Greg Henderson

Feeding margins take a step backwards, packing margins improve

Cattle feeding margins declined last week as a result of higher feeder cattle prices at the time of placement and higher feed costs during the feeding period. FULL STORY »

Stocker and feeder cattle rally continues, feds higher

Despite record cold and an early-May snowstorm, stocker and feeder cattle posted gains for the second consecutive week. Boxed beef prices posted significant gains as packers and retailers anticipate outdoor grilling demand. FULL STORY »

GM salmon comments closed, company strapped for cash

The long regulatory process is winding down on genetically engineered salmon as the FDA has closed the comment period. Losses have mounted for AquaBounty, however, the company waiting to market its product. FULL STORY »

GM crops aid farmers, citizens and the environment, study says

The use of crop biotechnology has increased farmers' income while producing an additional 110 million tons of soybeans and 195 million tons of corn from 1996 to 2011, according to research from U.K.-based PG Economics. FULL STORY »

Feeding, packing margins continue improvement

Cattle feeding margins improved for the second consecutive week as cash cattle prices rallied $2 per hundredweight. Pork producers also found improving margins on higher cash bids. FULL STORY »

Stocker-feeder prices rally, feds join the party

Despite underperforming most of the spring, stocker and feeder cattle prices rallied hard last week. Not to be outdone, the fed cattle market staged a rally of its own and boxed beef prices posted significant gains. FULL STORY »

GMO “Right-To-Know Act” introduced in Senate, House

Federal legislation was proposed that would require food manufacturers to clearly label any product containing genetically modified organisms - or risk having that product classified "misbranded" by the FDA. FULL STORY »

CSPI “risky meat” report called a gimmick

Self-described “consumer advocacy” group Center for Science in the Public Interest issued a report ranking the riskiest meat categories, but industry groups say poultry and beef show sharp declines in reported outbreaks. FULL STORY »

Commentary: PETA, hunters and drones – a volatile mix

PETA plans to use drones to watch hunters and farmers this fall in an effort to further its mission of "saving animals." It's a potentially volatile scheme, one that has some state lawmakers taking action. FULL STORY »

Margins improve for cattle feeders, packers

Cattle feeding margins improved last week as total feeding costs recorded a $40 per head decline. Pork producers found their margins virtually unchanged despite a decline in negotiated prices. FULL STORY »

Sharply lower stocker-feeder prices as demand weakens

Stocker and feeder cattle prices marched lower for a second consecutive week. Virtually every major commodity market started the week on the defensive, and cattlemen found additional bearish news in Friday's cattle on feed report. FULL STORY »

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