LATEST NEWS FROM Livestock Markets

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16:50PM Jul 17, 2020

Analysis: Watching the Cattle Market After Contracts Hit 4-Month High

AgDay TV
AgWeb Contributor

Cattle futures closed mostly higher for the third consecutive trading session Friday. According to Pro Farmer, August live cattle settled unchanged, while deferred contracts posted modest price gains Friday.

16:51PM Jun 24, 2020

Grill Could Be “Center of Activity” To Boost Domestic Meat Demand

AgDay TV
AgWeb Contributor

Even though some Midwestern areas aren’t back to normalcy yet, some analysts believe meat demand will be strong.

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09:30AM Jun 15, 2020

Meatpacking Workers Often Absent After Trump Order To Reopen

Reuters
AgWeb Contributor

Nationwide, 30% to 50% of meatpacking employees were absent last week, said Mark Lauritsen, a vice president at the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW).

14:58PM May 26, 2020

Brazil's JBS Being Sued by Labor Prosecutors Over COVID-19 Outbreak

Reuters
AgWeb Contributor

Brazilian labor prosecutors are suing meatpacker JBS SA seeking damages and better work conditions after an outbreak of the novel coronavirus at a meat plant in Ipumirim, in the southern

16:02PM May 07, 2020

Feedlot Producer: Cattle Industry Has Never Been As Bad As Now

Betsy Jibben
National Reporter

CoBank estimates meat supplies at grocery stores could shrink nearly 30% by Memorial Day, leading to prices rising by as much as 20%. Some cattle producers say they are barely

15:21PM May 01, 2020

Box Beef Hitting Highs, Cattle Income Remains Low

AgDay TV
AgWeb Contributor

The latest shock to the industry is the daily boxed beef price. On Thursday, it hit a record of $364.62. That is a jump of $30 over Wednesday, a two-thirds

21:48PM Apr 28, 2020

Producers Try to Manage Weights Amid Ethanol Problems, Plant Closures

Betsy Jibben
National Reporter

Ethanol plants and DDG facilities closing is a hit to the livestock industry. This is as some producers begin to switch feed rations based on price, availability and in an