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30 July 2019
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...
03 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Rainy Weather a Boon to Pasture, Range Conditions Across Most of US
US - The rainy weather that has been a major obstacle to getting spring crops planted this year has been a boon to pasture and range conditions across most of the US, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
01 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Dairy Cowherd Continues to Contract Through H1/2019
US - At the beginning of the year, the cowherd was still showing signs of expansion with an ever so slight increase of half a percent. The dairy cowherd was contracting due to continued depressed profitability while the beef cowherd was up a full 1...
28 June 2019
View news from United States CME: Canadian COF Significantly Smaller Than US Feedlot System
US - According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc., Canadian "Cattle on Feed" was released on 14 June 2019 by Canfax.ca....
26 June 2019
View news from United States CME: Beef in Cold Storage Falls for Fourth Month in a Row
US - Beef in cold storage fell for the fourth consecutive month, coming in at just over 400 million pounds, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
25 June 2019
View news from United States CME: 14.5%/More Increase in US Corn Price Likely
US - According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc., the assumption is often made that when feedstuff costs increase dramatically that a response in the livestock and poultry sectors is to lower carcass (dressed) weight. Basic economics suggests...
24 June 2019
View news from United States CME: May Beef Production Higher Than a Year Ago
US - The official USDA-NASS statistics for US beef, pork and poultry production were released last Thursday, giving us the slaughter and production picture for the month of May, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Presidential Candidates Called Upon to Increase Fairness for Family Farmers
US - Last week (Thursday, 20 June), 35 farm and food organisations called on elected officials and candidates running for office to address the disproportionate market power held by the giant agribusinesses that dominate livestock and poultry markets....
View news from United States Genome Study Reveals Evolution of Ruminants
US - A team of researchers has carried out a detailed study of the genomes of ruminants, giving new insight into their evolution and success....
View news from United States Antibiotic Resistance in Spore-forming Probiotic Bacteria
US - New research has found that six probiotic "Bacillus" strains are resistant to several antibiotics....
21 June 2019
View news from United States CME: Drought Pressure Minimal for Much of US
US - Drought pressure appears to be minimal for much of the country at this time and, combined with good moisture conditions earlier in the spring, it has resulted in one of the best pasture conditions of the last 25 years, according to Steiner Consulting...
20 June 2019
View news from United States CME: 1 June Supply of Cattle on Feed Expected to be Up
US - USDA-NASS will issue on Friday, 21 June, the results of its monthly survey of feedlot operations with a capacity of +1000 head, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
19 June 2019
View news from United States Seaweed Feed Additive Cuts Livestock Methane but Poses Questions
US - Supplementing cattle feed with seaweed could result in a significant reduction in methane belched by livestock, according to Penn State researchers, but they caution that the practice may not be a realistic strategy to battle climate change....
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