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20 January 2021
View news from Brazil Marfrig partners with Embrapa to launch carbon neutral meat line
Marfrig and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) announced the launch of the Viva brand, a new meat line with sustainability attributes....
18 January 2021
View news from Global New labor, farm management skills needed amid COVID-19 pandemic
One of the outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic has been for many individuals and businesses to reassess “business as usual” attitudes and actions. ...
15 January 2021
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: US beef exports to EU feel pandemic pain
USDA revises export figures for 2021 and the EU increases its US beef import quota. ...
14 January 2021
View news from United States CoBank Quarterly: Probable Boost in Fiscal Spending Lifts Grain and Livestock Outlook
The coronavirus still dominates the economy and continues to impact rural industries, but with vaccines rolling out, the virus will slowly loosen its grip in 2021. ...
11 January 2021
View news from New Zealand Fonterra, Nestlé, DairyNZ team up to expand plantain trial for dairy diets to reduce GHG emissions
Incorporating certain varieties of plantain into a cow’s diet has been shown to reduce the nitrogen concentration in their urine, which can leach through soil into groundwater....
08 January 2021
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: exports up year on year and JBS is in the crosshairs over labour practices
JBS and other meat processors in Brazil are facing allegations of sourcing cattle from farms that use slave labour and US beef exports remain steady despite pandemic pressures. ...
06 January 2021
View news from Australia Australian export update – Japan and South Korea stand out
November was another challenging month for Australian red meat exports, with tight supply of livestock impacting exports, particularly beef and mutton....
04 January 2021
View news from Canada Food Price Report: Families to Pay $695 More for Food in 2021
Meat and vegetables are behind the expected overall 3% to 5% increase in food prices in 2021, according to the annual Canada’s Food Price Report....
View news from United States Cow-calf producers should watch for signs indicating trichomoniasis
Cattle producers need to be aware that non-pregnant cows going through the breeding season and those that abort might potentially be infected with the reproductive disease trichomoniasis, Oklahoma State University Extension experts said....
01 January 2021
View news from Global Jim Wyckoff's weekly global protein digest
Jim Wyckoff shares his weekly outlook for the global protein market, including news about US Milk prices, bird flu in South Korea, protein supply in China and Brexit highlights. ...
31 December 2020
View news from Singapore A closer look at Singapore’s protein imports
On the 10 December, the UK signed a free trade agreement with Singapore which maintains UK access to that market after the UK leaves the EU....
28 December 2020
View news from United States Mailbox Milk Prices Expected to Normalize in 2021 Following Year of Extreme Volatility
The pandemic in 2020 caused unprecedented market volatility in dairy prices, leading to lower milk checks for dairy producers and breaking the relationship between monthly mailbox milk prices and Class III milk prices. ...
25 December 2020
View news from Global Weekly global protein digest
US beef net sales of 6,000 MT reported for 2020 were down 40 percent from the previous week, but up noticeably from the prior 4-week average. ...
24 December 2020
View news from United States Producers should follow recommended veterinary practices for dehorning cattle
Producers with horned cattle should develop and implement a dehorning plan that improves efficiency and animal well-being, Oklahoma State University experts said....
23 December 2020
View news from Global Rabobank Q4 2020: Changed Beef Consumption Following Covid-19 Create Opportunities
The global Covid-19 pandemic and African swine fever (ASF) have changed beef consumption patterns through 2020. ...
21 December 2020
View news from Global Rabobank: Global Dairy Q4 2020 - Tepid Supply Growth Awaits a Booster Shot for Demand
As a challenging 2020 ends, more optimistic projections set the tone for 2021....
18 December 2020
15 December 2020
View news from Ireland Bord Bia works with top chefs to support independent butchers with launch of grass-fed Christmas Feasts Campaign
Top chefs from across the UK have collaborated with Bord Bia (The Irish Food Board) to help support the nation’s independent butchers and inspire consumers to try new grass-fed Irish beef cuts and cuisines this festive season....
14 December 2020
View news from United States Biden USDA Secretary choice will face little opposition in US Senate
President-Elect Joe Biden’s choice for US Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, will face limited to no opposition when the Senate eventually votes on him. Vilsack won unanimous approval the last time he led USDA under former President Barack Obama....
11 December 2020
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: USMCA gets its first test and China bans more Australian beef
US beef exports continue their steep decline and the USDA issues its assessment of SE Asia's diary prospects....
09 December 2020
View news from Global Why food loss and waste are among our biggest sustainability challenges, and how we can create change
It is estimated that to feed the world’s population in 2050, we will need to produce 56% more calories than we do today. However, at the same time we need to reduce our reliance on the world’s natural resources, reduce carbon emissions and habitat...
07 December 2020
View news from Global Global ag trade remains fairly steady, but uncertain through pandemic
Between a global pandemic and politically turbulent climate, livestock industries have eagerly looked toward international policies and trade. ...
04 December 2020
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: Canada revamps ag policy and US exports lag
Jim Wyckoff's latest analysis looks into changes in Canada's farm policy and how the US-China relationship could change under the incoming Biden administration. ...
03 December 2020
View news from European Union 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. ...
30 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom Rearing Dairy Heifers: You can't manage what you don't measure
A better understanding of the implications of calfhood morbidity may help dairy producers reach rearing targets and reduce milk production costs, writes Lucy Ross, a third year PhD student at the University of Nottingham....
27 November 2020
View news from Global 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. ...
25 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom TB insights help breed healthier African cattle
Resistance to bovine tuberculosis (bTB) ̶ a disease that spreads from cattle to infect an estimated 70,000 people each year in Africa ̶ could be controlled genetically through selective breeding, a study suggests....
23 November 2020
View news from United States Beef cattle nutrients enter new seasonal concerns
Nutritional requirements for beef cattle require a slight shift between seasons, Oklahoma State University Extension specialists said....
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