeder cattle receipt volumes continued above year ago levels in July, according to USDA-Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS), reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
08 August 2018
View news from United States CME: Approx. 20% of Continental US in State of Severe Drought
US - USDA NASS has released the "Crop Progress" report updating field conditions for major crops and seasonally - May through October - pasture and range conditions, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Romania Bovine Babesiosis Outbreaks Reported in Romania
ROMANIA - Dr Geronimo Raducu Branescu, President Secretary of State Chief Veterinary Officer at the National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority has reported four outbreaks of bovine babesiosis, also known as Redwater or Tick Fever, in the city...
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Posts Sharp Drop in July
GLOBAL - Global agricultural food commodity prices fell sharply in July, as all the major traded items posted notable declines, led by dairy and sugar....
View news from Global Cargill’s 2018 Annual Report Highlights Commitment to Vibrant Food, Agriculture
GLOBAL - Following one of Cargill's best financial performances, the company launched its 2018 annual report yesterday (7 August). The report outlines a year of activating tomorrow’s solutions to nourish the world....
View news from Global Middle East Events Showcase US Beef
JORDAN & LEBANON - Educating consumers and foodservice operators in the Middle East about the quality and flavor of US beef was the focus of USMEF activities recently held in Jordan and Lebanon. ...
07 August 2018
View news from United States CME: June Data Reveals Beef, Veal Exports Up Compared to a Year Ago
US - USDA-ERS released monthly trade on a carcass weight basis yesterday that continued to show very strong US beef and veal exports, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Jamaica Govt Strategises to Boost Dairy, Livestock Production
JAMAICA - Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Audley Shaw says the ministry is targeting the implementation of several strategies intended to boost Jamaica's livestock and dairy industries and enable the country to become more self-sufficient...
View news from Finland Hay-poor Dairy Farmers Consider Sending Cows to Slaughter
FINLAND - After a dry summer, many farmers in the south and west predict that they will only harvest half of their normal yield. This bodes poorly for Finland's livestock....
View news from Germany Vion Slaughterhouses Gain Recognition for Meeting Welfare Standards
GERMANY - Great recognition for the Vion Food Group: The two facilities in Buchloe and Waldkraiburg were the first beef slaughterhouses nationwide to be certified according to the criteria of the German Animal Welfare Association for dairy cows and can...
View news from Australia Australian Drought Doubles Hay Prices in Blow to Cattle Farmers
AUSTRALIA - The drought affecting southeastern Australia has doubled hay prices, severely affecting ranchers and raising the prospect of higher international prices for beef from Down Under. ...
View news from United States Injectable Trace Minerals Improve Mineral Status in Beef Heifers
US - It can be a struggle for beef cattle producers to maintain mineral status, especially for cattle on pasture, so many implement a trace mineral supplementation program. ...
View news from United States Tremendous First Half for US Beef Exports
US - Strong June results capped a huge first half of 2018 for US beef exports, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF. ...
06 August 2018
View news from United States CME: Beef Prices Fared Better in W32, Showing Improvements
US - In a weekly recap, Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports that daily belly primal values fell $33.29 per cwt since last Friday, settling at $104.88 on Friday. The weekly average was 22 per cent below last week and 44 per cent below...
View news from Korea, South US Red Meat Imports Surge in H1, Expanding Presence in Korean market
SOUTH KOREA - US beef and pork imports surged in the first half of 2018, expanding their presence in the South Korean market, a research institute said Sunday....
View news from Pakistan Feared Congo Virus Fumigation Drive Launched in Cattle Markets
PAKISTAN - The livestock department started a fumigation drive to prevent the expected spreading Congo virus from sacrificial animals coming for Eid-ul-Azha in cattle markets set up on Super Highway and other areas of Karachi....
03 August 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Minister Creed Needs to Deliver Real Measures to Help Farmers Affected by Drought
IRELAND - While visiting a number of drought-hit farms in the South East yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said that Minister Michael Creed needs to deliver real measures to help farmers on the ground....
View news from Uganda Uganda Exports First Shipment of Beef to Egypt
UGANDA - Uganda has made its maiden beef export to Egypt shipping 50 tonnes of the commodity to the Middle Eastern country. ...
View news from New Zealand NZ's Beef Cattle Herd Continues to Grow
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s beef cattle herd increased by 1.9 per cent over the past year while the decline in the sheep flock was slowed by a lift in hoggets as farmers responded positively to strong prices and good grass growth leading into winter,...
02 August 2018
View news from United States CME: Increase in Cattle Slaughter Due to More Cows Coming to market
US - While overall cattle slaughter last week was higher than a year ago, the increase was largely due to more cows coming to market, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Aid to US Farmers on Tariffs Seen as Stopgap
US - For US farmers affected by the trade war unleashed by President Donald Trump, the $12 billion in emergency aid from his administration is a temporary remedy, and it comes with several potential negative side effects....
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