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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....
29 July 2015
View news from United States Toxic Poisoning Warning from Dakota Cattle Expert
US - Cattle farmers across the Mid West should be wary of the nasty side of an otherwise nutritious legume, making sure they leave adequate drying time to void bale mould....
28 July 2015
View news from United States US Cattle Farmers Do Not Want Trade War with Canada and Mexico
US - The World Trade Organization will soon allow Canada and Mexico to impose over $3 billion worth of retaliatory tariffs annually on an array of U.S. commodities...
View news from United States Georgia Soils Improved By Intensive Grazing
US – Heavy grazing can improve the performance and organic matter content of soil, concludes a study looking at dairy cows on converted arable land. ...
27 July 2015
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Beef Cow Expansion Continuing
US - The semiannual cattle inventory report from USDA confirmed that beef cow expansion is continuing, according to agricultural economists at the University of Missouri....
24 July 2015
View news from United States Bovine TB Strikes Twice in Michigan
US – Routine tests confirmed bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in a small beef herd in the north east of Michigan yesterday, the state’s second positive case in 2015....
View news from United States Algae Has Bright Future in Animal Feeds
US - Scientists investigating the use of algal byproducts for feed have found that a novel algae meal derived from heterotrophic microalgae makes a suitable feed for cattle....
View news from United States Study Finds US Consumers Use COOL in Purchase Decisions
US - A recent study by the University of Arkansas showed that US consumers were more likely to purchase meat when it was identified as a US product....
23 July 2015
View news from United States Pasture, Hay Stocks Supporting US Herd Rebuild
US - Adequate precipitation is allowing for pasture recovery across much of the central and eastern US, adding to an improved forage picture....
17 July 2015
View news from United States Government Ranch Scheme Removes 8 Million Cars
US – A US government farmland conservation scheme has sequestered the equivalent amount of greenhouse gases to taking eight million cars off the road....
16 July 2015
View news from United States US Beef Access to South Africa Still Not Resumed
US - South Africa had committed in Paris to accommodate USDA’s request for recognition of its current negligible risk status under bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and resume its imports of US beef. ...
View news from United States Organic Farming Needs More Direction to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
US - Large-scale organic farming operations, based on a review of almost a decade of data from 49 states, are not reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a University of Oregon (UO) researcher has said....
15 July 2015
View news from United States CME: Beef Herd Grows as Grass Plentiful
US - The US beef cow herd is expected to show strong growth in 2015 thanks to strong calf prices, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
View news from United States Scientist Confident Lab-Grown Beef Burger Will Make It Onto Shelves
US - Dr Mark Post is confident his recipe for his $300,000 cultured burger will not only come down in price but someday make it to market....
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Growing Beef Demand in USA
US - Domestic beef demand was up 8 per cent in May, but foreign demand was down 9 per cent, writes Ron Plain and Scott Brown, University of Missouri....
10 July 2015
View news from United States CME: Pork Exports Strong, Beef Exports Down on Year
US - US pork exports enjoyed another strong month in May while beef exports fell well short of year-ago levels according to data released by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
02 July 2015
View news from United States South American Beef Ban Lift Meets Strong Farm Opposition
US - America’s farmers are “extremely disappointed” at a US government decision to allow beef imports from regions of Brazil and Argentina because of fears over foot and mouth disease risk....
29 June 2015
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Beef Storage Report Down on Month But Up Markedly on Year
US - Beef in cold storage was down slightly in June but almost a quarter up on year ago levels, according to University of Missouri Professors. ...
25 June 2015
View news from United States CME: Cold Storage Inventories Up on the Year
US - Total supplies of beef, pork, chicken and turkey in cold storage at the end of May were 2.299 billion pounds, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
22 June 2015
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Grocers Ask Highest Ever Beef Retail Price
US - New ground was set for retail beef last month when average prices lifted one cent to a record $6.412 per pound. ...
19 June 2015
View news from United States Cattlemen Take Antimicrobial Commitment “Very Seriously”
US – The President of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has underlined the importance of antimicrobial stewardship during the White House Forum on Antibiotics....
18 June 2015
View news from United States Pastures in "Great Shape" to Support US Herd Rebuilding
US – A marked improvement in pasture conditions is combining with continued strong calf prices, strong consumer demand and short beef supplies as an incentive for herd rebuilding....
View news from United States Disc Mowers Shoulder Some Blame for Hay Field Thinning
US - Farmers across the US are being advised to set disc mowers higher when cutting orchardgrass to halt hayfields “thinning out”....
16 June 2015
View news from United States Call for Improvement in Counter Measure Against Food Poisoning Outbreaks
US - A consumer watchdog body in the US has called on authorities to step up reporting of outbreaks of food-borne illness and improve measures to counter the threat....
15 June 2015
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: US Repeals COOL Law
US - On Wednesday, the U.S. House voted 300-131 to repeal the mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) law for beef, pork and poultry, says a University of Missouri weekly update. ...
View news from United States Manure Leak Brings $30,000 Fine to Minnesota Farm
US - A central Minnesota cattle operation has been levied a $30,000 fine after contaminating tributaries to the Crow Wing River, its second fine in five years....
12 June 2015
View news from United States Heat Stress and Lactation Highlighted as Vaccine Disruptors
US – Heat stress hinders vaccine efficacy more than anything else cattle are likely to encounter on a farm, says a leading US viral infections expert....
 
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