Livestock: Is Beef Herd Expansion Near Its End? Jul 23, 2019

🕔Jul 23, 2019Looking back a decade or so, the high feed price era from 2007 to 2013 caused downsizing of the beef industry. Beef cow numbers reached a low in 2014 which […]

Livestock: Cattle on Feed Inventories Nearly 5% Above Last Year Aug 27, 2018

🕔Aug 27, 2018USDA released its August Cattle on Feed report last Friday, providing an update with respect to the current on feed inventory along with estimated placements on feed during July, which will influence […]

Beef Export Tariffs Not Equal: Japan – U.S. is 38%; Australia is 29.3% – DTN May 17, 2018

🕔May 17, 2018Asked how U.S.-China talks on trade tariffs affect U.S. beef exports to China, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) international program assistant Vice-President Greg Hanes used the “chicken-and-egg thing” metaphor. Chinese […]

Livestock: Cattle Inventory Growth Slowing, Beef Production Still Increasing Feb 5, 2018

🕔Feb 5, 2018USDA released its annual Cattle inventory report last week and the report confirmed that, although the U.S. cattle herd was still growing during 2017, the rate of growth slowed sharply compared to […]

Livestock: U.S. Beef Sales to China to Remain Limited in Near Term Jan 26, 2018

🕔Jan 26, 2018Total U.S. beef exports are projected to increase another 2.5 to 3.5 percent year over year in 2018 to a new record level, including some growth in exports to China. […]

U.S. Trade Policy: Lessons Learned from the Japanese Beef Market Jan 19, 2018

🕔Jan 19, 2018For ten consecutive years, Japan has increased its meat consumption; consumption increased by 3.4% last year over the previous year to produce the highest level of growth in five years. […]

Livestock: Japanese Beef Imports Rise – DTN Dec 19, 2017

🕔Dec 19, 2017Despite the Aug. 1 tariff hike from 38.5% to 50% on frozen beef, Japan’s imports have continued rising year over year. While tariffs will hit U.S. beef shipments, recent trade […]

Livestock Market: China’s Meat and Poultry Import Forecast, 2018 Oct 16, 2017

🕔Oct 16, 2017On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)  released its biannual “Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade” report.  Published in April and October, the report is “designed to give […]

Mississippi Livestock: Chinese Beef Market Access Will Help Cattle Producers Sep 8, 2017

🕔Sep 8, 2017The first shipment of U.S. beef to China in more than 13 years reached its destination in June, and Mississippi cattle producers are beginning to see modest rewards of new […]

Livestock Market: Policy Change on U.S. Beef Exports to China – Early Impacts Explored Jul 24, 2017

🕔Jul 24, 2017Recall that last month, trade rules regarding U.S beef exports to China were finalized.  The U.S. had not exported beef to China since 2003, and on June 30th, an update […]

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