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25 December 2020
View news from Global Weekly global protein digest
US beef net sales of 6,000 MT reported for 2020 were down 40 percent from the previous week, but up noticeably from the prior 4-week average. ...
24 December 2020
View news from United States Producers should follow recommended veterinary practices for dehorning cattle
Producers with horned cattle should develop and implement a dehorning plan that improves efficiency and animal well-being, Oklahoma State University experts said....
23 December 2020
View news from Global Rabobank Q4 2020: Changed Beef Consumption Following Covid-19 Create Opportunities
The global Covid-19 pandemic and African swine fever (ASF) have changed beef consumption patterns through 2020. ...
18 December 2020
15 December 2020
View news from Ireland Bord Bia works with top chefs to support independent butchers with launch of grass-fed Christmas Feasts Campaign
Top chefs from across the UK have collaborated with Bord Bia (The Irish Food Board) to help support the nation’s independent butchers and inspire consumers to try new grass-fed Irish beef cuts and cuisines this festive season....
14 December 2020
View news from United States Biden USDA Secretary choice will face little opposition in US Senate
President-Elect Joe Biden’s choice for US Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, will face limited to no opposition when the Senate eventually votes on him. Vilsack won unanimous approval the last time he led USDA under former President Barack Obama....
11 December 2020
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: USMCA gets its first test and China bans more Australian beef
US beef exports continue their steep decline and the USDA issues its assessment of SE Asia's diary prospects....
07 December 2020
View news from Global Global ag trade remains fairly steady, but uncertain through pandemic
Between a global pandemic and politically turbulent climate, livestock industries have eagerly looked toward international policies and trade. ...
04 December 2020
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: Canada revamps ag policy and US exports lag
Jim Wyckoff's latest analysis looks into changes in Canada's farm policy and how the US-China relationship could change under the incoming Biden administration. ...
03 December 2020
View news from European Union How is EU meat demand holding up?
Retail demand for meat has surged since the coronavirus pandemic disrupted out-of-home consumption early this year, writes Bethan Wilkins, red meat senior analyst with AHDB. ...
27 November 2020
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: meat prices remain firm and Spain's dairy sector poised to expand
Jim Wyckoff's latest analysis shows Spain making gains in the dairy market and meat prices remaining high. ...
25 November 2020
View news from United Kingdom TB insights help breed healthier African cattle
Resistance to bovine tuberculosis (bTB) ̶ a disease that spreads from cattle to infect an estimated 70,000 people each year in Africa ̶ could be controlled genetically through selective breeding, a study suggests....
23 November 2020
View news from United States Beef cattle nutrients enter new seasonal concerns
Nutritional requirements for beef cattle require a slight shift between seasons, Oklahoma State University Extension specialists said....
20 November 2020
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: COVID-19 impacts trade flows and the US rethinks its posture towards China
Jim Wyckoff's latest update tracks market changes in China and outlines the latest updates in the US dairy industry. ...
19 November 2020
View news from United States Chocolate milk: Sports drink of champions
It is the time of year when students are gearing up for the fall sports season. Whether playing football, volleyball or soccer, youth are practicing hard, sweating and burning many calories. ...
13 November 2020
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: the meat industry contends with more COVID-19 cases
Jim Wyckoff's latest update on the global cattle industry shows some friction for Australia's beef exports and an in-depth view of the dairy industry. ...
11 November 2020
View news from Canada The Benefits Of Bringing Cattle And Crops Together
Grazing cattle on neighbouring farmland can have benefits to both the cattle producer and the farmer if done properly. From Saskatchewan to Manitoba and Ontario the following producers have had success with grazing cattle on neighbouring crop land....
09 November 2020
View news from United States Steering towards grazing fields
It makes sense that a 1,200 pound Angus cow would place quite a lot of pressure on the ground on which it walks. But a new study shows that even these heavy beasts can’t do much to compact common soils — if they’re grazed responsibly....
06 November 2020
View news from United States Weekly beef and dairy digest: US beef exports gain ground dairy market remains steady
Jim Wyckoff's latest cattle industry update shows improving US beef exports and steady growth in the dairy sector. ...
02 November 2020
View news from Global Covid-19's impact on the global protein markets
While 2020 has been a year of volatility and uncertainty, in its most recent report, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) offered a more positive outlook for 2021, projected 5 per cent global economic growth. ...
30 October 2020
View news from Global Weekly beef and dairy digest: US exports lag and EU production expected to rise
Jim Wyckoff's latest beef and dairy industry updates track the production outlook in Europe and slowing beef exports. ...
26 October 2020
View news from Global Covid-19 creates perfect price forecasting storm
When Covid-19 first surfaced in early 2020, global protein markets were still responding to the pork shortages caused by African Swine Fever (ASF). ...
23 October 2020
View news from Global Weekly global protein digest
Read the latest updates on the global beef and dairy markets from livestock analyst Jim Wyckoff....
21 October 2020
View news from United States Researchers link cattle behavior to efficient beef production
Range cattle spend most of their time grazing, ruminating, resting and watering. Using collars fitted with GPS and accelerometers, technology similar to that found in a Fitbit that collects data on movement patterns, University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers...
16 October 2020
View news from Global Weekly protein digest: China's meat imports expected to fall in 2021
Jim Wyckoff's latest beef and dairy industry updates track China's import future and the international dairy market. ...
13 October 2020
View news from United States Ribeye-eating pigs demonstrate protein quality for humans
Nearly a decade ago, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) developed a new index to assess protein quality in foods. The goal, writ large, was to address food security for the world’s most vulnerable populations, creating more accurate...
09 October 2020
View news from Global Weekly protein digest: beef exports from US decline while the dairy industry gains ground
Jim Wyckoff's latest beef and dairy update tracks decreasing beef exports from the United States and the impacts of Spain's recent COVID-19 spike....
08 October 2020
View news from United States Backlogs in global meat processing expected to last into 2021
Economic uncertainty, as well as shifts in supply and demand, has caused great uncertainty in global protein markets. The situation has been further exacerbated by outbreaks of illness due to Covid-19 at the processing level that have created bottlenecks...
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