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22 October 2018
Chinese professionals educated about ease of cooking US pork, beef
Increasing awareness of US pork and beef by engaging young professionals with an interest in home cooking, USMEF conducted four consumer cooking classes in Shanghai...
20 October 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: France October 2018
This summer the average pork price has been much lower than summer from the previous year and reached a maximum price of 1.296 €/kg (1,498 $/ kg carcass) at the beginning of September....
19 October 2018
US pork export value still under pressure
August pork exports were fairly steady with last year’s volume, but retaliatory duties in key markets continued to pressure pork export value...
Study finds gene-edited pigs resistant to billion dollar virus
Scientists have produced pigs that can resist one of the world's most costly animal diseases, by changing their genetic code...
Food systems planning experts say it's time to reflect on the work of local governments
Though we've progressed on a national level, it's time to recognise that the issue of food insecurity is just as important as maintaining other public infrastructure in local communities...
Genesus Global Market Report: Canada – Reverse of fortunes (kind of)
Eight weeks ago, in my August 13th Commentary Bob Hunsberger, Wallenstein Farm Supply, projected profits for the next 12 months at ($10.96) per pig average and producer profitability levels that week ($19.25)...
Better feed conversion, more profit for your wallet
In theory, the secret to boosting your pork profits is simple: spend less and make more. Yet with ever increasing feed costs eating into your bottom line, that’s easier said than done....
18 October 2018
China soybean imports set for biggest drop in 12 years amid tariff conflict
China's soybean imports are set to drop by a quarter in the last three months of 2018, their biggest fall in at least 12 years as buyers curb purchases amid the Sino-US trade war and high domestic stockpiles...
17 October 2018
EU pig prices: quotations are going down
At present, the mood is gloomy in the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market. A majority of quotations continue to go down, with the price decreases ranging from a corrected 0.8 to 5 cents...
16 October 2018
Fair funding to be granted to all farmers across the UK
UK - Independent panel will look at how funding supports the needs of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland...
EU pig prices: German discounted prices are stirring the market
Last week (9 October) the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market presented itself inconsistently: while the pigs-for-slaughter quotations appeared steady in some EU member countries, they went down...
12 October 2018
China mulls cutting protein in animal feed as soybean supply tightens
CHINA (Reuters) - The current guideline recommends only minimum levels of protein; the move is being considered due in part to higher Chinese tariffs on US soybeans, which has caused Chinese soymeal prices...
Asia trade mission offers valuable market insights for US pork team
The Pork Checkoff team toured Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Macau, meeting with pork processors, distributors and retailers, importers and traders, as well as in-country staff responsible for promoting...
Tariffs on US pork continue to hamper US and Canadian exports
Despite the new North American Trade Agreement, tariffs on US pork remain an issue for US and Canadian pork producers...
11 October 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Is it a miracle?
A Month ago, 53-54% lean hogs were 44¢ lb....
£30 million commitment to help UK farmers boost productivity
The UK government has committed £30 million for further rounds of the popular Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme (CPSGS), which helps farmers buy the equipment they need to boost productivity...
10 October 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: Mexico market report
Prices in Mexico have been steady for the most part of the year. Demand for pork continues to be strong....
04 October 2018
CME lean hog future prices highest since April 2018
Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures rose for the fourth consecutive session on Wednesday (3 October) and touched their highest prices in more than five months...
03 October 2018
US, Canada, Mexico reach deal on new trade pact
In a break to what has been more than a year of feuding and tense negotiations, this week the US has reached an agreement with Canada and Mexico on a new trade pact, the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)...
US Ag Barometer drops to lowest level in two years as farm financial conditions worsen
Agricultural producer sentiment dropped to its lowest level since October 2016 as producers expressed concern over worsening farm financial conditions, according to the latest Purdue University/CME Group...
02 October 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S.D.A. September Hogs and Pigs Report
The U.S.D.A. released the September Hogs and Pigs report last Thursday. The market reaction was about a $2.00 average jump in lean hog futures on Friday. Obviously, traders saw the report as neutral to...
Optimal environmental settings cut costs and boost productivity
Farmscape speaks to Dr Brett Ramirez about maintaining critical thermal comfort to maximise productivity...
EU pig prices: stabilising on a low level
With quotations continuing to decrease over the past weeks, the first rays of hope of market stabilisation are appearing on the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter markets this current week of slaughter...
28 September 2018
United States hog inventory up three percent
The USDA provide an update on the US hog market in the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report...
Genesus Global Market Report: USA Market Report, Sept 2018
African Swine Fever….I am a little surprised this is not bigger news all over the hog industry....
27 September 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: US Hog market rebound
Last Friday the to US lean hog price averaged 60.24¢ lb. A huge jump over the last few weeks of close to $30 per head from market lows....
Will you be attending Indo Livestock 2019?
Indonesia's number one livestock and feed industry show returns to Surabaya...
26 September 2018
EU pig prices: Focus on African swine fever outbreak in Belgium
This current week, decreasing quotations still are a daily occurrence on the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market. In Belgium, especially, the pig prices are under pressure after an outbreak of African...
25 September 2018
US pork outlook positive despite trade uncertainty
The President of Global AgriTrends says despite the current disruption in the global trade of US pork the long-term outlook remains optimistic...
24 September 2018
Does ASF pose a threat to pork markets worldwide?
With 22 cases of African swine fever confirmed in China this month, it is no surprise that key trading partners are voicing their concerns over the direction of pork and feed markets...
 
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