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12 December 2018
Russian meat giant reveals rise in pork sales, production during November 2018
Cherkizovo Group, Russia's largest vertically integrated meat producer, revealed in its operating results for November 2018 increases in pork sales as well as production....
Conference panel approves 2018 Farm Bill
Pork producers – and all livestock farmers – are poised for a significant victory after passage by a Senate-House conference committee of a 2018 Farm Bill that includes mandatory funding for animal...
11 December 2018
EU pig prices: positive outlook for Denmark and France
Pre-Christmas activities are observed on the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market this week, yet, the quotations appear unchanged for the most part. ...
Myanmar suspends pork imports over threat of ASF
Myanmar has banned all imports of live pig and pork products from China....
Genesus Global Market Report: Canada – challenging harvest
In Ontario (as in many parts of Canada) it has been one of the most challenging harvests in recent memory. It has been a particularly wet fall resulting in considerable corn still in the field and including...
10 December 2018
US pork exports slightly below year-ago level
October US pork exports trended seasonally higher compared to recent months but were still below the results posted in October 2017....
07 December 2018
UK APP prices steady, but SPP continues downwards
The EU-spec SPP continued to fall slightly in the week ending 1 December, dropping 0.23p week-on-week, to average 143.29p/kg...
Do we need to transform our systems to ensure farming has a future?
A report by the World Resources Institute (WRI) suggests ways of feeding almost 10 billion people by 2050. ...
06 December 2018
Highest production costs since 2013 push UK producers into the red
Pig production costs in the third quarter of 2018 were the highest since early 2013, according to estimates from AHDB, at 156p/kg....
05 December 2018
Lack of demand for surplus pigs a cause for concern for UK industry
Cheap imports and relatively high demand for RSPCA Assured pigs has resulted in unusually weak demand for surplus Red Tractor pigs, creating additional pressures on some farms in the run up to Christmas...
Sino-American truce offers hope for de-escalation of trade war
A truce reached between the United States and China during last week's meeting of the G20 offers hope that an escalation of trade tensions between the two nations will be averted...
04 December 2018
Manitoba Pork applauds signing of USMCA
Manitoba Pork is applauding the signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement...
US pork loses $1.5 billion from trade dispute with Mexico
The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) last week called for an end to a trade dispute that has cost US pork producers an estimated $1.5 billion this year...
EU pig prices: Markets remain balanced
The pigs-mature-for-slaughter market could not be shaken last week with quotations remaining unchanged...
Jim Long Pork Commentary: US small pig price surges
Both US cash early weans and feeder pigs surged higher last week as the market moved from a buyers’ market to a sellers’ market...
03 December 2018
Canadian pork producers encouraged by signing of updated trade agreement
Canadian pork producers welcomed the signing of the Canada-United States-Mexico-Agreement (CUSMA) in Buenos Aires prior to the G-20 summit...
Japanese pork imports steady despite volatile global markets
Japanese import volumes of fresh/frozen pork for the year to September were relatively stable, down just 0.1 percent on the year to 684,000 tonnes...
Genesus Global Market Report: Mexico
Mexico is a net importer of pig meat (pork), with a self-sufficiency rate of about 60%. ...
30 November 2018
AHDB report shows eight percent increase in cost of pig meat production
The costs of pig meat production in 17 countries during 2017 are examined in a new report from AHDB Pork...
China buys US pork despite trade tariffs as ASF spreads
China is loading up on US pork, despite import tariffs imposed due to the trade war, as African swine fever ravages the Chinese hog herd...
28 November 2018
ADM shines a light on its additive portfolio at EuroTier
The Pig Site spoke to Andrew Carlson, vice president of global feed additives and ingredients, ADM, at the ever-growing trade show in Hanover. ...
27 November 2018
EU pig prices: hope for higher prices
Another week passes by, yet there is still no movement seen in the slaughter pig market this week...
Alternative market demands soften impacts of tariffs on US pork
H@ms Marketing Services reports that improved pork demand in regions South Korea and South America have helped offset lower movements of US pork into China and Mexico...
Lean hog futures decline as cash values soften
US lean hog futures fell on Monday on softer cash values and reduced demand for hogs from packers who were cutting kills, traders said...
China swine fever outbreak to curb its soybean imports
China's imports of soybeans are set to drop as an outbreak of African swine fever hits its huge pig herd and saps demand for the animal feed ingredient...
Traceability features in 2019 food trends
Supply-chain transparency and alternative protein sources top food trend predictions for 2019...
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Lean hog futures continue to rise
Lean hog Futures continued their rise last week with July reaching new life of contract highs of 85,875₵ lb. This is 15₵ lb. or $30 plus more a head than July Lean Hog prices were at the past summer...
26 November 2018
International comparison highlights UK-US pig production cost differences
US pig producers, on average, produced pigs at an average cost of 50p/kg below the GB figure in 2017, according to the latest annual report from AHDB comparing pig production costs in different countries...
Feed efficiency is key to sustainability of pork industry
An Iowa State University swine nutritionist says improved feed efficiency has been key to maintaining the economic and environmental sustainability of pork production...
23 November 2018
Danish Crown results weakened by problems in the UK
Much of Danish Crown’s business is performing well, but as a result of continued losses in the UK company Tulip Ltd, the group has decided to postpone its strategic target by two years....
 
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