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25 September 2020
CME update: cattle futures move up as supplies grow tighter
US live cattle futures rose to their highest in more than a month on 24 September as cash markets stabilised and traders feared that cattle supplies will tighten in the coming months....
24 September 2020
CME update: cattle futures gain ground ahead of USDA report
US live cattle futures rose on 23 September as traders weighed improving slaughter rates against expectations of higher placements in the USDA’s Cattle on Feed report....
23 September 2020
CME update: cattle futures sag ahead of monthly USDA report
CME live and feeder cattle futures fell on 22 September in anticipation of Friday’s Cattle on Feed report from the USDA....
German police crack down on undocumented workers in abattoirs
German police have searched more than 40 businesses and homes in five different states as part of an investigation into foreign workers being illegally brought into the country to work in the meat packing industry....
14 September 2020
CME update: live cattle futures rise as shifts in pork market could mean increased consumption of beef
Traders report that increased sales of US pork to China could push up prices, spurring US consumers to buy more beef....
11 September 2020
CME update: live cattle futures close higher, bolstered by optimism in pork market
CME live cattle futures edged higher on 10 September, despite declining cash cattle and wholesale beef prices....
10 September 2020
Ireland suspends coronavirus testing at meat plants as demand for tests increases
Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) has suspended COVID-19 testing for meat plant workers as demand for screening increases and capacity is stretched....
CME update: cattle futures close lower as cash trade falters
US live cattle futures sank on 9 September on a disappointing start to the cash cattle trade....
09 September 2020
How the novel coronavirus swept through Brazil’s JBS slaughterhouses
As JBS, the world’s largest meatpacker, reported second-quarter net profits that were twice as high as analysts expected, Reuters sheds a light how the company contended with COVID-19 outbreaks and deaths among its plant workers in Brazil....
01 September 2020
CME update: cattle futures rebound, breaking their seven-session losing streak
US live cattle futures jumped on 31 August to snap an ongoing losing streak....
31 August 2020
CME update: cattle futures extend losing streak
US live cattle futures fell for a seventh straight day on 28 August as traders waited for the seasonal slowing of demand after the Labour Day holiday....
28 August 2020
CME update: cattle futures continue their losing streak
US live cattle futures dropped for the sixth day in a row on 27 August as cash markets remain weak....
27 August 2020
CME update: cattle futures drop as supplies are assessed
CME live cattle futures fell on 26 August as Cattle on Feed report sends ripples through the commodity markets....
26 August 2020
Reader Q&A: why has China suspended imports from some foreign meat processors?
Reuters has responded to reader questions regarding China’s recent spate of import suspensions from foreign meat processing plants with reported COVID-19 infections....
25 August 2020
UK vets lobby to change the welfare of animals at slaughter
The comprehensive new policy authored by leading experts and vets have recommended over 65 ways to improve the welfare of animals at slaughter. ...
24 August 2020
Changes to Alberta’s meat inspection regulations have unions and producers at odds
Though Alberta’s beef producers have welcomed updated meat inspection rules, union groups worry that changes could allow un-inspected meat products to be sold directly to consumers....
CME update: live cattle futures dip ahead of Cattle on Feed report
US live cattle futures fell on 21 August on profit-taking and positioning ahead of the USDA’a Cattle on Feed report....
21 August 2020
JBS plant in Brazil has been ordered to impose a 1.5-meter worker distancing after coronavirus outbreak
A beef plant in Pontes e Lacerda owned by JBS SA has been ordered by a labour court to impose a 1.5-meter distance between workers in the production line to stop the spread of COVID-19....
CME update: cattle futures fall as pre-Labour Day purchases wound down
US live cattle futures fell on 20 August as consumer purchases of beef ahead of the Labour Day weekend slowed....
20 August 2020
CME update: live cattle futures gain ground on wholesale strength
CME live cattle futures firmed on 19 August as boxed beef prices gave support ahead of the upcoming Labour Day holiday weekend....
19 August 2020
CME update: feeder futures gain ground while live futures remain flat
US feeder cattle futures strengthened on 18 August while live cattle futures remained flat....
18 August 2020
CME update: cattle futures slip after steady climb
US live cattle futures stepped back on 17 August in profit taking ahead of the USDA’s Cattle on Feed report....
17 August 2020
CME update: cattle futures rise as beef prices and grilling demand increase
CME live cattle futures continued their rise on 14 August, supported by increasing beef prices and expectations of sustained meat demand before the Labour Day weekend....
14 August 2020
CME update: cattle futures gain ground as slaughter rates and exports rise
CME live cattle futures continued their rally on 13 August, holding to a nearly six-month peak in prices as exports to China grew....
JBS in the black for the second quarter despite COVID-19 shocks
Brazilian meat packing giant JBA SA posted better than expected results, achieving net profits nearly twice as high as analysts’ average estimates....
12 August 2020
CME update: cattle futures rise in line with US beef prices
CME live cattle futures rose on 11 August, bolstered by increasing beef prices....
11 August 2020
CME update: cattle futures gain ground on strong cash markets
CME live cattle futures rose on 10 August as the cash market strengthened and packers signalled a pick-up of slaughter rates....
10 August 2020
JBS offers 5,200 new jobs in Brazil as part of pandemic response
Food processing giant JBS SA is hiring an additional 5,200 workers in Brazil in a bid to boost output for its export base while contending with ongoing COVID-19 cases among workers....
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