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17 March 2021
New UK border checks delay is a betrayal of vets and Brexit, says OV group
The Managing Director of one of the UK's leading providers of Official Veterinarians and Meat Hygiene Inspectors has strongly criticised the UK Government’s decision to further delay checks on goods entering Great Britain from the European Union....
15 March 2021
Brazil’s cattle supplies to remain tight, says Safras & Mercado
A shortage of cattle for slaughtering will continue to weigh on Brazilian beef processors for at least a year, says analyst with Safras & Mercado....
12 March 2021
Half of meat plant inspections in Ireland show breaches of employment law
Ireland’s Department of Enterprise, Trade Employment says that almost €184,000 in outstanding wages were recovered for employees after inspections....
09 March 2021
Northern Ireland contends with official vet shortage amid Brexit protocol changes
A senior Ulster Unionist peer has called for urgent action to address an increasingly serious shortage of vets carrying out official meat inspections in Northern Ireland....
05 March 2021
Government of Canada invests $7.8 million in worker safety at meat plants
The Government of Canada has earmarked $7.8 million to help meat companies implement changes to safeguard the health and safety of workers due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic....
04 March 2021
As US meatpackers announce vaccine plans, workers groups highlight slow progress
COVID-19 vaccines are making their way into the arms of US meat and agriculture workers, but companies and union officials say progress needs to be faster after coronavirus outbreaks idled slaughterhouses and sickened thousands of workers....
03 March 2021
American Farm Bureau voices support for cattle market transparency
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFB) is calling on lawmakers to require increased transparency in US cattle markets. ...
01 March 2021
Spanish government orders cattle on pariah ship to be culled
More than 850 cows that have spent months on a ship in the Mediterranean are no longer fit for transport and should be killed, Spain's Agriculure Ministry said on 27 February....
26 February 2021
Spanish cattle ship returns to port after spending months at sea
A shipload of Spanish cattle that had been drifting for months due to concerns over the bovine bluetongue disease docked in Spain on Thursday, the government said, but the fate of the animals remains unclear....
25 February 2021
UK's Welfare in Transport consultation may not deliver for livestock
The UK's National Farmers Union has responded to Defra's Welfare in Transport consultation, saying that the proposals would cause undue delays and increase costs without delivering meaningful welfare benefits for livestock and poultry. ...
22 February 2021
Canadian government funds research to improve meat processing capacity and efficiency
Canada is making a significant investment in Ontario's meat processing sector to expand the province's slaughter capacity. ...
18 February 2021
CME update: cattle futures sag as US cold snap stalls slaughter operations
US cattle futures dropped on 17 February as wintry weather and power outages hampered meat-packing operations, slowing the pace of slaughter and reducing demand for market-ready animals....
Cargill idles meat plants in three Texas cities after US cold snap
Cargill Inc said on 17 February that meat plants across the three cities will be idled through 18 February because a local utility company has restricted natural gas availability after a cold snap hit the state....
09 February 2021
New video showcases COVID-19 safety measures in UK abattoirs
A new video that shows how abattoirs in the UK are taking steps to minimise the spread of COVID-19 has gone live this week. ...
04 February 2021
CME update: cattle futures slip despite solid domestic demand
US live and feeder cattle futures settled lower on 3 February as traders pin hopes on increased meat demand from China....
03 February 2021
CME update: cattle futures advance on strong meat demand
US live and feeder cattle futures rose on 2 February as both domestic and export demand for beef improve....
Lawsuit alleges that Tyson Foods misled shareholders about COVID-19 safety measures
US meat and poultry processor Tyson Foods Inc was sued on 2 February for allegedly defrauding shareholders with misleading disclosures about its ability to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus in its facilities....
02 February 2021
US Congress to investigate COVID-19 worker safety at meat processing firms
A US congressional panel is investigating three large meatpacking companies for possible worker-safety violations after reports that hundreds of industry workers have died of the novel coronavirus....
01 February 2021
CME update: live cattle futures slip on end-month profit-taking
US live cattle futures closed lower on 29 January as traders booked profits at the end of the week and month while Wall Street equity markets declined....
Brazil’s beef lobby calls for abattoir workers to be prioritised for COVID-19 jab
Brazilian beef lobby Abrafrigo is requesting that slaughterhouse workers be included in vaccine priority lists....
29 January 2021
UK vets stress that there is "room for improvement" on animal welfare at slaughter
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed England's review of Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing regulations and offers proposals to better safeguard animal welfare. ...
21 January 2021
CME update: live cattle futures slip ahead of monthly USDA report
US live cattle futures fell on 20 January as traders anticipate a decline in cattle placements in the monthly Cattle on Feed report, but feeder futures benefit from lower feed-grain futures....
20 January 2021
CME update: cattle futures gain ground ahead of monthly USDA report
US live cattle futures strengthened on 19 January as traders began positioning ahead of the 22 January monthly Cattle of Feed report from the USDA....
18 January 2021
UK farmgate prices remain strong despite border concerns stemming from Brexit
Despite the Brexit trade agreement between the UK and EU, UK cattle producers must still contend with the new non-tariff conditions and biosecurity checks for exports. ...
08 January 2021
CME update: live cattle futures end mixed while feeder futures firm as rally in corn prices stalls
US cattle futures closed narrowly mixed on 7 January with the spot February contract drifting lower in range-bound trade, awaiting direction from cash markets....
07 January 2021
CME update: cattle futures inch lower as traders weigh slowed meat processing
Live cattle futures fell on 6 January as traders considered declining beef cut-out values against expected tighter market-ready cattle supplies in the second quarter of the year....
06 January 2021
JBS responds to slavery allegations on Brazil’s cattle ranches
Brazilian meatpackers must clean up their supply chains, labour experts said on 5 January, after an investigation showed six firms bought cattle from ranches that used slave labour....
CME update: live cattle futures rally on fund-driven buying
US live cattle futures rose by 2 percent on 5 January, bouncing back from a sell-off a day earlier....
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