CME: Beef Demand a Mild Positive Surprise so Far

TheCattleSite News Desk, 14 February 2018
US - Demand for beef has been a mild positive surprise so far this year, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. Last January, Choice beef values were under pressure as beef production…

Restaurant venues decline slightly in 2017

Feb. 14, 2018 - by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
NPD research shows a 3 percent drop in independent restaurants units. CHICAGO – The number of restaurants in the US declined slightly between the fall of 2016 and 2017, according to a restaur…

US hide, skin and leather industry thrives in 2017

Feb. 14, 2018 - by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
WASHINGTON – The US hide, skin and leather industry posted a $40 million increase to exports of cattle hides, pig skins and semi-processed leather products in 2017. Exports totaled $2.08 billion for…

US agriculture and trade remains a tricky formula

Meat & Poultry, Feb. 14, 2018 - by Ron Sterk
Jason Hafemeister, trade counsel to the secretary, US Department of Agriculture, acknowledged that trade agreements have benefited the agriculture industry. ORLANDO, Fla. – Ongoing and upcom…

Aussie rain helps kiwi exporters

AgriHQ, 13 February 2018 by Phil Edmonds
The short-term threat to New Zealand exporters of increasing Australian beef supply because of drought has been lifted as rain has fallen across Queensland and northern New South Wales. Export …