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  • 25
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    USDA announces $123 million in grants for meat processing projects

    WASHINGTON – The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development Acting Under Secretary Roger Glendenning announced another round of grants available to meat and poultry processors. The agency stated that it plans to partner with the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund to make $123 million in grants available through the Meat and...

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  • 25
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    Red meat production declines, even with higher pork total

    U.S. red meat production during July 2023 was down 2% from July 2022. The USDA says that total of 4.129 billion pounds followed a 6% drop in beef production to 2.109 billion pounds, which canceled out a 2% rise in pork at 2.007 billion pounds, with both influenced by...

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  • 25
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    More grants available for meat and poultry processors

    USDA is partnering with the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund to make available $123 million through the Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program. USDA Rural Development Acting Under Secretary Roger Glendenning has announced that USDA is making more funding available for meat and poultry processors to expand operations, transform...

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  • 24
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    Brazil official says China wants smaller list of meat plants for exports

    The Chinese government has asked Brazil to reduce a list of meat plants seeking authorization to export to the Asian country, a step that could help Beijing expedite the approval process, Carlos Fávaro, Brazilian agriculture minister, said on Thursday. Speaking to cabinet ministers ahead of a meeting of the...

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  • 24
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    Beef on dairy brings new value to the marketplace

    More dairies expected to incorporate beef breed genetics for additional revenue stream. The U.S. beef cow herd reached its lowest level in decades this summer as prolonged drought conditions in major cattle producing regions led producers to aggressively cull their herds. The sharp reduction in beef cow numbers will...

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  • 24
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    U.S. cattle herd continues to contract

    There are three main points to consider from the U.S. Semi-Annual Cattle Inventory Report. First, the 2023 calf crop was estimated at 33.8 million head, down 664,000 head from 2022. Secondly, the number of beef cows as of July 1, 2023, was 38.8 million, down two per cent or...

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  • 23
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    Cultivated beef co Omeat begins generating revenues… but not from meat

    ‘Humane, affordable, scalable, highly-effective replacement for fetal bovine serum (FBS)’ A nutrient-rich serum that was also used in early media formulations for cultivated meat, FBS is harvested from blood drawn from bovine fetuses after they’re removed from slaughtered cows. It is a rich source of growth factors. Given its...

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  • 23
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    EU pig meat trade H1 2023: volumes down, prices up

    In the first six months of this year (Jan–Jun 23) the EU has exported just shy of 2.02 Mt of pig meat. This is the smallest volume for the period since 2015, when shipped volumes totalled less than 2 Mt. Year-on-year, total pig meat exports for the region have...

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  • 23
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    Meat imports down in July, year to date

    THE Philippines imported a total of 111.47 million kilograms (kg) of meat last month, data from the Department of Agriculture (DA) showed. Based on the report from DA’s Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), the July import volume was 17.29 percent lower than the year-earlier 134.78 million kg. It was...

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  • 22
    Ago

    Cambodian cattle farmers concerned by falling prices, illegal imports

    PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/Asia News Network): A large number of cattle raisers have complained that cow prices have fallen and not many traders have been buying cows for more than a month. A local livestock raising association has suggested that falling prices may be due to an...

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