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11 May 2020
CME update: cattle futures prices rise as Trump administration investigates beef market
US live cattle futures rose on 8 May along with cash prices as the US government probed the beef market....
08 May 2020
North American cattle market contracts sharply, leaving retailers at a loose end
As COVID-19 shutters slaughterhouses and processing plants, cattle are left on-farm, leaving retailers hungry for beef....
07 May 2020
President Trump urges Justice Department to investigate meat price disparities
President Trump said on 6 May that he had asked the Justice Department to look into allegations that the meat packing industry broke antitrust law due to price disparities in meat markets....
06 May 2020
CME update: cattle futures slide after three days of gains
US cattle futures closed lower on Tuesday in a profit-taking setback after three sessions of gains....
05 May 2020
Tyson Foods warns that coronavirus will restrict US meat supply despite Trump order
The COVID-19 crisis will continue to idle US meat plants and restrict production, Tyson Foods Inc says, signalling additional disruptions to the US food supply after President Trump ordered plants to stay open....
Costco limits beef purchases amid fears of supply shortages
Costco Wholesale Corp announces limits on the number of beef, pork and poultry products customers can buy....
04 May 2020
COVID-19 cases confirmed in three Irish meat processing plants
Ireland’s agriculture minister reports six infection clusters at plants....
US retailer Kroger limits ground beef and pork purchases in some stores
On 1 May, supermarket chain Kroger Co put purchase limits on ground beef and fresh pork at some of its stores in response to growing fears over meat shortages....
CME update: US cattle futures rise as wholesale meat prices strengthen
US live cattle futures closed higher on Friday after hitting a three-week high, bolstered by stable cash cattle values and climbing wholesale beef prices as labour shortages slow the speed of slaughter....
01 May 2020
Breedr - a virtual meat supply network - gains support of producers, processors and NFU
A virtual value-chain for livestock production that ensures quality and supply has been developed by Breedr and has the support of the National Farmers Union, major livestock producers, processors and leading supermarkets....
Nine meat processing plants in Brazil contend with coronavirus outbreaks
Health officials in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil’s southernmost state, report that coronavirus has spread to nine local meat processing plants....
COVID-19 cases surge in reopened JBS plant; causing worker death
Confirmed coronavirus cases have more than doubled at a JBS beef facility in Colorado in “a number of days,” say union officials....
30 April 2020
Tyson idles operations at beef facility in Dakota City, US
Tyson foods is temporarily pausing processing at a beef facility in Dakota City, Nebraska until 4 May to complete a deep cleaning amid the COVID-19 pandemic....
CME update: US livestock futures mostly lower, with cattle being mixed
As meat processing woes persist, US live cattle futures were mixed as traders wrestled with the implications of a presidential order for US meat packing plants to remain open....
AWI puts JBS and Smithfield in the crosshairs
As reports of coronavirus outbreaks at the US's biggest meat processors continue, new analysis of government documents by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) finds that JBS USA and Smithfield foods have sub-standard animal welfare records. ...
Minerva sees increased US demand for beef amid COVID-19 closures
Brazil's Minerva SA, the largest beef exporter in South America, aims to increase foreign sales amid supply woes in large beef producing nations like the United States. ...
29 April 2020
President Trump signs executive order to keep meat processing plants open during COVID-19
On 28 April, President Trump ordered meat processing plants to stay open to protect the US food supply despite concerns of coronavirus outbreaks....
28 April 2020
JBS USA announces temporary closure of Green Bay beef facility
US - Over the weekend, JBS USA announced the temporary closure of its Green Bay, Wisconsin, beef production facility. ...
Arla Foods amba confirms May milk price
UK - The Arla on-account prices for conventional and organic milk will decrease by 1 eurocent for May 2020. ...
The UK's TB response during coronavirus
The Ulster Farmers' Union union has responded to members'queries during COVID-19. ...
27 April 2020
Tyson Foods to temporarily halt production at major beef facility
US - Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., the beef and pork subsidiary of Tyson Foods, Inc., will temporarily halt production at its Pasco, Washington, beef facility while team members undergo testing. Health officials in Walla Walla, Benton, and Franklin Counties...
IFA says EU Commission package completely inadequate, particularly for beef
EU - IFA President Tim Cullinan said the package announced last week by EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski will not be nearly enough to support agriculture, particularly beef farmers, through the current crisis....
Pelwatte pledges preventive protocols while milk processing
SRI LANKA - Pelwatte Dairy Industries - Sri Lanka’s leading local dairy processing company - has taken all the necessary steps to ensure the best practices for health and prevention protocols are followed during the dairy processing....
Namibia's first batch of beef reaches US
NAMIBIA - Namibia's first beef consignment sent to the US around 20 February of this year has finally reached its destination....
USDA and APHIS to help manage supplies at meat processors amid coronavirus
USDA and APHIS will establish a coordination centre to assist livestock producers affected by processing plant closures. ...
New health and safety guidance for US meatpackers
The US Labour Department has issued new guidelines for US meatpacking and meat processing plants that have experienced COVID-19 infections....
24 April 2020
Shocking that some retailers fail to stock British beef during Great British Beef Week
UK - It is inexcusable to see some of the country’s biggest retailers failing to honour their commitment to sourcing British beef, especially at a time when British prime cuts are in plentiful supply and in desperate need of a market, the NFU said yesterday....
Beef prices continue to give cause for concern
SCOTLAND, UK - Market disruption caused by Covid-19 continues to see farmgate prices for prime Scotch beef languish at an unsustainable level. ...
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