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08 October 2018
View news from European Union EU, FAO Reaffirm Commitment to Build More Sustainable Future for All
EU - Last week, the European Union (EU) and FAO reaffirmed their commitment to tackle common global concerns such as rising hunger, bring about prosperity and peace, and build a more sustainable future for all....
View news from United States Zoetis Enhances Rapid Response to Emerging Diseases
When Schmallenberg virus spread quickly across eight European countries, causing fever, diarrhoea, and reduced milk yield in cattle, sheep and goats, Zoetis was swift to respond with Zulvac® SBV, the first vaccine centrally authorised in 2014 by the...
View news from India Manipur CM Says BJP Never Asked to Ban Beef
INDIA - While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) caders may be heard calling individually for a ban on beef-eating in the country, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh says that the party doesn't interfere with the eating habits of people....
View news from Malawi Malawi Vaccinates 30k Cattle in Lilongwe
MALAWI - The Government of Malawi has announced that 30,000 heads of cattle have received vaccination against foot and mouth disease (FMD). However, lifting a ban of slaughtering of infected animals in Lilongwe, Dedza and Ntcheu has been ruled out. ...
05 October 2018
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Down in September Amid Robust Supplies
GLOBAL - Global agricultural food commodity prices fell in September due to growing inventories of key staples....
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Minister to 'Stop Standing Idly by' as Beef Farming Goes 'Down the Tubes'
IRELAND - Addressing the IFA protest outside the Beef Forum this week (Wednesday, 3 October), IFA President Joe Healy said Minister Creed must stop telling everyone what he cannot do and act now to save beef farmers....
View news from Zimbabwe Govt to Fund Cattle Farmers
ZIMBABWE - Cattle farmers in Manicaland will soon receive funding from the Government to acquire animals for breeding under the Command Livestock programme....
View news from United Kingdom Standards Set to Develop Future Farmers, Growers
UK - To develop the next generation of skilled farmers and growers, AHDB, NFU and industry employers have joined forces to set standards for three new apprenticeship schemes....
View news from Global Agriculture a Key Area for Collaboration, Say Leaders
AFRICA & CHINA - African countries are enthusiastic about Chinese assistance in agriculture and infrastructure, as the continent attempts to eradicate hunger in a decade and speed up modernization to achieve the aspirations of the African Union's Agenda...
04 October 2018
View news from United States Raw Beef Products Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Newport Contamination
US - JBS Tolleson, Inc., a Tolleson, Arizona, establishment, has recalled approximately 6,912,875 pounds of various raw, non-intact beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection...
View news from New Zealand Otago Researchers Help Unlock Answers About Leptospirosis in Africa
NEW ZEALAND - University of Otago researchers are helping lead international studies which have discovered that exposure to cattle and rice farming are risk factors for the devastating disease leptospirosis in northern Tanzania....
View news from Canada Canadian PM Defends New Trade Deal with US, Mexico
CANADA - While Canada's Liberal government said the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) agreement is good for Canada, the main opposition party questioned whether it is an improvement....
03 October 2018
View news from United States CME: Choice, Branded Beef Up 6%
US - USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (Market News Division) publishes a weekly National Comprehensive Boxed Beef Cutout report which includes all sales of meat derived from fed steers and heifers by the major packing plants (required under...
View news from Ireland Farmers Furious with Minister, Factories Over Beef, IFA Reports
IRELAND - Speaking at the IFA Beef and Suckler campaign meeting in Ballinasloe on Monday night, IFA President Joe Healy said Minister Creed has one week left before the Budget to secure additional support for sucklers. ...
02 October 2018
View news from United States CME: August Prices Received for Corn Lower Than Previous Year
US - USDA NASS released the monthly "Agricultural Prices" report on Thursday drawing a close to the 2017/2018 marketing year prices received for corn and soybeans, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
01 October 2018
View news from Canada CMC Says Completed USMCA Critical for Continued Growth of Canadian Meat Industry
CANADA - The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), finalized late last night, is an important step in maintaining competitiveness and continuing to grow the meat industry in Canada....
View news from United States NCBA 'Strongly Supports' Expanding Trade with Japan
US - Last week (Wednesday, 26 September), it was announced that the United States and Japan are to pursue a bilateral trade agreement....
View news from Fiji Fiji Successfully Executes First Cattle Embryo Transfer
FIJI - Fiji's first embryo transfer program on cattle has been marked a success following the birth of calves or calving stage at the Ministry of Agriculture’s Sigatoka Research Station....
28 September 2018
View news from United States Q&A: Crafting an effective implant strategy at the feedlot
Nutritionist offers advice for simplifying an often complex decision-making process...
27 September 2018
View news from United States CME: Fed Cattle Prices Hold Together Better Than Expected
US - Fed cattle prices have held together much better than expected in recent weeks despite a notably larger supply of cattle on feed, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Myanmar Govt Reviews Live Cattle Export Programme
MYANMAR - The government is reviewing its year-old cattle export pilot programme, an official from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation said....
View news from Fiji Ministry Works to Replace TB-affected Cattle
FIJI - Fiji's Ministry of Agriculture is working with the relevant stakeholder on replacement of stocks for cattle farmers affected by bovine tuberculosis (TB)....
View news from United States US, Korean Presidents Sign Free Trade Pact; Groups Welcome KORUS
US - The signing of a renegotiated free-trade agreement between the US and the Republic of Korea is spurring optimism that export markets for American farm goods won't shut down and may even expand....
26 September 2018
View news from United States CME: Beef Exports Quite Robust Through August
US - At the end of August there were 2.622 billion pounds of beef, pork, chicken and turkey in cold storage, 7.7 per cent more than a year ago and 14.1 per cent more than the five year average, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
25 September 2018
Four FMD Outbreaks Reported in Oio Region
GUINEA-BISSAU - Dr Direcção Geral da Pecuária from the Ministry of Agriculture has reported four outbreaks of foot and mouth disease at various cattle farms in Oio region....
View news from United States Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN Debuts First-of-its-kind Digital Platform
US - Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN yesterday announced its plan to roll out the Truterra™ Insights Engine, an interactive on-farm digital platform that will help farmers advance their stewardship goals and return-on-investment in real time, acre-by-acre and...
View news from United States EU Chef Team Visit Designed to Create 'US Beef Ambassadors'
US - USMEF Representative Yuri Barutkin led a diverse team of European chefs and food company managers on a mission to Colorado to educate them about US beef and encourage them to become "US Beef Ambassadors" in their home countries. ...
View news from Global Climate Change Reshapes Agriculture; Global Trade to be Increasingly Pivotal
GLOBAL - With climate change poised to alter significantly the ability of many world regions to produce food, it is expected that international trade in agricultural products will have an increasingly important contribution to feeding the planet and responding...
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