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12 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Net Sales of Beef Higher Than a Year Ago
US - USDA-FAS issued its latest update on exports of beef and pork muscle cuts, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
11 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Beef Demand Better in June Compared to May
US - Fed cattle slaughter last week was estimated at 462,000 head, unchanged compared to year ago levels, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
09 July 2019
View news from United States NFU Urges Additional Improvements to USMCA
US - As Congressional leadership and the Trump administration work towards a compromise on the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the country’s oldest general farm organisation is urging additional improvements to the deal that could help to reduce...
View news from United States Beef Exports Rebound in May; Volume and Value Reach 2019 Highs
US - May exports of US beef were steady with last year’s strong volumes and increased year-over-year in value, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF)....
08 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Japan, Korea Top Markets for US Beef in May
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. provides a brief update of May beef trade statistics issued on Friday....
View news from United States EPA's RFS Obligations Another Setback for American Farmers
US - On Friday, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the year 2020. The proposal would set required biofuel use at 20.04 billion gallons next...
03 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Rainy Weather a Boon to Pasture, Range Conditions Across Most of US
US - The rainy weather that has been a major obstacle to getting spring crops planted this year has been a boon to pasture and range conditions across most of the US, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
01 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Dairy Cowherd Continues to Contract Through H1/2019
US - At the beginning of the year, the cowherd was still showing signs of expansion with an ever so slight increase of half a percent. The dairy cowherd was contracting due to continued depressed profitability while the beef cowherd was up a full 1...
28 June 2019
View news from United States CME: Canadian COF Significantly Smaller Than US Feedlot System
US - According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc., Canadian "Cattle on Feed" was released on 14 June 2019 by Canfax.ca....
27 June 2019
View news from United States CME: 1 June Cattle on Feed Inventories Up Compared to a Year Ago
US - 1 June cattle on feed inventories in feedlots with capacities of 1,000 head or greater were up two percent from a year earlier, according to the USDA-National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) in a report was released last Friday, writes...
26 June 2019
View news from United States CME: Beef in Cold Storage Falls for Fourth Month in a Row
US - Beef in cold storage fell for the fourth consecutive month, coming in at just over 400 million pounds, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
25 June 2019
View news from United States CME: 14.5%/More Increase in US Corn Price Likely
US - According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc., the assumption is often made that when feedstuff costs increase dramatically that a response in the livestock and poultry sectors is to lower carcass (dressed) weight. Basic economics suggests...
24 June 2019
View news from United States CME: May Beef Production Higher Than a Year Ago
US - The official USDA-NASS statistics for US beef, pork and poultry production were released last Thursday, giving us the slaughter and production picture for the month of May, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Presidential Candidates Called Upon to Increase Fairness for Family Farmers
US - Last week (Thursday, 20 June), 35 farm and food organisations called on elected officials and candidates running for office to address the disproportionate market power held by the giant agribusinesses that dominate livestock and poultry markets....
View news from United States Genome Study Reveals Evolution of Ruminants
US - A team of researchers has carried out a detailed study of the genomes of ruminants, giving new insight into their evolution and success....
View news from United States Antibiotic Resistance in Spore-forming Probiotic Bacteria
US - New research has found that six probiotic "Bacillus" strains are resistant to several antibiotics....
21 June 2019
View news from United States CME: Drought Pressure Minimal for Much of US
US - Drought pressure appears to be minimal for much of the country at this time and, combined with good moisture conditions earlier in the spring, it has resulted in one of the best pasture conditions of the last 25 years, according to Steiner Consulting...
20 June 2019
View news from United States CME: 1 June Supply of Cattle on Feed Expected to be Up
US - USDA-NASS will issue on Friday, 21 June, the results of its monthly survey of feedlot operations with a capacity of +1000 head, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
19 June 2019
View news from United States 'Its Time to Reform US Dairy Industry,' Says NFU
US - June is National Dairy Month, making it a good time to highlight the important role family dairies play in the global food system, while also reflecting on the economic difficulties that America’s dairy farmers are currently facing....
View news from United States Seaweed Feed Additive Cuts Livestock Methane but Poses Questions
US - Supplementing cattle feed with seaweed could result in a significant reduction in methane belched by livestock, according to Penn State researchers, but they caution that the practice may not be a realistic strategy to battle climate change....
17 June 2019
View news from United States CME: No Backlog of Over Finished/Fed Cattle in Feedlots
US - Indications are that the US cattle feeding sector is "current", that is, animals have been marketed in a timely manner, and there is not a backlog of over finished/fed animals in feedlots, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
14 June 2019
View news from United States CME: Grocery Store Beef Prices in May Up from April
US - The US Department of Labor released their monthly report on retail prices on Wednesday, from which USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) parsed and translated the trend in grocery store meat prices, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
View news from United States USDA Announces Kansas City Region as New NIFA, ERS Site; NFU Disappointed by Lack of Transparency and Public Input
US - Ten months after introducing a plan to relocate and reorganise two major agricultural research agencies, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday announced that it will move the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the Economic...
13 June 2019
View news from United States CME: Feeder Cattle Trade Volumes Ebbing in May
US - According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc., the tide of feeder cattle trade volumes during May was ebbing following high marks in April....
12 June 2019
View news from United States CME: Fed Cattle Futures Higher on Monday
US - Fed cattle futures were higher on Monday even though it was a rather slow day in terms of fundamental news, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
11 June 2019
View news from United States CME: Cattle Futures Hit Hard Again in W23/2019
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports that cattle futures were hit hard again last week....
10 June 2019
View news from United States April Beef Export Below 2018 Levels
US - April exports of US beef were lower than a year ago, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
06 June 2019
View news from United States Hearing Highlights Implications of ERS, NIFA Relocation for Agri Research
US - During a hearing held yesterday by the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research, key stakeholders expressed concerns about the current and potential ramifications of reorganising and relocating two major agricultural...
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