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23 February 2018
Global Market Report: Mexico's pork market
After two weeks surfing the Mexican pork market, talking with producers and packers, there are some relevant facts that allows us to subtract the following conclusions: Price - The price has kept a...
Influence Feed: SNAP Judgments, 2019 Budget
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and...
22 February 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: US Hog Prices slide lower
Over the last week US 53-54% lean hogs, decreased from 74.25c / lb to 71.63c / lb. In our mind this is mostly attributed to Pork Cut-Outs that declined from 82-83c/lb range, to 77-79c/lb last week. ...
Cranswick tops Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare for the second consecutive year
British Food Producer, Cranswick retained its top tier ranking in the sixth annual Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare, launched today (22 February) at the London Stock Exchange....
21 February 2018
Novel pork proposals make for good reading
Novel means of monitoring and improving pig health and reproduction, alleviating summer infertility and enhancing genetic progress across the Australian pig herd, were just some of the subjects covered...
Tyson Foods pork processing facility suspends operations
Operations at the processing plant have been halted due to a “production related issue” according to Tyson Foods communications....
20 February 2018
Food and farming can power Britain post-Brexit, says NFU President
Now is the opportunity to change and reshape agriculture policy and future-proof British food production, according to NFU President Meurig Raymond. ...
19 February 2018
Increase in pig price fully justified
Chairman of IFA Pigs Committee, Tom Hogan, has said the pig price must rise over the coming days and weeks, and that this rise is fully justified....
16 February 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Mexico trip report
Last week we spent in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Capital of Jalisco is Guadalajara. Jalisco is the number one state in Mexico for hog production, with over 20% of the country’s output....
Genesus Global Market Report: Canada - a strange marriage
The ties that bind. The marriage I am referring to is the increasingly strong one between the Quebec and Ontario pork industries. ...
14 February 2018
Strong year for UK meat exports
Exports of red meat products from the UK surpassed the £1.2 billion mark in 2017, according to the latest figures from HMRC....
EU Pig Prices: markets are recovering, quotations are going up
For the first time since June 2017, the pigs-mature-for-slaughter quotations are indicating an upward trend for the coming months....
13 February 2018
Budget proposal another blow to family farmers
NFU President, Roger Johnson, comments on the release of the proposed fiscal year budget for 2019. ...
Genesus Global Market Report: USA
Cash hogs are approaching $60 live, in February, I don’t think even Punxsutawney Phil saw that coming....
Breaking €1 billion for the first time, Ceva Santé Animale consolidates its position as the leading French player in the global animal health market
2017 will go down in history as the year Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) achieved growth of 20% and broke the billion euro barrier for the first time with sales of €1.1 billion. This performance consolidates...
12 February 2018
PigSustain: assessing the resilience of the UK pig industry
In an interview with The Pig Site, Dr Mary Friel, Leeds University, discusses how the PigSustain initiative is assessing the resilience of the UK pig industry to ensure it is prepared for the future....
08 February 2018
US pork exports set new volume records in 2017
In 2017, US pork exports recorded the largest year ever in volume, with sales to more than 100 countries around the world. ...
07 February 2018
Rabobank Pork Quarterly Q1 2018
Rabobank makes its predictions for 2018 pork production, exports, and imports in the global market....
05 February 2018
The 'cultured' meat movement at IPPE 2018
The North American Meat Institute questions how the lab-grown or 'cultured' meat movement, showcased at IPPE 2018, will be regulated in the future...
Strategies to maximise long-term genetic gain in the genomic era
Genomic selection (GS) is a new method for improving economic traits in animal populations by utilising information from molecular markers, phenotypes and pedigree....
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Where we at? Where are we going?
This past week, a year ago, US 53-54% lean hogs were averaging 69¢ lb; this year, this past week 73¢ lb - 4¢ higher, or about $8 per head to the good....
31 January 2018
NFU urges Trump to make good on promises regarding trade and infrastructure
WASHINGTON – In his first State of the Union address, President Donald Trump continued his promises to turn the page “on decades of unfair trade deals” and to rebuild the nation’s “crumbling...
Iowa Pork Industry Center announces Iowa Pork Regional Conferences
AMES, Iowa – Keeping abreast of changes in regulations that affect their business is vital for Iowa pork producers. This year’s Iowa Pork Regional Conference series helps meet that need with presentations...
Genesus Global Market Report: China
As we welcome 2018, the year of the dog, the Chinese pork producer should be fairly optimistic. ...
Registration opens for Pork Checkoff annual Pork Management Conference
DES MOINES – 31 January 2018 – The National Pork Board will host its annual Pork Management Conference, from 17 to 20 April, in Hilton Head, South Carolina...
29 January 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: EU and Spanish pork markets
The Pork price for the Spanish market has ended 2017 at € 1,015 / kg live weight, above 1€ but bordering this. 2018 has already come down from the psychological barrier of 1€ to 0.995 / kg live weight....
25 January 2018
Farmers for Free Trade profiles top ten US states affected by NAFTA withdrawal
Farmers for Free Trade, the bipartisan, grassroots campaign working to rebuild support for trade released a new report that outlines the specific threats the states most dependent on NAFTA ag trade with...
23 January 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Minnesota Pork Congress report
Last week we attended the Minnesota Pork Congress, which was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Minnesota is the number three US hog producing state after Iowa and North Carolina. Our report and observations....
22 January 2018
Pork and chicken flood Russia’s markets
Meat production in Russia continues to grow steadily with large-scale farms and corporate agricultural companies being the main contributors to this success. ...
17 January 2018
CME: Red Meat, Poultry Export and Import Forecasts for 2018 Unchanged
US - Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) for December 2017, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
 
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