Processors en How beef by-products showcase sustainability <div class="field-byline"> Beef Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An estimated 44% of a cow's carcass is not use for food, according to the North American Meat Institute. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beef Marketing/Product Promotion Beef Quality Processors Beef Industry Products Beef Advocacy Wed, 25 Nov 2015 19:43:00 +0000 95681 at Vegan activists flip over Walmart toy “slaughterhouse” truck <div class="node-body blog-body">A toy semi truck has sparked a debate with the vegan crowd, who call it a “disgusting reminder of animal abuse” and have named it the “slaughterhouse truck.” Here’s how I think the industry should respond. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ranch Management Beef Marketing/Product Promotion Beef Quality Processors Tips For Profit BEEF Daily Thu, 19 Nov 2015 11:00:00 +0000 95441 at Carcass weights and frozen supplies spike higher <div class="node-body article-body">Total pounds of frozen beef at the end of September were record-large for the month; the data series began in 1915. Frozen pork supplies were record high for the month of September, too.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cattle Market Weekly Beef Quality Processors Cattle Markets Sat, 24 Oct 2015 01:50:00 +0000 94641 at Heavier carcass weights offsetting lower placements <div class="node-body article-body">Softer fed cattle prices and increasing packer leverage, as cattle marketing becomes less current, suggests the value of additional pounds and delayed marketing is no longer worth the cost.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cattle Prices Feedlots Processors Sat, 26 Sep 2015 03:25:00 +0000 93671 at Tyson Foods to end beef production at Denison, Iowa plant <div class="field-byline"> Beef Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Iowa Tyson plant opened in 1961 by Iowa Beef Packers, but it will now close its doors, says Tyson, in a recent release. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cattle Industry Structure Processors Tips For Profit Mon, 17 Aug 2015 00:54:00 +0000 92281 at Industry At A Glance: Captive supply and packer profits <div class="node-body article-body">While packer control of the fed cattle supply has long been a contentious issue, how has the trend affected packers’ gross profit? The answer might surprise you.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Processors Cattle Markets Wed, 27 May 2015 12:07:00 +0000 89651 at Increase in U.S. packing capacity is good news for the beef business <div class="node-body blog-body">The news of late has been positive for beef producers. From start-ups in the Midwest to competing plans for more capacity in the Northwest, packing plant capacity seems to be on the rebound.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cattle Industry Structure Processors Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Mon, 02 Feb 2015 20:30:00 +0000 85881 at <p>High quality ribeye</p> Shrinking cattle supplies reshuffle packer rankings <div class="node-body blog-body"> It’s no exaggeration to say the landscape is littered with mothballed beef packing plants. Because of the shrinking cattle herd, more might share the same fate in the next 2-3 years.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Processors Cattle Markets Meat Matters Mon, 01 Dec 2014 18:46:00 +0000 82811 at New Iowa Packing Plant Is Ready To Fire Up <div class="node-body article-body">Is Iowa the nation’s new darling in cattle feeding and beef packing? With a brand new packing plant set to open early next year, the state is making a run at recapturing its cattle feeding and beef packing past.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Processors Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:11:00 +0000 82351 at Wholesale Prices Spark Fed Cattle Market <div class="node-body article-body">Calf prices continued to flex contra-seasonal muscle, with calves trading $5-$10/cwt. higher, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service. Yearlings sold $3-$7 higher. Higher cash fed cattle prices and sharply higher wholesale beef prices provided support.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cattle Prices Cattle Feed Prices Processors Retail Gold Tips For Profit Sat, 11 Oct 2014 14:20:00 +0000 80861 at