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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...
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...
06 November 2018
Brexit and beyond: a strong future in animal health
Mixed emotions were felt at the 2018 NOAH Brexit conference on Tuesday last week (30 October) as animal health industry representatives gathered to discuss the post-Brexit future...
01 November 2018
Poor demand continues to weigh on UK pig prices
During the week ending 27 October, the EU-spec SPP continued on a downward trend, as has been the case since the end of July ...
31 October 2018
EU pig price: Prices unchanged, improvements being awaited
The European slaughter pig market appears appears to be well-balanced this week. Apart from Spain, prices are unchanged indicating a period of steadiness...
23 October 2018
New inspection system to be rolled out in US pig slaughter plants
The announcement of the new voluntary inspection system for pork processing plants received both criticism and praise from the pig industry. Now the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will...
17 October 2018
EU pig prices: quotations are going down
At present, the mood is gloomy in the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market. A majority of quotations continue to go down, with the price decreases ranging from a corrected 0.8 to 5 cents...
16 October 2018
EU pig prices: German discounted prices are stirring the market
Last week (9 October) the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market presented itself inconsistently: while the pigs-for-slaughter quotations appeared steady in some EU member countries, they went down...
15 October 2018
What can carcass-based assessments tell us about the lifetime welfare status of pigs?
Research study indicates that carcass assessments, including monitoring of carcass lesions and weight, provide useful lifetime welfare information...
08 October 2018
Hundreds of pig carcasses destroyed after "dangerous" hygiene failings at UK meat plant
Hundreds of pig carcasses had to be destroyed after American officials discovered worrying hygiene failings at UK meat plants, the Bureau of Investigative Journalists can reveal...
04 October 2018
CME lean hog future prices highest since April 2018
Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures rose for the fourth consecutive session on Wednesday (3 October) and touched their highest prices in more than five months...
02 October 2018
EU pig prices: stabilising on a low level
With quotations continuing to decrease over the past weeks, the first rays of hope of market stabilisation are appearing on the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter markets this current week of slaughter...
01 October 2018
A real taste of Spain: the traditional Ibérico pig slaughter celebration
Join the local food travel specialists, A Taste of Spain, on their immersive tour into traditional Ibérico pig production, slaughter and charcuterie...
28 September 2018
United States hog inventory up three percent
The USDA provide an update on the US hog market in the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report...
26 September 2018
EU pig prices: Focus on African swine fever outbreak in Belgium
This current week, decreasing quotations still are a daily occurrence on the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market. In Belgium, especially, the pig prices are under pressure after an outbreak of African...
19 September 2018
EU pig prices: quotations are swinging back
In the current week of slaughter, the pressure has increased again on the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market. As before, many quotations continued weakly...
12 September 2018
EU pig prices: Markets under pressure – quotations going clearly down
With the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market under strong pressure, many quotations are decreasing...
04 September 2018
EU pig prices: balanced situation for the most part – prices still unchanged
The situation continues to be balanced altogether on the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market this week ...
Will plant-based diets push the meat sector to change its marketing strategy?
How is veganism disrupting the pork industry and how can pork producers positively respond to this? The Pig Site speaks to AHDB’s Senior Consumer Insight Analyst, Susie Stannard, about the most recent...
21 August 2018
EU pig prices: price rally continues – quotations still going up
The European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market is continuing its price rally during this current week of slaughter. A major part of quotations in the EU member countries is once more going up considerably...
14 August 2018
EU pig prices: small quantities on offer are pushing up the prices
The European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market appears to be picking up as many quotations increase with the cooler weather ...
08 August 2018
EU pig prices: inconsistent quotations – markets pick up courage again
Lately, recession has strongly prevailed on the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market. The quotations appear inconsistent and most prices on pigs for slaughter are unchanged. On the other hand, the...
18 July 2018
EU pig prices: market situation unchanged
With the tourists storming southward from the other European countries, the summer season is still running at full blast in southern Europe. Thus, demand for meat remains on a high level there. Spain’s...
04 July 2018
China’s slumping pork prices: Impacts on the stakeholders
Angela Zhang, Head of the Business Intelligence Division at IQC Insights, provides her analysis on China's pork markets as to why the pork prices have slumped and what impact this has had on its domestic...
28 June 2018
Carbon dioxide shortages in the UK: What do we know so far?
As carbon dioxide shortages continue to affect the European pig industry, The Pig Site takes a look at what we know so far and how the swine industry will respond over the coming weeks...
12 June 2018
EU Pig prices: quotations are going up moderately – unfair trade practice observed in Germany
After last week’s slow movement, the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market shows an altogether friendly price development again. This positive mood, however, is currently deteriorating because of...
11 June 2018
World Pork Expo: Genesus' Jim Long Comments on China, Russia, Pork Tariffs
Speaking live from the 2018 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, Jim Long, president and CEO of Genesus, shares his international view of pig prices and demand along with the impact of tariffs on US pork...
01 June 2018
EU pig prices: markets well in tune – moderate price increases observed in many countries
29 May, 2018: On the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market, the mood continues to be positive with many quotations going up this week ...
23 May 2018
EU Pig Prices: good demand pushes up prices
It seems that the sunny weather conditions have fired up consumer demand. The slaughter companies’ need is high to such an extent that quotations have increased again in most of the EU member countries...
18 May 2018
EU pig prices: quotations are getting nowhere – Netherlands set a positive sign
On the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market, the bell seems to be sounding for a turnaround. While the majority of quotations remain steady, the Netherlands and Great Britain both are setting a positive...
 
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