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23 March 2017
CME: Key Countries Announce Plans to Suspend Brazilian Meat Imports
US - The scandal that has affected the Brazilian meat packing and processing industry in recent weeks continued to play out, with a number of key importing countries announcing that they would suspend,...
Rising Pig Prices Inidicated for Coming Weeks
IRELAND - The pig trade remains relatively positive this week, but a number of processors have attempted to take heat out of the rising market, according to Tom Hogan, Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee....
EU Pig Prices: Quotations Inconsistent; Netherlands Closing Gap
EU - This week, the European slaughter pig market appears to be altogether inconsistent....
Pork Quality Competition Attracts Full Slate of Entries
CANADA - The Events Coordinator with the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba reports the 2017 Royal Manitoba Winter Fair Pork Quality Competition has attracted a full slate of entries, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Russia Hog Market
RUSSIA - Simon Grey, General Manager Russia, CIS, and Europe, writes, "Despite lent, when many Russians stop eating meat, the pig price remains good at 105 Roubles ($1.82) per kg live weight. With production...
22 March 2017
IFA Urges Immediate Ban on Brazilian Meat
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has called for an immediate ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU. He said the latest shocking revelations on the failure of Brazil to meet EU standards and controls in...
Vion Introduces New Demand-driven Approach to Pig Farming
NETHERLANDS - Vion Pork, part of the Vion Food Group, introduces Good Farming Balance. With this new demand-driven approach, the company is responding to the opportunities in the international pork markets....
21 March 2017
CME: Hog Slaughter During W11 of 2017 6.7% Higher Than a Year Ago
US - Hog slaughter for the week ending 18 March was reported by USDA at 2.335 million head, 6.7 per cent higher than the same week a year ago, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Cambodia Warns of Contaminated Pork from Viet Nam
CAMBODIA - The public in Cambodia has been warned not to eat pork from Viet Nam after an outbreak of a serious disease in pig farms across the border, local media reported on Tuesday, citing an official....
NPB Gets Close Look at Important Pork Import System in Mexico
MEXICO - USMEF led directors of the National Pork Board (NPB) on a thorough review of the Mexican pork market this week, presenting a detailed overview of how US pork moves through that country’s distribution...
20 March 2017
CME: 2017 Pork Consumption Forecast to Be Larger Than in 2015
US - The latest update from our Ag officials in Mexico contained some interesting insights about that market, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pork Producers Want USTR That Prioritises Access to International Markets
US - Last week (14 March), the US Senate Finance Committee held a hearing regarding the nomination of Robert Lighthizer to head the Office of United States Trade Representative....
USMEF Familiarises South American Chefs on US Beef, Pork Products
US - USMEF recently hosted a team of chefs and culinary educators from Peru and Colombia for a farm-to-plate tour of the US beef and pork industries. ...
GB Pigs Remain Short; Very Few Spot Pigs on Offer
UK - Another firm day for sellers with the SPP moving up by 0.24p to stand at 150.18p and although German prices have stood on, GB pigs remain short with very few spot pigs on offer, but where pigs were...
Interest in Saskatchewan Swine Welfare Programme Builds
CANADA - The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board reports producer interest in a programme to assist with the purchase of needle-free injection and euthanasia equipment has been building, according to Bruce...
Remarkable Bonds of Canada, US Friendship Applauded at Iowa Capitol
US - Canada's Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs applauds the remarkable bonds of friendship that exist between Canada and the United States, writes Bruce Cochrane....
FoodEx Showcases US Beef, Pork
JAPAN - As US exporters met with hundreds of buyers and representatives of Japan’s retail and foodservice industries at FoodEx Japan, USMEF promoted US red meat by serving samples of US beef tongue and...
17 March 2017
CME: Cash Hog Prices Trading Sideways for Past Week
US - Cash hog prices have been trading sideways for the past week or so following the sharp runup in price during February, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
16 March 2017
Welcome Increase Brings Pig Prices Into Line
IRELAND - Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee Tom Hogan welcomed the increase from both Staunton’s and Dawn Pork last Friday. Both increased quotes up to €1.70kg. This increase brings the southern plants...
Voices Needed in Canada, US to Defend, Preserve, Enhance Free & Fair Trade
CANADA& US - Saskatchewan's Premier says strong voices are needed on both sides of the Canada-US border to speak to the importance of trade, Bruce Cochrane writes....
China to Improve Quality of Agricultural Products
CHINA - The Ministry of Agriculture has published a five-year plan to improve the quality of agricultural products, including measures to ensure that products such as apples, tea and pork can be traced...
15 March 2017
Danish Crown Sells Plumrose USA
DENMARK - Danish Crown has signed an agreement to sell its American subsidiary Plumrose USA to Brazilian-based JBS, which is the world’s largest meat-processing company. The sale is based on the 4WD...
CME: Hog Slaughter During W10 of 2017 3.4% Higher Than a Year Ago
US - Below are items that we found interesting as we looked through the numbers, report the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
EU Pig Prices: Brisk Demand for Pigs
EU - The market mood appears friendly on the one hand while also somewhat irked on the other in the European slaughter pig market this week....
Commodity Classic Highlights Value of Red Meat Exports
US - To show its appreciation for support received from soybean and corn producers and to share information about how red meat exports contribute to their profitability, USMEF participated in Commodity...
Govt Reveals Indian Milk, Egg & Meat Production Growing
INDIA - The production of milk, eggs and meat has increased in the country as compared to last year, the Lok Sabha was informed yesterday....
13 March 2017
Ongoing Rise in Pig Prices Due to Lack of Supply
UK - The SPP has put on 0.35p to stand at 149.94p, German producer prices have risen €3 Cents, the Euro is up by 1.7 per cent to trade on Friday worth 87.41p, cull sows are +3p/kg and spot prices are...
Industry-wide Adoption of Canadian Pork Excellence Targeted to Begin January 2018
CANADA - The Manager of Producer Services with Sask Pork is confident final changes to Canada's new pork quality assurance programme will be completed in time to allow industry wide adoption to begin this...
Canada Must Demonstrate Preparedness to Stand Up to US on Trade
CANADA & US - A Canadian-based International Trade Consultant suggests Canada will need to clearly demonstrate it's prepared to stand up to the United States when it comes to trade, Bruce Cochrane writes....
Council Commends HyLife for Recognition on Work With Newcomers to Canada
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) would like to congratulate Hylife Foods on being recognized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as one of the winners of the 2017 Employer Awards...
 
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