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27 November 2020
Weekly beef and dairy digest: meat prices remain firm and Spain's dairy sector poised to expand
Jim Wyckoff's latest analysis shows Spain making gains in the dairy market and meat prices remaining high. ...
EU launches its beef innovation network
New EU initiative seeks to connect European beef farmers and drive sustainability in the sector. ...
Bovine TB could be controlled by breeding for resistance
A new study suggests that resistance for diseases like TB is not necessarily linked to a specific breed of cattle. ...
China’s COVID-19 testing regime creates bottlenecks in meat trade
In a supermarket in downtown Beijing, refrigerator shelves normally filled with steak from around the world sit empty as tougher testing for the novel coronavirus creates supply bottlenecks and raises prices for importers....
26 November 2020
Beijing’s Xinfadi market suspends sales on fears of coronavirus transmission
Beijing’s Xinfadi market, which was linked to a COVID-19 outbreak in June, has suspended sales and storage of cold-chain goods and aquatic products....
CME update: live cattle futures climb as cash markets and beef demand become more optimistic
US live cattle futures rose on 25 November for a fourth straight session, climbing ahead of the US Thanksgiving holiday on 26 November....
Mole Valley Farmers warns of lower rumen function this winter
Low fibre grass silage, high starch maize and greater use of co-products in rations have pushed vets and nutritionists to issue a warning surrounding rumen function this winter....
UK NFU says that government Spending Review presents a mixed picture for farmers
NFU President Minette Batters has responded to the UK Chancellor's Spending Review, saying that farmers are left with funding gaps and scant details on new agricultural policy. ...
UK Government issues new advice on ear tags for livestock exporters
The UK has changed its policy regarding ear tags for livestock exports and movements from Great Britain to the EU and Northern Ireland from 1 January. ...
25 November 2020
China reports 22 new COVID-19 cases as officials flag frozen food link
China has recorded 22 new coronavirus infections on 23 November, up from 11 on 22 November as health officials from the city of Tianjin suggest that the cases were linked to frozen food imports....
CME update: cattle futures inch up alongside beef prices
Cattle futures closed higher on 24 November for a third straight session, lifted by surging wholesale beef prices and optimism surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine....
Canada's agri-food sector positions itself for COVID-19 recovery
Canada's Ministers of Agriculture from all levels of government prioritised pandemic recovery and long-term sustainability when making key decisions about the sector. ...
UK cattle industry releases updated reports on cattle health and welfare
The GB Cattle and UK Sheep Health and Welfare Groups (CHAWG and SHAWG) have launched their final biennial industry reports, highlighting areas of focus to drive forward improvements in the health and welfare of cattle and sheep....
New report from Australia's NFF sets agriculture up for a sustainable future
The input of more than 500 farmers and subject matter experts has contributed to a report released by the National Farmers’ Federation, which is a preliminary step towards transforming the relationship between agriculture and environmental management...
TB insights help breed healthier African cattle
Resistance to bovine tuberculosis (bTB) ̶ a disease that spreads from cattle to infect an estimated 70,000 people each year in Africa ̶ could be controlled genetically through selective breeding, a study suggests....
24 November 2020
India’s FMD vaccination efforts experience snags as cattle owners resist tagging their animals
India’s Punjab region started a major vaccination drive against food-and-mouth disease earlier this year, but the effort could stall as owners oppose ear tagging of cattle, fearing that this could increase their tax burden....
Australia’s PM says Chinese tensions are due to a misrepresentation of interests
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison believes that tension between Australia and China are being driven by incorrect assumptions shaped by a rivalry between China and the United States....
CME update: live cattle futures rise 2 percent on feedlot data and beef prices
US cattle futures closed higher on 23 November, bolstered by a supportive monthly cattle-on-feed report issued on 20 November....
World leaders pool efforts to fight the accelerating crisis of AMR
High-level global leaders group will advocate for urgent action to combat antimicrobial resistance across all sectors and ensure the availability of important medicines for the future....
BMPA urges UK government to prioritise meat plant workers as early recipients of COVID-19 vaccine
News of a new COVID-19 vaccine immediately raises the question of how best to allocate the first batches of doses when they become available....
23 November 2020
CME update: cattle futures rebound on technical, short-covering after a steep drop
US cattle futures rebounded on 20 November from steep losses in the 19 November session in an end-of-week short-covering and technical bounce....
Taiwan moves closer to trade deal with new US administration
Taiwan’s foreign minister voiced confidence on 21 November that the incoming Biden administration would support a long sought-after bilateral trade agreement....
Researchers identify link between community transmission of COVID-19 and livestock processing
A new article published by PNAS suggests that slaughterhouses across the United States acted as COVID-19 transmission vectors and accelerated the spread of the virus in the communities that surrounded them....
Pirbright's Annual Report highlights investments in disease research and innovation
The Pirbright Institute's Annual Report 2019-2020 showcases a year of scientific progress in viral disease research. ...
UK halves veterinary sales of antibiotics in five years
New data on antibiotic sales show that UK farmers and veterinarians have been working together to use antibiotics responsibly. ...
22 November 2020
Canada moves to reduce food waste with new initiative
Canada's Agriculture Minister has launched the first two streams of the Food Waste Reduction Challenge as part of the country's wider food policy. ...
21 November 2020
Emerging research shows that Australians care more about their food since the start of the pandemic
The research from the National Farmers Federation shows that almost one quarter of Australians say that COVID-19 has made them more conscious of where their food comes from. ...
20 November 2020
Weekly beef and dairy digest: COVID-19 impacts trade flows and the US rethinks its posture towards China
Jim Wyckoff's latest update tracks market changes in China and outlines the latest updates in the US dairy industry. ...
 
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