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04 September 2019
CME: Futures Price Significant Discount for Cattle for Remainder of 2019
US - Despite the disruptions caused by the closure (temporary) of a 5000 head capacity plant in mid-August, fed cattle slaughter has so far managed to stay near year ago levels, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Dairy Farmers Start Feeling Pinch of Dwindling Buffalo Meat Exports
INDIA - Just when liquid milk prices were showing signs of stabilising after remaining subdued for the past few years, the dry buffalo rate, or the sale price of a buffalo that has stopped giving milk and is ready for slaughter, has dropped sharply....
IFA Says Dairy Co-ops Must Heed Stable European Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said Irish co-ops, which have been cutting milk prices in July to varying degrees and are busy talking them down further, were falling behind their European counterparts, many of which have held prices...
03 September 2019
Anthrax Outbreak Kills Livestock in Saskatchewan
CANADA - Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Agriculture says seven farm animals are dead due to anthrax....
Fonterra Maintains 2019/2020 Milk Price Forecast Despite Risks
NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra has maintained its current forecast farmgate milk price for the season, however has flagged some risks in the international dairy market....
Danish Dairy King Unveils Sustainable Cheese Packaging
DENMARK - Danish dairy giant Arla has revealed that millions of its cheese products are now being sold in more climate-friendly packaging....
Drop in Beef Exports from Bosnia & Herzegovina
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA - Export coverage in the meat industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) dropped by about 30 percent in the second quarter of this year, with the worst result being the suspension of the beef export to Turkey....
IFA Calls for Govt Commission of Investigation into Beef Sector
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to establish a statutory Commission of Investigation into the beef sector to establish processor and retailer margins along the supply chain....
Crucial Role of Non-UK Labour in Scottish Food, Farming
SCOTLAND, UK - A key goal of NFU Scotland is to ensure continued access to non-UK workers, both permanent and temporary, post-Brexit....
Farmers, Butchers Better Equipped to Meat the Market
SCOTLAND, UK - Farmers and butchers now feel better equipped in their livestock and carcase selection to meet the demands of consumers and processors after the Meat the Market workshops hosted Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
02 September 2019
The Pirbright Institute Grants New License for Foot-and-mouth Disease Vaccine
The Pirbright Institute and its research partners have granted MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US) an exclusive commercial licence for a new, effective and affordable vaccine to protect livestock against several serotypes of foot-and-mouth...
CME: October Feeder Cattle Futures Contract Trading at Discount
US - Feeder cattle markets have been buffeted from the wake created by the slaughter plant fire in Holcomb, Kansas two weeks ago, but there is some evidence that some order is taking hold in the market, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
Dairy Farmers Step Up Production
ZIMBABWE - Milk producers in the country have increased milk production by 4 million litres from last year despite numerous challenges....
Dairy Industry’s Environmental Accountability Undermined
NEW ZEALAND - The dairy industry’s decision to disband an environmental leaders group that includes representatives from outside the industry undermines the credibility and accountability of the industry’s attempts to reduce freshwater pollution,...
Govt Invests in Research for Dairy Sector
CANADA - Last week, the Honourable Wayne Easter, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, and Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of over $1.3...
Arla: Building Momentum During Rare Market Stability
EU - The first half of 2019 saw a rare stability in the otherwise volatile global dairy market resulting in stable prepaid milk prices to farmer owners across Europe....
Ag Minister Urged to Get Meat Factories to Come Forward with Real Proposals
IRELAND - Following Friday's events where farmers were hauled before the courts by meat factories, IFA President Joe Healy said the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed should stop telling the farm organisations what to do and instead instruct the meat...
30 August 2019
CME: Combined US, Canada Cattle Inventories Slightly Lower in 2019
US - USDA NASS released the US and Canada cattle and hog inventory data on 27 August. The report gives a mid-year snapshot of both cattle and hog inventories in Canada and the US, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Vet Invents First-aid Tool for Cattle
TURKEY - A veterinarian in eastern Turkey has invented a first-aid device to prevent cattle from dying due to stomach problems....
China's Tariff Rate Adjustment for Australian Beef Not Trade Remedy Measure: MOC
CHINA - China's tariff rate adjustment for Australian beef imports is essentially different from the World Trade Organisation's stipulation of trade remedy measures in the general sense, the Ministry of Commerce has said in a statement....
Jail Threats by Meat Plants to be Fully Resisted by IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the threat of jailing genuine farmers for protesting outside factories would be fully resisted by IFA....
Scotch Beef Showcased to Japanese Consumers
JAPAN - Scotch Beef PGI is set to make its Japanese screen debut to over 10 million people ahead of the rugby calendar’s most important event....
29 August 2019
CME: Boxed Beef Values Skyrocket Following Tyson Fire
US - With the fire at the Tyson plant, boxed beef values have skyrocketed in the last couple of weeks, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Service Investigation Initiated Following Mass Infection of Cattle
KAZAKHSTAN - Service investigation has been initiated following mass infection of cattle with unknown disease in the North Kazakhstan region....
Positives of Climate Change? Research Shows Ag, Economic Possibilities
US - Depending on your side of the aisle, climate change either elicits doomsday anxiety or unabashed skepticism. Jason Hubbart, director of Institute of Water Security and Science at West Virginia University, takes a more centered approach....
Mark Wahlberg Gives Menu a Special Scotch Twist for Scotland Food and Drink Fortnight
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has teamed up with US celebrity restaurant Wahlburgers and Simon Howie – The Scottish Butcher to put a Scottish twist on some American classics in celebration of Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight....
28 August 2019
CME: US-Japan Agreement to Lend Itself to More Favorable Access on Ag Front
US - Trade once again splashed the headlines last weekend. The US and Japan agreed in principle to key pieces of a trade deal which is expected to boost agriculture exports to Japan. Japan purchases about $14 billion in US agricultural products and this...
Dairy Industry Restructuring Act Passes First Reading at Parliament
NEW ZEALAND - The Dairy Industry Restructuring Act, or DIRA Bill, has narrowly passed its first reading at Parliament, 63 votes to 57....
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