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01 September 2021
Argentina extends beef export cap until the end of October
Farm sector tensions in Argentina are rising after the government decided to extend beef export restrictions until the end of October....
30 August 2021
UK food chain urges government to address workforce shortages with COVID-19 Recovery Visa
A new cross-industry report is calling for the UK government to implement a 12-month COVID-19 Recovery Visa to address workforce shortages in the agri-food sector. ...
27 August 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: potential Oregon ballot initiative has major implications for cattle ranchers
In this week's digest, Jim Wyckoff explores recurring labor and supply chain issues in the food industry and the rules governing cell-cultured meat. ...
25 August 2021
USDA issues new guidance on the Packers and Stockyards Act
The National Farmers Union is welcoming new USDA guidance on enforcement of the Packers and Stockyards Act provision, saying that it helps promote economic competition. ...
23 August 2021
US cattle inventory is down in latest report
Latest analysis from AFBF finds that the USDA's August Cattle on Feed Report shows decreased inventory and placements at the low end of what was forecast. ...
Labor shortages in UK meat industry are spiralling says industry group
UK's meat industry labor shortage could threaten Christmas food supplies, warns the British Meat Processors Association....
19 August 2021
USA debates labelling practices on beef and meat labels
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association launched a petition to change the wording on meat packaging labels earlier this year – groups are now debating whether “product of USA” should be retired in favor of “Processed in USA”....
18 August 2021
UK issues new rules on maximum journey times when transporting farm animals
The new rules, which also include allowances for more headroom, follow a UK-wide push to improve the conditions and welfare for livestock during transport....
17 August 2021
OSHA recommends mask-wearing for vaccinated meat plant workers
OSHA, the US agency that regulates workplace safety issued guidance urging employers to require many fully vaccinated workers to wear masks to protect unvaccinated colleagues and customers, amid a surge in COVID-19 cases....
13 August 2021
US beef exports set record pace through June 2021
US red meat exports closed the first half of the year on a strong note, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF)....
Q2 for JBS hailed as best quarter in history
Brazil’s JBS SA, the world’s largest meat packer, said it had its best quarter in history according to a quarterly earning statement....
11 August 2021
Tyson Foods says 5,400 employees take COVID-19 shots after vaccine mandate
About 5,400 Tyson Foods Inc employees have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or received their first shots since the meat processor last week ordered its entire US workforce to be vaccinated by November....
10 August 2021
Tyson Foods raises prices, scrambles to keep up with inflation
Tyson Foods Inc cannot increase prices for chicken and prepared foods fast enough to keep pace with rising costs for raw materials like grain, Chief Executive Donnie King said on 9 August, after the company reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings....
05 August 2021
Germany's largest meat processor Toennies says not for sale
Germany's largest meat processor Toennies is not for sale and its ownership structure will remain unchanged, its family owners said on Wednesday....
23 July 2021
UK meat industry warns that its labor talent pool is turning "into a puddle"
The labor situation in the meat industry and other sectors has been in the spotlight this week with businesses getting increasingly concerned about the threat of empty supermarket shelves just as peak summer demand hits....
14 July 2021
USDA greenlights additional pandemic aid for farmers who suffered animal losses
Livestock and poultry producers who could not take slaughter-ready animals to processing plants due to COVID-19 can apply for financial assistance from the USDA and Farm Service Agency from 20 July. ...
13 July 2021
Canada's cattle exports hit near 15-year low, but imports are increasing
Canada's year-to-date cattle exports are at one of the lowest levels in 15 years, while imports increase...
12 July 2021
US pledges $500 million to boost meat processing capacity
The US government will invest at least $500 million to expand beef, pork and poultry processing capacity, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Friday, after consumers faced limits on meat purchases during the COVID-19 pandemic last year....
09 July 2021
Weekly Protein Digest: Global food prices slide for the first time in a year
Global food prices fell 2.5% (3.2 points) during June, with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ food price index sliding to 124.6 points, writes markets analyst Jim Wyckoff. ...
07 July 2021
President Biden seeks to lift limits on farmer deals with meat processors and tractor makers
President Joe Biden wants to give US farmers more power in negotiating the sale of livestock to big processors and in deciding who repairs their tractors, the White House said on 6 July....
02 July 2021
US reassesses "Product of USA" label in new transparency effort
The USDA has announced a "top-to-bottom" review of the voluntary "Product of USA" label to strengthen the standard, improve transparency and consumer safety. ...
30 June 2021
May 2021 US Cold Storage report shows declines in beef and other meat supplies
The most recent Cold Storage report from the US shows that stocks of red meat and poultry have declined alongside supplies of chilled fruit, according to AFBF market analysis....
Mineral source and its influence on fiber digestibility, milk performance and body weight gain
Trouw Nutrition, Nutreco’s animal nutrition division, is sharing findings from Universities/Research centers and studies conducted on commercial farms evaluating the influence of sulfate-based and hydroxychloride trace minerals on beef and dairy cattle...
Stretched global supply chain means shortages on summer menus
Various restaurants across the United States, South Korea and Britain are reporting shortages of key menu items as the economy re-opens from COVID-19 shutdowns....
29 June 2021
Australia's meat sector hails UK trade deal as "historic"
The Australian red meat industry’s European market access priorities have received a real boost in the last fortnight with the agreement in-principle (AIP) of an Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (A-UK FTA)....
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
Stung by pandemic and JBS cyberattacks US ranchers build new beef plants
US cattle ranchers and investors are sinking hundreds of millions of dollars into new beef plants after temporary closures of massive slaughterhouses at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic left farmers with nowhere to send animals destined to be turned...
Ireland’s Kerry Group to sell meat and meals business to Pilgrim’s Pride
Irish food firm Kerry Group Plc announced that it would sell its British and Irish Consumer Foods’ Meats and Meals business to US poultry processor Pilgrim’s Pride Corp for €819 million ($975 million)....
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