Research Aimed at Nitrite Poisoning Leads to Methane Mitigation

Wed, 23 May 2018

US - Two government researchers and a college graduate student aiming at one issue in the cattle industry are finding they can address two issues - nitrite poisoning and methane emissions - with an animal probiotic they are developing.

 

Maine Governor Supports More Trade with China

Wed, 23 May 2018

US - Maine is eagerly looking forward to more investment, students and tourists from China, said Governor Paul LePage.

 

Genetic Merit a Key Performance Measure Critical to Success

Wed, 23 May 2018

UK - Farmers can see how the genetic merit of their herd compares against the rest of the industry as the measure has been added to AHDB Dairy's set of key performance indicators (KPIs).

 

Arla Farmers Join Forces to Increase Resilience, Profitability

Wed, 23 May 2018

UK - Over 300 farmers have signed up to Arla’s new R500 programme designed to help future proof their farms and increase resilience to the impact of volatile milk prices.

 

AgriLife Research, Forage Genetics International Sign Multi-year Agreement

Tue, 22 May 2018

US - A greater interest in forage sorghums from the beef and dairy industries has led to a multi-year agreement between Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Forage Genetics International LLC, or FGI, a subsidiary of Arden Hills, Minnesota-based Land O'Lakes Inc.

 

Commissioner of Agriculture Promotes EU Beef in China

Tue, 22 May 2018

CHINA - China could shortly allow imports of beef from France, Germany and the Netherlands, which have been under embargo for almost 17 years, according to the EU Commissioner of Agriculture Phil Hogan, Yicai.com reported.

 

Arla Foods Amba Increases Milk Price for June

Tue, 22 May 2018

UK - Arla Foods amba is increasing its conventional milk price for June by one eurocent.

 

CME: FI Cattle Slaughter in W20 Largest for Any Week

Tue, 22 May 2018

US - In the livestock futures markets last week, Live Cattle contracts declined; the June contract was $102.98 per cwt. (average of the daily closing prices), dropping $4.49 for the week, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

UK Dairy Sector Demonstrates Decade of World Class Environmental Progress

Tue, 22 May 2018

UK - The UK dairy sector has made significant progress in its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint, attendees at the launch of the Dairy Roadmap 10th anniversary report in the House of Commons were told today.

 

CME: Beef Trimmings Prices Unusually Stable So Far

Mon, 21 May 2018

US - Beef trimmings prices have been unusually stable so far this year when compared to recent years, as well as beef cut prices at the wholesale level, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

Arla Expands New Fibre Yogurt Range

Mon, 21 May 2018

UK - Following the launch of Arla Fibre earlier this year, Arla Foods is to expand the range with the addition of a new plain variant.

 

Dairy Market Update: Markets Have Definitely Turned a Corner

Mon, 21 May 2018

EU - With global milk output growing at much slower rates (just over 1 per cent for March, the level analysts believe is required to re-balance markets), intervention SMP stock shifting more readily, and international commodity price indices on the up, it looks like we may have seen the last of the (base) milk price cuts for 2018.

 

US Beef Cooking Demonstrations Target UAE’s HRI Sector

Mon, 21 May 2018

UAE - Working to increase the visibility of US beef in the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) HRI sector and gain confidence among chefs and foodservice operators, USMEF coordinated two cooking demonstrations at recent Emirates Culinary Guild meetings at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Dubai.

 

Huge Opportunities for Farmer-to-farmer Learning This Summer

Mon, 21 May 2018

UK - UK farmers and growers will have access to more than 50 farmer-to-farmer learning events this summer.

 

CME: Erosion of Choice Boxed Beef Cutout Value

Fri, 18 May 2018

US - The Choice boxed beef cutout value (negotiated trade calculated and reported by the Market News Division of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service) has eroded since last Friday when it reached $232.12 per cwt., reports

 

NCBA Urges 'No' Vote on Brat/Blumenauer Farm Bill Amendment

Fri, 18 May 2018

US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and more than 40 of the nation’s most influential commodity trade associations are urging Congress to stand with farmers, ranchers, and rural communities by voting down the amendment offered by US Reps. Dave Brat (7th Dist. – Va.) and Earl Blumenauer (3rd Dist. – Ore.) to the 2018 Farm Bill.

 

Recovery of Dairy Markets More Evident as EU Sells 42,000t of SMP

Fri, 18 May 2018

EU - There is no doubt that dairy markets are now recovering, Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan has said.

 

Market Oriented Dairy Products to Strengthen Rural Economy, Says PM

Fri, 18 May 2018

SRI LANKA - Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the market oriented dairy project launched in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) would strengthen and improve the country’s rural economy.

 

Japanese Dairy Firm to Expand China Factory

Fri, 18 May 2018

CHINA - Japanese dairy firm Yakult has signed a deal to expand its factory in the East China city of Wuxi to become the company's largest plant in China, the local government said Thursday.

 

Veris Investments, FrieslandCampina Invest in Holland Dairy Ethiopia

Fri, 18 May 2018

ETHIOPIA - Veris Investments and Royal FrieslandCampina have joined forces by investing in Holland Dairy PLC in Ethiopia.

 

US Beef Market Poses Threat to NZ Returns This Year

Fri, 18 May 2018

NEW ZEALAND - The likely forced slaughter of US cattle due to drought is set to pressure global beef trade and prices, posing a threat to New Zealand beef returns, a visiting North American cattle industry expert has warned local producers.

 

CME: Negative Shift in Beef, Pork Demand

Thu, 17 May 2018

US - At the consumer level, beef demand is notoriously difficult to measure, as are shifts in that relationship, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

QMS Unveils Focused Five Year Strategy, Vision

Thu, 17 May 2018

SCOTLAND, UK - The organisation tasked with promoting some of Scotland’s most iconic food brands, Quality Meat Scotland, has this week (Wednesday, 16 May 2018) unveiled a new strategy and vision for the five-year period to 2023.

 

NFU Scotland Joins Calls for Feed in Tariff Commitment

Thu, 17 May 2018

UK - NFU Scotland joined others in the Scottish renewable sector in calling for the UK Government to commit to Feed in Tariffs (FiTs) beyond 2019 to build on the current success story.

 

Brand Ireland Approach Needed for Beef in China, Says IFA

Thu, 17 May 2018

CHINA - IFA President Joe Healy has said Ireland should take a brand Ireland approach to selling beef to China. He said the Chinese market presents a unique opportunity to build a high value Irish beef brand, similar to Kerrygold for dairy.

 

Small-scale Dairy Farmers to Get Assistance

Thu, 17 May 2018

TANZANIA - Various stakeholders in the milk industry value chain have vowed to pull their resources to address challenges in the sub-sector and ensure that more small holders benefit more from the industry.

 

Coop Switzerland Launches Locally Sourced Dairy Range

Thu, 17 May 2018

SWITZERLAND - Swiss retailer Coop has launched a new dairy product line sourced from cows fed exclusively on Swiss hay.

 

CME: latest 'Hay Stocks' Report Shows Availability of Pastures Down

Wed, 16 May 2018

US - Last week USDA-NASS released the first week of pasture and range conditions for the US. This weekly update provides a barometer for cattle forage conditions across the country, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

Beef + Lamb NZ Unveils New Environmental Strategy

Wed, 16 May 2018

NEW ZEALAND - A new blueprint to lift the environmental performance of New Zealand’s sheep and beef sector was unveiled today by Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ).

 

IFA: Co-ops Must Step Up on Milk Prices as Farmers Continue to Need Support

Wed, 16 May 2018

EU - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan has said for many dairy farmers, spring only started two weeks ago.

 

UN Health Agency Aiming to Wipe Out Trans Fats Worldwide

Wed, 16 May 2018

GLOBAL - The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out artery-clogging trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years.

 

Livestock Agents Plead Guilty to Non-compliance of Cattle Traceability System

Wed, 16 May 2018

AUSTRALIA - Three Gippsland livestock agents have avoided conviction after pleading guilty to charges relating to the movement of cattle.

 

Frictionless Trade with EU Vital for UK Livestock Sector, Say Farming Unions

Wed, 16 May 2018

UK - Livestock representatives from farming unions in all parts of the UK attended a meeting in Edinburgh last week, hosted by NFU Scotland. Top of the agenda for the representatives was the on-going uncertainty over the UK Governments policy for post-Brexit trade.

 

Changing Cities' Food Systems to Help Reduce Carbon Emissions

Tue, 15 May 2018

US - Many US cities and states are looking for ways to slash greenhouse gas emissions, including cap-and-trade programs, building-efficiency regulations, and boosting public transit and renewable energy sources.

 

CME: Retailers Once Again Take Advantage of Increase in Beef Supply Availability

Tue, 15 May 2018

US - Memorial Day weekend is just two weeks away, a critical demand period for meat protein sales. Retailers have once again taken advantage of the increase in beef supply availability to feature more beef in the meat case, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

No MPI Plans for Extra Cattle Movement Restrictions

Tue, 15 May 2018

NEW ZEALAND - Changing farms on so-called Gypsy Day, when large numbers of farmers shift stock, requires extra precaution because of Mycoplasma bovis but the Ministry for Primary Industries won't prevent animal movements beyond the 300 or so farms under some form of restriction.

 

China's Farm Produce Prices Continue to Dip

Tue, 15 May 2018

CHINA - China's farm produce prices continued to fall in the week ending 13 May, according to data from the Ministry of Commerce.

 

Dairy Stocks Rally as Parag Milk Talks of Robust Growth

Tue, 15 May 2018

INDIA - Strong growth projections given by the Parag Milk management during the analysts’ meet sparked a rally in the shares of dairy product manufacturers on Monday. Analysts are upbeat on the sector, with expectations of a normal monsoon and fall in milk procurement prices.

 

IFA Says China Trade Mission Crucial as Brexit Uncertainty Persists

Tue, 15 May 2018

IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has travelled to China this week as part of a Ministerial trade mission, following the opening of the Chinese market for Irish beef last month. He is joined by Livestock Chairman Angus Woods and Pigs Chairman Tom Hogan.

 

Trade Tensions with China Make US Farmers Fear Losses

Mon, 14 May 2018

US & CHINA - Luck has not been on the side of American farmers in the midwest this year.

 

US Beef, Pork Pair with US Potatoes for Culinary Workshop in Vietnam

Mon, 14 May 2018

VIETNAM - USMEF partnered with Potatoes USA to host a US Meat and Potatoes Culinary Workshop in Phu Quoc, Vietnam.

 

Beef Price Placed at Tk 450/Kg for Ramadan

Mon, 14 May 2018

BANGLADESH - Ahead of the Ramadan, the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) authorities have fixed the price of beef per kilogramme at Tk 450.

 

Mycoplasma Bovis Found in Waikato

Mon, 14 May 2018

NEW ZEALAND - Cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis continues to spread through New Zealand with a farm in Cambridge the latest to test positive.

 

CME: Q2 Beef Production Forecast to Rise Compared to a Year Ago

Fri, 11 May 2018

US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. provides key highlights from the latest WASDE report.

 

IFA: Stable Ornua PPI a Sign that Co-op's Dairy Returns Bottom Out

Fri, 11 May 2018

IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan has said the Ornua PPI stabilising for the first time since last October is a clear indication that Irish co-ops have seen the worst of dairy returns and are now able to benefit from the firmer dairy prices being reported by the EU Milk Market Observatory.

 

FrieslandCampina’s New Milk Ingredient Obtains EU Approval, GRAS Status

Fri, 11 May 2018

NETHERLANDS - FrieslandCampina DOMO’s new Human Milk Oligosaccharide (HMO) ingredient, 2’-fucosyllactose (2’-FL), has been officially certified to be used in infant formula in both European and US markets.

 

Prime Cattle Trade Firms in Line with Seasonal Trend

Fri, 11 May 2018

UK - UK farmgate prices for prime cattle continue to rise, following the same pattern as last year and maintaining a premium of around three percent on the year.

 

Greenpeace Exposes Dairy Pipeline Incursion

Fri, 11 May 2018

NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace has released drone video footage revealing a major dairy incursion into wilderness country in the Mackenzie.

 

New Standards for Dairy Products Being Drafted in Azerbaijan

Fri, 11 May 2018

AZERBAIJAN - Azerbaijan's Association of Producers and Exporters of Milk and Dairy Products (ASEB) plans to introduce new standards for these products in the country, ASEB Executive Director Samir Eyyubov said at a meeting of the Association participants in Baku today, 11 May.

 

US State Mission to Explore Market Opportunities in China

Fri, 11 May 2018

CHINA - A trade delegation from the US west Pacific state of Oregon will travel to China this week to encourage more trade between the two sides, the Oregon TV outlet KTVZ reported Tuesday.

 

Beef Industry Addresses Consumer Concerns About Environment, Animal Welfare

Fri, 11 May 2018

AUSTRALIA - Beef producers are using innovation to address rising pressures from environmental and animal activists about how the industry operates.

 

New Dairy Season to 'Hit a Six'

Thu, 10 May 2018

NEW ZEALAND - The 2018/19 dairy season is expected to "hit a six", with a shaky start possible, but a strong finish anticipated, resulting in a third season with a "milk price starting with a six", according to a new industry report.

 

Meaty Social Media Merger for 'The Scotch Kitchen'

Thu, 10 May 2018

SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has merged its consumer-facing social media platforms to further strengthen The Scotch Kitchen, as its lead social media channel, promoting the Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork brands.

 

Kuwait Bans Beef Imports from Zimbabwe, South Korea Due to FMD

Thu, 10 May 2018

KUWAIT - The supreme food safety committee recommended banning all beef imports from Zimbabwe and South Korea, where foot and mouth disease has been detected.

 

Influential Co-ops Must Set Supportive Tone for April Milk Price, Says IFA

Thu, 10 May 2018

IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan has said that the first milk purchasing co-ops to set the April milk price over the coming days have a responsibility to all milk producers to set a supportive tone for the April milk price.

 

Indian Buffalo Meat Success Puts Sizable Dent in Australia's Live Cattle Trade with Indonesia

Thu, 10 May 2018

AUSTRALIA - The introduction of frozen Indian buffalo meat in Indonesia has halved demand for Australian cattle, according to industry representatives.

 

Inaugural Life Insurance Cover for Dairy Farmers

Thu, 10 May 2018

FIJI - The Fiji Co-operative Dairy Company Ltd (FCDCL) today announced a first-ever life insurance package of $10,000 for dairy farmers together with a Vodafone package offered for farmers who are its prepaid customers.

 

IFA Reports Rise in Cattle Prices

Thu, 10 May 2018

IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices continue to rise this week with the base price for steers moving up to as high as €4.20/kg and tops of €4.30/kg for heifers.