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21 November 2020
View news from Australia Emerging research shows that Australians care more about their food since the start of the pandemic
The research from the National Farmers Federation shows that almost one quarter of Australians say that COVID-19 has made them more conscious of where their food comes from. ...
20 November 2020
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: COVID-19 impacts trade flows and the US rethinks its posture towards China
Jim Wyckoff's latest update tracks market changes in China and outlines the latest updates in the US dairy industry. ...
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures tumble as surge in coronavirus sparks demand worries
US cattle futures plummeted on 19 November on worries about demand for beef as soaring COVID-19 infections across the country threatened more restaurant and food service closures and forced more Americans to shelter at home....
View news from United Kingdom UK farm vets work to establish a country-wide network of "Farm Vet Champions"
As part of the UK's farm animal antibiotics targets for 2024, vets propose creating a network to support farmers with herd health planning and disease prevention. ...
View news from Australia Australia celebrates National Agriculture Day
Australians turned out in huge numbers on 20 November to celebrate National Agriculture Day....
View news from United Kingdom Virtual tool launched by QMS to help farmers ‘Meat the Grade’
Livestock farmers will now have access to a free online tool which will help them to boost their bottom line by improving livestock selection and management for slaughter. ...
19 November 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures retreat as COVID-19 surge stokes demand worries
US cattle futures plunged on 18 November as rising COVID-19 infection rates sparked concerns about potential supply chain disruptions and reduced demand for beef as health restrictions shutter restaurants and discourage travel....
View news from United States Data shows that US farmers earn 11.9 cents for each Thanksgiving food dollar
Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, the US NFU says that higher grocery prices demonstrate the need for nutrition assistance for Americans and antitrust enforcement. ...
View news from United Kingdom On-farm carbon footprinting now available in UK
The UK's Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) will launch its first wave of on-farm carbon footprinting through its Farm Excellence network. ...
View news from United Kingdom British vets welcome ambitious new four-year antibiotic use targets
The British Veterinary Association has welcomed new sector-specific targets for responsible antibiotic use for the farm sector over the next four years....
View news from United States Chocolate milk: Sports drink of champions
It is the time of year when students are gearing up for the fall sports season. Whether playing football, volleyball or soccer, youth are practicing hard, sweating and burning many calories. ...
18 November 2020
View news from Poland Poland’s beef and dairy producers face difficult season
COVID-19 lockdowns and movement restrictions are placing increased pressure on Poland, the EU’s fourth-largest dairy producer....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures rise on firm cash market and higher beef prices
US live cattle futures rose for a second straight session on 17 November, lifted by higher cash beef prices and signs that cash cattle at feedlot auctions would trade at steady to higher prices this week....
View news from China China’s trade partners resist coronavirus food tests on imports
Major food-producing countries are growing increasingly irritated with China’s scrutiny of imported products and are calling on it to stop aggressive testing for the coronavirus....
View news from United States US Agricultural Alliance releases transformative climate policy recommendations
Agriculture and environmental groups find ways that farmers, ranchers, forest owners and food sector can deliver and benefit from climate solutions....
View news from United Kingdom AHDB explores the changing consumer dynamics in light of COVID-19
The economic ripple effect of COVID-19 led consumers to re-evaluate their buying behaviours – with price, value for money and buying local becoming more of a priority during lockdown....
17 November 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures bounce back as Wall Street rallies, but worries remain
US cattle futures ended mostly higher on 16 November on spill-over support from soaring equities markets....
View news from United States Tyson beats profit estimates and sees lower COVID-19 costs for 2021
Tyson Foods beat Wall Street’s estimates for its fourth-quarter profit on 16 November, but faces rising costs for animal feed and increasing uncertainty over labour as COVID-19 cases surge in the US....
View news from European Union Copa and Cogeca call for decisive EU action and policy solutions to stabilise agricultural markets
Copa and Cogeca Presidents underline the importance of EU action and strong Common Agricultural Policy to stabilise markets and assist farmers during uncertain times....
View news from United Kingdom England updates rules for seasonal farm workers
Seasonal workers arriving in England to carry out essential work on farms ahead of the Christmas season are now able to begin working as soon as they arrive in the country. ...
16 November 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures sag as COVID-19 spike threatens beef demand
US livestock futures slumped on 13 November as surging coronavirus cases raised expectations for lockdowns on commerce that will hurt demand for meat from restaurants, hotels and other venues....
View news from New Zealand New Zealand’s PM Ardern hits bac at Chinese claims of COVID-19 contamination on beef
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she is confident no meat products were exported from the country with COVID-19, seeming to contradict claims from Chinese authorities that they had detected coronavirus on frozen beef products from New Zealand....
View news from Global China detects traces of coronavirus on frozen meat and packaging from global exporters
The Chinese city of Jinan says that it has found coronavirus on beef and tripe and their packaging from Brazil, Bolivia and New Zealand, while two other provincial capitals detected traces of the virus on pork packaging from Argentina....
View news from China New COVID-19 controls in China could put frozen food importers on ice
Though the WHO and USDA say that the risk of catching COVID-19 from frozen food is low, China has repeatedly sounded alarms after detecting the virus on product packaging....
View news from Global Major meat companies need to address environmental negligence claims before it harms the bottom line
Consultancy firm GlobalData says that JBS, BRF and other meat manufacturers need to address environmental negligence claims before retailers cut ties altogether. ...
View news from United Kingdom Webinar from Ceva plans to explore bovine respiratory disease
Ceva promises to take delegates to "the next level of BRD diagnostics and treatment". ...
View news from United Kingdom Can AI help identify sick livestock?
New research project aims to use AI and "cutting edge" technology to reduce the environmental impact of farming. ...
View news from Netherlands Less energy for cows after leaving out the dry period is beneficial for fertility
Lowering the energy level in the ration at the beginning of lactation in cows that have not been dry improves fertility. ...
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