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24 March 2020
View news from United States As coronavirus bolsters meat demand, processors approve pay raise for North American farmers and workers
On 23 March, North American meat processors agreed to pay extra money to farmers and slaughterhouse workers as companies struggle to meet surging demand from consumers who are stockpiling meat....
23 March 2020
View news from United States US cattle futures rally on Friday as cash market strengthens
US livestock futures rose on Friday as the market tried to recover from its steep discount to the cash market....
20 March 2020
View news from United States Analysts expecting sharp decline in cattle placements
US - "Cattle on Feed" for February will be released today (Friday, 20 March). February was a leap year but slaughter days were identical to last year, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Cattle futures rebound as grocery demand intensifies
US livestock futures rose on Thursday as part of a broad recovery in the agriculture markets stemming from oil gains and export hopes....
19 March 2020
View news from United States CME update – cattle futures fall as consumer demand falters
US livestock futures fell yesterday due to steep declines in the equities markets and uncertainty about consumer demand due to the ongoing pandemic....
View news from United States Increased calls for debt and loan relief for US farmers as coronavirus spreads
US livestock producers and the American Farm Bureau Federation are urging the USDA to allow deferments or adjustments on government loans as the coronavirus hits the reeling farm economy....
18 March 2020
View news from United States US Cattle futures regain ground
US cattle futures surged yesterday as consumers stocked up at grocery stores over the weekend....
17 March 2020
View news from United States Cattle, hog futures collapse in last two weeks
US - Pork, beef and chicken production continues to run significantly above year ago levels, in part because packer margins remain in excellent shape as retail demand has been quite strong, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States US cattle futures dive to 10-year low
US cattle futures fell to their lowest in nearly a decade as traders react to uncertain long-term demand as the coronavirus pandemic progresses....
View news from United States US under pressure to keep slaughterhouses open amid pandemic
The USDA hopes to reassure meat producers that it will keep slaughterhouses staffed with federal inspectors as fears of potential shutdowns due to the novel coronavirus mount....
16 March 2020
View news from United States COVID-19 affecting cattle futures
US - The spread of Coronavirus into a global pandemic has so far impacted both lean hog and cattle futures, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States NFU says Packers and Stockyards Act lacks teeth to provide basic needed protections to farmers
US - A rule proposed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) would undermine the intent of the Packers and Stockyards Act, according to comments submitted on Friday (13 March) by National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew....
15 March 2020
View news from United States Non-pharma solutions to scours are effective and more sustainable
Thanks to education and development of new products, tremendous strides have been made in reducing the severity and number of calves lost due to the main causes of calf scours....
13 March 2020
View news from United States NFU makes strides in addressing farmers' mental health
Training session prepares Farmers Union members to respond to farm stress....
12 March 2020
View news from United States USDA increases forecast for 2020 beef production
US - Even as pork production is up significantly from a year ago, supply availability in the US market has not increased much due to sharply higher exports (mostly to China) and a double digit decline in imports. That has not been the case for beef...
View news from United States Study reveals beef, dairy production depleting water supply
US - A study by Northern Arizona University has set out to assess river flow depletion across the US, identify the factors driving this depletion and evaluate options to reduce vulnerability to water shortages. The researchers estimate that two-thirds...
View news from United States Common feed ingredient tested safe in bulls
US - Cattle feeders choose distillers grains in feedlot diets as an inexpensive alternative to corn and soybean meal. But until now, no one had studied the effects of the common feed ingredient on bull development and fertility. With bull fertility to...
View news from United States On the leading edge of microbiome science
As part of The Cattle Site’s deep dive into new trends in nutrition, we spoke to Mike Seely from Ascus Biosciences to discuss their unique approach to microbiology and animal-health science....
11 March 2020
View news from United States US beef exports trend higher
US - Following a record-breaking performance in 2019, January US beef exports were higher year-over-year, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
View news from United States Cattle futures rebound on Wall Street
After an unsteady trading day on Monday, US live cattle futures rebound as the world's leading economies make moves alleviating coronavirus fears. ...
10 March 2020
View news from United States Highest US cattle imports from Mexico in January 2020
US - Last Friday (6 March), USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) released monthly trade data for January 2020. This DLR will focus on livestock trade in 2019 and the month of January 2020, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States US cattle futures dive in an unsteady trading day
US live cattle futures plunged on Monday for a third trading day in a row amid significant market correction that could lead to a global recession. ...
09 March 2020
View news from United States Total cattle, calves on 1 January 2020 down compared to a year ago
US - The publication on "US and Canadian Cattle" reported that combined total cattle and calves were 105.6 million head on 1 January 2020, down 0.6 percent from 1 January 2019, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Genome editing’s potential to reshape agriculture for a better future
Mention genome editing out loud and many involved in the agricultural industry will twitch in fear while others can foresee the precise benefits it can bring....
06 March 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures falter as coronavirus fears cloud outlook on beef demand
Markets retreat as COVID-19 fuels worries about beef demand....
05 March 2020
View news from United States Cattle market futures rise as export data comes in
US livestock futures strengthened on 4 March as financial market gains fuelled a recovery from last week's contract lows in the live cattle market....
04 March 2020
View news from United States 2020 cattle feeder balance expected to mostly be profitable
US - Estimated cattle feeding returns tend to be quite variable; this year looks like it will bring more of the same, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Fallowing cattle-feed farmland simplest way to alleviate western water shortage
US - All over the world, the rate at which humans consume fresh water is now approaching or surpassing the rate at which water sources are being naturally replenished, creating water shortages for people and ecosystems. ...
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