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13 December 2019
View news from United States CME: Beef Export Report Leans a Bit Bearish
US - USDA issued this morning its weekly beef and pork export report (there is no such report for poultry). Our first take was that the report was somewhat neutral for pork (positives and negatives cancelled out) but leaned a bit bearish for beef,...
View news from United States NFU Board Backs Amended USMCA
US - In a closely divided vote, the National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors opted to support an amended US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) released earlier this week....
View news from United States Team Finds Bovine Kobuvirus in US
US - A virus that afflicts cattle that was first discovered in Japan in 2003 has made its way to the US, according to a report by researchers....
10 December 2019
View news from United States CME: Beef, Veal Exports Track Below Year Ago Levels
US - USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) released the October meat trade data on 6 December 2019. Beef and veal exports have been tracking below year ago levels for each month this year, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Tyson Looks to Expand Beef Operations Internationally
US - Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., the beef and pork subsidiary of Tyson Foods, Inc. yesterday signed an agreement with the Republic of Kazakhstan and private holding company Kusto Group to collaborate on a project that, in its initial phase, could lead to...
09 December 2019
View news from United States CME: Decline in Total Weights of Slaughter Cows in 2019
US - This publication covers the 90s market quite regularly, but another subset of the cow market that has gained steam this year is premium whites, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States US Beef Exports Down from Last Year
US - October beef exports were below the very high totals posted a year ago, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
06 December 2019
View news from United States CME: Choice-select Boxed Beef Spread Above Same Week Last Year
US - The choice-select boxed beef spread was $21.07 the last week of November, this was 47 percent above the same week last year, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
05 December 2019
View news from United States CME: COF Report Skewed Toward Lower End of Pre-report Estimates
US - Last week, this publication noted that placements in October were rumored to be quite large, but that the "Cattle on Feed" report skewed toward the lower end of pre-report estimates, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Tyson's Kansas Beef Plant to Resume This Month
US - Following the 9 August fire that disrupted operations at its Holcomb, Kansas beef complex, Tyson Fresh Meats, last month made an announcement that reconstruction of the facility is near completion. ...
View news from United States Japan Parliament Approves US-Japan Trade Agreement; Positive News for US
US - On 4 December, the Upper House of the Japanese Parliament approved the US-Japan trade agreement, which will greatly improve access for US red meat in Japan. ...
04 December 2019
View news from United States US Grain Elevators Facing Tighter Margins, Revenue Pressures in 2020
Grain elevators face significant challenges in the year ahead as they buy basis on corn, soybeans, and wheat at the highest levels seen in years. ...
View news from United States CME: Beef Retail Activity for W47 Above Last Year's Level
US - The retail feature activity index reported by USDA is publicly available information that tracks the weekly features of retail and some private stores, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Proposed Rule Would Level Playing Field for Organic Dairy Farmers
US - A policy that allows a one-time transition of dairy cows from conventional to organic production has been inconsistently enforced, putting farmers who play by the rules at a competitive disadvantage and undermining the integrity of the organic label....
03 December 2019
View news from United States CME: Beef Prices Slightly Volatile During Holiday Week
US - While beef prices tend to be a bit volatile during the holiday week, they don’t face the same sort of constraints as pork, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
02 December 2019
View news from United States CME: November Beef Export Shipments, Sales Quite Strong
US - Weekly trade data released from USDA offered a rather positive view of US beef export demand although, as usual, we suggest you pay attention to the detail and understand what these numbers tell us, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
01 December 2019
View news from United States US-based Dean Foods Bankruptcy Update
Many people will have heard that Dean Foods declared bankruptcy recently and thought about the gallon jug in their refrigerator and wondered what is going on, writes Phillip Durst, Michigan State University Extension...
29 November 2019
View news from United States USMEF Calls EU Approval of US-EU Beef Agreement 'Outstanding News'
US - On 28 November, the European Parliament voted to approve a plan granting the United States a country-specific share of the European Union’s duty-free high-quality beef quota. ...
28 November 2019
View news from United States CME: Nebraska Leads States in Beef Export Value
US - USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) publishes state-level export statistics of selected commodities based on farm-cash receipts data, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
27 November 2019
View news from United States CME: Beef in Cold Storage Declines Relatively to Year Ago
US - According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc., USDA– NASS released the "Cold Storage" report on Friday, 22 November 2019, for the month of October, stating that beef in cold storage declined relative to a year ago and a month ago....
26 November 2019
View news from United States CME: Total Inventory of Cattle in Feedlots on 1 November Higher Than a Year Ago
US - In this report we will focus on the cattle on feed report that was released on Friday. USDA also issued the results of its "Cold Storage" survey and we will cover that report in our next update, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
25 November 2019
View news from United States CME: Total Cattle Slaughter in October Higher Than a Year Ago
US - USDA-NASS published the official October livestock production statistics and the data confirmed what we had gleaned from the various daily and weekly reports - big gains in pork production but only a marginal increase in the supply of beef coming...
22 November 2019
View news from United States CME: Robust Lean Beef Demand, High Priced Imports Bolster Value
US - Robust demand for lean beef and high priced imports have bolstered the value of beef end cuts and pushed the choice cutout far higher than most expected for this time of year, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
20 November 2019
View news from United States CME: Notable Increase Expected On Total Feed Supply
US - USDA will publish on Friday the results of its monthly survey of feedlots with +1000 head capacity, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
19 November 2019
View news from United States CME: Retail Beef Prices Tracking Above 2018 Prices
US - USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) released the monthly Meat Price Spreads on 13 November 2019. Retail beef (choice) prices have been tracking above last year’s prices each month except August, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
14 November 2019
View news from United States Why Sustainability?
When the topic of sustainability comes up in conversation in cattle circles, it’s common to see heads shaking. It’s not a topic we like to discuss in our industry – primarily because it’s so often raised with bad intentions and worse information....
View news from United States Keep a Close Eye on Pregnant Heifers on Wheat Pasture
Wise use of wheat pasture can help Oklahoma producers ensure livestock nutritional needs are met during potentially stressful weather conditions heading into January and February. ...
13 November 2019
View news from United States US Beef Demand Throwing in a Few Surprises
The reduction in US Choice beef supply relative to Select has resulted in a counter-seasonal high Choice-Select price spread since the summer....
 
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