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04 August 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures continue rising
US live cattle futures continued their winning streak on 3 August, as fund buying sparked the gains to expected strength in the cash markets....
View news from United States US farm policy must prioritise environmental and economic realities
USDA's Agricultural Innovation Agenda must reflect the challenges farmers face. ...
03 August 2020
View news from United States Ecological Control of Pasture Flies
Farmers that raise animals know that June is when flies start to be a nuisance, and by July, if a control program is not in place, production losses occur. The information from this pasture walk will help farmers put a fly control program into place....
View news from United States Purdue University developing rapid sensor tech for BRD in cattle
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD), one of the most prevalent and costly illnesses in the beef and dairy industries, accounts for about half of all feedlot deaths in North America and costs producers as much as $900 million a year. Quickly diagnosing the...
View news from United States Brahman-type cattle may require less nitrogen, could reduce nitrogen emissions
A recently funded Texas A&M AgriLife study will determine differences in nitrogen requirements between Brahman type cattle and other cattle. Measuring these differences may allow cattle producers to reduce the protein in cattle diets by allowing for precise...
02 August 2020
View news from United States Caution urged in US after mystery seed mailings
Agriculture officials are warning American citizens to be wary of unsolicited packages of seeds mailed to them....
31 July 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures rise on strong export figures
US live cattle futures closed higher on 30 July for a third straight session, strengthened by high weekly beef export sales....
View news from United States Selling meat during the COVID-19 pandemic
When the COVID-19 pandemic started, I, like many of you, was focused on working from home while also homeschooling my daughters. I was busy postponing and rescheduling several NCAT training events and figuring out how to best serve our ATTRA clients,...
30 July 2020
View news from United States Newest round of US COVID-19 relief earmarks additional cash for agriculture
The Health Economic Assistance Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act, introduced earlier this week in the US Senate, would provide an additional $20 billion to the USDA to aid farmers and ranchers....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures inch higher
US live cattle futures closed higher on 29 July for a second straight session as cash cattle prices become stronger....
29 July 2020
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures rise as cash prices strengthen
US live cattle futures firmed on 28 July, supported by expectations of higher prices in the cash market for slaughter-ready cattle....
View news from United States Pilot project highlights US Beef Industry Sustainability Framework
The Integrity Beef Sustainability pilot project has successfully mapped the US beef supply chain, making traceable and sustainable beef more accessible. ...
View news from United States Reduced COVID-19 rates in meat plants could be attributed to decreased testing
The slowdown in coronavirus cases at meat plants could indicate that industry control efforts are working, but decreased COVID-19 testing seems more likely....
28 July 2020
View news from United States US warns farmers not to plant unsolicited seeds from China
The USDA has warned farmers against planting unsolicited packages of seeds arriving from China, citing environmental concerns....
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures fall amid ongoing supply concerns
US live cattle futures had a strong opening on 27 July but fell from session highs on technical selling and potential oversupply concerns....
View news from United States Genome-edited bull passes on hornless trait to calves
For the past two years, researchers at the University of California, Davis, have been studying six offspring of a dairy bull, genome-edited to prevent it from growing horns. This technology has been proposed as an alternative to dehorning, a common management...
27 July 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures rise, but remain short on the week
US live cattle futures rose on 24 July following four straight days of falls....
View news from United States Meat companies concede that not all plant workers can socially distance
Smithfield Foods says that workers cannot be socially distant in all areas of its plants after US Senate testimony....
25 July 2020
View news from United States USDA to support veteran farmers and ranchers
The USDA has made $15 million available to socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers through its 2501 Programme. ...
24 July 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures fall on uncertain demand
US live cattle futures eased on 23 July, marking a fourth straight step back after reaching a peak....
23 July 2020
View news from United States USDA and NFU comment on price fixing investigation
USDA updates public on investigation of 2019 Tyson beef plant closure and COVID-19 pandemic....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures retreat again as consumer outlook remains cloudy
US live cattle futures closed lower on 22 July as uncertainty about demand lingers....
22 July 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures pull back on shaky demand
US live cattle futures closed lower on 21 June for a second straight session after contracts reached more-than-four-month highs last week as meat packers continued to process surplus cattle....
View news from United States Tips for replacing distillers grain in cattle diets
A national slowdown in the production of ethanol as a result of COVID-19 has led to shorter supplies of distillers grain, writes Galen Erickson, University of Nebraska Extension. ...
21 July 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures backslide as slaughter rate stabilises
US live cattle futures closed lower on 20 July, retreating from last week’s rally on signs that meat processors may be working through backlogs of market-ready cattle....
View news from United States New US study quantifies value of red meat exports to corn, soybeans
Since 2015, indirect exports of corn and soybeans through beef and pork exports has been the fastest-growing category of corn and soybean use, delivering critical returns for corn and soybean farmers. ...
View news from United States Beef farmers determined amid COVID-19
Beef and dairy producers and stakeholders are go-to resources for understanding what’s happening in both the beef and dairy industries. But friends, clients, custom processors and colleagues are helping to provide perspective on what is happening in...
20 July 2020
View news from United States 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....
 
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