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October 21, 2020
African swine fever (ASF) presented significant challenges for Bulgaria’s livestock industry in 2019. ASF drove Bulgaria’s total 2019 swine inventory down by 25 percent and the number of swine...
October 21, 2020
On October 14, the European Commission presented its EU Methane Strategy, in which the main objective is to reduce methane emissions by 35 to 37 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.
October 9, 2020
This quarterly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade...
October 5, 2020
The temporary closure of hotels and restaurants in response to COVID-19 lowered domestic demand for high-end meats and slashed prices for meat products such as suckling piglets, Iberico products...
September 29, 2020
While trade tensions and China’s retaliatory tariffs slashed U.S. agricultural exports to China in 2018 and 2019,
September 25, 2020
On September 21, 2020, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) issued new country of origin labeling regulations for 1) pork in packaged food; 2) pork served in restaurants; and...
September 25, 2020
FAS Cairo forecasts Egypt's production (calf crop) in market year (MY) 2021 (January-December) at 1.94 million head.
September 22, 2020
Assuming a healthy calf-crop (improving reproductive rate) and steep rise in beginning cattle stock, India’s calendar year (CY) 2021 cattle (Bos taurus or Bos indicus) and water buffalo...
September 21, 2020
Post expects a larger drop in pork production of 20 percent in 2020 as African Swine Fever remains a major concern in Luzon and parts of Mindanao.
September 18, 2020
Beef production in 2021 is projected to grow based on heavier slaughter weights. A weak ruble should underpin red meat exports to traditional and new markets, while dampening imports.
September 17, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) put pressure on European Union (EU) slaughter rates and domestic beef consumption, and motivated farmers to hold on to their cattle.
September 17, 2020
The calendar year (CY) 2020 cattle (Bos taurus or Bos indicus) and water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) population is estimated at 303.1 million head, 400,000 head above last year.
September 17, 2020
On August 28, 2020, Taiwan announced that, beginning January 1, 2021, it will no longer restrict imports of U.S. beef to cattle of less than 30 months of age.
September 15, 2020
The COVID-19 epidemic in Korea significantly impacted pork consumption patterns in 2020.
September 15, 2020
Russia and Armenia notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of draft amendments regarding Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) veterinary requirements via G/
September 15, 2020
Argentine beef exports in 2021 are forecast at 760,000 tons carcass weight equivalent (cwe), marginally lower than in 2020. Production is forecast slightly lower on reduced slaughter volume...
September 11, 2020
This report is an update on recent efforts by Korea to update their veterinary drug safety management system, which may impact U.S. exports of meat and livestock products to Korea.
September 10, 2020
The Canadian cattle herd and swine herd are both expected to contract in 2021. Cattle exports are forecast to grow, beef exports are projected to increase, and Canada will continue to import...
September 8, 2020
New Zealand beef production and beef exports are expected to recover somewhat in 2021 from lower levels caused by severe drought in early 2020.
September 8, 2020
2021 beef production is forecast up at 555,000 carcass weight equivalent, on larger fed cattle inventory.