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Top 10 things we learned this week (December 29th)

Author: Kristy

By Rob Cook

Christmas this year was like getting stuff you already owned wrapped up for gifts but happy to open them anyways

Top 10 things we learned this week (December 29th)

December live cattle were at $132.10 on December 1st.   December live cattle then dropped nearly $15 to $117.15 on December 17th.   The market then rebounded $14 on December 24th to $131.10.  “Merry Christmas.  We didn’t have any money but we wrapped up stuff you had in the garage that you hadn’t used in a while.”

Cattle trade was up a whopping $16

Trading was light in Nebraska and Iowa Wednesday afternoon on moderate demand. Compared to last week, early dressed sales were trending 16.00 higher in Nebraska and 16.00 to 17.00 higher in Iowa at 200.00.

Weather in Kansas is frightful

Top 10 things we learned this week (December 29th)

Current snow depths include 10 inches in Lubbock, Texas; 5 inches in Omaha, Nebraska; and 3 inches in Great Falls, Montana. Blizzard recovery efforts are ongoing across the southern High Plains, while lowland flooding continues in eastern parts of Oklahoma and Texas.

Macau market fully opens to U.S. beef

Effective November 7, 2015, the full range of U.S. beef products gained market access to the Macau Special Administrative Region. Effective immediately, U.S. beef shipments may be shipped to Macau as a transshipment through Hong Kong with a Hong Kong designated FSIS health certificate or directly to Macau with a Macau designated FSIS health certificate. In 2014, Macau imported $8.7 million of U.S. beef products, representing 28 percent of the market share.

U.S. hog inventory now highest in history

Hogs: Inventory by Quarter and Year, US

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on December 1, 2015 was 68.3 million head. This was up 1 percent from December 1, 2014, and up slightly from September 1, 2015. This is the highest inventory of all hogs and pigs since quarterly United States estimates began in 1988.

2015 is not ending quietly

2015 is showing her teeth one last time with a storm that is affecting people and animals across a majority of the country.  The massive storm includes a severe side with rain, flooding and tornados and a winter weather side with snow and blizzard conditions, all separated by a band of freezing rain and sleet.

Cattle have been the most common domestic species with rabies in Kansas

“In Kansas the past two years, cattle have been the most common domestic species we’ve diagnosed with rabies,” said Gregg Hanzlicek, director of production animal field investigations for the veterinary diagnostic laboratory at Kansas State University. “This year, we have 13 confirmed bovine cases. Last year there were nine.”

Beef in cold storage in November was 7th highest in history

Seventh most beef in cold storage in history

Total beef supplies in freezers were at 510.48 million pounds in November.   This is the 7th most beef in cold storage on record.

Beef is the 27th most produced food in the world

Sugar cane is the most produced food commodity in the world followed by corn and rice.  Pork (13th) is the most produced animal protein followed by chicken (18th) and beef (27th).  The world produces more beef than it does coconuts and yams.  However, the world produces more cabbages and cucumbers than it does beef.

Beef is the 10th most produced food in the United States

Corn is the most produced food commodity in the United States followed by soybeans & milk.  Chicken is the most produced animal protein in the United States followed by beef and pork.  Beef is the 10th most produced food in the United States.

Top 25 Most Produced Foods In The United States

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