CME Daily Features
US - With more cases of HPAI (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza) cropping up, there is growing concern about the impact that it may have on livestock markets going into the spring and summer, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.
US - The dispute between Representatives of International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and West Coast port operators was one factor in another month of relatively poor US exports of meat and poultry, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.
US - Transportation disruptions due to weather caused a significant decline in February broiler and turkey slaughter, but slaughter rates have now started to recover, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.
US - H2N2 high pathogenic avian influenza has been identified in a backyard flock of chickens and ducks in Kansas but any action taken by trading partners regarding Kansas will not have a major impact on poultry exports or supplies, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.
US - USDA made very few changes to its crop estimates in yesterday’s March World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) but the changes it did make were a bit unexpected, writes Steve Meyer & Len Steiner.
US - The production stories of the three major meat protein species are considerably different so far in 2015. Total meat and poultry production (including also turkey) so far this year is up 2.1 per cent from one year ago but none of the individual species number is even close to that average, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.
US - Is meat and poultry demand softening after a strong two year run? That is a very important question being posed by analysts as they try to look at these markets going forward. As DLR readers know, virtually every metric points to the strength of demand over the past two years but what is it doing now? write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.
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