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15 September 2020
Beef exports impacted by reduced slaughter
It is remarkable to reflect on the myriad of circumstances that have faced Australia’s export industry over the past year. ...
14 September 2020
CME update: live cattle futures rise as shifts in pork market could mean increased consumption of beef
Traders report that increased sales of US pork to China could push up prices, spurring US consumers to buy more beef....
13 September 2020
New data shows EU agriculture sector weathering COVID-19 and Brexit
EU economic data shows slight increase in agri-food trade despite the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit challenges. ...
11 September 2020
New Zealand mulls changes to livestock exports by sea after ship capsizes
New Zealand has launched a review of its livestock exports by sea one week after a ship carrying nearly 6,000 cows and 43 crew members capsized off Japan....
CME update: live cattle futures close higher, bolstered by optimism in pork market
CME live cattle futures edged higher on 10 September, despite declining cash cattle and wholesale beef prices....
New study highlights the struggles facing Kenyan farmers
A new study from 60 Decibels, a tech-enabled impact measurement company, shows an economic crunch for Kenya's farmers....
Weekly protein digest: Australia rebuilds beef herd and Ukraine faces uphill battle
Read the latest global cattle industry updates from Jim Wyckoff. ...
10 September 2020
EU mulls strategy as Britain moves to break Brexit deal
The UK and European Union will hold emergency talks on 10 September over Prime Minister Johnson’s plan to renege on key aspects of the Brexit divorce agreement....
CME update: cattle futures close lower as cash trade falters
US live cattle futures sank on 9 September on a disappointing start to the cash cattle trade....
09 September 2020
China buys 664,000 tonnes of US soybeans, its biggest daily purchase in nearly 7 weeks
USDA data shows Chinese buyers booking 664,000 tonnes of soybeans, the largest daily total since 22 July, for deliver in the 2020/21 marketing year....
CME update: cattle futures rise as traders expect firmer cash prices
Live cattle futures closed higher on Tuesday 8 September as traders expected firmer cash values as supplies of market-ready cattle fall....
UK outlines its posture after Brexit
Britain will set out new details of its blueprint for life outside the European Union on 9 September when it publishes legislation that could potentially break international law....
UK NFU is urging politicians to protect British farming in post-Brexit trade deals
The NFU calls for political leaders to put their words into actions and give Parliament a say on how future trade deals impact British food and farming....
08 September 2020
British beef and pork makes a splash at two major events in China
Exporters will be flying the flag for UK pork and beef at two major events in China this month – marking the first international showcasing since the coronavirus outbreak....
07 September 2020
China’s meat imports for August fall, but remain higher than 2019
China imported 832,000 tonnes of meat in August, down almost 17 percent from July – but imports remain high as Beijing seeks to counteract a domestic shortfall in pork production....
Australia squares up to Chinese economic coercion
Australia is standing up to China – potentially starting a trend of smaller countries responding to the increasingly coercive Asian economic superpower....
CME update: cattle futures make modest gains as demand wanes
US live cattle futures rose on Friday 4 September, but traders remain uncertain about US demand for beef....
04 September 2020
UK moves closer to no-deal Brexit
The Times reports that the UK sees just a 30 to 40 percent chance of Brexit trade deal before the end of the transition period....
CME update: cattle futures weaken as demand uncertainty continues
US feeder cattle futures hit their lowest point in over a month on 3 September as traders mulled US demand for beef....
Weekly protein digest: fluid milk production shows wide regional variation
Read the latest global dairy industry and beef export updates from Jim Wyckoff....
Cattle marts will be “rocks” during Brexit uncertainty
With less than four months until the end of the Brexit transition period, and still no clarity on a future relationship, livestock marts say they will be "rocks" for UK farmers through the uncertainty....
03 September 2020
World food prices rise for a third month in a row
The FAO reports that the World Food Price Index rose for a third month in a row in August, as prices coarse grains, vegetable oils and sugar strengthened....
CME update: cattle futures sink to July lows as demand slackens
CME live cattle futures dropped to their lowest prices since July on 2 September as uncertainty about how much US demand will decline pressured prices....
Looming corn shortages in China put agriculture sector on edge
Skyrocketing corn prices in China are raising concerns over food security as food inflation reaches its highest level in a decade....
01 September 2020
CME update: cattle futures rebound, breaking their seven-session losing streak
US live cattle futures jumped on 31 August to snap an ongoing losing streak....
31 August 2020
Iowa’s crops suffer worst drought since 2013
Iowa, the biggest corn producer in the United States, is facing its most widespread drought since September 2013, compounding problems for farmers after devastating wind storm earlier in August....
AHDB Dairy explores export opportunities in the Middle East
A series of webinars in September from AHDB will explore the potential export opportunities for the UK's diary sector. ...
CME update: cattle futures extend losing streak
US live cattle futures fell for a seventh straight day on 28 August as traders waited for the seasonal slowing of demand after the Labour Day holiday....
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