Packers probably lost a little money Friday when they bought cattle at $108 ahead of the Cattle on Feed report, $2 per cwt. higher than last week. Some trades in the north were reported at $109, with dressed prices established at $168 per cwt. Most analysts expected the Cattle on Feed numbers to be positive for cash cattle, but the placement number registered at 103% compared to August placements a year ago. The average of analyst’s estimates was a 3% decline.
Farrow-to-finish pork producers lost an average of $4 per hog last week, a $12 per head decrease from the previous week, according to the Sterling Pork Profit Tracker. The Pork and Beef Profit Trackers are calculated by Sterling Marketing Inc., Vale, Ore.Pork packers saw their margins increase $4 per cwt. to $38 per head. Negotiated prices for lean hogs were $57.26 per cwt., a $5.61 decline. Prices for lean hogs are about $1 per cwt. lower.
Food companies should be careful what they name their products. That marketing tip has become painfully clear to Death Wish Coffee Co., which brands itself as the “world’s strongest coffee.”This week Death Wish Coffee began recalling all of its 11-ounce Nitro Cold Brew cans because the drink could pose a risk of botulism. Oops! Botulism is a serious and potentially deadly illness caused by the botulism toxin.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".