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China has suspended imports from an OK Foods poultry plant in Fort Smith, Arkansas, because of coronavirus cases among workers, the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council said on Tuesday.
China Suspends Poultry Imports From Second U.S. Plant Over COVID-19

China has suspended imports from an OK Foods poultry plant in Fort Smith, Arkansas, because of coronavirus cases among workers, the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council said on Tuesday.

2 months ago
AgDay Cattle Analysis: “Strength Down the Road”

“If you can work through some of these bigger weights, later on down the road, some of the replacement numbers we saw in there in the springtime and early summer timeframe would end up coming to pass,” says Bennett.

2 months ago
Analysis: Watching the Cattle Market After Contracts Hit 4-Month High

Cattle futures closed mostly higher for the third consecutive trading session Friday. According to Pro Farmer, August live cattle settled unchanged, while deferred contracts posted modest price gains Friday.

4 months ago
Grill Could Be “Center of Activity” To Boost Domestic Meat Demand

Even though some Midwestern areas aren’t back to normalcy yet, some analysts believe meat demand will be strong.

5 months ago
Brazil's JBS Being Sued by Labor Prosecutors Over COVID-19 Outbreak

Brazilian labor prosecutors are suing meatpacker JBS SA seeking damages and better work conditions after an outbreak of the novel coronavirus at a meat plant in Ipumirim, in the southern state of Santa Catarina.

6 months ago
COVID-19, freeze risks, USDA report and government influence on agriculture are all weighing on the markets this week.
Jerry Gulke: Is Government-Induced Supply Control In Our Future?

COVID-19, freeze risks, USDA report and government influence on agriculture are all weighing on the markets this week.

6 months ago
Feedlot Producer: Cattle Industry Has Never Been As Bad As Now

CoBank estimates meat supplies at grocery stores could shrink nearly 30% by Memorial Day, leading to prices rising by as much as 20%. Some cattle producers say they are barely hanging on due to futures prices.  

6 months ago
Box Beef Hitting Highs, Cattle Income Remains Low

The latest shock to the industry is the daily boxed beef price. On Thursday, it hit a record of $364.62. That is a jump of $30 over Wednesday, a two-thirds increase from the lows in February.

6 months ago