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USDA GAIN: Livestock and Products

USDA GAIN: Livestock and Products

USDA GAIN: Livestock and Products


FAS/Moscow forecasts Russian imports of cattle to remain relatively flat in 2015 (i.e., 100,000 head) as livestock importers...

Weakening demand and high prices lower total import expectations for pork products to 340,000 MT and 350,000 MT in 2014 and...

For calendar year (CY) 2014 and CY 2015, the total cattle population is estimated to grow from 300.6 to 301.1 million head. The...

Argentine beef exports in 2015 are forecast at 210,000 tons carcass weight equivalent, an increase from the 2014 estimate, but...

Beef production is expected down in 2015, as slaughter is lower than the revised 2014 number, reflecting the expectation that...

Post forecasts 2015 production and exports of beef to increase by three and ten percent, respectively. This forecast is driven...

Pork production in 2015 is expected to decrease by 4 percent, influenced by the ongoing political and economic crisis and...

Paraguayan beef exports in 2015 are projected to be a record at 360,000 tons (carcass weight equivalent). This is the result of...

Uruguayan beef production for 2015 is forecast up at 620,000 tons carcass weight equivalent, as a result of a larger slaughter....

Overall cattle numbers will begin the 2015 year estimated at 10.29 million head and rise during the year to 10.54 million head....

Post projects that higher beef prices through 2015 could limit total Japanese beef consumption (imported and domestic) and...

Total Korean beef cattle inventory continues to gradually drop and as a result of the drop in slaughter numbers, total 2014...

The success of the dairy industry in New Zealand continues to boost total cattle numbers, with the overall herd rising from...

In 2013, Japanese imports of U.S. beef displaced a significant volume of Australian beef as the U.S. share of total beef...

CY 2013 and 2014 buffalo (carabeef) production levels are up slightly to 3.85 and 4.1 million metric tons (MMT) carcass weight...

Based on official statistics, both cattle and swine slaughter is revised downwards from previously anticipated. However, the...

Mexican beef and pork production forecasts are slightly higher in 2014 as affordable grain prices and improved climate...

Post projects Argentine beef production for 2014 at 2.9 million tons (carcass weight equivalent). This two percent increase...

Malaysia is largely self-sufficient in pork, with production accounting for about 97 percent of domestic consumption....

Post forecasts 2014 beef production to increase to 9.9 million metric tons, up 2.5 percent. Higher beef production reflects...

Due to poultry safety concerns, consumer’s rising substitution to beef will support a slight increase in 2014 beef production...

Swine inventory in 2013 was record high at 10.18 million heads as of June 2013 but due to low conception rate during the hot...

FAS Cairo forecasts that in 2014 Egypt’s total beef production, imports and domestic consumption will slightly increase. Total...

Post forecasts 2014 production and exports of beef to increase by 2.5 and 6 percent, respectively. This forecast is driven by...

Cattle inventories continue falling but new programs and a focus on improving genetics and management practices may help the...

Paraguayan beef exports for 2014 are forecast at 330,000 tons (carcass weight equivalent), the highest ever. This is a result...

Hong Kong’s imports for pork are projected to reach 368,000 MT in 2014, with a modest rise of 2 percent from 2013. Buoyant...

A surge in the cull cow kill, forecast to be up 15% compared to the same period last year, along with an increased calf kill,...

Cattle slaughter numbers for Australia in 2013 are expected to be slightly higher than previously predicted at 8.30 million...

FAS/Moscow has raised its 2013 forecast for Russia’s imports of cattle as a result of continued strong government support for...

Reductions in herd size and increased slaughter will cause calf production and cattle ending inventories to drop in 2013....

This report contains OAA/Beijing’s estimates for 2013 and also includes revisions for 2012. OAA/Beijing’s 2013 forecast for...

Mexico’s cattle stocks are forecast to continue their downward trend as the industry has been hit by drought, high feed...

High red meat prices and a strong Ukrainian currency led to meat import growth to historically high levels in 2012. Domestic...

The erosion of Canada's feed cost advantage, the closure of a cow cull plant and developments at a major beef packer will...

Expanded market access and anticipated strong demand for grain-fed cuts are expected to boost imports of American beef, as...

India is on track to tie or possibly overtake Brazil as the world’s largest exporter of beef in 2012. January – November 2012...

The limited number of animals available for slaughter returned the EU to being a net beef importer in 2012. This tight...

Japan’s 2013 beef market is projected to grow modestly assuming limited market access under the Export Verification program...

This report forecasts FAS/Beijing’s estimates for 2013 and also includes revisions for 2012. China’s beef production in 2013...

The Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreak in the Spring of 2011 had a serious, but not devastating impact on Egypt’s cattle...

Mexico’s cattle inventory is forecast lower in 2013 as drought, slow forage recovery, and high feed prices will cause the...

Korean beef cattle farmers have begun to respond to low prices and government efforts to reduce inventory. As a result of...

Excellent pastures and abundant forage will support stabilization in the cattle sector. Inventories will modestly increase in...

Post forecasts beef and pork production to increase by over two percent in 2013 supported mostly by strong international...

Uruguayan beef exports for 2013 are projected up at 375,000 tons, carcass weight equivalent, and the highest level since...

New Zealand cattle slaughter numbers are projected to remain relatively stable into 2013, and are forecast at 4.1 million...

The Venezuelan cattle herd is estimated at 12.1 million head in 2012, down 4.7 percent from 2011, and it could well contract...

Argentine beef production in 2013 is projected at 2.78 million tons carcass weight equivalent. The cattle herd is expected to...

Pork production in 2012 is expected to be close to 2011 numbers, boosted by high domestic prices. For the same reason pork...

Russian beef cattle inventories have grown significantly over the last three years, supported by subsidized live cattle...

Indian buffalo meat exports have grown to record levels in the last two years, making India the fourth country in the world...

Pork exports are expected to continue to expand, beef exports are expected to fall.

U.S. pork exports to Hong Kong are performing well in 2012. The first six months of 2012 already reached $48 million.

Following two years of herd building and continued favorable weather conditions, additional cattle are expected to be brought...

The Paraguayan cattle and beef sector is forecast to continue its recovery in 2013 after the FMD outbreaks in late 2011 and...

Mexico’s cattle inventories are falling as non-sensitive cattle are slaughtered or being exported due to long-term drought...

Australian beef production in CY 2012 is forecast at a record 2.2 million tons, slightly higher than the previous record set...

Excellent pasture growing conditions from October 2011 through March 2012 meant cattle stayed on farm in Q4, 2011, which...

Production of beef will continue its 20 year stagnation trend, while production of pork is expected to rebound after a slight...

Russia’s WTO market access commitments for beef and pork should lead to expanding consumption in 2012 as import substitution...

Soft cattle prices resulting from an oversupply of domestic cattle is expected to spur an increase in the animals marketed in...

Post maintained production estimates for Brazilian beef and pork for 2012, but revised upwards both beef and pork exports to...

Indian beef (buffalo meat) exports for 2012 are now estimated at 1.525 million tons, 25 percent higher than 2011 exports....

Argentine beef exports for 2012 are expected to decline to 280,000 metric tons, 20,000 tons lower than USDA’s current volume....

The Office of Agricultural Affairs in Beijing (OAA/Beijing) revised the 2012 forecast for China’s beef production upward by...

The 2011 and 2012 cattle production, slaughter and stock figures are adjusted to a higher level than anticipated in the Annual...

For 2012, continued import growth is expected to help raise Japan’s overall beef consumption. In addition, greater demand for...

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