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02 March 2021
Tyson offers vaccinations to thousands of meat plant workers in Iowa
Tyson Foods Inc, the largest US meat processor, is offering COVID-19 vaccinations to thousands of its frontline workers at its Iowa meat processing plants this week....
CME update: live cattle futures hit five-week low on technical selling and weak beef prices
Technical selling on 1 March drove CME live cattle futures to their lowest prices in more than five weeks....
Weak US dollar benefits some farm commodities, but not all
Fluctuating currency values can boost export opportunities for many agricultural commodities, but they can create headwinds for others - new CoBank report. ...
26 February 2021
Editorial - The UK's "thin" deal with the EU will not cover the cracks
The latest analysis from Peter Hardwick of the British Meat Processors Association highlights the challenges the UK's meat sector faces due to Brexit red tape. ...
25 February 2021
UK's Welfare in Transport consultation may not deliver for livestock
The UK's National Farmers Union has responded to Defra's Welfare in Transport consultation, saying that the proposals would cause undue delays and increase costs without delivering meaningful welfare benefits for livestock and poultry. ...
22 February 2021
Canadian government funds research to improve meat processing capacity and efficiency
Canada is making a significant investment in Ontario's meat processing sector to expand the province's slaughter capacity. ...
18 February 2021
Cargill idles meat plants in three Texas cities after US cold snap
Cargill Inc said on 17 February that meat plants across the three cities will be idled through 18 February because a local utility company has restricted natural gas availability after a cold snap hit the state....
17 February 2021
3D-printed meat substitute start-up Redefine Meat raises $29 million
Israeli start-up Redefine Meat is planning to launch its 3D-printed meat substitutes globally after raising $29 million in a funding round....
11 February 2021
Tyson Foods to face investor pressure over lobbying, human rights at shareholder meeting
Tyson Foods Inc faces pressure from nuns, the Teamsters union and asset managers to disclose more about its lobbying and human-rights policies, after meatpacking workers were ravaged by COVID-19 last year....
US December beef exports are outstanding - USMEF
Reporting from the US Meat Exporters Federation shows that US beef exports showed strong momentum, with December 2020 posting one of the best months on record. ...
09 February 2021
New video showcases COVID-19 safety measures in UK abattoirs
A new video that shows how abattoirs in the UK are taking steps to minimise the spread of COVID-19 has gone live this week. ...
08 February 2021
CME update: live cattle futures top one-year high on strong demand
US live cattle futures reached their highest point in a year on 5 February, while March feeder cattle futures slid back from previous highs....
06 February 2021
Keep foodborne illness away from your Super Bowl end zone
Score a touchdown this year with your Super Bowl LV snacks by keeping bacteria out of the end zone....
04 February 2021
CME update: cattle futures slip despite solid domestic demand
US live and feeder cattle futures settled lower on 3 February as traders pin hopes on increased meat demand from China....
03 February 2021
CME update: cattle futures advance on strong meat demand
US live and feeder cattle futures rose on 2 February as both domestic and export demand for beef improve....
Lawsuit alleges that Tyson Foods misled shareholders about COVID-19 safety measures
US meat and poultry processor Tyson Foods Inc was sued on 2 February for allegedly defrauding shareholders with misleading disclosures about its ability to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus in its facilities....
02 February 2021
US Congress to investigate COVID-19 worker safety at meat processing firms
A US congressional panel is investigating three large meatpacking companies for possible worker-safety violations after reports that hundreds of industry workers have died of the novel coronavirus....
AHDB launches new DNA pilot project for beef supply chain
A new pilot project has been launched to look at the potential for DNA traceability system through the UK’s complex beef supply chain – with the first samples taken this week....
01 February 2021
CME update: live cattle futures slip on end-month profit-taking
US live cattle futures closed lower on 29 January as traders booked profits at the end of the week and month while Wall Street equity markets declined....
Brazil’s beef lobby calls for abattoir workers to be prioritised for COVID-19 jab
Brazilian beef lobby Abrafrigo is requesting that slaughterhouse workers be included in vaccine priority lists....
27 January 2021
CME update: rising beef prices buoy live cattle futures
US live cattle futures rose on 26 January for a fourth straight session, with deferred months setting life-of-contract highs....
22 January 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: Indonesia moves to fill a domestic beef shortage and the USDA publishes latest round of reports
Indonesia expects meat and buffalo consumption to rise by 64 percent in 2021, while the USDA predicts restricted red meat supplies in the United States. ...
CME update: live cattle futures surge ahead of USDA Cattle on Feed report
US live cattle futures gained on 21 January ahead of a closely watched monthly Cattle on Feed report, due on 22 January from the USDA....
JBS offers $100 to employees who get COVID-19 vaccine
Meatpacker JBS USA and poultry company Pilgrim’s Price Corp say that they will pay $100 to US employees who voluntarily receive a COVID-19 vaccine....
20 January 2021
Marfrig partners with Embrapa to launch carbon neutral meat line
Marfrig and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) announced the launch of the Viva brand, a new meat line with sustainability attributes....
18 January 2021
UK farmgate prices remain strong despite border concerns stemming from Brexit
Despite the Brexit trade agreement between the UK and EU, UK cattle producers must still contend with the new non-tariff conditions and biosecurity checks for exports. ...
CME update: cattle futures rise on bargain buying
US live cattle futures rose on 15 January on some bargain buying but still posted their first weekly loss in five weeks....
15 January 2021
CME update: cattle futures falter as corn prices surge
US feeder cattle futures fell on 14 January, retreating back towards a three-month low on prospects for increased input costs for farmers due to skyrocketing corn prices....
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