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05 December 2018
View news from United Kingdom Modern Holstein Sire Offers Health, Welfare and Efficiency
UK - December 2018 genetic evaluations published this week (4 December) by AHDB Dairy see a raft of modern bulls rise to the top which will improve their offspring’s health and welfare, while some will even breed daughters which are predicted to be...
04 December 2018
View news from United States CME: 2019 Live Cattle Futures Prices Steady
US - The 2019 Live Cattle futures prices for 2019 were steady week-over-week, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Thailand Yili to Take Control of Thai Ice Cream Maker
THAILAND - Dairy products maker Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co Ltd is planning to buy a 96.46 per cent stake in Thailand-based ice cream and frozen foods manufacturer the Chomthana Co Ltd for $80.56 million to further expand its reach in the...
03 December 2018
View news from United States CME: Price Premium for Feeder Steers Make Impressive Statement
US - The price premium for feeder steers over fed steers this year has made an impressive statement about the optimism within the cattle industry this year, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from European Union ADM shines a light on its additive portfolio at EuroTier
The Cattle Site spoke to Andrew Carlson, vice president of global feed additives and ingredients, ADM, at the ever-growing trade show in Hanover. ...
View news from Indonesia China's Mengniu Opens Dairy Factory in Indonesia
INDONESIA - China's leading dairy firm Mengniu on Thursday opened a factory in Indonesia's West Java province's Cikarang industrial zone....
View news from Sudan South Sudan Hopes to Start Exporting Livestock Products by 2040, Reports Official
SUDAN - South Sudan is implementing 28 livestock development projects in a bid to boost quality of the country's untapped livestock resources and begin export by 2040, a senior government official said....
28 November 2018
View news from United Kingdom Mycoplasma Mastitis Huge Threat in UK & EU
Mycoplasma bovis is an ongoing threat to dairy and beef herds in the UK and Europe, infecting cows not only with mastitis, but manifesting itself in joints or the middle ear and also infecting calves, according to Colin Lindsay, practicing veterinarian,...
View news from Germany Zoetis presents SmartBow cow monitoring system at EuroTier in Hanover
Zoetis teams presented the new dairy cow monitoring system, Smartbow at the 13th EuroTier event in Hanover, Germany....
27 November 2018
View news from Afghanistan Afghan Farmers Grappling Drought Urgently Need Seed, Animal Feed Support
AFGHANISTAN - A new drought response plan will help 1.4 million of the most vulnerable drought-affected people in Afghanistan during the coming winter season and into April next year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) announced...
View news from Global FrieslandCampina Initiates Nutrition Survey Among Children in SE Asia
SOUTHEAST ASIA - FrieslandCampina announced the initiation of the second Southeast Asia Nutrition Survey (SEANUTS II). ...
View news from China Feihe Dairy Finds Right Formula for Growth
CHINA - Feihe Dairy, a domestic leader in infant and toddler formula production, has attributed its recent strong growth to consumers' deeper pockets, a commitment to quality and reforms in the dairy industry....
View news from China China Continues to Improve Animal Welfare
CHINA - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations will continue cooperating with China on farm animal welfare to help improve animal health and food safety, the organization's China representative said....
26 November 2018
View news from United States CME: 2.2m Head of Cattle on Feed Placed in October
US - USDA released the results of its latest surveys covering the number of cattle on feed in feedlots with +1000 head capacity as well as the supply red meat and poultry in cold storage, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom Dairy Farmers Urged to Speak Up for Fair Contract Terms
UK - On Friday (23 November), the four UK farming unions urged all dairy farmers to engage with the forthcoming government consultation on dairy contracts to make their voice heard and speak up for a more effective dairy supply chain, with fairer terms...
View news from United Kingdom Confirmation of Arla Foods Milk Price for December
UK - The Arla Foods amba on-account price will reduce, with effect from 1 December 2018, by 1 eurocent per kg. When applied to the UK manufacturing litre it equates to a reduction of 0.89 pence per litre, taking the UK standard litre to 31.57 pence....
View news from Global Food Diversity Expresses Cultural Heritage; Key for Healthy Diets
GLOBAL - Tackling hunger and malnutrition requires investing in local agricultural production to bring greater diversity to people's diets, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said over the weekend....
23 November 2018
View news from United States CME: Significant Deterioration for Dairy Production Margins
US - We thought it might be opportune to focus on cow slaughter numbers and the impact this may be having on the market for lean grinding beef, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from European Union EU Dairy Farmers' Gathering Shows Slower Production
EU - Speaking following this week’s Brussels-based COPA Milk Group meeting of Europe’s dairy farmer representatives, IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan stated his fellow-farmers had confirmed lower production trends into the autumn and winter,...
View news from Global Eradication Isn’t the End of the Rinderpest Story, Says FAO
GLOBAL - Two international agencies have urged countries to remain vigilant about the possible re-emergence of the deadly cattle disease called Rinderpest....
View news from United States Students Score Big in Cattle Ranch Challenge
US - The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has announced the winning teams in its fall Purple Plow Challenge, Cattle Ranch Riddle....
21 November 2018
View news from United Kingdom UK Cheese Exports Slow Down in Third Quarter
UK - UK cheese exports in the third quarter of 2018 (July-September) continued to grow year on year, but at 2 per cent the pace was considerably slower than in the last two quarters. ...
View news from United Kingdom Red Tractor Launches Bid to Become Flagship of British Food, Farming
UK - A huge step in Red Tractor’s evolution has been announced as the assurance scheme bids to become the flagship of British food and farming....
View news from Denmark Artificially Intelligent Food Solutions Reduce Waste of Resources
DENMARK - Klavs Martin Sorensen is an associate professor in the Department of Food Science at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH FOOD), in the Chemometrics and Analytical Technology section, where he researches rapid methods that can optimise food production....
View news from United Kingdom Glenkiln Meeting to Focus on Maximising Suckler Cow Performance
SCOTLAND, UK - The next Nithsdale Monitor Farm meeting on Thursday (29 November) will focus on how to get the most from suckler beef production and will be held at Glenkiln Estate, Crocketford by kind permission of Sir Henry Keswick....
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Want Clarity on Future of Farming, Unions Say
UK - Following the publication of the draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and the outline Political Declaration on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, the Presidents of NFU Scotland, NFU England and Wales, NFU Cymru...
20 November 2018
View news from United States CME: More Cattle Placed into US Feedlots During October
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will publish the monthly "Cattle on Feed" report tomorrow (21 November), reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from China Consumer Inflation Eases in October
CHINA - CPI growth was down slightly from September due to falling food prices....
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