XE Market Analysis: Asia – Dec 14, 2018

The Dollar index pulled back from 18-month highs it posted early in the session, dipping to 97.43 from 97.71 highs. Incoming U.S. data was decent, with retail sales coming in as-expected, with upside prior month revisions. Industrial production was netter than expected, though revised down from prior months. Wall Street was slammed on China slowdown concerns, which appeared to have weighed on the Greenback going into the weekend.[EUR, USD]

Source: XE news feed
XE Market Analysis: Asia – Dec 14, 2018

XE Money Transfer: USD Brushes Aside G-10 currencies and Moves to a 20-month High

OVERVIEW Better-than-expected retail sales attract more bid for the US dollar. The Dollar Index is up 0.6% Sterling comes under heavy selling pressure as a no-deal Brexit situation resurfaces.  NYMEX WTI Crude flat near $52.25 a barrel as investors assess the impact of a stalling Chinese economy HIGHLIGHT

Source: XE news feed
XE Money Transfer: USD Brushes Aside G-10 currencies and Moves to a 20-month High

XE Market Analysis: North America – Dec 14, 2018

The Dollar has traded firmer against mot other currencies, the Yen being the main exception, with USD-JPY having held steady in the mid 113.0s. Driving were weakness in Dollar block currencies, amid a backdrop of tumbling stock markets and sub-forecast Chinese retail sales and production data, and specific weakness in both the Euro and Pound. EUR-USD has posted its biggest drop of the month so far, falling over 0.6% in making a 16-day low at 1.1286. EUR-JPY concurrently printed an eight-day low and EUR-CHF has tumbled back toward recent two-and-a-half-month lows.

Source: XE news feed
XE Market Analysis: North America – Dec 14, 2018

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Dec 14, 2018

The Dollar and Yen has traded firmer against most other currencies against a backdrop of souring risk appetite after Chinese retail sales and production data undershot growth expectations, which in rekindled concerns about flagging global growth. The biggest losers out of the main currency group has been the Dollar bloc currencies, with AUD-USD and AUD-JPY down 0.7% a piece, and NZD-USD off by 0.9% heading into the London interbank open. AUD-USD printed a one-month low at 0.7174. EUR-USD ebbed back to the lower 1.1300s from the upper 1.1300s.

Source: XE news feed
XE Market Analysis: Europe – Dec 14, 2018

WA sheep farmers fear exporters “will walk away” over stricter live trade rules

WESTERN Australian sheep farmers hope new stock density and ship ventilation changes, and expected standard changes will negate the need to impose stricter heat stress risk assessment rules on Middle East shipments. The post WA sheep farmers fear exporters “will walk away” over stricter live trade rules appeared first on Sheep Central.

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WA sheep farmers fear exporters “will walk away” over stricter live trade rules

Beef outlook 2019: Making sense of trade wars, tariffs, global demand & supply

Meat and livestock analyst Simon Quilty linked up with four fellow analysts in Brazil, the US and China last week, trying to make sense of trade wars, tariffs, global demand and supply and the potential ongoing impact of African Swine Fever and drought in Australia for 2019. Here’s a summary of their views…. The post Beef outlook 2019: Making sense of trade wars, tariffs, global demand & supply appeared first on Beef Central.

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Beef outlook 2019: Making sense of trade wars, tariffs, global demand & supply

Japanese Wagyu genetics smuggling attempt foiled

Customs authorities in China have detained a man attempting to smuggle prized Japanese Wagyu cattle genetics into the country. The man was detained at Shanghai airport with frozen Wagyu cattle embryos, removed illegally from Japan. The post Japanese Wagyu genetics smuggling attempt foiled appeared first on Beef Central.

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Japanese Wagyu genetics smuggling attempt foiled

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Dec 13, 2018

The dollar firmed up some in N.Y. trade on Tuesday, getting an early lift from a dovish sounding Draghi at his ECB policy press conference, and lower than expected U.S. jobless claims. The DXY recovered from a three-session low of 96.89 to peak at 97.29. EUR-USD fell to lows of 1.1332, while USD-JPY was range-bound in the mid 113s. USD-CAD bottomed at 1.3338 before bouncing into the close. Cable meanwhile, held above 1.26 ending near 1.2650.[EUR, USD]

Source: XE news feed
XE Market Analysis: Asia – Dec 13, 2018

Recruitment: Young people and women boost Australia’s agricultural workforce

Australia’s agricultural workforce is growing, getting younger and engaging more women, according to an analysis released this week by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics Sciences. The post Recruitment: Young people and women boost Australia’s agricultural workforce appeared first on Beef Central.

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Recruitment: Young people and women boost Australia’s agricultural workforce

Recruitment: Young people and women boost Australia’s agricultural workforce

Australia’s agricultural workforce is growing, getting younger and engaging more women, according to an analysis released this week by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics Sciences. The post Recruitment: Young people and women boost Australia’s agricultural workforce appeared first on Sheep Central.

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Recruitment: Young people and women boost Australia’s agricultural workforce

Xe Market Analysis: PM May Survives to Lead Another Year as US, China and Canada in a Tense Triangle

OVERVIEW – UK PM Theresa May will ask fellow European leaders for help in building her case for passing the Brexit deal – As US President Donald Trump suggested he would be open to negotiating terms of a trade deal with China in exchange for intervening in a legal dispute between the CFO of Huawei Technologies and the US DOJ – The Euro dropped against the US Dollar today as the European Central Bank halted bond purchases

Source: XE news feed
Xe Market Analysis: PM May Survives to Lead Another Year as US, China and Canada in a Tense Triangle

Dubbo sale 13 Dec 2018: 2100 for final sale of year

Most of the regular processor and feeder buyers were in attendance and operating with the feeders showing more urgency to secure numbers than the previous sale. The export processors however were the opposite as they slowdown in the lead up to the Christmas break. The post Dubbo sale 13 Dec 2018: 2100 for final sale of year appeared first on Beef Central.

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Dubbo sale 13 Dec 2018: 2100 for final sale of year

XE Market Analysis: North America – Dec 13, 2018

The Dollar has been trading mixed-to-firmer, losing a little ground to the Euro and the Pound, both of which settled after falling sharply over the last day, while gaining versus the Yen and other currencies. Both the Euro the Pound remain heavy overall as political uncertain envelopes sentiment, with French President Macron facing a parliamentary debate tomorrow on possible no confidence vote and UK Prime Minister May facing an actual no confidence vote today (the result of which should be known by around 21:00 GTM, or 16:00 ET).

Source: XE news feed
XE Market Analysis: North America – Dec 13, 2018

Over the moon: Myriota launches a satellite for agtech on SpaceX rocket

South Australian based startup Myriota has just launched its next-generation technology into space on a satellite the size of a loaf of bread. Myriota’s Tom Rayner told Genetics Central editor Sam Trethewey the technology will be a game-changer for the ag sector, giving farmers access to cost effective connectivity for certain applications. The post Over the moon: Myriota launches a satellite for agtech on SpaceX rocket appeared first on Beef Central.

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Over the moon: Myriota launches a satellite for agtech on SpaceX rocket

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Dec 13, 2018

A risk-on theme has been coursing through forex markets, concomitantly with rallying global equity markets, which has seen the Dollar bloc currencies rise and the Yen decline. The biggest mover out of the main Dollar pairings and associated cross rates has been AUD-JPY, which is showing a 0.4% gain heading into the London interbank open. AUD-USD has printed a one-week high at 0.7242. USD-CAD has traded back under 1.3400, down from last week’s 18-month high at 1.3445.

Source: XE news feed
XE Market Analysis: Europe – Dec 13, 2018

Middle East live sheep export heat stress assessment changes could end trade

EARLY analysis of draft heat risk assessment recommendations for Middle East live sheep shipments suggest they would threaten the viability of the trade during peak demand months. The post Middle East live sheep export heat stress assessment changes could end trade appeared first on Sheep Central.

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Middle East live sheep export heat stress assessment changes could end trade

Lay pregnancy testing: Undermining viability of vets risks herd biosecurity and productivity

Allowing fee-for-service pregnancy-testers to take a key component of the work that underpins the viability of rural Queensland veterinary practices could have serious ramifications for future herd biosecurity, health and productivity in the State, the head of the Australian Cattle Veterinarians Association has warned. The post Lay pregnancy testing: Undermining viability of vets risks herd biosecurity and productivity appeared first on Beef Central.

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Lay pregnancy testing: Undermining viability of vets risks herd biosecurity and productivity

Draft live sheep export heat stress risk assessment rules released

LIVE sheep exporters have been urged to make a greater investment in animal welfare by Agriculture Minister David Littleproud following the release of new draft recommendations to minimise heat stress risk during Middle East shipments. The post Draft live sheep export heat stress risk assessment rules released appeared first on Sheep Central.

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Draft live sheep export heat stress risk assessment rules released

Beef briefs: research shows no detectable effect from livestock on climate

Beef Central beef briefs 13 Dec 2018: Cattle exports pass one million mark; Israel claims to have produced first ‘cell-grown steak’; MV Jawan’s Australian Certificate for the Carriage of Livestock revoked; Celebrities promote red meat in UK; Research: No detectable effect on climate from livestock methane emissions; Global tree cover has increased 7pc since 1982, finds biggest ever study; Blockchain trialled to monitor beef supply chain journey The post Beef briefs: research shows no detectable effect from livestock on climate appeared first on Beef Central.

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Beef briefs: research shows no detectable effect from livestock on climate

New technologies address beef counterfeit and substitution challenge + VIDEO

As Australia’s red meat exports have grown in volume and value into emerging markets like China, so to, has the challenge of product counterfeiting and substitution. But some next-generation anti-counterfeit technologies are now emerging which look extremely promising in their ability to protect the integrity of genuine Australian red meat in export markets. The post New technologies address beef counterfeit and substitution challenge + VIDEO appeared first on Beef Central.

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New technologies address beef counterfeit and substitution challenge + VIDEO

Australian goat meat industry performs in mid-term strategic review

AUSTRALIA’S goat meat industry is proceeding with projects on eating quality, kid loss and breeding doe management after a mid-term review showed it was making good progress under its strategic plan. The post Australian goat meat industry performs in mid-term strategic review appeared first on Sheep Central.

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Australian goat meat industry performs in mid-term strategic review

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Dec 12, 2018

The Dollar eased some in N.Y. trade on Wednesday, taking the DXY to 96.90 lows from overnight highs of 97.49. A benign U.S. CPI print weighed some on the Greenback, as did the return of risk-on conditions following reports of progress in the U.S./China trade war. EUR-USD topped at 1.1387 before edging back under 1.1360, while USD-JPY dipped to 113.16 from highs near 113.50. USD-CAD bottomed at 1.3323 on firmer oil prices. Cable peaked at 1.2671, up from pre-open lows of 1.2520.[EUR, USD]

Source: XE news feed
XE Market Analysis: Asia – Dec 12, 2018

XE Market Analysis: Don't Count PM May Out Yet Despite Vote of Non-Confidence from Opponents

OVERVIEW UK PM May vows to resist being pushed from Parliament and has the support of at least 158 of her Conservative party allies US crude oil and gasoline inventories exceed 5-year averages.  Gold crept up to $1,245.29 per ounce, as US CPI slides to 0.0 and Core CPI dropped to 0.2 percent   HIGHLIGHT

Source: XE news feed
XE Market Analysis: Don’t Count PM May Out Yet Despite Vote of Non-Confidence from Opponents

John Kaus funeral service

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of John Christopher Keith Kaus at a funeral service held at the Canon Jones Memorial Chapel, Anglican Church Grammar School, Oaklands Parade, East Brisbane on Thursday, December 20, at 11am. The post John Kaus funeral service appeared first on Beef Central.

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John Kaus funeral service

XE Market Analysis: North America – Dec 12, 2018

The Dollar has been trading mixed-to-firmer, losing a little ground to the Euro and the Pound, both of which settled after falling sharply over the last day, while gaining versus the Yen and other currencies. Both the Euro the Pound remain heavy overall as political uncertain envelopes sentiment, with French President Macron facing a parliamentary debate tomorrow on possible no confidence vote and UK Prime Minister May facing an actual no confidence vote today (the result of which should be known by around 21:00 GTM, or 16:00 ET).

Source: XE news feed
XE Market Analysis: North America – Dec 12, 2018

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Dec 12, 2018

The Dollar has plied narrow ranges against most other currencies so far today, although a theme of Yen underperformance lifted USD-JPY to a nine-day high of 113.51, extending a rebound from the six-week low that was seen last week at 112.23. The weakness in the Japanese currency has been concomitant with a revival in risk appetite amid encouraging signs of potential progress in U.S.-China trade relations. Canada granted bailed to the arrested Huawei CFO, while President Trump said in an interview with Reuters that he would intervene if it would benefit U.S.

Source: XE news feed
XE Market Analysis: Europe – Dec 12, 2018

Weekly property review: 2018 a year of strong demand but limited listings, due to seasonal pressures

As 2018 draws to a close, rural property industry experts share their thoughts on the year that has been, and what to expect over the coming 12 months. The post Weekly property review: 2018 a year of strong demand but limited listings, due to seasonal pressures appeared first on Beef Central.

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Weekly property review: 2018 a year of strong demand but limited listings, due to seasonal pressures

‘Smart’ NSW sheep producers will use electronic identification tags – Vallance

“SMART” New South Wales farmers who usually sell sheep and lambs into Victoria will be putting electronic ear tags in their livestock, Victorian Farmers Federation Livestock president Leonard Vallance said today. The post ‘Smart’ NSW sheep producers will use electronic identification tags – Vallance appeared first on Sheep Central.

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‘Smart’ NSW sheep producers will use electronic identification tags – Vallance

SE Asia report: Indo challenges mount | Swine fever ramifications | French frog legs

Market consensus points to further price falls in Indonesia given large feedlot inventories and static demand, while an important deadline is fast approaching for the trade, as Dr Ross Ainsworth reports this month. The post SE Asia report: Indo challenges mount | Swine fever ramifications | French frog legs appeared first on Beef Central.

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SE Asia report: Indo challenges mount | Swine fever ramifications | French frog legs

McDonald’s commits to antibiotic reduction policy for beef

Global burger chain McDonald’s has established a new beef antibiotic policy that will apply to 85 percent of its global beef supply chain, including Australia. The company says it ultimately wants to replace antibiotics with long-term solutions to prevent diseases and protect animal health and welfare, The post McDonald’s commits to antibiotic reduction policy for beef appeared first on Beef Central.

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McDonald’s commits to antibiotic reduction policy for beef

Agtech startup Datamuster appoints GM

Agtech start-up company DataMuster, an online livestock monitoring and reporting platform, has appointed an experienced executive as its first general manager to steer the business through its start-up phase. The post Agtech startup Datamuster appoints GM appeared first on Beef Central.

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Agtech startup Datamuster appoints GM

Two severe weather systems to impact eastern Australia

The Bureau of Meteorology is warning of the potential for severe weather throughout significant areas of eastern Australia in the coming days as two weather systems bring rain and thunderstorms across a large area. The post Two severe weather systems to impact eastern Australia appeared first on Beef Central.

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Two severe weather systems to impact eastern Australia

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Dec 11, 2018

The Dollar moved higher in N.Y. on Tuesday, aided early on by warmer core U.S. PPI data. The Dollar index posted two-week highs of 97.53 before steadying. Wall Street kept a bid in the dollar, as choppy conditions there provided some safe-haven USD flows. EUR-USD fell from highs of 1.1400 into the open, bottoming at 1.1307 after the London close. USD-JPY topped at 113.47, though remained near one-week highs. USD-CAD reclaimed the 1.34 handle, peaking at 1.3424 as oil prices came off their highs. Cable meanwhile, printed trend lows under 1.2500.[EUR, USD]

Source: XE news feed
XE Market Analysis: Asia – Dec 11, 2018

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 12 Dec 2018

Broad low pressure troughs produced moderate falls through Western Australia and northern and eastern Australia, while heavy falls were recorded in the north tropical Queensland coast after ex-tropical cyclone Owen crossed near Port Douglas. The post Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 12 Dec 2018 appeared first on Beef Central.

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Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 12 Dec 2018

Agtech: Pathways for improving connectivity in the bush

Feedlot operators and others in the red meat supply chain remote areas looking to assess their connectivity requirements and identify potential solutions have access to a new guide to help them navigate through the often grey area of connectivity. The post Agtech: Pathways for improving connectivity in the bush appeared first on Beef Central.

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Agtech: Pathways for improving connectivity in the bush

XE Market Analysis: British Pound Feeling Ill As Brexit Deal Vote Rollercoaster Ride Stuck in Limbo

OVERVIEW The Dollar Index remains in negative territory after PPI edged 0.1% in November  Sterling plummet to its lowest level since April 2017 after PM postpones the key vote in Parliament  NYMEX WTI Crude advancing 1.47% and gold is up near $1250 an ounce HIGHLIGHT

Source: XE news feed
XE Market Analysis: British Pound Feeling Ill As Brexit Deal Vote Rollercoaster Ride Stuck in Limbo

XE Market Analysis: North America – Dec 11, 2018

The Dollar traded moderately softer amid a backdrop of rebounding global stock markets, and was showing losses of between 0.2% and 0.5% versus the Yen, Euro and Sterling heading into the New York interbank open. The Pound managed to find a better footing after dropping sharply yesterday, recouping about a third of the lost ground. Cable printed a recovery high at 1.2639, up from yesterday’s 18-month low at 1.2706, before settling around the 1.2610-20 area. The UK currency remained down by 0.8% on the week, and by 2.3% from month-ago levels.

Source: XE news feed
XE Market Analysis: North America – Dec 11, 2018

Lamb and wool prices expected to hold high during rest of 2018-19

LAMB and wool prices are expected to maintain higher levels throughout 2018-19 due to supply constraints, the latest Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences’ commodities Report said today. The post Lamb and wool prices expected to hold high during rest of 2018-19 appeared first on Sheep Central.

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Lamb and wool prices expected to hold high during rest of 2018-19

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Dec 11, 2018

Narrow ranges have prevailed so far today. EUR-USD has settled in the mid 1.1300s, consolidating losses from the mid 1.1400s that were seen yesterday, while USD-JPY has settled in the lower 113.0s after capping out at a one-week high yesterday at 113.36. Stock markets have found a footing on news that the U.S. and China are talking, though sentiment remains fragile. The Bank of Indonesia reportedly intervened, buying the Rupiah and selling Dollars today.

Source: XE news feed
XE Market Analysis: Europe – Dec 11, 2018

Weekly kill: Big late-season surge in slaughter numbers, as grid prices dip again

The unusually large late-season flow of cattle has seen a sharp check in processor direct grid offers, with four-tooth grassfed heavy steer in southern Queensland market falling another 10c/kg late last week. Last week’s eastern states beef kill was the fourth largest of the year. The post Weekly kill: Big late-season surge in slaughter numbers, as grid prices dip again appeared first on Beef Central.

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Weekly kill: Big late-season surge in slaughter numbers, as grid prices dip again

John Kaus remembered as a pioneering cattle exporter to Philippines

John Kaus, a man who helped to build Australia’s northern cattle trade into south east Asia for the past 40 years, has been remembered as a pioneer of the Australia-Philippines cattle trade, an approachable and generous leader, a tireless marketing man, a fighter against insurmountable odds and someone to whom personal relationships and trust were everything. The post John Kaus remembered as a pioneering cattle exporter to Philippines appeared first on Beef Central.

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John Kaus remembered as a pioneering cattle exporter to Philippines

New Grain Fed Finished standard comes into play

Beef supply chains will now be able to market their cattle as ‘Grain Fed Finished’ after feeding them grain for 35 days before slaughter. The new standard, or trade description, will apply both domestically and in overseas markets. The post New Grain Fed Finished standard comes into play appeared first on Beef Central.

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New Grain Fed Finished standard comes into play

Xe Market Analysis: Sterling Tumbles as Brexit Vote Postponed

OVERVIEW The Euro hit a three month high against Pound as PM May pulls ‘meaningful vote’ Dollar rebounds from the biggest weekly drop in three months Canadian Dollar weakens once again as oil prices decline HIGHLIGHT Sterling broke through the critical 1.2700 level today on the news that PM May was going to delay the vote in the House of Commons over her Brexit deal. This fact was verified in the PM May’s speech made which resulted in the GBP’s valuation decline.

Source: XE news feed
Xe Market Analysis: Sterling Tumbles as Brexit Vote Postponed

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Dec 10, 2018

The dollar was higher in N.Y. on Monday, taking the DXY to seven-session highs of 97.21, up from pre-open levels of 96.55. Stock market volatility reared its head again, leading to safe-haven Dollar buying. Cable losses led USD gains, as P.M. May postponed the parliamentary Brexit vote, leading the Pound to 20-month lows near 1.2500. EUR-USD was dragged lower by Sterling, bottoming at 1.1353. USD-JPY remained firm, peaking at 113.25 on the back of weak Japan GDP, and a recovery on Wall Street late in the session.

Source: XE news feed
XE Market Analysis: Asia – Dec 10, 2018

XE Market Analysis: North America – Dec 10, 2018

The Dollar and Yen have, by varying degrees, traded generally softer against most other currencies, with the main exception being Sterling, which has come under pressure as markets fear fresh political uncertainty in the UK after what is expected to be a failed parliamentary vote tomorrow on the EU Withdrawal Agreement. The Pound was showing at the lows heading into the New York interbank open, showing respective declines of 0.7% and 0.8% against the Dollar and Euro, and just over a 0.5% loss with respect to the Yen.

Source: XE news feed
XE Market Analysis: North America – Dec 10, 2018

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Dec 10, 2018

The Dollar and Sterling have come under general pressure, with EUR-USD showing an intraday gain of 0.5% in printing a three-week high at 1.1442, while EUR-GBP saw an every bigger gain in posting a 10-week high at 0.8978. The Pound underperformed the Dollar, too, which has driven a modest loss in Cable, to the lower 1.2700s. Markets are bracing for tomorrow’s Brexit vote in the UK Parliament, which the prime minister has affirmed will be taking place despite reports of it being delayed, and which is widely expected to see the government’s Brexit deal voted down.

Source: XE news feed
XE Market Analysis: Europe – Dec 10, 2018

$7m loss for Casino processor, NCMC, after tough year

Low rates of throughput combined with the loss of market access into China and historically low hides values have pushed the Northern Cooperative Meat Co’s 2017-18 annual result to a $7 million loss after tax. The post $7m loss for Casino processor, NCMC, after tough year appeared first on Beef Central.

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m loss for Casino processor, NCMC, after tough year

Junee processor claims Woolies 2018 livestock supplier award

A NSW lamb processor and supply chain manager has pipped two well-known beef feedlots on opposite sides of the continent to claim the 2018 Woolworths Meat and livestock Supplier of the Year award during a glittering dinner in Sydney last week.   The post Junee processor claims Woolies 2018 livestock supplier award appeared first on Beef Central.

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Junee processor claims Woolies 2018 livestock supplier award

Australia set for record year of lamb exports to the United States

AUSTRALIA is still on track for a record year of lamb exports to the United States, despite fewer shipments in the past two months and high cold store inventories. The post Australia set for record year of lamb exports to the United States appeared first on Sheep Central.

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Australia set for record year of lamb exports to the United States

Behind the fluffy faces of Instagram cat and dog fame, vets warn of an ugly reality

As more animals crowd social media the pressure for them to stand out is intensifying, but a growing number of vets and animal welfare groups argue this trend is promoting the adoration of inbred and deformed animals with health problems.

Source: ABC Livestock
Behind the fluffy faces of Instagram cat and dog fame, vets warn of an ugly reality

Larger weaner and yearling offerings from NSW boost AuctionsPlus numbers

Large numbers of weaners and yearlings out of New South Wales boosted the offering on AuctionsPlus this week, with catalogue numbers rising 20 percent to 8129 head across all sales. A clearance rate of 80pc was achieved. Weaned heifer prices were up 12c on last week, while weaned steers were down 5c. The post Larger weaner and yearling offerings from NSW boost AuctionsPlus numbers appeared first on Beef Central.

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Larger weaner and yearling offerings from NSW boost AuctionsPlus numbers

Meet Australia's top bee-grade student — a high-school apiarist leading the charge to save the bees

High school student Luke de Laeter has a passion for bees, which has morphed into a thriving honey business and a speaking career that sees him booked out to speak at schools across WA about the insects and their importance to life on earth.

Source: ABC Livestock
Meet Australia’s top bee-grade student — a high-school apiarist leading the charge to save the bees

XE Market Analysis: Asia – Dec 07, 2018

The Dollar fell in N.Y. on Friday following a softer than expected U.S. employment report. The DXY fell from 96.90 to 96.54 lows before steadying over 94.60. Wall Street was sharply lower again on renewed trade concerns, while Treasury yields slipped as well. EUR-USD peaked at 1.1413, from opening lows of 1.1365, while USD-JPY fell from 112.91 highs to 112.56 into the London close on risk-off conditions. USD-CAD slid to 1.3254 from 1.3400 on a solid Canada jobs report, and a sharp recovery in oil prices. Cable bucked the trend, falling to 1.2712 after topping at 1.2790.

Source: XE news feed
XE Market Analysis: Asia – Dec 07, 2018

Xe Market Analysis: Canadian Loonie Gets Wings After Strong Jobs Report Card

OVERVIEW The CAD moves above 0.7500 handle with the unemployment rate at its lowest level since 1976 The Dollar Index trading flat as the market continues to digest non-farm payroll data: +155k versus an estimate of 198k.  Sterling is trading with negative bias ahead of key vote in Parliament. NYMEX WTI Crude advances 2.50$ today after news broke that OPEC has agreed on a larger-than-expected production output cut. HIGHLIGHT

Source: XE news feed
Xe Market Analysis: Canadian Loonie Gets Wings After Strong Jobs Report Card

XE Market Analysis: North America – Dec 07, 2018

The Dollar majors have seen narrow ranges so far today as market participants collectively sit on their hands into the U.S. employment report release. The Yen saw some of its safe haven premium unwind, concomitantly with a rebound in global stock markets, although S&P 500 futures are showing a 0.5% loss while the Australian Dollar and other Dollar bloc currencies have remained heavy.

Source: XE news feed
XE Market Analysis: North America – Dec 07, 2018

XE Market Analysis: Europe – Dec 07, 2018

Currencies have been mixed in trade so far today. The Yen has seen some of its safe haven premium unwind, concomitantly with a steadying in global stock markets, although S&P 500 futures are showing a 0.5% loss while the Australian Dollar and other Dollar bloc currencies have drifted back towards lows. EUR-USD has settled to near the midday way of yesterday’s range, around 1.1365-70, which is also roughly the midway point of the choppy range that’s been unfolding over the last week and more. While the pronounced drop in U.S.

Source: XE news feed
XE Market Analysis: Europe – Dec 07, 2018

Seednet to pay $1m penalty for misleading barley performance claims

The Federal Court has ordered Landmark Operations Limited (trading as Seednet) to pay a $1 million penalty for making false, misleading and deceptive claims in a fact sheet for its barley variety known as Compass. The post Seednet to pay $1m penalty for misleading barley performance claims appeared first on Grain Central.

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Seednet to pay m penalty for misleading barley performance claims

2018 bull sales: Your complete guide to how each major breed fared

On the back of a record year in 2017 and in the face of widespread drought across much of eastern Australia, bull sale volumes and average prices held up remarkably well in 2018, reports genetics central editor Dr Alex McDonald, in our annual wrap-of of national bull sales across the ten most popular breeds. The post 2018 bull sales: Your complete guide to how each major breed fared appeared first on Beef Central.

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2018 bull sales: Your complete guide to how each major breed fared

Kay’s Cuts: Heifers add surprising value to US beef quality

Grainfed heifers are the unsung heroes of the US beef industry this year, helping deliver record proportions of USDA Prime beef, writes US industry analyst, Steve Kay. The post Kay’s Cuts: Heifers add surprising value to US beef quality appeared first on Beef Central.

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Kay’s Cuts: Heifers add surprising value to US beef quality

Xe Currency Market Analysis: US Dollar under pressure as Yields Continue to Fall

OVERVIEW The US Dollar weakens against a basket of currencies as bond yields tumble This Greenback weakness pops up the Pound as we prepare for the ‘meaningful vote’ on the Brexit separation arrangement The Canadian dollar continues to weaken as Governor Poloz states the economy is weaker than expected HIGHLIGHT

Source: XE news feed
Xe Currency Market Analysis: US Dollar under pressure as Yields Continue to Fall

How to grow crops on Mars

With the recent landing on Mars of NASA’s InSight lander, bringing closer the prospect of humans one day visiting the planet, scientists are puzzling over how to grow the food to feed them there. The post How to grow crops on Mars appeared first on Grain Central.

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How to grow crops on Mars