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16 May 2021
RABI encourages farmers to take #5for5 this Mental Health Awareness Week
As Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 kicks off, RABI is asking the farming community to try to find time to take five minutes to reach out to five friends and check how they’re getting on....
15 May 2021
Global agri-food systems must be transformed, say EU and FAO
The European Union (EU) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have agreed to increase joint efforts to transform agri-food systems, in order to make them more inclusive, efficient, resilient and sustainable....
14 May 2021
UK livestock disease research center receives funding boost
Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) to invest £500,000 to upgrade its research facilities at St Boswells....
CME update: live cattle futures tumble 2.5% on long liquidation
US live cattle futures fell 2.5% on 13 May, following broad declines in grain and livestock markets that analysts attributed to fund-driven long liquidation and technical selling after recent highs....
Brazil meatpackers JBS and BRF report being stung by feed costs in the home market
Brazilian meatpackers JBS SA and BRF FA acknowledged that they are struggling to pass on higher feed costs to consumers in their home market, but JBS sounded had a more bullish tone given its big US exposure....
Weekly beef and dairy digest: US beef sales and exports slide again
US beef sales are faltering from last month, while the dairy sector holds steady at the start of May. ...
New report shows that CAP measures help bolster farm income
The EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) measures play an important role in supporting farm income, according to a newly-published report....
Mexico voices “disquiet” over US farm and meat packing labor practices
Mexico has voiced its disquiet in a 12 May letter sent to US Labor Secretary Marty Walsh over alleged failures to enforce labor laws in the US agriculture and meat packing industries....
13 May 2021
CME update: live cattle futures end mixed and feeders rise as corn prices falter
US live cattle futures closed mixed on 12 May, with the benchmark June contract easing in a light round of profit-taking....
JBS swings back to profit in first quarter on strong US meat business
JBS, the world’s largest meatpacker, returned to profitability in the first quarter thanks to the strong performance of its US meat operation, it said in an earnings statement on 12 May....
Drought conditions are hitting Brazil’s latest corn crop, potentially squeezing meatpacker margins
Dry weather and poorly timed planting are weighing on Brazil's second corn crop this year, reviving fears of another surge in feed prices like the one that battered big meatpackers after a 2016 drought....
EU and Northern Ireland risk being cut off from vital UK meat trade, says BMPA
Nick Allen from the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) writes that the post-Brexit meat export system threatens to cut off the UK's trade with the European Union and Northern Ireland. ...
UK NFU calls for strengthened trade standards as part of Action Plan for Animal Welfare
The National Farmers Union has welcomed the recent raft of animal welfare measures proposed by the government, but says that the improved standards should apply to both imported and domestic goods. ...
12 May 2021
UK to ban live animal exports for slaughter as part of welfare plan
Britain said on 12 May it would ban the live export of animals for slaughter and fattening, explore prohibiting the sale of foie gras and formally recognize animals as sentient beings as part of a post-Brexit welfare plan....
CME update: live cattle futures extend their rally as beef prices climb
US live cattle futures rose on 11 May for a fifth straight session, following high-flying wholesale beef prices....
Tyson Foods warns that rising costs will erode profits despite lifting its revenue outlook
American meat processing giant Tyson Foods expects that rising costs will hit profits in later quarters of 2021, even though the company raised its full-year revenue forecast due to higher meat prices and improving consumer demand....
UK farmers gear up for #AgriLeadershipWeek on 17 to 21 May
A new cross-organization campaign with AHDB, Nuffield Farming Scholarships and other key stakeholders hopes to raise awareness of pan-industry leadership training across the agricultural career spectrum....
Taking a One Health approach to animal diseases
Australia’s herd of cattle livestock contribute over $12 billion to our economy per year. Sheep contribute over $6 billion....
11 May 2021
CME update: cattle futures rise again as demand remains strong
US live cattle futures gained on 10 May as cattle processing picked up, led by strong beef prices....
Tyson Foods beats sales estimates in second-quarter 2021
Tyson Foods, the largest US meat processor, outperformed second-quarter revenue projections on 10 May due to strong demand for poultry from the food service sector....
Youth activists urge bigger say in decision making for climate-hit Africans
Grassroots activists are well-placed to tailor climate messages for local food producers and livestock keepers and could help build long-term support for climate action....
Canada selects 24 innovators for its Food Waste Reduction Challenge semi-finals
The 24 semi-finalists for the $20-million Food Waste Reduction Challenge have pitched diverse and high-impact solutions for Canada's food waste issues....
10 May 2021
UK farm groups call for urgent adoption of "dual" GHG accounting to address methane emissions from livestock
Opportunities to create climate cooling by changing management of UK livestock could be lost if the way the UK accounts for its greenhouse gas emissions is not addressed urgently....
CME update: cattle futures rise on improved US beef prices and an upswing in demand
US cattle futures rose on 7 May as strong beef prices and demand for red meat that catapulted margins for beef processors....
US NFU voices support of the American the Beautiful initiative
The National Farmers Union (NFU) is encouraged that agriculture is incorporated into the Biden administration's conservation principles. ...
Trade, workforce development and climate action are the key priorities for Australian farming, says NFF
Australia's National Farmers Federation (NFF) is petitioning the government to make further investments in trade development, climate adaptation and the agricultural workforce ahead of the 11 May federal budget....
Canada hopes to create 2,000 youth ag jobs with new program
Canada's Agriculture Minister Marie Claude Bibeau has launched a program that will create 2,000 youth jobs in the farming sector. ...
Controlling Feed Loss, Spoilage Important for Cattle Production
Feed spoilage and waste obviously cost money, but they may have bigger impacts on cattle health, as well. Denise Schwab, beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers these reminders of feed loss types, causes and effects and...
 
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