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09 August 2019
IFA Urges Green Party to Support Beef, Dairy Sectors
IRELAND - Thomas Cooney, IFA Environment Chairman has rejected Green Party calls for less of Ireland’s sustainable dairy and beef produce, as a solution to the climate challenge....
QMS Response to IPCC Report
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish red meat industry’s important sustainability credentials have been highlighted by Kate Rowell, Chair of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
08 August 2019
IFA Says Move Made by Meat Industry Ill-advised, Counterproductive
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has described the move by Meat Industry Ireland to take legal action as heavy-handed, ill-advised and counterproductive in terms of finding a solution to the very serious issues affecting beef farmers....
Seminar Promotes Alternative US Beef Cuts in Taiwan
TAIWAN - Introducing alternative cuts of US beef to the catering and foodservice sectors in Taiwan, USMEF organized a seminar titled, "Changing the Meat We Eat", at the Hotel Fleur de Hine in Nantou County, funded by the Wyoming Beef Council and the Beef...
Strong Finish to First Half for US Beef Exports
US - US pork and beef exports were above year-ago levels in both volume and value in June, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Strong results in South Korea and Taiwan pushed beef export value to the...
07 August 2019
CME: June Beef Exports Slightly Lower Than a Year Ago
US - Official June trade data was released at the end of last week and in this update we plan to offer a recap of the latest information but also how the monthly statistics compare with the weekly data we currently get on Thursdays, according to Steiner...
Cattle Farmers Enjoy Full Benefits of Livestock
ZIMBABWE - Cattle ownership in the country’s rural areas has often been regarded as a symbol of wealth and prosperity. Besides being a source of pride, it also provides cover in times of socio-economic shocks such as hunger and drought....
Programme Shares US Red Meat Attributes with Chinese Culinary Instructors
CHINA - Working to educate culinary instructors in southern China about the quality and taste of US beef and pork, USMEF partnered with the USDA Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) in Guangzhou to host a "train the trainer" programme. ...
US-EU Beef Agreement Provides More Reliable, Consistent Access to EU Market, Says USMEF
US - On 2 August, at the White House, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer signed an agreement granting the United States a country-specific share of the European Union’s duty-free high-quality beef quota. ...
06 August 2019
CME: Wholesale Lean Beef Prices Hold Stable This Summer
US - Wholesale lean beef prices have held stable this summer, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
EU-US Beef Deal Worries Austrian Farmers
AUSTRIA - Austrian cattle farmers are concerned that the recently-announced beef deal between the European Union (EU) and the United States could impact their livelihoods, according to an industry interest group....
05 August 2019
MCI to Allow Free Cattle Markets in Capital
PAKISTAN - After getting a low bid in two consecutive attempts as compared to last year, the Mayor of Islamabad Shaikh Anser Aziz has principally approved to allow ‘free cattle markets’ in the capital city....
EU, US Sign Agreement on Imports of Hormone-free Beef
EU - On Saturday (3 August), the EU and the US, represented respectively by Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Ambassador to the United States and Jani Raappana, Deputy Head of Mission, for the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, and Robert Lighthizer,...
Scotch Produce Takes Centre Stage at Turriff Show
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s biggest two-day agricultural event, Turriff Show will for the first time feature its very own Food and Drink Pavilion complete with a cookery theatre sponsored by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
02 August 2019
CME: Toll Taken by Wet Weather, Muddy Conditions in Feedlots
US - Metrics on cattle feeding operations performance for June has been published by Kansas State University in recent days. The overriding theme continues to be the toll taken by wet weather and muddy conditions in feedlots during the winter and spring,...
IFA Says Ag Minister's Appeal for Agri Sector to 'Make Sure You are Ready for Brexit' is Bizarre
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has described the appeal by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed to the Agri-Food sector to make sure it is ready for Brexit as "bizarre"....
01 August 2019
SA Resumes Beef Exports to China
CHINA - South Africa has resumed beef exports to China after the latter lifted a ban that was imposed after an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in January....
IFA Urges End to Beef Import Scandal; EU Beef Prices Being Damaged
EU - IFA’s National Council and Livestock Committee members yesterday held a protest at the EU Food & Veterinary Offices, in Grange, Co. Meath....
Summit Aims to Secure Profitable, Productive Scotch Beef Sector
SCOTLAND, UK - A summit organised by NFU Scotland in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, this week (Monday, 29 July) focused on securing a profitable and productive Scottish beef sector against the backdrop of some of the poorest prices in recent times. ...
31 July 2019
Zimbabwe Receives $11m Boost for Beef, Dairy
ZIMBABWE - More than 7,000 smallholder beef and dairy farmers are benefiting from a US$11 million five-year USAID-funded programme which is targeting to boost milk yields and improve livelihoods....
Union Welcome for Wide Ranging Report into Future of Scottish Agriculture
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed the findings of a wide-ranging inquiry into the future of Scottish agriculture, published this morning (31 July). ...
30 July 2019
CME: Total Cattle Slaughter During W30 Higher Than Previous Week
US - Steer and heifer slaughter has been running above year ago since early June but lighter carcass weights and robust demand have managed to support overall wholesale beef values, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Morrisons Opens Up Beef Supply Chain to Help Farmers Transitioning to Arla UK 360 Standard
UK - In an industry first, Morrisons is to allow bull calves from its dairy suppliers participating in the Arla UK 360 programme into its beef supply chain....
IFA Calls for More Funding, Support for Beef Sector in Crisis
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy yesterday said that given the increasing threat of a no-deal Brexit, substantially more EU and Government funding and supports will be needed for the beef sector....
Study Updates Value of Red Meat Exports to Corn Growers, Provides More Details on Soybean Industry Impact
US - Beef and pork exports added 85 cents per bushel to the price of soybeans and 39 cents per bushel to the price of corn in 2018, according to the latest report by World Perspectives Inc. (WPI). Over the past three years, WPI has analysed the impact...
26 July 2019
Union Welcomes Early Loan Scheme Announcement Amid Ongoing Brexit Uncertainty
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed the early announcement that the National Basic Payment Support Scheme (NBPSS) will operate again this year, providing vital financial support for Scottish farmers and crofters at a time of great uncertainty....
24 July 2019
CME: Overall Decline in Beef Inventories
US - The combined inventory of beef, pork, chicken and turkey in cold storage at the end of June was estimated at 2.392 billion pounds, 2.8 percent lower than a year ago but still 4.7 percent higher than last year, reports Steiner Consulting Group,...
IFA Reacts to Ag Minister's Launch of Renewed TB Strategy
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell said IFA National Council have strongly rejected proposals by the TB forum to increase TB controls and costs on farms while refusing to address the shortcomings in the current compensation schemes....
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