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09 November 2021
U.S. animal protein needs diversified market
As export market opportunities and challenges evolve, U.S. needs trade negotiators to return to the table...
AHDB explores impact of UK-Australia free trade agreement
The agreement is the first negotiated from scratch...
08 November 2021
FAO Meat Price Index marks third monthly decline
Down 0.7% from its revised value in September, the FAO Meat Price Index recently marks its third monthly decline. ...
USDA 10-year crop, livestock projections: less corn, more wheat and soy for 2022/23 season
US farmers are likely to reduce corn acreage while expanding soybeans and wheat acres for the upcoming crop marketing year, the USDA said on Friday....
US red meat exports pushing record pace through 3Q21
Both US beef and pork exports are on a record pace through September, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF). ...
05 November 2021
JBS partners with DSM to cut cow methane emissions globally with feed additive
JBS SA, the world's largest meatpacker, on Thursday announced a partnership with health and nutrition company Royal DSM with the goal of reducing methane emissions on its global supply chains....
Weekly global protein digest: dairy retail report
Analyst Jim Wyckoff shares his weekly outlook on dairy and beef. ...
Moderate to high risk of liver fluke infection in cattle this autumn, winter
Farmers in Northern Ireland (NI) should prepare for a medium to high risk of liver fluke infection in sheep and cattle this autumn 2021 and winter 2022....
AFBI Research: understanding how to manage the UK hills and uplands
Recent research at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), Hillsborough has highlighted the need for a future priority research programme to understand how farmers can effectively manage the hills and uplands, writes Dr Denise Lowe, Livestock...
Virginia Tech researchers say eliminating dairy cows would have minimal impact on GHG emissions
The removal of dairy cows from the United States would only slightly reduce greenhouse gas emissions while reducing essential nutrient supply, Virginia Tech researchers say....
04 November 2021
Russia to set 6-month quotas for exports of nitrogen fertilizers
Russia will limit exports of nitrogen fertilisers and complex nitrogen-containing fertilisers for six months to try to curb any further increase in food prices amid higher gas prices, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said on Wednesday....
Weather extremes push UN plan to fund more weather forecasting
As climate change triggers deadly heatwaves, droughts and floods, three U.N. agencies on Wednesday rolled out funding plans to improve weather forecasting in vulnerable countries....
Phosphorus – the time to act is now
For many regions in northern Australia, phosphorus (P) deficiency is a serious nutritional issue for beef herds and can cause major losses in productivity and profitability. ...
AHDB: quarterly UK dairy market update
The UK dairy industry has faced rapid change through 2021 as it adjusts to a new trade relationship with the EU and the impacts of the pandemic on consumption patterns, writes Patty Clayton with AHDB. ...
New study: heat stress in dairy cows damages health of calves
Researchers reporting in JDS Communications found that heat stress of pregnant dairy cows reduces fetal growth and influences performance and immune development of the offspring ...
03 November 2021
ICSA calling on Ireland's Ag Minister to allocate €50m to fund Beef Carbon Efficiency Scheme
ICSA is calling on Minister McConalogue to immediately announce an allocation of €50m to fund ICSA’s Beef Carbon Efficiency Scheme, set out as part of the association’s CAP Strategic Plan. ...
US, UAE lead $4 billion effort to help farmers adapt to climate change
The United States and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday used COP26 climate talks to launch efforts to channel funding into making agriculture resilient to climate change as well as to cut its emissions. ...
Survey: sustainable practices commonplace on Australian farms
The majority of farmers surveyed in an ABARES study are using sustainable land management practices to improve the natural resource base and drought resilience....
German ice cream maker sets up regional HQ in Hong Kong
German-based ice-cream manufacturer Martosca announced today (October 27) that it has opened its regional headquarters in Hong Kong, leveraging the city's strategic location to bring its organic premium ice-cream and fruit sorbet brands to the region....
Understanding consumer perceptions of sustainability in the dairy industry
Consumer definitions of sustainability are often different than industry definitions. Understanding consumer preferences and opinions of sustainability within the dairy industry can help dairy product developers successfully market their products....
02 November 2021
Second stage of Brazil's campaign against FMD started Nov 1
The second stage of Brazil's national vaccination campaign against foot-and-mouth disease in 2021 started November 1st, according to the Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture. ...
What effect does early social contact have on dairy calves’ welfare?
New research in the Journal of Dairy Science examines behavioral, performance and health effects of early socialization among young calves....
New Virginia Tech startup seeks to use nano-capsules derived from milk to deliver heart drug
Scientists at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC have started a new biotechnology company to apply one of nature’s courier systems to deliver a potentially life-saving medication....
01 November 2021
Vitamin D supplement may enhance dairy cows’ immune health
New research in the Journal of Dairy Science explores possible genetic effects of dietary supplementation with vitamin D to support cows’ immune function....
US “Build Back Better” Framework Makes Important Step Forward on Climate Change
The following is a statement by Kameran Onley, director of North American policy and government relations at The Nature Conservancy, after the White House unveiled a framework of the Build Back Better Act that includes $555 billion in climate investments....
More than half of university students surveyed have tried a meat alternative
Fifty-five percent of US Midwest university students had tried a plant-based meat alternative and attributed this choice to the enjoyment of new food, curiosity about the products and environmental concern, according to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition...
Europe's agri-food trade shows solid growth in first half of 2021
Despite a slow start to the year, EU agri-food trade (exports plus imports) for January to July of 2021 came in at €183 billion, a 3.2% increase on the same period in 2020. ...
Nigeria’s local supply chain goes digital
Nigerian start-ups are digitizing the country’s local supply chain, helping farmers sell their produce and merchants navigate high food costs....
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