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13 March 2018
View news from United States Successes for FrieslandCampina in Wisconsin Cheese Contest
US - At the World Championship Cheese Contest in Wisconsin that took place from 6 to 8 March 2018, FrieslandCampina won four gold and four bronze medals....
12 March 2018
View news from United States Give calves the advantage at the sale time
When Missouri cattleman Nick Jones sets out to try his hand at something new, he goes all in — whether it’s team roping or building his cow/calf operation from the ground up in southwestern Missouri....
View news from United States Protect the cow herd and get calves off to the right start
While spring calving season is just around the corner and fall calving herds are about to wean, it’s never too early to think about protecting the next calf crop by implementing a strong fetal protection vaccine program....
09 March 2018
View news from United States CME: Uncertainty About Meat Trade Going Forward
US - US beef and pork exports registered impressive gains in January and, based on weekly export reports, we expect February shipments to show robust growth as well, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States January Exports Show Solid Start to 2018 for US Beef
US - January exports of US beef were significantly higher than the large totals of a year ago while pork exports were steady in volume and increased in value, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
View news from United States South Dakota Rancher Testifies Before US Senate in Support of FARM Act
US - Third-generation South Dakota rancher Todd Mortenson yesterday testified in support of S. 2421, the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method (FARM) Act, which would prevent the federal government from regulating nearly 200,000 animal agricultural operations...
View news from United States In-depth Mineral Review Provides Foundational Resource for Dairy Scientists
US - Life is dependent on minerals. Accordingly, the diets of animals must contain certain minerals in both large amounts, via marcrominerals, and small amounts, via microminerals....
07 March 2018
View news from United States CME: Fed Cattle Slaughter During W9 Higher Than Previous Year
US - We'll focus on fed cattle and beef markets today and cover pork/hogs in our discussion tomorrow, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Influence Feed: Feedback on food and fuel policy
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and agriculture to bring you insights in a convenient...
02 March 2018
View news from United States CME: Choice Beef Cutout Set to Go Premium in W9/2018
US - The Choice Beef Cutout got a nice boost last week and the momentum is carrying over into this week, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Land O'Lakes Reports 2017 Record Earnings Up Compared to Previous Year
US - Driven by strong performance across its portfolio and strategic growth across the business, Land O'Lakes, Inc. yesterday reported record earnings for the year ending 31 December 2017, up 14 per cent from 2016....
01 March 2018
View news from United States CME: Steer, Heifer Marketings from Larger Commercial Feedlots Up 6%
US - The majority of federal inspected steer and heifer slaughter comes from commercial feedlots with capacities of 1,000 head or greater, which is reported by USDA-National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) on a monthly basis, according to Steiner...
28 February 2018
View news from United States CME: FI Cattle Slaughter Up from Prior January
US - USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released meat production and livestock slaughter data for January last Thursday, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Forage-based Diets on Dairy Farms Produce Nutritionally Enhanced Milk
US - Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are essential human nutrients, yet consuming too much omega-6 and too little omega-3 can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes. Today, Americans consume 10 to 15 grams of omega-6 for every...
27 February 2018
View news from United States CME: Largest February COF Inventory Since 2012
US - The 1 February cattle on feed inventory in +1000 head capacity lots was 11.630 million head, 7.9 per cent higher than a year ago, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
26 February 2018
View news from United States CME: Latest 'Cold Storage' Reports Shows Amount of Red Meat, Poultry Up at End of January
US - Higher meat protein production and higher exports also imply more product available in cold storage channels, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
23 February 2018
View news from United States Influence Feed: SNAP Judgments, 2019 Budget
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19 February 2018
View news from United States CME: Negative Erosion for Beef, Pork Demand During Depths of 2010 Recession
US - Long-time readers of this newsletter are well aware of the critical distinction that US per capita beef consumption is NOT the same as domestic beef demand, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
15 February 2018
View news from United States CME: January Placements Extending Trend from December
US - A first glance at feedlot placement totals for the prior month usually starts with an analysis of weekly feeder cattle receipts collected by USDA-Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS), Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports....
14 February 2018
View news from United States Variety of Ways Diagnostic Testing Assists Veterinarians, Producers
ANALYSIS - Dustin Oedekoven, state veterinarian for South Dakota, speaks about differences seen between large animal species regarding the use of diagnostic testing....
View news from United States CME: Beef Demand a Mild Positive Surprise so Far
US - Demand for beef has been a mild positive surprise so far this year, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
13 February 2018
View news from United States CME: Packer Margins Under Pressure in Recent Days
US - Packer margins have come under pressure in recent days, which has in turn negatively impacted the outlook for livestock prices in the short term, Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports....
12 February 2018
View news from United States CME: 2018 Beef Production Expected to Increase
US - The monthly USDA supply / demand projections of food commodities (WASDE) contained a number of interesting insights but there were two specific points that we were most interested in, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Efficient Technique Discovered for Isolating Embryonic Stem Cells in Cows
US - For more than 35 years, scientists have tried to isolate embryonic stem cells in cows without much success. Under the right conditions, embryonic stem cells can grow indefinitely and make any other cell type or tissue, which has huge implications...
08 February 2018
View news from United States CME: December Beef, Pork Export Data Better Than Expected
US - December export data for beef and pork was better than expected while shipments of fresh/frozen chicken were somewhat disappointing, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States New Records for US Beef Export Value in 2017
US - 2017 was a record-breaking year for US red meat exports, with beef export value exceeding $7 billion for only the second time, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
07 February 2018
View news from United States Tritrichomonas foetus Can Be Devastating to Calving Rates
ANALYSIS - Tritrichomonas foetus (Trich) can cause infertility, stillbirth or abortion. As cattle producers know, if your cattle aren't pregnant, then you aren't making money, according to Dr. Scott Leibsle, Idaho Deputy State Veterinarian. Regular testing...
05 February 2018
View news from United States CME: All Cattle, Calf Count Slightly Below Pre-report Range
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) published the annual 1 January "Cattle" report Wednesday (31 January) afternoon, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
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