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26 August 2019
IFA Urges All to 'Make Sure to Apply for €100m Beam Scheme' Before Deadline
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has strongly encouraged all eligible beef and suckler farmers to apply for the €100m BEAM (Beef Exceptional Aid Measure) before the closing date of Sun, 8 September....
Favourable Access for US Beef, Pork a Major Win, Says USMEF
US - On Sunday (25 August), President Trump announced an agreement in principle that will greatly improve access for US red meat in Japan – the largest value destination for US pork and beef exports....
NFUS Urges Govt to Deliver Food, Farming Labour Solutions Before Brexit
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has called on the Government to make essential decisions affecting the availability of non-UK labour with urgency....
23 August 2019
Govt Supports Quebec Dairy Processors
CANADA - This week, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Richard Hébert, Member of Parliament for Lac-Saint-Jean and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, announced an...
Mexico Media Team Visits Colorado to Learn About US Pork, Beef
US - Journalists and bloggers from Mexico’s largest cities were given a firsthand look at US red meat production and learned about trends in the retail and foodservice sectors during a visit organized and led by USMEF. ...
22 August 2019
CME: Increase in Supply of Forward Contracted Cattle
US - Different from the hog industry where packers own about a third of all the hogs coming to market, the supply of packer owned cattle is quite small. And that supply has gotten smaller following the sale of some company assets in late 2017 and early...
Govt Supports Increased Dairy Processing at La Ferme Vallée Verte 1912
CANADA - This week, Jean-Claude Poissant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of $120,950 in support of dairy processor La Ferme Vallée Verte 1912....
Festivals Promote US Beef 'Texas-Style' in Ukraine
UKRAINE - Two Ukrainian restaurants that offer different types of cuisine to distinct generations of clientele each created special menus for "US Beef Texas-Style" festivals focused on the quality and flavor of US beef. ...
IFA Reports End of Beef Talks
IRELAND - At the conclusion of the beef talks yesterday morning, IFA President Joe Healy said despite movement on a number of issues, beef farmers will be disappointed that there is no increase on the main issue of beef prices. He said the fact that the...
Meat Allergy: Researcher IDs Biological Changes Triggered by Tick Bites
US - A University of Virginia School of Medicine scientist has identified key immunological changes in people who abruptly develop an allergic reaction to mammalian meat, such as beef. His work also provides an important framework for other scientists...
21 August 2019
CME: Good Pasture Conditions, Higher Feed Costs Help Cattle Producers
US - USDA will issue on Friday (3PM ET) the results of its monthly survey of feedlots with +1000 head capacity, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Co-ops Brexit Planning Cannot Focus on Milk Price Cuts, Says IFA
IRELAND - Speaking from the Virginia Dairy Show in Cavan today, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said farmers felt let down that their co-ops’ Brexit preparation strategy seemed to rely pretty heavily on cutting and further talking down...
Summer Test Matches Fuelled by Scotch Beef
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish Rugby’s official healthy eating partner, Scotch Beef PGI, will be showing support for the boys in blue at their upcoming Summer Test matches against France and Georgia in the coming weeks....
20 August 2019
Amul Stays Out of NDDB’s Milk-fortification Programme
INDIA - The ambitious milk-fortification programme of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) is seen facing dissent on its home ground. ...
Experts Call for End to Overuse of Antibiotics in Livestock
AUSTRALIA - The country's experts are calling for cutting down the amounts of antibiotics being given to animals in an attempt to help address antibiotic resistance in humans....
Korea to Export More Beef to HK
SOUTH KOREA - The Hanwoo Board plans to build a stronger distributor network and boost sales of premium Korean beef, called hanwoo, in Hong Kong, which was the biggest importer in 2018, the quasi-government body said Tuesday....
Ag Minister to Join Beef Talks; Income Crisis Must be Addressed, Says IFA
IRELAND - At the conclusion of day two of the beef talks, IFA President Joe Healy said that Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has agreed to get involved directly in the talks with a view to resolving the outstanding issues, especially around the 30-month...
UK Sausage Week Awards on Hunt for Best Scottish Banger
SCOTLAND, UK - The hunt for the best Scottish banger is on at this year’s UK Sausage Week Awards, taking place from the 28th of October to the 3rd of November....
National Livestock Movement Bans May Prove Economically Damaging
UK - New research from the University of Warwick has pioneered an economic perspective on controlling livestock diseases. Focusing on Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), bovine TB (bTB) and bluetongue virus (BTV), the researchers draw striking conclusions about...
19 August 2019
CME: Bearish News for Cattle Market
US - Slaughter and feeder cattle prices have been under steep pressure this week, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Beef Imports from Australia Grow Rapidly, Aided by Preferential Lower Tariffs
CHINA - China has substantially increased beef imports from Australia in the first seven months of 2019, reaching the yearly imports quota under the free trade agreement between the two countries four months earlier than expected....
Govt Announces Compensation for Supply-Managed Dairy Producers
CANADA - On Friday, Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau visited a dairy farm in Compton, where she announced that the federal government will make available $1.75 billion over eight years to Canada’s nearly 11,000 dairy farmers. ...
Improving Bio-Security at the farm level, challenges faced in China that have a global impact – information is power.
Join us at the first-ever Animal and Food Safety Alliance Conference at EuroTier China 2019 from 19 - 21 September in Qingdao....
16 August 2019
CME: CPI for All Meat Items Up in July
US - The Department of Labor reported on Tuesday that consumer price inflation was perking up in July after being close to unchanged in June, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Tay Ninh to Get Safe Dairy Cow Breeding Area
VIETNAM - The Department of Animal Health, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk) and the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on Wednesday agreed to...
IFA Encourages Farmers to Apply for New €100m BEAM Scheme
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has strongly encouraged all eligible beef and suckler farmers to apply for the new €100m BEAM scheme (Beef Exceptional Aid Measure)....
Meat with Integrity Radio Ads Set to Reach Over 1.8m Consumers
SCOTLAND, UK - Over 1.8 million Scottish consumers are set to hear the Scottish red meat industry’s positive sustainability and animal welfare credentials in a new radio campaign launched next week by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
15 August 2019
Dairy NZ Wants GHG Emissions Decided Farm by Farm
NEW ZEALAND - Combating greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture must be decided farm by farm by farm, not imposed centrally via the Emissions Trading Scheme, according to DairyNZ....
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