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02 November 2015
UK Unions Make Progress in Lamb Talks with Tesco
UK - The NFU, NFU Scotland, NFU Cymru, and the Ulster Farmers Union have met with retailer Tesco and its processor representatives to discuss the crucial role it has to play in supporting the...
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...
29 October 2015
Determining Body Condition Score in Your Sheep
ANALYSIS - Optimal body condition on the ewe flock and the weaned lamb crop is important to ensure the success of the flock throughout the production cycle, writes Andrew Schafer....
28 October 2015
Scottish Farm Census Shows Increase in Sheep Numbers
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland's Chief Statistician recently released the latest results from the June 2015 Agricultural Census, showing the numbers of farmed animals in the country....
CME: Livestock Futures Trend Lower After Meat Cancer Report
US - Livestock futures were lower on Friday and then again on Monday, and this was attributed in part to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), write CME analysts Steve Meyer and Len...
27 October 2015
WHO Finds Link Between Red, Processed Meat and Cancer
GLOBAL - A new study from the World Health Organization (WHO) has found links between eating red and processed meats with cancer. ...
26 October 2015
2015 UK Lamb Crop Expected to Decline from Last Year
UK - The provisional results for the June census indicate a one per cent fall in the size of the UK sheep flock, with numbers in most categories lower year on year, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb....
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,...
22 October 2015
Agriculture Must Embrace Technology, Rabobank Says
GLOBAL - Agriculture must become 'smarter' by taking advantage of modern technology and data in order to feed the world, according to a report presented by Rabobank at Expo Milano 2015....
21 October 2015
Appeals to End Hunger, Support Farmers Mark World Food Day
GLOBAL - Leading figures in agricultural policy marked World Food Day on Friday with appeals to combat hunger and malnutrition....
Lamb Prices Suffer as Carcase Weights, Slaughter Rise
UK - The traditional increase in lambs on the market at this time of year, accompanied by a lift in carcase weights, is understandably starting to impact on lamb prices, according to the latest...
19 October 2015
How do Crude Oil Prices Affect Livestock Feed Prices?
GLOBAL - The global livestock and aquaculture feed market prices are becoming more and more dependent on the movement of the Brent crude oil market....
Promo Boost to Help Consumers Appreciate EU-Farmed Products
EUROPE - Programmes worth €111 million have been set up by the EU to find new markets and promote consumption both outside and inside the Union in 2016. ...
Agriculture Must be Included in Global Climate Change Debate
GLOBAL - All countries should strive to ensure an ambitious agreement to tackle climate change, putting food security and agriculture at the centre of debates on the issue, agriculture experts...
USDA Buys Surplus Lamb for Food Assistance
US - The US Department of Agriculture has purchased 600,000 pounds of surplus lamb products valued at $3.131 million....
16 October 2015
EU Rejects National Bans on GM Food, Feed
EUROPE - Individual countries within the EU should not be allowed to decide to ban GM food and feed products, Environment Committee MEPs decided this week....
NZ Beef Export Returns Exceed Sheepmeat For First Time in 20 Years
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's beef export returns have reached a record high, overtaking sheep export returns for the first time in two decades....
15 October 2015
Sheep Fencing Included in Irish Farm Payments
IRELAND - Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) sheep chairman John Brooks has welcomed the inclusion of grant aid for sheep fencing in TAMS II, as was announced by Agriculture Minister...
14 October 2015
EU Workshops to Discuss Future of Sheepmeat Sector
EUROPE - Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has today confirmed the establishment of a new series of workshops to examine the future of the EU sheep sector. ...
12 October 2015
Aldi to Stock More Fresh British Lamb
UK - Aldi is to double the size of its fresh lamb range by stocking more products sourced exclusively from British, Red Tractor assured farms, the NFU has reported....
Global Food Prices Up Slightly in September
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 156.3 points in September 2015, up one point from its sharply reduced August value, but still 18.9 per cent less than one year ago. ...
How Will the TPP Affect the US Livestock Industry?
US - Analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner discuss the potential impacts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement on farming in the US....
09 October 2015
Steady Australia Middle East Exports See Saudi Buying Slip
AUSTRALIA – Sheepmeat exports to the Middle East are steady, with major declined in mutton shipments, particularly to Australia’s largest market, Saudi Arabia....
Decrease in Animal Antimicrobial Use in Denmark
DENMARK - Antimicrobial use in Danish animals decreased in 2014, due mainly to decreased consumption in the pig production....
Global Agriculture Faces Decade of Flat or Falling Prices
GLOBAL - World Prices for food will remain flat or could fall over the next 10 years because of the current growth in agricultural production....
08 October 2015
Mexico Increases Global Agricultural Exports
MEXICO - In the period from January to July 2015 the value of food exports from Mexico to the European Union totalled 581.6 million euros, an increase of 22.6 per cent on the same period last...
07 October 2015
Supply Management Survives as Trans-Pacific Partnership Concluded
GLOBAL - Canadian poultry meat, egg and dairy producers will be breathing a sigh of relief today after it was announced that their supply management system will mostly be protected in the Trans-Pacific...
UK Wool Week in Full Swing
UK - Wool and sheep industry enthusiasts are banging the drum for wool products in all their various guises this week as the UK celebrates ‘Wool Week’....
China's New Diet Demands a Global Food Chain
CHINA - The changing diet of the Chinese population means that self-sufficiency is no longer a viable aim for the country, according to a new report released by PwC....
06 October 2015
World Grain Yield to Fall Short of Last Year’s Record
GLOBAL – Overall grain production for the 2015/16 year will contract one per cent, largely due to lower maize production, predicts the International Grains Council....
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