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16 December 2021
Fewer zoonotic diseases in humans, foodborne outbreaks in 2020
Findings are based on the annual EU One Health zoonosis report...
European retailers to stop selling Brazilian beef over deforestation concerns
The boycotts are in response to cattle sourced from illegally deforested regions...
Cattle and hog futures decline on worries about exports
Live cattle futures fell more than 1%...
15 December 2021
Europe significantly decreases use of veterinary antibiotics
Overall use has declined 43.2% since 2011...
McDonald's, Beyond Meat plan McPlant expansion for US, analysts say
The restaurant has seen boosted sales in its new veggie option...
Cattle futures lower on weaker cash markets; hogs decline
Meat packers plan for lighter kills during the holiday weeks...
CoBank's 2022 Outlook: Lean supplies, strong demand bolster prices despite export unknowns
Incredibly strong US consumer demand for meat products negated fears this year that a higher feed cost environment would limit processor margins, writes Brian Earnest, livestock analyst with CoBank. ...
14 December 2021
Nigeria to receive $210 million to support farmers
The African Development Bank will issue the loan...
Teagasc launches Future Beef Program
The program aims to improve profitability, as well as overall sustainability ...
Cattle live futures close higher; hogs ease
February live cattle settled up 0.775 cent at 138.850 cents per pound...
13 December 2021
Upgraded Cornell facility to help study dairy emissions
The partnership between industry, government and academia is bringing a state-of-the-art lab upgrade to the university ...
Canada funds beef certification program
The voluntary certification program reviews food safety, animal care and environmental stewardship standards...
Low Carbon Beef receives approval as USDA process verified program service provider
It's the first of its kind for verification for beef raised with reduced greenhouse gas emissions...
US meat packers triple net profit margins during pandemic
Transportation, labour were not the cause of rising costs, report finds...
Pen-side test for BRD may save cattle industry millions, reduce antibiotic use
Sous-vide cooking inspired an idea that took promising technology out of the lab and into the barn. Researchers at Purdue University successfully developed an on-site bovine respiratory disease test that provides results within an hour....
12 December 2021
Canada sets aside $8 million for agri-communication initiative
The aim is to connect consumers with farmers...
10 December 2021
India's farmers end year-long protest
Government agreed to set up panel to consider crop support prices...
French farms grow in size - census
Average size rose from 55 to 69 hectares ...
Argentina to relax restrictions on beef exports
Inflation hovers around 50% a year...
US farmers ask for investigation into fertiliser prices
Suspicions of market manipulation led to the request...
Tyson Foods to spend $1.3 billion on automation
Labour shortages make meeting demand difficult...
USDA Secretary resisting calls for halt to US imports of Brazilian beef
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said it would not be appropriate for the US to halt imports of Brazilian beef even though the country was late in reporting two atypical cases of BSE earlier this year....
Weekly global protein digest: HPAI in Austria, US beef, pork exports dip this week
Market analyst Jim Wyckoff shares highlights from this week's activities in the global protein market. ...
09 December 2021
First sniffers measuring methane on dairy farms in the Netherlands
The first sniffer has been installed on a dairy farm in the Netherlands this week. It was a great moment for researcher Yvette de Haas. This farm is one of the 100 farms on which methane and CO2 concentrations will be recorded over the next two years....
Is seaweed a sustainable solution to livestock production
With ruminant livestock like cattle and sheep producing just over 10 percent of Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions, scientists at the University of New England (UNE) are continuing to find innovative ways to reduce methane in food production...
USMEF: US beef export value shatters annual record
October was another strong month for U.S. red meat exports as beef export value continued to soar, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF)....
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