Record harvest in Zambia
Zambia has produced its largest maize harvest on record, and as a result, the country will have a surplus 1.5m tonnes of maize available for exports in the 2021/22 marketing year.
Australian herd on way back
Meat and Livestock Australia have reported a 16% increase in cattle on feed, evidence that the herd rebuilding process is well under way.
UK pig meat exports down
AHDB reports that in the first half of 2021 the UK has exported 102,000t of pigmeat, 18% less than a year ago.
Dairy costs up more than revenue in Brazil
Production costs for Brazil’s dairy farmers have increased by 11.5% for first half of 2021, while revenue increases have lagged behind at an increase of 3.5%.