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30 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: 'Hogs and Pigs' Pre-report Estimates Range Wider Than Usual
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will be releasing the much-anticipated Prospective Plantings report this Friday and also their survey on quarterly Grain Stocks, according...
Pig Industry News from United States EPA Now Limited on Farm Data it Can Release
US - A federal judge this week approved a settlement agreement between the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation and the US Environmental Protection Agency, limiting EPA’s...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom QMS, FDF Launch New Poster to Highlight Careers in Red Meat Industry
SCOTLAND, UK - A new poster aimed at highlighting the careers available in the Scottish red meat industry has been launched today (29 March 2017) by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and Food and Drink Federation...
Pig Industry News from Canada Saskatchewan Pork Producers Oppose Carbon, Support Provincial Govt's Position
CANADA - The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says the potential imposition of a carbon tax offers nothing good for agriculture, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Mexico Trade Show Highlights Active Month for US Beef, Pork Promotions
MEXICO - In March, USMEF’s efforts to promote US red meat in Mexico included participation in ANTAD 2017, the premiere trade show for Mexico’s retail sector, along with hosting workshops and seminars...
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Prices Stabilise with Up to €1.74C/Kg Being Paid
IRELAND - Reports from pig suppliers around the country this week show a stabilising pig price after a number of weeks of rising prices....
29 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Gambia Ag Minister Wants Gambia to Get Into Livestock Exporting Game
GAMBIA - The Minister of Agriculture has called on his staff of The Gambia Livestock Marketing Agency (GLMA) to redouble their efforts in promoting livestock production to satisfy local demand and enable...
Pig Industry News from Mexico Pork Checkoff Tours No. 1 Customer for US Pork Exports
MEXICO - With Mexico’s hunger for US pork continuing to grow, members of the National Pork Board spent 13-18 March in Mexico City building trade relations. The delegation invested its time immersing...
Pig Industry News from China Nutriad Opens New Plant in China
CHINA - Traditional Chinese dragon dances were on display when Nutriad, together with local partners, opened its new palatability factory in Nantong (China). ...
Pig Industry News from Global South East Asia Hog Market
SOUTH EAST ASIA - Nguyen Van Hung, Genesus Technical Sales Manager for Vietnam, attended the Embassy of Canada roundtable meeting with the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food...
Pig Industry News from Global NAFTA Renegotiation Could Jeopardise US Food Processors Access to Canadian Products
US & CANADA - The Research Lead with Agri-Food Economic Systems says US food processors need to be sensitive to the potential impact on them of reduced access to imported Canadian products under a renegotiation...
Pig Industry News from Canada Swine Health Top of Mind Among Producers Across Canada
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork says swine health and how we contain the threat posed by newly emerging as well existing disease threats has become a top of mind issue among pork producers, writes...
28 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Prices Strengthen After Weak Start to the Year
SCOTLAND, UK - Farmgate pig prices have strengthened following a period of downwards seasonal pressure in the early weeks of 2017, according to analysis by Quality Meat Scotland’s Economics Services...
Pig Industry News from European Union IFA Reiterates Case in Brussels for Ban on Brazilian Meat
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has met with Irish MEPs, senior officials in the EU Commission in DG Sante, DG Agriculture, Commissioner Hogan’s cabinet and COPA, to reiterate the IFA...
Pig Industry News from Canada More Responsive Research Programme Expected Under Next Ag Policy Framework
CANADA - The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc anticipates a more responsive swine research programme under Canada's next Agricultural Policy Framework, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Global Safe Pig Injections
GLOBAL - The success of an injection campaign includes the right choice of syringe and needles. Key factors for a reliable syringe are accuracy of each injected dose and reproducibility throughout the...
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam World Banks Reports on Viet Nam's Substandard Pork Abattoirs
VIET NAM - Abuse of antibiotics and pesticides in agricultural production and livestock breeding was thought to cause an increased risk of antibiotic and pesticide residues in food, a survey said....
Pig Industry News from Hong Kong COFCO Meat's Profit Surges
HONG KONG - The annual net profit of Hong Kong-listed COFCO Meat Holdings Ltd jumped by 530.8 per cent year-on-year to 950 million yuan ($138.18 million) in 2016, thanks to the decline in China's population...
Pig Industry News from Canada Public Interest in Issues Related to Livestock Transportation Builds
CANADA - The General Manager of the National Farm Animal Care Council says the general public is becoming more aware of and interested in issues related to the transport of livestock, Bruce Cochrane writes....
Pig Industry News from Brazil Pork Commentary: Brazil - Glass House Syndrome
BRAZIL - The Brazil Meat Scandal is a big deal in Brazil and has global ramifications, writes Jim Long, President-CEO Genesus Inc....
27 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Thailand Nutriad Showcases Additive Solutions for Responsible Antibiotics Use at VIV Asia
THAILAND - The pressure on the use of AGP’s in Asia has gained momentum since the Korean ban in 2011. At the recent VIV Asia in Bangkok (Thailand), multinational feed additives producer NUTRIAD, presented...
Pig Industry News from Spain Report: Spanish Pork Exports to China Hit Record High in 2016
SPAIN - Spain's exports to China hit a record high in 2016 with €5.03 billion ($5.43 billion), Spanish news agency EFE reported on Friday....
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC Urges USDA to Abandon GIPSA Rule
US - Citing grave concerns that they would “cause serious harm to the pork industry,” the National Pork Producers Council said the US Department of Agriculture should not finalize – or at least exempt...
Pig Industry News from Canada Improved Communication with Public, Media Top Priority for Agriculture
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork says improved communication with the public and with the media has become a top priority within the Canadian pork industry, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA: Brexit Cannot Derail Farming, Food Growth Targets
IRELAND - Speaking at the ASA debate on Brexit in Kilkenny last week, IFA President Joe Healy dismissed any suggestion of diluting growth targets for the farming and food industry because of Brexit. ...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Slaughter in February Down 0.6%
US - USDA issued its monthly production statistics for beef and pork, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Another Positive Week for Sellers; Weekly Contribution Prices Also Up
UK - Another positive week for sellers with the SPP putting on 0.86p to stand at 151.04p and weekly contribution prices also rising by up to 3p/kg with most now between 150p – 158p/kg according to spec,...
24 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Biosecurity – Bio-Management
GLOBAL - When someone mentions biosecurity, the first thought that comes to mind is preventing the entry of a new pathogen or “bio-exclusion.” However, biosecurity also includes managing the pathogens...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork Inventory in Cold Storage at February End Down 9%
US - The latest USDA cold storage report did not present any major surprises but broadly speaking we thought it buttressed the bullish case for beef prices in the very near term, reports Steiner Consulting...
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC, NCBA Farm Bill Priority: FMD Vaccine Bank
US - The US pork industry’s top priority for the next Farm Bill is establishing a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank, the National Pork Producers Council told a House Agriculture subcommittee...
 
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