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09 September 2019
CME: Lean Grinding Beef Prices Continue to Defy Seasonal Trends
US - Prices for lean grinding beef have been running higher than expected this summer and continue to defy seasonal trends, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Balochistan Govt Upgrading Dairy, Livestock Sectors
PAKISTAN - The Balochistan government has chalked out a comprehensive plan to upgrade the dairy and livestock sectors to exploit their full potential and generate economic activities across the province....
Weather Delays, Brexit Uncertainty Continue to Disrupt Scotland’s Harvest
SCOTLAND, UK - For many Scottish growers, a week of continuous rain has brought harvest to a halt and the volume of rain makes accessing fields with heavy harvesting equipment challenging....
July US Beef Exports Strong
US - Beef exports in July were relatively steady with last year’s strong results, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
06 September 2019
CME: July Beef Exports Lower Than a Year Ago
US - Beef exports in July were 89,712 MT, 2.9 percent lower than a year ago, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. ...
Paraguay Beef Exports Down in August
PARAGUAY - Paraguay has experienced a 10 percent decrease in beef exports and 15 percent drop in their value compared to the figures recorded in August 2018, authorized sources reported on Thursday....
Korean Buyers Explore US Beef, Pork Production & Retail Merchandising
US - Encouraging major food retailers in South Korea to offer their customers additional US beef and pork products, USMEF led a team of buyers on a tour of packing plants and supermarkets in Nebraska and Iowa. ...
Resistance Can Spread Even Without Use of Antibiotics
SWITZERLAND - Bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to common antibiotics. Often, resistance is mediated by resistance genes, which can simply jump from one bacterial population to the next....
NFUS Meets PM on Aberdeenshire Farm
SCOTLAND, UK - On a visit to an Aberdeenshire farm, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that the UK Government will accept the funding recommendations of the Bew Review into intra-UK agricultural funding. ...
05 September 2019
New Animal Welfare Solution for Livestock
NEW ZEALAND - Situate Me, the emergency management crowd sourcing specialist behind compassionate Virtual Disaster Assistant Ema, has launched a new animal welfare add-on that allows farmers and lifestylers to register animals left unattended in an emergency....
BiH to Export 3,000 Tonnes of Beef to Turkey
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA - Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Mirko Sarovic agreed on Wednesday in Ankara, at a meeting with the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Turkey, Bekir Pekdemirli, to continue...
Farmers Encouraged to Avail of Deadline Extension for BEAM Scheme
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said following a request from the IFA, the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has made a necessary extension to the closing date for the BEAM scheme, to Sunday (15 September)....
Long Running Union Campaign Finally Secures Deal on £160m for Scottish Farmers, Crofters
SCOTLAND, UK - A long running Union campaign has finally seen a flawed decision on agricultural funding addressed....
04 September 2019
CME: Futures Price Significant Discount for Cattle for Remainder of 2019
US - Despite the disruptions caused by the closure (temporary) of a 5000 head capacity plant in mid-August, fed cattle slaughter has so far managed to stay near year ago levels, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
03 September 2019
Anthrax Outbreak Kills Livestock in Saskatchewan
CANADA - Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Agriculture says seven farm animals are dead due to anthrax....
Drop in Beef Exports from Bosnia & Herzegovina
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA - Export coverage in the meat industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) dropped by about 30 percent in the second quarter of this year, with the worst result being the suspension of the beef export to Turkey....
IFA Calls for Govt Commission of Investigation into Beef Sector
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to establish a statutory Commission of Investigation into the beef sector to establish processor and retailer margins along the supply chain....
Crucial Role of Non-UK Labour in Scottish Food, Farming
SCOTLAND, UK - A key goal of NFU Scotland is to ensure continued access to non-UK workers, both permanent and temporary, post-Brexit....
Farmers, Butchers Better Equipped to Meat the Market
SCOTLAND, UK - Farmers and butchers now feel better equipped in their livestock and carcase selection to meet the demands of consumers and processors after the Meat the Market workshops hosted Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
02 September 2019
The Pirbright Institute Grants New License for Foot-and-mouth Disease Vaccine
The Pirbright Institute and its research partners have granted MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US) an exclusive commercial licence for a new, effective and affordable vaccine to protect livestock against several serotypes of foot-and-mouth...
CME: October Feeder Cattle Futures Contract Trading at Discount
US - Feeder cattle markets have been buffeted from the wake created by the slaughter plant fire in Holcomb, Kansas two weeks ago, but there is some evidence that some order is taking hold in the market, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
Ag Minister Urged to Get Meat Factories to Come Forward with Real Proposals
IRELAND - Following Friday's events where farmers were hauled before the courts by meat factories, IFA President Joe Healy said the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed should stop telling the farm organisations what to do and instead instruct the meat...
30 August 2019
CME: Combined US, Canada Cattle Inventories Slightly Lower in 2019
US - USDA NASS released the US and Canada cattle and hog inventory data on 27 August. The report gives a mid-year snapshot of both cattle and hog inventories in Canada and the US, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Vet Invents First-aid Tool for Cattle
TURKEY - A veterinarian in eastern Turkey has invented a first-aid device to prevent cattle from dying due to stomach problems....
China's Tariff Rate Adjustment for Australian Beef Not Trade Remedy Measure: MOC
CHINA - China's tariff rate adjustment for Australian beef imports is essentially different from the World Trade Organisation's stipulation of trade remedy measures in the general sense, the Ministry of Commerce has said in a statement....
Jail Threats by Meat Plants to be Fully Resisted by IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the threat of jailing genuine farmers for protesting outside factories would be fully resisted by IFA....
Scotch Beef Showcased to Japanese Consumers
JAPAN - Scotch Beef PGI is set to make its Japanese screen debut to over 10 million people ahead of the rugby calendar’s most important event....
29 August 2019
CME: Boxed Beef Values Skyrocket Following Tyson Fire
US - With the fire at the Tyson plant, boxed beef values have skyrocketed in the last couple of weeks, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
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