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04 December 2020
Farmers urged to carefully consider which parasitic treatments they use on cattle this winter
The Control of Worms Sustainably (COWS) group is urging farmers to consider the risk of anthelmintic resistance when treating cattle with pour-on parasitic treatments. ...
New UK farming policy includes key provisions for animal welfare and disease
The UK Government's new farming policy includes key investments in improving animal health and welfare, and a special focus on tackling endemic diseases in cattle and pigs. ...
UK organic farming lobby fears being side-lined in new sustainable agriculture policy
The largest certifier of UK organic land shines a light on the overlooked areas of the UK's newly-unveiled sustainable farming policy....
03 December 2020
New Zealand’s goal of a carbon-neutral government faces an uphill battle
New Zealand’s goal to have a carbon-neutral public sector by 2025 can only happen if it is backed by additional funding and bold policies instead of relying on carbon offset schemes....
UK Government considers ending live animal exports for slaughter
Environment Secretary George Eustice unveils plans to end excessively long journeys for animals exported for slaughter and fattening....
CME update: cattle futures make further gains on strong cash trade
US live cattle futures gained on 2 December, finding support in a firming cash cattle market as traders weighed consumer demand prospects....
China requires imported cold-chain food to undergo nucleic acid test before sale
China’s Administration for Market Regulation now requires imported cold-chain food products to undergo a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 before any products can be sold in China....
How is EU meat demand holding up?
Retail demand for meat has surged since the coronavirus pandemic disrupted out-of-home consumption early this year, writes Bethan Wilkins, red meat senior analyst with AHDB. ...
US NFU welcomes Justice for Black Farmers Act
The National Farmers Union says that the newly introduced Justice for Black Farmers Act is an "important step" towards racial equity in the United States. ...
02 December 2020
New study outlines the link between Brazilian beef exports and deforestation
Researchers have outlined the link between Brazil's beef industry and deforestation by examining slaughterhouse export licenses, customs records, and slaughterhouse cattle origins for more than 3,000 companies who handl Brazil’s beef trade....
New Zealand promises a carbon neutral government by 2025, but exempts agriculture
New Zealand states that its public sector will become carbon neutral by 2025 as it declares a climate emergency....
Canada’s House of Commons debates farm trespassing bill
Canadian MP John Barlow has introduced a bill aimed at curbing trespassing on farm property, saying that it will better ensure biosecurity and food security....
CME update: live cattle futures strengthen alongside beef demand
US live cattle futures rose on 1 December, supported by strengthening US consumer demand and high wholesale beef prices....
RAU lecture stresses that next decade is key for biodiversity, climate change and humanity
The role that food, farming and forestry must play in meeting the challenges of climate disruption, nature depletion and human health was explored in an enlightening discussion at the Royal Agricultural University’s (RAU) annual Bledisloe Lecture....
01 December 2020
Argentina’s agriculture export industry workers go on strike
Two major unions representing Argentina’s agro-export industry have launched an indefinite strike, escalating a stand-off that has been simmering for months....
CME update: cattle futures slip as exports weaken
US live cattle futures lost ground on 30 November as traders weighed weak beef exports against increasing beef production and climbing boxed beef prices....
Canada adds over $600 million to key agriculture sectors
The Government of Canada has earmarked additional investments in its supply-managed dairy, poultry and egg industries. ...
Coronavirus continues to roil UK meat supply chain
The COVID-19 pandemic can still disrupt abattoirs at short notice, illustrating the continued influence the disease has on the red meat supply chain. ...
30 November 2020
China reports completing protocols for Phase One trade deal with US
The Global Times reports that China has completed the farm product quarantine protocols agreed under the bilateral Phase One trade deal....
CME update: live cattle futures lose ground as exports appear weak
US live cattle futures trimmed on 27 November on profit-taking during a shortened holiday-trading day....
Saudi Arabia suspends Turkish meat imports
The Turkish exporters’ union confirms that Saudi Arabia has formally suspended imports of meat, eggs and other products from Turkey earlier in November....
UK NFU cautiously welcomes new agricultural transition policy
Though the new UK policy embraces many industry-led initiatives around sustainability, NFU President Minette Batters notes that the proposed payments system is short on details and could leave livestock farmers at a significant loss. ...
UK Government unveils sustainable farming policy
The new policy changes will be implemented over seven years and promises to create a fairer farming system for the UK. ...
UK vets grow wary as Brexit transition looms
A new report from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) says that the UK veterinary profession is facing a triple threat from COVID-19, Brexit and exotic disease....
29 November 2020
UK inches closer to Brexit trade deal with EU, but says that it will not get there at any cost
The UK Finance Minister said that Britain and the European Union can agree to a trade deal and that one is taking shape – but London will not sign up to an accord at any cost....
28 November 2020
Researchers warn that emissions from industry, agriculture and forests endanger Paris climate goals
A new report suggests that multiple sectors in the global economy – from steel to soybeans – are slow to clean up their act to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius....
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. ...
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