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26 June 2017
CME: May Pork Inventories 0.5% Less Than Previous Month
US - USDA announced Thursday night that it would suspend imports of all fresh/frozen Brazilian beef and this would likely be a point of discussion as markets opened Friday, reports Steiner Consulting...
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...
Finding Front Line Workers Biggest Challenge for Ag Employers
CANADA - The Human Resources and Training Coordinator with Manitoba Pork says the biggest challenge for pork industry employers is attracting front line workers, Bruce Cochrane reports....
Experts Discuss Pork Production, Sales in Cuba
CUBA - Food deficit for pig producers, the quality and high prices of pork meat were the main topics debated on Wednesday at Mesa Redonda TV programme....
23 June 2017
CME: Various Factors Continue to Support Hog Prices
US - A number of factors continue to support hog prices in the near term, helping propel cash hog values to the highest price for the year, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Canadian, Mexican, American Ag Leaders Discuss Trade
CANADA, MEXICO & US - Canada's Minister of Agriculture says he and his US and Mexican counterparts share a commitment to maintaining open and transparent markets so trade can continue to grow, Bruce Cochrane...
Pigs 2022 Providing Food for Thought
GLOBAL - The recent Pigs 2022 conference provided a wealth of information, opinion and insight over the two-day event, reports Vikki Campbell, AHDB Acting Data and Analysis Manager....
US Pork’s Advantages Highlighted at SIAL China
CHINA - Highlighting the attributes of US pork and bringing together exporters and buyers from China’s retail, foodservice and processing sectors, USMEF set up an impressive display at SIAL China, one...
KAP Calls for Reinvestment of Carbon Taxes into Agricultural Programming
CANADA - Keystone Agricultural Producers say, by investing proceeds collected through a provincial carbon tax into agriculture, the Manitoba government will be able to maximise farmers' ability to contribute...
22 June 2017
EU Pig Meat Demand Still Struggling
EU - Consumer demand for pig meat in key EU markets continues to struggle in 2017 and it is more export demand that is supporting the EU market, writes Leo Colby, AHDB Consultant....
US Pork Industry Plan to Allow Continued Production in Presence of Disease
US - Iowa's Agriculture Secretary says a plan being developed by the US pork industry will enable state animal health officials to allow pork production to continue in the presence of a foreign animal...
Amid Cattle Slaughter Row, Punjab Budget Bats for Pigs
INDIA - Even as the Centre's ban on cattle sale for slaughter at animal markets has triggered a country-wide debate, Punjab government on Tuesday announced setting up of new pig breeding farms, saying...
Norway: Close Cooperation in Pig Supply Chain
NORWAY - Pigs are farmed on a very small scale in Norway, with a total of 90,000 sows and average herd sizes of 50 sows. The three per cent of land that can be used for agriculture, the caps on herd sizes...
FAO Provides Emergency Aid to Combat Hunger in North-east Nigeria
NIGERIA - Seeds and fertilizer for more than one million people are being distributed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in north-eastern Nigeria for the planting season that begins this...
Food Citizenship Report: Building a Better Food System
UK - The result of a ten-month inquiry with six organisations including the RSPB and Co-op to explore a Citizen food system, the Food Citizenship Report explores the false and limiting idea of ‘the consumer’....
21 June 2017
CME: Dramatic Shift in Price Ratio of Pork Items
US - Whether it is highly marbled choice ribeyes, succulent bacon, inventively flavored chicken wings, or full fat milkshakes, consumers are voting with their dollars for more flavor, reports Steiner...
Pig Processors Fail to Follow European Market
IRELAND - There has been no change in official quotes for pigs this week, which remain at €1.70c/kg....
Tyson Announces Plans to Invest $59M to Expand Macon GA Distribution Center
US - Tyson Foods, Inc. is investing $59 million to expand its distribution center in Macon, a move that will add jobs, improve efficiency and support the company’s plans for growth....
NPPC Calls on Government to FMD Vaccine Bank
US - The National Pork Producers Council is calling on the US government to provide one billion dollars over five years to fund the creation of a Foot and Mouth Disease vaccine bank, reports Bruce Cochrane....
GB Pig Slaughterings Pick Up Slightly in May
UK - UK production of pig meat was 74,300 tonnes in May, up 1 per cent compared to the same month in 2016, and the first year on year increase seen in 2017, writes Duncan Wyatt, lead analyst at AHDB....
20 June 2017
CME: Small Changes in Lean Hog Futures Contracts During W24
US - Cash fed cattle prices declined sharply last week, daily data reported by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Market News Division showed prices declined by $6.00 to $8.00 per cwt. between...
Better Supply Chain Communications to Play Vital Role in Post-Brexit Era
UK - While there will be tough and challenging times ahead there will also be opportunities in the post-Brexit era, according to Stuart Ashworth, Head of Economics Services with Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
Canadian Hog Industry Focusing on Recovery for PED Situation
CANADA - Canada's pork sector wants to work with federal and provincial government to address the issue of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) Virus in Canada. This was the message Western Canadian hog producers...
New Jobs in Danish Crown
DENMARK - The increase in the supply of pigs to Danish Crown’s abattoirs can be ascribed to the combined effects of Danish Crown’s own growth package, the subsidy scheme for new housing units and the...
UK's AB Agri Teams Up with China to Develop Better Animal Feeds
UK & CHINA - AB Agri, a UK-based animal nutrition and feeds producer, is enhancing technological cooperation with Chinese clients by co-developing safer and more nutritious feeds....
19 June 2017
Slightly Negative Note: Cull Sow Prices Ease by a Penny
UK - Another positive day for sellers and prices firmer than the current Government is looking at present, with the SPP rising by 0.85p to stand at 161.70p compared with 119.43p twelve months ago, Peter...
Consistent Pork Quality Assurance Across Regions Critical
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork suggests, when marketing product to international buyers, it's critical for production standards in one region be consistent with those in another region, Bruce Cochrane...
Colombian Foodservice Clients Partake in US Meat Training
US - At the request of a food distributor in South America, USMEF conducted US pork processed meat training sessions for foodservice managers in three major Colombian cities. The training, held in Bogota,...
American Farm Bureau Urges Exercising Caution Against Cuba
US - American farmers are likely to soon have a new market for agricultural products, owing to the White House’s decision to begin normalising relationships with Cuba....
Drop in Soybean Prices Disappoints Zambian Farmers
ZAMBIA - Farmers have cried foul on the drastic fall of the prices of soybeans by more than 100 per cent during this year’s maize marketing season....
 
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