irma

Irma Agriculture Losses Continue to Mount

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

Florida’s $2.5 billion request for federal disaster relief for its agriculture industry after Hurricane Irma might not be enough. Members of the House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness said Thursday month-old damage estimates made by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service are too low. “I actually think your numbers are conservative,” said Rep. Jared Moskowitz, a …

weekly livestock market report

Weekly Livestock Market Report

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended November 3, 2017, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states.   AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended-November 3, 2017, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 17,200 head compared to 13,602 last week and …

weekly livestock market report

Weekly Livestock Market Report

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended October 27, 2017, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states.   AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended October 27, 2017, receipts at 21 markets estimated 12,000, last week 16,464 and 12,443 last year. Compared …

cattle feed

U.S. Cattle on Feed Up 5 Percent

Dan Cattle

USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service released their October Cattle on Feed Report, and the numbers show cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the U.S. totaled 10.8 million head on October 1, 2017, 5 percent above October 1, 2016. The inventory included 6.93 million steers and steer calves, up 2 percent from the previous year, and 64 …

jbs

Brazil’s JBS Suspending Work at Seven Facilities

Dan Beef, Industry News Release

Brazil’s JBS SA announced last week it would suspend its cattle purchases and slaughter activities at seven facilities for an indefinite period. Meat industry publication Meatingplace reports the move follows a local court decision that decided to freeze the U.S. equivalent of $230 million in assets belonging to the controlling company of JBS. The assets were blocked following the request …

weekly livestock market report

Weekly Livestock Market Report

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the Alabama, Florida, and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ended October 20, 2017, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states.   AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended October 20, 2017, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 16,500 head compared to 12,321 last week and 12,574 …

weekly livestock market report

Weekly Livestock Market Report

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the Alabama, Florida, and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ended October 13, 2017, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states.   AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended October 13, 2017, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 12,300 head compared to 14,874 last week and 18,124 …

cattle industry

Irma Damages to Cattle Industry in Florida Estimates Skyrocket

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

The Florida Department of Agriculture said this week that damages to the states beef cattle industry are estimated at 237.5 million in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Florida surveys cattle ranches after the category four hurricane hit the state, and found more than 100 dead animals reported, along with 187,000 calves waiting to be shipped to out-of-state feedlots. Forage crops …

world wildlife

World Wildlife Fund UK: Meat Production is Killing the Planet

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

A study by the World Wildlife Fund UK claims the land required to feed food-producing animals is destroying the earth’s biodiversity. The World Wildlife Fund UK recently released its report, “Appetite for Destruction,” which claims that the United Kingdom’s food supply alone is linked to 33 species extinctions. However, as meat industry publication Meatingplace points out, contradicting the report is …