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01 July 2019
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)....
26 June 2019
IFA Welcomes Oireachtas Committee Opposition to Mercosur Trade Deal
EU - Reacting to the publication of the Joint Oireachtas Committee report on the future of the beef sector, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the report was a mixed bag, with some positive recommendations and some missed opportunities to...
25 June 2019
Commission Stance on South American Trade Deal Not Credible, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy led IFA National Officers and members of the IFA Livestock Committee in a protest at the EU Commission offices in Dublin yesterday over the hypocrisy of the Commission doing a trade deal with South America....
24 June 2019
Presidential Candidates Called Upon to Increase Fairness for Family Farmers
US - Last week (Thursday, 20 June), 35 farm and food organisations called on elected officials and candidates running for office to address the disproportionate market power held by the giant agribusinesses that dominate livestock and poultry markets....
21 June 2019
Time for Taoiseach to Tell EU Council Ireland Will Not Ratify a Bad Mercosur Deal, Says IFA
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar must tell his fellow leaders at this week’s EU Council that Ireland will not ratify a bad Mercosur deal....
17 June 2019
Increased Competition, Changing Trends Impact on Global Leather Demand
UK - Revenues earned by abattoirs from the sale of skins and hides have substantially reduced over the past year as the global demand for leather has collapsed, according to the latest analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
10 June 2019
Dept Changes to Classification Favour Factories Over Farmers, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the proposal from the Department of Agriculture to change the equations in the classification machines at meat plants, which determine the conformation and fat score of cattle, rewards factories...
26 April 2019
Seminar Creates Awareness for US Beef in Georgia’s Growing HRI Sector
GEORGIA - Focusing on high-quality and alternative cuts of US beef, USMEF conducted a seminar and tasting for hotel, restaurant and institutional (HRI) professionals in Georgia. ...
11 April 2019
Reducing GHGs While Balancing Meat Demand
GLOBAL - Humans' love for meat could be hurting the planet. Many of the steps involved in the meat supply chain result in greenhouse gas emissions. ...
08 April 2019
Prime Cattle Market Showing Early Signs of Recovery
UK - Prime cattle prices in the UK have seen a modest lift over the past week, although they are still markedly lower than this time last year, according to the latest analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
28 March 2019
Maridi Municipality Bans Cattle Slaughter Along Streams
SUDAN - Municipal authorities in Maridi town in South Sudan’s Maridi State have banned slaughtering of cows along streams....
13 March 2019
Telangana HC Puts Tab on Cattle Transport
INDIA - The Telangana High Court on Tuesday directed the state government and the offices of the Union government which are located in Telangana, not to allow transportation of any cattle or animals without a permit order issued by the competent authority....
26 February 2019
IFA Calls for Ag Minister to Take Urgent Action in Brussels on Beef Crisis
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said Agriculture Minister Michael Creed needs to take urgent action in Brussels to drive home the magnitude of the Brexit situation for the Irish beef sector....
25 February 2019
Prime Beef Supply Set to Tighten
UK - With the 2018 UK cow kill at its highest level in a decade and prime heifer slaughterings at their highest level for more than five years, there is little indication that any breeding herd rebuilding is underway, according to the latest market analysis...
23 January 2019
New US Strain of Bovine TB Identified in North Dakota Beef Herd
US - North Dakota veterinarians are investigating a beef herd in Sargent County after bovine tuberculosis (TB) was identified....
22 January 2019
US Shutdown Restricts Beef Market Visibility
US - The US government shutdown, now the longest in history, continues to affect over 800,000 federal workers, as President Trump refuses to back down on his request for funding to build the proposed Mexican border wall....
17 January 2019
Karan Beef Merger Approved with Conditions
SOUTH AFRICA - The proposed merger of Karan Beef Holdings merger with Karan Beef and Karan Beef Feedlot was approved by the Competition Tribunal on Wednesday with certain conditions....
14 January 2019
Range of Factors Impacting Prime Cattle Price
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish prime cattle prices have started the year 4 percent lower than at the start of 2018, with the wider European beef market also down around 3 percent in Euro terms, according to the latest market commentary from Quality Meat Scotland...
11 January 2019
IFA: Irish Beef Farmers Facing Armageddon from Brexit
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said that Irish farmers are already bearing the brunt of the impending Brexit through disastrous beef prices....
Promising Outlook for US Beef in Newly Opened Moroccan Market
MOROCCO - As reported by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) in November 2018, Morocco is now open to imports of US beef. Monty Brown, USMEF representative in Africa, completed his initial visit to Morocco in mid-December....
13 December 2018
Agreement Reached Between IFA, Ag Minister to Publish Factories Guilty of Trim Offences
IRELAND - Following negotiations, agreement has been reached between the IFA and Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed in relation to the publication of the factories which committed trim offences....
12 December 2018
Low Levels of Cattle Imports for Further Production
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - During November 2018, there were 440 male store cattle imported from the Republic of Ireland for further production on Northern Irish farms, which takes the total for the year to date to 2,696 head....
11 December 2018
Aussie Beef in High Demand Due to America's Love of Burgers
AUSTRALIA - In Western Australia a new abattoir in the Kimberley region has gone from strength to strength, despite it being a year of tough market conditions where Australia's largest cattle company pulled the plug on its Northern Territory abattoir....
06 December 2018
IFA Urges Minister to Explain Bizarre Figures, Name Factories
IRELAND - IFA met with Minister Michael Creed yesterday where the Department of Agriculture told the IFA that the figures for fines for excessive carcase trim in the factories was 19 so far in 2018, zero for 2017, 28 for 2016 and zero for 2015....
03 December 2018
IFA President Says Ag Minister Must Publish List of Factories Found Breaking Trim Rules
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said there is a responsibility on Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, to release the names of the meat factory plants which have been fined for breaching regulations on carcase trim....
Argentina, China to Sign New Beef Deal After G20 Summit
ARGENTINA - About 55 per cent of Argentina's beef exports are now destined for China, according to the Institute for Promotion of Argentine Beef, or IPCVA....
South Sudan Hopes to Start Exporting Livestock Products by 2040, Reports Official
SUDAN - South Sudan is implementing 28 livestock development projects in a bid to boost quality of the country's untapped livestock resources and begin export by 2040, a senior government official said....
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