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25 September 2019
Oldest University in Portugal Bans Beef
The University of Coimbra, Portugal's oldest university, will stop serving beef after 792 years in operation in a bid to become carbon-neutral by 2030....
Texas A&M University Working to Revitalize Beef Herd
Texas A&M University is revitalizing its beef herd and Beef Research Center through a recent initiative with the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA)....
23 September 2019
Marcus Oldham College and Dairy Australia Launch Dairy Farm Business Management Skills Program
Marcus Oldham College and Dairy Australia have launched a new learning program to support the development of business management capabilities in Australian dairy farming....
21 September 2019
FoodBytes! Chicago 2019 Winners Showcase Upcycling Dairy Waste, Sustainable Salmon & Cactus-Based Foods
Sustainable food and agriculture entrepreneurs showcased solutions to improve the way we grow food and feed the world at FoodBytes! Chicago, a live pitch competition and business mentorship platform presented by Rabobank, the world’s largest food and...
18 September 2019
NFU Presidents Demand Meeting with Farming Minister Over Beef Crisis
UK - NFU and NFU Cymru have asked Farming Minister George Eustice for an urgent meeting to discuss the worsening crisis in the UK beef market....
Lithuanian Farmers Sell Off Cows to Poland, Saying Dairy Farming Unsustainable
LITHUANIA - Low milk prices are pushing small and medium-sized farms to sell off their cows, mostly to Poland. Over the last year, one in eight milk farmers have closed the business. Some also struggle to source enough feed for the animals after a prolonged...
Co-ops Have Questions to Answer Questions on Milk Price Drops
IRELAND - Speaking at the National Ploughing Championships, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan challenged co-ops to address farmers’ questions as to why are milk prices falling, and why have they fallen so much behind European levels....
17 September 2019
CME: Retail Pork, Beef Prices Decline Slightly in August
US - On Friday, the US Census Bureau released their advance survey of monthly retail and foodservice sales for August, it showed solid year-over-year growth rates, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
NDDB Set to Launch Phase-II of National Dairy Plan
INDIA - As the phase-1 of the ambitious National Dairy Plan (NDP-1) comes to an end this November, the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) has initiated talks with the World Bank and the government departments concerned to go ahead with the second...
IFA Advises Farmers to Apply for BEAM as Minister Extends Deadline
IRELAND - IFA Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has welcomed the extension of the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) scheme deadline to 5pm on Friday. He said IFA requested this extension from Minister Creed last week....
16 September 2019
US Agrees to Expand Low-tariff Quota for Japanese Beef Imports: Sources
JAPAN - The United States has agreed to increase its low-tariff quota for Japanese beef in bilateral trade negotiations, sources close to the matter have said....
Fiji Continues to Lose Cattle to TB: Industry Official
FIJI - Despite an increase in milk production in Fiji, a senior industry official says cattle continue to be lost to tuberculosis (TB)....
Amul Plans Smaller Dairy Pack Sizes for Price-conscious Rural Market
INDIA - Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), the producer of Amul brand dairy products, is planning to penetrate rural India with smaller pack sizes of pasteurized milk derivatives. The decision coincides with the organisation's expansion...
Search Continues for AgriScot Sheep, Beef Farm of the Year
SCOTLAND, UK - With only one month to go until nominations close for the AgriScot Sheep and Beef Farm of the Year awards, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched two new videos to encourage farmers to get behind the award....
Farmer Unity Important in Achieving Outcome in Beef Talks
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said that after a difficult weekend of negotiations, a realistic and deliverable agreement has been reached, and will be recommended by all organisations....
IFA: As Beef Talks Resume, Time for Posturing, Grandstanding to Stop
IRELAND - Last week, IFA President Joe Healy welcomed the recommencement of beef talks which took place on Saturday morning. He said it was time to stop the grandstanding and the posturing, and to get down to real talks....
13 September 2019
CME: Feeder Cattle Auction Results Witness Lower Price Trends in W37
US - Feeder cattle auction results for this week witnessed lower price trends, based on Oklahoma City trade early in the week, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Live Shipment of Aussie Cattle Halted Over Alleged Ear Tag Tampering
AUSTRALIA - Australian officials have halted a proposed shipment of 5,000 cattle over allegations that ear tags had been tampered with to circumvent China’s strict import protocols....
Robot Feeds Southland Dairy Cows
NEW ZEALAND - The use of robotics in the dairy industry has taken a step forward, with the launch of the first robotic feed pusher in New Zealand to also refresh and remix feed....
Beef Consumers in Jinja Worried by Condition of Abattoir
UGANDA - Residents in Jinja Town are concerned over the state of Jinja main abattoir where cattle, sheep and goats are slaughtered and distributed to various butchers....
Co-ops Must Not Let Glanbia Set August Milk Price, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said the 1c/l cut by Glanbia for August milk to a total payout of 27.04c/l + VAT, the second in as many months, is a major blow to the cash flow and confidence of its suppliers....
12 September 2019
Company Wins Grant to Further Develop Antibiotics for Livestock Breeding
GEORGIA - Georgian biotech company BioChimPharm has won a grant from the Georgian Innovation and Technology Agency for its innovative veterinary antimicrobial product – PowerPhage. ...
Arla Scales Up Commitment to Develop Sustainable Dairy Sector in Nigeria
NIGERIA - In a new public-private partnership in Nigeria, farmer-owned Arla Foods is committing to further development of a long-term sustainable dairy industry and local dairy sector in Nigeria by helping 1,000 small scale farmers create better livelihoods...
USMEF Arranges Meeting Between Montana Senator, Chinese Retailers
CHINA - USMEF facilitated a roundtable meeting between US Sen. Steve Daines (R-Montana) and representatives from China’s imported beef distribution and retail sector during the legislator’s recent visit to Beijing....
IFA Urges Ag Minister to Get Tough with Factories
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said it is time for the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to tell the meat barons to stop posturing and come forward with proposals to resolve the current impasse in the beef sector....
11 September 2019
IFA: Trade Role for EU Commissioner Vital in Context of Brexit Threat
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the appointment of Phil Hogan as EU Trade Commissioner comes at a critical time for the farming and food sectors in Ireland....
Dairy Producers to Leverage on Govt Initiatives
ZIMBABWE - The Zimbabwe Association of Dairy Farmers (ZADF) says the sector will leverage on the recent policy measures exempting dairies from paying duty in foreign currency for certain selected inputs to boost productivity as well as enhance its contribution...
Uruguay to Export Dairy Products to China
URUGUAY - Uruguay will export 4,000 tons of dairy products to China under a trade agreement signed here, which was announced yesterday by the Foreign Ministry....
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