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20 July 2020
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....
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....
17 July 2020
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....
Argentina suspends exports from eight meat plants to China after COVID-19 detected
Argentina’s food quality and safety body has suspended exports to China from eight meatpacking plants after cases of the novel coronavirus were detected among employees....
16 July 2020
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....
13 July 2020
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....
Irish health authorities gave meat plants advance notice of COVID-19 inspections
Ireland’s HSA gave advance notice of standards checks to meat plants, but Meat Industry Ireland leader denies pressuring safety body....
10 July 2020
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
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
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....
07 July 2020
CME update: cattle futures surge to two-month high
US live cattle futures reached a two-month high on 6 July on follow-through buying from last week....
JBS reports 2.2 percent of workers at Brazil plant as COVID-19 positive
Brazilian meatpacking giant JBS says that 2.2 percent of workers at its Goiania beef plant have been placed on mandatory leave after testing positive for COVID-19....
06 July 2020
Jogurty Magda becomes the first Polish dairy company to fully switch to plant-based
Sales of dairy alternatives in Poland increased by 26 percent in 2019 alone, as Poles are more and more willing to use plant-based milk, yoghurt or butter substitutes....
04 July 2020
Renderers welcome increased trade from USMCA
The United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) went into full force this week, marking the start of a new chapter for North American trade and leading to greater reciprocal fair trade among these nations. ...
03 July 2020
NCBA welcomes legislation to improve US meat processing capacity
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) supports legislation that would improve US meat processing capacity and shore up supply chains. ...
BMPA hits back at union description of conditions in meat plants
The BMPA is criticising claims made by Unite the Union about working conditions in the UK's meat processing plants. The BMPA believes that Unite the Union's depictions are misleading and are muddying the waters in the fight to understand and combat the...
02 July 2020
CME update: live cattle futures rise as new quarter opens
US live cattle futures closed higher on 1 July on technical and speculative buying at the start of a new month and new quarter....
30 June 2020
CME update: cattle futures make modest gains after last week’s slides
US live cattle futures closed slightly higher on 29 June, bouncing back from early declines and firming on technical buying before the end of the month and quarter....
29 June 2020
Germany aims to introduce animal welfare levy after abattoir scandal
Germany’s Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner is pushing for an animal welfare levy in a bid to clean up the meat trade....
26 June 2020
COVID-19 has killed 93 meat plant workers across the US
UFCW, the largest meatpacking union in the US, reports that at least 65 meatpacking employees and 28 food processing workers have died from the novel coronavirus....
25 June 2020
US Senators grill meatpackers over exports to China during coronavirus crisis
Two Senate Democrats are questioning America’s top meatpackers to disclose how much pork, beef and chicken they shipped to China during the coronavirus outbreak before the end of the month....
24 June 2020
Why are meat plants so susceptible to COVID-19 outbreaks?
As more and more meat processing plants across the globe contend with outbreaks of the novel coronavirus, Reuters explains why meat plants can become hotbeds of infection....
CME update: cattle futures firm as cold storage supplies decline
US live cattle futures rose on 23 June after two sessions of declines....
23 June 2020
Significant fall in US frozen beef supplies as COVID-19 jacks up meat prices
The USDA and livestock analysts report that US inventories of frozen beef showed significant drops last month....
22 June 2020
Brazil updates its safety guidelines for meatpackers as COVID-19 hammers processing plants
On 19 June, the Brazilian government published new guidelines for meatpackers after a surge of coronavirus cases were reported at meat plants....
CME update: cattle futures drop before release of USDA Cattle on Feed report
US live cattle futures fell on Friday as ranches contend with prolonged cattle supply bottlenecks despite slaughterhouses reopening....
16 June 2020
CME update: livestock futures rise as meat production grows
US live cattle futures rose on 15 June after falling to their lowest price in more than a month last week....
12 June 2020
Action against JBS, Cargill, Tyson and National Beef alleges price inflation to consumers
The four largest beef packers in the US – National Beef, JBS USA, Tyson and Cargill – are at the centre of a class action lawsuit filed by Central Grocers that alleges cattle market manipulation....
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