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.