Five Nations Beef Alliance Statement on TPP

Jamie Johansen

The Five Nations Beef Alliance* concluded a successful meeting and tour in south Texas last week, capped by the unanimous endorsement of a public statement calling for all Trans-Pacific Partnership nations to support ‘gold standard outcomes’ for beef that do not sacrifice important reforms for political expediency. The annual meeting, hosted by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, unites beef industry …

Ag Group, Beef, Export, Government, International, NCBA

Alltech Opens IFM Laboratory in China

Jamie Johansen

Global animal health leader Alltech is partnering with Nestlé in the creation of a world class training center, the Dairy Farming Institute in Shuangcheng, Heilongjiang province, China. Along with its participation in numerous educational initiatives and assistance in establishing best practices in Chinese agribusiness, Alltech is bringing its highly successful feed evaluation laboratory to the world’s fastest growing dairy market. …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Dairy, International, Research

Aidan Connolly Apointed CIO of Alltech

Joanna Schroeder

Alltech has appointed Vice President Aidan Connolly as chief innovation office (CIO) as part of the company’s global research department. Connolly will work closely with Dr. Karl Dawson, vp and chief scientific officer in developing their innovation pipeline and take products from test scale to commercial scale. In his new role, Connolly will put together a team within the company’s …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Company Announcement, International

Colombia Hopes to Increase Dairy Exports to United States

Jamie Johansen

Colombia is making a huge push to develop its dairy industry, with a focus on exports to the United States, announced Proexport Colombia. The country is the fourth largest dairy producer in Latin America, and three of its top food manufacturers are dairy-based, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Proexport, Colombia’s arm for investment, …

Agribusiness, Dairy, International

Top Pork Countries Want Tariffs Eliminated In TPP

Jamie Johansen

In an open letter to negotiators on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, organizations representing hog farmers in Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico and the United States called for a “comprehensive, high-quality” agreement that eliminates tariffs on nearly all products, including pork. The TPP is a regional negotiation that includes the United States, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New …

Ag Group, Export, Government, International, Meat, NPPC, Pork

NCBA Addresses APHIS Proposed Rule

Jamie Johansen

The United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Inspection Service published a proposed rule in the Federal Register today to allow the importation of beef from a region in Argentina. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Bob McCan, cattleman from Victoria, Texas, issued the following statement: “The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is deeply concerned by today’s announcement by the United …

Ag Group, Beef, Government, International, NCBA

New Zealand Dairy Industry Continued Growth

Jamie Johansen

New Zealand’s global dairy dominance will continue through greater economic engagement with Asia-Pacific states, rather than with competing markets in Europe and America, according to a new paper issued by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). In CIGI Paper No. 37, The Role of International Trade in the Rise of the New Zealand Dairy Industry from its Beginnings to …

Agribusiness, Dairy, International

Pork Board Examines International Marketing Opportunities

Jamie Johansen

The National Pork Board announced a study that will explore alternatives for promoting pork’s quality and sustainability benefits with international consumers. The study, to be conducted by SIAM Professionals, LLC, will evaluate existing marketing strategies and partners to identify methods for improving pork’s position as the global meat of choice. Funded through America’s Pork Checkoff, this project will evaluate the …

Ag Group, International, Marketing, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Promotion

Zoetis Brings On-Farm Diagnostic Tests to Dairies in China

Jamie Johansen

Zoetis Inc. announced the introduction of on-farm cattle health screening tests for the dairy industry in China. These tests will enable China’s dairy farmers and veterinarians to rapidly screen cattle on the farm for sub-clinical mastitis and ketosis, two of the leading causes of lost production and poor milk quality in China. Test results will be available within five minutes, …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Dairy, dairy farming, International