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13 December 2018
Strong global demand for meat forecasted
A growing global population and increasing incomes are expected to be key drivers behind the continued growth in global demand for meat, according to global meat market specialists GIRA....
10 December 2018
US pork exports slightly below year-ago level
October US pork exports trended seasonally higher compared to recent months but were still below the results posted in October 2017....
06 December 2018
NPA launches 'The Pork Report' campaign
The NPA has launched a new campaign putting the spotlight on how retailers are supporting the Great British pork industry in the run up to Christmas....
Highest production costs since 2013 push UK producers into the red
Pig production costs in the third quarter of 2018 were the highest since early 2013, according to estimates from AHDB, at 156p/kg....
04 December 2018
Manitoba Pork applauds signing of USMCA
Manitoba Pork is applauding the signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement...
US pork loses $1.5 billion from trade dispute with Mexico
The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) last week called for an end to a trade dispute that has cost US pork producers an estimated $1.5 billion this year...
EU pig prices: Markets remain balanced
The pigs-mature-for-slaughter market could not be shaken last week with quotations remaining unchanged...
03 December 2018
Japanese pork imports steady despite volatile global markets
Japanese import volumes of fresh/frozen pork for the year to September were relatively stable, down just 0.1 percent on the year to 684,000 tonnes...
28 November 2018
China sustains efforts to improve animal welfare
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations will continue cooperating with China on farm animal welfare to help improve animal health and food safety, the organisation's China representative...
27 November 2018
EU pig prices: hope for higher prices
Another week passes by, yet there is still no movement seen in the slaughter pig market this week...
Lean hog futures decline as cash values soften
US lean hog futures fell on Monday on softer cash values and reduced demand for hogs from packers who were cutting kills, traders said...
26 November 2018
International comparison highlights UK-US pig production cost differences
US pig producers, on average, produced pigs at an average cost of 50p/kg below the GB figure in 2017, according to the latest annual report from AHDB comparing pig production costs in different countries...
23 November 2018
Danish Crown results weakened by problems in the UK
Much of Danish Crown’s business is performing well, but as a result of continued losses in the UK company Tulip Ltd, the group has decided to postpone its strategic target by two years....
21 November 2018
Taiwan border controls find ASF in confiscated pork from China
Tests have turned up traces of the African swine fever virus in two cases of pork imported from China by travellers, the Council of Agriculture announced Tuesday (20 November)...
EU pig prices under pressure
Following the trend set in early September, the EU reference pig price has continued to decline, according to data from the European Commission...
Red tractor launches bid to become flagship of British food and farming
A huge step in Red Tractor’s evolution has been announced as the assurance scheme bids to become the flagship of British food and farming...
20 November 2018
EU pig prices: some markets seeing improvements
The European slaughter pig market has seen some movement this week with both falling and rising prices observed across the EU countries...
19 November 2018
Pork producers support USMCA
Exports of US pork and other American agricultural goods to Canada and Mexico are expected to grow under the new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the National Pork Producers Council testified Friday...
Pork ban poses threat to potential Taiwan-US trade deal
Taiwanese economics researchers believe that the current pork import bans between China and the US could impact the potential Taiwan-US trade agreement ...
Farmers are frontline defenders against antimicrobial resistance
Farmers have a vital role to play in stemming the spread of antimicrobial resistance among disease-causing pathogens, and can make a significant contribution simply by adopting good hygiene practices during...
16 November 2018
US pork exports still facing headwinds
US pork exports continued to be impacted by retaliatory duties in China and Mexico, according to data released by USDA ...
14 November 2018
National Pork Board and US Meat Export Federation to partner on Pork 2040
The National Pork Board, the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have announced that they will engage in a foresight-based marketing study called Pork 2040...
13 November 2018
EU pig prices: disappointing after failing price increase in Germany
The European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market is unmoving this current week of slaughter...
Trump's trade war plunging demand for chicken as cheap pork fills the shelves
USA, 13 November 2018 (Reuters) - Americans are losing their taste for chicken and eating more beef and pork as President Donald Trump's trade wars reduce US pork exports to China and Mexico and leave...
12 November 2018
US pork forecast lower than expected
The forecast for 2018 total red meat and poultry production is lowered from last month as lower beef, pork, and turkey production more than offsets higher broiler production...
08 November 2018
New scanning technique allows rapid identification of meat fraud
Mass spectrometry, a molecular identification method commonly used in healthcare, drug testing and food safety, has now proven its capacity for identifying foreign material in meat products ...
Exporters explore opportunities for UK pork in Taiwan
Pork processors and exporters from the UK have arrived in Taiwan this week as part of a three-day mission to explore this exciting new market...
07 November 2018
EU pig prices: price increases can be expected
While quotations remain unchanged for the most part in central and northern Europe, the South is tending towards weakness. However, positive trends are also being observed...
02 November 2018
Vion Pork to hire expert in face of changes in Dutch pig farming
Vion has announced that Koen van Bergen, who currently works as Sector manager Pig farming at Rabobank, will be joining Vion Pork as Director Livestock and Supply Chains as of 1 January 2019. Mr Van Bergen...
01 November 2018
Bringing premium meat to Canadian domestic and export markets
Is fat the new lean? Higher pork marbling standards could be on the horizon, leading to a premium product for producers...
 
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