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Tuesday, September 02, 2014
View news from United States Government Under Fire For Argentina FMD Free Decision
US – The cattle industry has attacked the US government for adding a region of Argentina to a foot and mouth disease (FMD) free list....
View news from United States CME Report: Feed Costs Favouring Livestock Industries
US - USDA’s monthly Agricultural Price publication was released on Thursday and we think its output-to-feed price ratios are quite telling regarding today’s profit situation in the livestock and poultry sectors, write Steve Meyer & Len Steiner....
View news from United States New Proposed Maximum Levels of Fumonisins in Maize
US - The current report of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (FAO) on contaminants in foods includes a new proposal for maximum levels for fumonisins in maize and maize products....
View news from United States Register for AFIA's Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing Course
US - Registration is now open for AFIA-500: Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing. The distance education program is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association and Kansas State University, and is ideal for individuals at all levels interested in...
Monday, September 01, 2014
View news from United States Cattle Futures: Meat Stocks Dropping, Farm Income Strong
US - Market dynamics were underlined last week with government data showing meat stocks had contracted by at least 12 per cent for five months in a row, while cash cattle receipts had jumped 15 per cent for the third time in the last five years. ...
Friday, August 29, 2014
View news from United States Could Feeding Change if Corn Stays Low?
ANALYSIS - Consider corn to control feed costs, farmers are being told ahead of an expected bumper harvest....
View news from United States Tyson to Sell Heinold Hog Markets Business
US - Tyson Foods and The Hillshire Brands Company have reached an agreement with the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice....
View news from United States Tyson Completes Hillshire Brands Takeover
US - Tyson Foods, has completed its takeover of The Hillshire Brands Company....
View news from United States Cattle Futures: Break From Sideways Prices, Thursday
US - Cattle futures closed higher yesterday, something of a break from recent choppy and sideways trading. ...
Thursday, August 28, 2014
View news from United States CME Report: US COOL Still Runs Afoul of WTO Rules
US - A number of news outlets reported over the weekend that the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has determined that USDA’s latest attempt to write rules for mandatory country of origin labelling still runs afoul of WTO rules, write Steve Meyer and Len...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
View news from United States Cattle Futures: Bearish Market Closes Up, Tuesday
US - A much more bearish market can be seen in the feeder and live markets, with bears having slight near-term technical advantage....
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
View news from United States CME: Results of Statistic Canada's Cattle, Hog Surveys
US - Statistics Canada released the results of its semi-annual surveys of cattle and hog producers and the numbers offer little optimism in terms of a quick recovery in North American livestock supplies, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
View news from United States Looking for a Corn Consumption Response
US - In the newsletter of August 11, the prospects for corn consumption to respond to lower prices during the 2014-15 marketing year and the potential for a subsequent price recovery were discussed, writes Darrel Good. ...
View news from United States State Veterinarians Discuss Key Health Threats at Annual WSLHA Meeting
US - Animal health officials have stressed the importance of diagnostics in disease-management programmes. ...
Monday, August 25, 2014
View news from United States CME: US Beef Prices Hit All-time Record Highs
US - Beef prices in the US market have hit all time record highs and, as many expected, this has bolstered beef imports, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
View news from United States Tyson Loses Donning Doffing Appeal
US - A Tenth Circuit panel last week rejected attempts by Tyson Foods to reverse a $4 million verdict and attorneys’ fee award in an employee class action over unpaid wages for time spent putting on protective equipment....
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
View news from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Cattle Outlook: Mixed Tones Across Livestock Markets
ANALYSIS - Some short covering has been seen in cattle markets this week, with near term technical damage indicative of a market top....
View news from United States Slaughterhouse Employees Indicted over Illegal Sales of Condemned Meat
US - A California beef slaughterhouse Rancho Feeding that was closed earlier this year after recalling 8.7 million pounds of beef products has been indicted by a federal grand jury and faces 11 charges....
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
View news from United States New Analysis Shows BVD-PI Testing Pays – Netting Producers $14 More Per Head
US - For the second consecutive year, research shows cattle buyers are paying a higher premium for calves that test negative for being persistently infected (PI) with bovine viral diarrhea (BVD). ...
Monday, August 18, 2014
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Government Forecasts 14 Billion Bushel Corn Crop
US - High yields are expected from growers this year as the cattle industry enjoys higher summer retail demand. ...
Friday, August 15, 2014
View news from United States Food Safety Protections for Ground Beef Enhanced
US - This week the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced new procedures that will allow the agency to trace contaminated ground beef back to its source more quickly, remove it from commerce, and identify...
View news from United States Cattle Futures: Cattle Closed Up on Thursday
US - October live cattle closed up $0.72 at 147.22 Thursday. Prices closed nearer the session high on short covering after hitting a two-month low Wednesday. ...
View news from United States Cargill Sees Fall in Revenue and Earnings
US – US meat and agrifood business Cargill has seen a 19 per cent drop in its annual earnings and a 12 per cent fall in earnings for the fourth quarter of the year....
Thursday, August 14, 2014
View news from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Cattle Outlook: Significant Selling Pressure Across Markets
ANALYSIS - We've finally seen some significant selling pressure across both the hog and cattle markets, reports Jim Wyckoff....
View news from United States Orr Beef Research Center Field Day Scheduled for September
US - University of Illinois researchers will be on hand to discuss the most current topics and situations producers are facing on-farm at the annual Orr Beef Research Center Field Day on Sept. 3....
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
View news from United States 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. ...
View news from United States Veternarian Mobile App Being Adopted Nationwide
US - Launched in June, the mobile Certificate for Veterinary Inspection (CVI) application to allow veterinary practitioners to submit animal health certificates from the field is growing rapidly and has now been adopted in ten states across the nation....
Monday, August 11, 2014
View news from United States US Pork, Beef Exports Maintain Record Pace in June
US - Pork and beef exports remained strong in June, pushing export value for both products to a record first-half pace according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Lamb exports were up slightly in value...
 
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