USDA's heat stress forecasts show emergency heat levels in the central U.S. through July 6th. Take caution with livestock.
The online cattle buying and selling site has over 30,000 head listed to date.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service's prevention-based policy measures include new traceback processes, recall procedures and draft validation guidance on hazard analysis and critical control points plans.
Because of the sharp price pressure on cattle futures ahead of Cattle on Feed report, the negative price reaction should be limited.
Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market totaled 11.7 million head on March 1, 2012.
The proposal should assist in beef trade negotiations by bringing BSE import standards in line with international rules.
This is the lowest January 1 inventory of all cattle and calves since the 88.1 million on hand in 1952.
Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 4.50 million head, up 6 percent from 2011.