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23 July 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures retreat again as consumer outlook remains cloudy
US live cattle futures closed lower on 22 July as uncertainty about demand lingers....
22 July 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures pull back on shaky demand
US live cattle futures closed lower on 21 June for a second straight session after contracts reached more-than-four-month highs last week as meat packers continued to process surplus cattle....
View news from United States Tips for replacing distillers grain in cattle diets
A national slowdown in the production of ethanol as a result of COVID-19 has led to shorter supplies of distillers grain, writes Galen Erickson, University of Nebraska Extension. ...
21 July 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures backslide as slaughter rate stabilises
US live cattle futures closed lower on 20 July, retreating from last week’s rally on signs that meat processors may be working through backlogs of market-ready cattle....
View news from United States New US study quantifies value of red meat exports to corn, soybeans
Since 2015, indirect exports of corn and soybeans through beef and pork exports has been the fastest-growing category of corn and soybean use, delivering critical returns for corn and soybean farmers. ...
View news from United States Beef farmers determined amid COVID-19
Beef and dairy producers and stakeholders are go-to resources for understanding what’s happening in both the beef and dairy industries. But friends, clients, custom processors and colleagues are helping to provide perspective on what is happening in...
20 July 2020
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures stabilise after rally
US live cattle futures closed steady to firm on 17 July, evening out after a two-session rally that was attributed to speculative buying....
View news from United States US meat processors turn to air cleaning tech after coronavirus outbreaks
Two of the world’s largest meatpackers say they have installed ultraviolet air cleaning equipment in some US plants in an effort to shore up worker protections during pandemic....
19 July 2020
View news from United States Grant supporting international food security awarded to Iowa and Colorado State University
Improving international food security is the focus of a grant awarded to researchers and educators working in plant breeding and genetic resources in Iowa State University’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and Colorado State University....
17 July 2020
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures reach four-month high
Live cattle futures on the CME rose on 16 July to four-month highs as steady to firmer cash cattle prices indicate progress in the cattle backlog....
View news from United States Farmers, rural communities and hospitals need more support to weather pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic continues to overwhelm rural hospitals, upend the agricultural economy, and interrupt daily life as we know it, making it clear that family farmers and rural communities require additional support to withstand these trying times....
View news from United States Rest: The overlooked requirement
The modern dairy cow produces a large quantity of milk, which equates to high energy requirements. ...
16 July 2020
View news from United States Michigan sets new standards for meat processors
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has issued an executive order laying out more guidelines and safety standards for meatpacking and poultry processing plants in Michigan....
View news from United States NCBA hits back at new Burger King campaign
NCBA CEO Colin Woodall highlights the misleading claims of Burger King's #CowsMenu campaign....
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures rise on improving cash values
US live cattle futures closed higher on 15 July as the nearby August contract showed signs of firmer cash cattle prices and technical buying....
View news from United States US meat processing continues to lag
Pig, poultry and beef processing continued at a lower level through May, according to recent reports released by the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), but it wasn’t because of COVID-19-related closures, according to the University...
15 July 2020
View news from United States Iowa farm billionaire's companies receive US pandemic aid
Iowa-based seed companies owned or partially owned by billionaire Harry Stine won approval for at least six loans from the US Paycheck Protection Program....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures sink as demand contracts
US live cattle futures fell on 14 July for a second straight session, dragged down by weak wholesale beef prices and worries about consumer demand....
14 July 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures rise in response to low corn price
US live cattle futures rose on 13 July, responding to signals in the grain markets....
View news from United States Economic recovery in US dependent on virus control and consumer confidence
The severity of COVID-19-related economic disruptions varies widely among rural and agricultural market sectors, and is underpinned by consumer uncertainty. ...
View news from United States Report details pandemic losses to California farms, ranches
Pandemic-related losses to California farms, ranches and agricultural businesses will range between $5.9 billion and $8.6 billion this year, according to an economic study....
13 July 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures advanced as grain prices fall
US live cattle futures jumped on 10 July as prices for corn used to feed livestock tumbled....
View news from United States Will feeding silage to lactating cows give my calves scours?
Many cow-calf producers in Nebraska have become accustomed to using distillers grains as a source of both protein and energy to help meet the nutritional needs of lactating cows from calving until green grass is available, writes Dave Ostdiek University...
10 July 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures make modest gains
US live cattle futures closed slightly higher on 9 July on expectations for steady and stronger cash cattle prices for the week....
View news from United States RAMP UP Act promises to strengthen regional meat processors across the US
New bipartisan legislation aims to expand the capacity of small and medium-sized meat processors and strengthen the US meat supply chain. ...
09 July 2020
View news from United States CME update: futures and boxed beef prices weaken
US live and feeder cattle futures weakened on 8 July alongside prices for boxed beef....
08 July 2020
View news from United States CME update: abundant livestock supplies push cattle futures lower
US cattle futures ended mostly lower on 7 July following pressure from abundant supplies....
View news from United States CDC report reveals extent of COVID-19 impact on meat plant workers
A new report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the heavy toll COVID-19 took on meat plant workers in April and May....
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