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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)....
FrieslandCampina Sells Majority Stake in CSK
NETHERLANDS - Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. is selling its majority shareholding of 82.3 percent in provider Royal CSK Food Enrichment CV to the Royal DSM NV, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. Other shareholders...
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...
Lairages in Cherbourg Positive About Increased Capacity for 2020
IRELAND - A joint IFA, ICOS and ICMSA delegation travelled to Cherbourg this week to meet with calf lairage operators Jean Luc Pignet and the owners of the Qualivia Cherbourg lairage, Robert and Valerie Drique....
NFU Scotland, Minister Meet with North East Milk Producers
SCOTLAND, UK - Dairy farmers in the North East met with NFU Scotland and Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment, Mairi Gougeon MSP last Thursday (14 November)....
13 November 2019
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
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
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. ...
06 November 2019
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
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
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...
17 October 2019
Brazilian Study Identifies Genes Potentially Associated with Heat- and Drought-resistant Cattle
Cattle productivity in Brazil is significantly affected by the decline in pasture quality during the dry period of the year, writes André Julião with Agência FAPES (FUNDAÇÃO DE AMPARO À PESQUISA DO ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO). ...
UK Beef and Dairy Agri-market Outlook
This outlook comes after Britain’s departure from the EU has been delayed. This might mean one of two things: either the clock has been extended, the threat has gone away and normal life continues for now, or the only certainty is more uncertainty....
Fall Calving May Yield Higher Returns, Risk and Profitability Evaluated
The vast majority of cow-calf producers in Tennessee and the Southeast using a defined calving season have long favored spring calving; however, researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) have evaluated the risk and returns...
16 October 2019
US President Trump Addresses Farmers, Ranchers from Oval Office
US - Working with the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), officials from the White House shared remarks from President Donald Trump to US farmers, ranchers, and the agricultural community amid the harvest season....
14 October 2019
Shine Fades on US-China Trade Agreement
The shine fades on US-China trade agreement as grain trading turns mixed, writes Jim Wyckoff, market analyst. ...
Scotland's Cattle Herd in Decline, Sheep Recovering in 2019
The number of cattle in Scotland has now hit a 60-year low, according to the June survey data released by the Scottish Government. ...
Vilsack: Long-range Optimism about US Exports
Despite a lingering trade war with China, U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) President and CEO Tom Vilsack listed reasons today for dairy farmers to be optimistic about the long-term growth of U.S. dairy exports, especially in high-demand markets in the...
October's Global Dairy Production, Pricing Data Dashboard
Every month, the US Dairy Export Council aggregates domestic and global dairy data, writes Alan Levitt....
11 October 2019
Low Price Margin Herd Health Do’s and Don’ts
Each time the dairy industry experiences low milk prices, managers start looking for ways to save money, writes Robert Lynch, DVM and Dairy Herd Health & Management Specialist with Cornell University’s PRO-DAIRY Program. ...
The Five Freedoms: A history lesson in animal care and welfare
The Five Freedoms have been the basis of animal welfare since the 1960s. Learn about what they are and why they have endured, writes Melissa Elischer, Michigan State University Extension...
10 October 2019
European Commission: Milk Collection Up in 2019, Beef Production Down
EU - EU milk collection should slightly grow in 2019, while gross beef production is expected to decline, according to the the European Commission. ...
09 October 2019
EU Beef Exports Rising as Overall Production Declines
The EU beef industry has seen a slight reduction in total production during the first half of 2019. Slaughter numbers were down, but average carcase weights were higher. Despite the fall in production, exports rose, writes Charlie Reeve, analyst with...
 
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