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26 October 2020
View news from China China’s purchases of US farm goods under the Phase 1 target
US trade representatives claim that China’s purchases of US farm goods is at 71 percent of the target agreed under Phase 1 deal....
View news from New Zealand New Zealand introduces new rules for live animal exports
New Zealand announces new requirements for the safe transport of livestock after a cattle ship capsized in the East China sea this summer, killing thousands of cows and most of the ship’s crew....
View news from Brazil Two Brazilian meat plants operated by BRF and Marfrig to restart sales to China
Beijing has authorised two Brazilian meat packing plants to resume sales to China after receiving bans over COVID-19 concerns earlier this year....
View news from Canada Canada marks FAO's 75th anniversary
The Government of Canada celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), highlighting the key role Canada played in its establishment. ...
View news from European Union EU farming unions push back at greenwashing criticisms
After the European Parliament adopted new proposals under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), environmental groups said that the policy was greenwashing climate commitments....
View news from Global Covid-19 creates perfect price forecasting storm
When Covid-19 first surfaced in early 2020, global protein markets were still responding to the pork shortages caused by African Swine Fever (ASF). ...
24 October 2020
View news from United States NFU's Beginning Farmer Institute welcomes new participants
14 new participants are taking part in the National Farmers Union Beginning Farmer Institute, a key pillar in the NFU's support for the next generation of American agriculture. ...
23 October 2020
View news from Brazil Brazil recognizes 6 states as free from FMD without vaccination
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (Mapa) published Normative Instruction No. 52, which recognizes the states of Acre, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul and Rondônia as free from foot-and-mouth disease. Regions of Amazonas and Mato Grosso were...
View news from Netherlands Dairy farms in The Netherlands will decrease by 33% by 2030
In the next ten years, the number of dairy farms in the Netherlands will decrease by 33%, from 16,000 in 2018 to approximately 10,600 in 2030. ...
View news from United States Ways to capture the marketing value on calves
When putting money in the stock market, there is nothing like the feeling of watching a return on investment grow....
View news from Global Weekly global protein digest
Read the latest updates on the global beef and dairy markets from livestock analyst Jim Wyckoff....
View news from United Kingdom UK dairy producer numbers down 4.7% on last year
The AHDB's most recent survey of major milk buyers indicates a drop in UK dairy producers of almost 5% while milk volume per farm goes up. ...
View news from United Kingdom Field Test to Help Dairy Farmers Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance
Indian dairy farmers will be able to trial a new portable testing kit that can help target antibiotics to treat cows and buffalo, and tackle the global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)....
22 October 2020
View news from European Union More can be done to reduce the negative impact of EU agriculture
A new study exploring the future of the agriculture sector in the European Union stresses that efficiency and replacing high climate impact inputs can reduce negative impacts. ...
View news from United Kingdom Free app shown to trim feed costs and boost profits
UK beef farmers could boost profits by £100 a head and collectively save £650m a year in feed costs by finishing more animals in-spec – and a free app can help them do it....
View news from Canada University of Calgary receives animal health research boost
The governments of Canada and Alberta are investing in farmer-led research and animal health diagnostics at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. ...
View news from United States CME update: US cattle futures retreat after modest gains
US live cattle futures eased on 21 October, retreating back toward seven-week lows hit on 19 October after a bargain buying fizzled as investors eyed plentiful cattle supplies....
21 October 2020
View news from European Union EU says that Britain has choices to make on Brexit amid trade impasse
Britain has sovereign choices to make on Brexit and they will determine its future access to the EU's internal market, the chairman of the bloc's leaders said on 21 October, stressing it was now up to London to break an impasse in trade negotiations....
View news from European Union EU countries adopt binding green farming schemes
European Union agriculture ministers agreed to set aside part of the bloc’s massive farming policy budget for programmes and initiatives that protect the environment....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures firm on bargain buying
US cattle contracts rebounded on 20 October as traders took advantage of lower prices....
View news from United Kingdom Digital innovation could help pandemic-proof the UK's dairy industry
Dairy farmers across the UK could benefit from a new project which aims to make the industry resilient to threats like COVID-19. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK extends its BVD Stamp it Out project
Defra has announced a six-month extension to the BVD Stamp it Out initiative in England due to COVID-19 delays. ...
View news from United States Researchers link cattle behavior to efficient beef production
Range cattle spend most of their time grazing, ruminating, resting and watering. Using collars fitted with GPS and accelerometers, technology similar to that found in a Fitbit that collects data on movement patterns, University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers...
20 October 2020
View news from European Union Farmers ask EU parliament to ban terms such as "veggie burger"
Restaurants and shops in the European Union could be barred from marketing products as "veggie burgers" or "vegan sausage" if farmers get their way in a debate this week in the European parliament....
View news from United States CME update: US cattle futures fall on technical selling
The US cattle market suffered from technical selling on 19 October, continuing its recent losing streak....
View news from United States US meat industry lobbies USDA for mandatory labelling of cell-based meat products
The Meat Institute and AMPS Innovation have sent a joint letter to the USDA expressing their concerns on labelling for cell-based and cultured meat and poultry products. ...
View news from United States Tyson Foods to provide 80,000 meals to combat food insecurity
A gift from Tyson Foods will provide 80,000 meals to people in the US state of Iowa who are food insecure through Beef Up Iowa programme....
View news from United Kingdom UK dairy labour survey to investigate national worker shortage
Dairy farm owners and managers are being encouraged to complete a survey to highlight the issues they have when recruiting labour following an announcement by Government last month (29 September) that access to foreign labour would be limited....
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