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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....
View news from United States Sherrie Webb Named Animal Agriculture Alliance Chairperson
US - The Animal Agriculture Alliance Board of Directors recently elected Sherrie Webb, director of animal welfare for the National Pork Board (NPB), as chairperson of its board of directors. ...
11 June 2015
View news from United States CME: Latest RPCE Figures Still Positive
US - Last week’s April trade data provided us with the last piece of information we needed to compute April per capita consumption figures and thus real per capita expenditures (RPCE) for the month and the story was still positive - but barely so for...
10 June 2015
View news from United States CME: Is There a Way to Fix the MCOOL Challenge
US - We begin today with a bit more on MCOOL and prospect of a “fix” to this lingering challenge, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
08 June 2015
View news from United States CME: Beef Exports Drop as Pork Exports Lift
US - Sharply lower pork prices in April helped move a lot of US product into export markets, but beef exports have gone down, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: US Beef Exports Lose Steam
US - April beef exports from the US were 3.6 per cent lower, the seventh consecutive month of year on year shortfalls. ...
04 June 2015
View news from United States E-coli Findings Prompt Tyson Ground Beef Recall
US - Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., is voluntarily recalling approximately 16,000 pounds of 80 per cent Lean Ground Beef in 5-pound chubs, after findings of e-coli....
02 June 2015
View news from United States CME: Food Service Sales Present Good Outlook for Meat Markets
US - Foodservice sales business appears to be in great shape and this is nothing but good news for the livestock sector, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
26 May 2015
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Cattle Placements Lower and COOL Goes Against US for Fourth Time
US - Latest cattle on feed numbers were 4.6 per cent down in April with marketings down 7.8 per cent, report two University of Missouri economists. ...
22 May 2015
View news from United States CME: Pastures in Good Condition
US - The conclusion to draw from USDA’s first two weeks of range and pasture condition ratings appears to be “All is well”, unless you live in California or Nevada, which has big implications for the cattle herd, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
21 May 2015
View news from United States US Proposes Law to Collect Animal Antimicrobial Data
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a rule that would require animal drug sponsors of all antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals to obtain estimates of sales ...
19 May 2015
View news from United States US Cattle Futures Down Amid Cash Market Concerns
US - Cattle futures were lower on Friday, and hog slaughter is down on the year in the last week, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
18 May 2015
View news from United States Help for Organic Farming Certification
US – The US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is to provide $11.9 million in organic certification assistance....
View news from United States Yamaha Offers Viking Line to Farmers, Ranchers in US and Abroad
GLOBAL - Side by side utility vehicles are growing in importance and are in demand across the world, according to Steve Nessl of Yamaha. ...
14 May 2015
View news from United States Survey: Move to Harmonize Interstate Regulations, Testing for Trichomoniasis
US - A recent survey shows more states are moving toward harmonizing interstate regulations and approved testing for trichomoniasis....
View news from United States House of Brands for Tyson Foods
US - Executives from Tyson Foods, told investors at the Goldman Sachs Consumer Staples Conference that the company is transforming from a protein processor with one brand to a protein-centric consumer packaged goods company with a house of brands....
View news from United States US Agriculture Predicted to Create Thousands of Jobs in Next Five Years
US - Nearly 58,000 jobs will open annually across the US in occupations involving agriculture and environment over the next five years, according to an employment outlook led by Purdue University....
12 May 2015
View news from United States CME: US Restaurant Performance Decline
US - Restaurant performance indicators have declined slightly according to March data, but this is no reason for alarm, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
 
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