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17 August 2018
Fact-finding mission for pork exports to Mexico
Opportunities for exporting pork to Mexico will be explored when the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) arrives in the country next month...
15 August 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: Canada – Party’s over, now what?
Two months ago Bob Hunsberger, Wallenstein Farm Supply, projected profits for the next 12 months at $10.35 per pig and producer profitability levels $13.29 per pig average producer and $34.30 per pig excellent...
Pork struggling in USDA outlook for 2018/2019
The forecast for total meat production in 2018 is raised from last month as increases in broiler production more than offset declines in beef, pork, and turkey production...
14 August 2018
EU pig prices: small quantities on offer are pushing up the prices
The European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market appears to be picking up as many quotations increase with the cooler weather ...
08 August 2018
EU pig prices: inconsistent quotations – markets pick up courage again
Lately, recession has strongly prevailed on the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market. The quotations appear inconsistent and most prices on pigs for slaughter are unchanged. On the other hand, the...
Market not looking very shiny?
Jim Long commentary: A year ago, US 53-54 percent lean hogs were 86¢ lb but last week they were near 66¢ lb. That’s $40 per head less. A huge difference. Pushing close to $100 million less per week...
Genesus Global Market Report: USA August 2018
The 4th quarter in the hog production business has always been a challenge....
07 August 2018
Predicting the impacts of the first ASF outbreak in China
As China confirms its first ever cases of ASF, the economic and health status of the Chinese pig industry is under scrutiny. Angela Zhang, IQC Insights, provides a current and future outlook for 2018...
03 August 2018
Pork sector outlooks remain positive
Farm Credit Canada says the outlook for Canada's pork sector over the next six to 18 months remains positive...
What could you achieve with 4000 piglets?
The Punjab government will supply 4,000 piglets to farmers in the state from a central breeding centre based in Nabha in order to boost pig production and income for the state...
China culls 1,000 pigs as first case of African Swine Fever confirmed
Officials and pig producers are on high alert as China confirms its first case of African Swine Fever (ASF)...
01 August 2018
EU court rules gene editing = GMO
Jim Long provides commentary on the recent changes regarding gene editing as GMO and how this could affect pork demand from consumers...
How can you bridge the gap between farm and fork?
Vegans make up just two per cent of the UK population – but the appetite for meat and dairy alternatives is growing as more and more people look for a wider variety of meals. AHDB discusses the strategy...
31 July 2018
Tyson foods cuts earnings due to tarrifs, sluggish demand
USA - Tyson Foods, Inc (NYSE:TSN) on 30 July 2018 revised fiscal year 2018 guidance. Although unable to reconcile revised 2018 adjusted earnings per share guidance to GAAP, the company now expects adjusted...
30 July 2018
China Market Report
Genesus provides a market update for the China hog market...
EU pig prices: slaughter companies are pushing down the prices
Quite contrary to the current weather conditions, the mood is rather frosty on the EU pigs-mature-for-slaughter markets these days. On the part of the slaughter companies, demand is very restrained for...
24 July 2018
Thai giant holds off on one pig project, develops another
CHINA - Thai agricultural conglomerate Charoen Pokphand (CP) appears to have delayed a project in central China even as it forges ahead with a new deal to breed 300,000 pigs a year in the southerly province...
Genesus Global Market Report: EU and Spanish Pork markets
With 49.6 million market hogs and about 4.25 million tons of pork produced in 2017, Spain is the fourth largest producer of pork in the world....
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Market update
The future of U.S. markets especially this fall looks far from optimistic. December hogs in the 40’s would mean lots of people losing upwards of $30-40 per head....
23 July 2018
AgriRisk Initiatives Program is now available under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership
CANADA - Canada's agriculture and agri-food system contributes $110 billion to Canada's economy, with more than $64.6 billion in exports. Agriculture risk management is important to the sector - it helps...
19 July 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: National Pork Industry Conference report
Last week we attended the National Pork Industry Conference held in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Our report:...
18 July 2018
EU pig prices: market situation unchanged
With the tourists storming southward from the other European countries, the summer season is still running at full blast in southern Europe. Thus, demand for meat remains on a high level there. Spain’s...
Minister MacAulay concludes first part of "Growing Canadian Agriculture" tour
CANADA – Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay, will be holding a media teleconference from Vancouver, British Columbia, to discuss the Growing Canadian Agriculture Tour...
13 July 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: South East Asia
Thai farmers urge retailers to stop discounting pork price....
UK farming unions respond to Government Brexit white paper
Following the publication of the Brexit white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU, the Presidents of the four UK farming unions have issued a joint statement...
12 July 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: Russia July 2018
Current pig Price is 114 Roubles per kg $1.81 (with VAT) per kg live-weight. As has been the case for the past years pig production in Russia remains very profitable for the good an efficient farmers....
10 July 2018
Ready Meals – ready in minutes, but not ready for the future
Despite the rapid growth of interest in plant-based eating, Eating Better found that meat still dominates the ready meal aisles but the provenance and quality of the meat is often unclear...
06 July 2018
Plea from Farmers for Free Trade as trade war heightens
Farmers for Free Trade today released two statements on the coming imposition of Section 301 and corresponding retaliatory tariffs between the US and China...
05 July 2018
$18.5 million allocated to fund Swine Innovation Porc for next five years
Swine nutrition, health and welfare, and pork quality are among the Canadian pork sector's top research priorities for the next five years, with $18.5 million allocated by the Canadian Pork Council...
04 July 2018
China’s slumping pork prices: Impacts on the stakeholders
Angela Zhang, Head of the Business Intelligence Division at IQC Insights, provides her analysis on China's pork markets as to why the pork prices have slumped and what impact this has had on its domestic...
 
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