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04 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK publishes new details of Basic Payment Scheme for farmers
The UK's Rural Payments Agency has published the new Basic Payment Scheme entitlement values and greening rates. ...
03 November 2020
View news from United States UK trade ministry reports that bilateral trade talks with the US are “on track”
Britain and the United States report that ongoing trade talks are heading towards a comprehensive agreement....
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures climb higher along with wholesale beef prices
US live cattle futures edged higher on 2 November as rising wholesale beef prices buoyed the market in light-volume trade....
View news from China Red meat and dairy showcased in China
Red meat and dairy products from the UK will take centre stage in China this month at one of Asia’s leading food and drink trade shows....
View news from United Kingdom Dairy farmers told to focus on integration, export growth and benchmarking
Productivity in the dairy industry is not about producing as much milk as possible it is about how well the sector can turn inputs into outputs, delegates at RABDF’s Virtual Business and Policy Conference were told....
View news from United Kingdom Welsh government sees key opportunity to protect farm animals
The RSPCA says that a post-Brexit subsidy scheme that incentivises improved animal welfare outcomes could help millions of farm animals in Wales. ...
02 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom The UK's refusal to prioritise fresh meat at ports puts industry at risk
The UK government has not prioritised the quick movement of fresh meat at shipping ports, putting the UK meat industry at risk of losing vital export orders. ...
View news from Australia China rejects Australia’s appeal to remove barley import tariff
China has rejected Australia’s petition to scrap a tariff on its barley exports, all but closing the door on a trade work nearly A$1.5 billion in 2018....
View news from United States CME update: live cattle edge higher
US live cattle futures closed higher on 30 October for a fourth straight session....
View news from European Union New research emphasises cost of liver fluke in beef cattle
New research highlights cost of liver fluke in beef cattle, with farmers urged to treat youngstock at housing....
View news from United Kingdom UK strengthens Trade and Agriculture Commission ahead of Brexit
The British Veterinary Association welcomes stronger legal remit for the Trade and Agriculture Commission....
View news from Global Covid-19's impact on the global protein markets
While 2020 has been a year of volatility and uncertainty, in its most recent report, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) offered a more positive outlook for 2021, projected 5 per cent global economic growth. ...
01 November 2020
View news from Australia Australian farmers fear encroachment of EU regulations as trade deal progresses
The National Farmers Federation is concerned that the Australian Government may accept EU regulations on farm goods as part of a future trade relationship. ...
31 October 2020
View news from United Kingdom Farm antibiotic sales continue to fall across Europe and United Kingdom
Sales of antibiotics for use in farm animals are trending downwards in the UK and multiple EU countries. ...
30 October 2020
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: US exports lag and EU production expected to rise
Jim Wyckoff's latest beef and dairy industry updates track the production outlook in Europe and slowing beef exports. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK's celebrity farmers urge MPs to safeguard farming standards ahead of Agriculture Bill vote
Some of the UK's best-known farmers are calling on MPs to support British food and farming standards ahead of the 4 November vote on the Agriculture Bill. ...
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures jump 3 percent as supplies tighten
US live cattle futures closed higher on 29 October on expectations that tight cattle supplies and rising demand for beef will buoy cash cattle markets....
View news from Argentina Argentine oilseed crushers and union to meet again as strike looms
Argentina’s oilseed crushers and exporting firms are scheduled to meet again with a key worker union in order to reach a deal over COVID-19 bonus payments and head off the threat of strike action in the world’s top supplier of processed soy....
View news from Global International experts propose taxing meat and livestock to help avert future pandemics
A team of international scientists urged policy makers to consider levying taxes on livestock production and meat consumption to reduce the risk of future deadly pandemics....
View news from United Kingdom Toxoplasma gondii study in the UK wins additional funding
Researchers at the UK's Moredun Institute hope to improve understanding of how the parasite operates in different hosts. ...
View news from United Kingdom "Milk Your Moments" campaign delivers for UK dairy sector
The UK's first national dairy TV campaign for 20 years helped drive an estimated 11.2 million litres of additional liquid milk sales during the Coronavirus pandemic earlier this year, as well as raising £100,000 for mental health charities....
29 October 2020
View news from Canada Canada begins consultations to improve living conditions for temporary foreign workers
The Canadian government is seeking feedback on mandatory employer-provided accommodation as it begins consultations on improving living conditions for foreign workers. ...
View news from China USDA stands by its latest estimate of China’s corn imports
The US Department of Agriculture is defending its forecast of China’s corn imports despite analysts noting the high sales price....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures advance as demand remains steady
US live cattle futures rose on 28 October as domestic demand remains steady....
View news from Namibia Namibia’s FMD outbreak spreads
Namibia’s recent foot and mouth disease outbreak has spread from its northern region....
View news from Argentina Argentine oilseed union says that more strike action is likely after offer from crushers deemed “insufficient”
The main union for Argentina’s oilseed crushing workers is hinting at further strike action acter a proposed coronavirus bonus payment fell short of expectations....
View news from United Kingdom Webinars explore the benefits of fodder beets as winter livestock feed
A New Zealand-based expert will take part in a series of webinars - aimed specifically at sheep, beef and dairy - on the use of fodder beet as a crop to feed livestock over the winter....
28 October 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK agri-tech start-up gains traction with US ranchers
Innovative animal tracking collar Herdsy has secured its first US deals forecast at £1.4 million over the next five years....
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