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24 April 2019
View news from United States Extended performance of 200-day implant delivers opportunity for grazing cattle
Operating as an extension of their customers’ ranches and taking a “pure investor” approach to the cattle business makes the decision to implant cattle on grass a no-brainer for Maurice Janda, the feedyard manager at Graham Land & Cattle Co....
23 April 2019
View news from United States CME: COF Primary Report Stats Mostly In-line with Pre-report Estimates
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released a monthly "Cattle on Feed" report last Thursday. The primary report statistics were mostly in-line with industry pre-report estimates, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
View news from United States February Exports Below Year-Ago Levels for US Beef
US - February exports of US pork and beef fell below last year’s levels while lamb exports trended higher, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
View news from United States USDA Announces Enhancements to Livestock, Dairy Insurance Programmes
US - USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) yesterday announced several enhancements to insurance programmes that will provide a more efficient level of coverage for livestock and dairy producers. ...
22 April 2019
View news from United States Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN - The Farmer Stewards: Rick Clark Land and Cattle and Brad and Cathy Reece
When farmers take steps to improve air, soil and water quality, it not only has a positive impact on their communities, but also on their farm businesses and on the planet....
18 April 2019
View news from United States CME: Feeder Cattle Prices at Premium
US - Feeder cattle prices are generally determined by the confluence of Choice slaughter cattle prices and the cost of feed needed to produce an animal of appropriate weight and grade (finish), according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
17 April 2019
View news from United States CME: Canadian Cattle on Feed Notably Above a Year Ago in Q1/2019
US - The Canadian "Cattle on Feed" report was released last week, covering the month of March, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
16 April 2019
View news from United States CME: Average Feature Price for Ground Beef at Retail Higher Than a Year Ago
US - According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc., beef and pork retail feature activity so far this year has been lower than the previous year, at least based on the data tracked and reported by USDA....
15 April 2019
View news from United States CME: Current Number of Small Cattle Operations Lower
US - Last week, USDA released the much anticipated results of the 2017 Census of Agriculture. The census is conducted every five years and it is the most comprehensive accounting of US agriculture, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
11 April 2019
View news from United States CME: Minor Changes Made to Beef, Pork Balance Sheets
US - The latest USDA WASDE report offered updated supply/demand projections for grain, livestock and dairy commodities in 2019. The report was viewed as somewhat bearish for grains, especially corn, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
View news from United States Seminar Addresses Technical Issues for Companies Exporting Red Meat to Latin America
US - Latin America is a rapidly growing region for US pork and beef exports but labeling, documentation and other technical issues still present significant obstacles in some individual markets....
View news from United States Genetic Breakthrough on Tropical Grass Could Help Develop Climate-friendly Cattle Farms
US - Cattle are a mainstay for many smallholders but their farms are often on degraded lands, which increases cattle's impact on the environment and lowers their production of milk and meat....
10 April 2019
View news from United States CME: Factors Affecting Cattle/Beef Markets
US - In this report we make an effort not to make a bullish or bearish argument for the market, which sometimes upsets those that hold a certain view of market conditions, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
09 April 2019
View news from United States NFU Urges President Against 'Disastrous' Closing of the Southern Border
US - Amidst escalating rhetoric and threats from President Donald Trump to close the US-Mexico border, National Farmers Union (NFU) last week insisted the President avoid such a "disastrous" decision, which would effectively cripple trade with US agriculture’s...
08 April 2019
View news from United States UES Workshops Examine Trade Challenges, Help Establish Marketing Priorities for US Pork, Beef
US - Last week USMEF conducted two full-day workshops on its global marketing priorities – the first focused on US pork, the second on US beef – gathering stakeholder input from a wide range of industry sectors....
View news from United States CME: Major Cattle Feeding Stations Battle Harsh Winter Weather
US - Data reported by Kansas State University (Focus on Feedlots closeout comparison for February) showed the impacts of severe winter weather and very muddy feedlot conditions, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
02 April 2019
View news from United States Cornell Model Helps Dairy Farms Reduce Nitrogen, Save Money
US - The Chesapeake Bay - about 235 miles down the Susquehanna River from New York's Southern Tier - and other waterways might grow cleaner, thanks to new updates and improvements in a Cornell dairy nutrition model....
View news from United States CME: Cattle Slaughter in W13 Lower Than Previous Week
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. provides a brief review of key numbers from last week....
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...
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