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26 May 2017
CME: Pork Shipments in May Indicate Robust Growth
US - The latest official monthly export data available is for the month of March and we will have to wait until 2 June for the April data to become available, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
NPPC White Paper Details Benefits of NAFTA
US - Following last week’s notification by the Trump administration that it will renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the National Pork Producers Council yesterday released a...
Melaka Pig Farmers Get 1-Year Grace Period to Modernise Farming Method
MALAYSIA - Pig farmers in Paya Mengkuang have been given one year to switch from conventional to modern farming or face the risk of shutdown....
Renegotiating NAFTA Leaves Room for Optimism
CANADA - The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute suggests, as the renegotiation of NAFTA gets underway, a key message to the United States must be that Canada is a fair trading partner...
25 May 2017
Tyson, World Resources Institute Team Up on Environmental Goals
US - As part of its deeper commitment to sustainable food production, Tyson Foods, Inc. has announced a collaboration with the World Resources Institute (WRI) to develop industry leading, science-based...
Minister Says Pakistan Values Partnership with OIE for Livestock Development
FRANCE - Pakistan greatly values its partnership with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) for its livestock development, disease control and overall poverty alleviation....
Scientists Develop New Device to Overcome Pig Genome Flaw
UK - Scientists at the University of Kent, working with colleagues from the genetics research industry[1], have developed a new genetic screening device and protocol that helps pig breeding....
Key Challenge When Using Thermal Assisted Drying, Decontamination
CANADA - A Graduate Student with the University of Saskatchewan says the biggest challenge, when using heat to kill diseases causing pathogens in swine transport trailers, is ensuring all surfaces reach...
24 May 2017
NFU: President's Budget an Assault on Farm Safety Net, Rural Communities
US - President Donald J. Trump issued a detailed fiscal year 2018 federal budget proposal yesterday (23 May), recommending drastic cuts to agricultural and rural related agencies and programmes....
Research Demonstrates Value of Enrichment
CANADA - A research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre says studies are showing that enriching the living environment of pigs improves productivity at all stages of growth, Bruce Cochrane...
AHDB Recommends Downloading the New RB209 Today
UK - The new AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) is now available to download as app and interactive digital versions....
EU Pig Prices: Demand for Slaughter Pigs Continues
EU - The current European slaughter pig market appears overall optimistic. Many quotations recently went up considerably. In relation to demand, the scarce quantities of live pigs on offer are regarded...
PigTrace Canada Encourages Greater Use of PigTrace Data
CANADA - PigTrace Canada is encouraging swine health officials to make wider use of PigTrace data when tracking swine disease outbreaks, writes Bruce Cochrane....
23 May 2017
CME: Pork Inventories in Cold Storage at End of April Down 6%
US - The latest USDA 'Cold Storage' report contained some positive implications for red meat demand in April, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Fifth PED Case Prompts Call for Pork Industry Stakeholders to Minimise Movements
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is encouraging pork producers and their service providers to step up their attention to biosecurity in the wake of the latest confirmed case of PED, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Vissan Buys More Pigs to Support Farmers
VIET NAM - To reduce oversupply and help farmers, Vissan Co. Ltd will buy and slaughter an additional 200 to 300 pigs a day, raising the company’s additional purchases over the normal number to 500-600...
18 May 2017
CME: Hog Futures Rally During W17-W20
US - Hog futures have rallied in the last four weeks as market participants come to grips with steady (and rapid) gains in product markets and the spot live trade, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
Lobbying to Save NAFTA Proving Effective
CANADA - The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says lobbying efforts from both within the United States and from Canada and Mexico to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement...
Irish Aid, Teagasc in Partnership on Ireland’s Contribution to Global Agriculture Development
IRELAND - Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Mr Joe McHugh TD, and TEAGASC Director Professor Gerry Boyle, signed an agreement to renew the partnership between Irish Aid...
17 May 2017
EU Pig Prices: Price Increase Likely to Take Place
EU - This week, the European slaughter pig market appears to be overall balanced. ...
Chinese Companies Eyeing Serbian Market
SERBIA - Riding a wave of the Belt and Road Initiative and fast-developing China-Serbia partnership, dozens of Chinese companies are eyeing the Serbian market....
Joint Canada-US Initiative Aims to Improve Transport Biosecurity, Biocontainment
US & CANADA - The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Centre says a joint Canada-US imitative aimed at addressing biosecurity and biocontainment issues at points of high concentrations of...
16 May 2017
NPPC Commends USDA's Establishment of Undersecretary for Trade
US - Last week, US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the creation of an undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs in the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), a recognition...
15 May 2017
CPC Addresses Trade in North America with Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food
CANADA - Representatives from the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) were in Ottawa last week (Thursday, 11 May) to address the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade about trade in North...
GB Pig Prices Continuing to Move Ahead
UK - Although GB pig prices are continuing to move ahead, with the latest SPP rising by 1.29p to 157.82p, German producer prices have stood on and sow prices have slipped, writes Peter Crichton in his...
Multiple Options Available to Enrich Pigs' Living Space
CANADA - A Research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre says pork producers have a wide range of available options for meeting requirements under Canada's Pig Code of Practice calling for...
Farmers Urged to Prioritise Safety
CANADA - Saskatchewan Agriculture is urging farmers to keep farm safety top of mind as work days get longer and the pressures of spring planting and field work increase, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Trump Declares War on Environmental Regulations
US - Under the Trump administration, budgets are being cut and regulatory powers curtailed for federal bodies across the board – but none more so than the Environmental Protection Agency. What does this...
Melaka Govt Insists on Seriousness in Addressing Pig Farming Pollution Crisis
MALAYSIA - Vowing to put a stop to environmental pollution caused by the pig farming industry in Paya Mengkuang will not be just a sweet election campaign promise, State Agriculture and Entrepreneurial...
11 May 2017
SPP Up for Tenth Consecutive Week
UK - The EU-spec SPP rose for the tenth consecutive week, to hit the highest level since August 2014 in the week ending 6 May, with shortages reported especially for the fresh market, reports Millie Askew,...
 
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