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23 November 2017
China’s plans for mega-farms in the north-east
In a bid to stabilise pork prices and combat food inflation, China’s pork farmers are steering further away from the small-scale and making bold moves towards mega-farms in the north....
22 November 2017
Jim Long Pork Commentary: November - producers never do well
This time of year, is never a good time for producers. Year after year this is the time of maximum seasonal hog numbers. This always results in lower hog prices. It is also usually the time packers, historically...
16 November 2017
CBO analysis: Congressional tax plans jeopardise the farm safety net
Amidst the steepest drop in farm profitability in a generation, U.S. Congressional leadership is proposing tax reform legislation that would jeopardise all funding for farm bill commodity safety net programs. ...
15 November 2017
NFU writes to Chancellor ahead of Autumn Budget Statement
With one week until the Autumn Budget Statement release, the NFU has written to Chancellor, Philip Hammond, to highlight the importance of British farming and the fiscal measures required to ensure it...
Zoetis Influence Feed - October 2017 part 2
Every 2 weeks the team at Zoetis share the Top 5 Influencer Topics in the agriculture industry. ...
Genesus Global Market Report: Russia November 2017
The current pig Price in Russia is 94 Roubles ($1.58) per kg, this is back a little from the highs of the summer, which is typical in Russia. However, with good producers having a cost of production between...
14 November 2017
WTO rejects Indonesia appeal on import restrictions
The World Trade Organisation, after 3 ½ years of discussions, has reached a conclusion on the appeal of import restrictions being imposed by Indonesia. ...
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Europe
For many years, North America has seen an influx of European swine genetic companies. Today Genesus stands as the last North American global swine genetic company. This in itself is mostly irrelevant as...
10 November 2017
Genesus Global Market Report: Canada - Powerhouses and Profits
Successful Farming (agriculture.com) recently released its Pork Powerhouses, which included the top five Canadian producers. As seen on the table below, the top five have 308,500 sows, up by 37,500 compared...
07 November 2017
US Pork exports going steady
September pork export volume was steady with both the August and year-ago levels, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
03 November 2017
Rabobank: predicting China's pork imports
Pork Quarterly Q4 2017: global pork supply is expected to increase further, mainly driven by China, the US, Canada, and Brazil. While China’s pork imports have slowed down recently, they are likely to...
Farm Business Income shows major growth in 2017 survey of English farms
The survey results of Farm Business Income for 2016/17 were released by DEFRA on the 26th October as a further instalment of the initiative to monitor and evaluate Government and EU policies, and to inform...
27 October 2017
UECBV President urges swift decision from Brexit negotiators
Philippe Borremans, UECBV President, spoke out at last week’s UECBV AGM when Brexit entered the day’s discussions....
26 October 2017
RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness adds pork and poultry expert to Animal Protein team
On Monday October 24th 2017, Rabobank announced the expansion of its RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness team with the addition of Christine McCracken as Executive Director, Animal Protein. McCracken will...
25 October 2017
CME: September Inventory of Red Meat, Poultry in Cold Storage Higher Than a Year Ago
US - The combined inventory of beef, pork and poultry in cold storage at the end of September was 2.496 billion pounds, 2.2 per cent higher than the previous year and the largest amount of meat in cold...
Cargill, Diamond V to Join Forces to Create Leading Natural Animal Health, Nutrition Business
US - Responding to growing consumer preferences for natural and wholesome food production, Cargill this week announced it has signed a binding agreement to acquire Diamond V, a leading global provider...
Historic low for Ukraine’s pig livestock numbers
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) agricultural markets analyst, Andriy Pankratov, has commented on Ukraine’s declining pig livestock, predicting that the beginning of 2018...
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. ...
'Meat Day' Promotions Bump Sales of US Pork, Beef at Supermarkets
JAPAN - Reaching consumers interested in trying new cuts of US pork and beef at a special celebration of meat, USMEF partnered with a major supermarket chain to conduct a "Meat Day" sales promotion in...
Cherkizovo Increases Installed Capacity for Production of Mixed Feeds
RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group, Russia's largest vertically integrated meat and feed producer, announced on Friday that it has expanded its mixed feeds production capacity....
Delayed Resumption of Re-negotiations Expected to Favour US NAFTA Supporters
CANADA & US - The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says a planned one month break in negotiations aimed at modernizing NAFTA will allow interests in the United States that favor...
20 October 2017
Announcement on Tax Changes Pleases Pork Council
CANADA - It is with much interest that the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) has followed the developments surrounding the tax changes proposed by the Department of Finance Canada since the end of the consultation...
Attractive Labels Stigmatise Many Healthy Foods
US - When customers walk down aisles of grocery stores, they are inundated with labels such as organic, fair-trade and cage free, just to name a few. Labels such as these may be eye-catching but are often...
Opportunities Revealed for US Beef, Pork in European Markets at Anuga
GERMANY - While the overall focus of Anuga 2017 was on new products and innovation, USMEF expanded its strategy at the five-day food show to identify opportunities for US beef and pork in Europe and surrounding...
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,...
US Economic Community Aware, Supportive of NAFTA
US & CANADA - Canada's Agriculture Minister says the US economic community is well aware of the benefits of NAFTA and remain supportive of maintaining the deal, writes Bruce Cochrane....
18 October 2017
CME: Rapid Escalation of Pork Prices in Recent Months
US - The Department of Labor survey of retail prices across the US economy for September highlighted the rapid escalation of pork prices in recent months, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
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....
Pork Producers Applaud Withdrawal of GIPSA Rules
US - The Trump administration yesterday announced it will withdraw regulations related to the buying and selling of livestock, a move strongly commended by the National Pork Producers Council, which opposed...
 
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