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02 October 2020
View news from Global MSD launches single dose vials for calf pneumonia vaccine
MSD Animal Health has made Bovilis Intranasal RSP, its early life intranasal calf pneumonia vaccine, available in single dose vials to give users greater flexibility in vaccinating individual animals. ...
View news from United Kingdom Convenience remains the top priority for UK shoppers
Market research shows that speed and ease of cooking drive the shopping choices for UK consumers, with 75 percent of households purchasing "value added" meat products last year. ...
01 October 2020
View news from Ireland Bord Bia launches world’s first scientifically supported Grass Fed Standard for Beef
Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, has launched a Grass Fed Standard for Beef, the world’s first on a national scale, that allows it to track and verify the percentage of grass consumed in the diet of Irish beef herds....
View news from Brazil China temporarily suspends beef imports from Minerva plant in Brazil
China has temporarily suspended imports from a beef planted owned by Minerva SA for one week....
View news from Argentina Argentina’s beef exports to China remain at pre-pandemic levels
Argentina is expected to export about 870,000 tonnes of beef to China in 2020, matching 2019’s export numbers....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures falter as grain prices skyrocket
US live cattle futures slipped on 30 September and feeder prices dipped as prices for grain used as animal feed soared....
View news from United Kingdom UK cattle show increased gutworm infection but low liver fluke exposure
New parasite tracker from Boehringer highlights high gutworm but low liver fluke exposure in cattle this grazing season. ...
View news from United States Pandemic revealed structural weaknesses in the US farm and food system
In the NFU's testimony to Congress, President Rob Larew told a house committee that COVID-19-related disruptions exposed underlying weaknesses and structural challenges for US farmers and the food system....
View news from United States US Senate passes CR to avert government shutdown
A Continuing Resolution passed by the US Senate has averted a government shutdown and will provide much-needed support for farmers and food insecure Americans. ...
30 September 2020
View news from Taiwan Trump administration eyes trade deal with Taiwan
A group of Republican lawmakers is calling on the Trump administration to open trade talks with Taiwan in a bid to thwart economic and national security threats from China....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures climb as demand strengthens
US live cattle futures rose on 29 September as traders noted signs of strong beef demand and expectations of firm cash cattle trading this week....
View news from United States Major meatpackers refuse to pay worker benefits for COVID-19 infections and deaths
An in-depth analysis from Reuters outlines the experiences of meat plant workers who were infected with the novel coronavirus while on the job and how major meat are denying sickness and death compensation claims....
View news from United Kingdom UK government opts to exclude foreign dairy workers from SOL
A last-ditch attempt to include dairy workers on the UK's Shortage Occupation List (SOL) has been rejected, sparking fears of worker shortages in the industry. ...
View news from United Kingdom Milkmen expand their business during UK lockdown
New AHDB analysis shows that UK consumers turned to doorstep delivery of milk during lockdown, bolstering milk delivery businesses. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK meat industry well positioned to break into the Middle Eastern market
Middle Eastern markets present a huge opportunity for the UK's red meat exports with the region importing nearly 90 percent of its locally consumed beef and lamb. ...
View news from Uganda Cold chains help mitigate the COVID-19 food crisis: lessons from Uganda
COVID-19 has disrupted food supply chains around the world, doubling the number of people at risk of acute food shortages and insecurity. However, certain supply chain characteristics - including the use of cold storage - can help mitigate this and future...
29 September 2020
View news from United Kingdom AHDB data shows UK shoppers restricting purchases due to COVID-19
Price is on the rise as a key purchase driver as new AHDB research reveals a third of UK consumers have seen a change in household employment status in the wake of COVID-19....
View news from United Kingdom UK's meat export market at risk as government delays securing Third Country status
The United Kingdom must be formally listed as a Third Country by the EU in order to continue selling meat and other food products in that market, says BMPA...
View news from Australia Industrial action at Australian port strains agriculture sector
The recovery of Australia's farm sector has been thrown in jeopardy as crucial port reduces capacity as part of ongoing industrial action. ...
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures inch up as cash markets look more optimistic
US live cattle futures closed higher on 28 September, reversing their low opening as strong packer margins raised expectations for higher cash cattle trade for this week....
View news from Canada Agriculture at the heart of Alberta's economic recovery
Record crop yields and strengthened cattle prices are leading Alberta’s economic recovery after a difficult start to 2020 due to COVID-19 and low energy prices....
28 September 2020
View news from China Beijing urges frozen food importers to shun countries with severe COVID-19 outbreaks
Beijing has called on importers to shun frozen food from countries contending with ongoing coronavirus outbreaks....
View news from New Zealand Synlait Milk forecasts higher earnings despite drop in annual profit
New Zealand’s Synlait Milk reported a 9 percent drop in annual profit on 28 September, but forecasts strong underlying core earnings for 2021 based on its core infant and lactoferrin business....
View news from New Zealand New Zealand’s a2 Milk projects weaker revenue for end of 2020
New Zealand’s a2 Milk Company Ltd forecast lower first-half revenue on 28 September as lockdown measures in Australia’s Victoria state hurt its informal Chinese sales channel more than expected....
View news from Canada Canadian government revamps youth agriculture education
The federal government of Canada and the provincial government of Manitoba are supporting additional educational and outreach resources for Agriculture in the Classroom, a key initiative that teaches young Canadians about farming. ...
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures weaken as cattle placements look stronger than expected
US cattle futures closed lower on 25 September, with the front-month live cattle contract falling from its highest level in more than a month on some end-of-week profit taking....
View news from United States USDA earmarks $1 million to study COVID-19 in US beef supply chain
The US Department of Agriculture is funding a $1 million research project to identify how the SARS-CoV-2 virus might be transmitted in the nation’s beef supply chain....
View news from Global McDonald’s supports sustainable grazing practices that can help reduce emissions
Farmers are known to say that if you take care of the land, it will take care of you....
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