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12 May 2020
Brazil's JBS donates $120 million to combat COVID-19
As coronavirus infections hit more JBS meat packing plants in Brazil and the United States, the company announces it will donate 700 million reais ($120 million) to initiatives aimed combating the outbreak. ...
11 May 2020
Cargill idles beef plant in Quebec due to COVID-19
Cargill announced on Sunday that it would temporarily shut a meat-processing plant in Quebec, Canada after 64 workers tested positive for the coronavirus....
09 May 2020
Keenan unveils Virtual Showroom and range of supports to help farmers during lockdown
Keenan, an Irish-based machine manufacturing company, launches a dedicated Virtual Showroom for farmers....
08 May 2020
Abiec finds Brazil's 2020 beef exports steady despite pandemic
Brazil's 2020 beef exports will likely set a new record in terms of volume and value despite the economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19. ...
Zoetis shows suckling calves with significant weight gain from implants
Recent studies of implant use in suckling calves revealed promising results for weight gain through the feedlot phase compared with non-implanted cattle....
Extra care advised for this year’s first cut silage
Forage experts have warned that weather conditions over recent weeks could bring multiple challenges to silage-making which may need to be addressed this spring....
05 May 2020
Costco limits beef purchases amid fears of supply shortages
Costco Wholesale Corp announces limits on the number of beef, pork and poultry products customers can buy....
04 May 2020
US retailer Kroger limits ground beef and pork purchases in some stores
On 1 May, supermarket chain Kroger Co put purchase limits on ground beef and fresh pork at some of its stores in response to growing fears over meat shortages....
As coronavirus infections rise in meat plants, Canada lets companies decide when to close
Reporting from Reuters finds that Canada’s public health officials are allowing decisions on meat plant closures to be made by packing companies, despite provincial authority to enforce stoppages....
01 May 2020
Breedr - a virtual meat supply network - gains support of producers, processors and NFU
A virtual value-chain for livestock production that ensures quality and supply has been developed by Breedr and has the support of the National Farmers Union, major livestock producers, processors and leading supermarkets....
Nine meat processing plants in Brazil contend with coronavirus outbreaks
Health officials in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil’s southernmost state, report that coronavirus has spread to nine local meat processing plants....
30 April 2020
Minerva sees increased US demand for beef amid COVID-19 closures
Brazil's Minerva SA, the largest beef exporter in South America, aims to increase foreign sales amid supply woes in large beef producing nations like the United States. ...
29 April 2020
USRSB announces Sysco Corporation as newest member
The US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB), a nonprofit initiative that crafted the widely-adopted US Beef Industry Sustainability Framework, welcomes Sysco Corporation to the ranks. ...
28 April 2020
JBS USA announces temporary closure of Green Bay beef facility
US - Over the weekend, JBS USA announced the temporary closure of its Green Bay, Wisconsin, beef production facility. ...
Marfrig resumes US beef sales amid COVID-19 disruptions
Brazilian meat packing giant Marfrig Global Foods has resumed sales of fresh beef from Brazil to the United States as the coronavirus epidemic restricts US beef supplies....
27 April 2020
Tyson Foods to temporarily halt production at major beef facility
US - Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., the beef and pork subsidiary of Tyson Foods, Inc., will temporarily halt production at its Pasco, Washington, beef facility while team members undergo testing. Health officials in Walla Walla, Benton, and Franklin Counties...
26 April 2020
Limited grass growth and pandemic restrictions highlight need to plan and monitor grazing
In light of the UK's low milk price, increased feed costs following the ongoing lockdown and depressed grass growth, assessing forage stocks and tracking margins are becoming more essential. ...
25 April 2020
Mole Valley Farmers pledges support to farmers during COVID-19 lockdown
Whether it’s over the phone or via video calling, the Mole Valley Farmers team are on hand to offer support to farmers during the coronavirus lockdown....
24 April 2020
Tyson halts production at beef facility while workers undergo coronavirus testing
On 23 April, Tyson Foods Inc temporarily shuttered production at its beef facility in Pasco, Washington to test workers for COVID-19....
22 April 2020
UK parasite control and alerts for Spring 2020
Elanco has released its analysis of the UK's potential parasite challenges for farmers. ...
20 April 2020
Zoetis teams up with cattle producers to support coronavirus relief efforts
Cattle producers are sharing images from calving season to raise money for food banks. ...
18 April 2020
Alltech releases free, on-demand series with global industry experts about the impact of COVID-19 on agriculture
As part of Alltech’s effort to provide valuable resources to colleagues, customers and the global agricultural community confronting COVID-19, the company has created a special discussion series, Forging the Future of the Farm & Food Chain....
11 April 2020
New system illustrates environmental impact of feeding too much protein at turnout
Mole Valley Farmers has found that balancing rations to complement high protein spring grass makes both economic and environmental sense. ...
10 April 2020
Increased risk of cocci in calves around turnout
Coccidiosis causing oocysts can build up during the housed period, increasing the risk of both beef and dairy calves contracting the disease as spring progresses....
Nutreco announces its Feed&Food Tech Challenge Finalists
Nutreco proudly announces the finalists for the Nutreco Feed&Food Tech Challenge (NFTC)....
Zoetis acquires Performance Livestock Analytics, expanding its digital and data analytics expertise
Zoetis adds innovative digital solutions and analytics expertise to accelerate progress in precision livestock farming. ...
07 April 2020
Three US meat plants close as coronavirus spreads
Leading US meat companies shuttered three facilities in Iowa and Pennsylvania that produce pork and beef due to COVID-19, further disrupting the US food supply chain....
06 April 2020
Uruguay union halts production at Minerva and Marfrig plants
A labour union in Uruguay has stopped the slaughter of cattle in the Montevideo area until 8 April as part of negotiations over salaries and measures to protect workers from the ongoing pandemic....
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