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05 January 2021
New report alleges slave labour on Brazil’s cattle farms
A new report states that feeder farms for some of Brazil’s beef producing companies have used slave labour, prompting refreshed calls for Brazil to clean up its meat supply chain....
01 January 2021
CME update: live cattle futures end on a high, but post a 9 percent decline for the year
US live cattle futures closed higher on 31 December, buoyed by fund-driven buying, strong weekly export sales data and optimism about consumer demand for meat in the coming months....
31 December 2020
CME update: live cattle futures fell as corn prices skyrocket, ratcheting up feed costs
US live cattle futures sank on 30 December for a second straight session as surging corn prices signalled rising feed costs and pressured feeder cattle futures....
30 December 2020
Canada invests $5 million to address pandemic disruptions to meat processing
The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $5 million in immediate, emergency assistance to help the province’s beef farmers manage costs associated with the impacts of COVID-19 and to help protect Ontario’s food supply network....
CME update: Live cattle futures fall amid larger Wall Street drop
US cattle futures retreated on 29 December after hitting a near three-month high in the previous session as rising feed costs and a downturn in equities markets triggered selling....
29 December 2020
BMPA calls for meat workers to be prioritised when vaccinating against the new COVID-19 variant
As a new, more infectious variant of the novel coronavirus emerges in the UK, the BMPA urges the government to vaccinate meat plant workers to avoid shutdowns and wide-spread supply chain disruptions....
18 December 2020
Cargill closes Canadian beef plant after COVID-19 outbreak
Cargill has temporarily closed its beef plant in Guelph, Ontario after coronavirus infections were reported among workers....
11 December 2020
CME update: live cattle futures advance on further bargain-buying
US live cattle futures firmed for a second straight session on 10 December on bargain buying and speculative buying....
10 December 2020
CME update: short covering and bargain buying lift cattle futures
US live cattle futures firmed on 9 December, bouncing back after four straight sessions of losses that dragged prices to 2 ½ week lows....
07 December 2020
CME update: cattle futures step back as demand outlook becomes cloudy
Three days of soft wholesale beef prices brought retail demand for beef into question, making live cattle futures fall....
04 December 2020
CME update: US live cattle futures step back after previous gains
US Live cattle futures trimmed on 3 December as fears of additional pandemic closures weighed on the demand outlook....
03 December 2020
CME update: cattle futures make further gains on strong cash trade
US live cattle futures gained on 2 December, finding support in a firming cash cattle market as traders weighed consumer demand prospects....
02 December 2020
CME update: live cattle futures strengthen alongside beef demand
US live cattle futures rose on 1 December, supported by strengthening US consumer demand and high wholesale beef prices....
01 December 2020
CME update: cattle futures slip as exports weaken
US live cattle futures lost ground on 30 November as traders weighed weak beef exports against increasing beef production and climbing boxed beef prices....
30 November 2020
UK vets grow wary as Brexit transition looms
A new report from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) says that the UK veterinary profession is facing a triple threat from COVID-19, Brexit and exotic disease....
26 November 2020
CME update: live cattle futures climb as cash markets and beef demand become more optimistic
US live cattle futures rose on 25 November for a fourth straight session, climbing ahead of the US Thanksgiving holiday on 26 November....
24 November 2020
BMPA urges UK government to prioritise meat plant workers as early recipients of COVID-19 vaccine
News of a new COVID-19 vaccine immediately raises the question of how best to allocate the first batches of doses when they become available....
23 November 2020
Researchers identify link between community transmission of COVID-19 and livestock processing
A new article published by PNAS suggests that slaughterhouses across the United States acted as COVID-19 transmission vectors and accelerated the spread of the virus in the communities that surrounded them....
20 November 2020
CME update: cattle futures tumble as surge in coronavirus sparks demand worries
US cattle futures plummeted on 19 November on worries about demand for beef as soaring COVID-19 infections across the country threatened more restaurant and food service closures and forced more Americans to shelter at home....
19 November 2020
CME update: cattle futures retreat as COVID-19 surge stokes demand worries
US cattle futures plunged on 18 November as rising COVID-19 infection rates sparked concerns about potential supply chain disruptions and reduced demand for beef as health restrictions shutter restaurants and discourage travel....
18 November 2020
CME update: cattle futures rise on firm cash market and higher beef prices
US live cattle futures rose for a second straight session on 17 November, lifted by higher cash beef prices and signs that cash cattle at feedlot auctions would trade at steady to higher prices this week....
17 November 2020
Tyson beats profit estimates and sees lower COVID-19 costs for 2021
Tyson Foods beat Wall Street’s estimates for its fourth-quarter profit on 16 November, but faces rising costs for animal feed and increasing uncertainty over labour as COVID-19 cases surge in the US....
16 November 2020
CME update: cattle futures sag as COVID-19 spike threatens beef demand
US livestock futures slumped on 13 November as surging coronavirus cases raised expectations for lockdowns on commerce that will hurt demand for meat from restaurants, hotels and other venues....
Major meat companies need to address environmental negligence claims before it harms the bottom line
Consultancy firm GlobalData says that JBS, BRF and other meat manufacturers need to address environmental negligence claims before retailers cut ties altogether. ...
13 November 2020
JBS eyes further expansion after strong third-quarter profits
Brazil’s JBS SA reiterated its plans to grow production capacity in Brazil and the US after posting robust third-quarter results....
12 November 2020
CME update: live cattle futures rise on boxed beef strength
US live cattle futures gained ground on 11 November as strength in the cash market and firm beef cut-out prices offered on-going support....
JBS posts higher than expected quarterly profit, defying estimates
Brazilian meat packing giant JBS SA reported a near nine-times increase in third-quarter net profit, beating market expectations....
US meat company fights state order to close after coronavirus outbreak
A US meat company that supplies Walmart and Costco is suing the state of New Mexico to fight an order that seeks to close a production facility where more than 100 workers have tested positive for COVID-19....
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