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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,...
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...
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...
21 December 2016
Welsh Government Recommends CCTV Not Mandatory in Slaughterhouses
WALES, UK - Vets have expressed their disappointment at a report instructed by the Welsh Government that recommends CCTV should not be mandatory in slaughterhouses in Wales....
19 December 2016
US October Pork Exports Largest Since 2014
US - US pork and beef exports continued to build momentum in October, with both achieving double-digit increases from a year ago, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export...
Only Small Increase Expected for EU Pigmeat Production in Next Ten Years
EU - Following a strong recovery in 2014 and 2015, EU pigmeat production is now expected to expand only marginally (by less than 1.3 per cent by 2026 compared to its 2016 high levels) due to limited consumption...
Weekly Overview: China Forecast to Maintain Pork Imports in 2017
GLOBAL - A new report from Rabobank has revealed that it expects consumers in 2017 to benefit from downward pressure on global meat prices....
16 December 2016
US Ag Department Sued Over Animal Welfare Rules at Slaughter
US - The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its unreasonable delay in responding to an AWI petition - filed in May 2013 - to amend the...
14 December 2016
EU Pig Prices: Quotations Steady to Increasing
EU - The positive trend is continuing for some quotations on the European pig slaughter market. The quotations are partly stabilising on the level achieved....
13 December 2016
Positive Year for Brazil's Pork Exports
BRAZIL - According to figures compiled by the Brazilian Association of Animal Proteins (ABPA), pork exports continued the good performance registered in early 2016....
08 December 2016
Spanish Pork Exports Continue Growth
SPAIN - For the first nine months of 2016, Spanish export volumes of fresh/frozen pork products were up 24 per cent on the previous year, at 1.1 million tonnes....
07 December 2016
EU Pig Prices: Quotations Continue Increasing
EU - The Christmas trade is flourishing on the European pig slaughter market. Demand for pigs for slaughter is on a high level altogether. So, many quotations could go on increasing....
06 December 2016
US Pork Cutout Outperforms Last Year's Levels
US - The pork cutout has outperformed year ago levels despite notably more pork available on a daily basis in the marketplace, writes the Steiner Consulting Group....
05 December 2016
Hog Outlook: Hog Slaughter Up Again Following Thanksgiving Week
US - We've got another record. This week's hog slaughter totaled 2.540 million head, up 18.0 per cent from last week which was light because of Thanksgiving; up 4.8 per cent from the same week last year;...
02 December 2016
US Pork Exports Looking Positive
US - USDA/FAS has released its weekly update on US beef and pork exports and the data continues to paint a very positive picture for both proteins. Keep in mind that the weekly report only covers sales...
01 December 2016
EU Pig Prices: Pigs Continue to Be in Demand – Price Barometer Still Pointing Upward
EU - The atmosphere remains friendly on the European pig slaughter market. In most of the participating countries, the quotations are going up moderately....
30 November 2016
Livestock Futures Markets Record Higher Prices
US - This past week, livestock futures markets recorded higher prices, according to the latest Daily Livestock Report published by Steiner Consulting Group....
28 November 2016
Hog Outlook: US Hog Slaughter Up From Last Week
US - This week's hog slaughter totaled 2.531 million head, up 3.2 per cent from last week, up 5.7 per cent from the same week last year, and if not revised, the second most ever in a week behind the 2,532,244...
24 November 2016
EU Pig Prices: Vivid Demand for Pigs – Quotations are Going Up
EU - This current week of slaughter, the trends are noted to be partly friendly and partly steady at least on the European pig slaughter market....
Danish Crown Makes DKK 1.3 billion for Owners After Challenging Year
DENMARK - Despite this past year being challenging, the strong demand for pork in China and other Asian markets has allowed Danish Crown to maintain a competitive settlement for its owners....
 
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