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August 22, 2019

Beef dispute talks end with ‘wide-ranging’ agreement

Farmers will be ‘disappointed’ with lack of deal on increase in beef prices, says IFA Talks on the beef dispute have concluded with an agreement but the Irish Farmers’ Association(IFA) says its members will be “disappointed” that there has been no deal on increasing beef prices. Protests over beef prices in recent weeks closed some […]

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BBC praised for ‘farming focus’ week after anti-meat climate reporting

Farmers across the country have praised the BBC for its ‘Focus on Farming’ coverage this week, in stark contrast to the criticism the broadcaster received for its recent ‘anti-meat’ reporting on climate change. As part of the Focus on Farming package, the BBC has been covering agriculture-related issues across all its platforms this week, looking at how […]

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Ukraine to export poultry meat to Japan

Ukraine has obtained formal approval to export poultry meat to Japan for the first time ever after the two countries agreed on required veterinary certificates, Ukraine’s state department of food safety said on Wednesday. Ukraine exported around 211,000 tonnes of poultry meat in the first half of this year, counting Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands and […]

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Animal Rebellion activists to blockade UK’s biggest meat market

Thousands of animal rights and environment activists are planning to blockade Smithfield Market – the largest wholesale meat market in the UK – in the next wave of Extinction Rebellion climate protests. A new group calling itself Animal Rebellion says it has almost 2,000 volunteers signed up to take part in a two-week blockade of the central London market […]

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August 21, 2019

Scottish industry could form producer organisation to tackle beef crisis

The Scottish beef industry was discussing ’radical’ solutions at a Government-sponsored Beef Summit at Stirling A producer organisation (PO) involving all the large-scale cattle finishers in Scotland might become a reality as the beef industry struggles to cope with this summer’s dramatic slump in prices. The idea of creating such an organisation, effectively a supercharged […]

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Farmers call out media’s anti-meat agenda following distorted reports

Farmers have called on one another to retaliate against the mainstream media’s anti-meat agenda following distorted reports that plant-based diets would ‘help fight climate change’. Livestock farmers told Farmers Guardian that the sector should be more proactive in promoting British farmers’ positive contribution to the environment and said that although farm unions had a big role to […]

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No-deal Brexit will bankrupt more than 50 per cent of farms, says top economist

Former NFU chief economist and Government adviser Sean Rickard claimed the loss of export markets, coupled with the removal of direct payments and tariff protection, could kill off upland farming altogether and cause widespread land degradation. In a report published ahead of the launch of a new campaign group, Farmers for a People’s Vote, Dr […]

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Fire crews battle blaze at Farnborough abattoir

Firefighters spent over two and a half hours fighting a blaze at an abattoir in Farnborough overnight. They were called shortly after 2.30am this morning (20 August) after reports of a fire at the site in Peabody Road. When they arrived they found a fire in the changing room, which they described as “fully involved”. […]

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Scottish beef sector ‘on brink of collapse’ as prices drop

Scotland’s beef sector is on the brink of collapse due to depressed prices, according to a leading figure in the Scottish farming union. Gary Christie, of NFU Scotland, said the slump is preventing some farmers covering the cost of rearing cattle. He told the BBC Irish beef, stockpiled ahead of Brexit, is already being drip-fed […]

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China’s Appetite for Australia’s Marbled Beef Is Growing

Australia has the opportunity to triple its exports of grain-fed beef to China by 2030 to satisfy the nation’s growing appetite for the highly marbled meat, according to Rabobank Group. Rising consumption in Asia, particularly in China, could drive a 65% increase in Australian grain-fed beef exports to more than 500,000 tons in about a […]

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Beef talks to resume as prices remain under pressure

Talks between the farming organisations and the meat factories are set to resume today as beef prices remain under pressure. The discussions have led to some progress in key areas, with the meat factories agreeing to provide weighing scales at factories to allow live cattle to be weighed. A review of the beef grading/pricing grid […]

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Taiwan imposes ASF measures on the Philippines

Taiwan has imposed African swine fever measures on the Philippines amid an alleged unreported case of the deadly pork disease in Bulacan and Rizal province. Manila Bulletin reported that Taiwan will begin checking all carry-on bags from the Philippines starting today as a precautionary measure against ASF. The order came from Central Emergency Operation Centre (CEOC), […]

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Could Brexit lead to a bigger UK pig and poultry sector?

Brexit could lead to a bigger pig and poultry sector in the UK, an animal feed firm predicts. Dutch-owned ForFarmers, which has its UK base in Bury St Edmunds, pointed out that with the UK’s self sufficiency rate currently at 60% there was scope for production growth. The company – which operates in the Netherlands, […]

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China says pig herd shrinks by 32% in July amid swine fever outbreak

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s pig herd shrank by 32.2% in July from the same month a year ago, its agriculture ministry said on Thursday, as African swine fever continues to spread through the country. The ministry also said the number of sows declined by 31.9% in July, a year after the nation reported its first […]

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Meat staff hope talks will save their jobs

Some 150 staff at local meat processors are to be temporarily laid off unless talks can resolve the dispute which has seen farmers protesting outside more than 20 factories across the country. They are unhappy with the low prices they are getting for their stock. The protests have had a big impact on meat processing […]

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Processors ‘sticking the boot in’ on lamb price – ICSA

Factory price cuts this week of up to 30c/kg for lamb have been labelled a “disgrace” by the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA). ICSA sheep chairman Sean McNamara slammed the price cuts, raising questions over the future supply of Irish lamb, warning that farmers won’t put ewes in lamb if conditions continue. “Processors […]

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