Struggling cattle feeders and beef packers need an expansion of the U.S. herd, but cattle numbers aren’t expected to reach pre-drought levels until 2018, according to A new USDA report.
Read more from source: GreeleyTribune.com
The Obama administration has moved closer to taking trade actions against the European Union over its ban on most American beef products. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative says it will schedule a hearing and seek public comment that could result in tariffs imposed on food products imported from the EU to the United States. Read more: The Kansas City Star
Ruiz Food Products, Inc., a Denison, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 23,544 pounds of beef and cheese tortilla products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically brittle clear plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The beef and cheese tortilla products were produced on Nov. 18, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label (PDF only)]
- 4.5-lb. cases containing 24 pieces of “RANCHERO COOKED BEEF & CHEESE WRAPPED IN A BATTERED FLOUR TORTILLA,” with a production date of “16 323” and a product code of “86-390.”
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 17523A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to institutions in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin.
The problem was discovered after the firm received consumer complaints. Continue reading
Beef cattle producers are focused on increasing profitability during the current economic downturn. Special attention has been given to marketing, budgeting, nutrition and reproduction. However, one overlooked area of focus. Read more from source: hpj.com
Beef from the United States has been absent from the Brazilian market for 13 years, but that could soon change. Read more: Radio 570 WNAX
As cattle fever ticks march northward, federal officials are proposing to feed wild white-tailed deer a drug to kill both ticks and the protozoan they carry that causes cattle fever.
Read more: Brownsville Herald: Valley
Cattle producers bring back live auctions, hoping a return of reliable price data will help the dysfunctional cattle futures market.
Source: Live Cattle Auctions Make a Comeback Online – WSJ