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24 February 2017
View news from United States CME: Important Fed Cattle Market Innovation Under Discussion
US - In this Daily Livestock Report (DLR), we provide some discussion of an important fed cattle market innovation which began in 2016 — the Fed Cattle Exchange, according to the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
23 February 2017
View news from United States CME: Pre-report Estimates Show Cattle Marketed During January Up 10.2%
US - On Friday, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will publish their monthly 'Cattle on Feed' report, which is based on a survey of all feedlots with an animal capacity of 1,000 head or more, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
21 February 2017
View news from United States Gene Editing can Complement Traditional Food-animal Improvements
US - Gene editing - one of the newest and most promising tools of biotechnology - enables animal breeders to make beneficial genetic changes, without bringing along unwanted genetic changes....
20 February 2017
View news from United States CME: Minimal Number of Canadian Feeder Cattle Seen Entering US in 2017
US - USDA will publish next week the results of its feedlot inventory survey and we will cover both pre‐report estimates and the survey results as they become available, write the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Groups Welcome Scott Pruitt as New EPA Administrator
US - Last week, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) welcomed Scott Pruitt's confirmation as administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ...
17 February 2017
View news from United States Groups Urge President Trump to Raise New Canadian Milk Pricing Scheme Issue
US - The US dairy sector has urged President Donald Trump to discuss Canada's protectionist milk pricing policy during Monday's meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau....
View news from United States A2 Milk Facts: What is A2 Milk?
US - A2 milk is cow’s milk that contains only the A2 variant of beta-casein protein. In referring to A2 milk, we are talking only about the specific type of protein it contains, called beta casein, and nothing else (not fat or carbohydrates), says the...
07 February 2017
View news from United States Heavier DON, ZEN and FUM Levels Reported in 2016 US Corn and DDGS: BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey
US - US feed and livestock producers have more reason to carefully monitor mycotoxin contamination in feed and crops, according to results of the latest BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey....
27 January 2017
View news from United States Why Dairy Proteins May Be Answer to Controlling Insulin, Blood Glucose Levels
US - People with type 2 diabetes know to avoid certain carbohydrates that raise blood sugar levels. Counting carbohydrates is as easy as checking the nutrition label on foods for grams of sugar. But carbohydrates are not the only nutrient that affects...
26 January 2017
View news from United States Trump Administration Urged Not to Cede Export Opportunities
US - The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) have urged the Trump Administration not to retreat from pursuing new trade opportunities in the Pacific Rim, and to protect the agricultural trade relationship...
View news from United States US Livestock, Poultry Industries Blessed with Record-setting Corn Harvest
US - The US livestock, poultry and dairy industries have been blessed (again) with a record-setting corn harvest, writes the Steiner Consulting Group....
25 January 2017
View news from United States Mixed Response From Ag Industry as US Gets Withdrawn from TPP
US - US President Donald Trump has signed an executive action to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The move by Mr Trump has been met with mixed reactions....
24 January 2017
View news from United States British Cattle Vets Recommend Voluntary Clampdown on Antibiotic Use
UK - Recommendations to clamp down on use of critically important antibiotics (CIAs) when treating cattle and avoid preventative use where possible have been issued by the British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA)....
View news from United States Tom Vilsack to Take Helm of US Dairy Export Council
US - Last week, the US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) announced that former US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will join the organization as president and CEO, effective 1 February 2017. USDEC is a non-profit, independent organization that...
23 January 2017
View news from United States Kleefisch Pledges Support to Wisconsin Dairy Community
US - If Wisconsin is to remain known for dairy farming and food, state government must provide farmers with tools for success, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch told hundreds of farmers and others last week at a dairy conference....
View news from United States Wholesale Food Prices Drop Sharply
US - Wholesale prices are down sharply across a number of categories but so far the response from grocery retailers and foodservice operators has been vastly different. According to data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the price of food products...
20 January 2017
View news from United States Sonny Perdue to Be New US Agriculture Secretary
US - President-elect Donald Trump has selected former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be the US Agriculture Secretary in the incoming Trump administration....
19 January 2017
View news from United States Cattlemen Call on Senate to Confirm Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association sent a letter to the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works this week, expressing strong support for the nomination of Scott Pruitt to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency...
17 January 2017
View news from United States BQA Producer Forum Open to All Cattle Producers
US - Attention all dairymen, cattle farmers and ranchers: The Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Producer Forum will be held Thursday, 2 February 2017 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Nashville, Tennessee, during the Annual Cattle Industry Convention. The forum...
16 January 2017
View news from United States Groups Support Senate Bill Prompting FDA Enforcement of Milk Labeling Standards
US - New Senate legislation to enforce the proper labeling of imitation dairy products drew an endorsement last week (12 January) from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), which together agreed...
13 January 2017
View news from United States Prospects for US Cattle, Beef Markets a Little Brighter
US - The USDA updated their World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) yesterday, a monthly proceeding that integrates new developments and data into the existing outlook for agriculture commodity markets. Prospects for the cattle and beef...
11 January 2017
View news from United States USDA Licenses Diagnostic Kit to Improve Management of Johne’s Disease in Cattle
US - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued Thermo Fisher Scientific a Veterinary Biological Product License for its Applied Biosystems VetMAX-Gold MAP Detection Kit, a real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based solution designed...
10 January 2017
View news from United States NCBA, PLC Praise Senate Effort to Curb Abuse of Antiquities Act
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council applaud the introduction of the Improved National Monument Designation Process Act, championed by Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). The...
09 January 2017
View news from United States 2016 Weather Impacted Mycotoxin Levels Across USA
US - As another harvest season is now complete, dairy producers are looking towards the quality of their crops during winter storage months....
05 January 2017
View news from United States Livestock Industry Lays Out Federal Lands Priorities for Trump Administration
US - The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association issued federal land management priorities for the new administration to bring responsible management and economic viability back to the Western landscape....
29 December 2016
View news from United States Agricultural Industry Not Without Challenges, Says Rabobank Report
US - The Rabo Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory (FAR) group have released a report on the future of the agriculture sector, focusing on the pivotal next five years in the agribusiness industry....
View news from United States DBA Pledges Support for Agricultural Education Center
US - Recognising the opportunity to engage the non-farming public about how food is produced, the Dairy Business Association has announced it will contribute $50,000 to the Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center (WAEC)....
21 December 2016
View news from United States NFU Board Urges Congress to Assist Struggling Dairy Producers
US - As US dairy producers continue to struggle with multi-year price lows and an inadequate safety net, National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on Congress to provide meaningful support for the nation’s dairy sector....
 
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