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27 February 2015
Sustainability Means Passing on a Legacy
US – Sustainable cattle production means taking care of every drop of water and selecting the right location and grazing for every animal’s needs, says a US rancher....
26 February 2015
Sustainable Beef Answers Tough Questions
GLOBAL - A constantly evolving world poses big questions to beef producers trying to stay ahead of the game and ensuring keeping cattle is sustainable....
23 February 2015
Cattle Outlook: February Feedlots Slightly Fuller Than Last Year
US - The latest cattle on feed report showed slightly higher placements than a year ago....
18 February 2015
710 Million More Cattle Needed Unless Change Comes
GLOBAL - Meeting the protein demands of a growing world population will require over 700 million more cattle in 2050 than today unless production becomes more efficient....
CME: Cattle and Hog Futures Closed on a Positive Note
US - Cattle and hog futures closed on a positive note on Friday but there is plenty of uncertainty about price direction in the short to medium term, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
17 February 2015
Tight UK Beef Supply Forecast to Continue
UK – The beef market in the UK has had a relatively stable start to the year, with the end of 2014 seeing a slow and steady recovery....
13 February 2015
CME: Revisions to Beef and Pork Forecasts
US - The USDA has made significant revisions to its earlier forecasts for beef supply and pork exports, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner. Below are some of the highlights....
09 February 2015
CattleFax: Where’s the US Cattle Open Interest Gone?
ANALYSIS – Speculators have left the US cattle future market, leaving ranchers far more exposed on a hedge basis, the US cattle industry was told last week....
05 February 2015
McDonald's Appoints Easterbrook as CEO
GLOBAL - The Board of Directors of McDonald's recently elected Steve Easterbrook to replace Don Thompson as President and CEO....
04 February 2015
Buccleuch Estates Wins Short Horn Award
UK, SCOTLAND - A Scottish estate's beef operation has won this year's Morrisons Beef Shorthorn Suckler herd award. ...
29 January 2015
US Feedlot Inventory Tightens to Almost 20 Year Low
US - Feedlot placements in the US plunged below even the lowest expectations at the latest Cattle On Feed report, 8.1 per cent lower than December 2013. ...
27 January 2015
British Beef Europe's Dearest
EUROPE – Great Britain has started 2015 by retaining top spot on the official EU deadweight beef price rankings, ahead of Northern Ireland in second and Italy in third place....
19 January 2015
Cargill Sells Texas Cattle Feed Yard to Californian Company
US - Cargill Cattle Feeders has sold its Lockney, Texas, feed yard to Lofton Trust, a family-owned cattle operation based in California....
16 January 2015
MSD Animal Health's FINADYNE Not Available in US
US - MSD Animal Health, known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada, recently announced the introduction of FINADYNE® Transdermal (flunixin meglumine) Pour-on solution, which has created some confusion among our customers in the United States....
09 January 2015
Drought and Exports Vamp Up Brazilian Cattle Prices
BRAZIL – Deteriorating pasture across many regions and more marketing opportunities abroad have kept cattle supplies tight in Brazil, where all segments of cattle reached record prices last month....
08 January 2015
Ireland Assesses What US Beef Ban Lift Could Mean
IRELAND - The Republic of Ireland is the first European country to regain access into the US beef market, but the jury is still out as to the impact this could have on the sector’s future....
18 December 2014
Scientists and Industry Progressing on Cow Talk
GLOBAL - Thoughts on the language of cattle, both dead and alive, are currently receiving major scrutiny....
24 November 2014
Cattle Outlook: Cattle On Feed Lifts on Year
US - Cattle on Feed was reported above year ago levels for the first time since August 2012. ...
Improved Disease Diagnostic Testing Starts with Standardizing Lab Methods, USDA-approved Kits
US — In conjunction with the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) and U.S. Animal Health Association (USAHA) meetings held recently in Kansas City, Missouri, experts talked about the need to implement consistent standards...
14 November 2014
Zilmax Safe If Stricter Protocols Followed
US – Cattle feed additive Zilmax is safe but a raft of labelling and management revisions are required to ensure ‘appropriate’ use....
11 November 2014
Over 4,000 Threaten Beef Scheme Withdrawal
IRELAND – Over 4,000 farmers are threatening to withdraw from a national beef assurance scheme unless industry negotiations yield a change in specification and beef pricing....
10 November 2014
Cattle Prices Slip For Second Consecutive Week
US - Fed cattle prices slipped again last week finishing 0.55 cents per hundredweight lower for fed cattle in the five area average. ...
29 October 2014
Will The US Cattle Prices Last?
US - US cattle farmers enjoying record high beef prices have one concern – competition from other proteins come spring 2015....
17 October 2014
Australian Cattle Prices Ease
AUSTRALIA – Cattle prices eased in Australia this week despite some major saleyards seeing lower throughput....
26 September 2014
Weekly Cattle Summary
AUSTRALIA - The following report is a collection of market summaries from the previous week across Australia's territories from analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
25 September 2014
Massey Ferguson Driven by Global Opportunities
ANALYSIS - Operating in 170 countries, Massey Ferguson is looking to emerging markets like Africa and the Middle East to offer their dependable equipment to farmers who have never used mechanized equipment before, reports Sarah Mikesell from near Aberdeen,...
23 September 2014
McDonald's: Beef Sustainability is Job #1, #2 and #3
ANALYSIS - McDonald's sustainability efforts focus on verifiable sustainable coffee, fish, fiber, palm oil and beef with "beef being Priority Number One, Two and Three."...
20 August 2014
Ryegrass Management at Heart of Tasmanian Ill-thrift
AUSTRALIA - A condition costing Tasmanian farmers over A$10 million each year could be linked to the island’s most widely used pasture grass....
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