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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....
27 March 2009
View news from Argentina OIE Confer on Animal Identification and Traceability
ARGENTINA - The OIE and its Members move forward on the global implementation of animal identification and product traceability “from the farm to the fork” at the close of the OIE International Conference on Animal Identification and Traceability...
26 March 2009
View news from Argentina Argentina Adopts Fixed Time AI Technology
ARGENTINA - South American cattle producers have embraced fixed-time artificial insemination (FTAI) technology enabling them to adopt cost-effective, large-scale artificial breeding programs achieving 50-55 per cent pregnancy rates....
24 February 2009
View news from Argentina Farmers Meet with Government Over Strike
ARGENTINA - Argentinean farmers have agreed to meet the government to dispute the current strike and boycott....
06 February 2009
View news from Argentina Argentina Changes FMD Vaccination Programme
ARGENTINA - The Argentine food safety and animal health authority, Senasa, is to change it foot and mouth disease vaccination plan for 2010....
29 January 2009
View news from Argentina Argentina Beefs up its Lotfeeding Industry
AUSTRALIA - The Argentinean government has announced an initiative to promote the growth of its feedlots and grainfed beef production for export....
19 January 2009
View news from Argentina Drought Decimates Argentinean Cattle Industry
ARGENTINA - Argentina's beef industry and wheat and corn production have been devastated by the country's most severe drought since 1961, which has also affected agriculture in neighboring Uruguay, Paraguay and southern Brazil....
15 January 2009
View news from Argentina Argentinean Empire Sold on to Russia
ARGENTINA - William Hayes, a former Devon slaughterman who built up a beef empire in Argentina, has just sold his company to a Russian firm of meat traders "for a considerable sum of money"....
05 January 2009
View news from Argentina Cow Crime Crackdown: DNA Guides the Way
ARGENTINA - Cattle rustlers in Argentina may face a new threat to their illicit trade by proposals to use genetic tests to aid police investigations....
30 December 2008
View news from Argentina 12 Million Cattle Now in Feed-Lots
ARGENTINA - The government of Argentina is financing the building of five major feedlots, each with a capacity of 40,000 head. These yards are tailored for dairy bull calves to take them on for young steer beef....
11 December 2008
View news from Argentina Bright Future for Argentine Beef Exports
ARGENTINA - Beef exports from Argentina should be in the region of 500,000 tons for 2009, the volume however will depend, on the government policies in regard to exports....
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