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02 September 2019
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....
Australian Beef Exports to China Exceed Yearly Quota Earlier Than Planned
CHINA - The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), which took effect in 2015, has achieved positive outcomes in goods and services trading, and has driven the growth of bilateral economic and trade relations, China's Commerce Ministry (MOFCOM)...
Arla at Summit: Partnerships to Ensure Food Safety, Security
DENMARK - Access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food for all is a key theme at this week’s World Food Summit 2019 in Copenhagen. Tim Ørting Jørgensen, Executive Vice President of Arla International, will talk about the importance of public-private...
IFA Opposes Court Order by Meat Factories Looking to Jail Farmers
IRELAND - IFA understood that meat factories would seek to obtain attachment and committal order in the High Court against farmers who protested at meat plants....
NFUS Urges UK Govt to Urgently Review Stance on Tariffs
SCOTLAND, UK - The UK Government has been urged to scrap its proposed tariff schedule and pursue a post-Brexit approach to international trade that acts in the best interests of Scottish food and farming....
27 August 2019
CME: Inventory of COF in Feedlots Close to Analysts' Expectations
US - The inventory of cattle on feed in feedlots with +1000 head capacity as of 1 August was estimated at 11.112 million head, 0.2 percent higher than a year ago. Analysts expected the total on feed number to be up 0.6 percent, according to Steiner...
Govt Supports Increased Dairy Processing at Fromabitibi Inc
CANADA - Yesterday, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of $81,628 in support of dairy processor Fromabitibi Inc....
Govt Moots Command Dairy
ZIMBABWE - The Government has asked dairy farmers in the country to submit a proposal to be incorporated into the Command Dairy programme in an endeavour to increase milk production in the country and reduce the import bill....
Russia Granted Right to Supply Beef to Brazil, Says Ag Watchdog
RUSSIA - Russian producers have been granted the right to supply beef to Brazil, the agricultural watchdog said in a statement on Tuesday....
IFA Says It's Time to Call Off Mercosur Trade Deal as Amazon Burns
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has acknowledged the comments by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that Ireland will block a Mercosur deal because of the burning of the Amazon rainforests, but he criticised the silence of the EU Commission....
Union Urges Scottish Govt to Improve on Beef Scheme
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has called on Scottish Government to recognise the crisis in the beef sector by immediately improving the Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES). ...
26 August 2019
CME: July Red Meat, Poultry Supply Up from June Levels
US - The combined inventory of beef, pork, chicken and turkey in cold storage at the end of July was estimated at 2.464 billion pounds, 1.8 percent lower than a year ago but still 5.4 percent higher than the five year average, reports Steiner Consulting...
Amul to Add Over 50 Dairy Products in Next Two Years
INDIA - The Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which markets dairy products under the 'Amul' brand, is looking at 40-60 new value-added dairy products over the next two years. The launches, which could include high-margin offerings,...
Major Milk-producing Region to Promote Large-scale Dairy Farming
CHINA - Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region has released a plan to promote quality development of its dairy industry, aiming to see its large-scale dairy farms, with over 100 cows, account for more than 99 percent of the region's total by...
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