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18 August 2017
View news from United States CME: USDA Makes Modest Adjustments to Corn, Soybean Harvest Forecasts
US - Despite much talk of deteriorating conditions and the potential for lower yields in several parts of the Corn Belt, USDA made some very modest adjustments to its corn and soybean harvest forecasts (see our report on 11 August for full coverage...
View news from United States USTR Voices Concerns About Japan’s Safeguard Tariffs on US Beef
US - US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday conveyed Washington’s concern about Tokyo’s recent imposition of emergency tariffs on frozen beef from the United States and other countries....
17 August 2017
View news from United States CME: Can Beef Packers Pay More for Cattle, Still Stay in the Black?
US - In their latest "Daily Livestock Report" Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. poses the question, "Can beef packers pay a bit more for cattle and still stay in the black?"...
16 August 2017
View news from United States Tyson Foods Streamlines Organisation to Maximise Growth
US - Tyson Foods, Inc. has streamlined its organisation in support of a growth strategy announced earlier this year, the company reported earlier this month. The new structure is designed around the company’s segments of Beef, Pork, Chicken and Prepared...
15 August 2017
View news from United States Development of Local Food Systems Helps Bridge Gap Among Different People
US - One of the major barriers that environmentalists face in trying to implement sustainable practices is getting disparate groups to agree on what needs protecting and which way is the best course of action....
11 August 2017
View news from United States CME: Feedlot Placements in June Up 16% from Previous Year
US - Weekly data on feeder cattle trade volumes for July could be indicating an end to the surge in placements of cattle going into feedlots that has been so notable for the last five months, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
09 August 2017
View news from United States CME: Upcoming 'Crop' Report to be First to Incorporate Extensive Survey For Farmers
US - Participants in the livestock sectors will be paying attention to this Thursday’s "Crop Production" report from USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States June Results Confirm Strong First Half for US Beef Exports
US - US pork and beef exports continued to trend above year-ago levels in June, capping a very strong first half of the year....
08 August 2017
View news from United States CME: Higher Tariffs for US Beef Show Potential to Nick Demand
US - US meat exports were higher in June but the trends were more positive for beef than for pork and chicken, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
07 August 2017
View news from United States Cargill Enters into Purchase Agreement to Acquire Animal Feed Business
US - Cargill has reached an agreement to acquire the animal feed business of Richmond, Virginia-based Southern States Cooperative, Inc., a move that will help the company better serve its customers in the eastern United States. The transaction is expected...
View news from United States Jinyu Bio-technology Joins Animal Vaccine Cluster in Kansas
US - China's largest animal vaccine company is going to a part of the US where the industry action is....
04 August 2017
View news from United States Cargill Named Exclusive Producer of Simply Essentials Black Angus beef
US - Cargill is now the exclusive producer of the Simply Essentials™ brand of premium Black Angus beef products. Cattle dedicated to the Simply Essentials™ brand are fed a proprietary, flaxseed-based diet prior to harvest....
03 August 2017
View news from United States CME: Beef Export Sales to NAFTA Countries Up 7%
US - Predictably retail beef features declined in the second half of July and this likely contributed to the down trend in the value of the cutout, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Video Quick Tip: What Exactly is Antibiotic Stewardship?
US - Antibiotic stewardship. This is a phrase you’ve heard many times in the past few years. Do you know what it means?...
01 August 2017
View news from United States CME: Beef Production for W30 Up 5.7% from a Year Ago
US - Livestock markets were under the influence of the summer doldrums last week, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Coalition Supports Nomination of Censky as USDA Deputy Secretary
US - The National Chicken Council this week joined other agricultural organisations in supporting the nomination of Stephen Censky as Deputy Secretary for the US Department of Agriculture....
31 July 2017
View news from United States NCBA Responds to Japan Raising Tariff on US Beef Imports
US - The Japanese government has planned safeguard measures for frozen US beef imports, as it is likely to hit the nation’s restaurants and supermarkets hard....
View news from United States US Agriculture Recognises Value of NAFTA
US - Canada's Agriculture Minister says US agriculture recognises the benefits that have been created by NAFTA over the past 20 years, according to Bruce Cochrane....
28 July 2017
View news from United States NCBA CEO Testifies on Capitol Hill: 'Please Do No Harm!'
US - National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) CEO Kendal Frazier this week testified on Capitol Hill in support of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and warned Congress against using the treaty’s renegotiation to resurrect failed...
27 July 2017
View news from United States Advance breeding results with new genotyping technology
AgriSeq targeted genotyping by sequencing (“GBS”) solutions include a Bovine ISAG 200 Parentage Panel that delivers more lineage information and flexibility to cattle breeders....
View news from United States CME: Onslaught of Cattle Moving into Feedlots During H1 Continued in June
US - The onslaught of cattle moving into feedlots during the first half of 2017 continued in June, with placements up 16 per cent from the prior June, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Cooler Cows Have Healthier Calves
US - Environmental influences affecting cows during pregnancy have been shown to induce life-long physical and metabolic changes in the offspring....
26 July 2017
View news from United States CME: Latest COF Report Reveals More Heifers Placed into Feedlots
US - Profitability has allowed cattle feeders to aggressively buy animals (feeder cattle). The result has been more steers and heifers placed on-feed than a year ago and higher feeder cattle prices, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc...
25 July 2017
View news from United States CME: Fed, Feeder Cattle Futures Down Sharply Due to Bearish Implications
US - There were two key reports released on Friday that directly impact the cattle market and, as of this writing, both fed and feeder cattle futures are down sharply due to the bearish implications of those reports, writes Steiner Consulting Group,...
View news from United States Ranchers Applaud Confirmation of Bernhardt as Deputy Secretary of Interior
US - David Bernhardt, a native of Colorado, was nominated by President Donald Trump to the post of deputy Interior secretary and his nomination was confirmed yesterday by the US Senate, although there were some concerns from Democrats who refer to him...
24 July 2017
View news from United States CME: Total Commercial Cattle Slaughter in June Up 5.6%
US - On Thursday, USDA released its monthly tabulation of livestock statistics for June and the data contained some interesting insights, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
21 July 2017
View news from United States CME: Beef, Dairy Cow Slaughter Up 9% Compared Last Year
US - Some of you may have noticed that there have been no preliminary estimates of the upcoming USDA "Cattle Inventory" report. While analysts have a fairly good process for estimating the cattle on feed numbers, it is quite difficult to come up with...
View news from United States Taste, Health Affect Consumer Choices for Milk, Nondairy Beverages
US - In recent years, retail sales of fluid milk have experienced significant change and per capita consumption has decreased at a rate of 830 mL per year since 1975. Between 2011 and 2014, sales of fluid milk have decreased 3.8 per cent but the amount...
 
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