TheBeefSite.com - news, features, articles and disease information for the beef industry

Cattle Industry News By Category: Slaughter

16 April 2021
Canada greenlights funding for livestock producers who were affected by abattoir slowdowns
The Canadian government is providing financial assistance to cattle and hog producers who were affected by the slowdown of slaughterhouses during the COVID-19 crisis in 2020. ...
CME update: cattle futures end lower as slaughter and export numbers disappoint
US live and feeder cattle futures ended lower on 15 April, falling back from major gains last week....
15 April 2021
Cuba loosens ban on cattle slaughter, sales of beef, dairy
Cuba announced that it was loosening a decades-old ban on the slaughter of cattle and sale of beef and dairy as part of agricultural reforms as the Communist-run country battles with food shortages....
13 April 2021
Brazil’s beef packers halt production as cattle prices skyrocket and demand shrinks
Brazilian beef packers are suspending production in selected locations, as a rise in costs that cannot be passed through to consumer prices have squeezed their margins....
12 April 2021
CME update: live cattle futures ease after a week of surging cash cattle and beef prices
US live cattle futures fell on 9 April as basis between cash cattle and futures narrowed....
09 April 2021
CME update: live cattle futures falter after climbing in the first half of the week
US live cattle futures stepped back on 8 April after making gains earlier this week, despite continued strength in beef cut-outs and the cash market....
Canada makes further investments in worker safety at meat plants
Canada is investing over $12 million to build processing capacity and improve worker safety in Ontario's meat plants. ...
08 April 2021
CME update: live cattle futures gain ground as demand remains steady
US live cattle futures rose on 7 April, with boxed beef leading the market higher....
06 April 2021
CME update: live cattle futures set new contract highs as demand surges
Strong meat demand pushed US live cattle futures to new contract highs on 5 April....
02 April 2021
CME update: live cattle futures retreat from previous highs
CME live cattle futures closed lower on 1 April as traders booked profits ahead of the long Easter weekend....
RSPCA Australia publishes welfare scorecards to raise awareness of rules governing slaughterhouses
The RSPCA has released a detailed report and interactive map that highlights the current state of animal welfare regulation at Australia's abattoirs....
31 March 2021
CME update: rally in live cattle futures pauses
US cattle futures closed lower on 30 March as traders paused to see if the cash cattle market would keep pace....
29 March 2021
UK revises veterinary rules in abattoirs as Brexit pressures mount
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Council has approved proposals from the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to allow temporary veterinary registrants to undertake Official Veterinarian (OV) work at slaughterhouses....
26 March 2021
JBS strikes a positive tone on China meat imports outlook
Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA anticipates strong demand for meat this year from China as ASF troubles linger....
25 March 2021
JBS’s fourth-quarter profits were bolstered by weak currency and strong demand from US and Chinese markets
Brazilian meat processor JBS SA's fourth-quarter profit rose 65% from a year earlier, boosted by strong food sales in China and the United States and a sharp devaluation of Brazil's real currency, the company said in a securities filing on Wednesday 24...
Brexit's impact on the UK meat industry extends beyond "teething problems", says industry group
New Impact Report from the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) reveals the real cost of Brexit to the UK meat industry. ...
23 March 2021
More than 1,600 cattle on second Spanish cattle ship to be killed
Spain on Monday ordered the slaughter of 1,610 cattle which have been stuck aboard the Elbeik livestock ship since December, just weeks after hundreds of cattle on another vessel met a similar fate....
18 March 2021
US meatpacking workers with Tyson Foods and JBS USA receive COVID-19 vaccines
Meatpacker JBS USA said on 15 March that more than 20% of its employees have received a COVID-19 vaccine, while rival Tyson Foods Inc said more than 10% of its workers have received a shot....
17 March 2021
New UK border checks delay is a betrayal of vets and Brexit, says OV group
The Managing Director of one of the UK's leading providers of Official Veterinarians and Meat Hygiene Inspectors has strongly criticised the UK Government’s decision to further delay checks on goods entering Great Britain from the European Union....
15 March 2021
Brazil’s cattle supplies to remain tight, says Safras & Mercado
A shortage of cattle for slaughtering will continue to weigh on Brazilian beef processors for at least a year, says analyst with Safras & Mercado....
12 March 2021
Half of meat plant inspections in Ireland show breaches of employment law
Ireland’s Department of Enterprise, Trade Employment says that almost €184,000 in outstanding wages were recovered for employees after inspections....
09 March 2021
Northern Ireland contends with official vet shortage amid Brexit protocol changes
A senior Ulster Unionist peer has called for urgent action to address an increasingly serious shortage of vets carrying out official meat inspections in Northern Ireland....
05 March 2021
Government of Canada invests $7.8 million in worker safety at meat plants
The Government of Canada has earmarked $7.8 million to help meat companies implement changes to safeguard the health and safety of workers due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic....
04 March 2021
As US meatpackers announce vaccine plans, workers groups highlight slow progress
COVID-19 vaccines are making their way into the arms of US meat and agriculture workers, but companies and union officials say progress needs to be faster after coronavirus outbreaks idled slaughterhouses and sickened thousands of workers....
03 March 2021
American Farm Bureau voices support for cattle market transparency
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFB) is calling on lawmakers to require increased transparency in US cattle markets. ...
01 March 2021
Spanish government orders cattle on pariah ship to be culled
More than 850 cows that have spent months on a ship in the Mediterranean are no longer fit for transport and should be killed, Spain's Agriculure Ministry said on 27 February....
26 February 2021
Spanish cattle ship returns to port after spending months at sea
A shipload of Spanish cattle that had been drifting for months due to concerns over the bovine bluetongue disease docked in Spain on Thursday, the government said, but the fate of the animals remains unclear....
25 February 2021
UK's Welfare in Transport consultation may not deliver for livestock
The UK's National Farmers Union has responded to Defra's Welfare in Transport consultation, saying that the proposals would cause undue delays and increase costs without delivering meaningful welfare benefits for livestock and poultry. ...
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10 
News By Advertiser

News By Country

News By Sub Category

News By Category


Partners


Seasonal Picks

Managing Pig Health: A Reference for the Farm - 2nd Edition