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08 July 2020
CME update: abundant livestock supplies push cattle futures lower
US cattle futures ended mostly lower on 7 July following pressure from abundant supplies....
CDC report reveals extent of COVID-19 impact on meat plant workers
A new report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the heavy toll COVID-19 took on meat plant workers in April and May....
07 July 2020
CME update: cattle futures surge to two-month high
US live cattle futures reached a two-month high on 6 July on follow-through buying from last week....
04 July 2020
Renderers welcome increased trade from USMCA
The United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) went into full force this week, marking the start of a new chapter for North American trade and leading to greater reciprocal fair trade among these nations. ...
03 July 2020
NCBA welcomes legislation to improve US meat processing capacity
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) supports legislation that would improve US meat processing capacity and shore up supply chains. ...
BMPA hits back at union description of conditions in meat plants
The BMPA is criticising claims made by Unite the Union about working conditions in the UK's meat processing plants. The BMPA believes that Unite the Union's depictions are misleading and are muddying the waters in the fight to understand and combat the...
30 June 2020
CME update: cattle futures make modest gains after last week’s slides
US live cattle futures closed slightly higher on 29 June, bouncing back from early declines and firming on technical buying before the end of the month and quarter....
New BMPA report offers solutions to meat industry labour challenges
In a new report submitted to the UK's Migration Advisory Committee by the British Meat Processors Association, the BMPA offers solutions to the sector's recurring workforce challenges. ...
26 June 2020
COVID-19 has killed 93 meat plant workers across the US
UFCW, the largest meatpacking union in the US, reports that at least 65 meatpacking employees and 28 food processing workers have died from the novel coronavirus....
25 June 2020
US Senators grill meatpackers over exports to China during coronavirus crisis
Two Senate Democrats are questioning America’s top meatpackers to disclose how much pork, beef and chicken they shipped to China during the coronavirus outbreak before the end of the month....
24 June 2020
Why are meat plants so susceptible to COVID-19 outbreaks?
As more and more meat processing plants across the globe contend with outbreaks of the novel coronavirus, Reuters explains why meat plants can become hotbeds of infection....
23 June 2020
China says Brazilian beef exporter voluntarily suspended exports due to COVID-19 infections
Brazilian beef exporter suspends shipments to China due to novel coronavirus outbreaks at meat plants....
CME update: live cattle futures close lower as supply backlog weighs on industry
Live cattle futures closed lower on 22 June after the USDA Cattle on Feed report showed supplies and placements above trade expectations, but below marketing estimates....
22 June 2020
Brazil updates its safety guidelines for meatpackers as COVID-19 hammers processing plants
On 19 June, the Brazilian government published new guidelines for meatpackers after a surge of coronavirus cases were reported at meat plants....
CME update: cattle futures drop before release of USDA Cattle on Feed report
US live cattle futures fell on Friday as ranches contend with prolonged cattle supply bottlenecks despite slaughterhouses reopening....
19 June 2020
CME update: cattle futures and beef prices tumble
US live cattle futures fell on 18 June as commodities and boxed beef prices face increasing pressure from rebounding production....
18 June 2020
China vows to improve hygiene in food markets after surge in coronavirus cases
Following a new COVID-19 outbreak, members of China’s Communist Party say that low standards of hygiene in China’s wholesale food markets and supply chain vulnerabilities need to be urgently addressed....
16 June 2020
US meatpacking workers hesitant to return to work despite executive order
US meatpacking unions report that scores of employees remain off the job due to either quarantine or fears of contracting COVID-19, despite an order from President Trump mandating their return to work....
15 June 2020
CME update: cattle futures dip to one-month low
US live cattle futures dropped to their lowest price in more than a month on 12 June....
12 June 2020
Action against JBS, Cargill, Tyson and National Beef alleges price inflation to consumers
The four largest beef packers in the US – National Beef, JBS USA, Tyson and Cargill – are at the centre of a class action lawsuit filed by Central Grocers that alleges cattle market manipulation....
11 June 2020
Small abattoirs play a critical role in animal welfare
New report outlines the decline of licensed slaughterhouses, raising transportation and welfare concerns. ...
10 June 2020
JBS gains approval to reopen beef plant in Brazil after COVID-19 outbreak
Labour prosecutors in Brazil have given JBS permission to reopen a beef plant in Rondônia....
CME update: live cattle futures continue to rally
US live cattle futures set a one-week high on 9 June, rebounding from last week’s losses....
Republicans urge USDA to loosen regulations on meat production
Six Republican lawmakers on the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee have asked the Department of Agriculture to ease regulations on meat processors, saying that the rules make it harder for smaller companies to compete....
09 June 2020
CME update: cattle futures stabilise amid further fall in beef prices
US live cattle futures stabilised on 8 June, reversing last week’s falls....
08 June 2020
CME update: cattle futures fall as slaughter pace normalises
US live cattle futures fell on 5 June as prices for market-ready cattle ease and packer profit margins decline....
05 June 2020
CME update: economic optimism gives bump to cattle futures
US live cattle futures firm for a second day on 4 June on technical buying and hopes of an economic upswing....
03 June 2020
Officials report 2,400 COVID-19 infections among meat plant workers in Brazilian state
Brazil’s labour prosecutor reports that more than 25 percent of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Rio Grande do Sul are among meat plant workers....
 
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