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30 September 2020
CME update: cattle futures climb as demand strengthens
US live cattle futures rose on 29 September as traders noted signs of strong beef demand and expectations of firm cash cattle trading this week....
Major meatpackers refuse to pay worker benefits for COVID-19 infections and deaths
An in-depth analysis from Reuters outlines the experiences of meat plant workers who were infected with the novel coronavirus while on the job and how major meat are denying sickness and death compensation claims....
Cold chains help mitigate the COVID-19 food crisis: lessons from Uganda
COVID-19 has disrupted food supply chains around the world, doubling the number of people at risk of acute food shortages and insecurity. However, certain supply chain characteristics - including the use of cold storage - can help mitigate this and future...
29 September 2020
CME update: cattle futures inch up as cash markets look more optimistic
US live cattle futures closed higher on 28 September, reversing their low opening as strong packer margins raised expectations for higher cash cattle trade for this week....
25 September 2020
CME update: cattle futures move up as supplies grow tighter
US live cattle futures rose to their highest in more than a month on 24 September as cash markets stabilised and traders feared that cattle supplies will tighten in the coming months....
Weekly protein digest: EU beef consumption on downward trend
Read the latest beef and dairy industry updates from Jim Wyckoff....
24 September 2020
Researchers at Iowa State explore the resilience of agriculture supply chains
A new project from Iowa State University will investigate how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted the US food supply chain, with an eye for short- and long-term solutions to prevent future disruptions. ...
23 September 2020
German police crack down on undocumented workers in abattoirs
German police have searched more than 40 businesses and homes in five different states as part of an investigation into foreign workers being illegally brought into the country to work in the meat packing industry....
21 September 2020
Discovery of rare Roman cattle bones sheds new light on ancient farming
The “incredibly rare” discovery of Roman cattle bones by archaeologists has shed new light on how ancient farmers butchered and sold meat....
17 September 2020
Economic significance of Australia’s red meat, livestock industry
The recently released State of the Industry Report 2020 shows that domestic and export sales of red meat and livestock in 2018-19 totalled $28.5 billion, of which red meat exports contributed $17.2 billion and domestic sales accounted for the remaining...
10 September 2020
Ireland suspends coronavirus testing at meat plants as demand for tests increases
Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) has suspended COVID-19 testing for meat plant workers as demand for screening increases and capacity is stretched....
Canada updates its humane transport regulations
In light of Canada's recent update to its humane transport regulations, Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have launched a new webinar series to share information with producers. ...
Play it safe at UK livestock marts as Autumn sales get underway
Farmers are being urged to strictly observe public health physical distancing guidelines as the Autumn sales in Scotland’s livestock marts get underway. ...
09 September 2020
How the novel coronavirus swept through Brazil’s JBS slaughterhouses
As JBS, the world’s largest meatpacker, reported second-quarter net profits that were twice as high as analysts expected, Reuters sheds a light how the company contended with COVID-19 outbreaks and deaths among its plant workers in Brazil....
CME update: cattle futures rise as traders expect firmer cash prices
Live cattle futures closed higher on Tuesday 8 September as traders expected firmer cash values as supplies of market-ready cattle fall....
07 September 2020
Investigation opens after accidental worker death at JBS plant in Brazil
JBS SA, the world’s largest meat company, says that Brazilian authorities are investigating the death of a worker at one of its beef plants....
03 September 2020
Cattle ship capsizes in storm off Japan’s coast
A ship carrying 43 crew and nearly 6,000 cattle from New Zealand to China has capsized after an engine failed in stormy weather in the East China Sea....
28 August 2020
Weekly protein digest:fluid milk supplies falter and beef exports are down
Read the latest US dairy industry and beef export updates from Jim Wyckoff....
27 August 2020
CME update: cattle futures drop as supplies are assessed
CME live cattle futures fell on 26 August as Cattle on Feed report sends ripples through the commodity markets....
26 August 2020
UK mulls legislation that would force large companies to clean up their supply chains
On 24 August, the UK said it would start a consultation process on a potential new law that would force big companies to clean up their supply chains by fining them if they used products grown on illegally deforested land....
21 August 2020
JBS plant in Brazil has been ordered to impose a 1.5-meter worker distancing after coronavirus outbreak
A beef plant in Pontes e Lacerda owned by JBS SA has been ordered by a labour court to impose a 1.5-meter distance between workers in the production line to stop the spread of COVID-19....
20 August 2020
CME update: live cattle futures gain ground on wholesale strength
CME live cattle futures firmed on 19 August as boxed beef prices gave support ahead of the upcoming Labour Day holiday weekend....
19 August 2020
CME update: feeder futures gain ground while live futures remain flat
US feeder cattle futures strengthened on 18 August while live cattle futures remained flat....
17 August 2020
CME update: cattle futures rise as beef prices and grilling demand increase
CME live cattle futures continued their rise on 14 August, supported by increasing beef prices and expectations of sustained meat demand before the Labour Day weekend....
JBS pursues US share listing plan after COVID-19 fallout
Brazil’s JBS SA is reviving plans to list shares on Wall Street after dealing with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic....
16 August 2020
Brits turn to takeout during COVID-19 lockdown
Data from AHDB shows that Brits are buying more take-out than they did before lockdown, with latest figures showing a 2 percent rise in orders compared to March 2020. ...
14 August 2020
Multiple meat plants in Argentina suspend exports to China over coronavirus fears
Seven Argentine meat processing plants are temporarily halting exports to China due to registered cases of COVID-19 among meat plant workers....
Global beef digest: US net sales trend downward
Read the latest global beef industry updates from Jim Wyckoff. ...
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