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15 April 2021
View news from United States US beef and cattle prices are rising on stronger-than-normal seasonal demand
Beef and beef cattle prices are experiencing an upward trend as the US economy emerges from a year-long pandemic, writes Adam Russell with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. ...
View news from Cuba Cuba loosens ban on cattle slaughter, sales of beef, dairy
Cuba announced that it was loosening a decades-old ban on the slaughter of cattle and sale of beef and dairy as part of agricultural reforms as the Communist-run country battles with food shortages....
View news from European Union Drifting apart? European firms battle to reach UK clients
Trading rules and routes between the United Kingdom and European Union have become more complex after the 31 December Brexit deadline and are set to become more stringent in the months ahead....
View news from United States CoBank's quarterly analysis suggests that President Biden's proposed infrastructure plan could significantly impact rural America
The latest analysis from CoBank finds that the US economy is gathering momentum after the COVID-19 crisis and that policy decisions and the proposed infrastructure plan will have far-reaching impacts on rural industries. ...
14 April 2021
View news from New Zealand New Zealand will stop livestock exports due to animal welfare concerns
New Zealand said on 14 April that it will stop the export of livestock by sea following a transition period of up to two years, citing animal welfare concerns for a decision that will affect major trading partners including Australia and China....
View news from Singapore Virtual cook-along showcases British beef in Singapore
Chefs and importers in Singapore have had the chance to sample British beef as part of a series of virtual events run by AHDB to target the all-important market....
View news from United States US ag and first responder groups release video series to help farmers with emergency planning
Animal agriculture groups have partnered with US first responders to create a video series that helps farmers and ranchers prepare emergency action plans. ...
View news from Australia "Lucky escape" for Australia after authorities detect traces of ASF and FMD on illegally imported food
Australia's National Farmers Federation says that the country's biosecurity systems should be improved after border authorities intercept parcels of illegally imported meat. ...
13 April 2021
View news from Global USAID and key agriculture partners launch consortium to combat the threat of infectious diseases
A five-year animal agriculture program launched by USAID and led by Cargill, Ausvet, Heifer International and International Poultry Council will increase capacity of farmers, governments and other stakeholders to prevent and quickly respond to growing...
View news from Brazil Brazil’s beef packers halt production as cattle prices skyrocket and demand shrinks
Brazilian beef packers are suspending production in selected locations, as a rise in costs that cannot be passed through to consumer prices have squeezed their margins....
View news from United States CME update: cattle contracts end in negative territory
Cattle futures on the Chicago Mercantile exchange closed lower on 12 April after hitting a 15-month high on 8 April....
View news from China China’s meat imports for March surpass 1 million tonnes
Customs data from China shows that the country imported 1.02 million tonnes of meat in March, the highest monthly volume since at least January 2020....
View news from European Union How will individual EU countries deliver on CAP strategic plans?
Member States’ CAP strategic plans will combine a wide range of targeted interventions addressing their specific needs and delivering tangible results in relation to EU-level objectives, while contributing to the Green Deal....
View news from Australia Australia's NFF welcomes new Climate Change Authority Chair
The National Farmers’ Federation welcomes the appointment of Mr Grant King as Chair of the Climate Change Authority, as well as new members Ms Susie Smith and Mr John McGee....
12 April 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures ease after a week of surging cash cattle and beef prices
US live cattle futures fell on 9 April as basis between cash cattle and futures narrowed....
View news from United Kingdom The UK's meat and dairy industry should maintain in-home offerings post pandemic
With over a quarter of the population saying they plan to eat out less when lockdown eases, AHDB has produced a new report exploring future opportunities for meat and dairy in-home....
View news from United States Drought in western US could complicate the growing season
After 2020's pandemic-related challenges, US farmers were hoping for an uncomplicated growing season, says the National Farmers Union. ...
View news from United Kingdom OPINION - The government can avoid talking about Brexit but the numbers don’t lie
An article written by Peter Hardwick from the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) explains that the declining level of red meat exports between the UK and EU illustrates the new-found trade friction between the blocs. ...
11 April 2021
View news from United Kingdom New trailer for film documenting mental health struggles in the farming community
A new film looking at mental health in the farming community, called “Unearthing Farming Lives” is currently “in the making”....
10 April 2021
View news from United States US advocacy groups petition for FDA to retain its regulatory capacity of genetically engineered animals
This week, thirteen national advocacy groups concerned about public health, environment, and animal welfare urged key federal agencies to maintain regulatory authority over genetically engineered food animals within the US Food and Drug Administration...
09 April 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures falter after climbing in the first half of the week
US live cattle futures stepped back on 8 April after making gains earlier this week, despite continued strength in beef cut-outs and the cash market....
View news from Ireland Research suggests link between Ireland's rising sika deer populations and bovine TB infections
New research from Trinity College Dublin establishes a correlation between rising sika deer populations and outbreaks of bovine TB. ...
View news from Global World food price index rises for tenth straight month in March
Word food prices rose for a tenth consecutive month in March according to FAO data, hitting their highest level since June 2014....
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: Australia's dairy industry contends with flood aftermath
US beef sales slip and the dairy industry prepares for peak levels of milk. ...
View news from Canada Canada makes further investments in worker safety at meat plants
Canada is investing over $12 million to build processing capacity and improve worker safety in Ontario's meat plants. ...
View news from Australia Australia's NFF praises decision to develop livestock in New South Wales
National Farmers' Federation Chief Executive Tony Mahar welcomed the move, saying that it is regionalization in action. ...
08 April 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures gain ground as demand remains steady
US live cattle futures rose on 7 April, with boxed beef leading the market higher....
View news from Brazil 2020 a “dire” year for Amazon deforestation, says new data
Deforestation in the Amazon, the world’s largest rainforest, rose by 17% last year, with wildfires, agriculture and logging as the main sources....
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