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21 May 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: USDA issues its EU Milk Report and US cattle ranchers cry foul
US cattle ranchers are calling for an investigation of beef packer market manipulation, and USDA analysis indicates that Europe's dairy herd could shrink further. ...
Australia's NFF urges calm over UK-Australia free trade agreement
The National Farmers Federation (NFF) says that the outcome of any free trade agreement is that both parties have improved export options - there is no reason to think that the UK-Australia FTA will be any different. ...
20 May 2021
Shares of Brazilian meatpackers slide on Argentina beef export ban
Shares in Brazilian meatpackers slid on 18 May after their operations in Argentina were hit with a 30-day beef export ban in that country, as Buenos Aires struggles to rein in rampant inflation....
19 May 2021
CME update: live cattle futures jump while feeders drop
US June live cattle futures rose on 18 May, with traders saying that the market remains oversold after plunging 2.5 percent on 13 May....
Tensions build in Argentina’s farm sector over government meat export ban
Argentine farm groups will halt trading of livestock in protest against a 30-day government ban on meat exports aimed at bringing down domestic prices....
18 May 2021
CME update: live cattle futures close to unchanged
US live cattle futures ended close to unchanged on 17 May, with attempts at a bargain buying rally fizzling out after hitting some key resistance points....
Argentina stops meat exports for 30 days due to inflation fears
Argentina announced a 30-day halt on meat exports on 17 May amid rising prices that have spooked the government as it struggles with runaway inflation ahead of key mid-term elections at the end of the year....
17 May 2021
CME update: live cattle futures fall with corn while feeder cattle rise
CME live cattle futures extended their losses on 14 May on long liquidation that also dragged down corn futures....
14 May 2021
CME update: live cattle futures tumble 2.5% on long liquidation
US live cattle futures fell 2.5% on 13 May, following broad declines in grain and livestock markets that analysts attributed to fund-driven long liquidation and technical selling after recent highs....
Weekly beef and dairy digest: US beef sales and exports slide again
US beef sales are faltering from last month, while the dairy sector holds steady at the start of May. ...
New report shows that CAP measures help bolster farm income
The EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) measures play an important role in supporting farm income, according to a newly-published report....
13 May 2021
CME update: live cattle futures end mixed and feeders rise as corn prices falter
US live cattle futures closed mixed on 12 May, with the benchmark June contract easing in a light round of profit-taking....
JBS swings back to profit in first quarter on strong US meat business
JBS, the world’s largest meatpacker, returned to profitability in the first quarter thanks to the strong performance of its US meat operation, it said in an earnings statement on 12 May....
Drought conditions are hitting Brazil’s latest corn crop, potentially squeezing meatpacker margins
Dry weather and poorly timed planting are weighing on Brazil's second corn crop this year, reviving fears of another surge in feed prices like the one that battered big meatpackers after a 2016 drought....
EU and Northern Ireland risk being cut off from vital UK meat trade, says BMPA
Nick Allen from the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) writes that the post-Brexit meat export system threatens to cut off the UK's trade with the European Union and Northern Ireland. ...
12 May 2021
CME update: live cattle futures extend their rally as beef prices climb
US live cattle futures rose on 11 May for a fifth straight session, following high-flying wholesale beef prices....
11 May 2021
CME update: cattle futures rise again as demand remains strong
US live cattle futures gained on 10 May as cattle processing picked up, led by strong beef prices....
10 May 2021
CME update: cattle futures rise on improved US beef prices and an upswing in demand
US cattle futures rose on 7 May as strong beef prices and demand for red meat that catapulted margins for beef processors....
07 May 2021
CME update: cattle futures rise with wholesale meat prices
US live cattle futures climbed on 6 May as US wholesale prices increased....
China’s meat imports up 6.9% in April 2021
China imported 922,000 tonnes of meat in April 2021, up 6.9% from the same month in 2020 according to Chinese customs data....
Weekly beef and dairy digest: US takes a firmer stance on China
In this week's beef and dairy digest, Jim Wyckoff walks us through the latest USDA data on the cattle industry. ...
World food price index climes to highest point since mid-2014
World food prices rose for an eleventh consecutive month in April 2021, hitting their highest level since May 2014....
06 May 2021
USMEF reports record-breaking beef exports in March
US exports of beef and pork posted record highs in March 2021, according to data released by the USDA and analysis from the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF)....
05 May 2021
CME update: cattle futures end lower as supplies rise
US live cattle futures sank on 4 May as traders contended with ample supplies of cattle and a steady slaughter pace....
04 May 2021
CME update: cattle futures end mixed as traders brace for weak cash prices
Despite strong export demand and climbing packer margins, traders reported a mixed day on 3 May....
03 May 2021
CME update: live cattle futures gain ground while feeder cattle continue their decline
US live cattle futures rose on 30 April while feeder cattle futures continued to fall as climbing corn futures translated into higher feed costs....
30 April 2021
CME update: live cattle futures gain on uncertainty in grain complex
US live cattle futures rose on 29 April as mixed grain trade offered some relief for feed costs....
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