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12 March 2020
View news from United States Study reveals beef, dairy production depleting water supply
US - A study by Northern Arizona University has set out to assess river flow depletion across the US, identify the factors driving this depletion and evaluate options to reduce vulnerability to water shortages. The researchers estimate that two-thirds...
View news from United States Common feed ingredient tested safe in bulls
US - Cattle feeders choose distillers grains in feedlot diets as an inexpensive alternative to corn and soybean meal. But until now, no one had studied the effects of the common feed ingredient on bull development and fertility. With bull fertility to...
View news from United States On the leading edge of microbiome science
As part of The Cattle Site’s deep dive into new trends in nutrition, we spoke to Mike Seely from Ascus Biosciences to discuss their unique approach to microbiology and animal-health science....
11 March 2020
View news from United States US beef exports trend higher
US - Following a record-breaking performance in 2019, January US beef exports were higher year-over-year, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
View news from United States Cattle futures rebound on Wall Street
After an unsteady trading day on Monday, US live cattle futures rebound as the world's leading economies make moves alleviating coronavirus fears. ...
10 March 2020
View news from United States Highest US cattle imports from Mexico in January 2020
US - Last Friday (6 March), USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) released monthly trade data for January 2020. This DLR will focus on livestock trade in 2019 and the month of January 2020, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States US cattle futures dive in an unsteady trading day
US live cattle futures plunged on Monday for a third trading day in a row amid significant market correction that could lead to a global recession. ...
09 March 2020
View news from United States Total cattle, calves on 1 January 2020 down compared to a year ago
US - The publication on "US and Canadian Cattle" reported that combined total cattle and calves were 105.6 million head on 1 January 2020, down 0.6 percent from 1 January 2019, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Genome editing’s potential to reshape agriculture for a better future
Mention genome editing out loud and many involved in the agricultural industry will twitch in fear while others can foresee the precise benefits it can bring....
06 March 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures falter as coronavirus fears cloud outlook on beef demand
Markets retreat as COVID-19 fuels worries about beef demand....
05 March 2020
View news from United States Cattle market futures rise as export data comes in
US livestock futures strengthened on 4 March as financial market gains fuelled a recovery from last week's contract lows in the live cattle market....
04 March 2020
View news from United States 2020 cattle feeder balance expected to mostly be profitable
US - Estimated cattle feeding returns tend to be quite variable; this year looks like it will bring more of the same, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Fallowing cattle-feed farmland simplest way to alleviate western water shortage
US - All over the world, the rate at which humans consume fresh water is now approaching or surpassing the rate at which water sources are being naturally replenished, creating water shortages for people and ecosystems. ...
View news from United States Merck Animal Health expands pinkeye vaccine portfolio through new licensing agreement
Licensing deal with Addison Biological adds Moraxella Bovoculi Bacterin...
03 March 2020
View news from United States Beef consumption hurting river quality
US - Across the globe, humans are using freshwater resources faster than those resources can be naturally replenished. In the Western United States, for example, water extractions from the Colorado River have exceeded total river flow, causing rapid depletion...
View news from United States Cattle futures rise in recovery from contract lows
Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures on Monday recovered from contract lows reached last week as concerns temporarily eased about the economic impact from the global coronavirus outbreak....
View news from United States Tyson Foods gets recognition for sustainability programmes
US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef recognises Tyson Foods for beef sustainability programmes. ...
02 March 2020
View news from United States NFU kicks off 118th Anniversary Convention
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) officially convened its 118th Anniversary Convention yesterday in Savannah, Georgia, to celebrate American farm families and to set the organisation’s policy positions and priorities for the coming year. More than 500...
28 February 2020
View news from United States US authorities to lift ban on Brazilian beef imports
Last Friday, USDA-FSIS announced that it would lift the ban on imports of Brazilian fresh beef, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
27 February 2020
View news from United States CME: cattle futures shrug off bullish implications of latest COF report
US - Cattle futures largely shrugged off the somewhat bullish implications of the latest "Cattle on Feed" report, instead focusing on broader macro events as well as disappointing prices for both cash cattle and wholesale beef, reports Steiner Consulting...
26 February 2020
View news from United States CME: combined beef, pork, chicken inventory higher than a year ago
USDA issued the results of its monthly survey of cold storage warehouses. Participants have well-formed expectation about output in a given month and knowing how much was carried over from the previous month helps better shape the supply picture, writes...
View news from United States Cattle Markets Experience Losses Amid Coronavirus Fears
CME live and feeder cattle futures fell sharply for a second consecutive day as fears of a coronavirus pandemic raised concerns about slowing demand and stifled global economic growth. ...
25 February 2020
View news from United States CME: overall COF report in range of pre-report estimates
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the monthly US "Cattle on Feed" report on Friday, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
24 February 2020
View news from United States CME: Corn Futures Loses Some Ground
US - On Thursday, USDA held their Annual Ag Outlook Forum and released estimates for the 2020/21 planting season for corn and soybeans, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States NFU USA advocates for a publicly accessible and transparent process for future trade deal assistance
After reports that recent trade deals may have a more modest impact on agricultural exports than initially thought, President Trump tweeted that, "aid will be provided by the federal government," if necessary. ...
21 February 2020
View news from United States CME update - cattle contracts mixed
Chicago Mercantile Exchange shows live cattle futures as lower while feeder cattle contracts edged higher. ...
View news from United States USDA announces innovation initiative to address climate change
NFU urges agency to take decisive action to address climate crisis. ...
20 February 2020
View news from United States CME: estimated returns to cattle feeders drop in 2019
US - LMIC estimates average returns to cattle feeders for a typical operation in the Southern Plains feeding 750-pound steers. In 2019, estimated returns were $9.51 per steer, dropping 55.4 percent from 2018’s estimate which was $21.31, reports Steiner...
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