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04 February 2020
CME: Little Impetus for Growth in US Cattle Industry
US - According to the latest USDA semi-annual 'Cattle Inventory' report, the total inventory of cattle and calves as of 1 January 2020 was estimated to be 94.413 million head, 0.4 percent lower than the previous year, reports Steiner Consulting Group,...
Mongolia, India to Implement Joint Dairy Development Programme
MONGOLIA - Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry Ch.Ulaan received Ambassador of India to Mongolia M.P.Singh on 3 February....
New Alltech IFM laboratory opens at Harper Adams University to evaluate digestibility of ruminant rations in Europe
Development of more rumen-friendly rations to mitigate both environmental and physical feed waste can be achieved with Alltech IFM, a unique tool to support diet formulation....
USDA Issues Third and Final Round of Trade Assistance
US National Farmers Union lobbies for long-term solutions for the farm economy's woes. ...
UK Agriculture Bill Moves Closer to Implementation
After a second reading in the House of Commons, legislation that could transform British farming moves a step forward. ...
03 February 2020
CME: Year-on-year Declines Expected for Almost All Categories of US Cattle Herd
US - USDA published its semi-annual estimates of the US cattle herd and various inventory subgroupings on Friday (31 January), reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
AMT Exemption to Boost Investment in Dairy Sector
INDIA - Proposed reduction of tax on cooperative societies to 22 percent plus surcharge and cess as well as exemption from Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) will help increase investments in the dairy sector. The relief to cooperatives has come at a time...
Arla Foods UK Acquires PCL 24/7 to Ensure Stability of Hatfield Operations
UK - Arla Foods UK has confirmed that it will acquire the legal entity PCL 24/7 Ltd and take on the services which are currently performed by PCL Transport 24/7 Ltd, with the exception of Bristol. The sale will enable Arla Foods to assure the future operations...
Brexit Day Signals Fresh Lobbying Impetus
SCOTLAND, UK - Following three and a half years of political stagnation, the UK finally left the European Union at 11pm on Friday, 31 January....
31 January 2020
Verified Grass Fed Standard Must Deliver for Farmers, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said that the 'Grass Fed standard' developed by Bord Bia should only be considered by processors for certain products, if it’s guaranteed to deliver an extra margin in a particular market place....
Two Thirds of EU Milk Used to Make Cheese, Butter
EU - In 2018, 156.8 million tonnes of whole milk was processed in the European Union (EU). EU dairies produced 10.3 million tonnes of cheese, as well as 2.4 million tonnes of butter and other fat products ("yellow products"). Together, the production...
Agriculture has Taken a Financial Hit, Says UFU
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) says the Northern Ireland agriculture industry has taken a significant financial hit in the past year with virtually all farm commodities seeing a decrease on average regarding farm income....
How UK Conservatives are protecting the farming sector after Brexit
In this podcast, ffinlo Costain sits down with Sam Hall, the Director of the Conservative Environment Network (CEN), to discuss the network’s plans for the UK’s food production, agricultural land use and the environmental opportunities arising from...
Mongolia Approves National Programme to Promote Livestock Husbandry
MONGOLIA - Mongolia on Wednesday approved a national programme to promote the development of livestock husbandry, Xinhua reported with reference to the government's press office....
Azerbaijan's Agency to Introduce EID Tags for Cattle
AZERBAIJAN - The Food Safety Agency of Azerbaijan plans to introduce EID (electronic identification) tags for cattle in 2020, Head of agency’s Animal Health Department Galib Abdulaliyev told Trend on 20 January....
30 January 2020
USMCA Nears Completion with US President's Signature
US - During a ceremony held yesterday (29 January) at the White House, President Donald Trump signed the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law. Though the agreement has already been approved by Mexico, it will not be fully implemented until it is...
Records All Round for Dairy, Meat Exports
NEW ZEALAND - The first four months of the 2019/20 dairy export season has set records, boosted by higher prices and volumes, according to a report by Stats NZ....
Scottish Farmers, Crofters Reminded That CAP Rules Remain in Place After Brexit Day
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland is reminding members that when the UK leaves the EU this Friday (31 January) the rules, with which they currently comply, will still apply....
Fonterra Moves to Pellet Power at Te Awamutu Dairy Plant
NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra has decided to take another step forward in its commitment to renewable energy as it announces that its Te Awamutu site will be coal-free next season. ...
Dairygold 2019 Price Move Proves Better Milk Prices Possible
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said that the move by Dairygold to pay 0.5c/l on all milk supplied during 2019 would be a welcome boost to their suppliers’ cash flow as calving begins....
29 January 2020
Dairy Industry Digests Plan to Consolidate Governance
AUSTRALIA - As a major restructure looms for the Australian dairy industry, some state-based advocacy organisations are concerned the proposal misses the mark....
Relief as Nyagatare Dairy Farmers Secure Market
RWANDA - Nyagatare dairy farmers have secured market to supply milk to home-based Early Child Development (ECD) centres that are being established at the village level....
DA Vows to Improve Philippine Dairy Industry, Seeks Increased Budget
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Tuesday vowed to further strengthen the country’s dairy industry after a lawmaker slammed milk agencies for the weak academic performance of Filipino children....
US Beef Industry Sustainability Framework Recognises JBS USA's Supply Chain Stewardship
JBS USA becomes first beef company to achieve recognition for supply chains stewardship and sustainability. ...
Organic Farm Advantages in Biodiversity, Profits Depend on Location
US - For organic farms, size matters: not so much the size of the farm itself, but the size of the neighboring fields....
NFU to Lead Rally in Effort to Back Future of British Farming
UK - Hundreds of farmers from across the country will gather in London in March to join the NFU in a rallying call to Government, urging them to commit that future UK trade policy will not allow imports of food produced to standards that would be illegal...
28 January 2020
CME: Latest COF Report In-line with Pre-report Estimates
US - Before we dive into Friday’s "Cattle on Feed" report, a highlight from last week was the volume of slaughter cows hitting a five year high, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
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