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27 February 2019
View news from United States NFU Urges Ag Secretary to Work with Congress on Improvements to Farm Safety Net
US - As the troubled farm economy pushes more and more American family farmers and ranchers into significant financial stress, National Farmers Union (NFU) yesterday urged US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to work with Congress to make significant...
View news from United States USMEF Economist Stresses Importance of Trade with Japan at USDA Forum
US - The importance of Japan as a trading partner for US agriculture was the focus of a 22 February panel discussion at the USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum in Arlington, Virginia. ...
25 February 2019
View news from United States CME: COF Futures Hold Significant Spread Between April/Jun, Aug/Oct
US - According to the (delayed) cattle on feed report published today, the total supply of cattle on feed in +1000 head capacity feedlots on 1 January was 11.690 million head, 1.7 percent higher than the previous year, reports Steiner Consulting Group,...
18 February 2019
View news from United States Counting the Cost of Silage Losses in your Operation
Silage is often the base forage for the diets of growing cattle and the cow herd. ...
07 February 2019
View news from United States Issues with Moldy Hay?
Moldy hay. No matter how hard you tried, last summer you baled some hay a little too wet and now you have some mold. So how do you go about feeding this moldy hay safely?...
06 February 2019
View news from United States NCBA CattleFax Outlook: Markets Expected to Continue Strong; US shifts away from El Niño
US - During the first half of 2019, the United States will see a shift away from El Niño conditions as equatorial ocean currents begin to cool into the summer, Art Douglas, Ph. D., professor emeritus at Creighton University, told the audience during...
04 February 2019
View news from United States US soy sets export record in market year ending September
Farmer investments in international markets produced strong results in the 2017/2018 marketing year, despite trade dynamics developing as the export period closed....
01 February 2019
View news from United States US Cattle Feeders Delay Trade in Hopes of Bull Market
Fed cattle trade was not well established at press. Asking prices were $125 to $126 on a live basis while bid prices were $121 to $123, writes Dr. Andrew Griffith, University of Tennessee Extension Assistant Professor and Extension Livestock Economist....
23 January 2019
View news from United States New US Strain of Bovine TB Identified in North Dakota Beef Herd
US - North Dakota veterinarians are investigating a beef herd in Sargent County after bovine tuberculosis (TB) was identified....
22 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Cattle Slaughter During W3/2019 Slightly Higher Than a Year Ago
US - The table at the bottom of the page continues to have a few gaps in it. Missing is weekly cow and sow slaughter data well as the number of broiler chick placements and egg sets, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States US Shutdown Restricts Beef Market Visibility
US - The US government shutdown, now the longest in history, continues to affect over 800,000 federal workers, as President Trump refuses to back down on his request for funding to build the proposed Mexican border wall....
View news from United States Trade’s Importance to US Agriculture Major Focus at Convention
US - Seeking updates on US exports of beef, pork and lamb, trade teams and agriculture professionals from Japan, South America and Africa visited the USMEF booth at the IDEAg Trade Show at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Convention last week...
21 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Retailers Look to Capitalise on Beef Demand to Boost Margins
US - The USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) has not been able to publish the latest retail prices for beef, pork and poultry due to the ongoing shutdown. But we can glean some information about beef and pork price inflation based on consumer price...
View news from United States Immediate End to Govt Shutdown Urged
US - The partial government shutdown—soon to enter its fifth week—is causing harm and exacerbating issues already facing American family farmers and ranchers as they look to sell their crops, acquire financing and prepare for the coming year. ...
18 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Fed Cattle Weights Drift Lower in December
US - With back to back storms hitting much of the Midwest, and feedlot conditions expected to go from bad to worse, we figured it would be appropriate to review the latest data on fed cattle weights and grading. But before we do that, a word of gratitude...
17 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Dairy Breed Discounts High as $23/cwt in 2018
US - The analysis often presented about livestock and poultry markets uses shorthands to explain production and price trends. We often talk about cattle weights and prices, hogs slaughtered and chicken performance. The reality is more nuanced, according...
View news from United States Beef Healthier, More Sustainable than Ever Before
US - Recent reports question beef's role in a healthy, sustainable diet. Beef is healthier and more sustainable today than at any point in time. ...
15 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Kansas Feedlots Market More Heifers in November 2018
US - Kansas State University collects and provides a summary of Kansas Feedlots every month. Data for November was released last week showing a decline in the average daily gain for steers and heifers, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
View news from United States More Women Returning to Management Roles in Farms
US - Knowing that women approach business with different priorities can help farm and ranch families maximize their effectiveness in management roles....
View news from United States Healthy Start Equals Improved Performance in the Feedyard
US - Starting cattle the right way is better for the cattle and the consumer....
11 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Insights into Beef Quality Grades During 2018
US - USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) incorporated adjusted yields and notified users with "***NEW YIELDS TAKE EFFECT TODAY***" at the top of Monday’s daily boxed beef cutout negotiated sales report, according to Steiner Consulting Group,...
View news from United States Consumer Demand for High-Quality Beef Strong, Growing
US - "Beef. It's What's For Dinner" rang true in 2018 as beef prices remained strong and consumers regularly visited the meat case. ...
10 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Fed Cattle Futures Contracts for February, April Show Hugh Values
US - Fed cattle futures capped off 2018 with December averaging $119.83 per cwt. That was the 5th consecutive month of higher prices, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Ag Producers’ Sentiment Drifts Lower; Trade Disputes Continue to Concern Farmers
US - There was a modest drop in agricultural producer sentiment in December as farmers’ perception of both current and future economic conditions weakened, according to results from the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer....
09 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Weekly Feeder Cattle Receipts Above Year Earlier Volumes
US - Weekly feeder cattle receipts, as reported by the USDA Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) in SJ_LS850 ran above year earlier volumes in each week of December, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
08 January 2019
View news from United States US farmers' sentiment drifts lower; trade disputes are still concern
US - There was a modest drop in agricultural producer sentiment in December as farmers' perception of both current and future economic conditions weakened, according to results from the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. ...
02 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Futures Market Points to Optimism in Feeder Cattle Demand in Q1
US - Feeder cattle cash prices have been falling for the last several weeks in major feeder cattle markets for 700 to 800-pound steers, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
24 December 2018
View news from United States CME: Beef Export Data Remains Mixed
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports that weekly export data for beef muscle cuts were released last Thursday morning by USDA-FAS....
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