U.S. livestock: CME live cattle close lower on cash price outlook — September 16, 2014

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Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed down slightly on Tuesday in anticipation of likely lower prices for market-ready or cash cattle this week, traders said. October and December live cattle both ended 0.15 cent per pound lower, at 156.2 and 158.875 cents, respectively (all figures US$). Packers might curb cash […]


Meat industry groups seek rehearing of COOL court case — September 16, 2014

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Canadian, U.S. and Mexican livestock and meat industry groups want a rehearing from a U.S. court that so far has shot down their challenges of U.S. mandatory country-of-origin labelling (COOL) laws. The American Meat Institute (AMI), the lead group in a list of plaintiffs including the Canadian Pork Council and Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), filed […]


U.S. lawmakers want to curb antibiotic use on farms — September 16, 2014

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Reuters — Two U.S. lawmakers are calling for action to rein in antibiotic use in livestock in response to a Reuters investigation showing how top U.S. poultry firms have been administering drugs to their flocks. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said she plans to introduce new legislation authorizing the Food and Drug Administration to collect […]


U.S. SEC announces settlement with AgFeed over accounting fraud — September 15, 2014

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Washington | Reuters – A Tennessee animal feed company will pay back US$18 million in alleged illicit profits to settle civil accounting fraud charges, U.S. regulators said Monday. AgFeed Industries, which is currently in bankruptcy, was charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission in March in connection with charges that it reported fake revenue from […]






U.S. livestock: Lower cash, beef prices drop CME live cattle — September 12, 2014

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Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures posted losses for a second straight day on Friday, weighed down by lower prices for slaughter-ready or cash cattle and pork at wholesale, traders said. Futures finished off session lows helped by their discounts to this week’s cash cattle returns and sentiment that the recent […]


Sask. wolf hunting pilot starts next week — September 11, 2014

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A provincial pilot project allowing licensed hunters to help thin out the wolf packs on behalf of livestock producers in predator-ridden northeastern Saskatchewan will get underway Monday (Sept. 15). Saskatchewan’s environment ministry said Thursday the pilot wolf hunt will run until March 31, 2015, strictly in wildlife management zone (WMZ) 49, which runs south along […]