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23 September 2016
View news from United States Glowing Bacteria Could Improve Food Safety
US - Scientists looking for traces of a type of E. coli bacteria contamination in foods soon could have a new detection method on their hands - turning off the lights to see if the bacteria glow in the dark....
View news from United States CME: Cattle on Feed Inventory Expected to Remain Level
US - The September Cattle on Feed report will be released by USDA-NASS tomorrow, according to the latest Daily Livestock Report is published by Steiner Consulting Group....
22 September 2016
View news from United States CME: US to Receive First Beef Exports from Brazil
US - Media has reported that several beef producing facilities in Brazil have been approved to export fresh beef to the US, according to the latest CME Daily Livestock Report from Steiner Consulting Group....
19 September 2016
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Beef Retail Prices Down in August
US - The average retail price of choice beef was $5.915 cents per pound during August. That is down 17.5 cents from the month before, down 41.3 cents from a year ago, and the lowest monthly average since May 2014, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics,...
14 September 2016
View news from United States American Farmers Seek More Support as Incomes Remain Low
US - Bolstered by the US's National Farmers Union (NFU) and Farm Aid, 275 family farmers are uniting this week at the US Capitol to ask for emergency assistance and increased funding to address the harsh economic realities brought on by historically low...
13 September 2016
View news from United States New Markets for Beef Variety Meat Aiding US Export Growth
US - US red meat exports posted solid results in July, with volumes for US beef trending higher than a year ago, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF), contractor to the beef checkoff. Beef export...
12 September 2016
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: US Beef Imports Lower After Australian Shipments Decline
US - US beef exports totalled 216 million pounds in July, up 8 per cent from a year ago. Increased shipments to South Korea, Mexico and Japan more than offset a decrease in beef going north to Canada, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU....
View news from United States CME: Cattle, Beef Prices Move Lower
US - Wednesday’s fed and feeder cattle rally proved to be short lived and cattle futures resumed their downward slide on Thursday, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
09 September 2016
View news from United States CME: Beef Exports Up in July
US - USDA ERS released yesterday its calculations of export volume on a carcass weight basis. This is important when trying to understand available supply since production statistics also are reported on a carcass weight basis. Below is a brief recap...
08 September 2016
View news from United States CME: Cattle Saturday Slaughter Levels High as Packers Profit
US - Media reports yesterday morning said a fire at Smithfield’s Monmouth, Illinois hog slaughter plant occurred Monday night and has closed the plant for an “undetermined amount of time”, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
View news from United States Cattle the Primary Reservoir for New Virus - Influenza D
US - The executive committee of the International Committee of Taxonomy of Viruses has approved the naming of a new virus as influenza D....
06 September 2016
View news from United States New App to Help Producers Deal with Heat Stress in Cattle
US - The US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has launched a new smartphone app that forecasts conditions triggering heat stress in cattle. ...
05 September 2016
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Lower Cattle Prices Boosting Female Slaughter
US - Calculations by the Livestock Marketing Information Center put cattle feeding losses at $152 per head for closeouts during July. That made July losses the biggest for any month since February, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU....
View news from United States CME: Cattle Slaughter Rates High in August
US - Steer and heifer slaughter posted another remarkable month in August, following on the heels of a robust July, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
02 September 2016
View news from United States CME: Seasonal Strengthening Expected for Beef Cutout Value in Fourth Quarter
US - Both fed cattle and barrow and gilt live animal prices have experienced a downward trend the past couple months. A main influencing factor in these lower prices is increased supply in both industries, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
01 September 2016
View news from United States CME: Food Service Demand Decline a Concern for Meat Markets
US - While there is broad consensus that expanding meat supplies will continue to pressure wholesale prices in the short term, the hope is that demand will be strong enough to absorb the higher supply without significant price erosion....
31 August 2016
View news from United States CME: Implications of Good Pasture Conditions for Cattle Supplies
US - A number of factors impact the incentive to expand cattle supplies and, ultimately, beef output, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
30 August 2016
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Cattle Prices Lower on Heavy Sales Volume
US - USDA says there were 469 million pounds of beef in cold storage at the end of July, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU....
26 August 2016
View news from United States US Ag Exports Expected to Rise by $6 Billion in 2017
US - US agricultural exports are expected to rise in 2017 from 2016 levels, largely due to higher exports of oilseeds and products, horticultural products, cotton, and livestock, dairy, and poultry. ...
View news from United States CME: Cattle Futures Moving Lower
US - Fed and feeder cattle futures have been moving lower in recent days and, in some cases, are approaching the contract lows, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
25 August 2016
View news from United States Expert Believes No Great Change in US-UK Ag Trade Will Follow Brexit
US - After the UK voted to leave the European Union on 23 June, many in the US were left wondering what the impacts would be on trade between the two countries....
24 August 2016
View news from United States CME: Large Meat Supplies in Cold Storage
US - Meat supplies in cold storage are large and getting larger, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
23 August 2016
View news from United States Indiana Bovine TB Case Prompts Cattle Restrictions in Wisconsin
US - A case of bovine tuberculosis (TB) was formally diagnosed in a white‐tailed deer in Franklin County, Indiana, last week, prompting extra testing of cattle in the state....
View news from United States CME: US Cattle Markets Still Volatile
US - Volatility remains the name of the game in both the cattle and hog markets, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
18 August 2016
View news from United States CME: Large Soybean Harvest to Improve Feed Prices
US - High protein feed cost prospects for livestock and poultry producers improved last Friday, with the USDA-NASS estimate of record large harvests for corn and soybean, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
17 August 2016
View news from United States CME: Lower Feed Prices Expected to Boost US Meat Production in 2017
US - Today, we review the livestock and poultry numbers in last Friday’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand (WASDE) report from the US Department of Agriculture, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
16 August 2016
View news from United States Record US Crop Production Forecast Good News for Feed Prices
US - The USDA's August Crop Production report, which provides the first official government estimates of the corn and soybean harvests, suggested record yields are on their way for these important feed ingredients....
15 August 2016
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Meat Demand Slows in First Half of 2016
US - The August WASDE predicts this fall will bring our first 15 billion bushel corn harvest and the first 4 billion bushel soybean harvest. This is good news for feeder cattle prices, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU....
 
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