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20 February 2020
View news from United States Hawaii announces new rules that protect farm animals transported by sea
After the deaths of 21 pregnant cows on a barge travelling from Oahu to Kauai, the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) formally commits to new welfare regulations. ...
View news from United States Trump makes moves on new trade deal with India
US President Donald Trump says a bilateral trade deal between the US and India is coming, but it might be finalised after the November election. ...
19 February 2020
View news from United States CME: Increase in 2019 Retail All-fresh Beef Demand Index
US - The Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC) calculates demand indexes for beef and pork, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States NFU USA recommends improvements to maximise environment benefits of EQIP
As the USDA continues to implement the 2018 Farm Bill, the NFU urges the agency to strengthen the conservation programme to better support farmers. ...
18 February 2020
View news from United States US milk industry merger nears completion with a $425 million agreement
Dairy Farmers of America will acquire the assets of bankrupt milk processing firm Dean Foods if regulators get on board....
17 February 2020
View news from United States CME: US Import Cattle Numbers for 2019
US - Over the years, the North American beef industry has become increasingly integrated and US feedlots and slaughter plants rely on Canadian and Mexican cattle for part of their supply, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Holstein steers that get hormone implants perform as well as implanted beef cows
US - Holstein steers that get hormone implants grow faster than those that do not receive the implants, and they get as big as beef cattle breeds, according to Penn State researchers, who say that's good news for dairy farmers struggling to keep their...
14 February 2020
View news from United States CME: Mexican Domestic Beef Consumption Remains Fairly Stable
US - The Mexico office of the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service issued an update last week on the Mexican livestock industry and we thought this is a good time to offer our readers a primer of this important market for the US meat industry, writes Steiner...
13 February 2020
View news from United States CME: Per Capita Beef Consumption Expected to Decline
US - USDA issued its monthly update of supply/demand projections for 2020. If you were looking at this latest report for a hint of the details in the US-China phase 1 deal, then you will probably be disappointed, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
View news from United States US cattle futures rise as part of broad commodity strength
US live cattle futures closed higher on 12 February after a four-moth low as fears over the impact of China’s coronavirus outbreak subside. ...
View news from United States Demonstrating high on-farm standards through One Health Certified
A new programme administered by the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE), offers livestock producers a new way to demonstrate their on-farm health, welfare and sustainability standards....
12 February 2020
View news from United States Second EVP opens enrolment for cow-calf practitioners
The University of Illinois, in collaboration with Iowa State University, is accepting registrations for the Executive Veterinary Programme (EVP) in Beef Cattle Health Management....
11 February 2020
View news from United States CME: US Imports Measurable Amounts of Beef in CY19
US - In calendar year 2019, the US imported measurable amounts of beef from 18 countries, based on summarising the monthly data provided by USDA’s Economic Research Service, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States President’s Budget Shortchanges Farm Programmes for Fourth Year in a Row
US - President Donald Trump yesterday released his proposed spending for fiscal year 2021. The $4.8 trillion budget would cut both mandatory and discretionary funding for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other federal agencies while boosting...
View news from United States Cattle Producers Ready to Capitalise on Expanded Access in Asia
US - Expanded opportunities for US beef exports were top-of-mind for thousands of cattle producers and other beef industry leaders who gathered in San Antonio last week for the annual Cattle Industry Convention. ...
10 February 2020
View news from United States CME: Total Beef Exports for December Up from Last Month
US - Monthly trade statistics were released by USDA FAS on a product weight basis on 5 February 2020. The next day, USDA ERS released trade statistics on a carcass weight basis, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States US Beef Export Value Again Tops $8 Billion
US - Exports of US beef were below the previous year’s record levels, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
View news from United States Merck Animal Health launches Nasalgen 3
Three-way vaccine offers longest duration of immunity against IBR...
07 February 2020
View news from United States Manure Innovation Challenge final pitches at the Animal AgTech Innovation Summit in San Francisco
The Animal AgTech Innovation Summit will host the final of the Manure Innovation Challenge, organised by The Yield Lab Institute for early-stage companies to advance innovative manure-management technologies....
06 February 2020
View news from United States Beef Quality Assurance Online Modules Updated to Boost Realism, Ease of Use
US - Building on its updated National Manual launched in Summer 2019, the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) programme has updated its online training modules to make them more realistic and useful....
View news from United States Tyson Reports Decreased Sales Volume Due to Reduced Live Cattle Harvest Capacity
US - Tyson Foods today reported that beef sales volume decreased due to a reduction in live cattle harvest capacity as a result of a fire that caused the temporary closure of a production facility for the majority of the first quarter of fiscal 2020....
05 February 2020
View news from United States NFU Pushes Back on Trump's State of the Union Claims
Rural America hasn’t Felt the “Great American Comeback” touted by Trump...
View news from United States Cargill Conducts Voluntary Recall of Single Lot of Transition Pellet Due to Elevated Levels of Monensin
US - Cargill’s animal nutrition business is conducting a voluntary recall of a single lot (382 bags, 50 lb each) of NutreBeef® Transition Pellet (MH) beef cattle feed because the product may contain mispackaged feed with elevated levels of monensin....
View news from United States Walmart’s entrance into beef supply chain not expected to drive near term changes to cattle industry
If beef strategy proven successful, more significant investments, vertical integration and market entrants may follow....
04 February 2020
View news from United States CME: Little Impetus for Growth in US Cattle Industry
US - According to the latest USDA semi-annual 'Cattle Inventory' report, the total inventory of cattle and calves as of 1 January 2020 was estimated to be 94.413 million head, 0.4 percent lower than the previous year, reports Steiner Consulting Group,...
View news from United States USDA Issues Third and Final Round of Trade Assistance
US National Farmers Union lobbies for long-term solutions for the farm economy's woes. ...
03 February 2020
View news from United States CME: Year-on-year Declines Expected for Almost All Categories of US Cattle Herd
US - USDA published its semi-annual estimates of the US cattle herd and various inventory subgroupings on Friday (31 January), reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Exports, Imports Help Bring Value to Beef Industry: Cattlemen’s Beef Board CEO
US - Beef exports and imports are certainly a challenging topic to tackle for American cattle farmers and ranchers, but are an integral part of the beef industry in the United States, says Greg Hanes, Cattlemen’s Beef Board CEO....
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