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Outlook for the Irish Pig Sector in 2012
Over the last two years, the Irish pig industry has experienced the lowest profitability in more than a generation, according to Michael McKeon from Teagasc's Pig Development Department in his outlook for pigs in 2011/12....
NAB Rural Commodities Wrap – December 2011
Agricultural commodities are weakening as the result of the Euro sovereign debt crisis and rising production prospects, according to Michael Creed, Agribusiness Economist at the National Australia Bank in the Economic Report for December 2011. ...
Changing Farming Practices Accompany Major Shifts in Farm Structure
Changing production practices, including adoption of labour-saving innovations, have contributed to and been affected by increases in both agricultural productivity and the concentration of production, write Erik O'Donoghue, James MacDonald, Utpal Vasavada...
US Beef and Pork Exports Grew in 2011
Pork supplies are not expected to change dramatically in the first half of 2012 but market hog numbers in the fourth quarter are expected to incrementally increase again, writes Shane Ellis, Extension Livestock Economics at Iowa State University....
The UK Pig Industry in 2020?
Executive summary of the report by Helen Thoday based on her Nuffield Scholarship study into the future of the UK pig industry in 2011. A link s given to the full report....
USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report - December 2011 [Updated]
The latest quarterly Hogs and Pigs report from the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)....
BPEX Export Bulletin - December 2011: Week 51
The British Pig Executive's (BPEX) Export Bulletin reports pig industry trends from around the world. Among the highlights are that fifth quarter exports were clearly the winner in 2011 and the quote of the year belongs to a beef processor who said "Meat...
EU Pig Population – 2010 – Update
The latest update for the EU pig population from Eurostat includes the final figure for Romania, which brings the EU total to just over 151 million pigs in 2010, writes Jackie Linden, senior editor of ThePigSite....
EU Pig Meat Production – 2010 – Update
The latest Eurostat statistics for pig meat production in the European Union in 2010 include one amendment but this has not affected the total for the region, writes Jackie Linden, senior editor of ThePigSite....
Russian Federation – GOR Ag Development Forecast for 2012-2014
An overview of the Russian Ministry of Economic Development's macroeconomic assumptions and sector-specific production forecasts on grain, sugar, oilseeds, meat, poultry, dairy, fishery, forestry, and food retail/catering in the latest GAIN report from...
BPEX Export Bulletin - December 2011: Week 50
The British Pig Executive's (BPEX) Export Bulletin reports pig industry trends from around the world. Among the highlights are that the UK Government is to launch a food and drink export action plan in January, which is to include a strategy to remove...
USDA Livestock and Products Annual and Semi-Annual Reports 2011
This provides links to the latest pig industry data from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service GAIN Annual and Semi-Annual Reports, which includes all the tabular data that we have omitted from our articles. ...
US Pork Outlook – December 2011
Strong export growth is expected to continue through the fourth quarter, before tailing off in 2012, according to the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from the USDA's Economic Research Service. ...
Feed Outlook – December 2011
World 2011/12 corn production is forecast up 8.5 million tons this month to a record 868 million tons, mostly due to a large increase in China's production based on recently published government estimates, according to Tom Capehart and Edward Allen in...
High Input Costs and Market Weights
Optimum market weight depends on lean growth potential, marginal feed efficiency through heavier weights, the packer grid, space availability on-farm and feed costs, according to Ronald O. Bates (State Swine Specialist, Michigan State University MSU),...
United Kingdom Pig Meat Market Update – December 2011
Unusual pig meat price movements have occurred in both the UK and EU this year, according to Stephen Howarth, Senior Analyst (Pigs), AHDB Market Intelligence, in his latest explanation of the UK and EU trends. In the UK, prices are up on last year and...
BPEX Export Bulletin - December 2011: Week 49
The British Pig Executive's (BPEX) Export Bulletin for the second week of December 2011 reports pig industry trends from around the world. Among the highlights are that European pork exports broke a new record with 325,000 tonnes in September, according...
Rabobank Outlook 2012 – Demand to Remain Strong
US cattle prices are expected to continue their strong performance into 2012, whilst hog prices are expected to flatten as supply increases, according to Rabobank's Outlook 2012 – Agri Commodity Markets Research report....
Building Trust through Quality Assurance
Building success in the market, both domestically and internationally, is based on building trust in the quality and safety of products and now more importantly trust in the ethical correctness of production, writes ThePigSite editor in chief, Chris Harris. ...
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates – December 2011
The forecast for total red meat and poultry production in 2012 has been reduced as lower expectations for broiler production more than offsets a higher pork production forecast, while estimates for beef and turkey output are unchanged, according to the...
NAB Rural Commodities Wrap – November 2011
Australian agricultural commodity prices are weakening in the face of the global financial crisis, while production is increasing, writes Michael Creed, National Australia Bank's Agribusiness Economist, in his November Rural Commodities Wrap....
Meeting Global Demand for More Meat
As the world has welcomed its seven billionth person, the concerns of meat and food producers globally are turning to how this ever growing population is going to be fed, writes ThePigSite Editor in Chief, Chris Harris. ...
Analysis of UK Pork and Pork Products Import Trade from 2013
The latest BPEX Imports Report provides an analysis of UK pork and pork products import trade and the possible implications of the EU sow stall ban from January 2013....
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