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01 March 2018
View news from United Kingdom Japanese Buyers Impressed by Scotch Beef
SCOTLAND, UK - A group of Japanese meat buyers were invited by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) to visit key sites in the Scottish red meat industry supply chain, to gain a better understanding of Scotch Beef PGI production and learn why it is recognised internationally...
View news from United Arab Emirates US Beef’s Potential in Middle East Remains Great
UAE - Interest in US beef continues to grow across the Middle East and there is great potential in several markets, USMEF confirmed during its participation in the 2018 edition of Gulfood, the region’s largest food trade show. ...
View news from Ireland IFA Says Ag Minister Can No Longer Ignore Strong Case for €200 for Suckler Cows
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said Agriculture Minister Michael Creed can no longer ignore the strong case for €200 for suckler cows....
View news from United Kingdom Monitoring Animal Welfare at Slaughter with New CCTV Legislation
UK - Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) to hold one day seminar ahead of new legislation coming into force....
28 February 2018
View news from United States CME: FI Cattle Slaughter Up from Prior January
US - USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released meat production and livestock slaughter data for January last Thursday, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom DNA Study of Cow Stomachs Could Aid Meat, Dairy Production
UK - Meat and milk production from cattle could one day be boosted, thanks to analysis of microbes in cows' stomachs....
View news from Uganda High Costs Slow Journey to Export Uganda’s Beef
UGANDA - Exorbitant cost of electricity, poor quality of cows and lack of adequate places to seclude (quarantine) sick animals from the healthy ones have made it difficult for a factory commissioned about three years ago to export processed, packaged...
27 February 2018
View news from United States CME: Largest February COF Inventory Since 2012
US - The 1 February cattle on feed inventory in +1000 head capacity lots was 11.630 million head, 7.9 per cent higher than a year ago, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom Public Goods of Animal Health, Welfare Must be at Heart of New Ag Policy
UK - The BVA issues response to the Environment Secretary's proposals regarding a "Green Brexit."...
View news from Iran Iran Reduces Beef Import Tariffs
IRAN - Iran’s Cabinet members have reduced import tariffs on frozen beef from 26 per cent to 12 per cent....
View news from United Kingdom New Guide Helps Consumers Cook Perfect Scotch Beef PGI Steak
UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched a new guide to help consumers across the UK to select and cook the perfect Scotch Beef PGI steak, just the way they like it....
View news from Australia Cracking the Genetic Code for Complex Traits in Cattle
AUSTRALIA - A massive global study involving 58,000 cattle has pinpointed the genes that influence the complex genetic trait of height in cattle, opening the door for researchers to use the same approach to map high-value traits including those important...
26 February 2018
View news from United States CME: Latest 'Cold Storage' Reports Shows Amount of Red Meat, Poultry Up at End of January
US - Higher meat protein production and higher exports also imply more product available in cold storage channels, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Ireland IFA Calls on Minister Creed to Back Suckler Farmers
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods lead an IFA delegation of livestock farmers to attend an Oireachtas debate last week on a motion calling for increased supports for the suckler sector. The motion, tabled by Fianna Fail, supported...
View news from Global Irish Company Wins Deal to Supply Beef to China
IRELAND & CHINA - A leading Irish beef supplier announced on Thursday that it has signed a 50-million-euro (US$61.6 million) contract to supply beef to China's mainland and Taiwan....
View news from China Beef Exported from Belarus Enters China for First Time
CHINA - Beef exported from Belarus for the first time entered the Chinese market via the Shanghai Airport Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau recently, ThePaper.cn reported....
View news from Poland 'Taste of the Legend' Touts Advantages of US Beef for Polish Restaurants
POLAND - Showing popular Polish restaurants the commercial benefits of serving US beef, USMEF teamed up with a major food distributor to host "Taste of the Legend", a citywide festival in Warsaw. Supported by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)...
View news from France 55th Paris International Agri Show Opens Amid Mercosur Fears
FRANCE - The 55th Paris International Agricultural Show opened in Paris Saturday amidst French farmers expressing fears that free trade negotiations between the European Union (EU) and a South American bloc would affect them adversely....
View news from Global Nearly one in three consumers willing to eat lab-grown meat
60 percent of vegans would be willing to try lab-grown meat, according to research commissioned by Ingredient Communications....
23 February 2018
View news from United States Influence Feed: SNAP Judgments, 2019 Budget
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...
19 February 2018
View news from United States CME: Negative Erosion for Beef, Pork Demand During Depths of 2010 Recession
US - Long-time readers of this newsletter are well aware of the critical distinction that US per capita beef consumption is NOT the same as domestic beef demand, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Zimbabwe VP Chiwenga to Unveil Livestock Revival Project
ZIMBABWE - Vice President General Constantino Chiwenga (Retired) is expected to launch the livestock revitalisation programme in Insiza. ...
View news from Thailand Event Marks Return of US Bone-in Beef to Thailand
THAILAND - Marking the return of US bone-in beef to Thailand after a 14-year absence, USMEF partnered with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) office in Bangkok to host a reception and dinner that encouraged local meat importers to meet with potential...
16 February 2018
View news from European Union Call for Agriculture Not to be Sold off in EU Trade Talks with Mercosur
EU - Copa and Cogeca sent a letter to EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker yesterday opposing the EU move to give further concessions on agriculture in return for gains in other economic sectors to the Latin American Trade bloc Mercosur....
View news from European Union Lifetime parasite control plans increase dairy profitability says Boehringer Ingelheim
Taking a ‘whole life’ approach to parasite control can optimise dairy cow health and lifetime profitability according to Boehringer Ingelheim, the makers of IVOMEC®Classic Pour On and EPRINEX® Pour On....
View news from Zimbabwe Tea Company Planning Venture in Cattle Ranching
ZIMBABWE - Tanganda Tea Company, a subsidiary of Meikles, is planning to venture into beef production and will approach the government for land that will go into cattle ranching....
View news from Nigeria Falgore Grazing Reserve to Cater to Cattle
NIGERIA - It has been reported that the Kano State Government has said that the proposed grazing reserve in Falgore game reserve has the capacity to cater to over five million heads of cattle....
View news from New Zealand Taupo Beef and Lamb Starts Exporting Meat Range to Japan
NEW ZEALAND - Taupo Beef and Lamb has begun exporting its meat range to Japan....
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