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16 January 2017
New US Packing Capacity Expected to Improve Producer Profitability
US - The Vice-President Pork Analysis with EMI Analytics is confident new US processing capacity will result in improved profitability for North American pork producers by mid-2017, writes Bruce Cochrane....
USA Hog Market Report
US - Cash hogs and futures have held up remarkably well in the face of some of the largest weekly slaughters in history, writes Allan Bentley, USA Sales....
2017 US Pork Production Forecast Increases Again
US - The USDA has updated its World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), a monthly proceeding that integrates new developments and data into the existing outlook for agriculture commodity markets,...
13 January 2017
Red Meat Sector Applauds Changes to Foreign Worker Programme
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council is applauding changes announced last month to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Programme....
South East Asia Hog Market Report
SOUTH EAST ASIA - Pig farming is growing fast in Vietnam, and pig prices in the market are still in serious decline. One of the main reason for the decline in pig price is the enforced closure of the Chinese/Vietnam...
German Pig Meat Demand Under Pressure
GERMANY - Consumer demand for pig meat in Germany has been under considerable pressure in the last five years. Recent data published by the German market information agency, AMI, indicates it is taking...
12 January 2017
EU Pig Prices: Germany Is Ahead
EU - This second week of the new year, the European price structure starts moving. After the Christmas season, the live animals’ market was only scarcely supplied with low quantities at brisk demand....
11 January 2017
Changes to Express Entry Programme Expected to Hurt Meat Processors
CANADA - The Canadian meat Council says changes made by the federal government to the Express Entry Programme will make it harder for Canada's meat processors to retain skilled butchers and meat cutters....
November Pork Exports Set New Record
US - US red meat exports continued to build momentum in November, highlighted by a new monthly volume record for pork exports, reported the US Meat Export Federation....
Danish Crown Acquires German Slaughterhouse
DENMARK - Danish Crown has acquired a slaughter house in Germany that slaughters cattle, pigs and lambs....
10 January 2017
Dutch Pork Exports Declined in Q3 2016
NETHERLANDS - Fresh/frozen pork volumes exported from the Netherlands were back 6 per cent on the 2015 figure during the first nine months of 2016, at 610 thousand tonnes....
US Pork Exports Spiked in November
US - US pork exports in November spiked up to the highest volume of the year, topping the next highest month (May) by more than 10 per cent. Compared to November 2015, pork exports were up 18 per cent,...
Pork Commentary: Global Market Thoughts!
GLOBAL - It’s the New Year and we are thinking about the China swine markets and how it will affect us, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
09 January 2017
Early Uplift in Pig Prices Expected
IRELAND - As we enter 2017, farmers are expecting an uplift in prices early in the year and stable pig prices for 2017 to give pig farmers a chance to recoup the loses of the past 18 months, Chairman of...
06 January 2017
UK Farmers, Food Industry Urged to 'Step Up' to Address Global Competitiveness
UK - Farmers, growers and the food industry need to “step up” to address the challenge of agricultural competitiveness and productivity in a rapidly-changing world....
05 January 2017
EU Pig Prices: Quotations Under Pressure
EU - The European pig keepers feel quite limited in their feeling Christmas joy. For the second time in a row, most of the quotations went down to a more than somewhat clear extent....
US Hog Futures Take a Step back
US - Hog futures took a step back yesterday, with the nearby February futures contract declining by more than 260 points. The decline followed some weakness in the cash market for pork cuts, which is not...
04 January 2017
Charoen Pokphand Foods Completes Acquisition of Bellisio
US and THAILAND - Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Bellisio Foods Inc. from Centre Partners Management....
03 January 2017
Hog Outlook: Iowa Hogs Experience Biggest Monthly Loss Since 2013
US - There were 520 million pounds of pork in cold storage at the end of November. That is 13.1 per cent less than the month before and 7.2 per cent less than a year ago. Compared to November 30, 2015,...
What Could Drive Livestock Markets in 2017?
US - With 2016 already in the books we are looking ahead at the New Year and pondering some of the factors that could drive livestock markets for the next 12 months. Any such list is inherently flawed...
Pork Commentary: USDA Hogs and Pigs Report Its Raining Pigs!
US - The December 1st Quarterly USDA Hogs and Pigs Report surprised us with not only the growth of the breeding herd but also the size of market inventory, writes Jim Long....
Pork Commentary: Lean Hog Futures Increase Despite Negative Hogs and Pigs Report
US - After last weeks December Hogs and Pigs Report that indicated the US breeding herd and Market hog & inventories were up beyond any expectation year over year (Breeding +1 per cent - Market +4 per...
Big Surprises in USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report
US - Arguably one of the biggest surprises in the USDA's latest Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report was the number of hogs that are expected to come to market between December and May, writes the Steiner Consulting...
Weekly Overview: Big Surprises in USDA's Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report
GLOBAL - The big news over the holiday came from the latest USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report, which surprised many with its revised number of hogs that are expected to come to market between December...
30 December 2016
Pork Export Markets Expected to be Especially Important in 2017
NORTH AMERICA - The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says, as North American meat and poultry production increases in response to low feed costs, the pork industry will become increasingly...
28 December 2016
USDA AMS Raises Average US Hog Dressed Weight
US - USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service published their weekly Actual Slaughter Under Federal Inspection report, which is data compiled by USDA-NASS from the USDA-FSIS (the agency that processors...
22 December 2016
EU Pork Exports Stagnate in October
EU - EU fresh/frozen pork exports showed only marginal year-on-year growth during October, increasing by just over half a percent to stand at a shade under 180,000 tonnes. ...
Wide Range of Expectations for US Hogs and Pigs
US - On Friday, USDA will publish the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report. In this DLR we summarize the pre-report estimates, and provide some general analysis on trends and expectations, writes the Steiner...
Russia Hog Market
RUSSIA - Currently, pig prices are fluctuating between 110 and 115 Roubles per live kg ($1.77 to $1.85). With pig meat consumption increasing in Russia by 6.6 per cent in 2016, pig farming continues to...
20 December 2016
WH Group to Acquire California’s Largest Pork Processor Clougherty
US - WH Group Limited's subsidiary Smithfield Foods has entered into a definitive agreement with Hormel Foods Corporation to acquire California’s Largest Pork Processor Clougherty Packing LLC and its...
 
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