USA - wheat crop improves
Winter wheat condition scores in the US marginally improved, according to this week’s USDA crop progress report. Rated at 32% “good to excellent”, scores were up two percentage points from last week and are now marginally ahead of the 2018 ratings.
New Zealand - trade agreement with Gulf states
New Zealand and a group of six Gulf states have agreed to restart negotiations to see if a deal to eliminate tariffs on goods including beef and sheepmeat from NZ largely agreed in 2009 can be concluded.
Argentina - drop in cattle kill
In the year to March 2022, just under 13m head of cattle were slaughtered, 1m less than the previous 12-month period, according to the world beef report.
EU - pig prices compared
EU average pigmeat price for S grades for week ending 2 April was €1.93/kg, compared with the Irish average of €1.43/kg.