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US Presidential Election

The election of Donald Trump as the 45th US President sent shock-waves through financial markets – the Mexican peso, along with stocks in Asia and emerging markets were initially hit hard, however have recovered to some extent as the real consequences of his victory are assessed. An outsider to the[…]

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The US Sheep Market

The USDA have produced proposals to lift a 25 year ban on the import of UK sheep meat products into the US market.  This follows the lifting of a similar ban for Irish lamb and sheep meat products in 2015. The US has already opened up its market to UK[…]

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Brexit Reactions and Fallout

In a shock referendum result the UK has voted by 52% to 48% to leave the European Union, leading to a period of increased political and economic uncertainty. The aftermath of the vote which saw the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron, has also exposed renewed tensions within the UK, with[…]

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Agricultural Innovation in the CIS

The current challenges to agriculture have raised the need to find new solutions to support farmers and other market players in improving production efficiency, fostering sustainability and empowering the rural population.  According to research carried out by the World Bank, around 75% of the Worlds poor are involved in agriculture, which[…]

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Brexit and Farming

The UK will hold a referendum on its membership of the EU on the 23rd June. If the UK votes to leave the EU and ‘Brexit’ occurs, the implications for UK agriculture and its supply industries will be profound. Since joining the ‘Common Market’ a significant two-way trading relationship has[…]

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Scottish Agriculture and the TTIP

If the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks between the US and the EU come to a successful conclusion then they could have a profound impact on cross Atlantic trade; and the future direction of Scottish and UK Agriculture. The talks which are aiming to make trade easier between the[…]

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TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Deal Signed

On Tuesday 6th October in Atlanta representatives of 12 countries signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, a free trade deal which seeks to cut tariffs and introduce common standards across the Pacific region. The deal covers key developed countries including the US,  Japan, Canada, Australia as well as emerging nations[…]

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Lamb survival and group size

It is estimated that over 10 million lambs in Australia die each year within 48 hours of birth. These are worth over $700 million to the industry, not to mention an animal welfare concern; however on average lamb survival rates have not changed in 20 years. The Lamb Survival Initiative[…]

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Market Update

Farm prices are continuing to come under pressure across markets, the latest  World Bank pink sheet data gives beef prices for August 18% down on August 2014, sheep meat prices down 21%, and soyabeans down 17%. Milk prices have also fallen again. The FAO Dairy Price Index for August was down[…]

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