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21 March 2018
View news from United States CME: Canadian Inventory of All Cattle, Calves up 1.4% as of 1 January
US - Last Friday afternoon, CanFax released their monthly compilation of Canadian cattle on-feed. Those data include two provinces, Alberta and Saskatchewan, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Environmentally Friendly Cattle Production a Reality
US - Three hundred years ago, enormous herds of bison, antelope and elk roamed North America, and the land was pristine and the water clean....
19 March 2018
View news from United States CME: Total Mexican Feeder Cattle Imports Down 13% Year to Date
US - USDA indicates that over 25 per cent of cattle (beef and dairy) inventory is located in an area experiencing drought, according to the Office of the Chief Economist, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States NFU Applauds Introduction of STRESS Act
WASHINGTON - Bill provides assistance to struggling farmers amidst farm economy decline...
16 March 2018
View news from United States CME: January Beef Exports Support Prospects for Another Export Volume in 2018
US - Beef exports set a record in 2017 at 2.86 billion pounds on a carcass weight equivalent basis, as calculated by USDA-Economic Research Service (ERS), topping the prior record set in 2011 of 2.79 billion pounds, according to Steiner Consulting Group,...
14 March 2018
View news from United States CME: US Beef Sector Exports Hit Near Record Year in 2017
US - US beef sector exports had a near record year in 2017, rebounding values placed 2nd behind 2014, coming in at just over $9 billion, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
13 March 2018
View news from United States CME: Beef Supply Growth Creates Unease About Feedlot Currentness in Q2
US - Beef supply growth has been rather muted, which has supported the value of the beef cutout but has also created some uneasiness about feedlot currentness in Q2, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Organic Livestock Standards Rule Withdrawn to Detriment of Family Farmers, Organic Label
WASHINGTON – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday withdrew the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule, a set of standards that organic producers would have had to meet to qualify for the voluntary organic label for livestock...
View news from United States NCBA Applauds USDA's Withdrawal of Organic Marketing Rule
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday withdrew the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule, a set of standards that organic producers would have had to meet to qualify for the voluntary organic label for livestock and...
12 March 2018
View news from United States Give calves the advantage at the sale time
When Missouri cattleman Nick Jones sets out to try his hand at something new, he goes all in — whether it’s team roping or building his cow/calf operation from the ground up in southwestern Missouri....
View news from United States Protect the cow herd and get calves off to the right start
While spring calving season is just around the corner and fall calving herds are about to wean, it’s never too early to think about protecting the next calf crop by implementing a strong fetal protection vaccine program....
09 March 2018
View news from United States CME: Uncertainty About Meat Trade Going Forward
US - US beef and pork exports registered impressive gains in January and, based on weekly export reports, we expect February shipments to show robust growth as well, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States January Exports Show Solid Start to 2018 for US Beef
US - January exports of US beef were significantly higher than the large totals of a year ago while pork exports were steady in volume and increased in value, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
View news from United States South Dakota Rancher Testifies Before US Senate in Support of FARM Act
US - Third-generation South Dakota rancher Todd Mortenson yesterday testified in support of S. 2421, the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method (FARM) Act, which would prevent the federal government from regulating nearly 200,000 animal agricultural operations...
07 March 2018
View news from United States CME: Fed Cattle Slaughter During W9 Higher Than Previous Year
US - We'll focus on fed cattle and beef markets today and cover pork/hogs in our discussion tomorrow, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Influence Feed: Feedback on food and fuel policy
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02 March 2018
View news from United States CME: Choice Beef Cutout Set to Go Premium in W9/2018
US - The Choice Beef Cutout got a nice boost last week and the momentum is carrying over into this week, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
01 March 2018
View news from United States CME: Steer, Heifer Marketings from Larger Commercial Feedlots Up 6%
US - The majority of federal inspected steer and heifer slaughter comes from commercial feedlots with capacities of 1,000 head or greater, which is reported by USDA-National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) on a monthly basis, according to Steiner...
28 February 2018
View news from United States CME: FI Cattle Slaughter Up from Prior January
US - USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released meat production and livestock slaughter data for January last Thursday, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
27 February 2018
View news from United States CME: Largest February COF Inventory Since 2012
US - The 1 February cattle on feed inventory in +1000 head capacity lots was 11.630 million head, 7.9 per cent higher than a year ago, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
26 February 2018
View news from United States CME: Latest 'Cold Storage' Reports Shows Amount of Red Meat, Poultry Up at End of January
US - Higher meat protein production and higher exports also imply more product available in cold storage channels, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
23 February 2018
View news from United States Influence Feed: SNAP Judgments, 2019 Budget
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19 February 2018
View news from United States CME: Negative Erosion for Beef, Pork Demand During Depths of 2010 Recession
US - Long-time readers of this newsletter are well aware of the critical distinction that US per capita beef consumption is NOT the same as domestic beef demand, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
15 February 2018
View news from United States CME: January Placements Extending Trend from December
US - A first glance at feedlot placement totals for the prior month usually starts with an analysis of weekly feeder cattle receipts collected by USDA-Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS), Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports....
14 February 2018
View news from United States Variety of Ways Diagnostic Testing Assists Veterinarians, Producers
ANALYSIS - Dustin Oedekoven, state veterinarian for South Dakota, speaks about differences seen between large animal species regarding the use of diagnostic testing....
View news from United States CME: Beef Demand a Mild Positive Surprise so Far
US - Demand for beef has been a mild positive surprise so far this year, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
13 February 2018
View news from United States CME: Packer Margins Under Pressure in Recent Days
US - Packer margins have come under pressure in recent days, which has in turn negatively impacted the outlook for livestock prices in the short term, Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports....
12 February 2018
View news from United States CME: 2018 Beef Production Expected to Increase
US - The monthly USDA supply / demand projections of food commodities (WASDE) contained a number of interesting insights but there were two specific points that we were most interested in, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
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