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09 November 2015
Adverse Weather Pushes Food Prices Up in October
GLOBAL - Major food commodity prices rose in October, spurred by weather-driven concerns about sugar and palm oil supplies....
04 November 2015
Census Figures Offer Insight into Scottish Livestock Trends
SCOTLAND, UK - The results of the Scottish Government’s June 2015 Agricultural Census give an important insight into livestock number trends and potential impact on the market, according to...
03 November 2015
How Can Volatility be Managed on the Farm?
ANALYSIS - One of the biggest threats and challenges to farmers today is the volatility of the market....
30 October 2015
China Needs Cold Chain Improvement to Meet Food Demand
CHINA - The new railway from Chongqing to Rotterdam provides exciting new opportunities for European producers to meet Chinese food demand, but improvement of cold chains to ensure perishable...
23 October 2015
Feed Grain Markets Grow in a Shrinking World
ANALYSIS - Stable and, in some cases, even higher stocks and favourable harvests of maize, wheat and other cereals offer livestock producers the prospect of stable feed prices in the coming year,...
20 October 2015
Germany Gets Lion's Share of EU Farm Aid Package
EU - The main elements of the €500 million aid package for EU farmers have now been published in the Official Journal, with Germany receiving the largest allocation, followed by France and...
08 October 2015
We Need €20 Per Ewe Payment, Demand Irish Farmers
IRELAND – Higher levels of direct payments should be coupled to active sheep farmers, farm chiefs have told an agriculture committee this week....
05 October 2015
Debate over Chinese Investment in New Zealand Beef and Lamb Giant
ANALYSIS - One of New Zealand leading beef and lamb companies, Silver Fern Farms, is set to form a 50:50 partnership with major Chinese meat processor Shanghai Maling....
10 September 2015
UK Food Export Value Falls
UK - The value of UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports has dropped, reaching a total of £6bn in the first six months of the year – a fall of 5.3 per cent on the same period in 2014....
25 August 2015
New Zealand Lamb Prices “Well Below” 2014 Levels
NEW ZEALAND – Issues on the demand side of the market have pushed New Zealand lamb down 54 cents per kilo on this time last year....
18 August 2015
Nomad Foods Expands Reach with Findus Sverige Acquisition
EUROPE - Nomad Foods Limited has announced that it plans to buy Findus Sverige AB and its subsidiaries for approximately £500 million. ...
India Sees Sharp Rise in Exports of Livestock Products
ANALYSIS - India has seen its exports of livestock products rise by more than 60 per cent over the last three years and now these products are playing an increasingly important role in the socio-economic...
11 August 2015
Lamb Price Up in Supermarkets, Down on Farms
UK – The proportion of lamb retail value going to farmers has slumped to 42 per cent, while retail prices have increased, says the UK’s levy board....
27 July 2015
UK Prime Minister Pledges Support to Grow British Agriculture
WALES, UK - Plans to boost productivity and grow food and farming exports by more than £7 billion were announced recently by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, as he visited the Royal Welsh Show...
21 July 2015
Greek Bailout Expected to Cost Agriculture €2 Billion
GREECE - The new bailout agreement reached this week could cost Greek agriculture more than €2 billion, according to a Greek agricultural association....
02 July 2015
Stop Lamb Price Cuts, Irish Factories Told
IRELAND – An Irish farmers’ group has called on lamb processors to stabilise the lamb market by stopping price cuts....
How Are Australian Wool Markets Moving?
AUSTRALIA – Australia’s wool markets have taken differing turns recently, with oversupply dampening record auction prices and forward markets seeing “very healthy levels” of sale....
23 June 2015
Irish Farmers Demand €20 Per Ewe Payments
IRELAND – Irish farmers are calling for direct government support payments of €20 per ewe and for a “more ambitious” approach to driving the Irish sheep sector forward. ...
18 June 2015
Red Meat Export Drive for UK
UK - Exports have become the lifeblood of the red meat industry in the UK with new markets constantly being sought and developed....
29 May 2015
Indirect Costs Take Toll on New Zealand Farm Spend
NEW ZEALAND – Farm input prices have seen a rise for beef and sheep farmers in New Zealand despite lower direct input costs....
27 May 2015
Irish Beef, Sheep Incomes Still “Below Dole”
IRELAND – Ireland’s sheep and beef farmers are earning more now but would still be better off on benefits, says a farm spokesman reacting to an industry survey....
12 May 2015
New Government Should Set Positive Agenda for Farming
UK - The National Farmers Union is looking forward to working with the new government to shape and implement their food and farming manifesto pledges....
01 May 2015
Scotch Beef and Lamb to be Promoted in Asia
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotch beef and lamb will be promoted in Asia at a trade show in Hong Kong this month....
17 April 2015
Canada’s Food Production Growing but Wasting More
ANALYSIS - Canada wastes 6 billion kilogrammes of food each year – nearly a third of its total production....
16 April 2015
How to Achieve World Eradication of Peste Des Petits Ruminants
GLOBAL – Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) must be considered a ‘high priority disease’ if the fifteen year deadline on global eradication is to be met....
07 April 2015
NZ$7.8m Allocated for Sustainable Farming Projects
NEW ZEALAND - Twenty nine new projects have been approved for NZ$7.8 million in new funding over four years through the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy...
World Health Day: Can 'FoodKeeper' Application Reduce Waste?
ANALYSIS - How often do you have to throw away food because it's gone past its best? ...
02 April 2015
Boost for New Sustainable Farming Projects
NEW ZEALAND - The new Zealand government is to grant NZ$7.8 million in new funding over four years through the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), to 29 new farming projects....
30 March 2015
MLA: Australian Markets Show Lamb Price Increases
AUSTRALIA - Most lamb prices rose at markets last week, write analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
23 March 2015
Mexico to Advance Genetic Improvement of Livestock
MEXICO – The productive potential of livestock in Mexico will be developed through genetics across all species, especially goats, using new technologies....
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