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28 March 2020
View news from United States DCHA webinar"Electrolyte Therapy for Calves" now open
The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association is hosting a webinar with Geof Smith from NC State on 16 April....
View news from United Kingdom Vet groups and charities work together to continue care and support veterinary teams and clients during coronavirus
Veterinary groups and animal welfare charities have joined together to help ensure the UK’s animals are cared for during the coronavirus pandemic....
27 March 2020
View news from Brazil Despite steady trade flows, JBS anticipates a drop in exports as coronavirus worsens
Meat packing giant JBS has said that the current pandemic could lead to container shortages, port disruptions and other logistical challenges....
View news from United States USDA makes the federal loan process more flexible
US farmers facing financial difficulty due to coronavirus will be able to access more flexible federal loans....
View news from United States US cattle futures tumble as panic buying slows
CME traders report that the daily limit falls signal that consumers are no longer stockpiling meat....
View news from Argentina Argentina mulls port closures, signalling potential pressure on grain used in cattle feed
Argentine grains port workers have requested that exports be suspended during the pandemic....
View news from Global Identifying lameness in cattle – what works, what doesn’t and what farmers should aim for
New technologies like cow-attached accelerometers could improve lameness detection and management, but underlying issues in analytics and algorithms could prevent farmers from adopting the new systems....
26 March 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures end mostly lower, signalling an end to the surge
Benchmark June live cattle futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed lower on 25 March for the first time in five sessions....
View news from Brazil JBS quarterly net income skyrockets by over 300 percent
Meat packing giant JBS SA reports quarterly net profit of 332 percent over the prior-year period, citing surging sales to China....
View news from United States NCBA advocates economic relief for the beef supply chain in relief bill
After the US Senate passed coronavirus relief legislation, the NCBA issued the following statement. ...
View news from United States NFU US welcomes stimulus bill
New stimulus bill would address the most urgent concerns for family farmers and rural hospitals, says NFU....
25 March 2020
View news from Australia Australia’s livestock producers could face restocking issues as coronavirus closes borders
As Australia closes borders and moves into lockdown, farmers face an uphill battle to keep producing food....
View news from United States Cattle futures rise to meet their daily limits as demand and packer margins strengthen
US cattle futures rose to meet their expanded daily limit on 24 March as traders reacted to soaring profit margins for beef packers....
View news from China USDA and US Trade Representative announce progress on farm provisions of the US-China trade deal
The United States and China have made progress in implementing the agriculture-related elements of the US-China trade deal....
View news from Russian Federation Overcoming anthrax – reviewing Russia’s anthrax control efforts
A retrospective review of anthrax outbreaks in Tatarstan, a republic in the Russian Federation, indicates that widespread cattle vaccination can prevent zoonosis and keep the endemic infection at bay....
24 March 2020
View news from European Union EU border delays put mounting pressure on meat trade
As the EU mulls possible slaughterhouse shutdowns and staffing issues as the coronavirus pandemic worsens, advocates call for restrictions on live exports....
View news from United States US cattle futures soar and beef prices increase
US live cattle futures rose to their daily limit on 23 March as strong packer margins, increasing wholesale beef prices and expectations of higher cash cattle prices this week emerge....
View news from Canada Canada announces measures to shield the agri-food sector from coronavirus fallout
Prime Minister Trudeau announces support for farmers and agri-food businesses under Canada’s response to COVID-19 pandemic. ...
View news from United States As coronavirus bolsters meat demand, processors approve pay raise for North American farmers and workers
On 23 March, North American meat processors agreed to pay extra money to farmers and slaughterhouse workers as companies struggle to meet surging demand from consumers who are stockpiling meat....
23 March 2020
View news from India Combatting coronavirus misinformation
No – drinking cow urine won’t alleviate Covid-19 symptoms....
View news from United Kingdom Increasing UK milk price gap indicates a broken market
The widening gap between the highest and lowest milk prices was highlighted as competing brands announce opposing price points....
View news from United Kingdom NFU UK publishes coronavirus advice for employers
The NFU has published a Q&A webpage for employers on coronavirus....
View news from United States US cattle futures rally on Friday as cash market strengthens
US livestock futures rose on Friday as the market tried to recover from its steep discount to the cash market....
22 March 2020
View news from Italy Newlat in talks to buy Italian dairy group as sales surge due to coronavirus
Italian food group Newlat has entered talks to buy a majority stake in dairy group Centrale del Latte d'Italia. ...
21 March 2020
View news from Global How to address dystocia in calves
Health concerns and the road to success for dystocia calves....
20 March 2020
View news from United States Analysts expecting sharp decline in cattle placements
US - "Cattle on Feed" for February will be released today (Friday, 20 March). February was a leap year but slaughter days were identical to last year, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from New Zealand Fonterra reports interim results, prioritises NZ milk and focuses on farmer owners
NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited this week announced its 2020 Interim Results, which show the Co-operative’s financial performance has improved with increased underlying earnings and reduced debt....
View news from Netherlands FrieslandCampina joins forces to reduce emission from cows
NETHERLANDS - From cow feed to chocolate, the chain of companies in that process want to reduce greenhouse gases. Chocolate and cocoa products manufacturer Barry Callebaut and dairy company FrieslandCampina both strive to be carbon neutral and team up...
 
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