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13 May 2019
Farmers Need Lifeboat to Survive Low Prices, Oversupply Caused by Trade War
US - On the heels of unsuccessful trade negotiations with China, the White House was expected to increase tariffs from 10 percent to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods early Friday morning. ...
EU Urges Japan to Drop Beef Block
JAPAN - The EU’s top agriculture official urged Japan to open up its market for beef from the whole bloc, saying Europe expected “reciprocity” for importing Japan’s famous Wagyu and Kobe beef....
IFA Urges Prioritising of Brexit Aid Package for Beef Farmers
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed must maintain maximum political pressure at all levels to secure a €100m Brexit aid package for beef losses....
10 May 2019
Vietnam can Reduce Emissions, Save Billions in Ag, Forestry and Land Use
VIETNAM - As nations look toward 2020, when they will take stock of their actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the 2015 Paris Agreement, many are seeking ways to increase their nationally determined contributions, or NDCs, to global emissions...
IFA: Time for Minister Creed to Come Clean on Brexit Negotiations
IRELAND - Speaking ahead of the Irish "Farmers Journal" Beef Summit in Galway, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to come clean and tell beef farmers how much he is seeking from Government...
08 May 2019
Beef + Lamb NZ Says Methane Reduction Targets 'Unreasonable'
NEW ZEALAND - Methane reduction targets set out in government's climate change legislation are unreasonable, the organisation representing sheep and beef producers says....
07 May 2019
Cattle Soon to be Removed from Essential-goods List
MYANMAR - The government will soon remove cattle from the country’s list of essential goods, paving the way for the liberalisation of the trading and export of livestock, especially to China, where demand is strong....
06 May 2019
DSCC Fixes Beef Price at Tk 525
BANGLADESH - The Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) today fixed the prices of beef at Tk 525 and buffalo at Tk 480 for the holy Ramadan, which are Tk 75 and Tk 60 higher respectively than the last year’s prices. ...
02 May 2019
Report Calls for Urgent Action to Avert AMR Crisis
GLOBAL - Early this week, UN, international agencies and experts released a groundbreaking report demanding immediate, coordinated and ambitious action to avert a potentially disastrous drug-resistance crisis....
Spot Checks Pilot Adds Weight to Quality Assurance Standards
SCOTLAND, UK - The organisations which represent Scotland’s cattle and sheep farmers are backing a move by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) to pilot a spot checks visits programme as part of its Cattle and Sheep Quality Assurance Scheme. ...
IFA Says Taoiseach's Words Must be Backed Up by Action
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the acknowledgement by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that funding was required to address the Brexit crisis for beef farmers was significant, but it must be followed by action....
01 May 2019
IFA Protest at Cabinet Meeting Start of Farmer Rebellion Against Brexit Losses
IRELAND - Addressing the IFA protest on Brexit losses outside the Cabinet meeting in Cork today, IFA President Joe Healy accused the Taoiseach and the Government of failing beef farmers who have suffered losses of €100m from Brexit....
30 April 2019
For Low-income Countries, Climate Action Pays Off by 2050
GLOBAL - Successful global efforts to substantially limit greenhouse gas emissions would likely boost GDP growth of poorer countries over the next 30 years....
IFA: Beef Farmers Tired of Listening to Empty Promises; 'Time for Delivery'
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said beef farmers are fed up hearing empty promises from politicians about what they will do on Brexit. ...
29 April 2019
IFA to Protest Over €100m Brexit Beef Losses at Cabinet Meeting
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy on Friday announced details of an IFA protest at the Cabinet meeting in Cork this Wednesday....
FAO Vaccinates 120,000 Livestock in Borno
NIGERIA - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has commenced the vaccination of over 120,000 livestock in Borno State....
NAMI President Gets Firsthand Look at US Red Meat’s Success in Japan, Korea
JAPAN & SOUTH KOREA - Last week Julie Anna Potts, president and CEO of the North American Meat Institute (NAMI), made her first visit to two of the leading destinations for US beef and pork – Japan and South Korea....
25 April 2019
Crisis in Belgian Beef, Fruit Sectors Officially Recognised
BELGIUM - The beef, apple and pear sectors are in crisis, according to Federal Agriculture Minister Denis Ducarme, who is offering to postpone or cancel the social security contributions to be paid by the farmers concerned....
Bew Review Must Deliver for Scotland on Convergence
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has repeated its position that Scotland’s farm funding shortfall of almost £190 million must be addressed in the current Review of Intra-UK Allocation of Domestic Farm Funding, being led by Lord Bew....
24 April 2019
PM Visits Cattle Earmarks Manufacturing Factory
MONGOLIA - Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh yesterday got familiarized with activities of the first cattle earmarks manufacturing factory which locates in the 14th khoroo of Khan-Uul district....
23 April 2019
USDA Announces Enhancements to Livestock, Dairy Insurance Programmes
US - USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) yesterday announced several enhancements to insurance programmes that will provide a more efficient level of coverage for livestock and dairy producers. ...
16 April 2019
IFA Urges Govt, EU to Compensate Farmers for Brexit Beef Losses
IRELAND - Speaking at a large IFA meeting of cattle farmers in Portlaoise last night, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said beef farmers have been savaged financially over the last year by Brexit related price cuts....
AgForce Applauds Forward-looking $1.5M Labor Pledge for Cattle Research
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed the $1.5 million funding promise from the Federal Labor Party for the Beef Central Queensland Livestock Centre of Excellence, a producer-led research programme co-developed with Central Queensland University and the Department...
China, Japan Make Progress on Lifting Beef Import Ban: Report
CHINA & JAPAN - China and Japan have reached a substantial consensus on an animal health quarantine agreement, which is one of the conditions for lifting a ban on China's imports of Japanese beef, news site kyodonews.net reported on Monday....
15 April 2019
Japan Sees Progress Toward End to China Beef Ban in High-level Talks
JAPAN - Japan and China agreed during their high-level economic dialogue Sunday on steps that could pave the way for the lifting of a prolonged ban on Japanese beef by Beijing, in the latest sign of a recent improvement in ties between the Asian powers....
11 April 2019
Cattle Will Suffer as Support for SPCAs Dwindles, IFP Warns
SOUTH AFRICA - The vital work carried out by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in rural areas has been highlighted by the Inkatha Freedom Party....
Seminar Addresses Technical Issues for Companies Exporting Red Meat to Latin America
US - Latin America is a rapidly growing region for US pork and beef exports but labeling, documentation and other technical issues still present significant obstacles in some individual markets....
Farmers Should Reject Candidates Unwilling to Fight on Their Backs for Irish Farmers, IFA Says
IRELAND - Launching the IFA Manifesto for the European Parliament & Local Government Elections in Dublin, IFA President Joe Healy said those elected as MEPs for Ireland next month will have some far-reaching decisions to make about the future of Irish...
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