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04 December 2020
CME update: US live cattle futures step back after previous gains
US Live cattle futures trimmed on 3 December as fears of additional pandemic closures weighed on the demand outlook....
03 December 2020
CME update: cattle futures make further gains on strong cash trade
US live cattle futures gained on 2 December, finding support in a firming cash cattle market as traders weighed consumer demand prospects....
02 December 2020
CME update: live cattle futures strengthen alongside beef demand
US live cattle futures rose on 1 December, supported by strengthening US consumer demand and high wholesale beef prices....
01 December 2020
CME update: cattle futures slip as exports weaken
US live cattle futures lost ground on 30 November as traders weighed weak beef exports against increasing beef production and climbing boxed beef prices....
30 November 2020
UK vets grow wary as Brexit transition looms
A new report from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) says that the UK veterinary profession is facing a triple threat from COVID-19, Brexit and exotic disease....
26 November 2020
CME update: live cattle futures climb as cash markets and beef demand become more optimistic
US live cattle futures rose on 25 November for a fourth straight session, climbing ahead of the US Thanksgiving holiday on 26 November....
24 November 2020
BMPA urges UK government to prioritise meat plant workers as early recipients of COVID-19 vaccine
News of a new COVID-19 vaccine immediately raises the question of how best to allocate the first batches of doses when they become available....
23 November 2020
Researchers identify link between community transmission of COVID-19 and livestock processing
A new article published by PNAS suggests that slaughterhouses across the United States acted as COVID-19 transmission vectors and accelerated the spread of the virus in the communities that surrounded them....
20 November 2020
CME update: cattle futures tumble as surge in coronavirus sparks demand worries
US cattle futures plummeted on 19 November on worries about demand for beef as soaring COVID-19 infections across the country threatened more restaurant and food service closures and forced more Americans to shelter at home....
19 November 2020
CME update: cattle futures retreat as COVID-19 surge stokes demand worries
US cattle futures plunged on 18 November as rising COVID-19 infection rates sparked concerns about potential supply chain disruptions and reduced demand for beef as health restrictions shutter restaurants and discourage travel....
18 November 2020
CME update: cattle futures rise on firm cash market and higher beef prices
US live cattle futures rose for a second straight session on 17 November, lifted by higher cash beef prices and signs that cash cattle at feedlot auctions would trade at steady to higher prices this week....
17 November 2020
Tyson beats profit estimates and sees lower COVID-19 costs for 2021
Tyson Foods beat Wall Street’s estimates for its fourth-quarter profit on 16 November, but faces rising costs for animal feed and increasing uncertainty over labour as COVID-19 cases surge in the US....
16 November 2020
CME update: cattle futures sag as COVID-19 spike threatens beef demand
US livestock futures slumped on 13 November as surging coronavirus cases raised expectations for lockdowns on commerce that will hurt demand for meat from restaurants, hotels and other venues....
Major meat companies need to address environmental negligence claims before it harms the bottom line
Consultancy firm GlobalData says that JBS, BRF and other meat manufacturers need to address environmental negligence claims before retailers cut ties altogether. ...
13 November 2020
JBS eyes further expansion after strong third-quarter profits
Brazil’s JBS SA reiterated its plans to grow production capacity in Brazil and the US after posting robust third-quarter results....
12 November 2020
CME update: live cattle futures rise on boxed beef strength
US live cattle futures gained ground on 11 November as strength in the cash market and firm beef cut-out prices offered on-going support....
JBS posts higher than expected quarterly profit, defying estimates
Brazilian meat packing giant JBS SA reported a near nine-times increase in third-quarter net profit, beating market expectations....
US meat company fights state order to close after coronavirus outbreak
A US meat company that supplies Walmart and Costco is suing the state of New Mexico to fight an order that seeks to close a production facility where more than 100 workers have tested positive for COVID-19....
11 November 2020
Brazil’s meatpackers face on-going sustainability issues
Socially conscious investors rank Brazil’s meatpacking giants JBS and BRF as “medium” risk and Minerva as “high” risk, saying that the firms have yet to address key sustainability issues....
CME update: feed cattle futures dip as corn prices rise
US feeder cattle futures ended lower on 10 November after nearing a six-week high as skyrocketing corn prices signalled that feed costs will increase....
10 November 2020
CME update: live cattle futures skyrocket on COVID-19 vaccine hopes
US live cattle futures reached a four-week high on 9 November and feeder cattle hit their highest prices in more than five weeks after global media outlets reported progress towards a COVID-19 vaccine....
09 November 2020
CME update: live cattle futures inch up despite slowed slaughter pace
US live cattle futures gained slightly on 6 November after a week of range trading....
06 November 2020
EFSA examines the welfare of cattle at slaughter
ESFA research has identified multiple welfare hazards for cattle at slaughter - most stemming from abattoir staff fatigue. ...
04 November 2020
China’s Greenland Group signs meat distribution deal with Brazil’s Minerva
China's Greenland Group has agreed to expand the presence of Brazilian meat-packer Minerva in China through a joint venture with registered capital of 500 million yuan ($74.83 million), according to a statement from Greenland on 2 November....
03 November 2020
CME update: live cattle futures climb higher along with wholesale beef prices
US live cattle futures edged higher on 2 November as rising wholesale beef prices buoyed the market in light-volume trade....
02 November 2020
CME update: live cattle edge higher
US live cattle futures closed higher on 30 October for a fourth straight session....
30 October 2020
CME update: live cattle futures jump 3 percent as supplies tighten
US live cattle futures closed higher on 29 October on expectations that tight cattle supplies and rising demand for beef will buoy cash cattle markets....
28 October 2020
CME update: cattle futures rebound as traders adjust to new supply reality
US live cattle futures rebounded on 27 October as packers kept processing at a higher-than usual pace....
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