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24 March 2017
View news from United States CME: Beef Inventory in Cold Storage at February End Down 0.8%
US - The latest USDA cold storage report did not present any major surprises but broadly speaking we thought it buttressed the bullish case for beef prices in the very near term, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Producers Prioritise FMD Vaccine Bank in Farm Bill
US - The US pork industry’s top priority for the next Farm Bill is establishing a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank, the National Pork Producers Council told a House Agriculture subcommittee in testimony earlier this week....
View news from United States Beef Checkoff's MBA Programme Reaches 10,000 Grads
US - This month, the beef checkoff’s Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) programme, reached 10,000 graduates. This group of beef and dairy producers – along with chefs, teachers, doctors, dietitians and others in the beef community – has stepped up and...
23 March 2017
View news from United States CME: Key Countries Suspend Brazilian Meat Imports Due to Scandal
US - The scandal that has affected the Brazilian meat packing and processing industry in recent weeks continued to play out, with a number of key importing countries announcing that they would suspend, curtail or enhance inspections of meat from that...
22 March 2017
View news from United States Quality Beef Grade, Dressing Percentage & Grids
US - The average cattle feeder wants to be rewarded for above-average beef quality, and many have turned to some type of value-based “grid” marketing to earn premiums. After selling a few pens on a packer grid, some feeders lament it’s less about...
View news from United States Merck Animal Health Aids Communities in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado Impacted by Wildfires
US - In the wake of the devastation recently caused by the wildfires in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado, Merck Animal Health has announced it will donate $20,000 to help support communities impacted by the fires....
21 March 2017
View news from United States CME: Cattle Futures Markets on Bullish Ride
US - In the beef business, so far all seems to be in good shape and yet cattle futures markets have very reluctantly come along for the bullish ride that is consuming the product market, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Positive Drug Residues in Milk Tankers Down to 350 Loads in 2016
US - Just 350 tankers out of more 3.5 million loads of milk tested positive for drug residues in fiscal year 2016, ending 30 September, according to the National Milk Drug Residue Database. That’s a violation rate of 0.011 per cent, the lowest level...
20 March 2017
View news from United States CME: Total Mexican Cattle Inventory at About Same Level as January 2016
US - The latest update from our Ag officials in Mexico contained some interesting insights about that market, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States South American Chefs Get Hands-on View of US Beef, Pork Production
US - USMEF recently hosted a team of chefs and culinary educators from Peru and Colombia for a farm-to-plate tour of the US beef and pork industries. ...
View news from United States Beef Producers Want USTR That Breaks Down Barriers
US - Last week (14 March), the US Senate Finance Committee held a hearing regarding the nomination of Robert Lighthizer to head the Office of United States Trade Representative....
View news from United States Iowa Capital Witnesses Remarkable Bonds of Canada, US Friendship
US - Canada's Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs applauds the remarkable bonds of friendship that exist between Canada and the United States, writes Bruce Cochrane....
17 March 2017
View news from United States CME: Boxed Beef Prices Show Packer Margins Back in Black
US - The rally in boxed beef prices has once again pushed implied packer margins back in the black although the extent of beef packer profits is always a point of debate and varies depending on the assumptions you make on operating costs, etc, according...
View news from United States Farmers, Ranchers Ask Congress to Strengthen Safety Net
US - The American Farm Bureau Federation and 11 other farm and ranch groups have asked congressional budget and appropriations committees to increase funding for farm programs in the 2018 farm bill....
16 March 2017
View news from United States CME: Total Canadian Cattle Inventory as of 1 January 0.2% Larger Than a Year Ago
US - Last week Statistics Canada issued the results of its semi-annual survey of cattle operations and an estimate of the inventory of cattle at various stages of production, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
15 March 2017
View news from United States CME: Impressive Rally in Value of Beef Cutout
US - Below are items that we found interesting as we looked through the numbers, report the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Merck Animal Health Supports Scholarship for 34 Veterinary Students from US, Canada and Asia
US - Today, 34 outstanding veterinary students from around the world received scholarships from Merck Animal Health, in partnership with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF)....
View news from United States What Makes Farmers Try New Practices?
US - Change is never easy. But when it comes to adopting new agricultural practices, some farmers are easier to convince than others....
View news from United States Value of Red Meat Exports Shared at Commodity Classic
US - To show its appreciation for support received from soybean and corn producers and to share information about how red meat exports contribute to their profitability, USMEF participated in Commodity Classic in San Antonio. ...
10 March 2017
View news from United States US Beef Exports Maintain Strong Pace in January
US - January exports of US beef and pork were up significantly year-over-year, maintaining the solid momentum established in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
View news from United States CME: US Beef Export Tonnage Up in January 2017
US - USDA’s Economic Research Service published their carcass weight equivalent meat and poultry trade data for the US yesterday (Thursday, 9 March). Those data are calculated from the official monthly product weight data as compiled by USDA’s Foreign...
View news from United States North American Livestock Production Plays Smaller Role than Told to Public
US - An Air Quality Specialist with the University of California Davis says livestock production in North America plays a much smaller role in contributing to global warming than the public would be led to believe, according to Bruce Cochrane....
09 March 2017
View news from United States CME: 2016 Per Capita Beef Disappearance in US Market Up
US - Both supply and demand dimensions interact in a marketplace to determine price. Here we will largely abstract from the domestic demand and focus on beef production and disappearance compared to cash fed cattle price, according to the Steiner Consulting...
View news from United States PLC, NCBA Applaud Senate Push for Transparency of Judgment Fund
US - The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association applaud the introduction of the Judgment Fund Transparency Act, introduced in the US Senate. ...
07 March 2017
View news from United States Value of USDA Export Market Development Programmes Examined
US - The US House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture is currently conducting a series of subcommittee hearings in preparation for the next farm bill. ...
06 March 2017
View news from United States CME: Beef Exports for Week Ending 23 February Higher Than 2016
US - Last week, USDA released its latest update on US beef and pork weekly exports and the data continues to show robust demand in outside markets for US products, according to the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
03 March 2017
View news from United States CME: How Structural Change in Feeding Industry Impacts Pricing Trends
US - One of the topics that often gets brought up is structural change in the feeding industry and how that may impact pricing trends, especially during certain times of the year, according to the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
02 March 2017
View news from United States Livestock Groups Commend President on Repealing Waters of the US Rule
US - The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) applaud an executive order issued by President Trump that begins the process of rescinding or rewriting a controversial Clean Water Act regulation that...
 
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