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31 January 2018
Significant Drop in Beef Prices in Harare Supermarkets
ZIMBABWE - The time of suffering and payment through the nose for steaks and roasts could soon be coming to an end for beef lovers....
Namibian Cattle Sales About 421,000 in 2017
NAMIBIA - The Meat Board of Namibia said on Monday that the country has sold approximately 421,000 cattle in 2017, an increase of 30 per cent compared to 2016....
17 January 2018
'Bite Test' Could Save Millions with New Thin Cut Steak Options
UK - Early trials with an electronic bite test show the meat industry could save more than £7 million, turning cuts graded as slower cook into thin cut steaks....
11 January 2018
Goa Chief Minister Backs Beef Traders
INDIA - In an apparent snub to 'gau rakshaks' (Hindu nationalist right-wing federation of cattle protection movements), Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said today that if anybody interferes in the legal import of beef would be punished, a day after...
10 January 2018
Goa Beef Traders Call Off Strike on Assurance of Police Protection for Meat Transportation
INDIA - Beef traders in Goa called off their four-day-old strike on Tuesday as the BJP-led coalition government assured them that the meat would be imported from Karnataka under police protection, a traders association chief said....
09 January 2018
Supreme Court Fixes Final Beef Ban Hearing in February
UK - The Supreme Court today listed for final disposal a batch of pleas challenging the Bombay High Court verdict decriminalising the possession of beef in case of animals slaughtered outside the state....
08 January 2018
Beef Shortage in Goa as Karnataka Abattoirs Refuse Meat Supply
INDIA - Goa is likely to face a shortage of beef for the next couple of days as slaughterhouses in neighbouring Karnataka have refused to supply meat till the government takes steps to stop harassment by cow vigilante groups, an official said....
02 January 2018
BJP, PDP Leaders Eat Beef, Pork Together, Claims MLA
INDIA - The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the People's Democratic Party (PDP) leaders eat beef and pork together, National Conference leader Akbar Lone claimed on Saturday....
Beef Sellers Eye More Sales on New Year's Day
RWANDA - Beef sales were expected to rise on New Year in Kigali and upcountry, dealers said....
21 December 2017
Call for Clean Livestock at Slaughter
UK - Following a rise in dirty animals being presented to abattoirs this winter, beef and sheep producers are being reminded of the importance of sending clean livestock to slaughter....
12 December 2017
NCBA Welcomes Updates to Beef Standards
US - The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the US Department of Agriculture is revising the United States Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef (beef standards) to allow dentition and documentation of actual age as additional methods of classifying...
Cattle Disease Mycoplasma Spreads to North Island for First Time
NEW ZEALAND - For the first time the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis has been detected in the North Island, on a property in the Hastings district....
08 December 2017
Farm Visit for Halal Sector Stakeholders
UK - Stakeholders from the halal sector had the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the livestock industry during a recent farm visit in Leicestershire....
06 December 2017
Decline in UK Beef Exports in 2017
UK - According to the latest available data from HMRC, the UK exported 76,457 tonnes of beef during the first nine months of 2017, reports the Livestock and Meat Commission (MLC) for Northern Ireland....
01 December 2017
Seasonal Lift in Prime Cattle Trade Restored in 2017
UK - After a few years with little discernible lift in prime cattle prices in the run up to Christmas, 2017 has restored the trend. ...
30 November 2017
Centre Likely to Roll Back Ban on Sale of Cattle for Slaughter
INDIA - Faced with backlash from cattle traders and farmers against the ban on sale of cattle for slaughter, the Centre is planning a rollback of its controversial notification....
28 November 2017
Beef Producers Worried About Plans to Ban Ritual Slaughter
POLAND - Beef producers have voiced opposition to plans to ban ritual slaughter in Poland amid fears that meat exports to Muslim countries will be hit....
Beef prices Continue to Rise with Very Strong market Demand
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said beef prices are continuing to rise with factories actively looking for finished cattle this week. He said last week’s kill was 39,800 and to date this year an additional 81,000 head of cattle have been processed....
23 November 2017
IFA: More Beef Price Increases Based on Strong Demand, Market Returns
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the beef trade is driving on, with factories paying more to get cattle to meet strong Christmas demand. ...
17 November 2017
Nonghyup to Sell Korean Pork, Beef from Vending Machine
SOUTH KOREA - A South Korean agricultural cooperative is pushing to introduce a vending machine selling livestock products, such as pork and beef, targeting the increasing number of single-person households in the country, industry sources said Friday....
09 November 2017
US Senator, Ranchers Hail Multi-million-dollar Beef Deal with Chinese Commerce Giant
US & CHINA - US Senator Steve Daines and ranchers from the northwestern state of Montana on Wednesday applauded a $300 million beef deal between Chinese commerce giant JD.com and the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA)....
07 November 2017
IFA Demands Higher Beef Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade is stronger this week with factories very anxious for cattle....
06 November 2017
Research Sheds Light on Sri Lanka's Milk Production, Beef Consumption
SRI LANKA - The Policy Development Office of the Prime Minister’s Office has conducted a research study on the present status of milk production and beef consumption in Sri Lanka....
27 October 2017
Parliament Passes New Bill: Cattle to be Slain Only in Slaughterhouses
ARMENIA - The Armenian National Assembly passed Thursday at the first reading amendments to the food safety and veterinary laws....
25 October 2017
New Test to Improve Liver Fluke Control in Cattle
UK - A new test to screen herds for liver fluke has been developed, which could help to reduce the risk of cattle developing immunity to existing de-worming treatments....
Strong Beef Market Should be Reflected in Higher Cattle Prices, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said market demand for beef is very strong across Ireland's main export markets in the UK and Continental Europe and this must be reflected in higher prices on offer from the factories....
20 October 2017
IFA Says Taoiseach Must Support French President's Move on Mercosur
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar must strongly support the tough stance taken by the French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron on Mercosur. ...
18 October 2017
Malawi Lifts Cattle Slaughter Ban in Lower Shire
MALAWI - Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has lifted the temporary ban on livestock slaughter and movement of livestock from Lower Shire districts of Chikwawa and Nsanje....
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