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29 May 2020
Trouw Nutrition launches €10,000 HealthyLife Grant for sustainable dairy farming
Trouw Nutrition unveils its €10,000 grant to celebrate sustainable dairy professionals who are passionate about improving herd resilience and lifetime productivity. ...
28 May 2020
China suspends Irish beef imports after BSE case
China has suspended beef imports from Ireland after a case of Atypical BSE was identified....
New Zealand’s Synlait slashes dairy price forecast amid COVID-19 uncertainty
Synlait Milk cut its milk price forecast for the current season on 28 May as global commodity prices dip....
JBS plant in rural Brazil ordered close amid COVID-19 outbreak
A labour court in Brazil’s Rondônia state ordered a JBS beef plant to close until all employees were tested for COVID-19....
CME update: cattle futures buoyed by economic optimism and discount to cash prices
US cattle futures rose for a second day in a row on 27 May as easing COVID-19 restrictions across the US boosted optimism about the general outlook for the economy and beef demand....
#FeedTheNation campaign showcases the best in British farming
The #FeedTheNation social campaign showcases the tireless work of UK farmers who are keeping the nation fed amid the coronavirus crisis....
27 May 2020
Smaller meat processors face backlogs as coronavirus continues to shutter large slaughterhouses
Small meat processors across the US and Canada report months-long bottlenecks as farmers search for abattoirs to process backlogged livestock....
Regenerative agriculture platform will launch at virtual conference
Peterson Control Union Group is set to release its new regenerative agriculture platform at the 2 June Innovation Forum....
RADBF webinar gives practical farm health and safety advice
Dairy farmers are being encouraged to tune into a practical 30-min health and safety Webinar after data reveals the chances of being involved in an accident on a farm is far higher than construction....
Thailand mulls membership in Asia-Pacific trade pact
Thailand’s cabinet has agreed to set up a committee to consider whether the country should seek membership in an Asia-Pacific trade agreement after widespread opposition in April....
It’s official: Brazil’s JBS, Marfrig and Minerva will export beef to Thailand
JBS SA, Marfrig Global Foods, Minerva Foods and two other Brazilian meat packers have won approval to export beef to Thailand....
CME update: cattle futures rally along with the stock market
US cattle futures rose alongside the rising stock market as the economy slowly reopens....
26 May 2020
New webinar on controlled environment feed production
HydroGreen, a subsidiary of CubicFarm Systems will host a webinar on 27 May exploring how controlled environment feed production can enhance sustainable dairy farming. ...
Canada issues update on COVID-19 assistance available to farmers
Minister Bibeau clarifies the financial supports available to Canada's farmers after CEBA expansion. ...
Brazil greenlights beef exports to Thailand
Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry reports that Thailand has agreed to accept Brazilian beef imports....
Workers at Marfrig beef plant test positive for coronavirus
Brazilian meatpacker Marfrig said 25 employees at its unit in Várzea Grande, Brazil tested positive for COVID-19....
25 May 2020
Irish farmers sound the alarm over no-deal Brexit
Irish Farmers Association president tells delegation that Brexit still poses a massive threat to Irish farming....
New app reduces weigh time at the crush
Breedr and Tru-Test integration reduces weigh-time to less than 20 seconds and enables smarter decisions live at the crush....
Home cooking rekindles love of meat and dairy during lockdown
Consumers have returned to comforting food staples they know and love, including meat and dairy, during the Covid-19 crisis as they cook more home meals....
USDA greenlights $1 billion in loan guarantees for farmers
The USDA is making $1 billion in loan guarantees available to rural business and farmers to meet their working capital needs as the health crisis continues. ...
CME update: live and feeder cattle futures slip upon release of cold storage data
US live and feeder cattle futures closed lower on 22 May ahead of the USDA Cattle on Feed report and after lacklustre cold storage data was released....
24 May 2020
BSAS unveils finalists for its prestigious 2020 Industry Prize
The British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) is delighted to reveal the five finalists of its 2020 Industry Prize....
23 May 2020
New Iowa State web hub lets users track COVID-19’s economic impacts in the US
Tracking COVID-19’s economic impacts, especially in the state of Iowa, is now possible thanks to resources on a new web hub....
22 May 2020
RABDF submits evidence in last ditch attempt to save foreign dairy workers
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) has submitted evidence to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) after they launched a six-week call for evidence last week (13 May) on skills shortages in the UK....
US reports progress with China in phase 1 trade deal, but tensions remain
US officials report positive developments in trade with Beijing despite souring relations due to COVID-19....
USDA reports tightened meat inventories
US meat inventories have contracted after COVID-19 outbreaks shuttered slaughterhouses – USDA....
UK government releases nine steps to safeguard dairy technicians as they return to work
The Government has issued new guidelines for farm workers as COVID-19 restrictions begin easing to make sure workplaces are as safe as possible....
Marfrig and Minerva plants in Brazil remain open despite coronavirus cases
Brazilian meat producers Marfrig Global Foods and Minerva SA have recorded COVID-19 cases among workers in cattle processing plants in mid-May, but the sites are still operational....
 
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