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25 August 2017
View news from United States USPOULTRY Cosponsors 2017 Sustainable Agriculture Summit
US - Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), along with Field to Market, the Innovation Center for US Dairy, the National Pork Board, the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops and the US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, is cosponsoring the upcoming 2017...
24 August 2017
View news from United States CME: US Feedlots Continue to Sell Slaughter Ready Animals During July
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 August 2017
View news from United States Support within US Key to Successful NAFTA Renegotiation
US - The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says strong American support for NAFTA, particularly within the agricultural community, will play an important role in the renegotiation of agreement, according to Bruce Cochrane....
View news from United States Paper: Clinical Signs Best Predictors of Mortality in Critically Ill Calves
US - Clinical signs such as gastrointestinal problems or septic arthritis may be better predictors of mortality in neonatal calves with diarrhea than blood pH levels and other laboratory findings, a new study suggests....
18 August 2017
View news from United States CME: USDA Makes Modest Adjustments to Corn, Soybean Harvest Forecasts
US - Despite much talk of deteriorating conditions and the potential for lower yields in several parts of the Corn Belt, USDA made some very modest adjustments to its corn and soybean harvest forecasts (see our report on 11 August for full coverage...
15 August 2017
View news from United States Development of Local Food Systems Helps Bridge Gap Among Different People
US - One of the major barriers that environmentalists face in trying to implement sustainable practices is getting disparate groups to agree on what needs protecting and which way is the best course of action....
11 August 2017
View news from United States CME: Feedlot Placements in June Up 16% from Previous Year
US - Weekly data on feeder cattle trade volumes for July could be indicating an end to the surge in placements of cattle going into feedlots that has been so notable for the last five months, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
09 August 2017
View news from United States CME: Upcoming 'Crop' Report to be First to Incorporate Extensive Survey For Farmers
US - Participants in the livestock sectors will be paying attention to this Thursday’s "Crop Production" report from USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
07 August 2017
View news from United States Cargill Enters into Purchase Agreement to Acquire Animal Feed Business
US - Cargill has reached an agreement to acquire the animal feed business of Richmond, Virginia-based Southern States Cooperative, Inc., a move that will help the company better serve its customers in the eastern United States. The transaction is expected...
View news from United States Jinyu Bio-technology Joins Animal Vaccine Cluster in Kansas
US - China's largest animal vaccine company is going to a part of the US where the industry action is....
01 August 2017
View news from United States Coalition Supports Nomination of Censky as USDA Deputy Secretary
US - The National Chicken Council this week joined other agricultural organisations in supporting the nomination of Stephen Censky as Deputy Secretary for the US Department of Agriculture....
31 July 2017
View news from United States US Agriculture Recognises Value of NAFTA
US - Canada's Agriculture Minister says US agriculture recognises the benefits that have been created by NAFTA over the past 20 years, according to Bruce Cochrane....
27 July 2017
View news from United States Advance breeding results with new genotyping technology
AgriSeq targeted genotyping by sequencing (“GBS”) solutions include a Bovine ISAG 200 Parentage Panel that delivers more lineage information and flexibility to cattle breeders....
View news from United States CME: Onslaught of Cattle Moving into Feedlots During H1 Continued in June
US - The onslaught of cattle moving into feedlots during the first half of 2017 continued in June, with placements up 16 per cent from the prior June, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Cooler Cows Have Healthier Calves
US - Environmental influences affecting cows during pregnancy have been shown to induce life-long physical and metabolic changes in the offspring....
26 July 2017
View news from United States CME: Latest COF Report Reveals More Heifers Placed into Feedlots
US - Profitability has allowed cattle feeders to aggressively buy animals (feeder cattle). The result has been more steers and heifers placed on-feed than a year ago and higher feeder cattle prices, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc...
25 July 2017
View news from United States CME: Fed, Feeder Cattle Futures Down Sharply Due to Bearish Implications
US - There were two key reports released on Friday that directly impact the cattle market and, as of this writing, both fed and feeder cattle futures are down sharply due to the bearish implications of those reports, writes Steiner Consulting Group,...
21 July 2017
View news from United States CME: Beef, Dairy Cow Slaughter Up 9% Compared Last Year
US - Some of you may have noticed that there have been no preliminary estimates of the upcoming USDA "Cattle Inventory" report. While analysts have a fairly good process for estimating the cattle on feed numbers, it is quite difficult to come up with...
View news from United States Taste, Health Affect Consumer Choices for Milk, Nondairy Beverages
US - In recent years, retail sales of fluid milk have experienced significant change and per capita consumption has decreased at a rate of 830 mL per year since 1975. Between 2011 and 2014, sales of fluid milk have decreased 3.8 per cent but the amount...
20 July 2017
View news from United States CME: July COF Numbers Expected to be Up 2.8%
US - Before we go over the estimates of the cattle on feed inventory, just a very brief update on the case of atypical BSE that USDA announced. You can read all the details from the link below but our opinion is that this should have very little material...
View news from United States AFBF Says Modernised NAFTA Must Work for US Ag
US - North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations need to protect valuable market gains for US agriculture while addressing remaining challenges in the US's closest international markets, Jason Perdue, a row crop, beef and poultry farmer from York,...
View news from United States Study Reveals Health Insurance Costs Threaten Farm Viability
US - According to a new US Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor that affects their ability to run a successful...
View news from United States China, US Applaud Comprehensive Economic Dialogue
US - Senior Chinese and US government officials spoke positively of their first Comprehensive Economic Dialogue (CED) in Washington on Wednesday after they reached a wide consensus....
18 July 2017
View news from United States US: Trade Deficits Key to Renegotiating NAFTA
US - The United States on Monday launched the first salvo in the renegotiation of the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), saying its top priority for the talks was shrinking the US trade deficit with Canada and Mexico....
17 July 2017
View news from United States Zoetis Announces NCBA Trade Show Sweepstakes Winner
Tennessee cattleman, ag educator wins $5,000 toward WW Livestock Equipment....
13 July 2017
View news from United States Ag Groups Worried About Import Restrictions
US - The National Pork Producers Council and 17 other food and agriculture organisations, representing the vast majority of production agriculture, sent a letter to the Trump administration this week, urging it to refrain from placing restrictions on...
12 July 2017
View news from United States DFA Celebrates World Milk Day and June Dairy Month
US - In honor of June Dairy Month, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) members and employees celebrated the company’s core value of community by donating more than $24,000 to the Great American Milk Drive, which provides milk to local Feeding America food...
05 July 2017
View news from United States FMD Vaccine Bank Receives Broad Support, Says NPPC
US - The Vice President of the National Pork Producers Council reports broad support for the creation of a Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine Bank, Bruce Cochrane writes....
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