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Thursday, August 24, 2017
New Comprehensive Approach Aims to Modernize 100-Year-Old Meat Inspection Process
GLOBAL - In an effort to modernize the meat inspection process for the first time since the mid-1880s, Thermo Fisher Scientific will present a new and more efficient approach to help protect consumers...
Saturday, June 10, 2017
World Pork Expo: Genesus' Jim Long Expects Strong '17 Pig Prices in US, China & EU
ANALYSIS - Jim Long, President and CEO of Genesus Genetics, shares expectations for 2017 pig prices in the US, Canada, Russia, China and the EU, as well as global drivers of the swine industry....
Thursday, February 23, 2017
EU and Spanish Pork Markets
EU, SPAIN - In the Spanish market, 2017 seems to have started positively. We are now at prices above 2015 and 2016, and almost at the levels of 2014. The Mercolleida market price for last week closed at...
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Pork Commentary: Lean Hog Futures Increase Despite Negative Hogs and Pigs Report
US - After last weeks December Hogs and Pigs Report that indicated the US breeding herd and Market hog & inventories were up beyond any expectation year over year (Breeding +1 per cent - Market +4 per...
Pork Commentary: USDA Hogs and Pigs Report Its Raining Pigs!
US - The December 1st Quarterly USDA Hogs and Pigs Report surprised us with not only the growth of the breeding herd but also the size of market inventory, writes Jim Long....
Thursday, November 24, 2016
USA Hog Market
US - When we keep setting new weekly slaughter records, hog prices are going to have a difficult time moving higher. Last week was the second largest weekly slaughter ever. I believe that we could experience...
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Pork Commentary: Mexico Meeting
MEXICO - Last week, we attended the Mexican Pork Association – OPORPA Annual Meeting, held in Riviera Nayarit, writes Jim Long, President-CEO Genesus Inc....
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
GrowerSELECT Reduces Margin Stacking
Margin stacking is a term that may or may not be familiar to you. It refers to the cost or profit margin that each member of the supply chain contributes to bring a product to the end user. Every manufacturer,...
Friday, October 07, 2016
Hog Market Report - USA
US - The week ending Sept 24th was the 3rd largest weekly kill ever in the United States, followed by week ending Oct 1, which was the 4th largest weekly kill. I think that says a lot about prices, both...
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Vaccination Is Solution for Ileitis, Antibiotic Stewardship
ANALYSIS - The growing global demand for antibiotic justification and stewardship has MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) turning to prevention options rather than treatment,...
Monday, October 03, 2016
Spain Hog Market
SPAIN - At the beginning of the year, market prices for hogs were below 1 euro/kg liveweight. However, after 20 weeks of consistent price rises, the current price of 1.325 euro/kg liveweight has been maintained...
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Safer, More Reliable Method to Test for Trichinella in Pork
EU - Germany-based Gütersloh Veterinary Services recently shared its experience in routine Trichinella testing in swine carcasses with the validation and implementation of the PrioCHECK™ Trichinella...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Preventing PCVD on Your Pig Farm Whilst Increasing Uniformity
GLOBAL - Porcine Circovirus Associated Disease (PCVD) is a devastating disease that causes wasting in piglets and can lead to serious production and economic losses for the farmer....
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
French Pork Producer Focuses on Sustainability to Meet Evolving Consumer Demands
FRANCE - In a country world-famous for its food, a small French pig producer’s strategy for meeting consistently high standards of quality, welfare and nutrition has earned it a spot on the map....
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Mexico Hog Markets - Slaughter Price Continues to Improve
MEXICO - The slaughter prices are continuing to improve, write Carlos A. Peralta - President and R. Carlos Rodríguez – Vice-president....
Thursday, June 04, 2015
World Pork Expo: Genesus' Jim Long - China's Huge Sow Liquidation Will Support EU, N. American Markets
ANALYSIS - Jim Long, president of Genesus, said Russia's shut down of pork imports from the EU will create a surplus of pork, but China looks primed to take it off the EU's hands and will likely be looking...
Monday, March 30, 2015
Genesus Discusses the Intricacies of Carcass and Meat Quality
CANADA - Raising pigs is all about feeding a rapidly growing human population and profitability. It is easy to identify the key components to a successful and profitable operation: sow productivity, growth...
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Pork Commentary: Western Canada’s Hog Industry Restructures
CANADA - Three of the largest Hog Operations in Canada (Western Canada) have had major changes in ownership in the last few weeks, writes Jim Long....
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
A Pocketful of Facts and Figures
UK - A host of facts and figures on the livestock industry in both the UK and the EU are available in the latest issue of A Pocketful of Meat Facts, just published....
Monday, May 23, 2011
UK Abattoirs Pledge to Clean Up Transportation
UK - Abattoirs have pledged to introduce a clear line of communication to ensure that lorry washing facilities are adequate for effective biosecurity. ...
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Step Forward for Online Pig Movement
UK - Pig producers and abattoirs are saving time and money with the new BPEX electronic pig movement project, known in short as eAML2....
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Constant Weight Checks, Labour-saving Selection
GERMANY - In view of increasing prices for raw materials, pig producers get increasingly under pressure: electricity, gas and oil as well as feedstuffs – everything gets more expensive. ...
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Pork Commentary: Better but Not Good Enough
CANADA - This week's North American Pork Commentary from Jim Long. ...

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