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29 June 2017
Rush Among Retailers to be First with US Beef
CHINA - China's major e-commerce platforms are racing to be the first to put US beef under their online sales portfolio, with the arrival of the first commercial shipment of the meat and its products to China due over the weekend, marking the end of a...
27 June 2017
IFA: USDA Move Means EU Negotiators Must Remove Brazilian Beef from Mercosur Talks
EU - Reacting to last week's decision by the USDA to ban fresh Brazilian beef, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the EU authorities have to take note of this decision and remove beef from any Mercosur deal....
23 June 2017
Lifting of Ban Beefs Up China-US Two-way Trade
US & CHINA - Chinese authorities announced that the nation has lifted a 13-year import ban on some US boneless beef and beef on the bone, and industry insiders see it as a win-win result that is expected to drive the economic growth of both countries....
22 June 2017
China Gives Greenlight to US Beef Imports
CHINA - China began importing US beef on Tuesday in fulfilling its pledge on the US-China 100-day action plan to boost bilateral economic ties....
21 June 2017
Public Justice Files Suit on Behalf of Farmers to Require COOL on Meat Products
US - Public Justice, representing the Ranchers-Cattlemen Legal Action Fund (R-CALF USA) and Cattle Producers of Washington (CPoW), filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington against the US Department of...
20 June 2017
Competition Commission Raids Beef Suppliers for 'Price Fixing'
SOUTH AFRICA - The Competition Commission raided 13 premises belonging to seven meat suppliers in three provinces on Wednesday morning as part of an ongoing investigation into the alleged fixing of prices and trading conditions....
16 June 2017
Surging Demand for Organic Produce Widens US Supply Gap
US - Produce processors and retailers are finding it increasingly difficult to secure sufficient supplies of organic produce, as domestic demand continues to rise at a pace that exceeds production, according to a new report from CoBank....
13 June 2017
Ministry Urges Farmers to Tag, Trace Cattle
JAMAICA - As part of its continuing implementation of the National Animal Identification and Traceability System (NAITS), the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has intensified its national appeal to cattle farmers to ensure that...
06 June 2017
Changes Welcome to Tissue Tagging for Beef Efficiency Scheme
SCOTLAND, UK - While the aims of the Beef Efficiency Scheme are admirable, the administration of the scheme has resulted in a number of beef farmers choosing not to participate and others deciding to withdraw their participation....
02 June 2017
IFA: Mercosur Negotiations Can't Continue in Light of Brazilian Meat Scandal
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said has said that, based on the most recent revelations regarding political and administrative corruption at the highest levels in the Brazilian meat industry and Government, it is not credible for the...
23 May 2017
US, China Accelerate Beef Talks; Deal Possible by Early June
US & CHINA - Talks on restarting US beef exports to China are moving fast and final details should be in place by early June, the US Department of Agriculture said on Friday, allowing US farmers to vie for business that has been lost by rival Brazil....
15 May 2017
Big Demand from China Boosts Aussie Beef Industry
AUSTRALIA - Soaring demand for cattle from China is likely to bolster the Australian beef industry, analysts said....
09 May 2017
IFA Meets Canadian Cattlemen's Association on Beef
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy and National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods met with a delegation from the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and Canadian Meat Council in Dublin this week to discuss a range of issues on beef including trade, standards,...
01 May 2017
Trump Administration Improves NAFTA; Decision Pleases Farm Bureau
US - The Trump administration has decided to pursue renegotiation over its withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)....
26 April 2017
Allflex Promotes Chuck Rogers to Northwest Regional Manager
US - Allflex USA, part of the Allflex Group, global leader in animal identification and traceability systems, today announced the promotion of Chuck Rogers to Northwest Regional Manager. ...
20 April 2017
Study: Which Production Attributes are Most Important to Consumers
US - For many consumers, buying a gallon of milk is much more complex than finding the preferred fat content and expiration date. They want to know how the cows were treated, what they were fed, whether they received growth hormones or antibiotics, whether...
18 April 2017
Top Chef Showcases Scotch Beef PGI to VIPs in Hong Kong
HONG KONG - Over 150 of China’s business elite have enjoyed Scotch Beef PGI as part of a menu devised by one of Scotland’s top chefs....
13 April 2017
Cattlemen Applaud Delay of GIPSA Rule, Call for Its Ultimate Demise
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) applauded this week's announcement that the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is delaying the effective date of its interim final rule an additional six months to 19...
12 April 2017
Japanese Event Connects US Red Meat to Healthy Lifestyle
JAPAN - In response to a request by Spark, a leading Japanese regional supermarket chain, USMEF promoted the nutritional value of US pork and beef in a consumer event in Hiroshima. ...
11 April 2017
US Beef Gains Expanded Access to Thailand
THAILAND - Bone-in and boneless beef from cattle of any age are now eligible for Thailand, as long as the slaughter date is on or after 1 April 2017. ...
28 March 2017
Cattlemen Call on USDA to Withdraw Damaging GIPSA Rules
US - Last week, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association called on USDA to withdraw the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Act interim final and proposed rules, collectively labeled with the misleading title, Farmer Fair Practices Rules. ...
22 March 2017
Shoppers Urged to Buy Scottish Amid ‘Rotten’ Brazilian Meat Claims
SCOTLAND, UK - Following the news that Brazilian meat processors are selling ‘rotten’ meat, NFU Scotland believes that the integrity of meat being sold in the European and UK market must be protected. ...
IFA Calls for Immediate Ban on Brazilian Meat
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has called for an immediate ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU. He said the latest shocking revelations on the failure of Brazil to meet EU standards and controls in the meat sector raises very serious concerns around...
16 March 2017
China's Quality of Agricultural Products to Improve
CHINA - The Ministry of Agriculture has published a five-year plan to improve the quality of agricultural products, including measures to ensure that products such as apples, tea and pork can be traced back to their producers....
Harm Caused by Changing US Trade Policies Avoidable Through Options
CANADA - A Canadian based International Trade Consultant says there are options available in the event the United States implements trade policies that cause economic harm to Canada, reports Bruce Cochrane....
13 March 2017
Cattle Inspection Failures Prompt Union Reminder
SCOTLAND, UK - The annual round of farm inspections is underway with unofficial reports suggesting failures around cattle ID and tagging are continuing at an unacceptably high level....
Canada Must Rally Support to Stand Up to US on Trade
CANADA & US - A Canadian-based International Trade Consultant suggests Canada will need to clearly demonstrate it's prepared to stand up to the United States when it comes to trade, Bruce Cochrane writes....
07 March 2017
Japan Industry Officials Beef up Wagyu Logo
JAPAN - The Japan Livestock Industry Association has created a new logo for overseas promotion of wagyu beef that more clearly shows the meat was produced in Japan....
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