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06 December 2018
View news from Japan Aeon to Cut Aussie Beef Prices Ahead of TPP's Enforcement
JAPAN - Japanese retail giant Aeon Co. said that it will lower the prices of Australian beef products by up to about 20 percent, ahead of the implementation of the 11-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement on 30 December....
View news from United Kingdom Treated Imports Could Change Shoppers' Minds on Meat
UK - Allowing imports of products like chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef in a post-Brexit trade deal could negatively impact the UK meat industry, according to new AHDB research....
View news from United States USMEF Supports Efforts to Finalise USMCA at G-20 Summit
US - At the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was signed and the White House announced that the US and China will enter negotiations on several key trade issues, including agricultural trade....
View news from Global Growing Pile of Human, Animal Waste Harbors Threats, Opportunities
GLOBAL - As demand for meat and dairy products increases across the world, much attention has landed on how livestock impact the environment, from land usage to greenhouse gas emissions....
05 December 2018
View news from United States CME: Cash Fed Cattle Prices in W48/2018 Modestly Higher
US - Cash fed cattle prices last week were modestly higher compared to the previous week, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom New GB-wide Campaign Highlights Red Meat’s Positive Health Role
UK - A high-profile new campaign aimed at inspiring people about the role of lean red meat in a healthy diet was launched earlier this week (3 December) by Great Britain’s three red meat organisations....
View news from Ireland IFA Says Teagasc Report Confirms 2018 Extremely Difficult for Farming
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said that the "Teagasc Annual Review" figures released yesterday come as no surprise to anyone involved in farming. ...
View news from Global Call for Transformative Changes to Food Systems
GLOBAL - Earlier this week, José Graziano da Silva called on countries to urgently address all forms of malnutrition, during his opening address to FAO's Council, the organization's executive body....
View news from Kenya Herders Advised to Ditch Traditional Cattle for Grade Cows
KENYA - President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged livestock farmers in Narok to shift to keeping grade cows to maximize their profits....
View news from Australia New Livestock Rules Threaten North Aussie Cattle Trade
AUSTRALIA - Tough new recommendations proposed in the new Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock could have a negative impact on the northern cattle industry’s viability, while animal welfare benefits were questionable, the Kimberley Pilbara...
View news from United Kingdom Survey Launched to Improve Neonatal Survival
UK - Increasing profitability for farmers through improved lamb and calf survival is the key focus of a new project involving British beef and sheep units....
04 December 2018
View news from United States CME: 2019 Live Cattle Futures Prices Steady
US - The 2019 Live Cattle futures prices for 2019 were steady week-over-week, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States NFU Says USMCA Deal Falls Short of Fair Trade Framework for Family Farmers
Last week, officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico signed the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the renegotiated trade deal formerly known as the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The agreement will not have binding force in the...
View news from United States Tyson Foods Completes Acquisition of Keystone Foods
Tyson Foods, Inc. has successfully completed the acquisition of Keystone Foods from Marfrig Global Foods. ...
View news from Global Japan, Uruguay Agree to Export Beef to Each Other
JAPAN & URUGUAY - Japan and Uruguay agreed Sunday to allow each other's beef imports as a way of expanding bilateral trade during the first visit by a Japanese leader to the Latin American country....
View news from Global Maple Leaf Joins Global CEOs to Urge Greater Action on Climate Change
GLOBAL - Maple Leaf Foods reinforced its commitment to environmental leadership as one of 50 major global businesses, and the only protein company, which have published an open letter to the world's governments urging greater collaboration in the fight...
View news from Argentina Argentine Plans E-market Platform for Ag Products in China
ARGENTINA - As the founder and CEO of Pampa Corporation, Juan Uriburu is planning to move Argentine agricultural products through an e-commerce platform much like Jack Ma’s Alibaba....
03 December 2018
View news from United States CME: Price Premium for Feeder Steers Make Impressive Statement
US - The price premium for feeder steers over fed steers this year has made an impressive statement about the optimism within the cattle industry this year, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States NCBA Welcomes USMCA Signing; Will Work with Congress to Secure Passage
US - Last Friday, the leaders of the United States, Mexico, and Canada signed the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on the sidelines of the G-20 meeting in Argentina. ...
View news from United Kingdom Deadline Approaching for Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme
SCOTLAND, UK - Eligible farmers and crofters are reminded to apply to the Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme (SSBSS) before the deadline of 31 December 2018....
View news from Ireland IFA President Says Ag Minister Must Publish List of Factories Found Breaking Trim Rules
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said there is a responsibility on Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, to release the names of the meat factory plants which have been fined for breaching regulations on carcase trim....
View news from European Union ADM shines a light on its additive portfolio at EuroTier
The Cattle Site spoke to Andrew Carlson, vice president of global feed additives and ingredients, ADM, at the ever-growing trade show in Hanover. ...
View news from Argentina Argentina, China to Sign New Beef Deal After G20 Summit
ARGENTINA - About 55 per cent of Argentina's beef exports are now destined for China, according to the Institute for Promotion of Argentine Beef, or IPCVA....
View news from Sudan South Sudan Hopes to Start Exporting Livestock Products by 2040, Reports Official
SUDAN - South Sudan is implementing 28 livestock development projects in a bid to boost quality of the country's untapped livestock resources and begin export by 2040, a senior government official said....
View news from Morocco US Beef Now Eligible for Morocco
MOROCCO - US beef and beef products are now eligible for export to Morocco. ...
28 November 2018
View news from United Kingdom Mycoplasma Mastitis Huge Threat in UK & EU
Mycoplasma bovis is an ongoing threat to dairy and beef herds in the UK and Europe, infecting cows not only with mastitis, but manifesting itself in joints or the middle ear and also infecting calves, according to Colin Lindsay, practicing veterinarian,...
27 November 2018
View news from United States CME: Snow Storm Disrupts Livestock, Product Movement
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports that a major snow storm went through key livestock production regions over the weekend, causing significant disruption to the movement of product and livestock....
View news from Afghanistan Afghan Farmers Grappling Drought Urgently Need Seed, Animal Feed Support
AFGHANISTAN - A new drought response plan will help 1.4 million of the most vulnerable drought-affected people in Afghanistan during the coming winter season and into April next year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) announced...
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