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08 December 2008
View news from Argentina Lowering the Peso to Raise Cattle Returns
ARGENTINA - Argentina’s industrial and beef sectors are demanding the government lower the value of the Argentine peso to improve exports and overcome the economic crisis....
05 December 2008
View news from Argentina Dairy Worker Dies in Strike
ARGENTINA - One man was dead an 10 others injured, during an attack made by protesters against dairy workers protesting in Rosario on Wednesday. ...
03 December 2008
View news from Argentina Land of Lush Patures Turns to Feedlots
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - Argentina's fame as a home for happy cows wandering the lush pastures of the Pampas is being challenged as an increasing number of cattle are being crowded into feedlots for the last months of their lives before being served...
28 November 2008
View news from Argentina Farmers Meet in Argentina
ARGENTINA - The members of the farm associations liaison committee, met with the vice president on Wednesday to analyze the situation in the farm sector. ...
07 November 2008
View news from Argentina Argentine Cow Clones May Help Boost Milk Output
ARGENTINA - Scientists in Arentina have been able to boost milk production by injecting cows with growth hormones derived from genetically modified clones....
06 October 2008
View news from Argentina Argentina Back on Strike
ARGENTINA - The farmers grain and cattle boycott of sales, began in earnest in Argentina on Friday morning, the FAA farmers association held roadside rallies, as part of the protest against the governments lack of response to their demands....
02 October 2008
View news from Argentina Argentina May Import Beef by 2012
ARGENTINA - According to a report from the Argentine Regional Consortia of Agriculture organisation, Argentina may be forced to import beef by 2012. ...
30 September 2008
View news from Argentina Argentina Considers Road Protest and Export Ban
ARGENTINA - The farmers who staged an epic four month ban on exports, from March to July of this year, may resume beef and grain sales boycotts, in an attempt to force President Kirchner to address their new demands. ...
19 September 2008
View news from Argentina Argentinian Beef with Political Intervention
ARGENTINA - Despite of an excellent beef producing climate, Argentinian beef may soon become a thing of the past, due to the continual hampering of political intervention and harmful rules....
15 September 2008
View news from Argentina Argentine Beef Plants Struggle With Permits
ARGENTINA - The Argentine beef plants are still having problems obtaining beef export permits from the Department of Agriculture, ONCCA. ...
29 August 2008
View news from Argentina Argentinian Ranching Heritage Dwindles
ARGENTINA - Analysts are alarmed that Argentinian breeding cows are being sold for slaughter in the country's largest market, fearing that the move might see Argentinian ranchers disappear one day soon....
21 July 2008
View news from Argentina Argentinean Slaughter Down But Cow Kills High
ARGENTINA - Argentinean beef production reached 1.2 million tonnes (carcase weight) between January and May this year, a 3.2 per cent fall compared with the same period in 2007 according to statistics from the Argentinean National Agricultural Trade Control...
21 April 2008
View news from Argentina Boost for Argentine Animal Health and Food Safety
ARGENTINA - The Argentine food safety authority, Senasa, is to receive US$300 million from the government and Inter-American Development Bank to strengthen its quality control processes....
04 April 2008
View news from Argentina Cattle Return to Argentine Market After Strike
ARGENTINA - Cattle entered Argentina's main livestock market after a two-week absence on Thursday, as ranchers ended a strike that had left butchers' counters bare in a country where steak is a staple, traders said. ...
18 February 2008
View news from Argentina Soy Displaces Cattle as Main Farm Activity in Argentina
ARGENTINA - Soy beans has become the main commodity of Argentina’s rich farmland displacing other traditional industries such as cattle breeding and dairy farming, according to studies and statistics from the country’s main breeders organization the...
21 January 2008
View news from Argentina Argentine Beef back on Menu as Economy Thrives
ARGENTINA - A few years ago, an economic crisis and soaring steak prices made beef a luxury for many Argentines. But beef is back on menus again, raising fears stagnant production will not be able to keep pace with demand, Reuters research reports. ...
11 January 2008
View news from Argentina Dairy Farmers Aggrieved in Argentinia
ARGENTINA - The latest series of Argentinian protests by agricultural associations have been led by Dairy farmers, despite the record high prices for farm products....
13 December 2007
View news from Argentina Argentina `Sacrifices' Cows Over Price Caps
ARGENTINA - Argentine farmers plan to "sacrifice" some dairy cows tomorrow to protest government price controls on milk in a challenge to newly elected President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. ...
09 October 2007
View news from Argentina Argentine Dairy Farms Tempted By Wheat and Soy
ARGENTINA - Farmers from Argentina’s dairy belt, one of the most productive in the world are considering converting into cereals and oil seeds given the low reference prices imposed by the Argentine government....
31 August 2007
View news from Argentina Tougher Cattle Threaten Argentine Beef Exports
BUENOS AIRES - Agricultural economics may be spoiling a good steak. ...
22 May 2007
View news from Argentina Argentina Drops To Seventh Place Among Global Beef Exporters
ARGENTINA - Argentina will drop from fourth to seventh place among world beef exporters this year, after having climbed in 2005 to the third position according to the latest information from the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries...
01 May 2007
View news from Argentina Argentine Ranchers End Cattle Sales on Price Controls
ARGENTINA - Argentine ranchers in the country's two biggest beef producing provinces are refusing to send cattle to market in a 15-day strike against President Nestor Kirchner's price controls....
30 April 2007
View news from Argentina Gov’t Not Giving Up On CARBAP
ARGENTINA - Agriculture Secretary Javier de Urquiza yesterday said that the Kirchner administration will continue efforts to reach agreements with one organization of beef producers who on Friday rejected a government proposal to keep prices at bay and...
18 April 2007
View news from Argentina Argentine Cow Clones To Produce Insulin In Milk
ARGENTINA - Argentine scientists said on Tuesday they had created four cloned and genetically modified calves capable of producing human insulin in their milk, a step they said could cut the cost of treating diabetes. ...
28 March 2007
View news from Argentina A Cooler Way to Feed the World
ARGENTINA - The growth in exports of agricultural and livestock products from the countries of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) trade bloc poses an environmental dilemma, as half their greenhouse gases are emitted in rural areas. ...
09 March 2007
View news from Argentina Argentina regains 'foot-and-mouth free' status
ARGENTINA - Argentina has this week recovered its status of being free from foot and mouth disease (F&M), following a successful vaccinatio program, according to the country’s Agro-food sanitary office, Senasa. ...
08 March 2007
View news from Argentina Argentina strides ahead in the elimination of FAM
ARGENTINA - Argentina recovered this week its status of free from foot and mouth disease, FAM, with vaccination according to the country’s Agro-food sanitary office, Senasa. Argentina suffered a limited FAM outbreak a year ago in the northern province...
01 March 2007
View news from Argentina Trade restrictions suppress Argentinean beef trade in 2006
ARGENTINA - Argentina’s beef exports were down by almost a third in 2006 compared with 2005, according to final figures released in the European Market Survey. Restrictions were applied by the Argentinean government in March 2006 which virtually suspended...
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