03/20/2012 10:02:27 AMU.S. beef producers have started the early stages of herd expansion as beef supplies remain very short, says Purdue Extension agricultural economist Chris Hurt. ... Full story.
03/15/2012 10:54:56 AMU.S. consumers, already cringing at high beef prices, can expect even more expensive meat later this year due to the smallest cattle herd in more than 50 years, the chief executive of one of the nation's largest meat companies said on Wednesday. ... Full story.
03/07/2012 2:32:04 PMHopefully, producers who sold cows during the drought saved the proceeds from their sales for restocking as the larger the down payment, the smaller is the demand on future cash flow. ... Full story.
03/06/2012 9:32:50 AMJim Lochner, chief operating officer of Tyson Foods, Inc. said the amount of protein available to U.S. consumers has declined in recent years and is expected to continue declining for the foreseeable future. ... Full story.
03/05/2012 10:39:02 AMMany producers in the Southern Plains are still in a holding pattern to see what they will be able to do this spring. ... Full story.
03/05/2012 6:00:00 AMShrinking livestock inventories threaten the U.S. food economy, and excessive regulations on agriculture exacerbate the problem threatening our export markets, according to a new report from the United Soybean Board (USB). ... Full story.
03/01/2012 12:59:32 PMThe cattle industry is experiencing both production and market conditions that are unique and uncommon for the industry. ... Full story.
03/01/2012 10:32:01 AMHere we go again! The roller coaster ride has started back up and seems to be connected to a merry go round! ... Full story.
02/29/2012 5:40:00 AMCattle numbers are at their lowest level since Harry Truman was president, and prices for all classes are near record levels. But tightening supplies are a critical issue for packers, and further consolidation could be the result. ... Full story.
02/27/2012 10:14:29 AMThe total number of U.S. beef cattle has declined 14 of the last 16 years, with 2011 marking the sixth consecutive year of weakening numbers and the longest consecutive decline in history. ... Full story.
02/27/2012 6:00:00 AMLast Friday’s Cattle on Feed report shows feedyard inventories as of February 1st up 2 percent from a year ago. Placements during January were down 2 percent and January marketings were up 2 percent from those during January, 2011. Somewhat surprisingly, the report lists the number of heifers on feed in operations with capacity for 1,000 head or more at 4.5 million head, up 6 percent from a year ago. ... Full story.
02/23/2012 1:44:26 PMIn its quarterly Agricultural Trade Outlook report, the USDA projects U.S. 2012 beef exports will increase in value and volume compared with 2011. The agency projects overall ag exports for fiscal 2012 at $131 billion, down $1 billion from the November forecast and $6.4 billion below fiscal 2011. ... Full story.
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