New Zealand - plans to double butter production
Yili, the large Chinese milk processor which took over New Zealand’s Westland Co-op in 2019, has announced it plans to double butter production in order to meet the demand for grass-fed butter in China.
Uruguay - new beef exports record
Beef exports to China set a new monthly record in March at 25,682t and overall beef exports for the first quarter of 2021 to China have increased by 55%.
USA - COVID assistance open to farmers
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the coronavirus food assistance program reopened this week for applications from farmers.
EU - Australian sheepmeat sales fall
Australian sheepmeat sales to the EU have dropped by 53% for the first two months of 2021 to 572t.