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Cattle and hog feeding
Rising Feed Costs Challenge Cattle And Hog Producers

Livestock producers will face more feed cost inflation next year than they have in a decade, challenging their ability to recover from a difficult, volatile 2020.

Fed cattle
Cash Cattle Prices Fizzle As Cutout Drops

Cattle markets limped through a lackluster week for cash sales as wholesale beef prices plummeted. Despite lower cash cattle prices, packer margins likely declined significantly with lower cutout values.

Triple L Ranch, Maui
Hawaii Rancher’s Cattle Shot And Killed

Authorities in Hawaii are investigating the killing of a Maui rancher’s cattle in what appears to be another senseless act of animal cruelty. Ranchers in multiple states have reported similar incidents in 2020.

Beef outlook 2021
2021 Beef Outlook: New Challenges, New Opportunities

Disruptions to the beef industry from the COVID-19 pandemic will likely linger into 2021, but the result may not be all bad for producers, Don Close, animal protein analyst at Rabo AgriFinance told AgriTalk.

Meat groups seek vaccine for workers
Meat Companies Seek High-Priority For COVID-19 Vaccine

Three meat industry trade groups sent a letter to the nation’s governors seeking to prioritize meat and poultry workers for COVID-19 vaccinations following healthcare workers and those in long-term care facilities.

Feeding margins remain positive
Profit Tracker: Feeding Margins Positive 11th Consecutive Week

Cattle and hog finishing margins were modestly positive the first week of December, marking the 11th consecutive week of profitability. Packer margins remain historically high.

U.S. beef exports are modestly lower
Beef Exports Lower, Exports To China Soaring

October U.S. beef exports were modestly lower compared to last year, while demand for U.S. beef in China is soaring up to 219% higher than the same month a year ago.

Border Wall construction near Lukeville, Arizona
Arizona Ranch Sues Over Border Wall Construction

An Arizona ranch has sued the federal government claiming damages caused by the construction of the 30-foot-tall border wall between the United States and Mexico.