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09 January 2019
Managing Pregnant Heifers, Newborn Calves: A Guide for Lot Feeders
Australian lot feeders have a new best practice management guide to help them develop and implement their own programs to manage pregnant heifers and newborn calves, according to Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA). ...
03 November 2017
CME: September Feedlot Placements Up 13%
US - The pace of cattle moving into commercial feedlots this year has been brisk, to say the least, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
11 October 2017
GenoTube Offers Extended Life for Diagnostic Samples
ANALYSIS - Looking for a better way to collect and deliver diagnostic samples to the laboratory? Thermo Fisher Scientific's GenoTube is a non-invasive nasal swab for collection of DNA or RNA from animals. ...
24 August 2017
CME: US Feedlots Continue to Sell Slaughter Ready Animals During July
US - On Friday, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will publish their monthly "Cattle on Feed" report, which is based on a survey of all feedlots with an animal capacity of 1,000 head or more, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
15 June 2017
CME: Placements of Cattle on Feed During Jan-March in Q1 Higher Than a Year Ago
US - Placements of cattle on feed during three of the first four months of this this year have been above the same months in 2016, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
08 May 2017
Church & Dwight Acquires Agro BioSciences
GLOBAL - Church & Dwight Co., Inc., the parent company of Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition, is pleased to announce today it has acquired Agro BioSciences™, Inc. of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. ...
26 April 2017
Allflex Promotes Chuck Rogers to Northwest Regional Manager
US - Allflex USA, part of the Allflex Group, global leader in animal identification and traceability systems, today announced the promotion of Chuck Rogers to Northwest Regional Manager. ...
25 April 2017
Trichomoniasis Outbreak Hits Beef Cattle Herds in Kansas
The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory recently reported an outbreak of Trichomoniasis (Trich) in beef cattle herds with five new cases reported in three counties – leading the state lab to recommend diagnostic testing to help keep the disease...
30 December 2016
Call for Extension on Govt 'Approved Finishing Units' Proposal
UK - With changes to Approved Finishing Units (AFUs) in the pipeline, the National Beef Association (NBA) is calling for a four year extension before any phasing out occurs which could cause 'serious welfare and cash-flow problems' for farmers....
29 July 2016
New US Food Safety Company Focuses on Analytics, Innovation
ANALYSIS – Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced its formation to provide an innovative “systems” approach to helping meat and poultry processors consistently meet increasingly stringent food-safety standards. ...
22 March 2016
USDA Study Puts Beta-agonists Back in Spotlight
ANALYSIS - Beta-agonists are back in the spotlight with new research evaulating zilpaterol hydrochloride's (Zilmax) response in finishing cattle to performance, heat stress and animal welfare characteristics. ...
23 February 2016
CME: Feedlot Placements Trending Towards Lighter Weights
US - The February Cattle on Feed report was released by USDA-NASS on Friday, and numbers came in mostly as expected, write CME analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
10 February 2016
NCBA: CattleFax 2016 Industry Update
ANALYSIS - Randy Blach, CattleFax CEO, and the CattleFax analyst team presented their 2016 CattleFax Industry Outlook at the National Cattlemen's Beef Association meeting held recently in San Diego, California, USA. ...
07 December 2015
Is Consumer Trust in Beef Broken?
ANALYSIS - McDonald’s knows that where food comes from is extremely important to consumers. And they know that people love beef....
05 November 2015
Cattle Producer Says US Has Begun Most Rapid Expansion Ever Seen
ANALYSIS - Sharing expectations for prices moving into 2016, Missouri cattle producer Wayne Vanderwert says cattle prices have been extremely high due to lower cow numbers because of the drought and the cattle cycle. ...
26 October 2015
Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef to Discuss Global Indicators, Equivalency, Antibiotics
ANALYSIS – The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) is set to meet this week to discuss global indicators, equivalency and antibiotics....
13 October 2015
WASDE Bearish for Beef - Higher Slaughter, Heavier Weights
US - Friday’s USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report boosted beef production for 2015 based on a larger forecast of slaughter of fed cattle in the second half of 2015 and heavier carcass weights....
05 October 2015
Cattle Outlook: Fed Steer Prices Fall Off Cliff
US - US fed cattle prices are down sharply following a "quick, unexpected turn-around" in beef production, write University of Missouri economists. ...
22 September 2015
Cattle Outlook: Feedlots Quieter Than Anticipated
US - The US feedlots are shorter on cattle than expected, according to University of Missouri economists reviewing US Department of Agriculture figures. ...
14 September 2015
USDA Lowers 2015 Cattle Production and Price Forecast
US – The US cattle industry is forecast to produce 5.9 per cent more beef than last year but at lower prices than expected....
09 September 2015
Currency and Cattle Inventories Moving Higher For US
US - Herd rebuilding is now in full swing in the US but cattle markets, on fire last year, have been considerably dampened....
01 September 2015
Cattle Outlook: "Wild Markets" Push Cattle Lower
US - Markets turmoil is mostly related to concerns about the Chinese economy, which has led to the Dow Jones Industrial Average declining 10.7 per cent....
24 August 2015
Deadweight of UK Cows and Primestock Declining
UK – Prime cattle prices were back last week in Northern Ireland and across Great Britain, with cull cows coming under “significant pressure”, reports the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland....
Cattle Outlook: On Feed Numbers Grow Again, Beef Production Low
US - Cattle on feed report lifted 2.6 per cent in the major feedlots this month, report University of Missouri professors. ...
20 August 2015
Brazil to Be Biggest Beef Producer in Five Years
BRAZIL – Brazilians are confident of muscling the US off world beef's top spot by becoming the biggest beef producer by 2020....
19 August 2015
Drought and Weak Dollar Double Australian Cattle Cash
AUSTRALIA – Weather and economics have seen Australian cattle farm incomes double over the last twelve months as farmers have sold more cattle for more money....
15 July 2015
Grass-fed Beef Still to Get Serious in Texas
US - Comparing grass-fed and feedlot beef models must use the “best examples” from each, according to a staunch US grass-fed beef advocate who says grass-fed beef remains largely at "hobby" level in his state....
25 June 2015
How to Replace, Reduce and Refine Antibiotics On Farm
ANALYSIS – Pressure is mounting on the animal health industry to reduce, replace and refine the usage of certain antimicrobial medicines, writes Michael Priestley....
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