Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Feb 8, 2021 U.S. pork exports reached nearly three million metric tons in 2020, topping the 2019 record by 11 percent, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation.Pork export value also climbed 11 percent to a record $7.71 billion. Exports set new annual records in China/Hong Kong, Central America, Vietnam and Chile, and achieved strong fourth-quarter growth in Japan and Mexico.U.S. beef exports finished 2020 lower year-over-year, falling five percent in both volume at 1.25 million metric tons, and value at $7.65 billion. But beef exports finished the year with very strong momentum, with fourth-quarter volume up 4.5 percent from 2019 and posting one of the best months on record in December.Beef exports to China were record-large in 2020, and a new volume record was also achieved in Taiwan. U.S. lamb exports reached a record 20,045 metric in 2020, up 27 percent year-over-year, though export value fell 9 percent to $23.8 million. Facebook Twitter 2020 Pork Exports Shatter Previous Records, December Beef Exports Outstanding SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News 2020 Pork Exports Shatter Previous Records, December Beef Exports Outstanding Previous articleHAT Market Analysis for 2/8/21 with John Zanker of Risk Management CommoditiesNext articleGetting More Dairies in on the Local Food Movement NAFB News Service
Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! The 2021 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) continued competition during AGDF 3 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL, on Thursday, January 28, with a red, white, and blue victory for Steffen Peters (USA) and Suppenkasper. AGDF 3 continues through Sunday, January 31, and the circuit hosts 10 weeks of international and national dressage competition until April 4. Free live streaming and on-demand of select classes are available to view at GlobalDressageFestival.com.Peters and Suppenkasper, Akiko Yamazaki and Four Wind Farm’s 2008 KWPN gelding by Spielberg, have notched 16 wins in a row now, concluding their Grand Prix performance with a 76.761% in the Grand Prix CDI4* for Special, presented by Havensafe Farm.“We had a nice ride this morning,” Peters began. “Usually I work him twice on competition days. He felt great so I did exactly 22 minutes of work at 9:00 am, and 25 minutes in the warm-up today before the test, because sometimes the longer I work him, the hotter he gets. Remembering last year when I went into this ring, he was a firecracker, and the first test we did wasn’t as good. I rode a little bit with that mindset today, and rode a little more conservatively, and he surprised me. I think I could’ve ridden him a little more, but it’s a good start with a clean test, and I’m very happy with him. Usually the wind and cold air bothers him too, so he’s growing up.”Peters and the gelding took part of the spring off, enjoying California and the break from competition. “I think for both of us it was great to take a break,” he admitted. “I was pretty bummed that the World Cup didn’t happen last year, as that’s always such a highlight riding in front of an American crowd. But then you accept it, and for both of us it was good to take it easy. I enjoyed biking and boating, and Mopsie certainly took it easy in April and May, and then in June we picked it up again a little bit.”Peters continued, “If you look at the world, there’s nothing good about COVID because we’ve lost so many people, and there is so much tragedy, but I think it really opened up my eyes. When I wake up in the morning and I can take a deep breath, I can appreciate those things. I wake up with more gratitude every single day, and I think that shows a little bit in the riding. If I have a ride that didn’t go that well, it’s not as significant now.”Peters’ plans for the Florida season are solidified, but the rest of the year is still up in the air. “Knowing he was so good today,” concluded Peters, “we are just going to do the five-star at the end of February, and then the Nations’ Cup. I really trust our federation, and I know that they will make the right decision when it comes to going to Europe, and for hopefully competing in Tokyo. I go day by day, and at the moment it doesn’t make sense to go to Europe, for obvious reasons, and I would be perfectly happy if we do the quarantine in the United States as planned, and then fly from here to Tokyo. That would be a good plan, but first I have to make the team.”Canada’s Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu on All In, Brittany Fraser and Marc-Andre Beaulieu’s 2005 KWPN gelding by Tango, edged into the second-place position after a strong performance, earning a 71.891%. Third place was awarded to the USA’s Katherine Bateson Chandler and Alcazar, Jane Forbes Clark’s 2005 KWPN gelding by Contango, receiving a 70.913%. (Watch her test here at the 6:46.30 mark)Earlier in the day, Cesar Parra (USA) took the victory in the FEI Prix St. Georges CDI3* aboard Equiventure LLC, and John and Karen Blank’s 2008 Danish Warmblood gelding, Mr Bumblebee (by Sting), earning a 71.00% from judges. Germany’s Michael Klimke and Harmony’s Astro, Harmony Sporthorses’ 2013 Hanoverian gelding by Astrix, captured second place with a 69.676%. Marc Stanuschewski (GER) and Graciella, European Equestrian Transfer Group’s 2010 Oldenburg mare by Sir Donnerhall II OLD, were awarded third place with 66.794%.In the FEI Grand Prix CDI3* presented by ProElite, the USA’s Benjamin Ebeling earned first place with a 71.804%, riding Illuster Van de Kampert, the 2008 Belgian Warmblood gelding by Spielberg, owned by Amy Roberts Ebeling and Nuvolari Holdings, LLC. Sweden’s Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén took second with Lövsta Stuteri AB’s 2009 Holsteiner gelding by De Chirico, Devanto, with a 69.022%. Third place went to Susan Dutta (USA) and Don Design DC, Susan and Tim Dutta’s 2010 Hanoverian gelding by Der Designer, with 68.609%.CPEDI 3* Competition Commences at the Adequan® Global Dressage FestivalCPEDI3* competition presented by Adequan® and Nutrena® began on Thursday, January 28, at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival, with an impressive win for Team USA, and an 80.000% for 2021 Whitney Stone Cup award winner Roxanne Trunnell (USA) in the FEI Para Team Test Grade I CPEDI3*, presented by Adequan® and Nutrena®.Trunnell and the 2012 Hanoverian Dolton (by Danone I) took a fierce lead of over 10 points in the class, starting their first day of para dressage competition on a high note. “Dalton felt really good today,” said Trunnell. “When I ride him, doesn’t care about anything in that arena other than me. He was a good boy in there today. I’m very happy with how it went.”Trunnell has been partnered with the gelding, owned by Karin Flint, for two years, and the pair has flourished together, currently sitting atop the FEI Para Dressage World Individual Ranking list, as well as the FEI Para Dressage World Individual Ranking-Grade I, and the FEI Para Dressage Paralympic Individual Ranking list.“Dalton is my only competition horse now that NTEC Daytona Beach retired,” explained Trunnell, “and we are hoping to get to Tokyo, and then just continue competing successfully.”Second place in the FEI Para Team Test Grade I CPEDI3* went to USA’s Sydney Collier and All In One, a 2009 Hanoverian gelding by Abanos owned by Going for Gold LLC and Katie Robicheaux, who concluded with a 70.536%. Third place went to Deborah Stanitski (USA) and her own 2006 Danish Warmblood mare by de Noir, Skovlunds de Nice, with a 67.797%.The blue ribbon in the FEI Para Team Test Grade II CPEDI3* presented by Adequan® and Nutrena®, went to Beatrice De Lavalette (USA) and Clarc, a 2007 KWPN gelding by Dreamcatcher, with 73.288%. Alanna Flax-Clark (USA) and her own 2004 NRPS gelding El Paso (by Elegant) claimed second with a score of 66.919%. Laurietta Oakleaf (USA) rounded out the top three with a 56.313% aboard Comte de Baccara C, a 2007 KWPN gelding by Johnson TN, owned by Oakleaf and Tammi Nowicki.First place in the FEI Para Team Test Grade III CPEDI3* presented by Adequan® and Nutrena®, went to Charlotte Merle-Smith (USA) and her own Guta, a 2011 KWPN mare by Vivaldi, with a 72.255%. Canada’s Lauren Barwick captured second place with a 71.520% riding Lee Garrod’s Sandrino, a 2012 Westfalian gelding by Spirit of Westfalia. Rebecca Hart (USA) and Fortune 500, a 2010 Oldenburg gelding by Fidertanz 2, owned by Rowan O’Riley, claimed third place with a 68.529%.Lauren Barwick (3rd from right) in the Grade III presentation ceremony. (©SusanJStickle.com)Kate Shoemaker was the winner of the FEI Para Team Test Grade IV CPEDI3* presented by Adequan® and Nutrena®. Shoemaker piloted Solitaer 40, a 2007 Hanoverian stallion (Sandro Hit) owned by Kate, Craig, and Deena Shoemaker, to a score of 72.833%. Shoemaker also earned the win in the FEI Para Novice Test A Grade IV CPEDI1* with Barneby 29, a 2011 Hanoverian gelding by Benetton Dream FRH, owned by Kate, Craig, and Deena Shoemaker.In the FEI Para Team Test Grade V CPEDI3* presented by Adequan® and Nutrena®, Katie Jackson (USA) was the victor, earning a win aboard Scrabble, her own 2006 Hanoverian gelding by Sandro Hit, with a 63.643%. Second place went to Cynthia Screnci (USA) and Eragon VF, a 2009 KWPN gelding by Don Romantic, owned by Cynthia Screnci and Volado Farms, with a 63.256%. Third place went to Cayla Van Der Walt (RSA) and Daturo II, a 2006 gelding by Mirlito XI, owned by Van Der Walt and Christine Heathman, with a 61.977%.Competition at AGDF 3 will continue tomorrow with a full schedule of classes, including the FEI Prix St. Georges CDI1*, the FEI Intermediare-I CDI3*, and the FEI Grand Prix CDI3*, presented by Horseware® Ireland, before the FEI Grand Prix CDI4*, presented by U.S. P.R.E. Association, beginning at 4:55 PM. For more information and to see a full list of results, visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.FEI Grand Prix CDI4*, presented by Havensafe Farm:E, William Warren (USA); H, Christof Umbach (LUX); C, Elke Ebert (GER); M, Mariano Santos Redondo (ESP); B, Anne Prain (FRA)1. Steffen Peters (USA) on Suppenkasper, Akiko Yamazaki and Four Winds Farm’s 2008 KWPN gelding by Spielberg: 75.217, 78.152, 78.696, 75.435, 76.304; 76.761%2. Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu (CAN) on All In, Brittany Fraser and Marc-Andre Beaulieu’s 2005 KWPN gelding by Tango: 71.304, 74.891, 69.674, 71.957, 71.630; 71.891%3. Katherine Bateson Chandler (USA) on Alcazar, Jane Forbes Clark’s 2005 KWPN gelding by Contango: 71.304, 71.522, 69.239, 73.152, 69.348; 70.913%4. Susan Pape (GBR) on Harmony’s Eclectisch, Harmony Sporthorses’ 2009 KWPN stallion by Zenon: 70.652, 71.196, 70.326, 68.478, 70.326; 70.196%5. Charlotte Jorst (USA) on Kastel’s Nintendo, Kastel Denmark’s 2003 KWPN stallion by Negro: 69.457, 69.783, 71.087, 70.435, 69.348; 70.022%6. Mette Rosencrantz (USA) on Dzeko, Cory Walker, Mette Rosencrantz, and Robin Cathey’s 2006 Oldenburg stallion by Dimaggio: 70.217, 70.109, 69.783, 67.609, 69.891; 69.522%7. Susan Dutta (USA) on Figeac DC, Tim and Susan Dutta’s 2009 Oldenburg gelding by Fackeltanz: 68.261, 70.326, 67.935, 67.826, 66.848; 68.239%8. Yvonne Losos De Muniz (DOM) on Aquamarijn, her own 2005 KWPN mare by United: 65.652, 68.261, 68.043, 71.413, 67.174; 68.109%9. Anna Buffini (USA) on FRH Davinia La Douce, her own 2007 Hanoverian mare by Don Frederico: 68.587, 67.609, 68.478, 68.587, 66.739; 68.000%10. Shelly Francis (USA) on Danilo, Patricia Stempel’s 2004 Hannoverian gelding by De Niro 6: 67.500, 68.043, 67.500, 69.674, 65.761; 67.696% We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. 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By Dialogo August 26, 2010 Colombian authorities announced on August 24, it sent 15 more peacekeepers to join the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (Minustah), according to a report in Xinhua. The commission will join the 23 other Colombian peacekeepers who have been in Haiti since before the January 12 earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation. For the first time, the delegation includes two female officers who will be involved in border vigilance, anti-drug and anti-kidnapping missions, intelligence functions, as well as criminal investigation, announced the Colombian National Police in a statement. According to the statement, the Colombian policemen supporting the Minustah have delivered 21,013 tons of food, 112,196 food packs and more than 25,000 liters of water to the victims of the quake in the last seven months, reported Xinhua. The Andean country’s peacekeeping mission also supports UN missions in Guatemala and Sierra Leona.
UEFA says “all other UEFA competition matches, including the centralized international friendly matches, remain postponed until further notice.”___A German soccer club is raising funds amid the coronavirus pandemic by selling tickets for a fictional game.Third-division club Uerdingen hopes to virtually sell out its 34,500-capacity Grotenburg Stadium in Krefeld with the offer of souvenir tickets for fans.Tickets start at 5 euros ($5.46) and go all the way to 19.05 euros ($20.80) for VIP tickets. The club says “panic buying for friends and family is definitely allowed.” The four additional people who tested positive were all on the team’s March road trip to California. The team said everyone on that trip self-isolated upon return March 13 and that all six members of the organization who got the novel coronavirus have recovered.___The Critérium du Dauphiné cycling race, one of the key warm-ups for the Tour de France, has been postponed.The race had been scheduled for May 31-June 7 in southeastern France.Race organizer Amaury Sport Organization said it still hopes to reschedule the event for later in the year. ___The Olympic flame will be on display until the end of April in Japan’s northeastern prefecture of Fukushima.Tokyo Olympic and prefecture officials held an official “handover ceremony”on Wednesday at the J-Village National Training Center in Fukushima.The public will have limited access to view the flame, and organizers hope to limit the crowd size because of restrictions in place for the coronavirus.The flame arrived in Japan from Greece on March 20 and the torch relay was to have started last week from Fukushima. The flame has remained in the prefecture with Wednesday’s event merely ceremonial. April 1, 2020 More than 30,000 runners had signed up for the world’s most prestigious 26.2-mile run, which had been scheduled for April 18. It costs $205 for Americans and $255 for international residents.___Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks says the four players who tested positive for the new coronavirus have completed their two weeks of isolation and are now symptom-free.The Nets announced on March 17 that four players had tested positive, with Kevin Durant telling The Athletic he was among them.Marks said during a conference call Wednesday that all have now been cleared, along with the team’s entire traveling party. He said all are still practicing social distancing. ASO also owns the Tour de France, which is scheduled to start on June 27 from Nice. No decision has been made on whether to postpone or reschedule the Tour.___The Boston Marathon is offering refunds for the first time because of the new coronavirus pandemic.Race organizers say anyone who was entered in the 124th edition of the race this month can still run on the rescheduled date, Sept. 14. But if they can’t make it, they can have their money back.Those who have signed up for the Boston Athletic Association 5K the Saturday before the marathon can also get a refund. A hockey team and a soccer club in Russia face being removed from their leagues after government financial support was diverted to fight the coronavirus.The sports ministry in the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai says it sees no point in funding player contracts for another season if it’s not clear when competitions will resume. It wants the Admiral Vladivostok hockey club to drop out of the Kontinental Hockey League and the Luch Vladivostok soccer team to drop down two divisions into the amateur leagues.The ministry says regional funding earmarked for professional sports will instead go into an anti-coronavirus fund.Many Russian sports team rely heavily on regional governments and state-owned companies for much of their funding. Primorsky Krai is the first region to impose such drastic cuts.All major sporting events in Russia are currently suspended. ___Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri is worried about the places currently hardest-hit by the pandemic, and especially worried about the places that haven’t been hit yet.Ujiri told reporters on a conference call Wednesday that he’s been in contact with some leaders in Africa, plus has spoken with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about his talks with other African heads of state about their level of preparation for the new coronavirus .“I think a lot of leaders are ahead of it, and the ones that aren’t are starting to pay attention because this is an unknown, this is an unseen enemy, and we have to really, really pay attention,” Ujiri said.Ujiri is of Nigerian descent and founded Giants of Africa, a group that organizes camps and other events to use basketball as a way to promote education and growth for children on the continent. He says he’s unsure yet if his programs will go on this summer as planned. Brooklyn’s most recent game was March 10 in Los Angeles. All Nets players were then tested, and the team said one player showed symptoms and the other three were asymptomatic.___France’s national institute of sport is helping with the needs of caregivers and homeless people during the coronavirus pandemic.The Paris-based INSEP will lodge nursing staff coming far from their homes to assist medical teams in the city.INSEP and other sporting establishments in France will also receive sick people who are no longer in serious condition but need their health monitored in an effort to free up hospital beds. The All England Club announced after an emergency meeting that the oldest Grand Slam tournament in tennis would not be held in 2020.Wimbledon was scheduled to be played on the outskirts of London from June 29 to July 12.It now joins the growing list of sports events scrapped in 2020 because of the COVID-19 outbreak.That includes the Tokyo Olympics, the NCAA men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments and the European soccer championship.The last time Wimbledon was called off was 1945. ___UEFA has postponed the Euro 2020 playoffs for the second time because of the coronavirus pandemic.The games were originally scheduled for March 26-31 and have now lost their June 4-9 dates.The playoffs will decide the last four places in the 24-nation lineup for the postponed European Championship.The decision was made in a conference call with officials from the 55 UEFA member federations. INSEP will receive about 100 people from homeless shelters.Also, 69 rooms at INSEP are at the disposal of France Horizon, which helps families, homeless people, migrants, refugees and people who are isolated.French sports minister Roxana Maracineanu says “the only way through this crisis is to stay united.”___Wimbledon has been canceled for the first time since World War II because of the coronavirus pandemic. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Professional Fighters League has put its season on hold indefinitely due to the new coronavirus pandemic. “We’re just concerned about people, about health, about listening to what the directions are going to be moving forward,” Ujiri said.When it comes to the NBA season, Ujiri said he’s hopeful play can resume. The Raptors won their first NBA title last season.___The NHL’s Ottawa Senators say four more members of the organization tested positive for COVID-19. The team announced the update Wednesday but did not specify if the people affected were players, coaches or staff. The Senators previously had two players test positive. The mixed martial arts promotion was expected to begin competition in May. CEO Peter Murray said the PFL made the decision to safeguard its fighters’ health.“We are adjusting our plan for the rest of this year and look forward to starting our next season as soon as it is feasible,” Murray said. “We are committed to continuing to evolve and grow the sport of MMA.”The PFL was known as the World Series of Fighting until 2017. Its competition format includes a regular season, a postseason and a championship event, making it unique in MMA.The promotion hadn’t announced a definite schedule for 2020 but has typically begun its seasons in late spring. Last year, the promotion staged six regular season events, three playoff events and a championship event on New Year’s Eve.The PFL has showcased and launched the careers of several MMA stars, including Justin Gaethje, David Branch, Jon Fitch, Marlon Moraes and current featherweight champion Lance Palmer. Two-time Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison is its current lightweight champion. ___Major League Baseball has canceled a two-game series in London between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals because of the coronavirus pandemic.The teams had been scheduled to play at Olympic Stadium on June 13 and 14.Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement in a memorandum send to MLB employees. MLB said on March 19 that it had scrapped series in Mexico City and San Juan, Puerto Rico.MLB played in Europe for the first time last June when the New York Yankees swept a pair of games from the Boston Red Sox in London. The Latest: Professional Fighters League puts season on hold The Curtis Cup was to be played June 12-14 at Conwy Golf Club in Wales. The R&A and USGA say the matches for female amateurs from the U.S. against a team from Britain and Ireland will move to 2021. The dates were not decided.The R&A says the British Amateur and the British Women’s Amateur will move from June to August, but that depends on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.K.The British Amateur had been scheduled for June 15-20 at Royal Birkdale. The British Women’s Amateur was to be played June 23-27 at Kilmarnock on the west coast of Scotland.The Curtis Cup captains, Sarah Ingram of the U.S. and Elaine Ratcliffe for GB&I, will remain for the 2021 matches. The teams had not been decided. Players were to have been selected later this month.___ The Fukushima prefecture is the region of Japan that was devastated in 2011 by an earthquake, tsunami, and the subsequent meltdown of three nuclear reactors.Olympic officials have postponed the Tokyo Games until next year with the opening now set for July 23, 2021.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press Professional athletes in Italy have been banned from training inside sports facilities in the country through April 13.The measure was included when Italy’s Premier Giuseppe Conte extended a nationwide lockdown for another 10 days because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.The lockdown had been set to expire on Friday, and Serie A contender Lazio was among the clubs intending to resume training on Saturday, albeit in small groups.Previously, professional athletes and those training for the Tokyo Olympics had not been banned from training at facilities. But now, with the Tokyo Olympic Games postponed to 2021 and the virus still a major threat, all athletes are only allowed to train in their homes or the immediate vicinity.Serie A has been suspended since March 9 and at least 15 players in the top Italian league have tested positive for COVID-19. It’s the only time that Uerdingen will sell tickets for the Grotenburg Stadium this season. Its home arena is being rebuilt so the club has been playing home matches at the ground of nearby Fortuna Düsseldorf.Uerdingen was one of the powerhouses of German soccer in the 1980s with a best finish of third place in the Bundesliga and a run to the semifinals of the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1986. More recently it has dropped as low as the sixth division.The club hasn’t played a game since March 8 because of the virus outbreak.___The R&A is postponing three amateur golf championships scheduled for June, including the Curtis Cup. ___The recruiting dead period has been extended in all NCAA Division I and II sports through May 31. Recruiting was shut down on March 13, not long after the cancellation of all winter and spring sports because of the new coronavirus outbreak. The original suspension was through April 15. The latest decision by the Division I Council Coordinator Committee essentially wipes out spring recruiting for this academic year. A dead period prohibits in-person visits by recruits and coaches, but electronic communication is still permissible.___