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26 March 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures end mostly lower, signalling an end to the surge
Benchmark June live cattle futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed lower on 25 March for the first time in five sessions....
View news from United States NCBA advocates economic relief for the beef supply chain in relief bill
After the US Senate passed coronavirus relief legislation, the NCBA issued the following statement. ...
View news from United States NFU US welcomes stimulus bill
New stimulus bill would address the most urgent concerns for family farmers and rural hospitals, says NFU....
25 March 2020
View news from United States Cattle futures rise to meet their daily limits as demand and packer margins strengthen
US cattle futures rose to meet their expanded daily limit on 24 March as traders reacted to soaring profit margins for beef packers....
24 March 2020
View news from United States US cattle futures soar and beef prices increase
US live cattle futures rose to their daily limit on 23 March as strong packer margins, increasing wholesale beef prices and expectations of higher cash cattle prices this week emerge....
View news from United States As coronavirus bolsters meat demand, processors approve pay raise for North American farmers and workers
On 23 March, North American meat processors agreed to pay extra money to farmers and slaughterhouse workers as companies struggle to meet surging demand from consumers who are stockpiling meat....
23 March 2020
View news from United States US cattle futures rally on Friday as cash market strengthens
US livestock futures rose on Friday as the market tried to recover from its steep discount to the cash market....
20 March 2020
View news from United States Cattle futures rebound as grocery demand intensifies
US livestock futures rose on Thursday as part of a broad recovery in the agriculture markets stemming from oil gains and export hopes....
19 March 2020
View news from United States CME update – cattle futures fall as consumer demand falters
US livestock futures fell yesterday due to steep declines in the equities markets and uncertainty about consumer demand due to the ongoing pandemic....
View news from United States Increased calls for debt and loan relief for US farmers as coronavirus spreads
US livestock producers and the American Farm Bureau Federation are urging the USDA to allow deferments or adjustments on government loans as the coronavirus hits the reeling farm economy....
18 March 2020
View news from United States US Cattle futures regain ground
US cattle futures surged yesterday as consumers stocked up at grocery stores over the weekend....
17 March 2020
View news from United States US cattle futures dive to 10-year low
US cattle futures fell to their lowest in nearly a decade as traders react to uncertain long-term demand as the coronavirus pandemic progresses....
View news from United States US under pressure to keep slaughterhouses open amid pandemic
The USDA hopes to reassure meat producers that it will keep slaughterhouses staffed with federal inspectors as fears of potential shutdowns due to the novel coronavirus mount....
16 March 2020
View news from United States NFU says Packers and Stockyards Act lacks teeth to provide basic needed protections to farmers
US - A rule proposed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) would undermine the intent of the Packers and Stockyards Act, according to comments submitted on Friday (13 March) by National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew....
15 March 2020
View news from United States Non-pharma solutions to scours are effective and more sustainable
Thanks to education and development of new products, tremendous strides have been made in reducing the severity and number of calves lost due to the main causes of calf scours....
13 March 2020
View news from United States Study examines environmental footprint of California dairy cows over 50 years
US - Producing a liter of milk in California emits less greenhouse gas and uses less land and water than it did in 1964, according to a recent study from researchers at the University of California, Davis....
View news from United States NFU makes strides in addressing farmers' mental health
Training session prepares Farmers Union members to respond to farm stress....
12 March 2020
View news from United States Study reveals beef, dairy production depleting water supply
US - A study by Northern Arizona University has set out to assess river flow depletion across the US, identify the factors driving this depletion and evaluate options to reduce vulnerability to water shortages. The researchers estimate that two-thirds...
View news from United States Common feed ingredient tested safe in bulls
US - Cattle feeders choose distillers grains in feedlot diets as an inexpensive alternative to corn and soybean meal. But until now, no one had studied the effects of the common feed ingredient on bull development and fertility. With bull fertility to...
View news from United States On the leading edge of microbiome science
As part of The Cattle Site’s deep dive into new trends in nutrition, we spoke to Mike Seely from Ascus Biosciences to discuss their unique approach to microbiology and animal-health science....
11 March 2020
View news from United States US beef exports trend higher
US - Following a record-breaking performance in 2019, January US beef exports were higher year-over-year, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
View news from United States Cattle futures rebound on Wall Street
After an unsteady trading day on Monday, US live cattle futures rebound as the world's leading economies make moves alleviating coronavirus fears. ...
10 March 2020
View news from United States US cattle futures dive in an unsteady trading day
US live cattle futures plunged on Monday for a third trading day in a row amid significant market correction that could lead to a global recession. ...
09 March 2020
View news from United States Genome editing’s potential to reshape agriculture for a better future
Mention genome editing out loud and many involved in the agricultural industry will twitch in fear while others can foresee the precise benefits it can bring....
06 March 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures falter as coronavirus fears cloud outlook on beef demand
Markets retreat as COVID-19 fuels worries about beef demand....
05 March 2020
View news from United States Cattle market futures rise as export data comes in
US livestock futures strengthened on 4 March as financial market gains fuelled a recovery from last week's contract lows in the live cattle market....
04 March 2020
View news from United States Fallowing cattle-feed farmland simplest way to alleviate western water shortage
US - All over the world, the rate at which humans consume fresh water is now approaching or surpassing the rate at which water sources are being naturally replenished, creating water shortages for people and ecosystems. ...
View news from United States Merck Animal Health expands pinkeye vaccine portfolio through new licensing agreement
Licensing deal with Addison Biological adds Moraxella Bovoculi Bacterin...
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