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02 April 2021
CME update: live cattle futures retreat from previous highs
CME live cattle futures closed lower on 1 April as traders booked profits ahead of the long Easter weekend....
01 April 2021
CME update: US feeder cattle futures face pressure from grains complex
US feeder cattle futures dropped on 31 March, reacting to limit-up gains in corn and soybean futures that will translate to higher livestock feed costs as grain users compete for tight supplies....
31 March 2021
CME update: rally in live cattle futures pauses
US cattle futures closed lower on 30 March as traders paused to see if the cash cattle market would keep pace....
30 March 2021
CME update: firm beef prices lead cattle futures higher
Benchmark live cattle futures on the CME climbed to a contract high on 29 March, led by firming wholesale beef prices as the summer grilling season approaches....
25 March 2021
Brexit's impact on the UK meat industry extends beyond "teething problems", says industry group
New Impact Report from the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) reveals the real cost of Brexit to the UK meat industry. ...
19 March 2021
New AHDB report examines the UK's future food trade with the US
New analysis highlights the risks and the opportunities a new trade deal with the US may bring for UK food and farming....
18 March 2021
Despite uncertain outlook for US agriculture markets, University of Missouri analysts are optimistic
Farm income could decline in 2021, in spite of large increases in the value of crop and livestock sales, according to the latest analysis of national and global agricultural trends from the University of Missouri....
17 March 2021
Japan temporarily sets higher tariffs on US beef imports
Japan is temporarily raising tariffs on US beef imports as volumes have exceeded levels agreed to between the two nations for the fiscal year ending on 31 March....
10 March 2021
The EU's suspension of tariffs on Airbus and Boeing could be good for ag sector
The EU's decision to suspend all tariffs linked to the Airbus and Boeing trade disputes is a very encouraging signal for the EU farming community, says Copa and Cogeca. ...
EU says it agrees post-Brexit WTO agriculture quotas with US
The European Union and the United States have concluded negotiations to adjust the EU's World Trade Organisation agricultural quotas following Britain's exit from the bloc, the European Commission said....
04 March 2021
Australia's NFF says that farmgate output of $100 billion by 2030 is possible
As the Australian government forecasts the best year on record for the agriculture sector, the National Farmers Federation says that farmgate output could rise to $100 billion by 2030....
03 March 2021
American Farm Bureau voices support for cattle market transparency
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFB) is calling on lawmakers to require increased transparency in US cattle markets. ...
02 March 2021
CME update: live cattle futures hit five-week low on technical selling and weak beef prices
Technical selling on 1 March drove CME live cattle futures to their lowest prices in more than five weeks....
Weak US dollar benefits some farm commodities, but not all
Fluctuating currency values can boost export opportunities for many agricultural commodities, but they can create headwinds for others - new CoBank report. ...
01 March 2021
Chinese investment in Australia plummets amid tensions
Chinese investment in Australia fell by 61% in 2020 to the lowest level recorded by the Australian National University in six years, coinciding with a worsening diplomatic dispute....
EuroTier 2021: Strong future ahead for Russian dairy industry
FOREIGN investors looking for good returns on their capital should look closely at the Russian dairy industry as the future holds very strong growth potential there, writes Chris McCullough with live coverage from EuroTier 2021....
22 February 2021
USDA Ag Outlook Forum: US dairy industry still facing uncertainties
The US dairy sector entered 2021 still in flux following the unprecedented disruptions brought about by COVID-19 in 2020, USDA said Friday in its closely watched annual Ag Outlook Forum. ...
19 February 2021
Editorial: bluster and triumphalism over the UK's Free Trade Agreements are misplaced
The benefits of the UK's post-Brexit Free Trade Agreements are being overstated, according to JP Garnier of MeatWise International Consultancy....
18 February 2021
CME update: cattle futures sag as US cold snap stalls slaughter operations
US cattle futures dropped on 17 February as wintry weather and power outages hampered meat-packing operations, slowing the pace of slaughter and reducing demand for market-ready animals....
17 February 2021
UK's red meat exports top £1.5 billion in unprecedented year
The UK's red meat exports valued at £1.5 billion despite COVID-19 shocks and increases in domestic demand. ...
16 February 2021
UK beef production dips lower in January
The latest statistics from Defra show that UK beef production in January was 3% lower than the same month last year, at 76,400 tonnes, writes Hannah Clarke, Livestock Analyst with AHDB. ...
12 February 2021
Implications of Brexit on the animal science sector
British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) Vice-President Kim Matthews discusses the implications and fallout of Brexit on the animal science sector, and what the future holds going forward. BSAS communications lead Jason Simms reports on his discussion...
EU farming organisations take stand against proposed trade deal with Mercosur
EU farming unions have started a campaign to explain why they cannot support the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement as it stands. ...
Weekly global protein digest: exports, COVID-19, dairy adverts and organic pricing
This week's poultry highlights include exports, post-Brexit export delays, meatpacking plant worker vaccine concerns. Plus, we'll cover important pig and poultry global news....
11 February 2021
A closer look at the UK's free trade agreement with Japan
A UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement had been agreed in principle by the two parties, so what does it include? ...
British meat processors set up shop in EU to avoid red tape
Meat processing companies in the United Kingdom are registering their businesses in the European Union to bypass export delays as Brexit erodes their ability to trade....
US December beef exports are outstanding - USMEF
Reporting from the US Meat Exporters Federation shows that US beef exports showed strong momentum, with December 2020 posting one of the best months on record. ...
10 February 2021
A year of challenges for red meat exports
The year 2020 was extraordinary, full of numerous challenges and unique circumstances, many of which were driven by the outbreak and rapid spread of COVID-19 around the world. However, the prominent influence on Australian red meat exports was the contraction...
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