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Trade a Top Issue for Cattlemen

Dan Cattle, Trade

Cattle producers from across the country are in Denver, Colorado for the 2018 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting. A lot of business is taking place and various issues are being discussed, including trade. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Colin Woodall, says we need to preserve what we have with NAFTA. Trade a Top Issue …


Higher Inventory and Tariffs Impacting Cattle Markets

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Trade

The USDA released the Cattle Inventory, July Cattle on Feed, and July Livestock Slaughter reports last week. The Cattle Inventory report provides the first real estimate of the 2018 calf crop, as well as a look at how rapidly the U.S. cattle herd is increasing. The July first all cattle and calves number was one percent higher than last year, …


Agri View: Cattle Trade

Dan Agri View, Cattle, Trade

Everett Griner talks about why dropping out of TPP is not good for cattle trade in today’s Agri View. Cattle Trade I don’t know if it is to late for us to get involved in the TPP International Trade Pact or not. But presently, our President has withdrawn us completely. Let’s see, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Canada, and Hong Kong …


Brazil Cattle Prices Stumble Following Meat Inspection Scandal

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

Cattle prices in Brazil are posting the biggest losses in a decade to start a year following this springs investigation into a meat inspection scandal. Bloomberg News reports that since the scandal, JBS SA, Brazil’s largest cattle buyer, is purchasing fewer cattle due to a financial squeeze on the company. Even worse, JBS no longer offers cash upon delivery of …