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TheBeefSite Newsletter - 06 July 2016

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Wednesday 6th July 2016.
Alice Mitchell - TheBeefSite Editor

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Global Beef Markets Face Volatility

Global beef prices ticked up in quarter one of 2016 after declining for much of 2015, according to the Rabobank Global Beef Quarterly Q2 2016.

However, the global beef index shows signs of dropping again as softening prices in the US and Canada battle strengthening prices in Australia and Brazil, the report said.

“Volatility is a key theme across most markets at the moment," said Angus Gidley-Baird, Senior Animal Protein Analyst at Rabobank.

“A range of factors are creating a degree of uncertainty, including the economy and exchange rates influencing Brazil, seasonal conditions impacting Australia, the economy impacting China, and market volatility impacting the US.” – Click here to read more about regional beef markets.

Meanwhile in the UK, a new report on the prime cattle market highlighted the importance of meeting processor requirements to get the best returns on cattle.

“This is particularly pertinent in a falling market, where delivering the right kind of animals will minimise any loss of value,” said Stephen Howarth, market specialist manager for AHDB Market Intelligence.

“As specifications have tightened and penalties for missing target ranges increased, it appears that some producers have not responded to these market signals, contributing to the reduction in the value of the GB prime cattle market over the period.” – Read more.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

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Company News

MSD Animal Health Announces 2016 Gustav Rosenberger Memorial Fund Scholarship Winner
UK - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the USA and Canada) is proud to support the award of the Gustav Rosenberger Memorial Fund Scholarship to Dr. Guilherme Rizzoto, a veterinarian from Brazil, at The World Buiatrics Congress in Dublin, Ireland, on July 3, 2016.
Market Reports

AHDB Cattle and Sheep Weekly - 4 July 2016

Global Beef Industry News

   United States

CME: Analysts Discuss Trends in Foodservice, Retail
Cattle Market Study Shows Importance of Meeting Processor Requirements
Cattle Outlook: US Packer Margins Squeezed
CME: How Dollar Movements After Brexit Vote Affect US Meat Trade
How Will Brexit Affect US Agriculture?


Irish Farmers Concerned Over German Post-Brexit CAP Reduction Ideas

   Russian Federation

Putin Signs Extension for Russian Food Import Ban


Brazilian Inspectors Visit US to Expedite Beef Trade


Global Food Prices Expected to Remain Flat in Coming Decade
Rabobank: Global Beef Markets Face Volatility

   European Union

Meat Storage, Transport Temperatures Can be More Flexible

   United Kingdom

UK to Promote Beef Exports to Premium Markets Following EU Exit Vote
'Three Years of Uncertainty' for Meat Trade Post-Brexit


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