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U.S. Beef Arrives in Recently Reopened South African Market

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed that the first shipment of U.S. beef recently arrived in South Africa following the reopening of the South African market earlier this year.

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United States Secures Full Access for U.S. Beef and Beef Products to Peru

Agreement is expected to further increase beef exports to Peru, which topped $25 million in 2015.

4 years ago
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Feeder Cattle Review: Cattle Futures Gaining Confidence

Compared to last week, calves traded mostly 3.00-8.00 higher with instances 10.00 higher and yearlings sold mostly steady to 3.00 higher. Active trading this week in the major marketing areas as feeder cattle market continues to rally with many calves headed south for winter grazing. 

4 years ago
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Feeder Cattle Review: Competition Increased with Middle-weight Cattle

Compared to last week, calves and yearlings sold mostly steady to 5.00 higher, with instances throughout the trade area where the markets traded in a 5.00 higher to 5.00 lower range early in the week.

4 years ago
Rangeland Restoration Benefits Cattle and Prairie Chicken

Cattle and lesser prairie-chickens both need healthy rangeland to thrive. Through voluntary conservation efforts, farmers and ranchers in the southern Great Plains can restore habitat for this iconic bird while strengthening working lands. 

4 years ago
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U.S. Beef Ranked in Top 5 by Major Japanese Newspaper

According to research done by the Nikkei Marketing Journal (Nikkei MJ), an industrial newspaper, released on November 30, 2015, U.S. beef was ranked as the fifth best among 35 beef brands surveyed.

4 years ago