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29 August 2019
Service Investigation Initiated Following Mass Infection of Cattle
KAZAKHSTAN - Service investigation has been initiated following mass infection of cattle with unknown disease in the North Kazakhstan region....
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...
IFA Opposes Court Order by Meat Factories Looking to Jail Farmers
IRELAND - IFA understood that meat factories would seek to obtain attachment and committal order in the High Court against farmers who protested at meat plants....
NFUS Urges UK Govt to Urgently Review Stance on Tariffs
SCOTLAND, UK - The UK Government has been urged to scrap its proposed tariff schedule and pursue a post-Brexit approach to international trade that acts in the best interests of Scottish food and farming....
27 August 2019
Russia Granted Right to Supply Beef to Brazil, Says Ag Watchdog
RUSSIA - Russian producers have been granted the right to supply beef to Brazil, the agricultural watchdog said in a statement on Tuesday....
IFA Says It's Time to Call Off Mercosur Trade Deal as Amazon Burns
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has acknowledged the comments by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that Ireland will block a Mercosur deal because of the burning of the Amazon rainforests, but he criticised the silence of the EU Commission....
Union Urges Scottish Govt to Improve on Beef Scheme
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has called on Scottish Government to recognise the crisis in the beef sector by immediately improving the Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES). ...
26 August 2019
IFA Urges All to 'Make Sure to Apply for €100m Beam Scheme' Before Deadline
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has strongly encouraged all eligible beef and suckler farmers to apply for the €100m BEAM (Beef Exceptional Aid Measure) before the closing date of Sun, 8 September....
Favourable Access for US Beef, Pork a Major Win, Says USMEF
US - On Sunday (25 August), President Trump announced an agreement in principle that will greatly improve access for US red meat in Japan – the largest value destination for US pork and beef exports....
NFUS Urges Govt to Deliver Food, Farming Labour Solutions Before Brexit
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has called on the Government to make essential decisions affecting the availability of non-UK labour with urgency....
22 August 2019
IFA Reports End of Beef Talks
IRELAND - At the conclusion of the beef talks yesterday morning, IFA President Joe Healy said despite movement on a number of issues, beef farmers will be disappointed that there is no increase on the main issue of beef prices. He said the fact that the...
20 August 2019
Ag Minister to Join Beef Talks; Income Crisis Must be Addressed, Says IFA
IRELAND - At the conclusion of day two of the beef talks, IFA President Joe Healy said that Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has agreed to get involved directly in the talks with a view to resolving the outstanding issues, especially around the 30-month...
16 August 2019
IFA Encourages Farmers to Apply for New €100m BEAM Scheme
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has strongly encouraged all eligible beef and suckler farmers to apply for the new €100m BEAM scheme (Beef Exceptional Aid Measure)....
15 August 2019
Union Calls for Greater Origin Labelling on Processed Beef
SCOTLAND, UK - In a letter to the Defra Minister George Eustice, NFU Scotland has made it clear that shoppers must have the ability to identify where the beef they are buying comes from, whether fresh or processed. ...
13 August 2019
Talks Make Some Progress on Issues for Beef Farmers
IRELAND - The beef talks in Backweston have concluded after more than 12 hours of discussions between the various parties....
12 August 2019
IFA President Urges Retailers to Attend Beef Talks
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has said that retailers and the EU Commission must be included in the talks that the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has convened for today (12 August)....
09 August 2019
Illegal Cattle Markets Sprouting in Sylhet Ahead of Eid-ul-Azha
BANGLADESH - With Eid-ul-Azha approaching fast, illegal cattle markets are being set up in various areas across Sylhet sadar upazila....
IFA Urges Green Party to Support Beef, Dairy Sectors
IRELAND - Thomas Cooney, IFA Environment Chairman has rejected Green Party calls for less of Ireland’s sustainable dairy and beef produce, as a solution to the climate challenge....
Scottish Farming’s Success Story on Tackling Climate Change Lost in Global Report
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish farming’s responsible approach to tackling climate change is being lost in the headlines generated by the latest report into Climate Change and Land Use from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). ...
08 August 2019
IFA Says Move Made by Meat Industry Ill-advised, Counterproductive
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has described the move by Meat Industry Ireland to take legal action as heavy-handed, ill-advised and counterproductive in terms of finding a solution to the very serious issues affecting beef farmers....
07 August 2019
US-EU Beef Agreement Provides More Reliable, Consistent Access to EU Market, Says USMEF
US - On 2 August, at the White House, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer signed an agreement granting the United States a country-specific share of the European Union’s duty-free high-quality beef quota. ...
06 August 2019
EU Agriculture Not Viable for Future
EU - The current reform proposals of the EU Commission on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are unlikely to improve environmental protection, say researchers led by the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), the Helmholtz Centre...
EU-US Beef Deal Worries Austrian Farmers
AUSTRIA - Austrian cattle farmers are concerned that the recently-announced beef deal between the European Union (EU) and the United States could impact their livelihoods, according to an industry interest group....
05 August 2019
MCI to Allow Free Cattle Markets in Capital
PAKISTAN - After getting a low bid in two consecutive attempts as compared to last year, the Mayor of Islamabad Shaikh Anser Aziz has principally approved to allow ‘free cattle markets’ in the capital city....
EU, US Sign Agreement on Imports of Hormone-free Beef
EU - On Saturday (3 August), the EU and the US, represented respectively by Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Ambassador to the United States and Jani Raappana, Deputy Head of Mission, for the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, and Robert Lighthizer,...
02 August 2019
IFA Says Ag Minister's Appeal for Agri Sector to 'Make Sure You are Ready for Brexit' is Bizarre
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has described the appeal by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed to the Agri-Food sector to make sure it is ready for Brexit as "bizarre"....
01 August 2019
SA Resumes Beef Exports to China
CHINA - South Africa has resumed beef exports to China after the latter lifted a ban that was imposed after an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in January....
IFA Urges End to Beef Import Scandal; EU Beef Prices Being Damaged
EU - IFA’s National Council and Livestock Committee members yesterday held a protest at the EU Food & Veterinary Offices, in Grange, Co. Meath....
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