Latest News From Beef - General

Devastating accident leaves one family without its patriarch and a wife without her husband.
Heartbreak Serves as a Warning to Other Farm Families

In a split second one life ended, and dozens of lives would never be the same. Ralph Griesbaum was practically born operating a tractor, it was like breathing, but hazards are always present in ag operations.

2 days ago
Cattle and hog feeding margins steady
Profit Tracker: Cattle, Hog Margins Steady

Cattle and hog feeding operations saw their margins remain modestly profitable last week with little movement in cash prices. Both cattle and hog feeding margins are higher than last year at the same time.

1 week ago
Meat Packers Accelerated Spread of COVID-19, Study Says

New research published by the National Academy of Sciences ties livestock meat packing plants to 6% to 8% of U.S. COVID-19 cases, and 3% to 4% of the deaths through late July.

1 week ago
JBS To Pay COVID-19-Related Healthcare Costs for Employees

The company announced Friday that 100% of expenses related to COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment would be covered, effective retroactively to March 1.

1 week ago
Cattle on feed
November Cattle On Feed Up 1%

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 12.0 million head on Nov. 1, 2020.

1 week ago
Profit tracker
Profit Tracker: Cattle Margins Improve, Hogs Decline

Cattle and hog finishing margins are both modestly positive for the seventh consecutive week, though hog margins saw a slight decline with lower lean carcass prices.

2 weeks ago
The organization has moved thousands of potatoes from the farm to people who need them.
New FarmLink Project Helps Farmers Get Food To Hungry People

The organization partners with farmers and other members of the agricultural community to move food from the farm level to food banks and distribution centers around the U.S.

2 weeks ago
Tyson Foods Beats Profit Estimates, Sees Lower COVID-19 Costs in 2021

Tyson Foods beat Wall Street estimates for fourth-quarter profit on Monday, but faces rising costs for animal feed and uncertainty over labor as COVID-19 cases surge in the United States.

2 weeks ago