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23 April 2019
View news from United States USDA Announces Enhancements to Livestock, Dairy Insurance Programmes
US - USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) yesterday announced several enhancements to insurance programmes that will provide a more efficient level of coverage for livestock and dairy producers. ...
22 April 2019
View news from United States Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN - The Farmer Stewards: Rick Clark Land and Cattle and Brad and Cathy Reece
When farmers take steps to improve air, soil and water quality, it not only has a positive impact on their communities, but also on their farm businesses and on the planet....
18 April 2019
View news from United States CME: Feeder Cattle Prices at Premium
US - Feeder cattle prices are generally determined by the confluence of Choice slaughter cattle prices and the cost of feed needed to produce an animal of appropriate weight and grade (finish), according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
17 April 2019
View news from United States CME: Canadian Cattle on Feed Notably Above a Year Ago in Q1/2019
US - The Canadian "Cattle on Feed" report was released last week, covering the month of March, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
15 April 2019
View news from United States CME: Current Number of Small Cattle Operations Lower
US - Last week, USDA released the much anticipated results of the 2017 Census of Agriculture. The census is conducted every five years and it is the most comprehensive accounting of US agriculture, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
11 April 2019
View news from United States Genetic Breakthrough on Tropical Grass Could Help Develop Climate-friendly Cattle Farms
US - Cattle are a mainstay for many smallholders but their farms are often on degraded lands, which increases cattle's impact on the environment and lowers their production of milk and meat....
09 April 2019
View news from United States NFU Urges President Against 'Disastrous' Closing of the Southern Border
US - Amidst escalating rhetoric and threats from President Donald Trump to close the US-Mexico border, National Farmers Union (NFU) last week insisted the President avoid such a "disastrous" decision, which would effectively cripple trade with US agriculture’s...
08 April 2019
View news from United States CME: Major Cattle Feeding Stations Battle Harsh Winter Weather
US - Data reported by Kansas State University (Focus on Feedlots closeout comparison for February) showed the impacts of severe winter weather and very muddy feedlot conditions, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
02 April 2019
View news from United States Cornell Model Helps Dairy Farms Reduce Nitrogen, Save Money
US - The Chesapeake Bay - about 235 miles down the Susquehanna River from New York's Southern Tier - and other waterways might grow cleaner, thanks to new updates and improvements in a Cornell dairy nutrition model....
View news from United States CME: Cattle Slaughter in W13 Lower Than Previous Week
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. provides a brief review of key numbers from last week....
27 March 2019
View news from United States NFU, Broad Coalition Urge Full Funding for Farm, Ranch Stress Assistance Network
US - In an effort to improve mental health support for farmers, ranchers and farmworkers, National Farmers Union (NFU) and a broad coalition of leading farm and rural advocacy groups are urging Congress to fully fund the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance...
12 March 2019
View news from United States CME: Number of Cattle Placed into Feedlots During January Reduced
US - Last Friday, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the 1 January monthly "Cattle on Feed" report. Compared to pre-report estimated by industry analysts, the news was neutral (see table below), reports Steiner Consulting...
View news from United States President’s Budget Yet Again Neglects Severity of Farm Economy, NFU Says
US - President Donald Trump yesterday revealed his proposed fiscal year 2020 budget, proposing cuts to the US Department of Agriculture and other federal agencies in order to increase spending on a proposed border wall and defense initiatives....
11 March 2019
View news from United States CME: 2018 Beef Calf Crop About 28m Head
US - Today, we will take a look at the US calf crop numbers and geographic changes, as reported by producer surveys conducted by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
07 March 2019
View news from United States Healthier Dairy Products with Bacterial Films, Nanofiber Membranes
US - Bacterial biofilms are typically the target of heavy-duty cleaning regimens, but these films aren't always bad news. In fact, growing them on thin sheets of nanofibers is a great way to produce a fermented milk product that can deliver hardy probiotics...
05 March 2019
View news from United States Farm Market iD Offers On-farm Grain Storage Data to Agribusinesses
US - Farm Market iD has now added on-farm grain storage data to their powerful database, built on more than 900 million acres of land and 34 million farm fields, which are linked to 2.4 million farm owners and operators....
04 March 2019
View news from United States CME: Beef Replacement Numbers Revised Down
US - The 1 January US cattle inventory survey results were released on Thursday afternoon (28 February), reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
01 March 2019
View news from United States CME: Steady Increase in US Feeder Cattle Imports from Mexico
US - US feeder cattle imports from Mexico have increased steadily in the last three years and have continued to increase in the first seven weeks of this year, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
27 February 2019
View news from United States NFU Urges Ag Secretary to Work with Congress on Improvements to Farm Safety Net
US - As the troubled farm economy pushes more and more American family farmers and ranchers into significant financial stress, National Farmers Union (NFU) yesterday urged US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to work with Congress to make significant...
25 February 2019
View news from United States CME: COF Futures Hold Significant Spread Between April/Jun, Aug/Oct
US - According to the (delayed) cattle on feed report published today, the total supply of cattle on feed in +1000 head capacity feedlots on 1 January was 11.690 million head, 1.7 percent higher than the previous year, reports Steiner Consulting Group,...
22 February 2019
View news from United States Manure Injection Offers Hope, Challenge for Restoring Chesapeake Water Quality
US - Widespread adoption by dairy farmers of injecting manure into the soil instead of spreading it on the surface could be crucial to restoring Chesapeake Bay water quality, according to researchers....
18 February 2019
View news from United States Counting the Cost of Silage Losses in your Operation
Silage is often the base forage for the diets of growing cattle and the cow herd. ...
06 February 2019
View news from United States NCBA CattleFax Outlook: Markets Expected to Continue Strong; US shifts away from El Niño
US - During the first half of 2019, the United States will see a shift away from El Niño conditions as equatorial ocean currents begin to cool into the summer, Art Douglas, Ph. D., professor emeritus at Creighton University, told the audience during...
04 February 2019
View news from United States US soy sets export record in market year ending September
Farmer investments in international markets produced strong results in the 2017/2018 marketing year, despite trade dynamics developing as the export period closed....
23 January 2019
View news from United States New US Strain of Bovine TB Identified in North Dakota Beef Herd
US - North Dakota veterinarians are investigating a beef herd in Sargent County after bovine tuberculosis (TB) was identified....
21 January 2019
View news from United States Immediate End to Govt Shutdown Urged
US - The partial government shutdown—soon to enter its fifth week—is causing harm and exacerbating issues already facing American family farmers and ranchers as they look to sell their crops, acquire financing and prepare for the coming year. ...
18 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Fed Cattle Weights Drift Lower in December
US - With back to back storms hitting much of the Midwest, and feedlot conditions expected to go from bad to worse, we figured it would be appropriate to review the latest data on fed cattle weights and grading. But before we do that, a word of gratitude...
17 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Dairy Breed Discounts High as $23/cwt in 2018
US - The analysis often presented about livestock and poultry markets uses shorthands to explain production and price trends. We often talk about cattle weights and prices, hogs slaughtered and chicken performance. The reality is more nuanced, according...
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