Latest Cattle Industry News:
ZIMBABWE - Vice President General Constantino Chiwenga (Retired) is expected to launch the livestock revitalisation programme in Insiza.
HUNGARY - The Hungarian unit of German-owned discount chain Aldi has purchased the Kokárdás brand of the Hungarian dairy producer Alföldi Tej, the two companies announced on Friday.
PAKISTAN - The issue of milk prices in Karachi further deteriorating as Karachi Commissioner Ejaz Ahmed Khan is ignoring the cattle farmers for the last three weeks and not giving time to resolve this issue.
INDIA - Ananda Dairy is eyeing over 30 per cent increase in turnover to Rs 2,000 crore in the next financial year as it expands retail footprint as well as product portfolio.
RWANDA - Dairy farmers have welcomed last week’s directive on milk price regulation by the Ministry of Trade and Industry. The farmers say the regulation would protect them from unscrupulous buyers.
THAILAND - Marking the return of US bone-in beef to Thailand after a 14-year absence, USMEF partnered with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) office in Bangkok to host a reception and dinner that encouraged local meat importers to meet with potential end users and explore the process of importing an expanded range of US beef cuts. The event was funded by the USDA Market Access Program (MAP) and the Beef Checkoff Program.
US - Long-time readers of this newsletter are well aware of the critical distinction that US per capita beef consumption is NOT the same as domestic beef demand, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.
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SRI LANKA - Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka, the dairy co-operative behind Anchor, recently surpassed the Rs. 3 billion investment-mark in its commitment to build a thriving local dairy industry and boosting the availability of high quality, local dairy nutrition for Sri Lankans.
EU - Copa and Cogeca sent a letter to EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker yesterday opposing the EU move to give further concessions on agriculture in return for gains in other economic sectors to the Latin American Trade bloc Mercosur.
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers is pleased to see that the Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill (DIRA) has finally made it through Parliament.
BANGLADESH - The dairy cooling centre of Milk Vita in Natore has halted collection of milk until further notice, for not meeting the acceptable quality standard and quota.
ZIMBABWE - Tanganda Tea Company, a subsidiary of Meikles, is planning to venture into beef production and will approach the government for land that will go into cattle ranching.
NIGERIA - It has been reported that the Kano State Government has said that the proposed grazing reserve in Falgore game reserve has the capacity to cater to over five million heads of cattle.
NEW ZEALAND - Taupo Beef and Lamb has begun exporting its meat range to Japan.
NEW ZEALAND - Provisions to manage Fonterra’s dominant position in New Zealand’s dairy markets will continue under changes to the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001 (DIRA).
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said there was more bite in cattle prices this week at the factories with a base price for steers of ⁈3.95/kg more common and ⁈4.05/kg for heifers.
POLAND - The Sokolow Group - one of the leading companies in the Polish meat market - has announced its intention to buy the companies belonging to the Gzella Meat Group, a well-known and valued meat producer in the northern part of Poland.
UKRAINE - The number of cattle in Ukraine as of 1 February 2018 numbered 3.58 million head, which is 4.5 per cent down year-over-year (y-o-y).
CHINA - FrieslandCampina has acquired all remaining shares in Friesland Huishan Dairy (FHD).
UK - Exports of red meat products from the UK surpassed the £1.2 billion mark in 2017, according to the latest figures from HMRC.
US - A first glance at feedlot placement totals for the prior month usually starts with an analysis of weekly feeder cattle receipts collected by USDA-Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS), Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports.
UK - Advisers to the beef industry are being encouraged to hone their skills by taking part in the Developing Beef Expertise Programme.
MYANMAR - Demonstrating the versatility of US beef, pork and lamb, USMEF conducted a US meat seminar in Myanmar as part of USDA’s Global Based Initiative (GBI) program.
US - Demand for beef has been a mild positive surprise so far this year, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.