The fed cattle market has remained relatively steady over the past two weeks. Though a 6-state fed steer price came in $2/cwt. lower last week while the heavy trade volume however, came in at $118/cwt.
The White House unveiled the "Farmers to Families Food Box Program." While many dairy groups praise the program, saying it hits all stops of the supply chain, some produce companies say it misses the mark.
Callahan Grund, who previously worked in policy engagement, business development and animal disease traceability preparedness at the Kansas Department of Agriculture, has been named executive director of CattleTrace.
"The headlines during COVID-19 make the packer an easy target," writes Kate Miller. "This is just the continuation of a trend 150 years running with cattlemen, and we have ramped up our efforts with keyboards in hand."
American Red, a collaborative identification and tagging program between the Red Angus Association of America and Santa Gertrudis Breeders International is gaining momentum in the southern United States.
U.S. frozen pork inventories fell in April, when they typically rise, and beef inventories dropped more than normal as COVID-19 shut slaughterhouses and prompted grocers to limit customers' buying, USDA data show.
On Wednesday, Nebraska rancher Casey Schuhmacher and California rancher Jack Lavers talked through the cattle industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its disruption on AgriTalk’s Farmer Forum.