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12 March 2019
View news from United States President’s Budget Yet Again Neglects Severity of Farm Economy, NFU Says
US - President Donald Trump yesterday revealed his proposed fiscal year 2020 budget, proposing cuts to the US Department of Agriculture and other federal agencies in order to increase spending on a proposed border wall and defense initiatives....
View news from European Union Irish, French Farmers Re-affirm Strong Position on Brexit as Endgame Approaches
IRELAND & FRANCE - The Irish Farmers’ Association and the French farmers’ union FNSEA held a bilateral meeting in Dublin yesterday, ahead of this week’s vital Brexit votes in London....
View news from Zimbabwe Over 22k Cattle Get Vaccinated for FMD, Tick-borne Diseases
ZIMBABWE - The Veterinary Services Department has vaccinated more than 22,000 cattle in Kwekwe and Gweru districts to control foot-and-mouth, tick borne disease and black leg....
11 March 2019
View news from United States CME: 2018 Beef Calf Crop About 28m Head
US - Today, we will take a look at the US calf crop numbers and geographic changes, as reported by producer surveys conducted by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom Why a No-deal Brexit is Catastrophic for British Farming
UK - The NFU has said everything must to be done to avoid a no-deal Brexit, and the catastrophic impact this could have on British farming....
View news from United Kingdom Scotch Beef PGI Backs Scottish Young Chef Competition
SCOTLAND, UK - The heat in professional kitchens across the country is starting to rise as one of Scotland’s top young chefs is set to be named Scotch Beef Scottish Young Chef of the Year this week at Scotland’s largest food, drink hospitality and...
View news from United States 2018 Beef Exports Record-Large
US - Last year US beef exports shattered the previous value record and achieved a new high for volume, according to year-end 2018 statistics released by USDA and compiled by USMEF...
08 March 2019
View news from United Kingdom Beef Farmers Advised About Risks of Straw Impaction
UK - Reports of cows dying from straw impaction is highlighting the risks associated with feeding straw-based rations to suckler cows....
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Rises on Higher Dairy Prices
GLOBAL - Global food prices rose in February, with the FAO Food Price Index averaging 167.5 points, up 1.7 percent from January, in part driven up by sharp increases in dairy prices. ...
View news from New Zealand NZ Meat and Dairy Up in December
NEW ZEALAND - The volume of meat and dairy product manufacturing rose in the December 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today....
View news from Zimbabwe Beef Supply Dwindles in Manicaland
ZIMBABWE - Manicaland has registered a significant decrease in beef supply as farmers continue to battle disease outbreaks and limited funds to combat the diseases....
View news from United Kingdom Steaks High Ahead of Scotland vs Wales Game
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland rugby stars Fraser Brown and Grant Gilchrist met up with renowned Scottish chef Jak O’Donnell this week to learn about the great taste and many health benefits of Scotch Beef PGI ahead of their Guinness Six Nations Test against...
View news from United States Vital Connection Between Grains, Livestock Shared at Commodity Classic
US - The importance of trade to US agriculture dominated discussions at the USMEF booth and among all grain producers attending this year’s Commodity Classic in Orlando, Florida....
07 March 2019
View news from Pakistan Paucity of Funds Delays Crucial Cattle Market
PAKISTAN - The lack of funds has left work at the almost complete model cattle market in Chichawatni stagnant for the last three years....
06 March 2019
View news from United Kingdom NFU Applauds Appointment of New Defra Minister
UK - According to the National Farmers' Union, Defra has appointed a new minister....
View news from United States CME: Red Meat, Poultry Production Expected to Decline by 2020
US - For five years the livestock and poultry industry has beat the drum of year on year increases in net commercial red meat and poultry production, and not by nominal amounts, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
05 March 2019
View news from United States Farm Market iD Offers On-farm Grain Storage Data to Agribusinesses
US - Farm Market iD has now added on-farm grain storage data to their powerful database, built on more than 900 million acres of land and 34 million farm fields, which are linked to 2.4 million farm owners and operators....
View news from Qatar Japanese Embassy Holds Seminar on Wagyu Beef
QATAR - The Japanese embassy organised a Wagyu Seminar and Tasting event in Doha on Saturday to seek potential investment opportunities in the Qatari food market as part of the two countries’ efforts to promote the prospects of co-operation, as agreed...
View news from Zimbabwe Farmers Lose Cattle to Wrong Medicine
ZIMBABWE - Two farmers from Nyamandlovu are counting their losses after they lost ten beasts after their worker mistakenly gave the animals chemicals mixed with stalk borer powder which he had mistaken for a chemical to treat intestinal infections....
View news from United Kingdom Clydebank Students Learn How to be a Cut Above the Rest
SCOTLAND, UK - A group of second year professional cookery students from West College Scotland in Clydebank had the opportunity to hone their skills recently during a Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) butchery demonstration....
04 March 2019
View news from United States CME: Beef Replacement Numbers Revised Down
US - The 1 January US cattle inventory survey results were released on Thursday afternoon (28 February), reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom Industry Rallies to Highlight Credentials of Scotch Beef
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s red meat industry is rallying behind a brand new "Know Your Beef" campaign in a united push back against misinformation which will highlight the credentials of Scotch Beef PGI....
View news from United Arab Emirates Gulfood’s Growth Provides Opportunities for US Red Meat
UAE - The evolution of Gulfood as a global trade show continued this year, signified by the number of new customers – and competitors – attending the event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates....
View news from Ireland IFA: SuperValu Must Clarify Immediately Source of Product Sold as 'Argentinian Sreiploin Beef'
IRELAND - On Saturday morning, IFA was in SuperValu in Cashel, Co Tipperary, after members discovered product labelled as 'Argentinian strip loin steak' for sale on the shop shelf....
01 March 2019
View news from United States CME: Steady Increase in US Feeder Cattle Imports from Mexico
US - US feeder cattle imports from Mexico have increased steadily in the last three years and have continued to increase in the first seven weeks of this year, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom Importance of Red Meat in Children’s Diets Highlighted at Children in Scotland Conference
SCOTLAND, UK - The important role of red meat in children’s diets is set to be part of a high-profile Children in Scotland conference being held at Queen Margaret University on Wednesday 20 March 2019....
View news from Ireland Ag Minister Must Take Hands-on Approach to Solve Live Exports Logjam, IFA Says
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy met Minister Michael Creed yesterday on the urgent need for immediate intervention to overcome the logjam on live exports....
28 February 2019
View news from Uganda Irregularities Mar Kole Cattle Restocking
UGANDA - Local leaders in Okwerodot Sub-county, Kole District, have been faulted for frustrating the implementation of the government restocking programme....
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