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27 May 2020
Regenerative agriculture platform will launch at virtual conference
Peterson Control Union Group is set to release its new regenerative agriculture platform at the 2 June Innovation Forum....
It’s official: Brazil’s JBS, Marfrig and Minerva will export beef to Thailand
JBS SA, Marfrig Global Foods, Minerva Foods and two other Brazilian meat packers have won approval to export beef to Thailand....
20 May 2020
NCBA welcomes new coronavirus relief measures for US cattle producers
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) welcomes new details of the CFAP programme that aim to help cattle producers, but stress that more needs to be done to protect family-owned cow-calf and stocker operations. ...
18 May 2020
Chinese commerce minister reports that Australia and China are in communications over trade dispute
China’s commerce minister Zhong Shan says the two countries are in communication amid escalating diplomatic tensions over trade and the coronavirus pandemic....
15 May 2020
Breedr’s virtual supply chain ensures meat quality, supply and supports net zero targets
A virtual value-chain for livestock production that ensures quality and supply has been developed by Breedr and has the support of the National Farmers Union, major livestock producers, processors and leading supermarkets....
One step closer to carbon neutral cattle
New research shows that supplementing cattle diets with red seaweed reduces enteric methane emissions by 98 percent while improving productivity measures – without causing negative side-effects....
13 May 2020
Australia maintains call for coronavirus inquiry as China remains silent on trade talk request
China has not responded to a request for urgent trade talks after Australia’s agriculture exports were hit with suspensions and tariff threats....
Trade spat between China and Australia intensifies
China suspends beef imports from four Australian firms amid official disputes over the coronavirus pandemic....
12 May 2020
USRSB releases new educational materials for National Beef Month
The beef industry’s first-ever online educational modules dedicated to beef sustainability launched this May during National Beef Month....
05 May 2020
EU takes crucial steps to shore up agri-food sector
The European Commission takes action by enacting exceptional measures to support the agriculture and food sectors affected by the COVID-19 crisis. ...
01 May 2020
Breedr - a virtual meat supply network - gains support of producers, processors and NFU
A virtual value-chain for livestock production that ensures quality and supply has been developed by Breedr and has the support of the National Farmers Union, major livestock producers, processors and leading supermarkets....
30 April 2020
Cargill plans to restart Alberta beef plant on 4 May
After closing a beef processing plant in High River, Alberta due to hundreds of coronavirus infections, Cargill says it will reopen the facility as of 4 May....
29 April 2020
USRSB announces Sysco Corporation as newest member
The US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB), a nonprofit initiative that crafted the widely-adopted US Beef Industry Sustainability Framework, welcomes Sysco Corporation to the ranks. ...
28 April 2020
Marfrig resumes US beef sales amid COVID-19 disruptions
Brazilian meat packing giant Marfrig Global Foods has resumed sales of fresh beef from Brazil to the United States as the coronavirus epidemic restricts US beef supplies....
23 April 2020
Some UK retailers are failing to stock British beef during Great British Beef Week
It is inexcusable to see some of the country’s biggest retailers failing to honour their commitment to sourcing British beef, especially at a time when British prime cuts are in plentiful supply and in desperate need of a market, the NFU said today....
EU unveils €80 million support package for farmers amid COVID-19
After the European Commission unveils its aid package for the agri-food sector, farmers say that the support isn’t fit-for-purpose....
22 April 2020
'Make It' campaign set to hit TV screens across Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - Three of Scotland’s finest ingredients, Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork, are set to hit TV screens across Scotland in the coming weeks as part of Quality Meat Scotland’s 'Make It' campaign. ...
15 April 2020
COVID-19-related cattle industry losses in the US estimated at $13.6 Billion
A recent study estimates that cattle industry losses stemming from the coronavirus pandemic will reach $13.6 billion....
09 April 2020
How to support British livestock farmers
NFU and NFU Cymru are urging retailers and processors to support British beef and sheep farmers by promoting cuts of meat such as steaks and roasting joints in stores, which are now in high supply due to the complete loss of the food service market....
CME update: US cattle futures rally due to bargain-buying
US cattle futures rose for a second session on 8 April as investors took advantage of steep discounts in futures prices....
31 March 2020
Increased demand for ground beef signals trouble in the next two weeks
Though massive demand from shoppers for meat and other products might mean big profits for manufacturers, the truth is more complicated. ...
12 March 2020
Govt probes sale of meat from dead cattle
ZIMBABWE - The government has instituted investigations into the sale of contaminated meat by some abattoirs, butcheries and illegal meat traders, which is putting the lives of the public at risk....
11 March 2020
QMS launches new "Make it" campaign
SCOTLAND, UK - Two of Scotland’s finest ingredients, Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI, are set to be in the spotlight in the coming weeks as Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) launches it’s new 'Make it' campaign....
15,000 people sign NFU’s food standards petition
More than 15,000 people have urged the Government to commit in law that food that would be illegal for British farmers to produce here will not be imported as part of future trade deals....
06 March 2020
Gulfood showcases US beef for importers in Middle East, Africa
UAE - The foodservice sector’s appetite for high-end beef cuts, an emerging fast-casual restaurant scene and Middle Eastern retailers’ growing need for beef variety meat were encouraging signs during the 25th edition of Gulfood, a global food trade...
02 March 2020
Super Bowl parties ideal platform for promoting US beef, pork in Mexico
MEXICO - US beef and pork cuts were grilled and served to fans of American football in two of Mexico’s major urban centers on Super Bowl Sunday. Funded by the National Pork Board and the Beef Checkoff Programme, USMEF’s second annual Super Bowl parties...
28 February 2020
Hotpot festivals in Shanghai stores highlight US beef alternative cuts
CHINA - Focusing on top blade, rib fingers, hanging tender and other cuts used in popular hotpot dishes, USMEF recently partnered with one of China’s largest retail food chains to demonstrate the advantages of alternative cuts of US beef. Funded by...
27 February 2020
Levy boards extend collaborative work
SCOTLAND, UK - A larger pot of £3.5 million has been committed to ring-fenced fund (RFF) work between levy boards in England, Scotland and Wales in the coming year....
 
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