Australia – GOAT goat production

Australia’s goat production in quarter one 2024 was 754,141, the greatest of all time (GOAT) quarterly total, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

France – non-meat legislation delayed

Legislation forbidding use of meat terms on non-meat products was due to come into effect this week, but was delayed while courts consider if it fits with EU law.

Ivory Coast – cocoa production expected to fall

Ivory Coast cocoa production for the year ending September 2024 is expected to fall 21.5% on last year to 1.75m tonnes, an eight-year low.

US – wheat exports rise

Last week’s US wheat exports increased to 399,000 tonnes, up from 228,000t the previous week and also higher than the 391,000t in the same week last year.