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30 March 2017
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 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....
28 March 2017
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...
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....
27 March 2017
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....
23 March 2017
EU Pig Prices: Quotations Inconsistent; Netherlands Closing Gap
EU - This week, the European slaughter pig market appears to be altogether inconsistent....
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....
20 March 2017
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...
15 March 2017
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....
08 March 2017
EU Pig Prices: Quotations Range from Unchanged to Slightly Positive
EU - Spring is awakening on the European slaughter pig market. ...
Improving Animal Health Feedback to Producers
AUSTRALIA - A large project aiming to improve the ability of producers to monitor disease prevalence in their livestock, and make informed on-farm decisions to manage the health status and improve productivity...
03 March 2017
EU Pig Prices: Hope for Price Increase in Germany
EU - The European slaughter pig market is still navigating in calm waters....
27 February 2017
Australian Pork Expansion to Benefit Southeast Asia
AUSTRALIA - A pork processor in South Australia that supplies meat to Southeast Asia will undergo a major expansion to become one of the biggest facilities of its kind....
24 February 2017
Manitoba Slaughter Hog Numbers Show Early Signs of Rebounding
CANADA - The General Manager of Manitoba Pork reports the province's pork industry is seeing the first signs of a rebound in the number of hogs available for processing, writes Bruce Cochrane....
23 February 2017
EU and Spanish Pork Markets
EU, SPAIN - In the Spanish market, 2017 seems to have started positively. We are now at prices above 2015 and 2016, and almost at the levels of 2014. The Mercolleida market price for last week closed at...
16 February 2017
IFA Welcomes Increase in Pig Prices from Processors
IRELAND - Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee Tom Hogan has welcomed an increase in pig prices from processors last Friday....
EU Pig Prices: Quotations Balanced in Many Countries
EU - The European slaughter pig market appears to be mostly constant this week....
09 February 2017
EU Pig Prices: Quotations Developing Unsteadily
EU - This week, the development of the quotations is unsteady altogether on the European slaughter pig market....
02 February 2017
EU Pig Prices: Quotations Are Pointing Upwards
EU - The ups and downs of pig prices seem to be characteristic of the European pig slaughter market at the beginning of this year, 2017. This current week of slaughter shows upward prices again. Many quotations...
26 January 2017
EU Pig Prices: Quotations Are Steady
EU - This current week, the European pig slaughter market appears steady altogether....
23 January 2017
Modifying Ramps to Load Pigs Reduces Stress During Transport
CANADA - A Meat Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says, decreasing the slope of the ramps used to load pigs onto trailers will decrease their risk of fatigue and possible death during transport,...
Weekly Overview: French Government Calls for CCTV in All Slaughterhouses
GLOBAL - Following issues with animal welfare in French slaughterhouses, the government has passed a bill ordering for CCTV cameras to be installed throughout all slaughterhouses in the country from 2018....
20 January 2017
EU Pig Prices: Still Feeling Like a Roller Coaster Ride
EU - Two weeks of increasing prices have passed since the beginning of this year. Now that the third calendar week has begun, the prices are going down again in many EU member countries. ...
18 January 2017
Processors Demand for Pigs Remains Strong
IRELAND - Chairman of the Irish Farmers Association Pigs Committee Tom Hogan has called on all processors to increase the price of pigs across the board. Demand into the new year has remained strong from...
17 January 2017
French Government Orders CCTV to be Installed in All Slaughterhouses
FRANCE - Following issues with animal welfare in French slaughterhouses, the French government has passed a bill ordering for CCTV cameras to be installed in all slaughterhouses in the country from 2018....
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....
Danish Crown Acquires German Slaughterhouse
DENMARK - Danish Crown has acquired a slaughter house in Germany that slaughters cattle, pigs and lambs....
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....
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,...
 
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