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25 February 2021
UK's Welfare in Transport consultation may not deliver for livestock
The UK's National Farmers Union has responded to Defra's Welfare in Transport consultation, saying that the proposals would cause undue delays and increase costs without delivering meaningful welfare benefits for livestock and poultry. ...
09 February 2021
New video showcases COVID-19 safety measures in UK abattoirs
A new video that shows how abattoirs in the UK are taking steps to minimise the spread of COVID-19 has gone live this week. ...
08 February 2021
CME update: live cattle futures top one-year high on strong demand
US live cattle futures reached their highest point in a year on 5 February, while March feeder cattle futures slid back from previous highs....
06 February 2021
Keep foodborne illness away from your Super Bowl end zone
Score a touchdown this year with your Super Bowl LV snacks by keeping bacteria out of the end zone....
04 February 2021
CME update: cattle futures slip despite solid domestic demand
US live and feeder cattle futures settled lower on 3 February as traders pin hopes on increased meat demand from China....
03 February 2021
CME update: cattle futures advance on strong meat demand
US live and feeder cattle futures rose on 2 February as both domestic and export demand for beef improve....
Lawsuit alleges that Tyson Foods misled shareholders about COVID-19 safety measures
US meat and poultry processor Tyson Foods Inc was sued on 2 February for allegedly defrauding shareholders with misleading disclosures about its ability to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus in its facilities....
02 February 2021
US Congress to investigate COVID-19 worker safety at meat processing firms
A US congressional panel is investigating three large meatpacking companies for possible worker-safety violations after reports that hundreds of industry workers have died of the novel coronavirus....
01 February 2021
CME update: live cattle futures slip on end-month profit-taking
US live cattle futures closed lower on 29 January as traders booked profits at the end of the week and month while Wall Street equity markets declined....
Brazil’s beef lobby calls for abattoir workers to be prioritised for COVID-19 jab
Brazilian beef lobby Abrafrigo is requesting that slaughterhouse workers be included in vaccine priority lists....
27 January 2021
CME update: rising beef prices buoy live cattle futures
US live cattle futures rose on 26 January for a fourth straight session, with deferred months setting life-of-contract highs....
25 January 2021
New Zealand dairy sector has record year, with total milksolids production at a record high
The DairyNZ and Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) statistics show that in the 2019-20 season, New Zealand dairy companies processed 21.1 billion litres of milk containing 1.90 billion kilograms of milksolids (kg MS)...
22 January 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: Indonesia moves to fill a domestic beef shortage and the USDA publishes latest round of reports
Indonesia expects meat and buffalo consumption to rise by 64 percent in 2021, while the USDA predicts restricted red meat supplies in the United States. ...
CME update: live cattle futures surge ahead of USDA Cattle on Feed report
US live cattle futures gained on 21 January ahead of a closely watched monthly Cattle on Feed report, due on 22 January from the USDA....
JBS offers $100 to employees who get COVID-19 vaccine
Meatpacker JBS USA and poultry company Pilgrim’s Price Corp say that they will pay $100 to US employees who voluntarily receive a COVID-19 vaccine....
20 January 2021
Marfrig partners with Embrapa to launch carbon neutral meat line
Marfrig and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) announced the launch of the Viva brand, a new meat line with sustainability attributes....
18 January 2021
UK farmgate prices remain strong despite border concerns stemming from Brexit
Despite the Brexit trade agreement between the UK and EU, UK cattle producers must still contend with the new non-tariff conditions and biosecurity checks for exports. ...
CME update: cattle futures rise on bargain buying
US live cattle futures rose on 15 January on some bargain buying but still posted their first weekly loss in five weeks....
15 January 2021
CME update: cattle futures falter as corn prices surge
US feeder cattle futures fell on 14 January, retreating back towards a three-month low on prospects for increased input costs for farmers due to skyrocketing corn prices....
14 January 2021
CME update: live cattle futures end mixed on concerns about feed costs
Nearby US cattle futures weakened on 13 January, weighed down by prospects for rising feed costs due to higher prices for corn, soybeans and wheat....
12 January 2021
CME update: live cattle futures fall on profit-taking and technical selling
US cattle futures sank on 11 January in a profit-taking and technical selling setback amid concerns about weakening US demand for cattle and beef....
Smithfield suspends US federal campaign donations
Smithfield Foods has suspended federal campaign donations after the US Capitol riot on 6 December....
11 January 2021
CME update: live cattle futures fall lower on technical selling
US cattle futures drifted lower on 8 January on light technical selling, with the spot February contract pressured as speculators rolled long positions into forward months....
08 January 2021
CME update: live cattle futures end mixed while feeder futures firm as rally in corn prices stalls
US cattle futures closed narrowly mixed on 7 January with the spot February contract drifting lower in range-bound trade, awaiting direction from cash markets....
BMPA warns that the UK risks food shortages if food factory workers are not prioritised for COVID-19 vaccine
The British Meat Processors Association warns that the UK Government's failure to prioritise food processing workers for the coronavirus vaccine puts the country's food supply at risk. ...
07 January 2021
CME update: cattle futures inch lower as traders weigh slowed meat processing
Live cattle futures fell on 6 January as traders considered declining beef cut-out values against expected tighter market-ready cattle supplies in the second quarter of the year....
Smithfield Foods prepares for COVID-19 vaccine distribution to US employees
Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork processor, says it is actively preparing for COVID-19 vaccine distribution to employees and has medical capabilities at its US plants....
06 January 2021
JBS responds to slavery allegations on Brazil’s cattle ranches
Brazilian meatpackers must clean up their supply chains, labour experts said on 5 January, after an investigation showed six firms bought cattle from ranches that used slave labour....
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