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Cattle on feed, beef production and beef cow slaughter were all higher in April. Cash prices provided a Memorial Day-demand bump, helping early May margins a little.

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Looking to reverse consolidation in the livestock industry, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, reintroduced legislation last week to ban packer ownership of livestock they process.

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March U.S. beef exports rose, but USDA’s latest outlook report indicates improved forage conditions combined with growing cattle supplies and heavier carcass weights will boost U.S. beef production and pressure prices lower into 2017. This and other beef and cattle market news is available here.

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Zoetis and Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) announced the completion of the world’s largest and most comprehensive genomic calibration for beef cattle and associated integration into genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (GE-EPDs).

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized a rule revising annual reporting requirements for companies supplying antimicrobials for use in food-producing animals. Under the rule, companies must provide sales estimates by livestock species.

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Presumed Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, promised supporters this weekend at a rally that he would go “tit-for-tat” with Japan when it comes to tariffs on U.S. beef.

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