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22 August 2013
Zilmax Suspension Will Result in Lighter Cattle
US - The US beef industry has suggested that Merck’s decision to suspend Zilmax could result in an eight pound drop in average fed cattle weights....
CCA Beef Science 'Cluster' in Sustainability Drive
CANADA – A collaboration of industry experts, scientists and universities is to be led by the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association in a $14 million project to boost beef sector sustainability and competitiveness....
21 August 2013
CME: Futures Close Mostly Down, Tuesday
US - Live cattle futures ended Tuesday with close contracts 7.5 to 20 cents lower and deferreds unchanged to 17.5 cents lower....
Zilmax Suspension Could Mean an 8 Pound Drop in Cattle Weights
US – Industry experts are forecasting finished steer weights to drop up to eight pounds following Merck’s decision to suspend sales of Zilmax....
20 August 2013
CME: Live Cattle Close Down, Monday
US – August live cattle futures closed down 25 cents at $123.65 with the market expected to open higher tomorrow....
Ethanol Boom Pulls Cattle Northwards
US - Renewable fuels are altering the geography of the US beef sector as northern Corn Belt feedlots expand to capitalise on ethanol by-products as a cattle feed....
LMC: Cattle Prices Remain Pressured as Throughput Lifts
UK - Beef prices have been under pressure in recent weeks but British prices have stayed 'well above' Northern Ireland prices, say analysts at the Livestock and Meat Commission. ...
19 August 2013
Merck Suspends Zilmax Sales in US and Canada
GLOBAL – Merck animal health has suspended sales of Zilmax in the United States and Canada until conclusions can be drawn from the five-step responsible beef itinerary, announced last week....
Minister Warns of Cattle Shortage
INDONESIA – The Minister for Trade has warned of a cattle shortage unless production capacity does not expand....
Massive Throughput Lift Lowers Cattle Value, Friday
AUSTRALIA - Supply at Roma, Dubbo and Bairnsdale stepped higher on Friday, report market analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia. ...
15 August 2013
CME: Jury Still Out on Zilmax
US - More information is required before evidence based conclusions can be drawn around the suitability of feeding Zilmax, according to Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Chilean Government Reports Higher Beef Output
CHILE – Beef productivity has increased through the first half of 2013, ministry export figures show. ...
14 August 2013
CME: Futures Higher Amid Tightening Supply
US - Live cattle futures saw followthrough buying on Tuesday, which propelled futures to multi-month highs. August live cattle finished 30 cents higher at $123.90. ...
UK Cattle Markets Stabilise
UK – Falling liveweight and carcass prices have stabilised after with some evidence of improvements, according to Stuart Ashworth of Quality Meat Scotland....
13 August 2013
CME: Nearby Futures Post Gains, Monday
US - Live cattle futures posted anywhere from a low- to high-range close and finished 25 cents to $1.10 higher, with nearbys leading gains after news of smaller corn crop forecast. ...
09 August 2013
MLA: Weekly Cattle Summary
AUSTRALIA - This report is a collection of weekly cattle price summaries from each Australian territory by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)....
Beef Industry about to Make a Slow Turn
The beef industry is about to reverse a downward trend in numbers, but expansion is expected to start slowly, writes Chris Hurt, Extension Economist, Purdue University....
08 August 2013
US Cattle Inventory Down Mid-Year
US - Only a vague picture of cattle inventory status can be given at the current time, but data available suggests further contractions, according to Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State Universtiy and James Robb and Katelyn McCullock of the Livestock Marketing...
07 August 2013
LMC: EU Beef Prices Drop Back on June Levels
EU - Average R3 grade heifer price for the week ending 21 July was 417.4c/kg, a drop on the previous month of almost 19 c/kg, according to the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland....
Nicaraguan Livestock Sector Maintains Output
NICARAGUA – Beef and milk production is moving at a steady pace in the beef industry, government figures show....
06 August 2013
CME: Futures Close Mixed After Early Gains, Monday
US - Live cattle futures were unable to hold onto early gains and finished the day narrowly mixed. Futures closed near session lows, August cattle closed down 10 cents lower at $120.55. ...
05 August 2013
Weekly Cattle Outlook: Growth Rates Not Good News for Beef Prospects
US - Economic growth rates are below benchmark figures which may cast a gloomy shadow on the beef industry, already coping with the loss of the Northern Beef Packers plant in South Dakota, which closed this week, according to University of Missouri economists....
02 August 2013
CME: Futures Post Losses Closing Near Day Lows, Thursday
US - Live cattle futures started choppy and then lost momentum in light trading to post losses of 65 cents to $1.02 1/2 and finished very near the day's lows. ...
US Reissued With Zero Duty Agreement
GLOBAL – The European Union will continue to grant the US beef industry zero duty access on beef imports from non-hormone treated cattle....
No Significant Increase Forecast in Prime Cattle Supplies
UK - UK cattle supplies are expected to remain tight as a direct result of the decline in the breeding herd and this will impact on beef and veal production levels in 2013 and 2014, according to the latest forecasts from AHDB/EBLEX. ...
01 August 2013
Big Exports Not Helping Weather Hit Cattlemen
AUSTRALIA - Higher beef exports are not helping producer margins in Australia, which are down year on year for the 2012-13 season....
31 July 2013
Australian Cattle Markets See Higher Numbers, Tuesdays
AUSTRALIA - Throughput surged at major markets yesterday with throughput at Wagga increasing over a third, according to Meat and Livestock Australia. ...
30 July 2013
CME: June Commercial Hog Slaughter Lower Than a Year Ago
US - The US Department of Agriculture released on Thursday, 25 July, its estimates of June red meat and poultry slaughter and production, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
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