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23 February 2020
Driving productivity at Grassland & Muck 2020
Making the most of forage is a priority for UK farmers. Whether grazed or ensiled quality grass is still the most economic source of feed, and when managed right will reduce production costs and minimise environmental impact....
22 February 2020
Sustainability front of mind at recent farmer event
Pickstock Telford has opened the gates to their development farm, Brongain, as they collaborate with Rea Valley Tractors to hold their livestock working demonstration day showcasing machinery capable of improving on-farm efficiencies....
21 February 2020
Namibia becomes the first African country to export red meat to the US
Following two decades of haggling over safety regulations and logistics, Namibia becomes the first African country to export red meat to the US after it sent 25 tonnes of beef to Philadelphia. ...
CME update - cattle contracts mixed
Chicago Mercantile Exchange shows live cattle futures as lower while feeder cattle contracts edged higher. ...
USDA announces innovation initiative to address climate change
NFU urges agency to take decisive action to address climate crisis. ...
20 February 2020
CME: estimated returns to cattle feeders drop in 2019
US - LMIC estimates average returns to cattle feeders for a typical operation in the Southern Plains feeding 750-pound steers. In 2019, estimated returns were $9.51 per steer, dropping 55.4 percent from 2018’s estimate which was $21.31, reports Steiner...
Hawaii announces new rules that protect farm animals transported by sea
After the deaths of 21 pregnant cows on a barge travelling from Oahu to Kauai, the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) formally commits to new welfare regulations. ...
Trump makes moves on new trade deal with India
US President Donald Trump says a bilateral trade deal between the US and India is coming, but it might be finalised after the November election. ...
Canada's House of Commons expected to approve USMCA by Easter
The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute is confident the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will be approved by the House of Commons by Easter....
19 February 2020
CME: Increase in 2019 Retail All-fresh Beef Demand Index
US - The Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC) calculates demand indexes for beef and pork, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Results are in on Alberta’s farmer-led research
The Provincial Government of Alberta spent January consulting with Alberta’s farmers about the role research plays in the agriculture sector. ...
NFU USA recommends improvements to maximise environment benefits of EQIP
As the USDA continues to implement the 2018 Farm Bill, the NFU urges the agency to strengthen the conservation programme to better support farmers. ...
UK enacts new visa policy, NFU reacts
UK Government announces changes to the Seasonal Workers Pilot scheme, recruiting 10,000 seasonal workers to boost the agriculture sector during the busies months. ...
18 February 2020
Despite steady consumption, uncertainty still defines the UK beef market.
Beef producers are still sceptical of beef market growth despite early signals of increasing prices....
US milk industry merger nears completion with a $425 million agreement
Dairy Farmers of America will acquire the assets of bankrupt milk processing firm Dean Foods if regulators get on board....
China grants tariff exemptions on nearly 700 US goods
In an effort to support purchases of US goods, the Chinese government will grant exemptions on 696 retaliatory tariffs, the most substantial tariff relief to be offered yet. ...
17 February 2020
CME: US Import Cattle Numbers for 2019
US - Over the years, the North American beef industry has become increasingly integrated and US feedlots and slaughter plants rely on Canadian and Mexican cattle for part of their supply, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Holstein steers that get hormone implants perform as well as implanted beef cows
US - Holstein steers that get hormone implants grow faster than those that do not receive the implants, and they get as big as beef cattle breeds, according to Penn State researchers, who say that's good news for dairy farmers struggling to keep their...
Regenerative farming – how farmers can make the transition
In this podcast, ffinlo Costain explores how farmers can embrace regenerative agriculture to ensure long-term productivity, profitability and ecosystem biodiversity....
New study suggests that cows fed on spent grain release less methane
Emerging research from Belgium indicates that cows fed spent grains produced while brewing beer produce 13 percent less methane....
South African Farm Minister lifts livestock auction ban
South Africa has lifted a two-month ban on livestock auctions for cattle, sheep and other species following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in 2019....
14 February 2020
CME: Mexican Domestic Beef Consumption Remains Fairly Stable
US - The Mexico office of the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service issued an update last week on the Mexican livestock industry and we thought this is a good time to offer our readers a primer of this important market for the US meat industry, writes Steiner...
Magnesium boost could reduce slow calving risk
Farmers are being advised to increase the level of magnesium in minerals given to suckler cows before calving after new research found they absorb less than previously thought....
Brazil moves FMD vaccination campaign forward to March
Brazil’s Secretary of Agriculture announces that the state government for Rio Grande do Sul will move the foot-and-mouth vaccine campaign forward from May to the first half of March....
UK National Farmers Union welcomes new Defra secretary
New Defra Secretary of State urged to seize the opportunities for British farming. ...
Farm gate: on farming, mental health, and mental illness
Farm Gate host ffinlo Costain speaks with Graham Morgan MBE about farming, mental health, and mental illness....
13 February 2020
CME: Per Capita Beef Consumption Expected to Decline
US - USDA issued its monthly update of supply/demand projections for 2020. If you were looking at this latest report for a hint of the details in the US-China phase 1 deal, then you will probably be disappointed, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
IFA Urges Farmers to be Particularly Vigilant During Spring Calving
IRELAND - With spring calving now underway on many Irish farms, IFA National Farm Family Chairperson, Caroline Farrell has urged farmers to be particularly vigilant to ensure their own safety....
 
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