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17 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Dairy Breed Discounts High as $23/cwt in 2018
US - The analysis often presented about livestock and poultry markets uses shorthands to explain production and price trends. We often talk about cattle weights and prices, hogs slaughtered and chicken performance. The reality is more nuanced, according...
View news from United States Beef Healthier, More Sustainable than Ever Before
US - Recent reports question beef's role in a healthy, sustainable diet. Beef is healthier and more sustainable today than at any point in time. ...
15 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Kansas Feedlots Market More Heifers in November 2018
US - Kansas State University collects and provides a summary of Kansas Feedlots every month. Data for November was released last week showing a decline in the average daily gain for steers and heifers, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
View news from United States More Women Returning to Management Roles in Farms
US - Knowing that women approach business with different priorities can help farm and ranch families maximize their effectiveness in management roles....
View news from United States Healthy Start Equals Improved Performance in the Feedyard
US - Starting cattle the right way is better for the cattle and the consumer....
11 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Insights into Beef Quality Grades During 2018
US - USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) incorporated adjusted yields and notified users with "***NEW YIELDS TAKE EFFECT TODAY***" at the top of Monday’s daily boxed beef cutout negotiated sales report, according to Steiner Consulting Group,...
View news from United States Consumer Demand for High-Quality Beef Strong, Growing
US - "Beef. It's What's For Dinner" rang true in 2018 as beef prices remained strong and consumers regularly visited the meat case. ...
10 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Fed Cattle Futures Contracts for February, April Show Hugh Values
US - Fed cattle futures capped off 2018 with December averaging $119.83 per cwt. That was the 5th consecutive month of higher prices, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Ag Producers’ Sentiment Drifts Lower; Trade Disputes Continue to Concern Farmers
US - There was a modest drop in agricultural producer sentiment in December as farmers’ perception of both current and future economic conditions weakened, according to results from the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer....
09 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Weekly Feeder Cattle Receipts Above Year Earlier Volumes
US - Weekly feeder cattle receipts, as reported by the USDA Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) in SJ_LS850 ran above year earlier volumes in each week of December, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
08 January 2019
View news from United States National Mastitis Council Offers $200 Travel Stipends, CEUs Approved
US - National Mastitis Council (NMC) is offering ten, $200 travel stipends to dairy producers and practicing bovine veterinarians to attend the NMC 58th Annual Meeting, scheduled for Jan. 29-Feb. 1, 2019, at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront in Savannah,...
View news from United States US farmers' sentiment drifts lower; trade disputes are still concern
US - There was a modest drop in agricultural producer sentiment in December as farmers' perception of both current and future economic conditions weakened, according to results from the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. ...
02 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Futures Market Points to Optimism in Feeder Cattle Demand in Q1
US - Feeder cattle cash prices have been falling for the last several weeks in major feeder cattle markets for 700 to 800-pound steers, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
24 December 2018
View news from United States CME: Beef Export Data Remains Mixed
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports that weekly export data for beef muscle cuts were released last Thursday morning by USDA-FAS....
View news from United States Annual, Biological Rhythms Govern Milk Production in Dairy Cows
US - The amount and composition of milk produced by dairy cows appears to be more regulated by internal, annual biological rhythms than by environmental factors such as heat and humidity, according to Penn State researchers who studied more than a decade...
View news from United States Updated Study Quantifies Value Delivered to Corn Producers Through Red Meat Exports
USMEF has received the results of an updated study aimed at quantifying the value delivered to US corn producers through exports of red meat. The original 2016 study, as well as the 2018 follow-up, were conducted by World Perspectives, Inc. (WPI), a leading...
17 December 2018
View news from United States CME: Wholesale Ribeye Prices Impressive in H2/2018
US - Wholesale ribeye prices have been impressive in the later half of 2018, holding above a year ago since the beginning of August, Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports....
View news from United States Farmers Union Insists Immediate Trade Payments Happen
US - Amidst reports that the White House is delaying the second round of Market Facilitation Programme (MFP) payments, National Farmers Union (NFU) is insisting the administration move forward with the payments and develop a long-term solution to mitigate...
14 December 2018
View news from United States CME: Beef Prices Up by Less Than Tenth of a Percent
US - The Department of Labor released consumer price data for November on Wednesday, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Climate Change Imperils Midwest Ag Production
US - A new Cornell University-led study shows that Midwest agriculture is increasingly vulnerable to climate change because of the region's reliance on growing rain-fed crops....
13 December 2018
View news from United States CME: Corn, Soybean Markets Trending Higher Since Labour Day
US - Corn and soybean markets have been trending higher since Labour Day, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States NCBA Hails Congressional Approval of 2018 Farm Bill
US - Senate and House lawmakers approved the 2018 Farm Bill, including important mandatory funding for animal disease prevention and preparedness efforts. US President Trump is reportedly expected to sign the legislation into law in the coming days....
View news from United States Farm Bureau Board Endorses USMCA Agreement
US - The board of directors of the American Farm Bureau Federation yesterday recommended swift passage of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement....
View news from United States Coalition Applauds Animal Health Provisions in 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report
US - Members of the Animal Agriculture Coalition released a statement applauding animal health provisions included in the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report, which was sent to President Trump’s desk for signature yesterday....
12 December 2018
View news from United States CME: Alfalfa Hay Prices Higher Every Month in 2018
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports that hay production rebounded significantly this year on more acres and normal yields, but prices are still significantly higher than last year....
View news from United States McDonald’s Announces Policy to Eliminate Overuse of Antibiotics in Beef
US - As one of the world’s largest restaurant companies, McDonald’s has the opportunity to use its scale to tackle some of the most complicated challenges facing people, animals and the planet - and help drive industry-wide progress....
View news from United States NFU Urges Congress to Approve 2018 Farm Bill Before End of 2018
US - The Farm Bill conference committee conferees yesterday released the text of a compromise Farm Bill, largely the effort of House and Senate Agriculture Committee leadership resolving differences between the House and Senate versions of the 2018 Farm...
View news from United States Farm Bureau Applauds EPA's New Clean Water Rule Proposal
State Farm Bureau presidents from across the nation attended an event today at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington to witness the signing of the proposed Clean Water Rule. ...
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