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12 December 2017
View news from Ireland Cattle Prices Remain Firm with Very Strong Demand, Supply
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the Christmas beef trade is in peak demand this week and factories are very anxious for cattle. He said the difficult weather has disrupted some cattle deliveries today (Monday) and left some...
11 December 2017
View news from European Union EU Ag Commissioner Cannot Agree to Bad Mercosur Deal: IFA
EU - Speaking from the WTO Ministerial Conference, which is taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina this week, IFA President Joe Healy said EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan cannot agree to a bad Mercosur deal which will seriously damage the Irish...
View news from Thailand Nutriad present gut health research at Global Feed Summit
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad presented new gut health research at the recent Global Feed Summit in Bangkok (Thailand)....
08 December 2017
View news from United States CME: October a Good Month for US Beef, Pork Sales
US - USDA’s Economic Research Service posted their monthly international trade data (they calculate carcass weight equivalents for meats and ready to cook weights for poultry from data compiled by the Foreign Agriculture Service), reports Steiner Consulting...
View news from Philippines Cargill Opens Animal Nutrition Premix Plant in Philippines
PHILIPPINES - To meet increasing demand from medium and large livestock farms and feed millers in the Philippines and Southeast Asian countries, Cargill yesterday opened its first animal nutrition premix plant in the Philippines....
View news from Canada Meat Council Welcomes Expanded Meat Access to China
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council (CMC) was pleased to learn of the imminent expansion of Canadian meat market access to China. While in China, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the expansion of trade with China for the beef and pork sectors....
View news from United Kingdom Farm Visit for Halal Sector Stakeholders
UK - Stakeholders from the halal sector had the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the livestock industry during a recent farm visit in Leicestershire....
View news from United States October Another Stellar Month for US Beef Exports
US - Beef exports are poised to break $7 billion this year for only the second time, according to October export results released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
View news from Zambia Mysterious Cattle Disease Breaks Out in Chikankata
ZAMBIA - A mysterious cattle disease has broken out in Chikankata district in the Southern province and has since claimed seven heads of cattle....
View news from Ireland IFA Looks for Changes to EU Veterinary Medicinal Proposals
IRELAND - In meetings this week with Irish MEPs, IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart again outlined the concerns farmers have with EU proposals for the regulation of veterinary medicinal products....
07 December 2017
View news from United States CME: Feeder Cattle Demand from Feedlots in H2/2017
US - The demand for feeder cattle from feedlots in the second half of this year has been one of the surprises of the cattle market in 2017, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from European Union Nutriad launches MycoGut Academy
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, global leader in practical solutions for Mycotoxin Management, received customers and distribution partners in Belgium for the inaugural sessions of the MycoGut Academy....
06 December 2017
View news from United States CME: Corn, Soybean Acreage Planted Estimated to Increase Y/Y in 2018
US - Last week (28 November 2017), the USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board (WAOB) provided early release tables that will be included in their long-term annual projections to 2027, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from European Union Copa and Cogeca Underline Huge Efforts EU Farmers, Cooperatives are Making to Tackle AMR
EU - Copa and Cogeca highlighted yesterday the progress farmers and their cooperatives have made in tackling antimicrobial resistance, with EU reports showing a 13 per cent decline in antimicrobial use in livestock production....
View news from United Kingdom Decline in UK Beef Exports in 2017
UK - According to the latest available data from HMRC, the UK exported 76,457 tonnes of beef during the first nine months of 2017, reports the Livestock and Meat Commission (MLC) for Northern Ireland....
View news from New Zealand NZ Commodity Prices Fall in November on Weaker Dairy
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand commodity prices slipped further in November, with dairy prices leading the pack lower although the softening was across the board....
View news from Denmark Sustainability to Elevate Danish Crown
DENMARK - Under the banner 'Feeding the World', the Danish Crown group is launching a new strategy for sustainability and corporate social responsibility to ensure sustainable food for the Earth's rapidly growing population. ...
View news from United States Zoetis Accepting Proposals for Research Grants on Innovative Approaches to Controlling Parasitic Disease
Zoetis today announced that the company is accepting grant proposals for research into innovative approaches to help protect dogs, cattle, sheep and poultry from parasitic diseases and to extend the efficacy of therapeutics through new formulations....
05 December 2017
View news from United States CME: Market Participants Debating Over Level of Retail Beef Demand after Holiday Season
US - Despite deteriorating margins, beef packers were quite aggressive in purchasing/slaughtering cattle last week, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Ireland Foodwise Targets Dependent on Brexit Outcome, Says IFA
IRELAND - Speaking at yesterday's major conference on the Foodwise 2025 strategy for the agri-food sector, IFA President Joe Healy said the achievement of the 2025 targets would be very dependent on what happens in the Brexit talks over the coming days....
View news from European Union Report: Call for Urgent Action on Food, Nutrition Security
EU - As part of an unprecedented global InterAcademy Partnership project by 130 science academies, a team of scientists from across Europe undertook a two-year, extensive analysis on the future of food, nutrition, agriculture, and health....
View news from Global New Module Fully Integrates Johne’s Disease Testing into Laboratory Workflow
GLOBAL - Thermo Fisher Scientific today introduced the Applied Biosystems MagMAX CORE Mechanical Lysis Module designed to optimize nucleic acid purification in the detection of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP), the pathogen that causes...
01 December 2017
View news from United States CME: Cattle Weights Follow Different Trajectory in Fall '17
US - Cattle and hog weights have followed a somewhat different trajectory this fall and this has impacted the amount of meat actually showing up in the marketplace, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from European Union IFA Calls EU Beef Deal with Brazil 'Toxic'
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said any EU deal on beef with Brazil in the Mercosur negotiations is "toxic"....
View news from Finland Educational Event Continues Momentum for US Beef in Finland
FINLAND - As a part of the ongoing effort to promote US beef in European markets with great potential, USMEF teamed with Swedish distributor Bergfalk AB for an educational presentation and tasting in Turku, Finland. Funding support was provided by the...
View news from United Kingdom Seasonal Lift in Prime Cattle Trade Restored in 2017
UK - After a few years with little discernible lift in prime cattle prices in the run up to Christmas, 2017 has restored the trend. ...
View news from United States NCBA Challenges Members to Boost Beef Industry Wins
US - The nation’s leading beef producer organisation has recently helped secure several beef industry wins in Washington, DC – for instance on an oppressive Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and on President Obama’s BLM Planning 2.0 rule....
View news from United States Uncertainty Surrounds US Livestock Methane Emission Estimates
US - A new study of methane emissions from livestock in the United States - led by a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences - has challenged previous top-down estimates....
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