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05 August 2019
Dairy Group to Expand Cow Herd to 400k Heads
VIETNAM - Dairy maker TH Group aims to raise the number of cows under its closed breeding chain to 200,000....
Lack of Milk Powder Hits Dairy Factories
NEPAL - Dairy factories in the country are reducing their daily supply due to lack of milk powder in the market....
Dairy Firms to Stop Using Japanese Ingredients
SOUTH KOREA - Namyang Dairy, Maeil Dairies and Seoul Dairy Cooperative are working to stop using dairy products and other ingredients imported from Japan amid the deepening trade dispute between Seoul and Tokyo, according to industry officials Wednesday....
EU, US Sign Agreement on Imports of Hormone-free Beef
EU - On Saturday (3 August), the EU and the US, represented respectively by Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Ambassador to the United States and Jani Raappana, Deputy Head of Mission, for the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, and Robert Lighthizer,...
Scotch Produce Takes Centre Stage at Turriff Show
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s biggest two-day agricultural event, Turriff Show will for the first time feature its very own Food and Drink Pavilion complete with a cookery theatre sponsored by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
02 August 2019
CME: Toll Taken by Wet Weather, Muddy Conditions in Feedlots
US - Metrics on cattle feeding operations performance for June has been published by Kansas State University in recent days. The overriding theme continues to be the toll taken by wet weather and muddy conditions in feedlots during the winter and spring,...
Chinese Dairy Giant Acquires NZ's Westland
CHINA - China's Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Company Limited announced Thursday the completion of the transaction of the acquisition of Westland Co-operative Dairy Company Limited, New Zealand's second-largest dairy co-operative....
Dairy Company Sentenced for Effluent Discharge
NEW ZEALAND - On 11 July 2019, Greg Cowley Limited was sentenced in the District Court on one charge of discharging dairy farm effluent onto land in circumstances where it might enter water. The charge was brought by the Otago Regional Council (ORC)....
IFA Says Ag Minister's Appeal for Agri Sector to 'Make Sure You are Ready for Brexit' is Bizarre
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has described the appeal by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed to the Agri-Food sector to make sure it is ready for Brexit as "bizarre"....
01 August 2019
CME: Range, Pasture Conditions Best in Years at July-end
US - Range and pasture conditions as July comes to an end continue to be the best in many years, although normal seasonal deterioration is underway, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Biomin Commits to AMR Challenge to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance
Animal nutrition firm BIOMIN has announced efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the agriculture sector....
Agency Talks Spread of Anthrax Among Cattle in Azerbaijan
AZERBAIJAN - No cases of infection or death of cattle from anthrax have been recorded in Azerbaijan since 2005, spokesman for the Agency for Agrarian Services under Azerbaijan’s Agriculture Ministry Yolchu Khanvali told Trend....
Over 7k Smallholder Farmers Empowered in Dairy Programme
ZIMBABWE - More than 7,000 smallholder farmers have been capacitated to venture into low cost commercial dairy farming using their ordinary cattle breeds and are now supplying milk to markets in their districts....
Minister Allays Dairy Farmers' Fears
INDIA - Agriculture and dairy must be kept out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, currently being negotiated by the Indian government with 15 other countries, Indian farmers’ unions said in a memorandum submitted to the Minister of...
SA Resumes Beef Exports to China
CHINA - South Africa has resumed beef exports to China after the latter lifted a ban that was imposed after an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in January....
IFA Urges End to Beef Import Scandal; EU Beef Prices Being Damaged
EU - IFA’s National Council and Livestock Committee members yesterday held a protest at the EU Food & Veterinary Offices, in Grange, Co. Meath....
Summit Aims to Secure Profitable, Productive Scotch Beef Sector
SCOTLAND, UK - A summit organised by NFU Scotland in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, this week (Monday, 29 July) focused on securing a profitable and productive Scottish beef sector against the backdrop of some of the poorest prices in recent times. ...
31 July 2019
Slovak Dairy Manufacturer to Expand to Ukraine
SLOVAKIA - Ukrainian consumers will soon have the opportunity to buy Slovak cheese in their own shops....
Zimbabwe Receives $11m Boost for Beef, Dairy
ZIMBABWE - More than 7,000 smallholder beef and dairy farmers are benefiting from a US$11 million five-year USAID-funded programme which is targeting to boost milk yields and improve livelihoods....
Taco Bell to Reduce Antibiotics in Beef Supply
US - Taco bell is changing up its meat – the fast food chain says it plans to reduce the antibiotics in its beef....
Union Welcome for Wide Ranging Report into Future of Scottish Agriculture
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed the findings of a wide-ranging inquiry into the future of Scottish agriculture, published this morning (31 July). ...
30 July 2019
CME: Total Cattle Slaughter During W30 Higher Than Previous Week
US - Steer and heifer slaughter has been running above year ago since early June but lighter carcass weights and robust demand have managed to support overall wholesale beef values, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Morrisons Opens Up Beef Supply Chain to Help Farmers Transitioning to Arla UK 360 Standard
UK - In an industry first, Morrisons is to allow bull calves from its dairy suppliers participating in the Arla UK 360 programme into its beef supply chain....
IFA Calls for More Funding, Support for Beef Sector in Crisis
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy yesterday said that given the increasing threat of a no-deal Brexit, substantially more EU and Government funding and supports will be needed for the beef sector....
Study Updates Value of Red Meat Exports to Corn Growers, Provides More Details on Soybean Industry Impact
US - Beef and pork exports added 85 cents per bushel to the price of soybeans and 39 cents per bushel to the price of corn in 2018, according to the latest report by World Perspectives Inc. (WPI). Over the past three years, WPI has analysed the impact...
29 July 2019
USDA Releases Details for Market Facilitation Programme; NFU Urges Long-Term Solutions for Oversupply and Low Prices
US - Two months after announcing its intentions to provide a new package to assist family farmers and ranchers coping with trade damages, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week released finalised details about the timing and calculation of...
Beef Roadshow in Europe Promotes Quality, Versatility
EU - An ambitious project aimed at improving awareness of US beef in the European Union was successfully implemented this summer by USMEF, which partnered with distributors to conduct nine US Beef Roadshow events over the course of nine days in five different...
26 July 2019
Arla Foods Confirms Milk Price Hold for Seventh Consecutive Month
UK - Arla Foods amba board director and farmer owner, Arthur Fearnall, said that global production continues to fall with commodity markets remaining quiet, resulting in relatively stable prices across Europe. ...
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