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21 June 2021
Why do four large companies control the US beef and meat industry?
US lawmakers are seeking increased oversight of the beef sector as concerns about anticompetitive behavior increase after the pandemic and a cyberattack on a major meat company, JBS USA....
18 June 2021
Australian farmers welcome new UK-Australia trade agreement
Australia's National Farmers Federation (NFF) has hailed the UK-Australia trade agreement as a "new beginning"....
17 June 2021
How significant is the UK-Australia deal for UK agriculture?
The latest analysis from the AHDB's David Swales delves into the implications for food standards and farm animal welfare in the recently-agreed trade pact between the United Kingdom and Australia....
16 June 2021
UK NFU hopes that UK-Australia FTA will include safeguards for agriculture sector
The National Farmers Union has issued a statement after Australia and the United Kingdom agreed in principle to a free trade pact on 15 June....
CQUniversity's beef research continues global reach with historic Indonesian partnership
CQUniversity’s world renowned beef research will continue its global expansion thanks to a historic $10 million (AUD) partnership signed with the Indonesian government in January....
15 June 2021
Australia touts “great win” in UK’s first post-Brexit trade deal
Britain and Australia have agreed a trade deal after talks between their prime ministers ironed out outstanding issues, Australian Minister for Trade Dan Tehan said on Tuesday 15 June....
14 June 2021
EU's agri-food trade surplus increased at start of 2021
In January and February 2021, the value of EU agri-food exports totalled €28.5 billion (a decrease of 6% compared to the same period in 2020), while the value of imports fell by 12.5% to reach €18.2 billion....
11 June 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: JBS contends with fallout from cyberattack
JBS left with an $11-million bill after cyber attack and the FAO warns that food import costs could surge. ...
Brazil's imports of Argentine corn start to arrive
The first shipments of Argentine corn have begun to arrive in Brazil to where a national crop failure, record high prices and high demand from the meat industry has made companies such as BRF Brasil Foods SA and JBS SA turn to imports....
10 June 2021
FAO warns that global food import costs to surge 12% to record this year
Global food import costs are expected to rise 12% in 2021 to a record due to surging commodity prices and robust demand during the COVID-19 crisis, the United Nations food agency said....
US beef exports continue on their upward trajectory
Newly-released data from the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) shows that April's beef exports continued to build momentum after breaking records in March 2021. ...
US ag economy barometer posts sharp declines in May
The Ag Economy Barometer fell by 20 points in May as producers remain bullish on farmland values....
09 June 2021
AHDB analyses the impact Argentina's beef export ban has on the UK
In mid-May, Argentina’s president imposed a 30-day ban on beef exports from the country, intended to manage domestic supply availability and price inflation....
07 June 2021
Constrained global supply driving import competition
Globally, Australia isn’t the only country struggling with supply challenges. Cattle slaughter in Brazil and Argentina is down on year-ago levels, while New Zealand has also entered a seasonal low period in terms of cattle supply. Limited supplies and...
04 June 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: US meat industry faces tough scrutiny and China ups its dairy capacity
FAO data shows that global food prices are surging while US meat industry practices are put under the government spotlight. ...
Tyson Foods to launch plant-based products in Asia-Pacific market
US meat processor Tyson Foods Inc will launch its plant-based food in select Asia-Pacific markets starting this month, as it looks to cash in on the burgeoning demand for meat substitutes in the region its rivals have set out to capture....
03 June 2021
JBS plants across North America and Australia reopen
JBS SA employees started returning to work at meat plants on 2 June, a day after the company's beef operations stopped following a ransomware attack, disrupting meat production in North America and Australia....
Shares in Brazil’s BRF soar after Marfrig seeks antitrust approval for BRF stake
Shares in Brazilian pork and poultry processor BRF SA closed up nearly 10% on 1 June after beef producer Marfrig Global Foods SA asked antitrust watchdog CADE to approve its purchase of almost a quarter of BRF's stock....
02 June 2021
Brazil’s Marfrig seeks antitrust approval for its purchase of BRF shares
Brazilian beef producer Marfrig Global Foods has formally asked antitrust watchdog CADE to approve its purchase of almost a quarter of BRF's outstanding stock....
01 June 2021
Argentina suspends 12 beef export operations as conflict over ban deepens
Argentina said on Monday 31 May it had temporarily shut down 12 beef exporters over "irregular" operations and had seized over 220 tonnes of meat as tensions over the government's meat export ban deepen....
31 May 2021
Argentine farmer groups threaten to deepen protests over beef export ban
Argentine rural producers threatened on 29 May to ramp up protest measures if the government did not back down on a meat export ban, an emergency measure taken in a bid to bolster domestic supply amid runaway inflation....
28 May 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: US tests USMCA dispute mechanism and Thailand reports new cattle disease
US beef sales are improving after a weeks-long slump and analysts predict that Argentina's beef export ban will last longer than 30 days. ...
USDA expects record farm exports for 2021
The US Department of Agriculture’s quarterly agricultural trade forecast projects fiscal year 2021 US farm exports at $164 billion – the highest total on record....
Beef producer boosts sale prices with free app
A Scottish beef producer has been tackling inefficiencies in her business and selling her cattle at higher prices using a free precision livestock app....
27 May 2021
EU farm deal expected this week after three years of negotiations
European Union agriculture ministers say they are close to agreeing to a deal that reforms the trading bloc’s large farm subsidy program....
24 May 2021
BMPA warns that the devil is in the detail regarding the UK-Australia trade deal
Despite reassurances that the UK's beef industry will be unscathed under the parameters of the Australia-UK free trade agreement, the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) believes that sector will be negatively impacted....
21 May 2021
UK meat exports make a splash in Asian markets
The Far East has helped bolster the UK's red meat export industry as the sector contends with Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
Argentina rubber stamps beef export ban, saying Asian demand justifies the move
Argentina's government put the official seal on a controversial beef export ban on 20 May, formalizing the measure unveiled earlier in the week in the country's official gazette and citing hot demand in Asian markets for pumping up prices....
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