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26 July 2016
View news from United States CME: US Cattle on Feed Placements Lower Than Expected
US - USDA‐NASS released their Cattle on Feed report on Friday, and the surprising number was placements, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
25 July 2016
View news from United States CME: Cattle Slaughter Largest for June Since 2013
US - USDA-NASS has released its June monthly livestock slaughter numbers. Although USDA-AMS reported daily slaughter gives us a fairly clear picture of what monthly slaughter was before the monthly report comes out, the monthly numbers are helpful in...
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Cattle on Feed Below Trade Expectations
US - USDA's July cattle on feed report said June placements were 103.0 per cent of a year ago and June marketings were 109.4 per cent. The number of cattle on feed on July 1 totaled 10.356 million head, up 1.2 per cent compared to 12 months earlier, write...
22 July 2016
View news from United States Only Half of Consumers Aware of Food Waste Problem
US - Even though American consumers throw away about 80 billion pounds of food a year, only about half are aware that food waste is a problem. ...
View news from United States CME: Cattle on Feed Figures Expected Above Last Year's Levels
US - UDSA-NASS will release the July Cattle on Feed report tomorrow, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
21 July 2016
View news from United States Pastures with More Plant Species Show Better Productivity
US - Newly-published long-term research shows multispecies pastures show promise for productivity and drought tolerant improvements. ...
View news from United States Veal Calf Protection at Slaughter Improved
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced changes to improve humane handling inspections at facilities that produce veal meat....
20 July 2016
View news from United States CME: US Sees Record First Half of 2016 for Meat Production
US - Before getting into the topic of the day, we remind readers that USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has some important reports being released this week, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
18 July 2016
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Retail Beef Prices Up in June
US - The average price of choice beef at retail was $6.20 per pound during June. That was 11.9 cents higher than in May, 20.6 than in June 2015, and the highest monthly average price since March, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU....
15 July 2016
View news from United States GMO Labelling Bill Passed in US
US - New legislation designed to offer consumers more information about genetically engineered ingredients in their food passed in the US House of Representatives yesterday on a vote of 306-117....
14 July 2016
View news from United States CME: US Beef Supply Projections Continue to Rise
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues to revise higher its beef supply projections for 2016, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
13 July 2016
View news from United States CME: Australia's Loss is US's Gain for Beef Exports
US - October fed cattle futures prices were down the daily limit yesterday even as fundamentals in the beef market are some of the best they have been in some time, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
12 July 2016
View news from United States Watch Out for Lead Poisoning in Cattle
ANALYSIS - The Kansas State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory diagnoses many kinds of illnesses throughout a given year, but the one witnessed frequently this past spring in cattle was lead poisoning....
View news from United States US Beef Exports Gain Momentum in Japan, South Korea, Mexico
US - US red meat exports gained momentum in May with shipments of beef increasing significantly year-over-year and reaching 2016 highs, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF), contractor to the beef...
View news from United States CME: Beef Markets Solid Despite Large Slaughter Volumes
US - As markets start the new week, there are a few things worth noting, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
11 July 2016
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Corn Futures Aiding US Feeder Cattle Futures
US - The US exported 219.1 million pounds of beef during May. That is 13.8 per cent more than a year ago and the most for any month since October 2014, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU....
View news from United States CME: US Beef Export Rates Benefit from Lower Prices
US - The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) published May monthly trade numbers for the protein industries last week. This data is based on the US Department of Commerce trade data, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
07 July 2016
View news from United States CME: US Beef Production Grows in First Six Months of 2016
US - In this Daily Livestock Report we look back at the first six months of this year in the cattle/beef sector, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
06 July 2016
View news from United States CME: Analysts Discuss Trends in Foodservice, Retail
US - Food sector retail sales growth in May was at the slowest year-over-year pace since March 2014, according to data released by the US Census Bureau. CME analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner discuss foodservice, retail and economic data with a view...
05 July 2016
View news from United States Cattle Market Study Shows Importance of Meeting Processor Requirements
UK - The value of the prime cattle market in Great Britain fell by £15 million in the year to February 2016, primarily due to a fall in the base price paid for cattle meeting target specification, according to a new report....
04 July 2016
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: US Packer Margins Squeezed
US - Packer margins were squeezed this past week as fed cattle prices moved higher and cutout value lost ground, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU....
01 July 2016
View news from United States CME: How Dollar Movements After Brexit Vote Affect US Meat Trade
US - Currency markets reacted violently to the surprising British vote to leave the European Union, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
30 June 2016
View news from United States How Will Brexit Affect US Agriculture?
US - Britain’s departure from the European Union would have little direct effect on US agricultural trade, Purdue University agricultural economists have said....
29 June 2016
View news from United States CME: Beef in Cold Storage Decline Neutral for Market
US - Much of our discussion in yesterday’s report focused on the feedlot inventory numbers and hog supplies, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
28 June 2016
View news from United States CME: Increased Cattle on Feed Bring Placements Back to 'Normal' Levels
US - Last Friday afternoon, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released a bunch of reports, all at 3:00pm Eastern Time, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
27 June 2016
View news from United States CME: US Red Meat Production Up in Year so Far
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released their monthly Livestock Slaughter report on Thursday with data for May, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
24 June 2016
View news from United States New Technique Reduced Salmonella in Ground Meat by 90 Per Cent
US - An old technology that uses natural bacteria predators, called bacteriophages, is the focus of new research at the University of Nevada, Reno. ...
23 June 2016
View news from United States Will El Niño Bring a La Niña Drought to the US Midwest?
ANALYSIS - As the US Midwest comes out of its very strong El Niño, it could transition into La Niña. Could that mean drought for Midwest farmers? ...
 
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