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Aleph Farms 3-D bioprinted steak
It’s Not About Steak

The world's first 3-D bioprinted ribeye steak was unveiled this week. Just like plant-based products already in grocery stores, cultured meats will rely on misinformation about beef to overcome the "yuck" factor.

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Tyson Alleges Easterday Conducted A “Fire Sale”

Claiming Easterday Ranches conducted a “fire sale” of one of its feedlots just days before filing for bankruptcy, Tyson Foods asks a U.S. Bankruptcy Court to appoint a trustee to take control of the Easterday estate.

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Climate-Smart Ag Will Reduce GHG Emissions, Report Says

A new report suggests investments and partnerships in agriculture could help reduce U.S. GHG emissions by two-thirds by encouraging widespread adoption of climate-smart practices on farms and ranches.

Livestock feeding
Profit Tracker: Cattle Margins Slip, Hogs In The Black

Beef packer leverage is evident with cash cattle prices $7 per cwt. lower than the same week a year ago and beef cutout prices $23 per cwt. higher. Pork producers are gaining leverage with a $5 per cwt. price rally.

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U.S. Beef Exports Lower In 2020, December Rebounds

U.S. beef exports finished 2020 down 5% in both volume and value, but finished the year on an upswing with fourth quarter volume up 4.4% from 2019 and posting one of the best months on record in December.

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Cash Fed Cattle Grudgingly Higher

While cattle traded higher for the second consecutive week, and the highest since last May, the action was frustrating for feeders who see fundamentals that suggest much higher prices.

Cattle and hog feeding
Profit Tracker: Growing Packer/Feeder Margin Spread

Cash fed cattle prices ended last week $10 per cwt. lower than last year while the beef cutout closed $16 higher than the same week a year ago. The result? Packer margins $314 per head more than last year.

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Easterday Ranches Files For Chapter 11 in Wake of Tyson Suit

Easterday Ranches Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday following a civil lawsuit filed last week by Tyson Foods, Inc. alleging the company defrauded Tyson of more than $225 million.