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Walmart partners with ranchers in traceability goals.
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Walmart partners with ranchers in traceability goals.

Nebraska feedlot
Santa Delivers $2 Fed Cattle Rally

Negotiated cash fed cattle traded $2 higher in the South during the holiday-shortened week. Futures markets appear supportive and asking prices will be higher in the days before New Year's.

Packing plant workers
UFCW, Meat Institute Ask Governors to Prioritize Vaccinations

The Meat Institute has joined with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union in asking governors from all 50 states to prioritize COVID-19 vaccinations for frontline meat and poultry workers.

Cattle and hog feeding
Profit Tracker: Feeding Margins Slip Into The Red

Industry-wide average cattle feeding closeouts were printed in red ink last week for the first time since late September, while packers saw another significant decline to their margins.

Tyson Finney Co., Kansas facility
Tyson Reports “Misappropriation” Of Funds By Beef Supplier

Tyson Foods notified the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday it was filing corrected financial results after an internal review found "misappropriation of company funds" by one of its beef suppliers.

Texas feedyard
Fed Cattle Soft, Feeders Higher, No COF Surprises

Fed cattle treaded steady in the South to weaker in the North, with wholesale beef prices posting additional declines for the week. Friday's cattle on feed report was as advertised and will be viewed as neutral.

Y-3 Ranch
Idaho’s Y-3 Ranch For Sale

Central Idaho's Y-3 Ranch consists of 2,375-deeded acres supporting 350 breeding cows annually. The ranch is insulated by large, private ranches and undeveloped BLM and state lands, offering seclusion and privacy.

Livestock feeding margins
Profit Tracker: Beef Packer Margins Decline 33%

On a percentage basis, beef packer margins declined significantly last week. It's all relative, of course, since the starting point from the previous week was stunning.