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11 September 2018
View news from Israel OIE Reports Outbreak of FMD in Hazafon
ISRAEL - Dr Shlomo Garazi, Chief Officer for Import and Export of the Veterinary Services from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease at a farm in Hazafon....
View news from Germany Official Opening of Vion's New Cattle Slaughterhouse in Waldkraiburg
GERMANY - On Saturday (8 September), Vion's COO Bernd Stange welcomed guests from politics, society, agriculture and customers of the company to the official opening of the most modern beef production location of Vion in Waldkraiburg....
10 September 2018
View news from United States CME: July Another Successful Month for Beef, Veal Exports
US - July was another successful beef and veal export month, adding 17 per cent to July 2017’s export number and is the 6th month out of 7 posting double digit percentage volume gains in 2018, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Iran Iran's Frozen Beef Imports Up by 7%
IRAN - Latest statistics from the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) show that 42,925 tons of frozen beef, valued at about $183.184 million, were imported in the the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year, indicating...
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Ag Minister to Take Urgent Action on Income Crisis in Livestock Sector
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said livestock farmers are under immense income pressure from falling cattle prices, increased costs, severe weather conditions all year and the erosion of direct payments....
View news from European Union EU Trade Talks with Mercosur Have No Credibility, Says IFA
EU - With EU Commission officials in Montevideo in Uruguay this week to reconvene the Mercosur trade talks, IFA President Joe Healy said the time has come for EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan to put his foot down and tell Trade Commissioner Malmstrom...
View news from United States US Red Meat Export Volumes Strong in July
US - July exports of US pork and beef were higher than a year ago, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF. Export value results were mixed, with beef exports posting another near-record month while pork export value declined, reflecting...
07 September 2018
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Holds Steady in August
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index remained stable in August, as cereal prices rebounded while vegetable oils and sugar declined....
06 September 2018
View news from United States CME: US Beef Output Forecast to Increase Annually
US - Compared to the rates of growth in US beef production in recent years, the year-over-year increases during the next two years are forecast to be moderate, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Canada Canada to Stick to Guns at NAFTA Discussions
CANADA - Canada heads into talks in Washington on Wednesday to renew NAFTA determined not to back down on key issues despite threats from US President Donald Trump to retaliate against the Canadian economy unless Ottawa gives ground quickly....
View news from United Kingdom New Grassland Improvement Programme Looking for Farmers
UK - Beef and sheep farms are needed for a new project which will help farmers across Great Britain improve management of their grassland....
05 September 2018
View news from Uganda Meat Prices Shoot Up Amid Ban on Cattle Transportation
UGANDA - People planning to buy meat in Kampala and other areas across the country will have to dig deeper as prices continue to increase amid a ban on the transportation of animals from the Ankole Sub-region. ...
View news from Hong Kong Meat, Dairy Products to Take Centre Stage in Hong Kong
HONG KONG - High quality meat and dairy products from Britain will be heading to Hong Kong next month for one of the leading fine dining exhibitions in Asia....
04 September 2018
View news from European Union EU Wants to Settle Beef Dispute with US in Bid to Ease Trade Tensions
EU - The European Commission announced on Monday that it wants to get mandate from European Council to open negotiations with the United States in order to settle dispute on export of US hormone-free beef in a bid to ease trade tensions across the Atlantic....
03 September 2018
View news from United States CME: Total Fed Beef Production Modestly Up Compared to Last Year
US - We have decided to talk about livestock weights, what they tell us about producer currentness and the impact they may have on the supply of beef or pork coming to market, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom AHDB Presents Global Export Outlook for UK Agriculture in Light of Brexit
UK - AHDB will host a first-ever cross-sector export and trade conference on 17 October 2018 at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London, with Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox MP discussing future government policy on trade....
31 August 2018
View news from Japan Bayer launches new tool to further effective and responsible antibiotic use
New digital comparison tool, i-COWNT BRD, helps veterinarians to make more informed treatment decisions for bovine respiratory disease....
30 August 2018
View news from United States CME: Likely Identification of BSE Case in Florida; Beef Cow Herd Expected to Drop in 2019
US - A couple of news stories Tuesday night indicated that a case of BSE may have been identified in Florida. At this point we have not seen a USDA confirmation of this and will wait until that happens before we make a more complete statement, reports...
29 August 2018
View news from Belarus Belarus to Export More Beef to China
BELARUS - Belarus intends to sell more beef to China, representatives of the Embassy of Belarus reported in China after Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats held a series of negotiations in Beijing. ...
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwean Farmers Urged to Brand Cattle
ZIMBABWE - The government is deeply concerned with the low uptake of cattle branding in Mhondoro-Ngezi district, despite the rise in stock theft in the area....
View news from United States Recombinetics Closes $34m in Series A Funding
US - Recombinetics, a pioneer in gene-editing solutions for human health and animal agriculture, has announced the completion of a $34 million Series A financing round....
View news from Japan MSD Animal Health introduces “The Science of Prevention” with a record number of abstracts at the 30th World Buiatrics Congress
MSD Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co, today announced a significant number of abstracts (16 oral and 8 poster presentations) to be presented at the World Buiatrics Congress (WBC) in Sapporo, Japan from August 28 – September 1....
View news from Japan Bayer Furthers Cattle Health, Well-being Via Science & Practical Approaches
Bayer reinforces its commitment to enhancing cattle health and management by supporting cattle professionals around the world with scientific education and technological advancements. ...
28 August 2018
View news from United States CME: Latest COF Report Shows Aggressive Placements of Calf Crop
US - The "Cattle on Feed" report released by USDA-NASS last Friday showed aggressive placements of this year’s calf crop into feedlots, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Japan Japanese Wagyu Beef Faces Aussie Market Challenge
JAPAN - Japanese luxury wagyu beef faces a challenge in making inroads into the Australian market, where meat from locally grown crossbred wagyu has already established a presence....
View news from China Demand for Imported Food Growing Steadily
CHINA - Chinese consumers' demand for imported food has been growing steadily as the standard of living in China improves, according to a statement from the General Administration of Customs....
View news from South Africa SA Farmers 'Furious' Over Trump Land Tweet
SOUTH AFRICA - Farmers in the country have demanded Donald Trump "leave us the hell alone" after the US president criticized the country's land reform plans, accusing him of trying to deflect attention from his own scandals....
27 August 2018
View news from United States CME: Amount of Beef in Frozen Stocks More Than Expected
US - Today, we review two recent reports, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Cold Storage report (22 August) and the mid-year summary of the Canadian cattle numbers by Statistics Canada (published Thursday), reports Steiner Comsulting Group,...
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