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14 June 2021
USDA's Cooperative Interstate Shipment Program expands to give more opportunities to meat processors
The Cooperative Interstate Shipment (CIS) Program has expanded to nine states, giving meat and poultry processors more opportunities to ship their products across state lines....
11 June 2021
Australian beef - feed your greatness
Australian Olympic and Paralympic athletes are shining a spotlight on beef’s nutritional value and the important role it plays in their diets as part of Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) new winter beef campaign, Australian Beef. Feed Your Greatness....
Weekly beef and dairy digest: JBS contends with fallout from cyberattack
JBS left with an $11-million bill after cyber attack and the FAO warns that food import costs could surge. ...
09 June 2021
AHDB analyses the impact Argentina's beef export ban has on the UK
In mid-May, Argentina’s president imposed a 30-day ban on beef exports from the country, intended to manage domestic supply availability and price inflation....
04 June 2021
Argentina’s beef producers are in talks with government to end export ban
Argentine meat producers will continue talks with the government aimed at lifting the one-month suspension of beef exports that was declared in mid-May, the country's Agroindustrial Council (CAA) said in a statement....
Weekly beef and dairy digest: US meat industry faces tough scrutiny and China ups its dairy capacity
FAO data shows that global food prices are surging while US meat industry practices are put under the government spotlight. ...
FAO’s world food price index surges to new highs in May
World food prices rose in May to their highest level since 2011, growing at their fastest monthly rate in more than a decade....
01 June 2021
Argentina suspends 12 beef export operations as conflict over ban deepens
Argentina said on Monday 31 May it had temporarily shut down 12 beef exporters over "irregular" operations and had seized over 220 tonnes of meat as tensions over the government's meat export ban deepen....
31 May 2021
Argentine farmer groups threaten to deepen protests over beef export ban
Argentine rural producers threatened on 29 May to ramp up protest measures if the government did not back down on a meat export ban, an emergency measure taken in a bid to bolster domestic supply amid runaway inflation....
28 May 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: US tests USMCA dispute mechanism and Thailand reports new cattle disease
US beef sales are improving after a weeks-long slump and analysts predict that Argentina's beef export ban will last longer than 30 days. ...
25 May 2021
UK red meat exporters tout high farm standards after AHDB event
The AHDB's digital workshop, "Quality meat from Britain", gave American red meat importers key insights into the UK's beef and pork sectors....
Flexitarianism declined in the UK during COVID-19, says market data
AHDB is exploring the needs of flexitarians in meat and dairy markets after diets shifted during the pandemic. ...
24 May 2021
Marfrig becomes BRF’s top shareholder after buying $800 million stake
Brazil’s Marfrig Global Foods announced that it purchased almost a quarter of Brazil’s BRF SA’s outstanding shares....
BMPA warns that the devil is in the detail regarding the UK-Australia trade deal
Despite reassurances that the UK's beef industry will be unscathed under the parameters of the Australia-UK free trade agreement, the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) believes that sector will be negatively impacted....
21 May 2021
UK meat exports make a splash in Asian markets
The Far East has helped bolster the UK's red meat export industry as the sector contends with Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
Argentina rubber stamps beef export ban, saying Asian demand justifies the move
Argentina's government put the official seal on a controversial beef export ban on 20 May, formalizing the measure unveiled earlier in the week in the country's official gazette and citing hot demand in Asian markets for pumping up prices....
Weekly beef and dairy digest: USDA issues its EU Milk Report and US cattle ranchers cry foul
US cattle ranchers are calling for an investigation of beef packer market manipulation, and USDA analysis indicates that Europe's dairy herd could shrink further. ...
Australia's NFF urges calm over UK-Australia free trade agreement
The National Farmers Federation (NFF) says that the outcome of any free trade agreement is that both parties have improved export options - there is no reason to think that the UK-Australia FTA will be any different. ...
20 May 2021
Shares of Brazilian meatpackers slide on Argentina beef export ban
Shares in Brazilian meatpackers slid on 18 May after their operations in Argentina were hit with a 30-day beef export ban in that country, as Buenos Aires struggles to rein in rampant inflation....
19 May 2021
Tensions build in Argentina’s farm sector over government meat export ban
Argentine farm groups will halt trading of livestock in protest against a 30-day government ban on meat exports aimed at bringing down domestic prices....
"Fire up for summer" to support UK beef sector
The AHDB is encouraging UK consumers to "fire up for summer" and opt for steaks during the summer barbeque season. ...
18 May 2021
Argentina stops meat exports for 30 days due to inflation fears
Argentina announced a 30-day halt on meat exports on 17 May amid rising prices that have spooked the government as it struggles with runaway inflation ahead of key mid-term elections at the end of the year....
14 May 2021
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. ...
13 May 2021
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....
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. ...
11 May 2021
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....
07 May 2021
China’s meat imports up 6.9% in April 2021
China imported 922,000 tonnes of meat in April 2021, up 6.9% from the same month in 2020 according to Chinese customs data....
 
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