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13 August 2019
View news from United States CME: Damaged Tyson Plant Represents About 6% of Overall US Fed Cattle Packing Capacity
US - On Friday one of the largest beef packing plants in the US was damaged by fire and the event has the potential to cause significant disruptions to both beef and cattle markets, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Tyson to Rebuild Kansas Beef Plant, Pay Workers Following Fire
US - A fire partly destroyed the Tyson Foods beef plant in Holcomb, Kansas on Friday, 9 August. The plant will be down indefinitely. ...
12 August 2019
View news from United States CME: Steady Increase in Fed Cattle Weights in Early-June
US - According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc, fed cattle weights have been steadily increasing since early June but the rate of gain has been in line with normal seasonal patterns and overall carcass weights remain modestly under year...
View news from United States US Beef Producers Expect Closer Collaboration with China
US - US beef producers are looking forward to gaining a larger share in China, one of the fastest-growing beef markets in the world, an industry expert has said....
08 August 2019
View news from United States Strong Finish to First Half for US Beef Exports
US - US pork and beef exports were above year-ago levels in both volume and value in June, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Strong results in South Korea and Taiwan pushed beef export value to the...
07 August 2019
View news from United States CME: June Beef Exports Slightly Lower Than a Year Ago
US - Official June trade data was released at the end of last week and in this update we plan to offer a recap of the latest information but also how the monthly statistics compare with the weekly data we currently get on Thursdays, according to Steiner...
View news from United States US-EU Beef Agreement Provides More Reliable, Consistent Access to EU Market, Says USMEF
US - On 2 August, at the White House, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer signed an agreement granting the United States a country-specific share of the European Union’s duty-free high-quality beef quota. ...
06 August 2019
View news from United States CME: Wholesale Lean Beef Prices Hold Stable This Summer
US - Wholesale lean beef prices have held stable this summer, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
02 August 2019
View news from United States CME: Toll Taken by Wet Weather, Muddy Conditions in Feedlots
US - Metrics on cattle feeding operations performance for June has been published by Kansas State University in recent days. The overriding theme continues to be the toll taken by wet weather and muddy conditions in feedlots during the winter and spring,...
01 August 2019
View news from United States CME: Range, Pasture Conditions Best in Years at July-end
US - Range and pasture conditions as July comes to an end continue to be the best in many years, although normal seasonal deterioration is underway, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
31 July 2019
View news from United States Taco Bell to Reduce Antibiotics in Beef Supply
US - Taco bell is changing up its meat – the fast food chain says it plans to reduce the antibiotics in its beef....
30 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Total Cattle Slaughter During W30 Higher Than Previous Week
US - Steer and heifer slaughter has been running above year ago since early June but lighter carcass weights and robust demand have managed to support overall wholesale beef values, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Study Updates Value of Red Meat Exports to Corn Growers, Provides More Details on Soybean Industry Impact
US - Beef and pork exports added 85 cents per bushel to the price of soybeans and 39 cents per bushel to the price of corn in 2018, according to the latest report by World Perspectives Inc. (WPI). Over the past three years, WPI has analysed the impact...
25 July 2019
View news from United States Keeping Livestock in Yard just Just Might Help Your Baby's Immune System
US - Getting up close - and a little dirty - with farm animals just might help us fend off illness, say researchers who've further demonstrated the benefits of early exposure to a wide variety of environmental bacteria....
24 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Overall Decline in Beef Inventories
US - The combined inventory of beef, pork, chicken and turkey in cold storage at the end of June was estimated at 2.392 billion pounds, 2.8 percent lower than a year ago but still 4.7 percent higher than last year, reports Steiner Consulting Group,...
23 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Proportion of Heifers in Feedlots Continue to Rise
US - Two cattle reports were released on Friday by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), monthly "Cattle on Feed" and the mid-year "Cattle inventory". Both were in-line with expectations (for pre-report estimates see this Daily...
19 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Drought Monitor Shows Few Trouble Spots Across US
US - While crop conditions remain a concern, one of the key figures in the crop progress for cattle producers is pasture and range conditions, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States NIFA, ERS Relocation Detrimental to Researchers, Family Farmers, and Consumers
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) relocation of two major research agencies is "misguided" and "detrimental to family farmers and ranchers and rural communities", according to the nation’s oldest general farm organisation....
18 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Feedlot Placements Expected to be Above a Year Ago in July COF Report
US - According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc., two major cattle reports will be released Friday, 19 July 2019, by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)....
17 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Q2 Choice Beef Supplies 1% Higher Compared to a Year Ago
US - The Choice-Select spread has steadily climbed to over $23 per cwt in mid-July, approximately $5 per cwt ahead of the five year average, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
16 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Liquidation of Dairy Herd Behind Increase in Cow Slaughter
US - USDA will issue at the end of the week the results of two important surveys. According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc, one covers the supply of cattle that as of 1 July were in inventory at +1000 head capacity feedlots....
15 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Beef Production Forecast for 2019 Lowered
US - USDA made some modest adjustments to its beef supply/demand balance sheet following the release of the June inventory survey results, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
12 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Net Sales of Beef Higher Than a Year Ago
US - USDA-FAS issued its latest update on exports of beef and pork muscle cuts, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
11 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Beef Demand Better in June Compared to May
US - Fed cattle slaughter last week was estimated at 462,000 head, unchanged compared to year ago levels, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
09 July 2019
View news from United States NFU Urges Additional Improvements to USMCA
US - As Congressional leadership and the Trump administration work towards a compromise on the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the country’s oldest general farm organisation is urging additional improvements to the deal that could help to reduce...
View news from United States Beef Exports Rebound in May; Volume and Value Reach 2019 Highs
US - May exports of US beef were steady with last year’s strong volumes and increased year-over-year in value, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF)....
08 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Japan, Korea Top Markets for US Beef in May
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. provides a brief update of May beef trade statistics issued on Friday....
View news from United States EPA's RFS Obligations Another Setback for American Farmers
US - On Friday, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the year 2020. The proposal would set required biofuel use at 20.04 billion gallons next...
 
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