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13 September 2019
View news from United States CME: Feeder Cattle Auction Results Witness Lower Price Trends in W37
US - Feeder cattle auction results for this week witnessed lower price trends, based on Oklahoma City trade early in the week, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
10 September 2019
View news from United States CME: June, July Cattle Imports Below 2019 Levels
US - The last two months of cattle import data don’t reflect the strong pace of shipments that have occurred through the first seven months of the year, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Union Board Calls on Administration to Strengthen Ag Markets
US - In a pair of unanimously approved resolutions, the National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors called on the administration and Congress to address mounting financial difficulties that have been exacerbated by recent policy decisions. ...
02 September 2019
View news from United States CME: October Feeder Cattle Futures Contract Trading at Discount
US - Feeder cattle markets have been buffeted from the wake created by the slaughter plant fire in Holcomb, Kansas two weeks ago, but there is some evidence that some order is taking hold in the market, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
30 August 2019
View news from United States CME: Combined US, Canada Cattle Inventories Slightly Lower in 2019
US - USDA NASS released the US and Canada cattle and hog inventory data on 27 August. The report gives a mid-year snapshot of both cattle and hog inventories in Canada and the US, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
29 August 2019
View news from United States Positives of Climate Change? Research Shows Ag, Economic Possibilities
US - Depending on your side of the aisle, climate change either elicits doomsday anxiety or unabashed skepticism. Jason Hubbart, director of Institute of Water Security and Science at West Virginia University, takes a more centered approach....
27 August 2019
View news from United States CME: Inventory of COF in Feedlots Close to Analysts' Expectations
US - The inventory of cattle on feed in feedlots with +1000 head capacity as of 1 August was estimated at 11.112 million head, 0.2 percent higher than a year ago. Analysts expected the total on feed number to be up 0.6 percent, according to Steiner...
21 August 2019
View news from United States CME: Good Pasture Conditions, Higher Feed Costs Help Cattle Producers
US - USDA will issue on Friday (3PM ET) the results of its monthly survey of feedlots with +1000 head capacity, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
02 August 2019
View news from United States CME: Toll Taken by Wet Weather, Muddy Conditions in Feedlots
US - Metrics on cattle feeding operations performance for June has been published by Kansas State University in recent days. The overriding theme continues to be the toll taken by wet weather and muddy conditions in feedlots during the winter and spring,...
01 August 2019
View news from United States CME: Range, Pasture Conditions Best in Years at July-end
US - Range and pasture conditions as July comes to an end continue to be the best in many years, although normal seasonal deterioration is underway, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
29 July 2019
View news from United States USDA Releases Details for Market Facilitation Programme; NFU Urges Long-Term Solutions for Oversupply and Low Prices
US - Two months after announcing its intentions to provide a new package to assist family farmers and ranchers coping with trade damages, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week released finalised details about the timing and calculation of...
25 July 2019
View news from United States Keeping Livestock in Yard just Just Might Help Your Baby's Immune System
US - Getting up close - and a little dirty - with farm animals just might help us fend off illness, say researchers who've further demonstrated the benefits of early exposure to a wide variety of environmental bacteria....
24 July 2019
View news from United States Novel Powdered Milk Method Yields Better Frothing Agent
US - A novel method of processing - using high-pressure jets to spray milk and then quickly drying the spray - yields skim milk powders with enhanced properties and functionality, according to Penn State researchers, who say the discovery may lead to...
23 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Proportion of Heifers in Feedlots Continue to Rise
US - Two cattle reports were released on Friday by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), monthly "Cattle on Feed" and the mid-year "Cattle inventory". Both were in-line with expectations (for pre-report estimates see this Daily...
19 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Drought Monitor Shows Few Trouble Spots Across US
US - While crop conditions remain a concern, one of the key figures in the crop progress for cattle producers is pasture and range conditions, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States NIFA, ERS Relocation Detrimental to Researchers, Family Farmers, and Consumers
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) relocation of two major research agencies is "misguided" and "detrimental to family farmers and ranchers and rural communities", according to the nation’s oldest general farm organisation....
18 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Feedlot Placements Expected to be Above a Year Ago in July COF Report
US - According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc., two major cattle reports will be released Friday, 19 July 2019, by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)....
16 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Liquidation of Dairy Herd Behind Increase in Cow Slaughter
US - USDA will issue at the end of the week the results of two important surveys. According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc, one covers the supply of cattle that as of 1 July were in inventory at +1000 head capacity feedlots....
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...
08 July 2019
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...
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 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....
 
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