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17 February 2020
South African Farm Minister lifts livestock auction ban
South Africa has lifted a two-month ban on livestock auctions for cattle, sheep and other species following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in 2019....
14 February 2020
CME: Mexican Domestic Beef Consumption Remains Fairly Stable
US - The Mexico office of the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service issued an update last week on the Mexican livestock industry and we thought this is a good time to offer our readers a primer of this important market for the US meat industry, writes Steiner...
Magnesium boost could reduce slow calving risk
Farmers are being advised to increase the level of magnesium in minerals given to suckler cows before calving after new research found they absorb less than previously thought....
Brazil moves FMD vaccination campaign forward to March
Brazil’s Secretary of Agriculture announces that the state government for Rio Grande do Sul will move the foot-and-mouth vaccine campaign forward from May to the first half of March....
UK National Farmers Union welcomes new Defra secretary
New Defra Secretary of State urged to seize the opportunities for British farming. ...
Farm gate: on farming, mental health, and mental illness
Farm Gate host ffinlo Costain speaks with Graham Morgan MBE about farming, mental health, and mental illness....
13 February 2020
CME: Per Capita Beef Consumption Expected to Decline
US - USDA issued its monthly update of supply/demand projections for 2020. If you were looking at this latest report for a hint of the details in the US-China phase 1 deal, then you will probably be disappointed, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
IFA Urges Farmers to be Particularly Vigilant During Spring Calving
IRELAND - With spring calving now underway on many Irish farms, IFA National Farm Family Chairperson, Caroline Farrell has urged farmers to be particularly vigilant to ensure their own safety....
Pea Instead of Soy in Animal Feed
GERMANY - By far the largest proportion of soybeans grown worldwide is used for animal feed. This is particularly problematic because soybean cultivation inflicts massive environmental damage on supplier countries. ...
UK Environment Secretary out amid cabinet reshuffle
Theresa Villiers, head of the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has been removed from her post amid a cabinet reshuffle....
US cattle futures rise as part of broad commodity strength
US live cattle futures closed higher on 12 February after a four-moth low as fears over the impact of China’s coronavirus outbreak subside. ...
Fear of BSE keeps EU food standards high
Memories of the 1990s mad cow disease crisis means the EU will likely reject US demands for relaxing strict food safety rules, even with President Trump threatening tariffs on cars if EU countries don't begin imports of more US farm products. ...
Demonstrating high on-farm standards through One Health Certified
A new programme administered by the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE), offers livestock producers a new way to demonstrate their on-farm health, welfare and sustainability standards....
12 February 2020
Second EVP opens enrolment for cow-calf practitioners
The University of Illinois, in collaboration with Iowa State University, is accepting registrations for the Executive Veterinary Programme (EVP) in Beef Cattle Health Management....
UK Agriculture Bill should restrict lower animal welfare imports, urges RSPCA
Supporting UK farmers to reach higher welfare standards is very welcome but not enough....
11 February 2020
CME: US Imports Measurable Amounts of Beef in CY19
US - In calendar year 2019, the US imported measurable amounts of beef from 18 countries, based on summarising the monthly data provided by USDA’s Economic Research Service, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Connecterra teams up with Lely on data sharing
Connecterra has signed a data-sharing agreement with Lely, a robots and data systems compant. Unlocking data from Lely’s T4C (Time for Cows) into Connecterra’s IDA platform will push for a more connected dairy industry that supports farmers in their...
Mazoon Dairy Receives Second Batch of Holstein Cows
OMAN - Mazoon Dairy, the flagship dairy company of Oman, has received its second batch of 2,625 Holstein cows at its farm in Al-Sunainah....
New Range of PGI Welsh Beef Launched at Aldi
WALES, UK - NFU Cymru has welcomed yesterday's announcement by Aldi that it is to stock PGI Welsh Beef across all of its 50 Welsh stores from 12 February 2020....
Co-ops Must Not Lose Sight of Base Milk Price, Says IFA
IRELAND - Speaking after the first IFA National Dairy Committee meeting of 2020, Chairman Tom Phelan said the Committee had clearly identified a minimum 1c/l as a realistic and justified base price increase for January milk....
President’s Budget Shortchanges Farm Programmes for Fourth Year in a Row
US - President Donald Trump yesterday released his proposed spending for fiscal year 2021. The $4.8 trillion budget would cut both mandatory and discretionary funding for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other federal agencies while boosting...
NFU Asks Farmers to Make Mental Health a Priority
UK - As #MindYourHead week gets underway, the NFU has joined the campaign to raise awareness of mental health issues among its members and help farmers recognise the importance of making their mental health and wellbeing a priority....
Cattle Producers Ready to Capitalise on Expanded Access in Asia
US - Expanded opportunities for US beef exports were top-of-mind for thousands of cattle producers and other beef industry leaders who gathered in San Antonio last week for the annual Cattle Industry Convention. ...
Improved Countryside Stewardship Scheme Opens for 2021 Agreements
The application window for the Countryside Stewardship (CS) scheme has opened today, providing the chance for more farmers and land managers to get ready for the future and be paid for environmental work....
Addressing the UK’s rumen and liver fluke challenge
Researchers at the University of Liverpool want to combat the growing prevalence of rumen fluke and liver fluke in the UK....
10 February 2020
CME: Total Beef Exports for December Up from Last Month
US - Monthly trade statistics were released by USDA FAS on a product weight basis on 5 February 2020. The next day, USDA ERS released trade statistics on a carcass weight basis, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
New figures reveal unprecedented link between poor mental health and farm safety
Farming continues to have the poorest safety record of any occupation in the UK, while 85 percent of young farmers believe there is a definite link between mental health and the overall safety of farms....
Dairy Cows Sent to Slaughter as Processors 'Fail' to Pay Enough for Milk
AUSTRALIA - Western Australia is facing an exodus of dairy farmers less than a year after the widely-celebrated end of $1-a-litre milk....
 
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