Beef

Beef exports strengthen to Mexico, weaken to Japan

U.S. beef exports through May 2014 are up 6 percent from a year earlier. Exports have strengthened to Hong Kong and Mexico, offsetting weaker shipments to Canada, Japan, and Taiwan. FULL STORY »

Beef imports continue strong pace

U.S. beef imports continued to strengthen during May and were 20 percent higher for the month than a year earlier (see chart). Beef production is expected to decline 5 percent in 2014 due to lower cattle supplies, and lower cow slaughter. FULL STORY »

Recent rains boost cattle prices

Production forecasts for the corn and soybean crops to be harvested this fall indicate the potential for ample feed supplies. As a result, corn prices are declining. FULL STORY »

Ag markets proved decidedly mixed Friday morning

Corn futures turned decidedly lower Friday morning. Corn futures rose quite modestly Thursday despite strong export news and the destruction of an airliner over a rebel-held area of Ukraine. FULL STORY »

Boneless Cow Beef & Beef Trimmings - Afternoon

LM_XB401 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jul 18, 2014 USDA Market News NATIONAL/REGIONAL DAILY BONELESS PROCESSING BEEF AND BEEF TRIMMINGS - Negotiated Sales - Afternoon FOB Plant basis negotiated sales for delivery within 0-21 day period, including sales since last report, FULL STORY »

Beef Carcass Price Equivalent

NW_LS410 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jul 18, 2014 USDA Market News USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE CHOICE SELECT Index 600-900# 600-900# Values => $232.29 $225.27 Change FULL STORY »

Boxed Beef Cutout & Cuts - Negotiated Sales

LM_XB459 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jul 18, 2014 USDA Market News NATIONAL WEEKLY BOXED BEEF CUTOUT AND BOXED BEEF CUTS - Negotiated Sales Based on negotiated prices and volume of boxed beef cuts delivered within 0-21 days and on average industry cutting yields. Values FULL STORY »

By-Products Drop Value Cow Variety Meats

NW_LS444 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jul 18, 2014 USDA Market News WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (COW) The hide and offal value from a typical slaughter cow(1) for the week ended 7/18/2014 was estimated at 15.69 per cwt live, unchanged from last week. CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT VALUE FULL STORY »

Boneless Cow Beef & Trimmings - Formulated Sales

LM_XB450 Des Moines, IA Fri Jul 18, 2014 USDA Market News NATIONAL WEEKLY FORMULATED BONELESS COW BEEF & BEEF TRIMMINGS - Formulated Sales FOB Plant basis formulated sales, U.S. dollars per 100 pounds. Information in this report represents the volume reported FULL STORY »

Cutter Cow Cutout & Boxed Cow Beef Cuts

LM_XB461 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jul 18, 2014 USDA Market News NATIONAL WEEKLY CUTTER COW CUTOUT AND BOXED COW BEEF CUTS USDA ESTIMATE CUTTER COW CARCASS CUT-OUT VALUE - Negotiated Sales Based on negotiated prices and volume of cow cuts delivered within 0-21 days and FULL STORY »

By-Product Drop Value

NW_LS441 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jul 18, 2014 USDA Market News USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (STEER) FOB CENTRAL U.S. The hide and offal value from a typical slaughter steer(1) for today was estimated at 15.82 per cwt live, up 0.07 when compared to Thursday's value. FOB CENTRAL U.S. TODAY'S FULL STORY »

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