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29 March 2019
View news from United States CME: January Beef Exports Lower Compared to 2018
US - On Wednesday, USDA released a (delayed) summary of US meat trade for January. While we get reports on exports from both USDA-AMS and USDA-FAS on a weekly basis, they tend to offer an incomplete picture, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
View news from United States Red Meat Export Volume Fairly Steady in January
US - January exports of US beef and pork were slightly below last year’s volume levels while export value posted mixed results, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
28 March 2019
View news from United States Eating Small Amounts of Red, Processed Meats May Increase Risk of Death
US - A new study out of Loma Linda University Health suggests that eating red and processed meats - even in small amounts - may increase the risk of death from all causes, especially cardiovascular disease....
27 March 2019
View news from United States CME: Cold Storage of Meat Protein Supplies Up in February
US - The total inventory of beef, pork, chicken and turkey in cold storage at the end of February was estimated at 2.422 billion pounds, 1.1 percent higher than a year ago and now 8.2 percent higher than the five year average, reports Steiner Consulting...
View news from United States NFU, Broad Coalition Urge Full Funding for Farm, Ranch Stress Assistance Network
US - In an effort to improve mental health support for farmers, ranchers and farmworkers, National Farmers Union (NFU) and a broad coalition of leading farm and rural advocacy groups are urging Congress to fully fund the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance...
View news from United States Building Starch Backbones for Lab-grown Meat Using Lego Pieces
US - A new technique to spin starch fibers using Lego pieces could have future applications for lab-grown "clean" meat, according to a team of food scientists from Penn State and the University of Alabama....
12 March 2019
View news from United States CME: Number of Cattle Placed into Feedlots During January Reduced
US - Last Friday, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the 1 January monthly "Cattle on Feed" report. Compared to pre-report estimated by industry analysts, the news was neutral (see table below), reports Steiner Consulting...
View news from United States President’s Budget Yet Again Neglects Severity of Farm Economy, NFU Says
US - President Donald Trump yesterday revealed his proposed fiscal year 2020 budget, proposing cuts to the US Department of Agriculture and other federal agencies in order to increase spending on a proposed border wall and defense initiatives....
11 March 2019
View news from United States CME: 2018 Beef Calf Crop About 28m Head
US - Today, we will take a look at the US calf crop numbers and geographic changes, as reported by producer surveys conducted by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States 2018 Beef Exports Record-Large
US - Last year US beef exports shattered the previous value record and achieved a new high for volume, according to year-end 2018 statistics released by USDA and compiled by USMEF...
08 March 2019
View news from United States Vital Connection Between Grains, Livestock Shared at Commodity Classic
US - The importance of trade to US agriculture dominated discussions at the USMEF booth and among all grain producers attending this year’s Commodity Classic in Orlando, Florida....
07 March 2019
View news from United States Healthier Dairy Products with Bacterial Films, Nanofiber Membranes
US - Bacterial biofilms are typically the target of heavy-duty cleaning regimens, but these films aren't always bad news. In fact, growing them on thin sheets of nanofibers is a great way to produce a fermented milk product that can deliver hardy probiotics...
06 March 2019
View news from United States CME: Red Meat, Poultry Production Expected to Decline by 2020
US - For five years the livestock and poultry industry has beat the drum of year on year increases in net commercial red meat and poultry production, and not by nominal amounts, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
05 March 2019
View news from United States Farm Market iD Offers On-farm Grain Storage Data to Agribusinesses
US - Farm Market iD has now added on-farm grain storage data to their powerful database, built on more than 900 million acres of land and 34 million farm fields, which are linked to 2.4 million farm owners and operators....
04 March 2019
View news from United States CME: Beef Replacement Numbers Revised Down
US - The 1 January US cattle inventory survey results were released on Thursday afternoon (28 February), reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
01 March 2019
View news from United States CME: Steady Increase in US Feeder Cattle Imports from Mexico
US - US feeder cattle imports from Mexico have increased steadily in the last three years and have continued to increase in the first seven weeks of this year, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
28 February 2019
View news from United States CME: Analysts Expect Beef Cow Herd to be Only Slightly Higher Than a Year Ago
US - The results of the semi-annual 'Cattle' inventory survey has been released and we hope to provide an update in our 1 March report, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
27 February 2019
View news from United States CME: Improvement in Beef Export Demand Observed
US - While parts of the Midwest continue to be hit with snow, affecting both cattle and hog slaughter on Monday, retailers know that warm weather is just around the corner, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States NFU Urges Ag Secretary to Work with Congress on Improvements to Farm Safety Net
US - As the troubled farm economy pushes more and more American family farmers and ranchers into significant financial stress, National Farmers Union (NFU) yesterday urged US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to work with Congress to make significant...
View news from United States USMEF Economist Stresses Importance of Trade with Japan at USDA Forum
US - The importance of Japan as a trading partner for US agriculture was the focus of a 22 February panel discussion at the USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum in Arlington, Virginia. ...
25 February 2019
View news from United States CME: COF Futures Hold Significant Spread Between April/Jun, Aug/Oct
US - According to the (delayed) cattle on feed report published today, the total supply of cattle on feed in +1000 head capacity feedlots on 1 January was 11.690 million head, 1.7 percent higher than the previous year, reports Steiner Consulting Group,...
22 February 2019
View news from United States Manure Injection Offers Hope, Challenge for Restoring Chesapeake Water Quality
US - Widespread adoption by dairy farmers of injecting manure into the soil instead of spreading it on the surface could be crucial to restoring Chesapeake Bay water quality, according to researchers....
18 February 2019
View news from United States Counting the Cost of Silage Losses in your Operation
Silage is often the base forage for the diets of growing cattle and the cow herd. ...
07 February 2019
View news from United States Issues with Moldy Hay?
Moldy hay. No matter how hard you tried, last summer you baled some hay a little too wet and now you have some mold. So how do you go about feeding this moldy hay safely?...
06 February 2019
View news from United States NCBA CattleFax Outlook: Markets Expected to Continue Strong; US shifts away from El Niño
US - During the first half of 2019, the United States will see a shift away from El Niño conditions as equatorial ocean currents begin to cool into the summer, Art Douglas, Ph. D., professor emeritus at Creighton University, told the audience during...
04 February 2019
View news from United States US soy sets export record in market year ending September
Farmer investments in international markets produced strong results in the 2017/2018 marketing year, despite trade dynamics developing as the export period closed....
01 February 2019
View news from United States US Cattle Feeders Delay Trade in Hopes of Bull Market
Fed cattle trade was not well established at press. Asking prices were $125 to $126 on a live basis while bid prices were $121 to $123, writes Dr. Andrew Griffith, University of Tennessee Extension Assistant Professor and Extension Livestock Economist....
23 January 2019
View news from United States New US Strain of Bovine TB Identified in North Dakota Beef Herd
US - North Dakota veterinarians are investigating a beef herd in Sargent County after bovine tuberculosis (TB) was identified....
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