Animal Ag Organizations Launch Protein PACT

Earlier this week, U.S. animal agriculture groups announced the Protein PACT. The coalition is the first joint initiative designed to accelerate momentum and verify progress toward global sustainable development goals across the animal protein sector. The Protein PACT was submitted to the UN Food Systems Summit as a sustainability game changer, and sustainable livestock and […]

China’s Protein Demand Could Benefit U.S. Producers

A significant international development that could have a big impact on American farmers is China’s strong demand for protein.  Fred Gale, with USDA’s ERS, said importing meat to China has kind of taken everyone by surprise. “Back in 2010 we projected that China would be importing roughly one million tons of meat by now.  And […]

Industry Analyst Says Cattle Industry Needs To Increase Capacity

The rash of catastrophic events hitting the beef industry during the past year, including the fire at the Kansas beef processing plant and COVID-19 has led Dustin Aherin, animal protein analyst for Rabo AgriFinance, to conclude the industry needs more meatpacking capacity. “From 2002-2019, the average percentage of fed steer prices, minus drop credit to […]