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29 December 2017
View news from Belarus Belarus Seals Deal to Export Beef, Poultry to China
BELARUS - Belarus' Meat Dairy Company and China's DRex Food Group Co., Ltd have inked an agreement to supply 1,000 tonnes of Belarusian beef and 1,000 tonnes of poultry....
28 December 2017
View news from United States CME: Boneless Beef Inventory Down 9.6% at November End
US - The supply of red meat and poultry in cold storage is higher than a year ago but the drawdown in stocks during November suggests demand remains in good shape, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Belarus Belarus Negotiating Beef Sales to Iran
BELARUS - Belarus is in negotiations on selling beef to Iran. ...
View news from Uzbekistan US Beef Master Class in Uzbekistan Focuses on Alternative Cuts
UZBEKISTAN - Following a series of successful US beef master classes in Uzbekistan in 2015 and 2016, USMEF took things a step further in 2017 by inviting Jay McCarthy, one of the most respected chefs in the US, to conduct a special master class for chefs,...
View news from China US Beef Stampedes Chinese Market
CHINA - More US beef companies are selling their product to China to meet increasing demand....
27 December 2017
View news from Japan Japan to Lift 17-year Beef Import Ban from Uruguay
JAPAN - Japan is planning to lift a ban on beef imports from Uruguay next year, ending a more than 17-year embargo following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the South American nation in 2000, according to government sources....
View news from Uganda Cattle Corridor Districts Lose Shs600m Over Quarantine
UGANDA - Local authorities in the cattle corridor districts of Sembabule, Lyantonde, Gomba and Nakasongola have suffered a financial loss of Shs672 million in local revenue following the restriction on the slaughter, sale and transportation of cattle...
View news from Iran Iran's Livestock, Poultry Products Exports Up 7%
IRAN - Exports from Iran’s livestock and poultry industry during the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year (21 March-21 November) increased by seven per cent compared to last year’s same period....
21 December 2017
View news from United States CME: December On-feed Count Likely at 7.5% Compared to 2016
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release their monthly "Cattle on Feed" report this Friday at noon Eastern Time (earlier in the day than normal), reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom Call for Clean Livestock at Slaughter
UK - Following a rise in dirty animals being presented to abattoirs this winter, beef and sheep producers are being reminded of the importance of sending clean livestock to slaughter....
20 December 2017
View news from United States CME: Significant Margin Compression of Retail Beef Price Spread for Traditional Retailers
US - We remind readers that USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will release three major livestock-related reports this Friday at noon (Eastern Time): monthly "Cattle on Feed", monthly "Cold Storage", and "Quarterly Hogs and Pigs". This...
View news from Uganda Cattle, Poultry Prices Rise in Karamoja Ahead of Christmas
UGANDA - The prices of cattle, goats, sheep and chicken in Karamoja sub-region have tripled a head of Christmas season....
19 December 2017
View news from United States CME: Recent Pullback in Cattle Futures
US - US consumers have enjoyed lower prices for beef, pork and chicken this year and, based on current trends in wholesale markets, the trend is likely to continue in the new year, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from European Union Copa and Cogeca Welcome Progress on Brexit Negotiation
EU - Copa and Cogeca welcome progress made and the green light given by European leaders at a Summit in Brussels for talks on the UK’s future relationship with the EU....
View news from United States NCBA Says Final Tax-Reform Legislation Takes 'Sizeable Bite' Out of Death Tax
US - After much debating, Congress has released a final tax-reform bill, wherein some personal exemptions will be eliminated while also increasing standard deductions....
View news from Spain Nutriad concludes maize mycotoxin survey Spain
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, a leader in solutions for Mycotoxin Management, continues to invest in mycotoxin surveys across the world. The annual surveys, which are shared with industry professionals, are considered an important source...
View news from United Kingdom Nutriad releases 2017 Great Britain & Ireland 2017 Mycotoxin Survey
For many years multinational feed additives producer Nutriad has been analyzing crops across the world to determine mycotoxin contamination level, so it can better support local producers in their mycotoxin management strategies....
View news from Georgia Retail FPI: Looking for Answers to Rising Beef Prices
GEORGIA - In mid-December, food prices maintained an upward trend, as ISET’s Retail Food Price Index increased by 2.2 per cent, compared to mid-November 2017....
View news from Korea, South Korean Beef Sales Rise Due to Popularity of Premium Beef, E-Mart Reports
SOUTH KOREA - Sales of Korean beef outperformed those of imported beef for the first eleven months this year due to the growing popularity of premium beef products, E-Mart said Tuesday....
15 December 2017
View news from United Kingdom Video: Find solutions to help treat Bovine Respiratory Disease the first time
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is a costly disease for the cattle industry, and when it isn’t treated effectively it can lead to repulls and increased treatment and labor costs. Respiratory tract damage can also compromise animal performance for the...
14 December 2017
View news from United States CME: Beef Production Forecast to Rise in 2018
US - The latest USDA WASDE forecasts contained some downward revisions for the 2017 supply outlook while making some modest upward revisions to 2018, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from New Zealand Dip in Dairy Cattle Numbers; Beef Cattle Numbers Up
NEW ZEALAND - The number of dairy cattle dipped 2 per cent from 6.6 million in June 2016 to 6.5 million in June 2017, Stats NZ said today....
View news from New Zealand Beef + Lamb NZ Backs Call for Beef Trade Liberalisation
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) strongly supports the International Beef Alliance’s (IBA) call for Ministers at the World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference to agree on a path to trade liberalisation while protecting beef producersâ...
13 December 2017
View news from United States Johne's Disease Requires Vigilant Management Effort to Eradicate
ANALYSIS - Johne's disease is a very robust and resistant bacteria that requires a routine, vigilant management effort to remove it from the herd and keep it out, says Dr. Scott Leibsle, Idaho Deputy State Veterinarian....
View news from United States CME: 2017 Ground Beef Retail Activity Index up About 7%
US - The price of 50CL beef trim Monday night was quoted at just under $50/cwt, down from the mid 70s that the market was trading in early November but still as much as 50 per cent higher than it was a year ago, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
View news from Belarus Belarusian Companies Authorised to Supply Beef to China
BELARUS - Belarus has become the first country in the CIS and 13th in the world that have been authorized to supply beef to the Chinese market, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Embassy in China....
View news from Tanzania 44,700 Maswa Cattle to be Branded
TANZANIA - Thirty-six wards will be involved in branding 44,732 cattle in Maswa District, Simiyu....
View news from Angola Cattle Breeders in Caimbambo Receive Hay
ANGOLA - At least twelve tonnes of hay were distributed in the last six months to cattle breeders in Caimbambo Municipality, in the centre-western Benguela province, a product that will be used for animal feed in areas hit by a drought....
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