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02 September 2015
View news from United States US Farm Exports Standing Firm Despite Avian Flu
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has said that US agricultural exports remain strong despite disease and weather issues this year....
01 September 2015
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: "Wild Markets" Push Cattle Lower
US - Markets turmoil is mostly related to concerns about the Chinese economy, which has led to the Dow Jones Industrial Average declining 10.7 per cent....
28 August 2015
View news from United States Feed Industry Hits Out at Antimicrobial Reporting Rule
US - The American animal feed industry has hit out at plans by the Food and Drug Administration to require new animal drug sponsors to submit estimates of antimicrobial ingredient sales by species....
27 August 2015
View news from United States Community Spirit Drives Americans to Support Local Food
US - More Americans than ever before are supporting their local food markets, and it's not just because they believe the food is fresher and tastes better....
View news from United States UAVs Are Not Just for Crop Farmers
US - Brett Haas, co-owner of Crop Copter, said while they started their UAV company with crop farmers in mind, they see a lot of interest and application for livestock farmers. ...
26 August 2015
View news from United States Wet Harvest Requires Vigilance on Wheat Mycotoxins
US - Rain across the MidWest has caused mould issues in wheat crops, meaning feeders should be wary of mycotoxin and ergot poisoning....
24 August 2015
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: On Feed Numbers Grow Again, Beef Production Low
US - Cattle on feed report lifted 2.6 per cent in the major feedlots this month, report University of Missouri professors. ...
20 August 2015
View news from United States US Ranchers Blame Government for Catastrophic Wildfires
US - A spate of wildfires engulfing hundreds of thousands of rangeland acres is the government's fault, says the US cattle industry's leading body....
View news from United States Meat Waste has Greater Environmental Impact
US - University of Missouri researchers have found that the type of food wasted has a significant impact on the environment, and wasted meat has a greater environmental cost....
19 August 2015
View news from United States Cattle Shortage Forces Out Tyson Plant
US – Over fifty years of beef processing will permanently end at Tyson Fresh Meat’s Denison plant in Iowa due to a “lack of available cattle”....
17 August 2015
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Yen Devaluation Knocks World Beef Demand
US - China's decision to devalue the yen has called the strength of international beef demand into question. ...
View news from United States US Antibiotic Resistance Results Positive for Food Safety
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported mostly encouraging results for food safety in its recent report on antibiotic resistance, although some areas of concern remain....
View news from United States CME: Feed Costs to Remain Low
US - The latest USDA WASDE report once again surprised grain market traders with yields that were much higher than private estimates, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
14 August 2015
View news from United States CME: US Meat Export Volumes Down
US - International trade is a hot topic in the protein markets, and with good reason, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
13 August 2015
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Strong Dollar, High Beef Prices Having Negative Impact
US - The strong dollar and high US beef prices are having a negative impact on US international beef trade. During the first half of 2015, beef imports were up 36.9 per cent and beef exports were down 9.4 per cent, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, University...
12 August 2015
View news from United States Is US Agricultural Productivity Growth Falling?
US - Future agricultural productivity growth is expected to fall as a result of current reductions in research funding, according to a new report from the US Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (USDA-ERS)....
View news from United States US Agricultural Input Costs Up in 2014
US - US farmers spent nearly $4 billion on agricultural production in 2014, up 8.3 per cent from 2013....
11 August 2015
View news from United States Cargill Reports Fourth-Quarter Losses After Soft Beef Results
US - US meat producer Cargill has reported a net loss of $51 million in the fiscal 2015 fourth quarter ended 31 May 2015....
10 August 2015
View news from United States US Cattle Herd to Grow 3 Per Cent This Year
US – America’s cattle inventory is forecast to stand at 92.4 million head by January 1 2016 after lifting three per cent and then increase to 94.6 million head by 2017....
View news from United States “Muted” Fall Rebound Expected in Cattle Markets
US – Fed cattle prices aren't expected to show any fall resurgence, despite price trends through 2015 running close to “textbook” year....
08 August 2015
View news from United States Drawing on Childhood Memories: Why Farming Needs to Laugh
US - A life-long attachment to cartoons and the countryside has enabled and inspired a US country boy to show rural America the importance of laughter....
06 August 2015
View news from United States Livestock Experts Honoured at Animal Science Awards
US - Livestock experts were honoured recently for their professional achievements by the American Feed Industry Association and American Society of Animal Science (ASAS)....
View news from United States Cattle Thief Gets Ten Years
US – An Arkansas man has been sentenced to ten years imprisonment for stealing cattle and ranching equipment across Texas and Arkansas....
05 August 2015
View news from United States Tyson Foods Cattle Results Affected by Port Disruption
US - US meat and poultry producer Tyson Foods reported a strong performance in their third quarter results, despite the beef market suffering from the US port disruptions....
04 August 2015
View news from United States US Beef Herd Expansion Could Be Cut Short
US – The current phase of US beef herd expansion is not expected to last as long as the last rebuild period in 1990-1995....
03 August 2015
View news from United States Consumers Do Not View GMO Labels as Negative 'Warnings'
US - Labelling food containing GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) would not act as 'warning' labels and scare consumers away from purchasing these products, according to a new study from the University of Vermont....
30 July 2015
View news from United States CME: US Cold Storage Stocks Significantly Higher Than 2014
US - USDA’s monthly Cold Storage report shows (as expected) significantly larger stocks of frozen meat and poultry relative to last year, but some reduction of those stocks from last month, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
View news from United States Cover in Times of Crisis: Cover Crops
US - Fickle weather and volatile markets could be reason to grow cover crops, according to Colorado rancher, Andrew Schafer....
 
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