Commodity pricing

Grain supply levels set to offer respite to livestock farmers

Grain supply levels set to offer respite to livestock farmers

By Jane BYRNE

Bullish US data on the global crop outlook means livestock farmers can expect to be enjoying some respite following a particularly tough few years of high prices and lack of quality fodder, said UK brokerage house Shore Capital.

Cargill on maturing global markets, increasing regulation and the role of animal protein

Interview with Cargill's marketing and technology director Scott Ainslie

Cargill on maturing global markets, increasing regulation and the role of animal protein

By Maggie Hennessy

Scott Ainslie, director of strategic marketing and technology at Cargill, recently chatted with FeedNavigator about the broad range of challenges facing the animal feed market, from finding ways to better feed a growing global population to new carbon...

US dairy commodities blogger, John Geuss.

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Milk protein prices jump 13% in October

By John Geuss

US milk protein prices increased by 13% in October. But does the price  increase have the momentum to carry milk protein prices to the "exceptional highs" of 2008? US commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger John Geuss gave DairyReporter.com...

What's driving the decline in US meat consumption?

What's driving the decline in US meat consumption?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Americans still consume more meat than nearly anyone else in the world, but consumption is declining – and people’s reasons for eating less meat have evolved in recent years.

Rising corn prices are set to put pressure on the food industry

Upward pressure on UK food prices on horizon

By Rod Addy

Upward pressure on UK food prices is around the corner, driven by global forces such as rocketing corn prices and the knock-on effect on animal feed, according to Clive Black, analyst at Shore Capital.

USDA predicts record corn harvest

USDA predicts record corn harvest

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has predicted a record corn harvest in 2012-13, potentially easing cost pressures on food manufacturers by the end of the calendar year.