Cattle

The meat industry in the US is responsible for over five million jobs

Hides earn cash, as meat delivers 5% of US GDP

By Oscar Rousseau

Hides and skins generate $3.4bn for the US economy, while meat delivers 5.6% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), according to analysis by the North American Meat Institute (NAMI).

Memphis Meats has made progress in creating laboratory-made burgers

Lab-grown meat challenges ‘status quo’

By Oscar Rousseau

American start-up Memphis Meats has said it is less than five years away from being able to manufacture enough laboratory-made burgers and meatballs to stock the shelves of US grocery stores. 

Steve Hanson was elected chairman of the Federation of State Beef Councils at the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention

Steve Hanson elected as US Beef Councils chief

By Oscar Rousseau

Nebraskan cattle producer Steve Hanson has been elected chairman of the Federation of State Beef Councils during the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) trade show in San Diego. 

El Niño storm replenished moisture in drought-hit areas like Foxen Canyon, California

Price shock in US beef market over

By Oscar Rousseau

Shock market conditions, including a plummeting cattle price and tight protein supply, created the ‘perfect storm’ for US beef producers between 2014 to 2015 but the worst is behind the sector, according to Randy Blach, CEO of research organisation CattleFax.

Plans to grow the US beef industry have taken steps forward

US executives seek to strengthen beef industry

By Chloe Ryan

A five-year strategy to strengthen the US beef industry has been reinforced this week with a meeting of 16 industry leaders from the Beef Industry Long Range Plan Task Force. 

The task force aims to grow wholesale beef demand by 2% annually over the next five years

US executives boost beef industry growth plan

By Chloe Ryan

A five-year strategy to strengthen the US beef industry has been reinforced this week with a meeting of 16 industry leaders from the Beef Industry Long Range Plan Task Force.

Commercial hog slaughter was down 5% to 106.9m head

US red meat production saw decline in 2014

By Georgi Gyton

Total US red meat production fell 4% last year, compared to 2013, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service’s annual Livestock Slaughter Summary (2014), published yesterday (27 April).

Construction will begin on the 50,000sq ft warehouse this spring

Tyson to invest nearly $50m in new beef plant

By Georgi Gyton

Tyson Fresh Meats is to plough $47m into its Lexington plant in the US, in order to construct a new, expanded, boxed beef warehouse, in a bid to ensure the future success of the site.

The strategy is set out across four pillars: connectivity, productivity, competitiveness and beef demand

Canada beef sector optimistic about new strategy

By Georgi Gyton

Canada’s beef sector organisations have told GlobalMeatNews that they are optimistic about a national programme connecting all key players in Canada’s beef sector for the first time, with the goal of a 15% increase in production efficiency by 2020.

Over the past two decades Chile has strived to eradicate livestock diseases

Chile makes first export of live heifers to China

By Tom Azzopardi, in Santiago

Chile has exported more than 7,000 heifers to China in its first major export of live cattle, which has just arrived at its destination, and the government hopes this might be the start of developing a long-term beef livestock export trade.

An improved forage situation, lower grains prices and record margins last year have helped improve prospects

Strong prices predicted for US beef in 2015

By Georgi Gyton

Delegates at the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention were comforted by predictions from CattleFax that prices for US beef will remain strong during 2015.

The AWI said the NCBA's Beef Quality Assurance Program did not meet OIE code

Animal Welfare Institute questions US cattle handling

By Georgi Gyton

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has been sent a written appeal by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) requesting that it revises the association’s guidelines for the handling of cattle raised for beef, in the USA.

Cargill's Michael Martin on the slow volume growth of finely textured beef:

Record beef prices see FTB volumes increase, albeit slowly: Cargill

Is finely textured beef staging a comeback?

By Maggie Hennessy

Could record ground beef prices in the US mean a return to finely textured beef (FTB)? 

Higher prices for US beef were partly offset by preferential duty under the KORUS FTA

South Korea expected to import more beef

By Georgi Gyton

The Republic of Korea is expected to import more beef in the coming year, as domestic cattle numbers continue to fall, and beef prices rise.

Ritz said it was important to end discrimination against Canadian cattle and hogs due to COOL

Canadian agriculture minister highlights cattle opportunities

By Georgi Gyton

Gerry Ritz, Canadian agriculture minister, spoke of the benefit of unfettered trade with the US, and increased market access and trade successes, when he addressed delegates at the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), semi-annual meeting.

Could things be looking up for the US cattle industry?

Turning point for US cattle numbers?

By Georgi Gyton

Delegates at the 2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver, Colorado were told that the industry was transitioning from the liquidation phase to the expansion phase in terms of cattle numbers.

Kazakhstan plans to import as many as 10,000 Angus and Hereford cows from the US and Australia

Kazakhstan seeks to transform beef export industry

By Poorna Rodrigo

Kazakhstan’s promising beef industry is trying to create its own breeder herds, with a plan to import as many as 10,000 Angus and Hereford cows from the US and Australia, KazBeef director general Beibit Yerubayev told GlobalMeatNews.com.

US sees cattle herds declining further

American cattle herds smallest since 1951, says USDA

By Kitty So

The USA continues to face drought and declining cattle herds, according to recent US Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports, although the industry says ranchers could begin rebuilding herds soon.

Uruguay beef production on path to recovery

Recovery forecast for Uruguayan beef

By Carina Perkins

Uruguayan beef production is expected to continue its recovery through to next year, according to forecasts from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Decline in US beef production forecast

Decline in US beef production forecast

By Carina Perkins

Analysts have warned that US beef production is likely to decline further over the next couple of years, pushing prices up to “all-time highs”.

Hurricane Sandy takes toll on US meat firms

Meat firms hit as US hurricane takes its toll

By Arabella Mileham

American financial analysts have warned that meat producers and processors are losing business as the impact of Hurricane Sandy, one of the worst storms to batter America, continues to cripple the eastern seaboard.  

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