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Hog and Pork Prices Tumble 

This past week has been bad for pork and hog prices in the US due to a large hog slaughter.

Hog slaughter totalled 2.184 million head, up 2.0 per cent from last week, up 2.9 per cent from the same week last year, which agricultural economist Ron Plain believes is the highest ever for a week in July.

The national negotiated barrow and gilt carcass price averaged $66.62/cwt on Thursday, down $3.26 from a week earlier and down $14.68 from five weeks ago, reported Dr Plain.

Belly prices registered 31 per cent lower than the previous week. Friday morning's pork cutout value was $78.85/cwt, down $10.52 from the week before.  

In lighter news, the new Pokémon Go app that was released in the UK a few weeks ago is taking the country by storm. Despite getting people of all generations out and about in their local areas, there is concern that some people may break the law and enter farms illegally in hope to find rare Pokémon.

“The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has already received several reports from its members of players trespassing while using their smartphones to play the game," said the Head of the Agricultural and Landed Estates team at Midlands law firm Lodders, James Spreckley.

"For farmers and landowners the situation is likely to be very different with a risk for both the landowner and the trespasser should someone venture onto their land.”

The firm is advising landowners to ensure signs are up to date and to stress the land is private. They should also ensure fencing and security is improved, especialy where hazards are identified.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

PRRS in Latin America
Research from Mexico, Chile, and Colombia indicates that PRRS remains an important swine health challenge in Latin America. This research was presented in various poster sessions at the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress, Dublin, Ireland, June 2016.

Preparing for Summer: Managing Late Weaners
The necessity to stay competitive forces pig producers all over the world to continually analyze their performance and costs to drive continual improvement. Small changes in some indicators can have a big economic impact.

Company News

MSD Holds Industry Summit to Pioneer New Horizons in Preventative Healthcare
UK - An industry summit aimed at understanding current approaches to preventative healthcare in small animal practice – and opportunities for improvement – has been convened by MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada).
Pork Commentary: Asian Road Trip
MALAYSIA - We are currently in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on our first leg on out Asian road trip that will also take us to Singapore, Thailand and China, writes Jim Long President –CEO Genesus.
Efficient Swine Respiratory Disease Control Requires Fast Action
IRELAND - Merial Animal Health used its presence at the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress (IPVS) in Dublin to highlight the threat of Swine Respiratory Disease (SRD) and its control in pig herds in the UK and Ireland.
How Retailers are Reducing Waste in the Pork Chain
UK - Finding ways to limit retail waste has been identified as a key part of the battle in securing food supplies for the world’s growing population. In the second of a series of articles, Voice Of Sustainable Pork examines what retailers are doing to cut waste in the pig supply chain.
Ceva Posts Strong Double-Digit Growth in First Half of 2016
FRANCE - Consolidated sales of the Ceva Group reached €455m at the end of June 2016, representing growth of 7 per cent versus last year +13 per cent at a constant perimeter and exchange rates.
Molecular Biology Paves the Way for Gut Health Innovation in Livestock Sciences
GLOBAL - Several narrow, advanced fields of study that examine the cellular metabolism of living organisms are setting the foundations for genuine innovation relating to gut health and performance in animal production in the years ahead. Breakthroughs may help define future nutrition strategies and the substitution of antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs).
Osborne Awarded Patent for Innovative Heat Pad Indicator Light
US - The US Patent and Trademark Office has recently awarded Patent No. 9,361,770, for one of Osborne Industries' newest products: the Osborne Heat Pad Indicator Light.
Pork Commentary: National Pork Industry Conference Part 2
US - Last week we wrote about the National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) that was held in Wisconsin and we focused on Dhamu Thamodaran of Smithfield Foods Report on Markets. This week we will give some other observations re NPIC.
Market Reports

AHDB Pig Market Weekly - 1 August 2016
AHDB Pork Weekly Export Bulletin - 1 August 2016

Global Pig Industry News


Belgian Pork Exports Remain Stable


Antibiotics to Treat Disease Critical to Ensure Pig Welfare
Many Options Available for Mitigating Pain During Painful Procedures

   United States

Hog Outlook: Bad Week for Hog, Pork Prices
Scientists Call for More Funding for Sustainable Farming
CME: Lean Hog Future Break Sharply Lower
New US Food Safety Company Focuses on Analytics, Innovation
Pigs Demonstrate Potential of Gene Therapy for Metabolic Liver Diseases
Tight US Slaughter Capacity Expected to Pressure Nov-Dec Live Hog Prices
Pigs Soybean Meal Phosphorus Digestibility Not Affected By Production Area
CME: Pork in Cold Storage Down From Last Year
Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US

   United Kingdom

Farm Trespass Warning for Pokémon Go Players
NFU’s Largest Member Consultation on Brexit to get Underway
Why Part-Time Pig Keeping Won’t Hog Your Schedule


Romanian Meat Processor Launches €5 million Salami Line

   European Union

Countries Asked to Cut Use of Last-Resort Antibiotic in Animals
Little Sign of Slowdown in EU Exports
EU Pig Prices: The Markets Are Balanced

   New Zealand

NZ Farmer Confidence Hit by Brexit Vote


China's Pork Imports Continue to Rise


What Does the Colour of Meat Tell You?
World Bank’s Safeguard Policies to Give More Protection to Farm Animals

   Korea, South

South Korean Pork Imports Remain Stable


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