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26 June 2015
Classical BSE Confirmed in Irish Cow
IRELAND - A five year old cow has tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) after authorities were alerted last week....
25 June 2015
Could Potential New BSE Case in Ireland Hit Trade Agreements?
IRELAND - A new potential case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in Ireland has come just days after the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) reduced the country’s BSE status from controlled to negligible risk....
CME: Cold Storage Inventories Up on the Year
US - Total supplies of beef, pork, chicken and turkey in cold storage at the end of May were 2.299 billion pounds, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
22 June 2015
Cattle Outlook: Grocers Ask Highest Ever Beef Retail Price
US - New ground was set for retail beef last month when average prices lifted one cent to a record $6.412 per pound. ...
15 June 2015
Cattle Outlook: US Repeals COOL Law
US - On Wednesday, the U.S. House voted 300-131 to repeal the mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) law for beef, pork and poultry, says a University of Missouri weekly update. ...
10 June 2015
EC Urged to Back Proposals to Introduce Labelling of Non-stun Slaughtered Meat
UK - The British Veterinary Association has called on the European Commission to back proposals to introduce labelling of non-stun slaughtered meat after a study of 13,500 meat consumers across 27 EU Member States found 72 per cent want information of...
08 June 2015
Cattle Outlook: US Beef Exports Lose Steam
US - April beef exports from the US were 3.6 per cent lower, the seventh consecutive month of year on year shortfalls. ...
28 May 2015
Spanish Farmers Responsible for Bluetongue Vaccinations
SPAIN – A regional vaccination programme to quell the spread of Bluetongue virus has placed the onus firmly on farmers to vaccinate their livestock....
27 May 2015
Plan Ahead for Videos in Cattle Abattoirs
UK – A Scottish beef farmer has warned fellow cattle producers that, while they may not currently be penalised for producing out-of spec cattle, videos in abattoirs mean they soon will be....
Irish Cattle Finishers Still Better Off on Welfare
IRELAND - Irish cattle producers would have been better off claiming welfare payments last year rather than fattening cattle, a farm income survey has shown....
26 May 2015
China Access Grows Again for Brazilian Slaughterhouses
BRAZIL – Brazil will soon have 26 meat plants authorized to export to China, potentially worth $520 million in annual sales, the government announced last week....
Cattle Outlook: Cattle Placements Lower and COOL Goes Against US for Fourth Time
US - Latest cattle on feed numbers were 4.6 per cent down in April with marketings down 7.8 per cent, report two University of Missouri economists. ...
22 May 2015
Milk Prices to Play Role in Dairy Herd’s Impact on Beef
UK - How beef supply is affected by UK dairy farming in the future will hinge partly on how dairy farms can deal with market volatility....
21 May 2015
Brazil Looks for Beef Export Recovery in Second Half of Year
BRAZIL - The Brazilian beef industry saw a turnover of US$ 447 million in exports in April with shipments of more than 107,000 tonnes, boosted by an increase of shipments to Russia, Venezuela, Iran and Algeria....
15 May 2015
Shorthorn Genetics Offer Safe Way into Traditional Beef
UK – A beef Shorthorn scheme quoting a 20 p/kg premium could offer a secure way into the traditional beef market for beef and dairy farmers battling tough prices....
13 May 2015
Northern Irish Cattle Under Quoted in Plants
NORTHERN IRELAND – Northern Irish cattle consistently make more than the plants quote, according to an industry levy board....
07 May 2015
Beef is ‘Dancing to a Different Drummer’
GLOBAL - Tight world beef supplies are leading to high prices across much of the key producing regions, although Europe has notable exceptions....
30 April 2015
US Herd Rebuilding Doesn't Suit Everyone
AUSTRALIA - Signs of recovery are evident in the US cattle industry after drought-induced herd liquidation, but this is not good news for some....
28 April 2015
Indian Beef Exports to Surge Ahead
INDIA – Analysts are forecasting further gains in Indian beef and veal exports this year....
22 April 2015
Mexicans Expect 12 Per Cent Beef Export Surge
MEXICO – Mexican beef exports are expected to lift 12 per cent in 2015 as the number of federally inspected animals continues to grow....
CME: Market Uncertainty Causes Cattle, Hog Futures Decline
US - Lean hog futures declined last week due to hog supply uncertainties, but the decline was not as steep as cattle futures, which remain jittery, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
20 April 2015
Beef Exports Good Signal For US Cattle
US - Latest weekly beef export data is "quite positive" for the cattle market, according to leading analysts. ...
15 April 2015
European Slaughter Cow Prices Lifting
EU – European cull cow values have bounced back this quarter, with France being the major exception to the rule....
13 April 2015
US Cattle Weights Significantly Higher
US – A severely contracted US beef herd has had its supply picture improved slightly by a 2.7 per cent increase in carcass weight....
Cattle Outlook: US Beef Imports Jump in February
US - Beef imports to the US leapt nearly 50 per cent in February, largely due to more shipments from southern hemisphere suppliers. ...
10 April 2015
Brazilian Calf Prices Close March at Record Level
BRAZIL - Calf prices reached record high prices in Brazil, according to the Brazilian government market analysts Cepea....
Weak Euro Causes Scotch Beef Back-Up
SCOTLAND, UK – Beef supplies have bottlenecked in Scotland as a weak Euro makes importing easier and exporting less appealing....
02 April 2015
Senate Inquiry into Red Meat Processing
AUSTRALIA - A senate inquiry in Australia is to focus on the effect of market consolidation on the red meat processing sector....
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