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USDA GAIN: Livestock and Products

USDA GAIN: Livestock and Products

USDA GAIN: Livestock and Products


FAS/Moscow forecasts Russian imports of cattle to remain relatively flat in 2015 (i.e., 100,000 head) as livestock importers...

Weakening demand and high prices lower total import expectations for pork products to 340,000 MT and 350,000 MT in 2014 and...

Post forecasts 2015 production and exports of beef to increase by three and ten percent, respectively. This forecast is driven...

Pork production in 2015 is expected to decrease by 4 percent, influenced by the ongoing political and economic crisis and...

Post projects that higher beef prices through 2015 could limit total Japanese beef consumption (imported and domestic) and...

Efforts by Korean swine producers to reduce sow numbers in 2013 bore some results in keeping the total inventory from rising...

In 2013, a moderate increase in Japanese imports of U.S. chilled pork was outstripped by large decrease in imports of frozen...

Based on official statistics, both cattle and swine slaughter is revised downwards from previously anticipated. However, the...

Mexican beef and pork production forecasts are slightly higher in 2014 as affordable grain prices and improved climate...

Malaysia is largely self-sufficient in pork, with production accounting for about 97 percent of domestic consumption....

Pork production and exports are also forecast to rebound in 2014 by nearly two percent after a decline in production and...

China’s 2014 pork production will continue its growth trend by rising two percent to 55.8 million tons. China’s pork imports...

Swine inventory in 2013 was record high at 10.18 million heads as of June 2013 but due to low conception rate during the hot...

Post forecasts 2014 production and exports of beef to increase by 2.5 and 6 percent, respectively. This forecast is driven by...

Cattle inventories continue falling but new programs and a focus on improving genetics and management practices may help the...

Hong Kong’s imports for pork are projected to reach 368,000 MT in 2014, with a modest rise of 2 percent from 2013. Buoyant...

Cattle slaughter numbers for Australia in 2013 are expected to be slightly higher than previously predicted at 8.30 million...

FAS/Moscow’s 2013 forecast for imports of live swine is lowered as a result of increased domestic swine stocks and continued...

Consumption will increase slightly by 3 percent but is constrained by an abundant supply of cheap domestic pork and a slow...

This report contains OAA/Beijing’s estimates for 2013 and also includes revisions for 2012. OAA/Beijing’s 2013 forecast for...

Mexico’s cattle stocks are forecast to continue their downward trend as the industry has been hit by drought, high feed...

High red meat prices and a strong Ukrainian currency led to meat import growth to historically high levels in 2012. Domestic...

The erosion of Canada's feed cost advantage, the closure of a cow cull plant and developments at a major beef packer will...

Expanded market access and anticipated strong demand for grain-fed cuts are expected to boost imports of American beef, as...

The limited number of animals available for slaughter returned the EU to being a net beef importer in 2012. This tight...

Growth in Japan’s 2013 pork market is projected to be slow due to an anticipated contraction in total supply and weak demand....

This report forecasts FAS/Beijing’s estimates for 2013 and also includes revisions for 2012. China’s beef production in 2013...

Mexico’s cattle inventory is forecast lower in 2013 as drought, slow forage recovery, and high feed prices will cause the...

Korean beef cattle farmers have begun to respond to low prices and government efforts to reduce inventory. As a result of...

Excellent pastures and abundant forage will support stabilization in the cattle sector. Inventories will modestly increase in...

Post forecasts beef and pork production to increase by over two percent in 2013 supported mostly by strong international...

Pork production in 2012 is expected to be close to 2011 numbers, boosted by high domestic prices. For the same reason pork...

Russian beef cattle inventories have grown significantly over the last three years, supported by subsidized live cattle...

A significant number of swine farmers is forecast to exit the business as stringent environmental and welfare regulations are...

U.S. pork exports to Hong Kong are performing well in 2012. The first six months of 2012 already reached $48 million.

Production of pig meat in 2013 is projected at 335,000 tons, down about 4 percent from the estimated 2012 production level.

Mexico’s cattle inventories are falling as non-sensitive cattle are slaughtered or being exported due to long-term drought...

Australian beef production in CY 2012 is forecast at a record 2.2 million tons, slightly higher than the previous record set...

Production of beef will continue its 20 year stagnation trend, while production of pork is expected to rebound after a slight...

Russia’s WTO market access commitments for beef and pork should lead to expanding consumption in 2012 as import substitution...

The swine industry is steadily recovering from the aftermath of FMD with pork production estimated at 982,000 MT, up 17...

Post maintained production estimates for Brazilian beef and pork for 2012, but revised upwards both beef and pork exports to...

The revised forecast for pork production is 51.6 MMT, a nominal increase from the initial 2012 estimate of 51.2 MMT. The...

The 2011 and 2012 pig production and slaughter figure is revised upwards based on higher than expected breeding efficiency....

For 2012, continued import growth is expected to help raise Japan’s overall beef consumption. In addition, greater demand for...

Pork production in 2012 is forecast to increase four per cent, following a three per cent decline this year, according to...

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