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Monday 18th September 2017.

This Week's Articles and Analysis

Company News

Genesus Global Market Report: Mexican pork market
The Mexican pork market has been strengthened over the course of the current year. Despite having a slight decrease in the Easter season, which is normal due to a lower red meat consumption, the market has recovered its pace and has put prices up during the summer that is coming to an end, as we can see on chart 1.
Can we find the ‘next PED’ before it finds us?
Paul Sundberg, DVM, recalls sitting around a conference table in San Diego in spring 2013, talking with other swine veterinarians about a new pig disease burning through China at the time. “We all said, ‘Boy, it’s a good thing we don’t have it.’ And then we went away,” he told Pig Health Today.
Hypor partners with Biotronics to improve accuracy and safety in ultrasound scanning
Hypor has signed a cooperation agreement with ultrasound technology company, Biotronics, in the research testing of the new BioQStation to improve the speed and animal safety of ultrasound scanning.
Hypor Increases Genetic Progress with New Testing Station in Sichamps, France
Hypor is investing in a new facility in Sichamps, France with 72 Nedap Pig Performance testing (PPT) stations to track the daily growth and feed intake of the Hypor Maxter and Magnus boar.
Jim Long Pork Commentary: US Lean Hog Prices have rapid decline
A month ago US 53-54% lean hog were 84c lb; last Thursday they were 67c lb. A drop of 17c or about $35 per head. Amazing what a few more hogs coming to the market and expectations of even lower prices can do to returns.
Can’t we just let boars be boars?
Growing up on a small pig farm in the 1960s, we castrated boar pigs to remove taint, the odor that emanated if you fried pork from an intact boar in the skillet. Boar taint is the primary reason farmers around the world have castrated boars for hundreds if not thousands of years.


Global Pig Industry News

   Thailand

Cargill Expands Animal Nutrition Business in Thailand

   Germany

Study Finds Health Risks of Natural Origin Frequently Underestimated

   United States

CME: Sharp Decline in Pork Belly Prices
CME: Market Participants Respond to Dramatic Decline in Cash Hog Prices
CME: Pork Supplies Expected to Increase Further in 2018
NPPC Seeks Waiver from ELD Mandate
CME: Labor Day Lowers Cattle, Hog Slaughter in W36

   United Kingdom

GB Pig Prices Face Corrections Late Last Week
Industry Calls for Urgent Action on Organic Derogations
England's Breeding Herd Steady; Fattening Pigs Up in June
Positivity for Global UK Pig Meat Exports
Tulip Announces Investment in UK Pig Farming

   Global

Canada's Ag Minister Takes NAFTA Message to New Orleans
Global Cereal Output Heading for New Record
Livestock Production Much Smaller Challenge to Global Food Security

   Canada

Manitoba Pork Expands Swine Disease Management Team
Saskatchewan Crop Yields Looking Better as Harvest Advances
Canadian Ag Well-positioned to Respond to Rising Interest Rates
Advanced Planning Key When Converting to Group Housing
Open Farm Day Offers First Hand Look at Agriculture
Pork Producers Advised to Turn Yards into Controlled Access Zones

   Belarus

FAO Praises High Quality of Belarus' Dairy, Meat Products

   Mexico

Seminar Provides Education on Quality, Value of US Pork

   European Union

EU Pig Prices: Quotations Still Stable; Uncertainty Increasing

   China

Hunan Pursues Greener Agriculture

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