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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....
CME update: live cattle futures close lower, retreating after this week’s earlier advances
US live cattle futures closed lower on 13 May, falling after early advances on profit-taking and hopes of easing beef prices....
12 May 2020
China suspends imports from four Australian slaughterhouses amid trade tensions
Australia's Minister for Trade reports that China has suspended imports from four major Australian meat processors as souring bilateral ties disrupt the trade of several major agricultural commodities. ...
11 May 2020
CME update: cattle futures prices rise as Trump administration investigates beef market
US live cattle futures rose on 8 May along with cash prices as the US government probed the beef market....
08 May 2020
North American cattle market contracts sharply, leaving retailers at a loose end
As COVID-19 shutters slaughterhouses and processing plants, cattle are left on-farm, leaving retailers hungry for beef....
07 May 2020
President Trump urges Justice Department to investigate meat price disparities
President Trump said on 6 May that he had asked the Justice Department to look into allegations that the meat packing industry broke antitrust law due to price disparities in meat markets....
06 May 2020
CME update: cattle futures slide after three days of gains
US cattle futures closed lower on Tuesday in a profit-taking setback after three sessions of gains....
05 May 2020
Costco limits beef purchases amid fears of supply shortages
Costco Wholesale Corp announces limits on the number of beef, pork and poultry products customers can buy....
04 May 2020
COVID-19 cases confirmed in three Irish meat processing plants
Ireland’s agriculture minister reports six infection clusters at plants....
US retailer Kroger limits ground beef and pork purchases in some stores
On 1 May, supermarket chain Kroger Co put purchase limits on ground beef and fresh pork at some of its stores in response to growing fears over meat shortages....
CME update: US cattle futures rise as wholesale meat prices strengthen
US live cattle futures closed higher on Friday after hitting a three-week high, bolstered by stable cash cattle values and climbing wholesale beef prices as labour shortages slow the speed of slaughter....
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