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30 September 2010
View news from Argentina WMC Report: Sustainability And Global Meat Exports
ARGENTINA - The challenge of meeting a growing global appetite for red meat in an environment that is increasingly aware of and sensitive to sustainability issues was addressed by Joel Haggard, senior vice president, Asia-Pacific for the US Meat Export...
View news from Argentina Argentina’s Exports Remain In Short Supply
ARGENTINA - Despite rising four per cent month-on-month in August to 14,795 tonnes swt Argentinean beef exports continue to track lower during the eight months to August, down 51 per cent to 116,474 tonnes swt compared with the same period in 2009....
29 September 2010
View news from Argentina WMC REPORT - Sustainable Production for Global Meat Industry
ARGENTINA - Global meat demand is expected to grow by between one and two per cent during the remainder of this decade, writes TheMeatSite senior editor Chris Harris from the World Meat Congress in Buenos Aires....
28 September 2010
View news from Argentina WMC REPORT - Call for Standardisation on Residue Tests
ARGENTINA - The Brazilian beef industry has called for the International Meat Secretariat to work together with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and World Health Organisation to set standard testing procedures to test for residues,...
View news from Argentina WMC REPORT - Rethink Needed on Hilton Quota
ARGENTINA - The Hilton Quota for exports of high quality beef to the European Union needs to be rethought and made more flexible....
View news from Argentina WMC REPORT - Call for Vigilance on Live Export Welfare
ARGENTINA - The beef and cattle industry around the world needs to be wary of a potential backlash from consumer and action groups over potential welfare issues in developing countries....
20 September 2010
View news from Argentina Argentinean Cattle Supply Not To Recover Yet
ARGENTINA - Despite soaring in early 2010 and experiencing a slight slowdown in recent months, Argentinean cattle prices are expected to resume rising again, reports Meat and Livestock Australia....
08 September 2010
View news from Argentina Argentina Sees Vast Potential for Agriculture
ARGENTINA - Jorge Correa, Head of Rabobank’s Representative Office in Buenos Aires, is happy to talk about the Food & Agri opportunities for Rabobank in Argentina. ...
View news from Argentina Argentine Meatpackers Suffer As Cattle Numbers Fall
ARGENTINA - A sharp reduction in the number of cattle roaming Argentina's Pampas plains is hitting the country's meatpackers, forcing some to cut workers' hours or close their doors for good....
01 September 2010
View news from Argentina JBS Forced to Sell Plants In Argentina
ARGENTINA - JBS, the world's top beef producer, has confirmed that it is looking to reduce beef production in Argentina....
25 August 2010
View news from Argentina Argentina’s Beef Consumption Falls
ARGENTINA - Beef consumption in Argentina has declined sharply over the past year, falling to 56.7kg/head - the result of much tighter beef supplies since December 2009 and soaring beef prices (up 164 per cent since October 2009)....
17 June 2010
View news from Argentina Argentina To Fall Short On HQB Exports
ARGENTINA - Argentina will not fulfil their 2009-10 “Hilton” High Quality Beef (HQB) quota, and is only expected to export around 18,000 tonnes swt to the EU out of their total 28,000 tonne quota, according to the Argentinean government....
11 June 2010
View news from Argentina Argentinean Beef Supplies Fade
AREGENTINA - Argentinean beef production continued to tighten during April, as finished cattle numbers became increasingly scarce. April production declined 12 per cent on the previous month and was 31 per cent down year-on-year, at 198,000 tonnes cwt...
10 May 2010
View news from Argentina Argentinean Meatpackers Negotiate Exports
ARGENTINA - The Argentinean Secretary for Domestic Trade continues to maintain tight restrictions on beef exports, at the same time as seeking agreements with the industry to increase domestic beef supply. Low supplies and high beef prices continue to...
21 April 2010
View news from Argentina Argentinean Government Releases Hilton HQB Quota
ARGENTINA - The Argentinean government has finally released the remaining 60 per cent of the “Hilton” high quality beef (HQB) quota - nine and a half months late, raising concerns as to whether the 2009-2010 quota will be fulfilled. ...
09 April 2010
View news from Argentina Argentina Halts Feedlot Support
ARGENTINA - The Argentinean government will cease granting subsidies to lotfeeders for the fattening of animals for the domestic market, according to a report from Meat and Livestock Australia....
25 March 2010
View news from Argentina Argentinean Beef Exports To Remain Banned
ARGENTINA - Argentinean beef exports will be held by customs until the first week of April, as stated by the Secretary for Internal Trade (SCI) during its weekly meeting with the local beef industry....
26 February 2010
View news from Argentina Argentinian Quality Beef Exports Slump
ARGENTINA - The beef industry is concerned that their 28,000 tonnes 'Hilton' High Quality Beef quota will not be filled in 2009-10, as a result of government delays in distributing the allocations among exporters....
18 February 2010
View news from Argentina Argentinean Beef Consumption To Drop
ARGENTINA - Argentinean beef consumption is estimated to drop to 50kg cwt per capita (from 70kg cwt in 2009) as a result of the estimated drop in beef production in 2010. Due to tightening supply, local beef prices increased 40 per cent between 13 January...
09 November 2009
View news from Argentina Double Beef Production Through Increased Weights
ARGENTINA - Despite the rise in cattle prices three weeks ago followed by the sharp down turn last week, cattle analysts are forecasting a strong rise in live cattle prices (already seen in cows) for 2010 and 2011, given the significant tightening in...
28 October 2009
View news from Argentina Argentinean Beef Production Set To Decline
ARGENTINA - Falls in domestic production and increases in demand are likely to lead to increases of imports....
04 September 2009
View news from Argentina Boycotts in Buenos Aires Set to End Tonight
ARGENTINA - Farmers in Buenos Aires launched an eight-day protest last Friday, against a rise in government export taxes and drought-aid law, which is due to end at midnight today (4 September). Farm leaders involved with the boycott have said, however...
02 September 2009
View news from Argentina Argentines to Eat Less Beef by 2011
ARGENTINA - Bloomberg reports that Argentines will have to cut down on red-meat consumption by almost a third in the next two years because of a looming cattle shortage, said Hugo Biolcati, head of the Argentine Rural Society....
18 August 2009
View news from Argentina Argentina: Drought and Death May Lead to Imports
ARGENTINA - Argentina, the biggest beef- consuming nation, may resort to imports for the first time within two years as a drought kills cattle and export controls prompt ranchers to quit the business....
12 August 2009
View news from Argentina Cattle Crisis Resumes in Argentina
ARGENTINA - Argentineans consume more beef than anyone else in the world, about 160 pounds per person annually, and more than twice as much as Americans. So this year, as local beef prices rise -- over 20 per cent so far in 2009 -- Argentina has been...
01 June 2009
View news from Argentina Beef Production to Fall Alongside Herds in Argentina
ARGENTINA - Argentina is among one of the world’s top beef producing countries, accounting for five per cent of global production and trade in 2008. ...
21 May 2009
View news from Argentina Drought Puts Pressure on Argentina's Beef Breeders
ARGENTINA - Argentinean cattle breeders are forecasting intense disinvesting this year, mainly the result of the severe drought affecting the central-east region of South America since last year and the current financial difficulties facing the industry....
31 March 2009
View news from Argentina Argentinean Cattle Herd Declines
ARGENTINA - The national Argentine cattle herd has dropped from 55 million to 52 million in the last year, as many breeding cows have been slaughtered along with large numbers of dairy cows....
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