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04 January 2018
View news from United States Alfalfa Loss? Annual Ryegrass a Win
US - Meet alfalfa, a perennial legume used mainly as high-quality feed for dairy cattle. Alfalfa is also used as feed for beef cattle, horses, sheep, and goats. ...
03 January 2018
View news from United States CME: Improved Demand for Beef, Pork Cuts Expected
US - Packers and retails will work with a short week and, in the near term, this should be supportive of wholesale product values, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
02 January 2018
View news from United States Influence Feed: Harassment in the Spotlight
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and agriculture to bring you insights in a convenient...
29 December 2017
View news from United States CME: Cattle on Feed Supplies Continue Increasing
US - Cattle on feed supplies continue to increase, a function of larger calf crops in 2016 and in 2017, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
28 December 2017
View news from United States CME: Boneless Beef Inventory Down 9.6% at November End
US - The supply of red meat and poultry in cold storage is higher than a year ago but the drawdown in stocks during November suggests demand remains in good shape, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
21 December 2017
View news from United States CME: December On-feed Count Likely at 7.5% Compared to 2016
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release their monthly "Cattle on Feed" report this Friday at noon Eastern Time (earlier in the day than normal), reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
20 December 2017
View news from United States CME: Significant Margin Compression of Retail Beef Price Spread for Traditional Retailers
US - We remind readers that USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will release three major livestock-related reports this Friday at noon (Eastern Time): monthly "Cattle on Feed", monthly "Cold Storage", and "Quarterly Hogs and Pigs". This...
19 December 2017
View news from United States CME: Recent Pullback in Cattle Futures
US - US consumers have enjoyed lower prices for beef, pork and chicken this year and, based on current trends in wholesale markets, the trend is likely to continue in the new year, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States NCBA Says Final Tax-Reform Legislation Takes 'Sizeable Bite' Out of Death Tax
US - After much debating, Congress has released a final tax-reform bill, wherein some personal exemptions will be eliminated while also increasing standard deductions....
14 December 2017
View news from United States CME: Beef Production Forecast to Rise in 2018
US - The latest USDA WASDE forecasts contained some downward revisions for the 2017 supply outlook while making some modest upward revisions to 2018, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
13 December 2017
View news from United States Johne's Disease Requires Vigilant Management Effort to Eradicate
ANALYSIS - Johne's disease is a very robust and resistant bacteria that requires a routine, vigilant management effort to remove it from the herd and keep it out, says Dr. Scott Leibsle, Idaho Deputy State Veterinarian....
View news from United States CME: 2017 Ground Beef Retail Activity Index up About 7%
US - The price of 50CL beef trim Monday night was quoted at just under $50/cwt, down from the mid 70s that the market was trading in early November but still as much as 50 per cent higher than it was a year ago, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
12 December 2017
View news from United States CME: Livestock Futures Markets Lower During W49
US - In the cash markets, last week’s fed steer (live) prices were lower but remained above 2016 (up 7.3 per cent), reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States NCBA Welcomes Updates to Beef Standards
US - The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the US Department of Agriculture is revising the United States Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef (beef standards) to allow dentition and documentation of actual age as additional methods of classifying...
08 December 2017
View news from United States CME: October a Good Month for US Beef, Pork Sales
US - USDA’s Economic Research Service posted their monthly international trade data (they calculate carcass weight equivalents for meats and ready to cook weights for poultry from data compiled by the Foreign Agriculture Service), reports Steiner Consulting...
View news from United States October Another Stellar Month for US Beef Exports
US - Beef exports are poised to break $7 billion this year for only the second time, according to October export results released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
07 December 2017
View news from United States CME: Feeder Cattle Demand from Feedlots in H2/2017
US - The demand for feeder cattle from feedlots in the second half of this year has been one of the surprises of the cattle market in 2017, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
06 December 2017
View news from United States CME: Corn, Soybean Acreage Planted Estimated to Increase Y/Y in 2018
US - Last week (28 November 2017), the USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board (WAOB) provided early release tables that will be included in their long-term annual projections to 2027, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Zoetis Accepting Proposals for Research Grants on Innovative Approaches to Controlling Parasitic Disease
Zoetis today announced that the company is accepting grant proposals for research into innovative approaches to help protect dogs, cattle, sheep and poultry from parasitic diseases and to extend the efficacy of therapeutics through new formulations....
05 December 2017
View news from United States CME: Market Participants Debating Over Level of Retail Beef Demand after Holiday Season
US - Despite deteriorating margins, beef packers were quite aggressive in purchasing/slaughtering cattle last week, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
01 December 2017
View news from United States CME: Cattle Weights Follow Different Trajectory in Fall '17
US - Cattle and hog weights have followed a somewhat different trajectory this fall and this has impacted the amount of meat actually showing up in the marketplace, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States NCBA Challenges Members to Boost Beef Industry Wins
US - The nation’s leading beef producer organisation has recently helped secure several beef industry wins in Washington, DC – for instance on an oppressive Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and on President Obama’s BLM Planning 2.0 rule....
View news from United States Uncertainty Surrounds US Livestock Methane Emission Estimates
US - A new study of methane emissions from livestock in the United States - led by a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences - has challenged previous top-down estimates....
30 November 2017
View news from United States CME: Cow Slaughter Up in 2017; More Cows Expected to Come to Market in 2018
US - Cow slaughter has increased this year and we should see more cows come to market next year as well, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Getting a Better Handle on Methane Emissions from Livestock
US - Cattle, swine and poultry contribute a hefty portion to the average American's diet, but raising all this livestock comes at a cost to the environment: The industry produces a lot of methane, a potent greenhouse gas....
28 November 2017
View news from United States CME: Boneless Beef Inventory Down 6.5% at End of October
US - The combined inventory of beef, pork, chicken and turkey at the end of October was 2.430 billion pounds, 5.2 per cent higher than a year ago and 11.5 per cent higher than the five year average, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
23 November 2017
View news from United States Cattlemen Applaud Court-Ordered Stay in CERCLA, EPCRA Reporting Mandate
US - This week, the DC Circuit Court announced its decision to stay a mandate that all agricultural entities file reports under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning and Community...
22 November 2017
View news from United States CME: Decline in All Fresh Beef Price Since July
US - Last week, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics published the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI), which is based on their surveys of a fixed basket of goods/items, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
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