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24 April 2020
Tyson halts production at beef facility while workers undergo coronavirus testing
On 23 April, Tyson Foods Inc temporarily shuttered production at its beef facility in Pasco, Washington to test workers for COVID-19....
US union reports that more than 5,000 meat and food processing workers were exposed to coronavirus
The largest meatpacking union in the US says that more than 5,000 meat and food processing workers have been exposed or infected with the novel coronavirus....
23 April 2020
IFA calls for Government to release €24 million in unspent aid to bolster beef farmers
The shuttered food service and restaurant sectors across Europe have hobbled Irish beef exports....
CME update: live cattle futures falter due to processing slowdowns
US live cattle futures eased on 22 April as cash markets for the animals weaken due to closed processing plants, traders said....
22 April 2020
IFA campaign on beef price supports, direct income aid
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden said IFA is driving an intensive lobbying campaign with TDs and MEPs to get the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed and the EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski to take urgent action...
'Make It' campaign set to hit TV screens across Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - Three of Scotland’s finest ingredients, Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork, are set to hit TV screens across Scotland in the coming weeks as part of Quality Meat Scotland’s 'Make It' campaign. ...
CME update: cattle futures slip due to stock sell-offs
CME Group cattle futures were weaker on 21 April, facing pressure by a steep decline in equity markets....
21 April 2020
Market challenges continue amidst lockdown
UK - With lockdown restrictions in the UK set to continue for at least another three weeks as the coronavirus outbreak is tackled, the challenges of the red meat supply chain become a little more certain in the short-term, according to the latest market...
Alberta issues a response plan to protect workers in food processing plants
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the provincial and federal governments, beef industry and worker representatives have developed a plan to respond to confirmed cases of coronavirus in food processing plants....
Cargill temporarily idles beef plant in Alberta as workers test positive for coronavirus
After hundreds of workers are infected with COVID-19, Cargill idles its beef plant in High River, Alberta....
CME update: cattle contracts fell on technical selling
Cattle contracts ease as supplies are expected to tighten....
UK public encouraged to "support small cheesemakers" as pandemic threatens the future of Britain's specialist cheese industry
Britain's specialist cheesemakers and retailers have joined forces to urge the public to "support small cheesemakers" as the Coronavirus crisis threatens to wipe out the previously thriving industry....
20 April 2020
CME update: cattle futures mixed at the end of the week
US live and feeder cattle futures ended mixed on 17 April, with short term contracts pressured by coronavirus-related slowdowns at processing plants, while hopes of a reopening economy bolstered deferred contracts....
17 April 2020
BMPA urges changes to the UK Job Retention Scheme to keep meat processors at work
If the UK chancellor modifies the Job Retention Scheme to permit businesses in key industries like meat packing to “part furlough” staff for part of their working week, taxpayers and workers could reach a “win-win”....
CME update: cattle futures reach one-week high, rebounding from COVID-19 losses
US live and feeder cattle set one-week highs on 16 April as markets reverse coronavirus-related losses....
16 April 2020
CME update: cattle futures stabilise amid further meat plant shutdowns
US cattle futures recovered on 15 April as markets advanced from recent losses that traders believe dropped prices too far below the cash markets....
15 April 2020
Cargill reduces beef output at Alberta plant as COVID-19 spreads
Cargill Ltd has reduced production at one of Canada’s biggest beef-packing plants after dozens of workers tested positive for coronavirus....
CME update: cattle futures rise on hopes that US slaughterhouses will reopen
US cattle futures rose on 14 April reversing recent losses....
14 April 2020
North American meat plant workers fall in and walk off jobs due to COVID-19
In the recent “Focus – Elbow to elbow” analysis from Tom Polansek and Rod Nickel of Reuters, reporters find widespread walk outs among North American meat packers and processors as coronavirus erodes the workforce – putting the meat supply chain...
CME update: cattle futures sink further as COVID-19 closes more meat processors
US Livestock futures plunged on 13 April as worries of reduced meat processing capacity clouded the market....
13 April 2020
US pork processor shuts plant indefinitely, with beef plants likely to follow
Smithfield Foods says it will shut a US plant indefinitely due to a spike in COVID-19 cases and warned that the US was moving “perilously close to the edge” in supplies for grocers....
10 April 2020
CME update: cattle futures slip as market roils from coronavirus
US Livestock futures slid again on 9 April as market volatility due to coronavirus raised concerns of meat packing closures and surging beef stocks....
09 April 2020
USDA announces investigation into surging beef prices and flatlining cattle prices during pandemic
USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue will investigate why a sudden rise in beef prices due to coronavirus hoarding didn’t translate into higher cattle prices for farmers....
06 April 2020
Uruguay union halts production at Minerva and Marfrig plants
A labour union in Uruguay has stopped the slaughter of cattle in the Montevideo area until 8 April as part of negotiations over salaries and measures to protect workers from the ongoing pandemic....
Delving into “less and better” meat
When talking about sustainable meat, we often hear the phrase “less and better” as the guiding principle – but what does that mean in reality?...
03 April 2020
Brazilian meatpacker BRF on recruitment drive amid COVID-19 outbreak
BRF announces that it will hire an additional 2,000 workers in order to maintain production levels....
A closer look at how the coronavirus is affecting global food supplies
The COVID-19 pandemic has already disrupted the world’s food supplies and is causing labour shortages in the agriculture sector – how resilient is our food system?...
31 March 2020
JBS cuts production at US facility as precaution
JBS will reduce beef production for two weeks at a Pennsylvania plant after managers displayed flu-like symptoms. ...
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