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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. ...
Feed Potatoes Get Timely Boost
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed the decision by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to lift the ban on feeding crop treated with maleic hydrazide (MH) to livestock....
Union Welcomes Early Loan Scheme Announcement Amid Ongoing Brexit Uncertainty
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed the early announcement that the National Basic Payment Support Scheme (NBPSS) will operate again this year, providing vital financial support for Scottish farmers and crofters at a time of great uncertainty....
25 July 2019
80k Cattle Vaccinated in Matabeleland South
ZIMBABWE - The Veterinary Department in Matabeleland South Province has vaccinated about 80,000 cattle in the province against anthrax which is usually recorded when there is a drought....
Suckler Cow Cut Proposal Based on Flawed Logic, IFA Says
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has described proposals in the recently published Climate Advisory Council (CAC) report to significantly reduce the national suckler herd, as being based on the flawed logic of looking at emissions from food production...
Keeping Livestock in Yard just Just Might Help Your Baby's Immune System
US - Getting up close - and a little dirty - with farm animals just might help us fend off illness, say researchers who've further demonstrated the benefits of early exposure to a wide variety of environmental bacteria....
Meat With Integrity Campaign Creatives Unveiled
SCOTLAND, UK - The creatives which are being used in a new campaign to raise the profile of the Scottish red meat industry’s positive sustainability and animal welfare credentials, were unveiled at a media launch in Perthshire yesterday (24 July)....
24 July 2019
CME: Overall Decline in Beef Inventories
US - The combined inventory of beef, pork, chicken and turkey in cold storage at the end of June was estimated at 2.392 billion pounds, 2.8 percent lower than a year ago but still 4.7 percent higher than last year, reports Steiner Consulting Group,...
IFA Reacts to Ag Minister's Launch of Renewed TB Strategy
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell said IFA National Council have strongly rejected proposals by the TB forum to increase TB controls and costs on farms while refusing to address the shortcomings in the current compensation schemes....
Feed Crisis Worries Cattle Farmers Ahead of Eid
BANGLADESH - Cattle farmers in flood-affected northern districts fear incurring huge losses from sale during upcoming Eid-ul-Azha....
Focus Must Turn to Securing Best Possible Brexit Deal
SCOTLAND, UK - Following the announcement of Boris Johnson as the new Prime Minister, NFU Scotland has called on all parties to focus on the urgent matter in hand of securing the best possible outcome in the interests of Scottish agriculture in what will...
Novel Powdered Milk Method Yields Better Frothing Agent
US - A novel method of processing - using high-pressure jets to spray milk and then quickly drying the spray - yields skim milk powders with enhanced properties and functionality, according to Penn State researchers, who say the discovery may lead to...
Scottish Rugby Players Eat Lean Ahead of World Tournament
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scotland rugby team enjoyed tucking into some delicious Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork in Inverness recently after working up an appetite following a national team building event....
23 July 2019
CME: Proportion of Heifers in Feedlots Continue to Rise
US - Two cattle reports were released on Friday by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), monthly "Cattle on Feed" and the mid-year "Cattle inventory". Both were in-line with expectations (for pre-report estimates see this Daily...
Farming Unions: Measures Needed to Address Current Beef Price Crisis
UK - The Presidents of the four UK farming unions met at the 100th Royal Welsh Show at Llanelwedd, in Wales, to call for urgent and collaborative action across the whole supply chain to support farmers affected by the ongoing beef price crisis....
Livestock Producers Receive Tax Relief for 2019
CANADA - The Government of Canada yesterday released an initial list of designated regions in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec where livestock tax deferral has been authorized for 2019 due to extreme weather conditions....
M. bovis Levy Added to Long List of Costs for Dairy Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - A levy on milk solids to pay for the Mycoplasma bovis response is another cost in a long list that farmers are having to endure, an industry leader says....
Understanding Drivers of Shift to Sustainable Diets
GLOBAL - One of the 21st century's greatest challenges is to develop diets that are both sustainable for the planet and good for our bodies. An IIASA-led study explored the major drivers of widespread shifts to sustainable diets using a newly developed...
22 July 2019
Dairy Consumption Declining Among Iranians, Report Shows
IRAN - The low rate of dairy consumption in Iran has always been one of the main concerns of the health ministry during recent years. However, the rate has decreased more after cutting the government subsidy on milk, which has led to an increase in milk...
Fodder Crisis Hits Cattle Rearing in Flood-affected District
BANGLADESH - Cattle rearing in flood-affected areas of Lalmonirhat is severely affected for lack of green fodder due to rising floodwaters in Teesta and Dharla rivers for the last one week....
Research: High Prices of Healthy Foods Contribute to Malnutrition Worldwide
GLOBAL - Poor diets are the now the leading risk factor for the global burden of disease, accounting for one-fifth of all deaths worldwide. While the causes of poor diets are complex, new research finds the affordability of more nutritious foods is an...
IFA National Council Unanimous on Need for Changes to BEAM Scheme
IRELAND - The IFA National Council, made up of representatives from all sectors and counties, has unanimously reiterated its support for IFA’s six principles that all prime cattle should be included in the BEAM Scheme....
19 July 2019
CME: Drought Monitor Shows Few Trouble Spots Across US
US - While crop conditions remain a concern, one of the key figures in the crop progress for cattle producers is pasture and range conditions, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
NIFA, ERS Relocation Detrimental to Researchers, Family Farmers, and Consumers
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) relocation of two major research agencies is "misguided" and "detrimental to family farmers and ranchers and rural communities", according to the nation’s oldest general farm organisation....
IFA Calls for Urgent Measures to Address EU Brexit Beef Crisis
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the EU Commission must act now on the EU Brexit beef crisis, stop substandard beef imports into Europe and also make the €1bn available immediately for direct aid and market supports....
Levy Bodies' £2m Campaign Boosts Positive Messaging on Meat
UK - Millions more people across Great Britain are being exposed to positive messaging on meat as a result of a joint project from the levy bodies in England, Scotland and Wales, now entering its second year....
18 July 2019
CME: Feedlot Placements Expected to be Above a Year Ago in July COF Report
US - According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc., two major cattle reports will be released Friday, 19 July 2019, by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)....
Uganda to Issue 'Birth Certificates' for Cattle: Minister
UGANDA - The Ugandan government has announced plans to register all farmers and their cattle, including issuing "birth certificates" for the animals, so it can trace their products....
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