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04 February 2020
View news from United States USDA Issues Third and Final Round of Trade Assistance
US National Farmers Union lobbies for long-term solutions for the farm economy's woes. ...
03 February 2020
View news from United States CME: Year-on-year Declines Expected for Almost All Categories of US Cattle Herd
US - USDA published its semi-annual estimates of the US cattle herd and various inventory subgroupings on Friday (31 January), reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Exports, Imports Help Bring Value to Beef Industry: Cattlemen’s Beef Board CEO
US - Beef exports and imports are certainly a challenging topic to tackle for American cattle farmers and ranchers, but are an integral part of the beef industry in the United States, says Greg Hanes, Cattlemen’s Beef Board CEO....
30 January 2020
View news from United States USMCA Nears Completion with US President's Signature
US - During a ceremony held yesterday (29 January) at the White House, President Donald Trump signed the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law. Though the agreement has already been approved by Mexico, it will not be fully implemented until it is...
29 January 2020
View news from United States CME: December Commercial Cattle Slaughter Higher Than a Year Ago
US - USDA released the official statistics for the month of December last week and with that we are able to calculate the production numbers for all of 2019, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States US Beef Industry Sustainability Framework Recognises JBS USA's Supply Chain Stewardship
JBS USA becomes first beef company to achieve recognition for supply chains stewardship and sustainability. ...
View news from United States Organic Farm Advantages in Biodiversity, Profits Depend on Location
US - For organic farms, size matters: not so much the size of the farm itself, but the size of the neighboring fields....
28 January 2020
View news from United States CME: Latest COF Report In-line with Pre-report Estimates
US - Before we dive into Friday’s "Cattle on Feed" report, a highlight from last week was the volume of slaughter cows hitting a five year high, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Coronavirus fears cause falls on daily limits for US hogs and cattle
US hog and cattle contracts fell on their daily trading limits on 27 January, hitting multi-month lows on fears about the spread of a coronavirus in China....
27 January 2020
View news from United States CME: Cold Storage of Red Meat, Poultry Up from a Year Ago
US - USDA released the monthly 'Cold Storage' report on 22 January 2020, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Cattle futures hit multi-month low amid coronavirus fears
On Friday, US live and feeder cattle futures hit their lowest prices in months amid fears of the coronavirus spreading. ...
24 January 2020
View news from United States Rule Provides Clearer Definition of 'Waters of the United States'
US - In a final rule released today, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers revised its definition of "waters of the United States" (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act....
23 January 2020
View news from United States Barn fires: how to address a deadly threat to cattle
It is estimated that between 2013 and 2019, over 4,900 cattle died in barn fires in the US. We speak to the Animal Welfare Institute about what’s needed to protect cattle in the future....
22 January 2020
View news from United States Novel Composite Antimicrobial Film Could Take a Bite Out of Foodborne Illnesses
US - A novel composite film - created by the bonding of an antimicrobial layer to conventional, clear polyethylene plastic typically used to vacuum-package foods such as meat and fish - could help to decrease foodborne illness outbreaks, according to...
20 January 2020
View news from United States CME: Beef Retail Prices Accelerate During November, December 2019
US - Beef retail prices accelerated in the last two months of 2019, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
17 January 2020
View news from United States 13 ag-tech innovators transforming livestock production
In the endeavour for better animal welfare and improved sustainability, new disruptive innovations are emerging to enable farmers to monitor the health of their herds in real-time, prevent disease outbreaks, and optimise nutrition....
16 January 2020
View news from United States USMEF Emphasises Importance of China Following International Standards for Pork, Beef Trade
US - On 15 January, President Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed the US-China "Phase One" trade agreement. The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) has posted the agreement text and related fact sheets online....
View news from United States First Phase of US-China Trade Deal Finalised
US - In an effort to ease tensions between their two countries, President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He yesterday signed the first phase of a trade agreement. At the time of the signing, the deal’s text had not yet been published. ...
15 January 2020
View news from United States NFU Says Livestock Competition Rule Unlikely to Provide Needed Protections to Farmers
US - More than two years after failing to finalise a set of rules to protect American family farmers and ranchers from anticompetitive and abusive business practices from the increasingly consolidated meatpacking and processing industries, the US Department...
14 January 2020
View news from United States CME: Estimates for 2020 Beef Production Revised Down Slightly
US - On 10 January 2020, USDA released a slew of reports and this DLR will highlight a few key points from select reports, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. ...
13 January 2020
View news from United States CME: Feeder Cattle Contract for August, September 2020 Translate to Nice Profit
US - Time to start planning: Heading into spring, summer grazing programmes should take note of the feeder cattle futures board, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
10 January 2020
View news from United States CME: November Beef Exports Down Compared to Year Ago
US - Monthly trade data for November was released by USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) on 8 January 2020, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
09 January 2020
View news from United States CME: Evaporation of Large Beef Packer Margins in December
US - Large beef packer margins evaporated in December after recording highs earlier in 2019, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States November Beef Exports Trail 2018
US - November exports of US beef were below the previous year’s large totals, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the USMEF....
08 January 2020
View news from United States CME: Strong Gains in Steer, Heifer Dressed Weights Expected to Continue Through 2020
US - Steer and heifer dressed weights broke through year ago weights in September and have had strong gains over 2018 ever since, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
07 January 2020
View news from United States CME: 'China Demand for Beef in World Market Overblown'
US - For today’s issue we decided to focus on an email we received from a reader who took issue with some of our past reports on the import trade, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
06 January 2020
View news from United States CME: Beef Export Shipment, Sales Somewhat Disappointing
US - USDA released on Friday morning its latest update on US beef and pork export shipments and sales. While the numbers were somewhat disappointing, keep in mind that exports usually slow down during holiday weeks. We will need to wait until production normalizes...
03 January 2020
View news from United States CME: How Much Has US Benefited from Increase in China Beef Demand?
US - USDA maintains a very good library of production and trade data for major countries and it is sometimes worth looking back and recognize how much the world beef trade changed in the past decade, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
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