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.

 

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.

 

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).

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

CME: Big Supplies of Fed Cattle Scheduled to Come to Market in Q2

Thu, 10 May 2018

US - With big supplies of fed cattle scheduled to come to market in Q2, futures participants have adopted a shoot first and ask questions later kind of mentality, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

New Varieties Added to Recommended Grass, Clover Lists

Thu, 10 May 2018

UK - Farmers wanting to improve their grassland can now choose from 11 new varieties of ryegrass and one white clover variety when planning for reseeding.

 

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.

 

Nebraska Governor Hopeful of End Tariff Dispute with China

Thu, 10 May 2018

US & CHINA - Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts expressed deep concern on Monday over possible tit-for-tat tariffs between China and the United States, but is optimistic that a negotiated solution can be found.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

CME: Total Beef Exports in March Higher Than a Year Ago

Tue, 08 May 2018

US - Beef and pork export data on a product weight basis were released by the US Census Bureau on Thursday. The following day the Economic Research Service of the USDA issued the carcass weight trade statistics, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

China's Farm Produce Prices Retreat Last Week

Tue, 08 May 2018

CHINA - The price index for China's farm produce retreated in the week ending 6 May due to falling vegetable prices, the Ministry of Commerce said Tuesday.

 

Canterbury Dairy Herd Rises as New Zealand Total Steadies

Tue, 08 May 2018

NEW ZEALAND - The number of dairy cattle in Canterbury is continuing to rise, bucking a national trend of stable figures, Stats NZ said today.

 

CME: Decline in March Feedlot Placements from a Year Earlier

Mon, 07 May 2018

US - Weekly data on feeder cattle sales volumes collected by USDA-AMS (Agriculture Marketing Service) and summarized on web page SJ_LS850 is pointing to a second month in a row of year-over-year declines in feedlot placements, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

Aussie Cattle Industry Looks to Defend 'Meat' Label

Mon, 07 May 2018

AUSTRALIA - The peak body for Australia's cattle industry considers calling for reforms to prevent lab-grown meat from being labelled "meat".

 

Beef Prices Rise Another 5c-10c/Kg During W18

Mon, 07 May 2018

IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the beef trade continues to strengthen with prices rising by another 5c to 10c/kg this week.

 

March Beef Exports Set New Value Record

Mon, 07 May 2018

US - Strong March results capped an excellent first quarter for US red meat exports, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF, as beef exports set a new monthly value record in March. The United States is exporting a strong share of its beef and pork production at higher prices — a clear sign of solid international demand.

 

CME: 'Business as Usual' for Steer, Heifer Beef Production This Year

Thu, 03 May 2018

US - The primary source of steer and heifer slaughter comes from feedlots, of which USDA-NASS (National Agriculture Statistical Service) surveys those with greater than thousand head capacities on a monthly basis, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

Tyson Ventures Announces Investment in Future Meat Technologies

Thu, 03 May 2018

ISRAEL - Future Meat Technologies has announced a $2.2 million seed investment round co-led by Tyson Ventures, the venture capital arm of Tyson Foods. Tyson Foods is a Fortune 100 company, and one of the world’s largest food producers.

 

Food Prices Hold Steady in April

Thu, 03 May 2018

GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index remained broadly steady in April, averaging 173.5 points for the month, a tiny notch up from March and 2.7 per cent higher than in the same month of 2017.

 

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Influence Feed: Lettuce tell you about the farm bill

Thu, 03 May 2018

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NFU Scotland Welcomes Cash Flow Boost from Beef Calf Scheme Payments

Thu, 03 May 2018

SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed the news that payments worth £38 million to Scottish beef producers will arrive in farmers' bank accounts in the coming weeks, easing cash flow worries.

 

CME: Dairy Cow Replacement Prices Take Hit in Q1/2018

Wed, 02 May 2018

US - Dairy cow replacement prices took a hit last quarter, tumbling $160 per head from the previous quarter and are the lowest value since 2011 according to USDA-NASS’s Agricultural Prices report, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

US Pork, Beef Promoted During First-Ever Seminar in Puebla

Wed, 02 May 2018

MEXICO - For the first time ever, USMEF organized a US pork and beef cutting and cooking seminar in Puebla, the fourth largest metropolitan area in Mexico and one that is well-known for its culinary traditions. The seminar at the Instituto Culinario de Mexico was funded by the Pork Checkoff and the Beef Checkoff Program.

 

New Origin Brand Unveiled by Beef + Lamb New Zealand

Wed, 02 May 2018

NEW ZEALAND - A blueprint and a new brand designed to capture more value for New Zealand’s sheepmeat and beef overseas has been unveiled today by Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ).

 

Taoiseach Has to Make CAP Budget His 'Red Line' Issue, Says IFA

Wed, 02 May 2018

EU - Reacting to the EU Commission’s proposals on the next EU Budget, IFA President Joe Healy said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has a big political challenge on his hands, and an increased CAP Budget for Irish farmers has to be a red line issue for him in the negotiations.

 

CME: FI Production of Beef, Pork Remains Over 500m Pounds

Tue, 01 May 2018

US - Last week, Federally Inspected production of both beef and pork remained over 500 million pounds in the AMS preliminary estimates. In the next few weeks, a seasonal ratchet-up in US beef output will occur, while pork declines, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

IFA Says Future of Irish Farming Depends on CAP Increase

Tue, 01 May 2018

EU - Ahead of Wednesday’s EU Commission’s proposals on the next EU Budget, IFA President Joe Healy said all Irish political representatives should row in strongly behind the campaign for an increase in the CAP Budget, which is crucial for the future of Irish farming.

 

Food Origin Labelling Boost for Local Economies, Sustainable Development

Tue, 01 May 2018

GLOBAL - A new study has found that food products linked to their place of origin are economically and socially beneficial to rural areas and promote sustainable development.

 

Cattle Farmers Beef up Savings to Prepare for Droughts

Tue, 01 May 2018

AUSTRALIA - Recent high cattle prices have enabled Australian beef producers to put more money into Farm Management Deposits (FMDs).

 

New Cooking Methods for US Pork, Beef Shared at Japanese Trade Show

Tue, 01 May 2018

JAPAN - Introducing Japanese customers to new cooking methods for US pork and beef, USMEF participated in the Supermarket Trade Show, one of the largest food industry exhibitions in Japan.

 

Companies to be Asked to Start Breeding Cattle for Export

Tue, 01 May 2018

MYANMAR - Live cattle exports have been on the rise since the trade was legalised last year, said U Moe Zaw, a director from the Livestock Breeding & Veterinary Department under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.

 

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Tue, 01 May 2018

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CME: June Live Cattle Futures Contract Bounces Back

Mon, 30 Apr 2018

US - The Live Cattle futures contracts in the early part of 2018 has been on a roller coaster ride, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

'Diamond' Awards Recognize Taiwanese Restaurants Serving Quality US Beef

Mon, 30 Apr 2018

TAIWAN - Recognizing restaurants in Taiwan that serve US beef while encouraging others to do the same, USMEF established an awards program that complements the world-renowned Michelin Guide.

 

B+L NZ on Productivity Commission's Draft Report on Low Emissions Economy

Mon, 30 Apr 2018

NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand government has asked the Productivity Commission to identify options for how New Zealand can reduce its domestic greenhouse gas emissions through a transition to a low-emissions economy, while at the same time continuing to grow income and well-being.

 

Brazilian Beef Exports to Mena up 38% in Q1/2018

Mon, 30 Apr 2018

BRAZIL - Beef exports from Brazil to Arab countries saw a 38 per cent increase in terms of value and a 59 per cent increase in volume during the first quarter of the year (Q1), said the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC).

 

IFA: Cattle Prices Move Up; Positive Prospects on EU Price

Fri, 27 Apr 2018

EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade is stronger again this week with prices moving ahead by 5c to 10c/kg, depending on location and also on the category of livestock.

 

Scottish Exporters to Benefit from Singapore Policy Change

Fri, 27 Apr 2018

SINGAPORE - Scottish exporters are set to benefit from a change to the official requirements of the Singapore authorities relating to UK meat imports.

 

China's Agriculture Quality Improving Steadily

Fri, 27 Apr 2018

CHINA - China will make noticeable progress in agricultural output and quality to meet peoples' demand for better food over the next ten years, according to an outlook report released by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences on Friday.

 

AHDB, QMS Explore Export Opportunities in Philippines

Fri, 27 Apr 2018

PHILIPPINES - Opportunities to export beef and pork to the Philippines were explored last week as part of a two-day British Meat Trade Mission.