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07 June 2018
View news from United States Strong April for US Beef Exports
US - April exports of US pork, beef and lamb were sharply higher than a year ago in both volume and value, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF. ...
View news from New Zealand Beef + Lamb NZ Urges Tailored Approach Towards Emissions
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) welcomes the government’s commitment to setting a new carbon target and considering accounting for the differing contributions of specific livestock emissions as consultation on proposed Zero Carbon legislation...
View news from United Kingdom Warm, wet weather heightens parasite risk in sheep and cattle
The latest NADIS1 Parasite Forecast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim highlights that the recent warm, wet weather heightens the risk of parasites in sheep and cattle....
View news from European Union Bayer's Care4Cattle well-being grant - can you apply?
Bayer’s Care4Cattle grant is available to professionals that have worked towards enriching dairy and beef cattle well-being in original and practice oriented ways on farm level....
06 June 2018
View news from Singapore US Dairy Industry Signs MoU with Singapore
SINGAPORE - The US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the Food Innovation and Resource Centre (FIRC) at Singapore Polytechnic signed a partnership agreement in May that furthers US dairy's commitment to food innovation to meet the needs of Southeast Asian...
05 June 2018
View news from United States CME: 'Trade War' Topic of Last Week's Agri Talks
US - The talk of the agriculture sector last week was "trade war". On Thursday, the US announced the imposition of new tariffs at the rate of 25 per cent on all steel and 10 per cent for imported aluminum, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
View news from European Union IFA Says Govt Must Fight Back Against CAP Budget
EU - Proposed cuts to the CAP Budget are a major threat to farming in Ireland and must be strongly resisted, IFA President Joe Healy said last week (1 June) following the launch of CAP 2020 proposals by Commissioner Phil Hogan in Brussels....
View news from New Zealand Beef + Lamb NZ Welcomes Good Farming Practice Action Plan
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has welcomed today’s launch of the Good Farming Practice Action Plan as providing a whole of sector approach that builds on the good work already being done by individual industries....
View news from European Union IFA President Addresses EU Agri Ministers on CAP Budget
EU - IFA President Joe Healy is addressing the informal EU Farm Council meeting of Agriculture Ministers in Bulgaria today (5 June) on the CAP post-2020 and the importance of an increased budget....
View news from European Union Innovators in animal well-being wanted
Bayer partners World Farmers’ Organisation to launch global Care4Cattle grant worth €30,000 to advance cattle well-being at a farm level....
01 June 2018
View news from United States CME: Dairy Cow Slaughter Up So Far in 2018
US - Dairy cow slaughter so far in 2018 has been up 15,000-20,000 head per month from a year ago during the first four months (except for February, which registered a 7,000 head increase), reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from New Zealand Moderate Increase of Input Prices for Sheep, Beef Farms
NEW ZEALAND - Rises across the board drive moderate increase of input prices for sheep and beef farms....
View news from Zambia FMD Detected in Chinsali District of Muchinga Province
ZAMBIA - Muchinga Provincial Veterinary Officer, Dr Wilson Katumbi, disclosed to the National Agricultural Information Services (NAIS) that tissue samples from 99 cattle had tested positive for the Foot and Mouth Viral disease....
31 May 2018
View news from United States CME: Volatility Likely for 50% Lean Beef Trimmings Prices in Spring
US - Fifty per cent lean beef trimmings (fresh) prices during the spring can be volatile, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Divison, Inc. ...
View news from New Zealand Supply Pressure Building in Major World Beef Markets
NEW ZEALAND - It’s been a positive start to 2018 for the global beef sector – with production and consumption up and prices generally favourable – however, building pressures in some of the world’s major beef-producing nations have the potential...
View news from Uganda Minister Accused of Giving Green Light to Illegal Cattle Sale
UGANDA - The Minister of State for Agriculture, Joy Kabatsi, and other officials have been accused of authorising illegal sale of cattle, including from two government ranches of Ruhengyere and Nshaara in western Uganda. ...
View news from Global Research Reveals How Same Foods Create Markedly Different Environmental Impacts
GLOBAL - Researchers at Oxford University and the Swiss agricultural research institute, Agroscope, have created the most comprehensive database yet on the environmental impacts of nearly 40,000 farms, and 1,600 processors, packaging types, and retailers....
29 May 2018
View news from United States CME: Latest COF Report Reveals Numbers In-line with Pre-report Estimates
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the monthly "Cattle on Feed" report on Friday, 25 May 2018, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Japan Australia Finally Lifts Ban on Japanese Beef Imports
JAPAN - Australia lifted a 17-year-old ban on Japanese beef imports Tuesday, Japan's agriculture ministry announced the same day....
View news from Ireland IFA: Cattle Prices Up Again This Week
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices are continuing to drive forward with higher base prices of €4.25/kg for steers and €4.35/kg for heifers being paid this week. He said demand remains very strong and, as supplies...
View news from United States Arkansas Glad Tariffs on Hold for Now
US - Word that the US and China had suspended proposed tariffs on each other came as welcomed news to both Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston....
28 May 2018
View news from Myanmar Anthrax Outbreak Reported in Myanmar's Mandalay Region
MYANMAR - Dr Ye Tun Win, Chief Veterinary Officer Director General at the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department has reported an outbreak of Anthrax in the Mandalay Region....
View news from Netherlands Vion's Leeuwarden Abattoir Under Temporary Suspension
NETHERLANDS - Vion announced on Friday that activities at its beef abattoir in Leeuwarden will temporarily be suspended due to certain experiences in the new abattoir over the past few months....
View news from Sweden US Beef Promoted to Northern European Importers
SWEDEN - USMEF met with both existing and potential customers of US beef from Sweden, Finland and Denmark at GastroNord, the largest food and beverage industry trade show in northern Europe. The promotion of US beef at the Stockholm event was funded by...
View news from Lithuania Lithuania Expecting Permits to Export Beef to China in June
LITHUANIA - Lithuania expects to get permits for beef and beef product exports to China in June, Agriculture Minister Giedrius Surplys said on Friday. ...
View news from New Zealand Beef + Lamb NZ Supports Phased Eradication Decision
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) supports the decision announced by the Government to attempt phased eradication of Mycoplasma bovis (Mp. bovis) from New Zealand....
25 May 2018
View news from United Kingdom Animal Transport Vital to Scottish Livestock, Says NFUS
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has outlined the importance of animal transport to the Scottish livestock industry....
View news from Myanmar OIE Reports FMD Outbreaks in Myanmar
MYANMAR - Dr Ye Tun Win, Chief Veterinary Officer Director General at the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department has reported a cluster of foot and mouth disease outbreaks in Rakhine State....
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