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10 July 2020
RAMP UP Act promises to strengthen regional meat processors across the US
New bipartisan legislation aims to expand the capacity of small and medium-sized meat processors and strengthen the US meat supply chain. ...
09 July 2020
CME update: futures and boxed beef prices weaken
US live and feeder cattle futures weakened on 8 July alongside prices for boxed beef....
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....
JBS reports 2.2 percent of workers at Brazil plant as COVID-19 positive
Brazilian meatpacking giant JBS says that 2.2 percent of workers at its Goiania beef plant have been placed on mandatory leave after testing positive for COVID-19....
06 July 2020
Jogurty Magda becomes the first Polish dairy company to fully switch to plant-based
Sales of dairy alternatives in Poland increased by 26 percent in 2019 alone, as Poles are more and more willing to use plant-based milk, yoghurt or butter substitutes....
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. ...
02 July 2020
CME update: live cattle futures rise as new quarter opens
US live cattle futures closed higher on 1 July on technical and speculative buying at the start of a new month and new quarter....
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....
29 June 2020
Germany aims to introduce animal welfare levy after abattoir scandal
Germany’s Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner is pushing for an animal welfare levy in a bid to clean up the meat trade....
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
CME update: cattle futures firm as cold storage supplies decline
US live cattle futures rose on 23 June after two sessions of declines....
23 June 2020
Significant fall in US frozen beef supplies as COVID-19 jacks up meat prices
The USDA and livestock analysts report that US inventories of frozen beef showed significant drops last month....
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....
16 June 2020
CME update: livestock futures rise as meat production grows
US live cattle futures rose on 15 June after falling to their lowest price in more than a month last week....
12 June 2020
CME update: cattle futures dip as beef supply increases
US live cattle futures sank on 11 June as beef production and processing rebounds....
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. ...
02 June 2020
US supply chain disruptions continue
When workers essential to the food supply become ill, how does this affect the food supply chain within the meat industry?...
27 May 2020
Smaller meat processors face backlogs as coronavirus continues to shutter large slaughterhouses
Small meat processors across the US and Canada report months-long bottlenecks as farmers search for abattoirs to process backlogged livestock....
26 May 2020
Workers at Marfrig beef plant test positive for coronavirus
Brazilian meatpacker Marfrig said 25 employees at its unit in Várzea Grande, Brazil tested positive for COVID-19....
25 May 2020
CME update: live and feeder cattle futures slip upon release of cold storage data
US live and feeder cattle futures closed lower on 22 May ahead of the USDA Cattle on Feed report and after lacklustre cold storage data was released....
21 May 2020
Germany vows to clean up abattoirs after COVID-19 outbreaks among workers
Germany has proposed banning the use of temporary subcontractors at meatpacking plants following a surge in coronavirus infections....
20 May 2020
Canadian government steps in to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on dairy sector
The Canadian government has amended the Canadian Dairy Commission Act to support dairy producers and processors and ensure Canadians maintain access to affordable food. ...
19 May 2020
CME update: cattle futures reach six-week high after a third straight day of gains
US live cattle futures rose for a third consecutive day on 18 May, hitting their highest point since 1 April....
17 May 2020
Thai virology guru says meat is safe for consumption despite COVID-19 outbreak
Thai virology experts reassures public that it's safe to eat fully cooked meat amid the coronavirus pandemic. ...
14 May 2020
US Senators lead legislation to bring more transparency and accuracy to livestock markets
US Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Jon Tester (D-Montana) propose bipartisan legislation to increase proportion of "spot" payments meat packers are required to negotiate. ...
Mexican beef fills the US supply gap amid slaughterhouse bottleneck
More Mexican steaks and beef cuts are headed to the US as the coronavirus outbreaks shutters US meat processing plants....
 
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