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13 September 2019
Beef Consumers in Jinja Worried by Condition of Abattoir
UGANDA - Residents in Jinja Town are concerned over the state of Jinja main abattoir where cattle, sheep and goats are slaughtered and distributed to various butchers....
12 September 2019
USMEF Arranges Meeting Between Montana Senator, Chinese Retailers
CHINA - USMEF facilitated a roundtable meeting between US Sen. Steve Daines (R-Montana) and representatives from China’s imported beef distribution and retail sector during the legislator’s recent visit to Beijing....
IFA Urges Ag Minister to Get Tough with Factories
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said it is time for the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to tell the meat barons to stop posturing and come forward with proposals to resolve the current impasse in the beef sector....
11 September 2019
USMEF Connects Exporters with Buyers at First ASEAN Product Showcase
SINGAPORE - Updating importers and distributors in the ASEAN region on red meat trends and providing a platform for US exporters to make new business contacts, USMEF hosted its inaugural ASEAN US Meat Showcase and Conference in Singapore....
SA Starts Exporting Beef to China
CHINA - South Africa has begun exporting beef to China after the ban following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) early this year was lifted, as reported by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) yesterday....
10 September 2019
Momentum Building in Sustainable Beef, Says Report
NEW ZEALAND - Demand for sustainably produced beef is on the rise as the sector comes under increasing scrutiny over its impact on animals and the environment, according to a new report....
Producers, Stakeholders Demand Restriction on Beef Imports
BANGLADESH - Meat and milk producers and stakeholders yesterday demanded restricting beef imports citing that it would hurt domestic producers....
Union Board Calls on Administration to Strengthen Ag Markets
US - In a pair of unanimously approved resolutions, the National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors called on the administration and Congress to address mounting financial difficulties that have been exacerbated by recent policy decisions. ...
09 September 2019
CME: Lean Grinding Beef Prices Continue to Defy Seasonal Trends
US - Prices for lean grinding beef have been running higher than expected this summer and continue to defy seasonal trends, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
July US Beef Exports Strong
US - Beef exports in July were relatively steady with last year’s strong results, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
06 September 2019
CME: July Beef Exports Lower Than a Year Ago
US - Beef exports in July were 89,712 MT, 2.9 percent lower than a year ago, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. ...
Paraguay Beef Exports Down in August
PARAGUAY - Paraguay has experienced a 10 percent decrease in beef exports and 15 percent drop in their value compared to the figures recorded in August 2018, authorized sources reported on Thursday....
Korean Buyers Explore US Beef, Pork Production & Retail Merchandising
US - Encouraging major food retailers in South Korea to offer their customers additional US beef and pork products, USMEF led a team of buyers on a tour of packing plants and supermarkets in Nebraska and Iowa. ...
Resistance Can Spread Even Without Use of Antibiotics
SWITZERLAND - Bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to common antibiotics. Often, resistance is mediated by resistance genes, which can simply jump from one bacterial population to the next....
05 September 2019
BiH to Export 3,000 Tonnes of Beef to Turkey
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA - Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Mirko Sarovic agreed on Wednesday in Ankara, at a meeting with the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Turkey, Bekir Pekdemirli, to continue...
Farmers Encouraged to Avail of Deadline Extension for BEAM Scheme
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said following a request from the IFA, the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has made a necessary extension to the closing date for the BEAM scheme, to Sunday (15 September)....
04 September 2019
CME: Futures Price Significant Discount for Cattle for Remainder of 2019
US - Despite the disruptions caused by the closure (temporary) of a 5000 head capacity plant in mid-August, fed cattle slaughter has so far managed to stay near year ago levels, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
03 September 2019
Drop in Beef Exports from Bosnia & Herzegovina
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA - Export coverage in the meat industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) dropped by about 30 percent in the second quarter of this year, with the worst result being the suspension of the beef export to Turkey....
IFA Calls for Govt Commission of Investigation into Beef Sector
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to establish a statutory Commission of Investigation into the beef sector to establish processor and retailer margins along the supply chain....
Farmers, Butchers Better Equipped to Meat the Market
SCOTLAND, UK - Farmers and butchers now feel better equipped in their livestock and carcase selection to meet the demands of consumers and processors after the Meat the Market workshops hosted Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
02 September 2019
Ag Minister Urged to Get Meat Factories to Come Forward with Real Proposals
IRELAND - Following Friday's events where farmers were hauled before the courts by meat factories, IFA President Joe Healy said the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed should stop telling the farm organisations what to do and instead instruct the meat...
30 August 2019
China's Tariff Rate Adjustment for Australian Beef Not Trade Remedy Measure: MOC
CHINA - China's tariff rate adjustment for Australian beef imports is essentially different from the World Trade Organisation's stipulation of trade remedy measures in the general sense, the Ministry of Commerce has said in a statement....
Jail Threats by Meat Plants to be Fully Resisted by IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the threat of jailing genuine farmers for protesting outside factories would be fully resisted by IFA....
Scotch Beef Showcased to Japanese Consumers
JAPAN - Scotch Beef PGI is set to make its Japanese screen debut to over 10 million people ahead of the rugby calendar’s most important event....
29 August 2019
CME: Boxed Beef Values Skyrocket Following Tyson Fire
US - With the fire at the Tyson plant, boxed beef values have skyrocketed in the last couple of weeks, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Mark Wahlberg Gives Menu a Special Scotch Twist for Scotland Food and Drink Fortnight
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has teamed up with US celebrity restaurant Wahlburgers and Simon Howie – The Scottish Butcher to put a Scottish twist on some American classics in celebration of Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight....
28 August 2019
CME: US-Japan Agreement to Lend Itself to More Favorable Access on Ag Front
US - Trade once again splashed the headlines last weekend. The US and Japan agreed in principle to key pieces of a trade deal which is expected to boost agriculture exports to Japan. Japan purchases about $14 billion in US agricultural products and this...
Australian Beef Exports to China Exceed Yearly Quota Earlier Than Planned
CHINA - The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), which took effect in 2015, has achieved positive outcomes in goods and services trading, and has driven the growth of bilateral economic and trade relations, China's Commerce Ministry (MOFCOM)...
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