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GEORGIA - Working to create awareness of US beef in the Republic of Georgia, USMEF conducted separate "US Steak Lovers" festivals in restaurants in the cities of Tbilisi and Batumi. Funded by Texas Beef Research and Promotion Council, the festivals were hosted by restaurants eager to offer their customers greater access to US beef.
NETHERLANDS - Every day, FrieslandCampina aims to provide the world’s population with the healthiest nutrients. Its milk products play an integral role, as they are a natural source of protein, calcium, vitamin B2 and B12 and phosphorus. This makes dairy extremely suitable for a sustainable diet.
IRELAND - To mark UN World Food Day, Smart Farming, the voluntary programme led by IFA in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has announced its 2018 results. World Food Day highlights important issues including food security, sustainability and climate change.
UK - With ongoing volatility in the global milk markets, increasing consumer misunderstanding of the sector, polarised levels of support for UK dairy farmers and a new post-Brexit Agriculture Bill the challenges for dairy farmers are mounting. Yesterday, the farmer-owned cooperative Arla Foods launched 'Arla UK 360', a new standard in UK dairy farming with an approach to benefit everyone.
US - USDA ERS released monthly retail meat prices last week for the month of September. Most major animal proteins showed a month over month decline in retail values with the exception of turkey, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.
US - While overall meat supplies in the US continue to expand, growth last week was up just 2 per cent compared to a year ago, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.
NETHERLANDS - Milk is the basis for many delicious and nutritious dairy products, which are consumed worldwide. FrieslandCampina is a cooperation of dairy farmers.
NETHERLANDS - A wholesome dairy farm stands or falls with healthy animals. Cows that are taken care of properly live longer, require less medication and produce more sustainably. The improvement of animal health and welfare is an important and ongoing aspect of FrieslandCampina's sustainability program, the company reports.
US - Today, organizations representing livestock, bee, and fish haulers across the country submitted a petition to the Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting additional flexibility on Hours of Service (HOS) requirements.
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s meat exporters will be flying the flag for Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork in Paris this week at SIAL - one of the world’s most influential food fairs.
UK - A series of practical workshops aimed at farmers with housed herds of high yielding cows can help optimise the environment and maximise herd performance.
ARGENTINA - Argentina is preparing to make the most of the great opportunity offered by the first ever China International Import Expo (CIIE), said a top Argentine trade official.
US - Below are highlights from the latest USDA WASDE report as provided by Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.
NETHERLANDS - Driving with a lower CO2 emission is a possibility with LNG fuel. In the last few years, FrieslandCampina has been working with its carriers on a pilot project with LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) as an alternative fuel for diesel.
US - In the fight against aflatoxin, dairy producers often turn to sequestering agents such as clay to reduce transference of the toxin into milk. It's an effective tactic, but a new study from the University of Illinois shows that clay has additional benefits for overall cow health.
US - At a public listening session hosted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) yesterday (10 October) called for additional flexibility on Hours of Service rules for livestock haulers.
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the new ⁈20m funding for suckler farmers announced in this week’s Budget was recognition of the income crisis in the sector, but the level of funding was disappointing and more needs to be done to help sustain the suckler herd.
US - The number of fed cattle coming to market in the last few weeks has been near or below year ago levels even as the USDA feedlot survey put the 1 September inventory at +5.9 per cent above last year’s levels, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.
US - United Food Bank in Mesa, Arizona, like many of the nation's food banks, is reportedly facing a daunting task: Trying to distribute new shipments from the US Department of Agriculture caused by US President Donald Trump's trade conflicts with a number of countries. Storage and transportation will be a challenge, food bank leaders say.
MALAYSIA - Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad is investing over RM100 million to expand its MILO factory in Chembong, Negeri Sembilan, in line with its strategy of driving strong, profitable and sustainable growth and investing in Malaysia as a key manufacturing hub for the Nestlé Group.
UK - According to Rabobank’s latest report, milk production growth continued to slow in quarter three of 2018 as a result of the dry weather in the EU and Australia.
ZIMBABWE - Cattle farmers in parts of Masvingo province are reportedly burning down tracts of land in attempts to destroy ticks that are affecting their livestock.
US - US beef exports set new records in August with export value topping $750 million for the first time, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF.
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan has pointed out that other than the four West Cork Co-ops, no other Irish milk purchasers had returned the August Ornua PPI equivalent price of 31.78c/l + VAT for 3.3 per cent protein and 3.6 per cent butterfat milk, never mind the September 32.70c/l + VAT average returns for dairy products, as reported by the EU Milk Market Observatory.
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports that the last USDA WASDE report pegged total US beef imports for 2018 at 3.037 billion pounds, 44 million pounds or 1.5 per cent higher than a year ago.


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