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20 January 2017
Italian Pork Exports Still Down on Last Year
ITALY - At 722,900 tonnes, the volume of fresh/frozen pork imported into Italy during the first nine months of 2016 was 5 per cent behind year earlier levels, according to the latest figures released by...
Solid Demand Results in Pig Price Rise
IRELAND - The Chairman of the Irish Farmers Association Pigs Committee, Tom Hogan, has said that the solid demand from processors has resulted in a 2c/kg increase in prices being paid for pigs this week....
EU Pig Prices: Still Feeling Like a Roller Coaster Ride
EU - Two weeks of increasing prices have passed since the beginning of this year. Now that the third calendar week has begun, the prices are going down again in many EU member countries. ...
19 January 2017
Brazilian Pork Exports Increase By a Third Driven by Asian Demand
BRAZIL - The volume of fresh/frozen pork exported from Brazil in 2016 was a third higher than 2015 at over 628,600 tonnes....
Weak Canadian Dollar Factors in Canadian Hog Producers' Margins
CANADA - The Chief Agricultural Economist with Farm Credit Canada says the weak Canadian dollar and continuing strong exports markets helped Canadian pork producers outperform their US counterparts in...
Noise in the Pork Market Adding to Volatility
US - For those that watch futures or meat product markets on a daily basis a certain amount of noise is par of the course. But we have noticed that the amount of noise in the pork market has increased...
China Hog Market
CHINA - A time for recollection and contemplation for the Chinese Pig Industry in the Year of the Chicken, writes Alexander Kovachevich, GM China Area, Genesus Genetics....
18 January 2017
Processors Demand for Pigs Remains Strong
IRELAND - Chairman of the Irish Farmers Association Pigs Committee Tom Hogan has called on all processors to increase the price of pigs across the board. Demand into the new year has remained strong from...
Roller Coaster Year for UK Pork With More Uncertainty to Come?
UK - Last year 2016 was a year of highs and lows for the UK pork sector. In March prices fell to their lowest level since 2008. This was followed by 37 continuous weeks of price rises, the longest period...
EU 'Could Do Better' at Tackling Food Waste
EU - Although a number of EU policies have the potential to combat food waste, their potential is not being exploited, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors....
Farming Union Highlights Concerns Over Free Trade Approach to Brexit
UK - In a major speech yesterday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May outlined some of the government's key priorities for negotiating the exit from the European Union, but UK farming organisations pointed out...
17 January 2017
Global Meat, Food Prices Fall for Fifth Year in a Row
GLOBAL - Prices of major food commodities declined for the fifth year in a row in 2016, averaging 161.6 points for the year as a whole, some 1.5 percent below their 2015 levels....
Prices Beat Brexit to Top of Problem List for Irish Farmers
IRELAND - Farmers have identified product price as the key issue that will impact on their farm enterprise in 2017, according to the IFA barometer of farmer sentiment which is part of the Farm Income Review....
French Government Orders CCTV to be Installed in All Slaughterhouses
FRANCE - Following issues with animal welfare in French slaughterhouses, the French government has passed a bill ordering for CCTV cameras to be installed in all slaughterhouses in the country from 2018....
Pork Commentary: New Year Musings - Russia and USA
RUSSIA and US - One of the interesting global factors in the pig industry is what’s going on in Russia, and how this will affect the markets, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
16 January 2017
New US Packing Capacity Expected to Improve Producer Profitability
US - The Vice-President Pork Analysis with EMI Analytics is confident new US processing capacity will result in improved profitability for North American pork producers by mid-2017, writes Bruce Cochrane....
USA Hog Market Report
US - Cash hogs and futures have held up remarkably well in the face of some of the largest weekly slaughters in history, writes Allan Bentley, USA Sales....
Pig Gene Advance Could Boost Sperm Stocks From Prized Animals
UK - Gene-editing techniques could help to improve stocks of farmed pigs by boosting supplies of sperm from prized sires. Scientists have created male pigs that could be used as surrogates capable of producing...
2017 US Pork Production Forecast Increases Again
US - The USDA has updated its World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), a monthly proceeding that integrates new developments and data into the existing outlook for agriculture commodity markets,...
13 January 2017
Red Meat Sector Applauds Changes to Foreign Worker Programme
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council is applauding changes announced last month to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Programme....
South East Asia Hog Market Report
SOUTH EAST ASIA - Pig farming is growing fast in Vietnam, and pig prices in the market are still in serious decline. One of the main reason for the decline in pig price is the enforced closure of the Chinese/Vietnam...
German Pig Meat Demand Under Pressure
GERMANY - Consumer demand for pig meat in Germany has been under considerable pressure in the last five years. Recent data published by the German market information agency, AMI, indicates it is taking...
Brazil Resumes Fresh Pork Exports to South Africa
BRAZIL - Brazil will resume exports of fresh pork to South Africa following the lifting of the ban South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF)....
12 January 2017
Union Urges Govt to Compel Banks to Allocate Funds to Agriculture
GHANA - The General Agriculture Workers Union (GAWU) has appealed to the Nana Akufo Addo administration to use policy tools to compel commercial banks in the country to cede a substantial portion of their...
Canadian Pork Research Gets $1.8M Investment
CANADA - The Government of Canada is providing an additional $1.8 million to the pork research cluster to continue responding to consumer concerns around the humane treatment of animals, Agriculture Minister...
More Funding for UK Antibiotic Resistance Action
UK - Funding for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance has more than tripled this year in support of a new business plan which will help UK farming play its part in the global...
EU Pig Prices: Germany Is Ahead
EU - This second week of the new year, the European price structure starts moving. After the Christmas season, the live animals’ market was only scarcely supplied with low quantities at brisk demand....
11 January 2017
Kyrgyzstani Meat Exporters Barred from Transporting Goods to Russia
KYRGYZSTAN - Kyrgyzstan is no longer allowed to transport its goods to Russia by road through the territory of Kazakhstan, Advisor to the Director of the Veterinary and Phytosanitary Safety Inspectorate...
Changes to Express Entry Programme Expected to Hurt Meat Processors
CANADA - The Canadian meat Council says changes made by the federal government to the Express Entry Programme will make it harder for Canada's meat processors to retain skilled butchers and meat cutters....
November Pork Exports Set New Record
US - US red meat exports continued to build momentum in November, highlighted by a new monthly volume record for pork exports, reported the US Meat Export Federation....
 
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