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25 February 2020
CME: overall COF report in range of pre-report estimates
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the monthly US "Cattle on Feed" report on Friday, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
British farm standards must be benchmark in future trade deals, says NFU President
NFU President Minette Batters will today challenge the Government to show global leadership on international trade and insist that British farm standards are the benchmark for any food imports in future trade deals....
NFU tackles misinformation on climate change with its livestock “myth buster” fact sheet
The NFU will publish a livestock fact sheet on livestock and the environment to help farmers counteract misinformation and public misunderstanding of the sector....
Arla Foods confirms March milk price
Arla Foods amba’s on account price for conventional milk will increase by 1 eurocent for March 2020....
24 February 2020
CME: Corn Futures Loses Some Ground
US - On Thursday, USDA held their Annual Ag Outlook Forum and released estimates for the 2020/21 planting season for corn and soybeans, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Brands, Transformation Deliver Strong 2019 Results for Arla
GLOBAL - In 2019 farmer-owned Arla Foods exceeded expectations for global branded sales whilst simultaneously transforming its business securing cost-savings at the top end of expectations through the Calcium programme. This enabled Arla to deliver a...
Unhappy cow? A closer look at cow personalities as they mature
A recent study has documented noticeable personality changes in Holstein cows when they undergo puberty, but the media buzz may be overblown....
Brazil reports that the US will allow fresh imports of Brazilian beef
On Friday, Brazil’s Agriculture Minister announced that the United States reopened its market for fresh Brazilian beef exports with immediate effect....
NFU USA advocates for a publicly accessible and transparent process for future trade deal assistance
After reports that recent trade deals may have a more modest impact on agricultural exports than initially thought, President Trump tweeted that, "aid will be provided by the federal government," if necessary. ...
No jail time for farm invaders in Western Australia
Australian courts have given suspended sentences to two activists who broke onto a farm and sole a calf, angering farmers. ...
LWR awarded Brazilian patent for their triple-bottom-line approach to manure treatment
Brazil’s agriculture sector booms as LWR prepares to enter this market with a new patent. ...
23 February 2020
Driving productivity at Grassland & Muck 2020
Making the most of forage is a priority for UK farmers. Whether grazed or ensiled quality grass is still the most economic source of feed, and when managed right will reduce production costs and minimise environmental impact....
22 February 2020
Sustainability front of mind at recent farmer event
Pickstock Telford has opened the gates to their development farm, Brongain, as they collaborate with Rea Valley Tractors to hold their livestock working demonstration day showcasing machinery capable of improving on-farm efficiencies....
21 February 2020
CME update - cattle contracts mixed
Chicago Mercantile Exchange shows live cattle futures as lower while feeder cattle contracts edged higher. ...
USDA announces innovation initiative to address climate change
NFU urges agency to take decisive action to address climate crisis. ...
20 February 2020
CME: estimated returns to cattle feeders drop in 2019
US - LMIC estimates average returns to cattle feeders for a typical operation in the Southern Plains feeding 750-pound steers. In 2019, estimated returns were $9.51 per steer, dropping 55.4 percent from 2018’s estimate which was $21.31, reports Steiner...
Hawaii announces new rules that protect farm animals transported by sea
After the deaths of 21 pregnant cows on a barge travelling from Oahu to Kauai, the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) formally commits to new welfare regulations. ...
Trump makes moves on new trade deal with India
US President Donald Trump says a bilateral trade deal between the US and India is coming, but it might be finalised after the November election. ...
Canada's House of Commons expected to approve USMCA by Easter
The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute is confident the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will be approved by the House of Commons by Easter....
19 February 2020
Results are in on Alberta’s farmer-led research
The Provincial Government of Alberta spent January consulting with Alberta’s farmers about the role research plays in the agriculture sector. ...
Study reveals 74 percent of dairy farmers store expired medicines on-farm
Research has revealed 74 percent of dairy farmers have expired medicines on-farm, in one instance being as much as 16 years out of date....
NFU USA recommends improvements to maximise environment benefits of EQIP
As the USDA continues to implement the 2018 Farm Bill, the NFU urges the agency to strengthen the conservation programme to better support farmers. ...
UK enacts new visa policy, NFU reacts
UK Government announces changes to the Seasonal Workers Pilot scheme, recruiting 10,000 seasonal workers to boost the agriculture sector during the busies months. ...
18 February 2020
Despite steady consumption, uncertainty still defines the UK beef market.
Beef producers are still sceptical of beef market growth despite early signals of increasing prices....
US milk industry merger nears completion with a $425 million agreement
Dairy Farmers of America will acquire the assets of bankrupt milk processing firm Dean Foods if regulators get on board....
China grants tariff exemptions on nearly 700 US goods
In an effort to support purchases of US goods, the Chinese government will grant exemptions on 696 retaliatory tariffs, the most substantial tariff relief to be offered yet. ...
17 February 2020
CME: US Import Cattle Numbers for 2019
US - Over the years, the North American beef industry has become increasingly integrated and US feedlots and slaughter plants rely on Canadian and Mexican cattle for part of their supply, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Holstein steers that get hormone implants perform as well as implanted beef cows
US - Holstein steers that get hormone implants grow faster than those that do not receive the implants, and they get as big as beef cattle breeds, according to Penn State researchers, who say that's good news for dairy farmers struggling to keep their...
 
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