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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
CME update: cattle futures sag as US cold snap stalls slaughter operations
US cattle futures dropped on 17 February as wintry weather and power outages hampered meat-packing operations, slowing the pace of slaughter and reducing demand for market-ready animals....
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....
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. ...
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....
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....
29 January 2021
UK vets stress that there is "room for improvement" on animal welfare at slaughter
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed England's review of Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing regulations and offers proposals to better safeguard animal welfare. ...
21 January 2021
CME update: live cattle futures slip ahead of monthly USDA report
US live cattle futures fell on 20 January as traders anticipate a decline in cattle placements in the monthly Cattle on Feed report, but feeder futures benefit from lower feed-grain futures....
20 January 2021
CME update: cattle futures gain ground ahead of monthly USDA report
US live cattle futures strengthened on 19 January as traders began positioning ahead of the 22 January monthly Cattle of Feed report from the USDA....
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. ...
08 January 2021
CME update: live cattle futures end mixed while feeder futures firm as rally in corn prices stalls
US cattle futures closed narrowly mixed on 7 January with the spot February contract drifting lower in range-bound trade, awaiting direction from cash markets....
07 January 2021
CME update: cattle futures inch lower as traders weigh slowed meat processing
Live cattle futures fell on 6 January as traders considered declining beef cut-out values against expected tighter market-ready cattle supplies in the second quarter of the year....
06 January 2021
JBS responds to slavery allegations on Brazil’s cattle ranches
Brazilian meatpackers must clean up their supply chains, labour experts said on 5 January, after an investigation showed six firms bought cattle from ranches that used slave labour....
CME update: live cattle futures rally on fund-driven buying
US live cattle futures rose by 2 percent on 5 January, bouncing back from a sell-off a day earlier....
05 January 2021
New report alleges slave labour on Brazil’s cattle farms
A new report states that feeder farms for some of Brazil’s beef producing companies have used slave labour, prompting refreshed calls for Brazil to clean up its meat supply chain....
01 January 2021
CME update: live cattle futures end on a high, but post a 9 percent decline for the year
US live cattle futures closed higher on 31 December, buoyed by fund-driven buying, strong weekly export sales data and optimism about consumer demand for meat in the coming months....
31 December 2020
CME update: live cattle futures fell as corn prices skyrocket, ratcheting up feed costs
US live cattle futures sank on 30 December for a second straight session as surging corn prices signalled rising feed costs and pressured feeder cattle futures....
30 December 2020
Canada invests $5 million to address pandemic disruptions to meat processing
The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $5 million in immediate, emergency assistance to help the province’s beef farmers manage costs associated with the impacts of COVID-19 and to help protect Ontario’s food supply network....
CME update: Live cattle futures fall amid larger Wall Street drop
US cattle futures retreated on 29 December after hitting a near three-month high in the previous session as rising feed costs and a downturn in equities markets triggered selling....
29 December 2020
BMPA calls for meat workers to be prioritised when vaccinating against the new COVID-19 variant
As a new, more infectious variant of the novel coronavirus emerges in the UK, the BMPA urges the government to vaccinate meat plant workers to avoid shutdowns and wide-spread supply chain disruptions....
18 December 2020
Cargill closes Canadian beef plant after COVID-19 outbreak
Cargill has temporarily closed its beef plant in Guelph, Ontario after coronavirus infections were reported among workers....
11 December 2020
CME update: live cattle futures advance on further bargain-buying
US live cattle futures firmed for a second straight session on 10 December on bargain buying and speculative buying....
10 December 2020
CME update: short covering and bargain buying lift cattle futures
US live cattle futures firmed on 9 December, bouncing back after four straight sessions of losses that dragged prices to 2 ½ week lows....
07 December 2020
CME update: cattle futures step back as demand outlook becomes cloudy
Three days of soft wholesale beef prices brought retail demand for beef into question, making live cattle futures fall....
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