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03 May 2018
View news from United States Influence Feed: Lettuce tell you about the farm bill
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and agriculture to bring you insights in a convenient...
View news from United States Farm Bureau Develops Dairy Revenue Protection Insurance
US - The American Farm Bureau Federation, in cooperation with American Farm Bureau Insurance Services, has developed a new risk-management insurance product for dairy farmers. ...
02 May 2018
View news from United States CME: Dairy Cow Replacement Prices Take Hit in Q1/2018
US - Dairy cow replacement prices took a hit last quarter, tumbling $160 per head from the previous quarter and are the lowest value since 2011 according to USDA-NASS’s Agricultural Prices report, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
01 May 2018
View news from United States CME: FI Production of Beef, Pork Remains Over 500m Pounds
US - Last week, Federally Inspected production of both beef and pork remained over 500 million pounds in the AMS preliminary estimates. In the next few weeks, a seasonal ratchet-up in US beef output will occur, while pork declines, reports Steiner Consulting...
View news from United States Help reduce calf pneumonia risks and the hidden costs
The most common cause of death in calves before weaning is respiratory disease.[1] Are your calves protected against respiratory disease challenges?...
30 April 2018
View news from United States CME: June Live Cattle Futures Contract Bounces Back
US - The Live Cattle futures contracts in the early part of 2018 has been on a roller coaster ride, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
27 April 2018
View news from United States Mammary Stem Cells Challenge Costly Bovine Disease
US - Mastitis is the most expensive disease in the dairy industry. Each clinical case can cost a dairy farmer more than $400 and damages both the cow's future output as well as her comfort....
19 April 2018
View news from United States CME: Number of Average Cattle on Feed on 1 April Expected to be Higher Than a Year Ago
US - USDA will issue its feedlot inventory survey at the end of this week and the following table summarizes the forecasts of 11 analysts polled by Urner Barry, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States NFU Says Current House Farm Bill Fails to Meet Family Farmers' Needs
WASHINGTON - The US House Agriculture Committee today marked up the 2018 Farm Bill, H.R. 2, sending the bill to the full US House of Representatives for its consideration...
18 April 2018
View news from United States CME: Consumer Confidence Back to What it was in Early 2000
US - Lower prices for cattle and hogs are helping packers book significantly higher sales for the summer and fall, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States One way to help enhance labour efficiency
There are many things that can cut into the profitability and satisfaction of a beef cattle operation. Employees are a big expense as well as an investment. Medication costs for treating diseases like bovine respiratory disease (BRD) can be another big...
View news from United States NCBA, PLC Express Concerns About 'Recreation Not Red-Tape Act'
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council yesterday expressed reservations about H.R. 3400, the so-called "Recreation Not Red-Tape Act", as the US House Natural Resources Committee prepares to mark up the bill....
View news from United States US Farmers, Ranchers Bracing for Tough Times Amid Trade Dispute
US - From the Texas Gulf Coast to the American heartland, ranchers, farmers and petrochemical producers are expressing uneasiness over the growing US-China trade friction....
17 April 2018
View news from United States New Joint Patented Technology Removes Phosphorus from Manure
US - An innovation that could have a huge impact on water quality problems in the United States, a system capable of removing almost all phosphorus from stored livestock manure, was developed by a team of researchers from Penn State and the US Department...
13 April 2018
View news from United States CME: Competition Heats Up in Meat case
US - Competition is heating up in the meat case. Increased front-page featuring and volume discounts (e.g. buy one, get one free) have been abundant and splashing across grocery flyers, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
12 April 2018
View news from United States CME: No Surprises Found in Latest WASDE Forecasts
US - The World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report was published on Tuesday (10 April) by USDA. Market analysts found no surprises in the feedstuff and animal-based protein WASDE forecasts....
View news from United States Zoetis Launches Bovine Match Sweepstakes
US - Zoetis launched the Bovine Match Sweepstakes, a new online sweepstakes that urges cattle producers to find their perfect match in parasite control. Producers can visit BovineMatch.com until 11 May 2018, to enter for a chance to win one of 10 weekly...
10 April 2018
View news from United States CME: Proposed Higher Chinese Tariffs on US Beef to Have Minimal Impact
US - The proposed higher Chinese tariffs on US beef will have a minimal immediate impact since we export very little beef into mainland China, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States US Beef Exports Continue to Outpace Year-Ago Levels in February
US - February exports of US pork, beef and lamb were higher than a year ago in both volume and value, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
View news from United States Influence Feed: China strikes back
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and agriculture to bring you insights in a convenient...
09 April 2018
View news from United States Nutriad USA expands dairy team
Global feed additives producer NUTRIAD continues to invest in its ruminant teams around the world. In the USA the company specifically focuses on dairy farmers via its Dairy Sales Platform....
06 April 2018
View news from United States CME: US Beef Imports Expected to Move at Slow Pace in Q2/2018
US - Through the first quarter US beef imports are up about 6 per cent compared to the same period a year ago. However, the pace of imports has slowed down in recent weeks and we expect only a modest increase in Q2, reports Steiner Consulting Group,...
View news from United States Ex-US Ambassador to China, Cattlemen Comment on Tariffs on US Farm Products
US - After China announced plans to target US agricultural exports as retaliation for US tariffs, Max Baucus, a former US ambassador to China who is now co-chair of Farmers for Free Trade, released a statement expressing concern about the impact on the...
05 April 2018
View news from United States CME: Fear of Escalating Trade War Grips Market Participants
US - Livestock futures opened sharply lower once again yesterday as market participants remain gripped by fear of an escalating trade war between the two largest economies in the world, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Tyson Foods Sets 2M Acre Land Stewardship Target
US - Tyson Foods, Inc. has committed to support improved environmental practices on two million acres of corn by the end of 2020. It is the largest-ever land stewardship commitment by a US protein company and supports Tyson Foods’ recently announced...
View news from United States China's Latest Tariff Announcement Puts Business Relationships, Opportunities at Risk, Says USMEF
US - Yesterday, the Chinese government announced a proposal to levy retaliatory tariffs of 25 per cent on China’s imports of agricultural and food products from the United States, including US beef....
View news from United States NFU Urges Plan to Protect Family Farmers from Brunt of Trade War
US – In the latest of a series of tariff threats exchanged between the United States and China, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) has announced plans to impose a 25 per cent tariff on $50 billion worth of US goods, including soybeans corn, beef,...
04 April 2018
View news from United States CME: Livestock Futures Markets Down at Start of W14
US - Livestock futures markets were down Monday as market participants worry about the immediate impact of a 25 per cent tariff on US pork but also the effect that a trade war with China will have on the broader economy, reports Steiner Consulting...
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