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16 January 2018
HSA online guide to humane slaughter during disease control
As part of its strategy to promote the highest standards of welfare worldwide for food animals, the Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) has produced a new online guide which covers the humane killing of...
11 December 2017
Best of The Pig Site 2017: CO2 stunning
Continuing The Pig Site's selection of the best articles from 2017- next up......
15 November 2017
Schedule set for mandatory CCTV initiative in English abattoirs
Mandatory installation of CCTV and recording of all activities within slaughterhouses in England by Spring 2018, under a new legislative proposal announced by Defra....
03 November 2017
Welfare in mind: new device for measuring performance of stunning tools
Accles & Shelvoke Ltd have introduced a new device for measuring the stunning performance of their CASH® stunning tools....
27 October 2017
New EU Commission initiative for animal welfare
On Friday 20th October 2017, the 66th European Livestock and Meat Trades Union (UECBV) AGM took place in Bucharest, Romania, where major topics concerning animal welfare, environmental policy, competitiveness,...
25 October 2017
FDA releases 2015 NARMS integrated report
On October 23rd 2017, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with partners, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection...
23 October 2017
Euro Stages Something of a Mini Rally
UK - Although the latest SPP dropped another 1.03p this week to stand at 157.89p, German pig producer prices (thankfully) stood on at 1.500 EUR and the Euro has also staged something of a mini rally. As...
Farmgate Pig Prices Stabilise After Volatile Few Years
UK - Farmgate pig prices have returned to a traditional seasonal pattern in 2017, following considerable volatility in recent years. ...
19 October 2017
Live Hog Price Rally Credited to Increased US Slaughter Capacity
US - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services is crediting a recent rally in live hog prices to increased US hog slaughter capacity that's been ramping up over the past couple of months,...
18 October 2017
EU Pig Prices: Markets Stabilising; Quotations Closing Ranks
EU - After a period of weak prices which lasted for several weeks, the European slaughter pig market is finally stabilising again. Many quotations are able to maintain the balanced levels....
16 October 2017
CME: Recent Weeks See Pork Production Increasing at Faster Pace
US - Solid meat protein demand was the general theme for livestock markets this past spring and summer and the trend has continued into early fall, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
13 October 2017
CME: November Projected to be Key for Pork Exports
US - Pork packers have been paying up for hogs in recent days and the turnaround in cash hog prices has bolstered both nearby and deferred futures contracts, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
05 October 2017
IFA Says New Report Finds Brazil Cannot Guarantee Standards on Meat Exports
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said the latest EU FVO (Food and Veterinary Office) report covering the "Weak Flesh" meat scandal and corruption in Brazil confirms that the Brazilian authorities seriously...
IFA Protests Over Meat Sellout
IRELAND - The IFA protested yesterday morning outside the EU Commission offices in Mount Street in Dublin. ...
EU Pig Meat Production Up in July
EU - In July, EU pig meat production remained relatively unchanged on the year at 1.8 million tonnes, according to provisional data from the EU Commission, writes Annie Linekar, trainee analyst at AHDB...
03 October 2017
CME: Lean Hog Futures Shrug Off Bearish Implications
US - Lean hog futures on Friday seemed to shrug off some of the bearish implications from the latest "Hogs and Pigs" report, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
02 October 2017
CME: Hog/Pork Industry Continues to Expand; Helps Keep 2018 Pork Price Inflation in Check
US - We think futures may construe the latest "Hogs and Pigs" report as bearish for the short term and neutral for spring/summer of 2018, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pork Producers Urged to Watch for Forward Contracting Opportunities
US - H@ms Marketing Services is advising pork producers who have less than 50 per cent of their production forward contracted to be watching for opportunities to shore up their hedges, writes Bruce Cochrane....
29 September 2017
CME: Weekly Pork Export Sales Not as Strong as Expected
US - Hog futures have rallied in the last two trading sessions despite continued erosion in the cash hog index and weak pork cutout values, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Strong Pork Demand Critical to Clearing Anticipated Record US Slaughter Hog Numbers
US - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says strong demand for pork will be critical to offset an anticipated record volume of US slaughter hogs expected to come to market over...
28 September 2017
CME: Aggressive Sale in Hog Futures in Last Few Weeks
US - The results of the quarterly USDA "Hogs and Pigs" inventory survey will be released on Thursday, 28 September, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
27 September 2017
EU Pig Prices: Prices Spiral Downward; Stabilisation Recognisable
EU - The price spiral continues to turn downward on the European slaughter pig market. All quotations have gone noticeably down. Markets are well supplied across the borders. ...
25 September 2017
CME: Analysts Closely Monitoring Weekly Dressed Barrow/Gilt Weights
US - Analysts have been closely monitoring weekly dressed weights of steers and barrows/gilts. The latest data were posted on the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service website (Market News section),...
22 September 2017
CME: Canadian Global Pork Exports Forecast to Continue Growing
US - Livestock, meat, and byproduct (tallow, hide, etc.) markets are highly linked across North America (US, Canada, and Mexico). Today, we highlight recent data and reports regarding Canada and Mexico,...
20 September 2017
EU Pig Prices: General Drop in Prices; Markets Under Pressure
EU - All across the continent and almost without exception, the European slaughter pig markets are presenting decreasing prices. ...
19 September 2017
CME: Hog Futures Rebound Even as Cash Prices for Pork, Hogs Lose Ground
US - Hog futures rebounded on Friday even as cash prices for both pork and hogs continued to lose ground, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
13 September 2017
EU Pig Prices: Quotations Still Stable; Uncertainty Increasing
EU - This week, the European slaughter pig market is being shaped by primarily unchanged quotations. Apart from Germany, quotations are also developing in an unchanged way in the Netherlands, Denmark,...
12 September 2017
CME: Labor Day Lowers Cattle, Hog Slaughter in W36
US - Cattle and hog slaughter was lower last week as processing plants were closed in observation of Labor Day on Monday, 4 September. Total cattle slaughter was estimated at 555,000 head, 4.8 per cent...
11 September 2017
Cherkizovo Ranks First Among Russia's Meat Producers
RUSSIA - PJSC Cherkizovo Group, the largest vertically integrated meat and feed producer in Russia, last week announced that it has come first in the 2016 Agroinvestors ranking of Russia’s top meat producers....
SPP Continues to Drift Downwards
UK - The SPP continues to drift downwards albeit at a fairly slow rate dropping by .49p this week to 164.17p, reports Peter Crichton in his "Traffic Lights" commentary for 8 September....
 
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