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22 June 2020
CME update: cattle futures drop before release of USDA Cattle on Feed report
US live cattle futures fell on Friday as ranches contend with prolonged cattle supply bottlenecks despite slaughterhouses reopening....
19 June 2020
CME update: cattle futures and beef prices tumble
US live cattle futures fell on 18 June as commodities and boxed beef prices face increasing pressure from rebounding production....
18 June 2020
China vows to improve hygiene in food markets after surge in coronavirus cases
Following a new COVID-19 outbreak, members of China’s Communist Party say that low standards of hygiene in China’s wholesale food markets and supply chain vulnerabilities need to be urgently addressed....
16 June 2020
US meatpacking workers hesitant to return to work despite executive order
US meatpacking unions report that scores of employees remain off the job due to either quarantine or fears of contracting COVID-19, despite an order from President Trump mandating their return to work....
15 June 2020
CME update: cattle futures dip to one-month low
US live cattle futures dropped to their lowest price in more than a month on 12 June....
12 June 2020
Action against JBS, Cargill, Tyson and National Beef alleges price inflation to consumers
The four largest beef packers in the US – National Beef, JBS USA, Tyson and Cargill – are at the centre of a class action lawsuit filed by Central Grocers that alleges cattle market manipulation....
11 June 2020
Small abattoirs play a critical role in animal welfare
New report outlines the decline of licensed slaughterhouses, raising transportation and welfare concerns. ...
10 June 2020
JBS gains approval to reopen beef plant in Brazil after COVID-19 outbreak
Labour prosecutors in Brazil have given JBS permission to reopen a beef plant in Rondônia....
CME update: live cattle futures continue to rally
US live cattle futures set a one-week high on 9 June, rebounding from last week’s losses....
Republicans urge USDA to loosen regulations on meat production
Six Republican lawmakers on the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee have asked the Department of Agriculture to ease regulations on meat processors, saying that the rules make it harder for smaller companies to compete....
09 June 2020
CME update: cattle futures stabilise amid further fall in beef prices
US live cattle futures stabilised on 8 June, reversing last week’s falls....
08 June 2020
CME update: cattle futures fall as slaughter pace normalises
US live cattle futures fell on 5 June as prices for market-ready cattle ease and packer profit margins decline....
05 June 2020
CME update: economic optimism gives bump to cattle futures
US live cattle futures firm for a second day on 4 June on technical buying and hopes of an economic upswing....
03 June 2020
Officials report 2,400 COVID-19 infections among meat plant workers in Brazilian state
Brazil’s labour prosecutor reports that more than 25 percent of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Rio Grande do Sul are among meat plant workers....
CME update: cattle futures slump as wholesale beef prices fall
US live cattle futures fell on 2 June, with the August contract hitting its lowest level in nearly a month....
02 June 2020
Brazil’s prosecutors make Marfrig agree to more worker protections amid pandemic
Meat packing giant Marfrig Global Foods has signed a settlement with Brazil’s labour prosecutors that will improve protections for workers amid COVID-19 cases in meat processing plants....
CME update: live cattle futures close lower despite market optimism
US live cattle futures closed lower on 1 June despite strength in cash markets....
29 May 2020
COVID-19 has infected more than 3,000 US meat plant workers
A union representing US meat packing workers has reported that more than 3,000 workers have contracted the new coronavirus....
28 May 2020
JBS plant in rural Brazil ordered close amid COVID-19 outbreak
A labour court in Brazil’s Rondônia state ordered a JBS beef plant to close until all employees were tested for COVID-19....
27 May 2020
Smaller meat processors face backlogs as coronavirus continues to shutter large slaughterhouses
Small meat processors across the US and Canada report months-long bottlenecks as farmers search for abattoirs to process backlogged livestock....
CME update: cattle futures rally along with the stock market
US cattle futures rose alongside the rising stock market as the economy slowly reopens....
22 May 2020
USDA reports tightened meat inventories
US meat inventories have contracted after COVID-19 outbreaks shuttered slaughterhouses – USDA....
Marfrig and Minerva plants in Brazil remain open despite coronavirus cases
Brazilian meat producers Marfrig Global Foods and Minerva SA have recorded COVID-19 cases among workers in cattle processing plants in mid-May, but the sites are still operational....
CME update: live cattle futures rise against cash markets
CME live cattle futures firmed while feeder cattle fell slightly ahead of the 22 May USDA cattle on feed report....
21 May 2020
Spread of COVID-19 a “huge learning curve” for Irish meat processors
Senior Irish health officials express concerns over recent spike in coronavirus cases at Irish meat plants....
Germany vows to clean up abattoirs after COVID-19 outbreaks among workers
Germany has proposed banning the use of temporary subcontractors at meatpacking plants following a surge in coronavirus infections....
CME update: live cattle futures sink as slaughter rate rises
US live cattle futures dipped on 20 May due to oversupply despite reopened processing plants....
20 May 2020
CME update: live cattle futures rise as slaughtering ramps up
US live cattle futures firmed despite increased slaughter numbers....
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