CME Daily Features
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.
US - US meat exports are facing significant headwinds at this time, be this due to the sharp increase in the value of the US dollar, lower prices for competing meats in other countries and the slowdown strike in West Coast ports, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.
US - The final data for US meat and poultry exports are in for 2014 and the message is still positive with export values up sharply and export volumes staying remarkably steady in light of much higher domestic prices and the appreciating dollar, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.
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