Beef farming hits ‘crisis point’

Posted on July,30,2019 | 0 Comments

Protesting beef farmers say €100m aid package not enough THE beef industry in Ireland is at crisis point, according to protesting beef farmers, who say the Government’s €100 million aid measure is ‘not a fraction of what is needed’.Mayo beef farmers picketed outside the Dawn Meats beef factory in Ballyhaunis yesterday (Monday), protesting at what […]

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Beyond Meat Slumps in Sign of Investors’ Jitters Over Earnings

Posted on July,30,2019 | 0 Comments

Beyond Meat Inc. bulls signalled they are getting nervous as shares of the faux meat maker fell as much as 14% Monday before trimming losses ahead of second-quarter earnings, which are due after the close. While Wall Street sees the company’s full-year revenue guidance as conservative — with the average estimate compiled by Bloomberg above Beyond’s forecast — […]

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Work needed to bring beef ‘back from brink’

Posted on July,24,2019 | 0 Comments

Farming leaders say the measures required to bring the UK beef industry “back from the brink” rely on supermarkets, meat processors and the food service sector stimulating demand and guaranteeing transparency by putting the country of origin on their labels. The presidents of the Scottish, English, Welsh and Ulster farmers’ unions met in crisis talks […]

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IFA calls on factories to ‘stabilise sheep trade’

Posted on July,16,2019 | 0 Comments

Irish meat factories have been called on to “stop the lamb price cuts and stabilise the market at a time when farmers are weaning lambs and finding they are coming in quicker than usual”. The Irish Farmers’ Association’s (IFA’s) national sheep chairman, Sean Dennehy, said with some factories dropping prices below €5.00/kg, “sheep farming is […]

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Beyond Meat’s rising share price shows promise for the alternative food sector

Posted on July,10,2019 | 0 Comments

Beyond Meat’s  blockbuster debut on the Nasdaq on 2 May this year marked a big turning point for the burgeoning alternative food sector.  The company’s share price is trading up more than 130% from its first day close of $65.75, making it this year’s best-performing IPO in the US so far read more – cmcmarkets

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Vietnam culls 2.5 million pigs to halt African swine fever outbreak

Posted on June,24,2019 | 0 Comments

Vietnam has culled more than 2.5 million pigs to contain the spread of an African swine fever outbreak that is in danger of infecting every province of the country, an agriculture ministry official said on Tuesday. The virus, which is deadly to pigs, was first detected in Vietnam in February and has spread to farms […]

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Meat-loving Brazil joins the search for plant-based alternatives

Posted on June,24,2019 | 0 Comments

Beef-crazy Brazil, with its all-you-can-eat steak houses, world-leading meat packers and more cattle than people, is not the first place you might look for plant-based alternatives to meat. But companies from JBS SA, the largest beef producer in the world, to BRF SA, the No.1 chicken exporter, are looking to tap a wave of interest […]

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EU beef fund draft regulation sent to member states

Posted on June,20,2019 | 0 Comments

As Irish beef farmers await clarity from the European Commission on the more questionable conditionality aspects of the €100 million beef fund, here’s a full copy of the draft regulation that has been circulated to all member states. The commission has invited member states to give an opinion on the draft regulation – aimed at providing […]

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China opens beef market to offer export hope to Wales

Posted on June,19,2019 | 0 Comments

A UK-China deal which opens up beef markets for Welsh farmers for the first time in 23 years has been welcomed as an “exciting” opportunity. It comes ahead of a two-day visit to Wales by Chinese vice premier Hu Chunhua. China accounts for 2.2% of all Welsh exports but experts believe there is a potential […]

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Brazil Lifts Ban On Beef Exports To China

Posted on June,17,2019 | 0 Comments

China has lifted its temporary ban on Brazilian beef imports after a 10-day suspension in trade due to the discovery of an atypical case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply announced the BSE-infected cow had been discovered on May 31, and the ban on exports to China was […]

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