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09 February 2016
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Cattle Inventory Increase Largest Since 1974
US - The January cattle inventory survey said the US herd has grown for the second consecutive year, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU....
08 February 2016
View news from United States Robust US Beef Expansion Will Slow
US - Nothing like record cattle prices and profitability to get an industry excited about expansion. The latest USDA Cattle report shows a rapid expansion is underway with cattle and calf numbers up three per cent and beef cow numbers up four per cent...
05 February 2016
View news from United States CME: Winter Weather Affecting US Meat Plant Operation
US - The major storm that covered much of Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas and the upper Midwest in snow early this week caused several meat plants to shut down on Tuesday, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
View news from United States South American Beef Exports Down in 2015
GLOBAL - Exports of beef last year from the four major South American countries – Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay – were down on 2014 levels, AHDB Beef & Lamb has reported....
03 February 2016
View news from United States CME: Smaller Feedlots Back in the Game
US - The recent USDA Cattle report showed total US inventory of all cattle and calves (beef-type and dairy), both on farms/ranchers and in feedlots as of January 1, 2016 totalled 92.0 million head, up 3 per cent year-over-year....
View news from United States Cattle Market Shock Nearly Over, Experts Say
US – Insights about the recent market price shocks and potential for future turbulence were discussed with more than 2,000 beef producers at the CattleFax Outlook Session held during the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show....
02 February 2016
View news from United States US Cattle Inventory Up 3 Per Cent from 2015
US - As of January 1, there were 92.0 million head of cattle and calves on US farms, according to the Cattle report published on Friday by the US Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)....
View news from United States CME: Cattle Inventory Bearish for Futures Markets
US - USDA released on Friday, January 29, the results of its semi annual cattle inventory survey and the results may be viewed as somewhat bearish by futures markets this morning, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
01 February 2016
View news from United States Overcrowding Increases Disease Risk in Cattle Barns
US - Beef cattle seeking shelter from harsh winter weather could be at an increased risk of disease in overcrowded barns, Purdue University experts say....
29 January 2016
View news from United States CME: Growth Expected for Beef Cattle Herd, Dairy to Remain Stable
US - The January 1st Cattle Inventory report will be released on Friday, at 3 pm EST, by USDA-NASS. Pre-report estimates have come in (see table below) and industry analysts expect the beef cattle herd to continue its growth, write Steve Meyer and Len...
28 January 2016
View news from United States CoBank Predicts Better Year for Livestock Producers in 2016
ANALYSIS - The supply glut that plagued US beef, pork and poultry markets in 2015 and ratcheted down margins is expected to ease in 2016, according to a new research report from CoBank. ...
25 January 2016
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Cattle on Feed Placements Down, Marketings Up
US - USDA's January Cattle on Feed report said December placements were down 0.8 per cent while marketings were up 1.1 per cent. This resulted in the number of cattle on feed at the start of 2016 to be down 0.5 per cent compared to a year ago, write Ron...
View news from United States CME: Livestock Futures Market Volatile Again
US - Last week was another volatile one in the livestock futures markets, that now sounds like a broken record, and USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released their monthly Cattle on Feed and Cold Storage reports on Friday; those...
22 January 2016
View news from United States US Cattlemen Have Beef with President Over Water Rule
US - After bi-partisan passage in both chambers of Congress, President Obama vetoed the disapproval of the EPA’s (Environmental Protection Agency) “waters of the United States” rule. ...
View news from United States CME: Volatility in Livestock Trading as Other World Markets Falter
US - Extreme volatility appears to have become the order of the day in livestock trading as market participants struggle to price risk, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
21 January 2016
View news from United States Meat Scientist Questions Beta-agonists' Impact on Beef Quality
ANALYSIS - Dr Wayne Vanderwert, a Missouri cattle producer with a PhD in Meat Science, said while he has no concerns about beta-agonists from a food safety standpoint, he is concerned about beta-agonists' impact on meat quality....
View news from United States CME: Cattle on Feed Survey Expected to Show Reduced Supply
US - According to analysts polled by Urner Barry over the long holiday weekend, the January 1 supply of cattle on feed is expected to be down 1.2 per cent compared to the previous year, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
20 January 2016
View news from United States US Ag Secretary on Mission to Boost Food Exports to Chile, Peru
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will lead a trade mission March 14 to March 18 to expand export opportunities for US agriculture in Chile and Peru....
19 January 2016
View news from United States CME: Global Recession Risk Affecting Cattle Futures
US - Cattle futures were sharply lower on Friday following technical selling and extreme anxiety about the possibility of a global recession in 2016, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
18 January 2016
View news from United States USDA Reports Bullish for Cattle Market
ANALYSIS - USDA released four reports with implications for the livestock and grain markets, but bullish news for the cattle and beef industry, writes Sarah Mikesell for TheCattleSite. ...
15 January 2016
View news from United States CME: US Beef Imports Expected to Decrease in 2016
US - There is broad expectation among market participants and analysts that US beef imports will be lower in 2016, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
14 January 2016
View news from United States CME: US Beef Supplies Revised Down
US - USDA released yesterday its latest forecasts for beef, pork and poultry supplies in 2016, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
12 January 2016
View news from United States CME: Volatile Financial Markets Affecting Livestock Futures
US - Again last week, volatile and lower financial and industrial commodity markets at times spilt-over into livestock futures prices....
11 January 2016
View news from United States CME: US Beef Export Data Showing Improvement
US - USDA-ERS released November trade data recently, and it showed a mixed story for the protein industries, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
08 January 2016
View news from United States CME: US Beef Exports Down
US - USDA-FAS released their November trade numbers yesterday, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
07 January 2016
View news from United States CME: US Cattle Imports Lower in Late 2015
US - Historically, in a year, the US has often imported 1 million head of cattle from both Mexico and Canada....
06 January 2016
View news from United States CME: Heavy Winter Weather Affecting Beef, Dairy Production
US - Fed cattle prices saw a significant uptick by almost $10.00 per cwt. for last week, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
05 January 2016
View news from United States CME: Feedlots Need to be Ready for Better Demand in Spring
US - CME analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner provide a few thoughts on cattle and hog markets as participants return to normal trading following two weeks of holiday disruptions....
 
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