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12 July 2019
IFA Welcomes Dail Vote, Says Opposition to Mercosur Deal Growing Across Europe
EU - IFA President Joe Healy welcomed yesterday's Dail vote rejecting the EU Commission Mercosur deal. He said the Dail vote sends a very strong message to the Taoiseach and the Government that Ireland must reject this deal....
Study Shows Global Farming Trends Threaten Food Security
GLOBAL - Citrus fruits, coffee and avocados: The food on our tables has become more diverse in recent decades. However, global agriculture does not reflect this trend. ...
11 July 2019
CME: Beef Demand Better in June Compared to May
US - Fed cattle slaughter last week was estimated at 462,000 head, unchanged compared to year ago levels, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
China Imports Panama Beef for First Time
CHINA - The first batch of imported beef from Panama has entered the Chinese market, Shanghai customs office said Wednesday....
Farmer Costs in TB Programme Up 15% as Forum Proposes Additional Controls, Costs for Farmers
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman, Pat Farrell said the TB Forum established by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed has failed to deliver on the key objective of addressing stakeholder issues....
Union Calls on Nation to #BackScotchBeef During Price Slump
UK - A prolonged three-year low in beef price is seriously impacting the incomes of farms and crofters across the country, warns NFU Scotland....
10 July 2019
Govt Likely to Lose Dail Vote on Mercosur
EU - Following an IFA lobby day of TDs & Senators on the sell-out EU Mercosur trade deal, and last night’s debate in the Dáil, IFA President Joe Healy said Fianna Fail has confirmed that they will vote against the Government on a Sinn Fein motion re...
09 July 2019
IFA Set to Intensify Opposition to Mercosur Deal
EU - IFA will be intensifying its campaign against the Mercosur trade deal this week....
Manicaland Tops in Livestock Production
ZIMBABWE - Manicaland has registered a remarkable increase in cattle and goat production in the 2018/2019 season, a crop and livestock assessment report has revealed....
NFU Urges Additional Improvements to USMCA
US - As Congressional leadership and the Trump administration work towards a compromise on the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the country’s oldest general farm organisation is urging additional improvements to the deal that could help to reduce...
Beef Exports Rebound in May; Volume and Value Reach 2019 Highs
US - May exports of US beef were steady with last year’s strong volumes and increased year-over-year in value, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF)....
08 July 2019
CME: Japan, Korea Top Markets for US Beef in May
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. provides a brief update of May beef trade statistics issued on Friday....
Govt Should Consider Livestock Rearing as Alternative, Say Settlers
MALAYSIA - The Felda settlers hope the government can consider the livestock industry as an alternative for them if they (settlers) are not to depend solely on rubber and oil palm....
Belarus Expects to Earn $2m on Breeding Cattle Export
BELARUS - Belarus expects that the export of breeding stock will reach $2 million by the end of the year, Belarus Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Igor Brylo said in an interview with the Belarus 1 TV channel on 7 July....
EPA's RFS Obligations Another Setback for American Farmers
US - On Friday, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the year 2020. The proposal would set required biofuel use at 20.04 billion gallons next...
05 July 2019
Chinese Cattle Breeder Invests in Myanmar, Plans to Export
MYANMAR - The Myanmar Invest Commission (MIC) last month permitted China’s Kangrui Agriculture & Livestock Development Company to invest in the raising of cattle in Myanmar. ...
04 July 2019
Canadian Govt Hosts Roundtable Discussion with Pork, Beef Sector Stakeholders
CANADA - Canada is one of the world’s largest agriculture and agri-food exporters, that sends about half of its domestic food and agricultural production worth over $65 billion to more than 180 countries worldwide. ...
FAO Food Price Index Steady in June
GLOBAL - Global food prices declined marginally in June, as lower prices of dairy products and vegetable oils more than offset a significant jump in maize quotations, and are now very close to their level of a year ago, according to a report by the Food...
03 July 2019
CME: Rainy Weather a Boon to Pasture, Range Conditions Across Most of US
US - The rainy weather that has been a major obstacle to getting spring crops planted this year has been a boon to pasture and range conditions across most of the US, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Supreme Court Moved Against Rules Allowing Seizure, Forfeiture of Livestock
INDIA - The rules' existence had emboldened "anti-social elements" to take matters into their own hands and loot cattle traders, say cattle traders....
02 July 2019
GOgreen Aims to Build Egypt’s Biggest Livestock Farm
EGYPT - Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture and GOgreen Company plan to establish the country’s biggest livestock farm in Moghra, El Alamein city....
Communities Urged to Revive Livestock Feedlots
ZIMBABWE - The government has called for the revival of community livestock feedlots in Matabeleland South Province in order to save thousands of animals that are under threat from perennial drought....
China Suspends Canadian Pork, Beef Imports After Discovery of Banned Feed Additives
CHINA - Relations between China and Canada are now once again being strained as the former announced that it would no longer be accepting beef and pork imports from the latter. ...
01 July 2019
CME: Dairy Cowherd Continues to Contract Through H1/2019
US - At the beginning of the year, the cowherd was still showing signs of expansion with an ever so slight increase of half a percent. The dairy cowherd was contracting due to continued depressed profitability while the beef cowherd was up a full 1...
Dry Conditions Get Manitoba Beef Producers Worried About Livestock Feed
CANADA - Dry conditions in the province have some Manitoba beef producers worried about how they will feed their cattle. ...
Food, Agriculture Must Play Vital Part in Reaching a Sustainable Future
GLOBAL - There is a growing realization that food and agriculture must play a vital part in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals and that in this context, FAO provides a neutral forum to address global issues of transboundary dimensions, the UN...
IFA Says Mercosur Bad for Irish Farmers, Environment & EU Standards
IRELAND - Reacting to the outcome of the trade talks with the South American trade bloc Mercosur, IFA President Joe Healy said EU negotiators have colluded in a deal that has sold out Irish and European farmers....
Number of Factors Affecting Prime Cattle Prices
UK - The factors behind the weakening of prime cattle prices, which have eased significantly since mid-May, are the subject of the latest market analysis from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
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