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29 April 2016
View news from United States CME: Boxed Beef Shows Sharp Decline
US - A few quick market notes following the action in both cattle and hog futures yesterday, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
28 April 2016
View news from United States US Farming Groups Divided on Trans-Pacific Partnership
US - Over 100 food and farming organisations sent a letter this week to urge lawmakers to reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)....
26 April 2016
View news from United States Farming Group Launches Major Campaign on Benefits of Livestock
EU - Farming organisation Copa & Cogeca launched a major campaign in Brussels today to underline the multiple benefits of the EU livestock sector and meat for growth, jobs, vibrant rural areas, a balanced diet and to show the high production standards...
View news from United States CME: Bearish View of Cattle Market Prevails After Cattle on Feed Report
US - It is hard to say the words bullish and cattle market in the same sentence these days, write CME analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner, discussing the USDA's latest Cattle on Feed report....
25 April 2016
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Feedlot Placements Up in March
US - USDA's April Cattle on Feed report said placements were up 4.6 per cent in March and marketings were up 7.1 per cent. That left the April 1 cattle on feed inventory at 100.5 per cent of a year ago, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU....
22 April 2016
View news from United States CME: Cattle Inventory Expected to be Above Last Year's
US - The April Cattle on Feed report will be published on Friday by USDA-NASS, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
21 April 2016
View news from United States CME: Canadian Feedlot Placements Above a Year Ago
US - Last Friday, CanFax published their monthly Cattle on Feed report which includes the two major commercial feeding provinces (Alberta and Saskatchewan), write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
20 April 2016
View news from United States CME: Beef Retail Prices Lower than Last Year
US - USDA-ERS published March’s average retail price data on 15 April. These values provide an estimate for average retail prices for pork, turkey, broilers, and beef, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
19 April 2016
View news from United States CME: US Cattle Market Prices Expected to Stay Strong through May
US - Cash prices in the hog market have been trading for the most part sideways since February (see chart). Prices gained ground quickly from the January low, in part because we started from a very low base, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
18 April 2016
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: More Beef, Lower Prices Positive for US Trade
US - USDA has raised their estimate of 2016 US beef production to 24.825 billion pounds, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU....
View news from United States EU Delegation Visits China, Japan to Promote Agri-Food Trade
EU - Phil Hogan, the EU's Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, is visiting China and Japan in the coming days accompanied by a business delegation of more than 60 senior European agri-food executives representing key sectors in the EU trade...
14 April 2016
View news from United States CME: US Beef Production Revised Upwards
US - USDA made significant changes to its balance table for beef and pork but left chicken almost unchanged from its March report, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
13 April 2016
View news from United States CME: Imports an Important Consideration in Feeder Cattle Supply
US - CME analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner preview the expected conclusions of the USDA's monthly commodity supply/demand estimates (WASDE)....
View news from United States CoBank: Protein Markets Benefit from Low Feed Costs, But Supplies, Exports Are Concern
ANALYSIS - The animal protein and dairy industries continue to benefit from lower feed costs, but building protein supplies and weak export markets are a concern, according to CoBank’s quarterly economic report....
12 April 2016
View news from United States American Beef, Dairy Farmers Urge TPP Passage
US - 225 food and agricultural companies and associations have sent a letter to members of Congress calling for a swift vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership....
View news from United States CME: Markets Expecting Improvement in Beef Demand
US - Fed cattle futures rebounded on Friday on reports of modest gains in cash prices and speculation that packers would become more aggressive in buying cattle for the next two to three weeks, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
View news from United States Slow Demand in Mexico, Canada Behind Sluggish February US Beef Exports
US - February exports of US beef were roughly steady with last year’s volumes but export value moved lower as prices continued to decline from the 2014 highs, according to statistics released by USDA and analysed by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF),...
11 April 2016
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Beef Imports, Exports Declined in February
US - US beef exports totalled 172 million pounds in February, down 1.4 per cent from January and down 3.2 per cent from February 2015, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU....
View news from United States CME: Cattle Weights Still Above Last Year's Levels
US - AMS has reported actual slaughter and weight data for the week ending March 26th, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
View news from United States USDA Provides Millions in Funding for Animal Nutrition Research
US - The US Department of Agriculture has announced funding awards worth $6 million, in grants to institutions looking into farm animal nutrition and growth....
08 April 2016
View news from United States CME: US Beef Exports Down in February
US - Earlier this week, Dr Derrell Peel at Oklahoma State University published a very timely short article regarding Mexican beef exports to the US, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
07 April 2016
View news from United States CME: Feedlots Improving Feed Efficiency Compared with 2015
US - Kansas State University’s “Focus on Feedlots” report released February data this week, write CME analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
05 April 2016
View news from United States Meat Could Help Older People Lose Weight Without Losing Muscle
US - New research supported by the US' beef checkoff showed that high-quality protein can help increase physical function during weight loss in older obese adults....
View news from United States USDA Reports Record Growth In US Organic Producers
US – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a significant increase in the number of certified organic operations, continuing the trend of double digit growth in the organic sector. ...
View news from United States Soil Testing Essential to Kick-Start Pasture Improvement
US - Producers thinking about pasture improvement should start by testing the soil, says Jim Camberato, Purdue Extension soil fertility specialist....
View news from United States CME: US Red Meat Production Up from 2015
US - The beginning of April has brought the end of the first quarter in 2016, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
04 April 2016
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Cattle Prices Sharply Lower
US - For the second week in a row, cattle and beef prices are sharply lower, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU....
31 March 2016
View news from United States Cattlemen's Beef Association Names New Leader
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has named Kendal Frazier its new chief executive officer. ...
 
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