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Is High Quality Beef an Insurance Policy?
Consumers know that purchasing a high-quality steak is like an insurance policy. They’re paying quite a bit for beef these days and they want to make sure it’s good, but is high quality an insurance policy, asks Miranda Reiman, Certified Angus Beef...
Impact of Canadian Ethanol Policy on Canada’s Livestock and Meat Industry 2012
Ethanol has already contributed to the downsizing of the Canadian livestock industry through its impact on margins and livestock prices, and expansion of the ethanol industry will amplify the negative consequences, according to Kevin Grier (Senior Market...
Global Dairy Outlook: Farm Returns Improved
The global dairy market will offer strong growth prospects in the coming five years, but the uneven spread of this market expansion and an era of elevated pricing will create as many challenges as opportunities for key players along the dairy supply chain....
Dairy Outlook Overview
Milk price is driven by simple economics of supply and demand. United States milk supply continues to increase over time with increased milk output per cow and an expanding cow herd. Demand outlook for dairy products in 2012 is not favorable due to...
February 2012 Global Market Update
The global economy is losing momentum amid concerns that the Eurozone is on the brink of a second recession in three years, according to the Dairy Situation and Outlook by Dairy Australia....
Global Dairy Outlook: Not Getting any Cheaper
The global dairy market will offer strong growth prospects in the coming five years, but the uneven spread of this market expansion and an era of elevated pricing will create as many challenges as opportunities for key players along the dairy supply chain....
2012 Holds a Mixed Bag for Cattle Feeders
Feeding cattle had its high and low points of profitability last year, writes Shane Ellis, University of Illinois....
NZ Beef Mid Season Update 2011-12
Beef exports are likely to increase in 2012, whilst excellent seasonal conditions will push cattle weights higher. Farmgate prices are not likely to change much, according to the Beef and Lamb NZ Mid Season Update....
Global Dairy Outlook: Attractive but Unbalanced
The global dairy market will offer strong growth prospects in the coming five years, but the uneven spread of this market expansion and an era of elevated pricing will create as many challenges as opportunities for key players along the dairy supply chain....
Antimicrobial Resistance – Veterinary and Public Health Concerns in Europe
Radical reforms of antimicrobial use in livestock are being contemplated for political reasons, according to David Burch of Octagon Services Ltd. ...
What do Feeders Want?
Speaking at the NCBA Cattlemen's College, Tom Brink from JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding in the US told delegates what he was looking for when purchasing feeder cattle. Healthy, productive animals are a must, writes Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite editor....
Better Beef Could Mean 10% Hike in Demand
Supply and demand may seem like just concepts from a dusty book. But in today’s cattle market, those fundamentals govern profit and loss, and point toward the future, writes Meghan Blythe for Certified Angus Beef (CAB)....
Australian Outlook: Global Beef Demand
One of the major negatives to loom over the Australian beef industry in 2012, if not the largest, is the continued economic malaise which has plagued advanced economies in recent years, writes Meat and Livestock Australia....
Where's the (not) Meat? - Byproducts from Beef and Pork
Animal byproducts contribute significantly to the US economy. This report by the USDA's Economic Research Service shows their importance and potential opportunities for the US industry....
Outlook for 2012 Australian Live Cattle Exports
2011 has been described as one of the most tumultuous years in the history of the Australian livestock export industry, and the outlook for 2012 is uncertain, with a lot riding on access to Indonesian markets, writes Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite...
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