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19 September 2017
GB Sow Productivity Continues to Rise
UK - In the 12 months ending June 2017, the productivity of the GB sow herd continued to increase, according to latest data from Agrosoft, writes Millie Askew, Senior Analyst at AHDB Pork....
18 September 2017
GB Pig Prices Face Corrections Late Last Week
UK - All the signs were there earlier in the week that prices would be facing something of a correction today, and they did, writes Peter Crichton in his "Traffic Lights" commentary for 15 September 2017....
Cargill Expands Animal Nutrition Business in Thailand
THAILAND - Cargill’s animal feed and nutrition business is expanding its capabilities in Thailand by acquiring a feed mill in Prachinburi province in Thailand....
Industry Calls for Urgent Action on Organic Derogations
UK - The NFU, NPA and stakeholders across the industry(1) are urging the European Commission to extend two derogations for organic pig and poultry which are coming to an end on 31 December 2017....
15 September 2017
Saskatchewan Crop Yields Looking Better as Harvest Advances
CANADA - Saskatchewan Agriculture reports crop yields are looking better than had been feared as the harvest moves forward, Bruce Cochrane writes....
12 September 2017
Global Cereal Output Heading for New Record
GLOBAL - Global food prices dipped in August, mainly as the prospect of bumper cereal harvests pushed up expectations for larger grain inventories....
Livestock Production Much Smaller Challenge to Global Food Security
GLOBAL - Humans face mounting challenges when it comes to finding ways to sustainably feed an exploding population. As populations become wealthier and more urbanised, the demand for animal products continues...
11 September 2017
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....
06 September 2017
Nutrition Key to Improved Reproductive Performance, Longevity of Sows
CANADA - The Head Nutritionist with Gestal suggests a greater focus on nutrition in the sow herd can result in better conception rates, improved milk production during lactation, reduce re-breeding intervals...
04 September 2017
Canadian Pig Herd Continues to Grow
CANADA - As at 1 July, the number of pigs on holdings in Canada rose for the fifth consecutive year to 14.1 million head, 2 per cent up on the same period in 2016 and 12 per cent higher than 1 July 2012,...
01 September 2017
Can Dust from Feed Mills Indicate Presence of Pathogens in Feed?
CANADA & US - Scientists working on behalf of the Swine Health Information Center are attempting to determine whether the dust in feed mills can be used to identify the presence of potential disease causing...
31 August 2017
Pork Producers Encouraged to Formulate Sow Rations Based on Parity
CANADA - The Head Nutritionist with Gestal recommends segregating gestating sows housed in groups by parity to allow rations to be formulated to more closely meet their nutritional requirements, Bruce...
28 August 2017
UK Pig Cull Quotes Move Up
UK - Although the SPP rose by 0.13p to 164.66p and the influential German producer price stood on at €1.70, EU prices may come under pressure in the weeks ahead, reports Peter Crichton in his "Traffic...
21 August 2017
Steam Out of Pig Market in Past Few Weeks
UK - In his "Traffic Lights" commentary for 18 August, Peter Crichton reports that some of the steam has come out of the pig market in the past few weeks with extra pigs around as well as a slightly more...
18 August 2017
CME: USDA Adjusts Corn, Soybean Harvest Forecasts to Modest Levels
US - Despite much talk of deteriorating conditions and the potential for lower yields in several parts of the Corn Belt, USDA made some very modest adjustments to its corn and soybean harvest forecasts...
Scientists to Examine Potential of Using Dust to Identify Presence of Pathogens in Feed
CANADA - The Swine Health Information is spearheading a study to examine the potential of using dust in feed mills to determine whether feed ingredients have become contaminated with disease causing pathogens,...
15 August 2017
Cereal Based Pork Production Offers Marketing Edge
CANADA - The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc suggests cereal-based pork production offers Canada an edge in the global market place, Bruce Cochrane reports....
11 August 2017
Global Meat Prices Plateau in July
GLOBAL - In July the FAO food price index rose for the third consecutive month to 179.1 points, 2 per cent higher on the month and 10 per cent up on the year, according to Millie Askew, Senior Analyst...
09 August 2017
CME: Latest 'Crop' Report to be First to Incorporate Extensive Survey For Farmers
US - Participants in the livestock sectors will be paying attention to this Thursday’s "Crop Production" report from USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), reports Steiner Consulting...
08 August 2017
GB Pig Feed Output Falls During H1/2017
UK - Millie Askew, Senior AHDB Pork Analyst, reports that in June, GB compound pig feed production decreased by 6 per cent on the year to 148,400 tonnes....
07 August 2017
SPP Moves Up to Stand at 164.75p
UK - Although the SPP moved up another .32p to stand at 164.75p, a few more pigs seem to becoming available and spot buyers were slightly quieter than they have been in recent weeks, with most deals in...
CETA Expected to Ultimately be Worth Up to $1.5b to Canadian Ag-Food Exporters
CANADA - The President of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance is confident, once fully implemented, the trade agreement involving Canada and the European Union will be worth as much as one and a half...
Cargill, Southern States Cooperative, Inc. Enter into Purchase Agreement for Animal Feed Business
US - Cargill has reached an agreement to acquire the animal feed business of Richmond, Virginia-based Southern States Cooperative, Inc., a move that will help the company better serve its customers in...
25 July 2017
Nutritional Value of Soybean Meal Varies Among Sources from Different Countries
US - Research from the University of Illinois is helping swine producers know what they're getting when they buy soybean meal from different countries....
24 July 2017
SPP Continues Long Running Rally
UK - Although some spot prices have eased back a shade, most stood on and the SPP continues its long-running rally, putting on a further .34p and now stands at 164.2p, and weekly contribution prices also...
21 July 2017
North Korean Food Production Hit by Worst Drought Since 2001
NORTH KOREA - DPR Korea's crop production for 2017, including staple rice, maize, potatoes and soybean, has been severely damaged by prolonged dry weather conditions, threatening food security for a large...
18 July 2017
Agricultural Imports in 2017 Rise Rapidly
CHINA - China's imports of major agricultural products continued to increase fast in the first five months of the year, driven by price gaps between domestically produced products and imported products,...
12 July 2017
Establish Offshore FMD Vaccine Bank, Urge Veterinarians
US - Warning of the dire economic consequences of an outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD), swine veterinarians from around the country during Capitol Hill visits yesterday and today will urge congressional...
06 July 2017
Extreme Weather Conditions, Climate Change Account for 40% of Wheat Production Variability
GLOBAL - The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) scientists have proposed a new approach for identifying the impacts of climate change and extreme weather on the variability of global and...
26 June 2017
Spot Bacon Remains in Extremely Short Supply
UK - The SPP continues to improve, rising by .21p to 161.91p; some weekly contribution prices stood on, with others up by a penny in places, writes Peter Crichton in his "Traffic Lights" commentary for...
 
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