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16 January 2019
View news from Ireland 'No Deal' Brexit Must be Avoided, Says IFA President
IRELAND - Speaking after a meeting with UK farm leaders in London ahead of the crucial vote on Brexit in the House of Commons, IFA President Joe Healy said the clear view of farm leaders was that a ‘no deal’ Brexit would be a disaster for farmers...
View news from United Kingdom NFU Agrees Six Principles to Deliver Best Brexit Outcome
UK - An extraordinary meeting of the NFU’s Council has agreed six principles that will guide the NFU in its aim to deliver the best outcome from Brexit for British farmers....
15 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Kansas Feedlots Market More Heifers in November 2018
US - Kansas State University collects and provides a summary of Kansas Feedlots every month. Data for November was released last week showing a decline in the average daily gain for steers and heifers, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
View news from United States More Women Returning to Management Roles in Farms
US - Knowing that women approach business with different priorities can help farm and ranch families maximize their effectiveness in management roles....
View news from United Kingdom IFA President to Meet UK Farm Leaders in London on Brexit
UK - IFA President Joe Healy will meet UK farm leaders in London this morning ahead of the crucial vote on Brexit in the House of Commons this evening....
View news from United Kingdom UK Must Stay Vigilant for Bluetongue After 2007 'Lucky Escape'
UK - A set of fortunate circumstances may have prevented the UK from being harder hit by bluetongue in the past but the threat of future outbreaks is only set to increase, new research reveals....
View news from United States Healthy Start Equals Improved Performance in the Feedyard
US - Starting cattle the right way is better for the cattle and the consumer....
14 January 2019
View news from Canada Dairy, Cattle Farmers Worry New Food Guide will Hurt Business
CANADA - When beef farmers across New Brunswick Meet, they usually direct their attention to the latest weather conditions. These days they're concerned about Canada's Food Guide....
View news from Bulgaria Imitation Dairy Products to be Sold Only in Individual Packages
Today's imitation dairy products in the country will only be sold at designated store shelves, and only in individual packages. ...
View news from India Delhi CM Attacks BJP Over Fodder for Cattle
INDIA - Speaking at a cow shelter in Sonipat on Sunday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by comparing the Haryana government’s efforts to take care of cows with that of his government....
View news from Zimbabwe Vet Dept Warns Cattle Farmers Against Poisonous Plant
ZIMBABWE - The Department of Veterinary Services has warned farmers to be wary of losing their livestock to a poisonous plant, dichapetalum cymosum, which has claimed the lives of at least ten animals in Umguza District....
View news from Global Arla Further Strengthens Innovation Agenda
GLOBAL - As Arla Foods continues its pursuit to become one of the leading dairy innovators in the world, it is taking a bold new approach to innovation and new product development, including creating a new Product and Innovation organisation and appointing...
11 January 2019
View news from Netherlands Coop Netherlands to Introduce PlanetProof Label to Sustainable Dairy Products
NETHERLANDS - Dutch retailer Coop Supermarkten has announced that it will add the PlanetProof quality mark to dairy products that are sourced from sustainable resources....
View news from Sri Lanka MILCO Officials Instructed to Increase Daily Dairy Collection
SRI LANKA - Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Minister P Harrison has instructed MILCO officials to take immediate measures to increase its daily dairy collection up to 350,000 liters....
View news from Viet Nam Japanese-standard Dairy Products to Enter Vietnam
VIETNAM - Vietnam Nutrition Food JSC (NutiFood) and Japanese beverage group Asahi, the owner of baby food brand Wakodo, on Thursday announced the establishment of a joint venture, aiming to bring nutritional products for children that meet Japanese standards...
10 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Fed Cattle Futures Contracts for February, April Show Hugh Values
US - Fed cattle futures capped off 2018 with December averaging $119.83 per cwt. That was the 5th consecutive month of higher prices, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Ireland IFA Meets Live Exporters to Drive Competition, Double Numbers
IRELAND - At a meeting between the IFA and the main live exporters in Portlaoise this week, IFA President Joe Healy said that Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed needs to prioritise the live trade in order to achieve a doubling in export numbers in...
View news from Global International Food Commodity Prices Hold Steady in December
GLOBAL - Global food prices held broadly stable in December, with rising international cereal prices offsetting declining sugar and dairy quotations, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said today....
View news from Oman Al Murooj Dairy Signs Agreement to Boost Production
OMAN - Oman’s Al Murooj Dairy Company signed an agreement with Indian Dairy Machinery Company (IDMC) on Sunday in Salalah to boost dairy production in Dhofar by undertaking a cooperative dairy programme wherein milk will be collected from cattle farmers...
View news from United Kingdom British Unions Urge MPs to Take Action to Avoid No-Deal Brexit
UK - The four UK farming unions have urged MPs to take all the necessary steps for Britain to avoid a no-deal Brexit, which could see catastrophic impacts for the nation’s food and farming sector....
View news from United States Ag Producers’ Sentiment Drifts Lower; Trade Disputes Continue to Concern Farmers
US - There was a modest drop in agricultural producer sentiment in December as farmers’ perception of both current and future economic conditions weakened, according to results from the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer....
09 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Weekly Feeder Cattle Receipts Above Year Earlier Volumes
US - Weekly feeder cattle receipts, as reported by the USDA Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) in SJ_LS850 ran above year earlier volumes in each week of December, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from South Africa FMD Found in Cattle in Limpopo
SOUTH AFRICA - The department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has quarantined an area in Vhembe in Limpopo, following positive laboratory results for foot-and-mouth disease in cattle in the district....
View news from Ireland IFA Says Live Cattle Exports Need to Double for 2019
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said at current cattle price levels winter finishers are shipping major losses, which is not sustainable. He said prices are 25c/kg or €90 per head below this time last year....
View news from United Kingdom AHDB Reports Reveal Key to Growing Overseas Markets
UK - Valuable insight into how the UK can grow its meat and dairy exports in key markets has been revealed in three new reports – launched last week at the Oxford Farming Conference....
View news from Global Antibiotic resistance: what is animal agriculture's role?
Dr Scott McDougall, professor at Massey University and research veterinarian at a private veterinary practice in New Zealand, spoke at the international meeting for the National Mastitis Council about the growing concern of resistance stemming from the...
08 January 2019
View news from United States National Mastitis Council Offers $200 Travel Stipends, CEUs Approved
US - National Mastitis Council (NMC) is offering ten, $200 travel stipends to dairy producers and practicing bovine veterinarians to attend the NMC 58th Annual Meeting, scheduled for Jan. 29-Feb. 1, 2019, at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront in Savannah,...
View news from United States US farmers' sentiment drifts lower; trade disputes are still concern
US - There was a modest drop in agricultural producer sentiment in December as farmers' perception of both current and future economic conditions weakened, according to results from the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. ...
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