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Monday 17th October 2016.
Lucy Towers - Editor

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US 2017 Pork Production Outlook Increased

The USDA has significantly increased its 2017 pork production outlook, expecting 3.8 per cent more pork in 2017 than this year’s record.

The 2017 live hog prices forecast was also reduced by $2.50/cwt to $39-$43/cwt.

According to analyst Len Steiner, 2017 pork output is now expected to be 25.881 billion pounds, 953 million pounds (+3.8 per cent) more than in 2016 and 2.8 billion pounds (+12.4 per cent) more than what was seen on average during 2011‐14.

The analysts make note that while current prices may appear quite low compared to what was seen a couple of years ago, one needs to consider how dramatic the increase in total production has been and will be in the next 12 months.

In other news, market analyst Ron Plain reported that Hurricane Matthew disrupted hog slaughter on the east coast of America as Smithfield was forced to close its North Carolina operations. 

As a result, last week’s weekly hog slaughter was down 118,000 head from the previous week, with hog slaughter totalling 2.304 million head.

The reduced hog slaughter was positive for cutout values. Last Friday’s pork cutout value was $73.59/cwt FOB slaughter plants. That is up $1.46 from the week before.

Slaughter levels are now expected to be higher in the coming weeks in order to process the extra pigs.

In disease news, African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks have been reported in pig herds in Ukraine and Russia.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Water Line Maintenance Important for Pig Production, Health
Providing a clean water source every day is essential to ensuring your herd’s health and best economic performance, writes Ontario Pork.

Research Ties Sow Vitamin D Intake to Progeny Performance
Pork producers who want to get the most out of every ingredient in a sow diet can look to new research showing the value of supplementing vitamins at optimal levels.

Company News

BIOMIN Aims to Be Phytogenic Feed Additive Market Leader by 2020
CANADA - The World Nutrition Forum 2016 starts today. Over 800 industry professionals, researchers and academics from across the world have travelled to Vancouver, Canada to attend this BIOMIN-hosted event, taking place in the Americas for the first time.
Boehringer Ingelheim Announces Agreement with Ceva Santé Animale for Sale of Certain Merial Assets
GLOBAL - Boehringer Ingelheim, Merial and Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) have announced that Boehringer Ingelheim and Ceva, a leading global animal health company headquartered in Libourne, France, with vaccine manufacturing presence within the European Union, have entered into a binding put option agreement according to which Ceva will purchase certain assets of Merial’s portfolio in the context of Boehringer Ingelheim’s business swap with Sanofi.
Five Steps to Better Mycoplasma Hyopneumoniae Control
GLOBAL - Pig health is critical for maintaining animal welfare and ensuring a steady supply of safe and affordable pork. “Sustainable Health” is a series of articles about common health issues in today’s swine herds and options available for managing them sustainably, writes Lucina Galina, DVM, PhD.
AB Vista Reveals Phytase Superdosing Strategies to Help European Producers Maximise Mineral Release
GLOBAL - The latest advances in phytase, to be showcased by AB Vista at EuroTier 2016, could play a key role in transforming feed and nutrition strategies, a topic currently in the spotlight following recent European proposals on reducing feed mineral content.
Nutriad Continues to Invest in USA
US - Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, that opened its’ new USA production facility in Hampshire (IL) less than one year ago, continues to invest in the American market.
China Hog Market Report
CHINA - The first 7 days of October are known in China as the Golden Week. Except for the Spring Festival, it is now China’s longest holiday. The government uses these holidays to encourage people to get out of the house and spend, and guess what? It is working! Apart from using the days off to travel both inside and outside of China, people are also using the down time to eat out and shop, mostly online, writes Alexander Kovachevich, GM China Area, Genesus Genetics.
Free Your Pig Farm of Mange with the ARPEGE Programme
FRANCE - Mange (Sarcoptes Scabiei var. suis) is an important disease impacting pig herd productivity but, thanks to the ARPEGE eradication programme, pig farms can now be mange free.
Hypor Kanto Boars Shipped to Spain, Japan to Meet Strong Demand for Premium Pork
GLOBAL - Hypor Kanto pigs have been shipped to both Spain and Japan to meet the demand for a Duroc boar that is capable of producing premium pork for both the fresh meat and the processed meat markets.
Pork Commentary: USA-Canada Hog Market a Mess
NORTH AMERICA - It doesn’t take an Excel spreadsheet to understand that the US-Canada hog market is a mess. With 53-54 per cent cash lean hogs last week around 52 cents a pound, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc.
Understanding Dietary Fibre to Boost Animal Feed and Digestion
GLOBAL - The addition of fibre-degrading enzymes to feed delivers significant benefits for animal digestion, explains Dr Hadden Graham, Global Technical Director at AB Vista.
Global Pig Industry News

     United States

CME: Livestock Markets Remain Volatile
Hog Outlook: Hurricane Matthew Caused Reduced Hog Slaughter
CME: USDA Significantly Increases 2017 Pork Production Outlook
Iowa Pork to Participate in Trade Mission to China, Japan
Pork Producers Well Positioned to Deal with Lower Prices Resulting From High Slaughter Numbers
South Dakota Farmer Named America’s Pig Farmer of the Year
Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
Economic Contribution of Export Trade of US Grain
CME: Pork Producers Aggressive in Marketing Hogs
Livestock Farmers Expect Good Long-Term Business Prospects


More ASF Outbreaks Reported in Ukraine

     Russian Federation

Russia Reports Three New ASF Outbreaks

     United Kingdom

UK Pig Herd Up in June
Video Tutorial Now Available for The Electronic Medicine Book
Study Finds Humans Have Selectively Bred Pigs for their Black Coat
Producer Share of Retail Price Increasing as Pig Price Rises

     European Union

2016 EU Pork Exports Expected to Reach Record Level
EU Pig Prices: Pressure from Germany Is Passed, Quotations Going Down


Research Identifies Effective Technology for Regulating Swine Temperature in Transit
Precision Feeding Offers Opportunity to Maximise Use of Co-Products


Brazilian Pork Exports Up 30.7 per cent in August


Rising Demand, Limited Production Supporting Global Meat Prices


Canada Opens Market to Mexican Pork


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