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19 August 2014
Farmers Challenge Tesco Assertions on Mixed-origin Beef
IRELAND - Farmers in the Republic of Ireland have hit out at the supermarkets chain over claims that consumers do not want to eat beef from cattle reared in the Republic and slaughtered in Northern Ireland....
Outcome Measures Drive Producer Profitability, Sustainable Practices
ANALYSIS - Farmers are seeing the value of switching to outcome measures to increase profitability as part of building on their sustainable farming practices....
12 August 2014
WASDE Report Bearish for Soybeans, Slightly Bullish for Corn, Neutral Wheat
ANALYSIS - Corn futures initially moved to a new contract low in the wake of Tuesday's USDA supply and demand and crop production report - but mainly due to a sell-off in the soybean futures market following the data. ...
11 August 2014
Steady Supplies Back on Last Year
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Cattle supplies were steady to Northern Irish plants with throughput over 5000 head back on the same week last year, the Livestock and Meat Commission has reported in its weekly Bulletin. ...
08 August 2014
Argentina Granted EU Grain-Fed Beef Quota Access
According to the Argentinean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Argentina has recently joined the select group with access to the EU high quality beef (HQB) grainfed quota (a First-Come-First-Served administration method quota and an annual total of 48,200...
07 August 2014
Cattle Futures: Resilient Bulls See Cattle Close Higher, Wednesday
US - If the cattle bulls have been anything in recent months they have been resilient, reports TheCattleSite analyst Jim Wyckoff....
04 August 2014
Cattlefax Says Expansion Phase Is Approaching
US – Cattle markets look ‘rosy’ and are transitioning from liquidation to expansion, according to a Cattlefax analyst....
Weekly Cattle Summary: Overall Pasture Condition Holds Through Midsummer
US - Summer pasture reports show conditions did not deteriorate over midsummer which is allowing farmers to keep cows, according to Ron Plain and Scott Brown, University of Missouri. ...
31 July 2014
Ensuring You Benefit From Cheaper By Products
US - Mid-summer has yielded feeders and ranchers an opportunity to source cheap feed for the coming winter thanks to the recent decline in distillers dried grains prices....
29 July 2014
Improved Confirmation Could Come From Genetics Progress
UK - An improvement in prime cattle conformation has been noted in the second quarter of 2014 which analysts are attributing to genetic progress. ...
28 July 2014
Producers Urged to Look Hard for Prices as Markets Stabilise
UK – Producers should ‘shop around’ before delivering cattle for slaughter, Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) Northern Ireland has advised....
21 July 2014
Weekly Cattle Summary: Demand Playing Part in High Prices
US - Shoppers are buying more meat and beef this year and exporters are shipping more beef abroad, according to the University of Missouri's Ron Plain and Scott Brown. ...
Beef Supplies Drop But Demand Stays Low
UK – Northern Irish beef markets are reporting tighter supplies of cattle for slaughter with demand ‘remaining subdued’....
16 July 2014
Beef Farmers Urged to Slaughter Sooner
UK – Cattle are being kept too long on many of Britain’s beef farms at the expense of farmers’ pockets and the environment....
US Pips Japan to Number One Grassfed Australian Beef Buyer
AUSTRALIA – Australian chilled grassfed beef and veal exports reached record volumes for the 2013/14 year as US buying outstripped Japanese demand....
14 July 2014
US Corn Prices Drop: Will Corn Creep Back into Feed Rations?
ANALYSIS - Matt Roberts, agricultural economist at The Ohio State University, said corn prices could drop another 40 cents to 50 cents going into the fall and with lower grain prices, he questions when livestock producers will start adding corn back into...
11 July 2014
Weekly Australian 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)....
04 July 2014
Cattle Futures: More Records Broken By Feeders, Thursday
US - Cattle futures closed higher once again, hitting a record high yesterday for August feeders, reports Jim Wyckoff, TheCattleSite analyst. ...
02 July 2014
Calls Made to Produce More Consistent Beef and Shun Commodity Markets
UK - Britain’s beef industry should be aiming for high quality markets and far more consistent results, according to two speakers at a Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) seminar....
Brazilian Cattle Slaughter up in First Quarter of 2014
BRAZIL - According to the Brazilian Institute of Geographic and Statistics (IBGE) quarterly survey, Brazilian cattle slaughter during the first quarter of 2014 rose 2.9 per cent year-on-year, to 8.36 million head, but was down 5.9 per cent on the previous...
01 July 2014
Irish Beef Performing Strongly in The Netherlands
NETHERLANDS - Imports into The Netherlands of boneless beef, fresh or chilled, are down 44 per cent year on year for the first quarter of 2014, according to Aonghus Ó Drisceoil from the Amsterdam Office of Bord Bia – Irish Food Board....
30 June 2014
USDA Reports Hammer Grains Lower; More Soy Than Expected
ANALYSIS - Soybeans led a downside price surge in grain futures Monday, in the wake of mostly bearish supply and demand data released by the US Department of Agriculture at midday Monday, writes livestock analyst Jim Wyckoff. ...
27 June 2014
Farmers Urged to Attend Beef Technology Day in Yorkshire
UK - Beef producers will have the opportunity to hear firsthand about the benefits of adopting new technologies on farm at an RASE organised event on 1st July 2014 at Askham Bryan College, Yorkshire....
Cattle Futures: End Expected For Mature Bull Market, Thursday
US - Cattle markets have been strong for prolonged periods but the time may come for an end to record prices, according to TheCattleSite analyst, Jim Wyckoff. ...
26 June 2014
Calf Marketing Dilemma: To Sell or Feed?
US - Producers may sell weaned calves for more money than ever before this year, but there may be even better returns by retaining some calves for added weight gain....
25 June 2014
Cattle Futures: Prices Soar to Contract High, Tuesday
US - August live cattle closed up $2.72 at $149.65 Tuesday, reports Jim Wyckoff, TheCattleSite. ...
24 June 2014
Cattle Futures: Bulls Rebound, Monday
US - Bulls have rebounded from last week's low after futures closed higher, reports Jim Wyckoff, TheCattleSite analyst. ...
23 June 2014
Weekly Cattle Summary: May Placements Down Seven Per Cent
US - Feedlots reported lower placements once again, Hong Kong dropped the last of it's US beef restrictions and beef prices stayed elevated. ...
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