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20 November 2019
Mycoplasma Mastitis – What’s Your Herd’s Risk?
Mycoplasma mastitis decreases milk production, but even worse, Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) cases tend to be chronic and given that there is no treatment, animal welfare must also be considered....
19 November 2019
CME: Retail Beef Prices Tracking Above 2018 Prices
US - USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) released the monthly Meat Price Spreads on 13 November 2019. Retail beef (choice) prices have been tracking above last year’s prices each month except August, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
Extreme Weather Impacts 2018 Input Costs for Scottish Livestock Farmers
SCOTLAND, UK - Significant variation in levels of financial and technical performance within the Scottish livestock industry continues to be evident, according to a survey commissioned by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
Chilled US Beef Focus of UAE Retail Promotion
UAE - An American chef preparing US beef striploin and ribeye steaks anchored a USMEF "Let’s Meat with US Beef" event at a Lulu Hypermarket in Dubai. Funded by the Beef Checkoff Programme, the activity was part of a series of in-store promotions designed...
18 November 2019
How Diagnostics Kept the Swiss Mad Cow Disease Program a Step Ahead During a Crisis
When the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) crisis hit, Switzerland was a step ahead of many countries in Europe. The Swiss National Reference Laboratory had already implemented measures that would pay off in two ways: by controlling the disease in...
15 November 2019
Rabobank Protein Outlook 2020: Seeking Opportunities in an Uncertain World
RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness published its annual global animal protein outlook. In general, African swine fever (ASF) overwhelms the outlook for 2020 – as it has done during 2019 – and will pull down overall growth, as well as bring uncertainty...
14 November 2019
Why Sustainability?
When the topic of sustainability comes up in conversation in cattle circles, it’s common to see heads shaking. It’s not a topic we like to discuss in our industry – primarily because it’s so often raised with bad intentions and worse information....
13 November 2019
Waste Reduction Tech, Meat Alternatives and Yield Optimisation at FoodBytes! London 2019
15 revolutionary startups took to the stage to pitch ground-breaking, sustainable solutions for the food and agriculture (F&A) industry at FoodBytes! by Rabobank. ...
Varied Conditions and Modest Prospects for Australia's Winter Crops
ABARES’s latest crop report reveals mixed prospects for Australia’s winter crop, according to ABARES acting Executive Director Peter Gooday....
US Beef Demand Throwing in a Few Surprises
The reduction in US Choice beef supply relative to Select has resulted in a counter-seasonal high Choice-Select price spread since the summer....
12 November 2019
New Zealand's Zero Carbon Bill a Mixed Bag for Farmers
New Zealand's Zero Carbon Bill is described as "mixed bag" for farmers, according to DairyNZ Chief Executive Dr Tim Mackle. He's urging all political parties to work together to find consensus on a pathway forward....
Eating Quality of Australia’s Beef Herd Rising
The eating quality of Australia’s beef herd is on the rise with the national average Meat Standards Australia (MSA) Index reaching 57.62 in 2017-19, improving 0.73 points since 2010-11....
Are Fall-calving Replacement Heifers Ready for Breeding Season?
Cattle producers who employ fall calving in their herds currently should be making certain replacement heifers to be used in late November are ready. ...
What Will Scottish Agriculture Look Like in 5 Years?
Once more the Brexit deadline is looming and predicting the result seems more than a little foolhardy. However, I have been trying to imagine what Scottish agriculture will look like in five years’ time, possibly something just as challenging, writes...
08 November 2019
UK Celebrity Chef Backs Red Meat in Campaign
UK businessman, TV star and 2018 Celebrity Masterchef runner-up Spencer Matthews is fronting a new campaign aimed at highlighting the importance of lean red meat in a healthy, balanced diet. ...
Winter Feeding Cost Comparison – Hay vs. Alternative Feeds
Fall has arrived, and focus has shifted to winter feed supplies. ...
07 November 2019
RaboResearch: Expect Continued Pressure on Corn, Soy, Wheat Prices
The US trade dispute with China and African swine fever are predicted to weigh down soybean price by up to $2.50 per bushel, says RaboResearch. ...
Hot Topic: Canadian Environmental Policy
Environment and environmental policy continue to be hot topics of discussion in both public and political forums. Environmental sustainability is of course of the utmost priority to the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and the producers it represents,...
06 November 2019
Brazilian Cattle, Buffalo Herds to Be Vaccinated Against FMD
Cattle and buffalo breeders are expected to vaccinate approximately 87 million animals during the new stage of foot-and-mouth (FMD) vaccination, which began in most of the country November 1. Currently the total herd of the country is 216 million heads....
Global Food Consumption Growth, Changes in Consumer Preferences
Due to two major developments in the past two decades at a global level - income growth and changes in consumer preferences- food consumption has been growing at a faster pace than world population. ...
US Cattleman Tells Senate: American Beef is Climate Change Solution
South Dakota cattle producer Todd Wilkinson today told a U.S. Senate subcommittee that contrary to the claims of some environmental and anti-animal-agriculture activists, "American beef production and consumption is a climate change solution."...
Canadian Beef Trade to China Resumed
Effective immediately, Canadian meat export certificates to China will be resumed, according to the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA). ...
29 October 2019
Tropical Grass Genetic Breakthrough Helps Develop Climate-friendly Cattle Farms
The discovery of genes responsible for asexual reproduction in a tropical grass may reduce the environmental impacts of cattle farming. ...
Zoetis and Texas A&M University to Develop Vaccines for Transboundary and Emerging Animal Diseases
Zoetis has signed an agreement with Texas A&M University’s Health Science Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) to establish a facility to accelerate the development of transboundary and emerging disease vaccines --...
RMAC Says Trade Agreements Critical to Australia and Red Meat Jobs
The Australian red meat industry has urged both sides of Parliament to proceed with ratification of two critical free trade agreements without delay, following the release of a Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) report....
22 October 2019
Best by, sell by and use by — what do they mean?
Spoiled milk? Your nose knows better than your eyes....
Research: Insight into Infections Found in the Noses of Healthy Cattle
New research led by academics at the University of Bristol Veterinary and Medical Schools used the 'One Health' approach to study three bacterial species in the noses of young cattle and found the carriage of the bacteria was surprisingly different. ...
Australia's State of the Industry Red Meat Report 2019 Released
As the world’s largest sheepmeat and goatmeat exporter, and third largest beef exporter behind Brazil and India, Australia consistently exports more than 65% of its red meat production to overseas markets. That’s according to the Australian red meat...
 
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