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USDA Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook

Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook

Livestock, Dairy, Poultry and Aquaculture Outlook

This monthly report, provides current intelligence and forecasts the effects of changing conditions in the US livestock, dairy, poultry and aquaculture sectors. Topics include current production, consumption, trade, prices received, and more.

This is a new section and older reports not listed below can be found here.


Livestock, Dairy, Poultry and Aquaculture Outlook

Volatility characterizes recent price movements as drought continues in the Southwestern United States and cool weather...

With strong global demand, US beef exports are expected to decline only about 1 percent in 2013. US beef imports are expected...

Snow in Plains States brings some drought relief but adversely impacts cattle feeding and meat processing, boosting fed cattle...

US beef exports for 2012 totaled 2.45 billion pounds, 12 percent lower than in 2011. Beef imports totaled 2.2 billion pounds,...

As the drought continues, potential for more cow liquidation increases and prospects for herd rebuilding deteriorate....

While below year-earlier levels, federally inspected and commercial cow slaughter continue to constitute a high proportion of...

Beef packers have reduced slaughter in 2012, but because dressed weights have been higher year-over-year, beef production is...

Prices for all categories of live cattle declined recently from early September highs, although prices for lightweight steers...

Federally inspected dairy cow slaughter heats up over low milk prices and high drought-impacted feed costs. Feeder and fed...

Drought-motivated increases in cow slaughter and feeder cattle movements have adversely affected all cattle and beef prices...

Following on the heels of last year’s drought, this year’s lack of adequate rainfall over more than half of the United States...

Marketing of calves and beef cows are increasing as dry weather takes it toll. A fall in feed costs could improve dairy...

Improved soil moisture conditions have improved the outlook for corn and wheat. Despite positive profit margins in other...

While prospects for pastures and a corn crop have improved over conditions in 2011, events have combined with high retail...

Beef cow slaughter may be declining, and heifer retention to replace cows may be in early stages. Cattle feeding margins...

Increased replacement-heifer inventories may not be sufficient for cow herd expansion in the face of the large numbers of cows...

Despite the drought-induced sell-off of cattle in the South and record-high feed prices, prices for all cattle have held up...

US beef exports are expected to increase by 21 per cent in 2011.

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