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  • Feed Outlook: September 2016

    FDS-16I, September 14, 2016

    The September 2016 Feed Outlook report contains projections for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 U.S. and global feed markets based on the most current World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.

  • Food Safety Innovation in the United States: Evidence from the Meat Industry

    AER-831, April 01, 2004

    Recent industry innovations improving the safety of the Nation's meat supply include new pathogen tests, high-tech equipment, supply chain management systems, and surveillance networks.

  • Food Safety Issues for Meat/Poultry Products and International Trade

    AIB-789-4, February 28, 2004

    This research summarizes three case studies of how trade in meat and poultry products can be affected by food safety concerns.

  • Hog Contracts Signal Producers To Improve Quality

    Amber Waves, April 01, 2005

    Many marketing contracts between packers and hog producers award price premiums for carcass leanness and weight, providing strong incentives for producers to raise lean hogs. But this leanness comes at a cost. The genetic lines that produced leaner hogs were often carriers of the "stress" gene, which is linked to the undesirable PSE condition. Packers have turned to marketing contracts to limit PSE problems by specifying genetic lines and hog handling procedures.

  • Hog Operations Increasingly Large, More Specialized

    Amber Waves, February 01, 2008

    U.S. hog production has consolidated and specialized during the past two decades. Fewer and larger operations account for an increasing share of total output, while most production now occurs on operations specializing in a single phase of production.

  • Hog Spot Market Prices Not Strongly Associated With Production Contracts

    Amber Waves, March 01, 2012

    A comparison of prices received by independent hog producers in regions of growing contract production with prices in regions of shrinking contract production reveals no strong relationship between contract prevalence and spot market prices.

  • In the Long Run

    Amber Waves, November 01, 2004

    Indicators: In the Long Run - November 2004

  • India's Poultry Sector: Development and Prospects

    WRS-0403, February 02, 2004

    Poultry meat is the fastest growing component of global meat demand, and India, the world's second largest developing country, is experiencing rapid growth in its poultry sector. In India, poultry sector growth is being driven by rising incomes and a rapidly expanding middle class, together with the emergence of vertically integrated poultry producers that have reduced consumer prices by lowering production and marketing costs. Integrated production, market transition from live birds to chilled and frozen products, and policies that ensure supplies of competitively priced domestic or imported corn and soybeans are keys to future poultry industry growth in India.

  • Interstate Livestock Movements

    LPDM-10801, June 05, 2003

    This article provides a current national picture of interstate movements of cattle, hogs, and sheep. A better understanding of livestock shipping patterns helps in characterizing the livestock sectors, estimating the economic effects of major disease outbreak, and assessing marketing issues.

  • Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook: April 2014

    LDPM-238, April 15, 2014

    The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for April 2014 describes events and outlook based on projections from USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report for beef, pork, poultry, and dairy production and trade.

  • Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook: August 2015

    LDPM-254, August 18, 2015

    The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for August 2015 analyzes animal product markets based on projections from USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report for beef, pork, poultry, lamb, and dairy production and trade.

  • Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook: August 2016

    LDPM-266, August 18, 2016

    The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for August 2016 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates report.

  • Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook: December 2013

    LDPM-234, December 16, 2013

    Exports and Demand Dynamics Provide Price Support.

  • Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook: February 2013

    LDPM-224, February 14, 2013

    Cattle herd rebuilding thrown a curve, drought to determine inventory dynamics in 2013.

  • Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook: February 2014

    LDPM-236, February 14, 2014

    The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for February 2014 describes events and outlook based on projections from USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report for beef, pork, poultry, and dairy production and trade.

  • Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook: January 2013

    LDPM-223, January 17, 2013

    With the new year continues the same drought as well and its continued negative impacts on the cattle sector.

  • Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook: January 2014

    LDPM-235, January 16, 2014

    The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for January 2014 describes events and outlook based on projections from USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report for beef, pork, poultry, and dairy production and trade.

  • Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook: January 2016

    LDPM-259, January 19, 2016

    The Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook for January 2016 analyzes animal product markets based on projections from USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report for beef, pork, poultry, lamb, and dairy production and trade.

  • Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook: July 2014

    LDPM-241, July 17, 2014

    The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for July 2014 describes events and outlook based on projections from USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report for beef, pork, poultry, and dairy production and trade.

  • Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook: July 2016

    LDPM-265, July 18, 2016

    The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for July 2016 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates report.