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  • China Drives Surge in New Zealand Exports
    CHINA & NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand exports rose by 11 per cent year on year in March, driven by a surge in exports to China, the government statistics agency said Friday.

  • Cattle Prices Continue to Kick on
    IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the cattle trade is continuing to kick on with a base price of €4.05/4.10 for steers and €4.15/4.20 for heifers.

  • Dairy Expansion will Hit Limits, Must Chase Value
    NEW ZEALAND - Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says there is a limit to further dairy intensification in New Zealand and growing exports in the future will depend more on increasing the value of products rather than the volume.

  • CME: COF Report Shows Feedlot Marketing’s Aggressive
    US - The factor causing cattle dressed weights this year to decline more than seasonally since the beginning of January has been the rate at which slaughter steers and heifers have been marketed, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

  • IFA Meets Department on Regional Vet Labs
    IRELAND - Meeting with senior Department of Agriculture officials this week, IFA President Joe Healy said the current Regional Veterinary Laboratory structure is recognised internationally as the optimum disease surveillance structure and must be built on to enhance the services already provided to farmers and the agriculture industry.

  • a2 Milk Upgrades Revenue Forecast After Strong Sales in China
    AUSTRALIA - Australian dairy giant a2 Milk has upgraded its yearly revenue forecast on the back of strong sales in China.

  • White House Takes Important First Step to Reining in Antiquities Act
    US - The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association applaud the executive order signed yesterday that calls for a review of designations made under the Antiquities Act by previous presidents.

  • New Study Deems Dairy 'Excellent' Source of Protein for Children
    US - Researchers at the University of Illinois are using pigs as a model to study the best way of evaluating protein quality in foods eaten by children, a method that was proposed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in 2011.

  • Calysta, Cargill Officially Break Ground on New Feed Production Plant
    US - NouriTech and its lead investors, Calysta, Inc. and Cargill, were joined by state and local elected officials yesterday to officially break ground on a 37-acre Memphis feed production facility.

  • Dutch Dairy Giant Plans Big Investment
    NETHERLANDS & CHINA - Dutch global dairy giant Royal FrieslandCampina is bullish on the growth potential of the market in China and plans to expand its investments and develop more Chinese-catered dairy products.

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