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22 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom Updates on the UK's Rural Payments scheme
Latest figures on Rural Payments Agency shows record levels of payments across three schemes. 97 percent of farmers and land managers eligible for the Basic Payment Scheme received funding by 20 January, £109 million paid to customers under Countryside...
21 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom What’s the best way to improve the UK’s farm productivity?
Tim Mordan from the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs gives a policymaker’s perspective on how the UK can improve its farm productivity and safeguard the environment as it leaves the EU trading bloc....
20 January 2020
View news from United States CME: Beef Retail Prices Accelerate During November, December 2019
US - Beef retail prices accelerated in the last two months of 2019, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
18 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom New updates to parasite control guide
The Control of Worms Sustainably in cattle group (COWS) has released updated chapters of its technical guide to parasite control, at the Animal Health Distributors’ Association conference in Birmingham on 15 January....
17 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom Are we measuring ruminant methane emissions correctly?
Researchers at Oxford University have developed GWP*, a new climate metric that accurately measures the impact of methane emissions on global warming – recontextualising the debate surrounding ruminant methane emissions and climate change. ...
View news from United States 13 ag-tech innovators transforming livestock production
In the endeavour for better animal welfare and improved sustainability, new disruptive innovations are emerging to enable farmers to monitor the health of their herds in real-time, prevent disease outbreaks, and optimise nutrition....
View news from United Kingdom New Agriculture Bill to boost environment and food production
A future where farmers are properly supported to farm more innovatively and protect the environment is a step closer today following the introduction of the Agriculture Bill....
View news from United Kingdom Trade deals to dictate success of the UK's new Agriculture Bill
Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G), the largest certifier of UK organic land has reacted to the new Agriculture Bill introduced to Parliament....
16 January 2020
View news from United Kingdom QMS's Future Strategy Highlighted to MSPs
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland’s future strategy to further support, develop, promote and protect the Scottish red meat industry has been highlighted to MSPs....
View news from United States USMEF Emphasises Importance of China Following International Standards for Pork, Beef Trade
US - On 15 January, President Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed the US-China "Phase One" trade agreement. The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) has posted the agreement text and related fact sheets online....
View news from United States First Phase of US-China Trade Deal Finalised
US - In an effort to ease tensions between their two countries, President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He yesterday signed the first phase of a trade agreement. At the time of the signing, the deal’s text had not yet been published. ...
View news from United Kingdom Can the UK farming sector achieve net zero carbon emissions?
Achieving net zero carbon emissions on-farm was one of the hot topics debated at the Oxford Real Farming Conference on 8 January. Panellists from the House of Commons, Chatham House, NFU, Green Alliance UK and the Nature Friendly Farming Network debated...
15 January 2020
View news from United States NFU Says Livestock Competition Rule Unlikely to Provide Needed Protections to Farmers
US - More than two years after failing to finalise a set of rules to protect American family farmers and ranchers from anticompetitive and abusive business practices from the increasingly consolidated meatpacking and processing industries, the US Department...
14 January 2020
View news from United States CME: Estimates for 2020 Beef Production Revised Down Slightly
US - On 10 January 2020, USDA released a slew of reports and this DLR will highlight a few key points from select reports, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. ...
View news from Global Global Diets Converging, with Benefits and Problems
GLOBAL - Research carried out by the University of Kent has shown that diets are changing in complex ways worldwide. ...
View news from South Africa Dire Prediction for SA Beef Exports After FMD Outbreak
SOUTH AFRICA - SA could lose up to $140m (R2.02bn) in 2020 as countries in the region and elsewhere hold back on importing its beef due to a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak....
13 January 2020
View news from United States CME: Feeder Cattle Contract for August, September 2020 Translate to Nice Profit
US - Time to start planning: Heading into spring, summer grazing programmes should take note of the feeder cattle futures board, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Taiwan US Hopes for Progress on Pork, Beef Imports in Tsai 2nd Term
TAIWAN - James Moriarty, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), told reporters on 11 January that "the US hopes for progress" on US pork and beef imports to Taiwan during President Tsai Ing-wen’s second term in...
View news from Thailand Budget Allocated to Help Beef Cattle Farmers Increase Competitiveness
THAILAND - The Free Trade Agreement Fund has approved a budget of Bt161.79 million for the Department of Livestock Development to help beef cattle farmers increase their competitiveness and improve product quality to compete with overseas products, Rapheephat...
View news from United Kingdom Technical Efficiencies Made Over Past Decade Crucial to Long-term Financial Viability
UK - As we start a new decade, hindsight emphasises the challenges our industry will continue to face, according to the latest market commentary by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). ...
10 January 2020
View news from United States CME: November Beef Exports Down Compared to Year Ago
US - Monthly trade data for November was released by USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) on 8 January 2020, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Ireland IFA Says Race to Bottom Must Stop, Beef Prices Must Rise
IRELAND - Speaking at the Beef Taskforce meeting in Dublin yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy told the main retailers that the unsustainable discounting of top-quality beef was a race to the bottom that has to stop....
View news from United Kingdom NFU Responds to 'Apocalypse Cow' Documentary
UK - Last week, Channel 4 released a documentary called Apocalypse Cow: How Meat Killed the Planet wherein the channel refers to it as a "provocative documentary" and how "environmental campaigner George Monbiot argues the biggest problem driving us towards...
View news from United Kingdom Additional 'Meat the Market' Workshops Announced
SCOTLAND, UK - The next in the series of 'Meat the Market' workshops will be held at Scotbeef in Bridge of Allan at the start of next month....
View news from Germany Claw Disease Tyloma Primarily Genetic in Cows
GERMANY - Scientists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and Georg August University Göttingen have succeeded in proving that a claw disease in cows is primarily genetic. ...
09 January 2020
View news from United States CME: Evaporation of Large Beef Packer Margins in December
US - Large beef packer margins evaporated in December after recording highs earlier in 2019, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom Farm Gate Podcast: Practical Solutions for Climate and Food Security
Farm Gate, a new podcast, has launched focused on practical solutions for climate and food security. The topics are relevant for everyone who eats food, but particularly intended for farmers, food chain professionals and policy makers....
View news from United States November Beef Exports Trail 2018
US - November exports of US beef were below the previous year’s large totals, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the USMEF....
 
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