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04 May 2021
Tyson launches plant-based burgers and sausages to compete with Beyond Meat
Tyson Foods Inc is launching plant-based hamburgers and sausages ahead of the US summer grilling season, increasing competition for Beyond Meat as it releases an updated version of its own faux burger....
30 April 2021
23 April 2021
USDA wants farmers' ideas on how food supply chains can be strengthened
The USDA is seeking public comments on how to make the US food system supply chains more resilient, diverse and secure. ...
20 April 2021
CME update: live cattle futures extend their slide
US live cattle futures fell on 19 April, extending their slight to eight straight sessions on long liquidation and signs that surging wholesale beef prices may have reached a seasonal top....
19 April 2021
CME update: cattle futures fall on demand concerns
US cattle futures ended weaker on 16 April, with the June live contract notching its seventh straight losing session....
16 April 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: US beef sales abroad continue to slip
Read the USDA outlook for beef and veal and see an in-depth analysis of Brazil's meat industry. ...
15 April 2021
CoBank's quarterly analysis suggests that President Biden's proposed infrastructure plan could significantly impact rural America
The latest analysis from CoBank finds that the US economy is gathering momentum after the COVID-19 crisis and that policy decisions and the proposed infrastructure plan will have far-reaching impacts on rural industries. ...
09 April 2021
Canada makes further investments in worker safety at meat plants
Canada is investing over $12 million to build processing capacity and improve worker safety in Ontario's meat plants. ...
07 April 2021
Irish offer expertise in building sustainable national food systems
Irish agriculture minister Charlie McConalogue has unveiled Sustainable Food Systems Ireland (SFSI), an initiative that shares Irish agri-food expertise internationally....
05 April 2021
Tacos, steak and bacon, oh my! New research says certain foods can instantly improve mood
A new survey of 2,000 nationally representative Americans analyzed the relationship between our moods and the food we eat and found it really is a complicated relationship to say the least....
02 April 2021
CME update: live cattle futures retreat from previous highs
CME live cattle futures closed lower on 1 April as traders booked profits ahead of the long Easter weekend....
RSPCA Australia publishes welfare scorecards to raise awareness of rules governing slaughterhouses
The RSPCA has released a detailed report and interactive map that highlights the current state of animal welfare regulation at Australia's abattoirs....
01 April 2021
CME update: US feeder cattle futures face pressure from grains complex
US feeder cattle futures dropped on 31 March, reacting to limit-up gains in corn and soybean futures that will translate to higher livestock feed costs as grain users compete for tight supplies....
31 March 2021
CME update: rally in live cattle futures pauses
US cattle futures closed lower on 30 March as traders paused to see if the cash cattle market would keep pace....
30 March 2021
CME update: firm beef prices lead cattle futures higher
Benchmark live cattle futures on the CME climbed to a contract high on 29 March, led by firming wholesale beef prices as the summer grilling season approaches....
26 March 2021
JBS strikes a positive tone on China meat imports outlook
Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA anticipates strong demand for meat this year from China as ASF troubles linger....
22 March 2021
JBS ordered to pay $3.6 million after Brazil beef plant's COVID-19 outbreak
A court has ordered JBS SA to pay 20 million reais ($3.62 million) in damages after an outbreak of COVID-19 at a beef plant in northern Brazil, according to a copy of the ruling seen by Reuters on 19 March....
18 March 2021
US meatpacking workers with Tyson Foods and JBS USA receive COVID-19 vaccines
Meatpacker JBS USA said on 15 March that more than 20% of its employees have received a COVID-19 vaccine, while rival Tyson Foods Inc said more than 10% of its workers have received a shot....
17 March 2021
New UK border checks delay is a betrayal of vets and Brexit, says OV group
The Managing Director of one of the UK's leading providers of Official Veterinarians and Meat Hygiene Inspectors has strongly criticised the UK Government’s decision to further delay checks on goods entering Great Britain from the European Union....
12 March 2021
Half of meat plant inspections in Ireland show breaches of employment law
Ireland’s Department of Enterprise, Trade Employment says that almost €184,000 in outstanding wages were recovered for employees after inspections....
09 March 2021
Northern Ireland contends with official vet shortage amid Brexit protocol changes
A senior Ulster Unionist peer has called for urgent action to address an increasingly serious shortage of vets carrying out official meat inspections in Northern Ireland....
04 March 2021
Ireland may need 140 extra vets to certify beef exports to UK
Ireland’s Department of Agriculture estimates that an additional 130 to 140 vets are needed to handle the extra herd health certificates on beef exports to the United Kingdom from 1 April....
As US meatpackers announce vaccine plans, workers groups highlight slow progress
COVID-19 vaccines are making their way into the arms of US meat and agriculture workers, but companies and union officials say progress needs to be faster after coronavirus outbreaks idled slaughterhouses and sickened thousands of workers....
02 March 2021
Tyson offers vaccinations to thousands of meat plant workers in Iowa
Tyson Foods Inc, the largest US meat processor, is offering COVID-19 vaccinations to thousands of its frontline workers at its Iowa meat processing plants this week....
CME update: live cattle futures hit five-week low on technical selling and weak beef prices
Technical selling on 1 March drove CME live cattle futures to their lowest prices in more than five weeks....
Weak US dollar benefits some farm commodities, but not all
Fluctuating currency values can boost export opportunities for many agricultural commodities, but they can create headwinds for others - new CoBank report. ...
25 February 2021
UK's Welfare in Transport consultation may not deliver for livestock
The UK's National Farmers Union has responded to Defra's Welfare in Transport consultation, saying that the proposals would cause undue delays and increase costs without delivering meaningful welfare benefits for livestock and poultry. ...
09 February 2021
New video showcases COVID-19 safety measures in UK abattoirs
A new video that shows how abattoirs in the UK are taking steps to minimise the spread of COVID-19 has gone live this week. ...
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