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29 May 2017
NZ Pork Welcomes Government Focus on Biosecurity
NEW ZEALAND - The announcement of additional operating funding for biosecurity is a vital protection for the country’s primary industries, according to New Zealand Pork....
26 May 2017
CME: Pork Shipments in May Indicate Robust Growth
US - The latest official monthly export data available is for the month of March and we will have to wait until 2 June for the April data to become available, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
NPPC White Paper Details Benefits of NAFTA
US - Following last week’s notification by the Trump administration that it will renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the National Pork Producers Council yesterday released a...
Renegotiating NAFTA Leaves Room for Optimism
CANADA - The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute suggests, as the renegotiation of NAFTA gets underway, a key message to the United States must be that Canada is a fair trading partner...
Study: Lean Pork Fits in Balanced Eating Plan for Weight Loss, Healthy Aging
US - Including nutrient-rich lean pork as part of a weight-loss diet could help women achieve their weight-loss success and improve their ability to get around....
25 May 2017
Expectation of Pig Price Increase Heating Up
IRELAND - Official pig price quotes remain around the €1.70c/kg mark, but the level of expectation among pig producers for a price rise is heating up....
Global Demand Helps to Strengthen European Pig Prices
SCOTLAND, UK - Farmgate prices for Scottish pigs are the strongest they have been since mid-2014 and 38 per cent higher than this time last year, according to the latest Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) analysis....
Tyson, World Resources Institute Team Up on Environmental Goals
US - As part of its deeper commitment to sustainable food production, Tyson Foods, Inc. has announced a collaboration with the World Resources Institute (WRI) to develop industry leading, science-based...
Key Challenge When Using Thermal Assisted Drying, Decontamination
CANADA - A Graduate Student with the University of Saskatchewan says the biggest challenge, when using heat to kill diseases causing pathogens in swine transport trailers, is ensuring all surfaces reach...
24 May 2017
CME: Summer Hog Futures Bolstered in Recent Days
US - Hog slaughter for the week was 2.249 million head, 6.3 per cent higher than the previous year, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
NFU: President's Budget an Assault on Farm Safety Net, Rural Communities
US - President Donald J. Trump issued a detailed fiscal year 2018 federal budget proposal yesterday (23 May), recommending drastic cuts to agricultural and rural related agencies and programmes....
EU Pig Prices: Demand for Slaughter Pigs Continues
EU - The current European slaughter pig market appears overall optimistic. Many quotations recently went up considerably. In relation to demand, the scarce quantities of live pigs on offer are regarded...
Alternative Asian Markets Support EU Markets
ASIA & EU - EU exports of all pig meat products (including offal) to third countries grew by 5 per cent year-on-year in the first three months of 2017, according to latest figures from the EU commission,...
23 May 2017
CME: Pork Inventories in Cold Storage at End of April Down 6%
US - The latest USDA 'Cold Storage' report contained some positive implications for red meat demand in April, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Duo Set to Showcase Specially Selected Pork
SCOTLAND, UK - On the first Saturday of June, thousands of people will descend on Thainstone Mart to visit the Taste of Grampian event, in association with Specially Selected Pork, which celebrates the...
Vissan Buys More Pigs to Support Farmers
VIET NAM - To reduce oversupply and help farmers, Vissan Co. Ltd will buy and slaughter an additional 200 to 300 pigs a day, raising the company’s additional purchases over the normal number to 500-600...
22 May 2017
NAFTA Modernisation Must Not Disrupt Pork Imports, Says NPPC
US - Following last week's notification by the Trump administration to Congress that it intends to modernize the trade agreement among the United States, Canada and Mexico, the National Pork Producers...
Pig Prices Continuing on Upward Track
UK - Prices are continuing on their upward track with no red ink in sight, although we have yet to scale the dizzy heights reached in November 2013 when the DAPP (now the SPP) hit 172.03p; cull sows were...
Pork Producers' Share of retail Price Up in April
UK - The share of pork retail prices received by producers increased by over one percentage point on the month in April, to 41.8 per cent. Furthermore, this remains the largest share received by producers...
18 May 2017
CME: Hog Futures Rally During W17-W20
US - Hog futures have rallied in the last four weeks as market participants come to grips with steady (and rapid) gains in product markets and the spot live trade, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
Lobbying to Save NAFTA Proving Effective
CANADA - The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says lobbying efforts from both within the United States and from Canada and Mexico to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement...
Tight Pork Supplies Limit Export Performance Once Again
UK - UK exports of fresh/frozen pork in March were 3 per cent lower on the year at 19,100 tonnes, according to the latest data from HMRC, reports Millie Askew, AHDB analyst....
Shanghai Seminars Highlight Value, Quality of US Pork
CHINA - Training seminars conducted by USMEF in Shanghai provided Chinese importers, distributors and chefs information about cutting, preparing and marketing a variety of US pork cuts. The trainings,...
Irish Aid, Teagasc in Partnership on Ireland’s Contribution to Global Agriculture Development
IRELAND - Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Mr Joe McHugh TD, and TEAGASC Director Professor Gerry Boyle, signed an agreement to renew the partnership between Irish Aid...
17 May 2017
EU Pig Prices: Price Increase Likely to Take Place
EU - This week, the European slaughter pig market appears to be overall balanced. ...
Chinese Companies Eyeing Serbian Market
SERBIA - Riding a wave of the Belt and Road Initiative and fast-developing China-Serbia partnership, dozens of Chinese companies are eyeing the Serbian market....
Joint Canada-US Initiative Aims to Improve Transport Biosecurity, Biocontainment
US & CANADA - The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Centre says a joint Canada-US imitative aimed at addressing biosecurity and biocontainment issues at points of high concentrations of...
Disappointment for Roasts; Sausage Sales Sizzle
UK - During the 12 weeks ended 24 April, primary pork volume sales were down just over 1 per cent compared to the previous year, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel, writes Bethan Wilkins,...
16 May 2017
NPPC Commends USDA's Establishment of Undersecretary for Trade
US - Last week, US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the creation of an undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs in the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), a recognition...
Study: Foods for Radioactive Substances Under Analysis
GERMANY - "Even though radiation emitting radioactive elements like uranium are only contained in small quantities in food, their chemical properties and radioactivity could pose a risk if they are ingested...
 
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