ESS-FOOD Enters South Africa

Thu, 23 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA - ESS-FOOD, which has to date been a pure trading company, is now pursuing a new direction and establishing itself in the foodservice sector in South Africa.

 

CME: Decline in All Fresh Beef Price Since July

Wed, 22 Nov 2017

US - Last week, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics published the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI), which is based on their surveys of a fixed basket of goods/items, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

CME: Cattle Prices Lower, but Well Above Year-ago Levels

Tue, 21 Nov 2017

US - In the cash markets last week, cattle and hog prices were lower but remained well above a year ago, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

NCBA Commends FMCSA's 90-Day ELD Waiver

Tue, 21 Nov 2017

US - Yesterday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it would issue a 90-day temporary waiver of the new electronic logging device mandate to livestock haulers as well as haulers of other agricultural commodities.

 

Zimbabwean Farmers Beef up Livestock Breeding Skills

Tue, 21 Nov 2017

ZIMBABWE - More than 200 A1 and A2 Zvishavane farmers have undergone a livestock rearing and breeding training programme that is expected to add value to their farming business.

 

Russia Bans Imports of Brazilian Pork, Beef

Tue, 21 Nov 2017

RUSSIA - Russia has announced its decision to suspend pork and beef imports from Brazil from 1 December after traces of banned feed additives were detected in the meat, the country's agricultural safety watchdog said on Monday (20 November).

 

Ukraine's Animal Feeding Stuff Gets Approval for Export to China

Tue, 21 Nov 2017

UKRAINE - Ukraine has been approved to export sunflower meals and sugar beet pulp to China, State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection said in a statement on Monday.

 

French Development Agency Finances Cattle Raising Project in Camaguey

Tue, 21 Nov 2017

CUBA - Cuban authorities and the French Development Agency (AFD) signed a credit agreement to finance a cattle raising development project in the province of Camaguey for €25 million.

 

CME: FI Steer, Heifer Slaughter Up Compared to a Year Ago

Mon, 20 Nov 2017

US - Federal inspected steer and heifer slaughter through the first nine months of 2017 is up 5.7 per cent from a year earlier, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

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Farmers advised to secure new batch of Schmallenberg vaccine early to protect stock into next year

Mon, 20 Nov 2017

Schmallenberg disease is now endemic in the UK, with reported cases thought to be the tip of the iceberg, say leading vets.

 

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Zoetis Quick Tips: Timing vaccination against scours

Mon, 20 Nov 2017

While spring calving seems a long way off, proper vaccine timing could begin yet this year if your herd calves early in the season.

 

Beef + Lamb NZ Extends Support to B+LNZ Genetics

Mon, 20 Nov 2017

NEW ZEALAND - After four years of operation and a series of successful milestones, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has extended its support of wholly-owned subsidiary B+LNZ Genetics beyond its initial five-year funding programme.

 

Cattle Farmers Feel Squeeze After Ban Lifted on Exports

Mon, 20 Nov 2017

MYANMAR - The government has announced plans to lift a ban on live cattle exports but industry sources say ordinary farmers are unlikely to benefit until restrictions on transporting cattle are also removed.

 

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Nutriad expands in Middle East

Mon, 20 Nov 2017

Multinational feed additives producer NUTRIAD announced the appointment of Dr. Ahmed Elmaazoun as Sales Manager Middle East. NUTRIAD is actively driving the introduction of feed additive solutions for livestock and aquaculture in the region via direct accounts and a distributor network.

 

US Beef Claims Half of Korean Import Market

Mon, 20 Nov 2017

SOUTH KOREA - For the first time in 14 years, imports of US beef accounts for more than half of South Korea’s imported beef market on the back of the two countries’ free trade agreement, according to data from the Korea International Trade Association on Monday.

 

CME: COF Pre-report Expectations for Feedlot Placements Show Wide Range in October

Fri, 17 Nov 2017

US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release their monthly "Cattle on Feed" report today (Friday). The on-feed animal count will be as of 1 November and the animals placed and marketed will be for October, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

One Health Researchers Identify Hot Spots of Tick-borne Diseases in Mongolia

Fri, 17 Nov 2017

MONGOLIA - Given the critical role livestock play in Mongolia, transmission of tick-borne diseases can have very real health and economic implications for livestock and the herders that tend to them.

 

Fears Over Chicken, Beef Being Sold in Some Eateries

Fri, 17 Nov 2017

KENYA - Lunchtime and early evening see fast food outlets in the city bustling with people, with chips and fried chicken among the most popular meals ordered.

 

Nonghyup to Sell Korean Pork, Beef from Vending Machine

Fri, 17 Nov 2017

SOUTH KOREA - A South Korean agricultural cooperative is pushing to introduce a vending machine selling livestock products, such as pork and beef, targeting the increasing number of single-person households in the country, industry sources said Friday.

 

How to Keep Cows Happy

Thu, 16 Nov 2017

BRAZIL - Corrals are used on livestock farms around the world to round up the animals when they need to be weighed or vaccinated. New research now shows that removing splashes of colors, shadows or water puddles from corrals, keeping noise levels down and not using dogs and electric prods can dramatically reduce the stress cattle experience.

 

Beef Prices Headed for €4.00/Kg with Demand Hardening

Thu, 16 Nov 2017

IRELAND - "Say nothing, tell no one" - those were the word that echoed down many phones over the weekend and yesterday morning as factory agents closed deals that saw many hundreds of cattle being bought at prices that factories don't want publicised.

 

Kebbi Govt Creates Settlement for Fulani Cattle Breeders

Thu, 16 Nov 2017

NIGERIA - The Kebbi State Government has resolved to create a permanent settlement for Fulani cattle breeders and with the necessary basic amenities for them and their animals.

 

Beef + Lamb NZ Invites Director Nominations, Remits

Thu, 16 Nov 2017

NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) yesterday announced that nominations have opened for two B+LNZ director roles and one position on its Directors’ Independent Remuneration Committee (DIRC).

 

CME: US Beef Imports in September up 5%

Wed, 15 Nov 2017

US - US beef imports in September were up 5 per cent from the prior September, capping a quarter when imports were up 8 per cent from a year earlier, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

WTO Rules in Favor of US in Beef Dispute with Indonesia

Wed, 15 Nov 2017

US - This week the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in favor of the United States in a dispute with Indonesia over its complex and opaque import requirements for beef and beef products.

 

Greener Livestock Supply Chains Offer Quick Wins in Climate Battle

Wed, 15 Nov 2017

GLOBAL - The agricultural sectors are where efforts to end hunger and prevent planetary overheating can come together, and improving livestock supply chains is a fast way to start, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said.

 

Scottish Red Meat Industry Well-Positioned for Strong Future

Wed, 15 Nov 2017

SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish red meat industry has all the right ingredients for a strong future despite its challenges and the evolving Brexit situation, according to Alan Clarke, Chief Executive of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

 

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Zoetis Influence Feed - October 2017 part 2

Wed, 15 Nov 2017

Every 2 weeks the team at Zoetis share the Top 5 Influencer Topics in the agriculture industry.

 

Industry Productivity in the Spotlight at Beef and Lamb Conference

Wed, 15 Nov 2017

UK - The English beef and sheep supply chain must come together to make real productivity gains in an ever more competitive world.

 

CME: Slowdown in Cattle Slaughter During W45/2017

Tue, 14 Nov 2017

US - We had some feedback from readers last week concerning the summary of projections for beef and pork supplies/prices in 2018. We want to stress that those projections are from USDA, they do not reflect our personal opinions on this topic, says Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

US Beef Exporters Find Niche in China

Tue, 14 Nov 2017

CHINA - The country may be starting to beef up. By the end of September, US beef exports to China reached about a thousand metric tons for a total of $12.5 million since the export ban was lifted in May, according to the US Meat Export Federation.

 

US Beef has Strong Showing in Latvian High-end Retail Stores

Tue, 14 Nov 2017

LATVIA - As part of a strategy to increase sales of US beef in northern Europe, USMEF teamed with the largest foodservice distributor in the Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia to launch retail promotions at high-end retail stores. The promotions with Reaton Ltd. were funded by the Beef Checkoff Programme.

 

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Nutriad commits to food safety

Tue, 14 Nov 2017

As a producer of feed additives NUTRIAD does not consider itself just a part of the animal protein/feed industry, but as an important link in the food chain as well. With that realization, the multinational company takes very seriously the safety of its products and ingredients not only to animals but also to consumers.

 

Turkish Farmers Urge Steps to Prop up Beef Production

Tue, 14 Nov 2017

TURKEY - Turkey’s top farming organization has warned of an ongoing decline in red meat production, a key factor in surging prices, and called for urgent measures to prop up production including cash incentives for cattle breeding.

 

CME: US Beef Production Projected to Rise in 2018

Mon, 13 Nov 2017

US - Meat protein supply expansion is likely to remain on track through 2018 on robust global demand and ample feed supplies, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

IFA Demands Cattle Price Rise to €4.00/Kg

Mon, 13 Nov 2017

IRELAND - With grass cattle now gone, Christmas market demand in full swing and factories trying to buy cattle out of sheds, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers should be demanding a new minimum base price of €4.00/kg.

 

WTO Declines Indonesia Appeal on NZ Beef Trade

Mon, 13 Nov 2017

NEW ZEALAND - The World Trade Organization has turned down Indonesia's appeal against a ruling that trade barriers imposed since 2011, which hurt New Zealand's beef exports, were inconsistent with global trade rules.

 

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Biomin launches Digestarom DC: the feed converter

Mon, 13 Nov 2017

BIOMIN has recently introduced its innovative, next generation phytogenic feed additive, Digestarom® DC, to the Indian feed and livestock sectors as the animal nutrition firm continues its global ambition to become the phytogenic feed additive market leader by 2020.

 

Urgent Need to Curb Overuse of Antibiotics in Animals

Mon, 13 Nov 2017

CHINA - On 7 November, the World Health Organization issued formal guidelines for the animal industries, which calls for food-animal producers to refrain from using antibiotics in healthy animals, so as to curb the rampancy of drug-resistant bacteria.

 

Korea to Lower Sampling Inspections on US beef

Mon, 13 Nov 2017

SOUTH KOREA - South Korea will reduce sampling inspections carried out on US beef after no unauthorized materials that pose health risks have been found in products over the last five months, the agriculture ministry said Thursday.

 

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Autumn parasite risk requires action from livestock farmers

Fri, 10 Nov 2017

The risk of parasitic disease and production loss from gastrointestinal worms and liver fluke is expected to be high this autumn, according to Merial Animal Health and the NADIS Parasite Forecast. Sheep and cattle farmers are advised to implement parasite control plans to reduce the risk to animals through winter.

 

CME: Meat Prices Higher Than a Year Ago

Thu, 09 Nov 2017

US - Meat prices have been higher than a year ago for much of this past summer and fall despite a net increase in the amount of protein flowing into domestic channels, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

US Senator, Ranchers Hail Multi-million-dollar Beef Deal with Chinese Commerce Giant

Thu, 09 Nov 2017

US & CHINA - US Senator Steve Daines and ranchers from the northwestern state of Montana on Wednesday applauded a $300 million beef deal between Chinese commerce giant JD.com and the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA).

 

Harvey Beef Clocks A$1M Loss Amid High Cattle Price Pain

Thu, 09 Nov 2017

AUSTRALIA - Harvey Beef has reported a $1.021 million loss for the year despite an increase in sales, reflecting the pain high cattle prices are causing Australian meat processors.

 

Cautious Optimism for Next Three Years in Grains, Ethanol Market

Thu, 09 Nov 2017

US - Rising incomes worldwide will underpin global demand and create opportunities for US exports in grains, oilseeds and ethanol, according to a new report from CoBank's Knowledge Exchange Division.

 

CME: Cattle, Hog Futures Markets Pointing to Higher Prices in 2017

Tue, 07 Nov 2017

US - Cattle and hog prices jumped up last week in the cash market and across all the futures market months for the balance of this year and throughout 2018. Both futures markets and current livestock price levels are dramatically different than a year ago, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

US Beef Continues to Trend Higher

Tue, 07 Nov 2017

US - September beef exports edged higher in volume and jumped substantially in value, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by USMEF.

 

IFA Demands Higher Beef Prices

Tue, 07 Nov 2017

IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade is stronger this week with factories very anxious for cattle.

 

Unity for More Food Safety in Europe and Neighboring Countries

Tue, 07 Nov 2017

GLOBAL - "To protect consumers, the responsible public institutions have to be networked together all over the world," says Professor Dr Andreas Hensel, President of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and German representative of the Advisory Forum of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

 

IFA Demands Much Stronger, More Robust Defence in EU Beef Sector

Tue, 07 Nov 2017

EU - Speaking at a high level COPA beef event in Brussels yesterday evening attended by EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan and Agriculture Ministers from across the EU, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said there needs to be a much stronger and more robust defence of the European beef sector and family farm model of quality beef production with higher standards.

 

CME: 2017 FI Steer Carcass Weight Projected to Drop

Mon, 06 Nov 2017

US - One of the dominant annual trends in livestock and poultry industries is heavier slaughter weight, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

Grand Hyatt Tokyo Develops Original Keyakizaka Beef

Mon, 06 Nov 2017

JAPAN - The Grand Hyatt Tokyo has introduced Keyakizaka beef, an original beef developed by Keyakizaka’s Chef de Cuisine Yoshinobu Honda, in collaboration with Takeuchi Farm in Akiruno, which is the only farm that exists in Tokyo.

 

Research Sheds Light on Sri Lanka's Milk Production, Beef Consumption

Mon, 06 Nov 2017

SRI LANKA - The Policy Development Office of the Prime Minister’s Office has conducted a research study on the present status of milk production and beef consumption in Sri Lanka.

 

CME: September Feedlot Placements Up 13%

Fri, 03 Nov 2017

US - The pace of cattle moving into commercial feedlots this year has been brisk, to say the least, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

Council Calls for Earliest Possible Completion of TPP

Fri, 03 Nov 2017

CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council (CMC) released its submission to the Government of Canada pertaining to the "Consultations on Canada's discussions with the remaining members of what was previously the Trans-Pacific Partnership".

 

FMD Threatens Zimbabwean Beef Supply

Fri, 03 Nov 2017

ZIMBABWE - Data available from Livestock and Meat Advisory Council (LMAC) show that the Department of Livestock and Veterinary Services (DLVS) has reported active clinical infections of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Chipinge South, Mwenezi, Chivi and Chiredzi.

 

Canadian Consumers Yearn to Know More About Beef They Eat; Cargill Pilot to Provide Answers

Thu, 02 Nov 2017

CANADA - Thanks to an ambitious Cargill Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration pilot, by the end of 2018 the company’s customers should be one step closer to providing consumers with beef from operations that have been audited from 'birth to burger' using an industry developed sustainability standard.

 

Queensland Beef Roads Funding Welcomed

Thu, 02 Nov 2017

AUSTRALIA - The sealing of a section of the Clermont to Alpha Road is a welcome step towards delivering on an important national initiative that will make it safer and easier to transport cattle to markets, AgForce said today.