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24 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork Inventory in Cold Storage at February End Down 9%
US - The latest USDA cold storage report did not present any major surprises but broadly speaking we thought it buttressed the bullish case for beef prices in the very near term, reports Steiner Consulting...
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC, NCBA Farm Bill Priority: FMD Vaccine Bank
US - The US pork industry’s top priority for the next Farm Bill is establishing a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank, the National Pork Producers Council told a House Agriculture subcommittee...
Pig Industry News from United States MSD Animal Health Names 2017 High Quality Pork PhD Award Recipient
US - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) is proud to announce it has bestowed the 2017 High Quality Pork PhD Award on Andreia Goncalves Arruda of The Ohio State University....
23 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Key Countries Announce Plans to Suspend Brazilian Meat Imports
US - The scandal that has affected the Brazilian meat packing and processing industry in recent weeks continued to play out, with a number of key importing countries announcing that they would suspend,...
22 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United States MSD Animal Health Names 2017 High Quality Pork Ph.D. Award Recipient
US - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) is proud to announce it has bestowed the 2017 High Quality Pork Ph.D. Award on Andreia Goncalves Arruda of The Ohio State University....
21 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Slaughter During W11 of 2017 6.7% Higher Than a Year Ago
US - Hog slaughter for the week ending 18 March was reported by USDA at 2.335 million head, 6.7 per cent higher than the same week a year ago, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States Breeding Herd Reinfection of PRRS Challenges North America
ANALYSIS - Thirty years into Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome (PRRS) in North America, the industry is confident it can get PRRSv out of herds predictably, but the challenge continues to be...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: US Market Update
US - The US lean hog price is flat lining over the last couple weeks, hovering around $0.71/lb for 53-54 per cent lean hogs, writes Jim Long, President-CEO Genesus Inc....
20 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: 2017 Pork Consumption Forecast to Be Larger Than in 2015
US - The latest update from our Ag officials in Mexico contained some interesting insights about that market, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States USMEF Familiarises South American Chefs on US Beef, Pork Products
US - USMEF recently hosted a team of chefs and culinary educators from Peru and Colombia for a farm-to-plate tour of the US beef and pork industries. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Producers Want USTR That Prioritises Access to International Markets
US - Last week (14 March), the US Senate Finance Committee held a hearing regarding the nomination of Robert Lighthizer to head the Office of United States Trade Representative....
Pig Industry News from United States Remarkable Bonds of Canada, US Friendship Applauded at Iowa Capitol
US - Canada's Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs applauds the remarkable bonds of friendship that exist between Canada and the United States, writes Bruce Cochrane....
17 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Cash Hog Prices Trading Sideways for Past Week
US - Cash hog prices have been trading sideways for the past week or so following the sharp runup in price during February, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States US Farmers, Ranchers Urge Strengthening of Safety Net
US - The American Farm Bureau Federation and 11 other farm and ranch groups have asked congressional budget and appropriations committees to increase funding for farm programs in the 2018 farm bill....
15 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Slaughter During W10 of 2017 3.4% Higher Than a Year Ago
US - Below are items that we found interesting as we looked through the numbers, report the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States Merck Animal Health Supports Scholarship for 34 Veterinary Students from US, Canada and Asia
US - Today, 34 outstanding veterinary students from around the world received scholarships from Merck Animal Health, in partnership with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF)....
Pig Industry News from United States Commodity Classic Highlights Value of Red Meat Exports
US - To show its appreciation for support received from soybean and corn producers and to share information about how red meat exports contribute to their profitability, USMEF participated in Commodity...
Pig Industry News from United States Improved Surveillance Among Information Center's 2017 Priorities
US - The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Center says developing more responsive surveillance will be a key focus during 2017, according to Bruce Cochrane....
10 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: January US Pork Export Tonnage Higher Than a Year Ago
US - USDA’s Economic Research Service published their carcass weight equivalent meat and poultry trade data for the US yesterday (Thursday, 9 March). Those data are calculated from the official monthly...
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork Exports Maintain Strong Pace in January
US - January exports of US beef and pork were up significantly year-over-year, maintaining the solid momentum established in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled...
Pig Industry News from United States Livestock Production Contribution to Global Warming Less than Public Led to Believe
US - An Air Quality Specialist with the University of California Davis says livestock production in North America plays a much smaller role in contributing to global warming than the public would be led...
08 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United States 2017 Pork Act Delegates Elect Candidate Slate, Approve Advisements
US - The US pork industry held its annual business meeting, the National Pork Industry Forum, 1-3 March, in Atlanta. At the meeting, Pork Act Delegates ranked eight candidates for the National Pork Board...
07 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Lean Hog Prices Up Faster Than Usual
US - Lean hog prices rose at a faster than normal pace in late January and February due to a short-term squeeze in the spot belly market, excellent demand in both domes, according to the Steiner Consulting...
06 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork Exports for Week Ending 23 February Higher Than Previous Year
US - Last week, USDA released its latest update on US beef and pork weekly exports and the data continues to show robust demand in outside markets for US products, according to the Steiner Consulting...
02 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Slight Pullback in Hog Futures
US - Hog futures have pulled back a bit in the last few trading sessions as market participants focus both on short term cash price considerations and the potential for pork demand going into the spring...
Pig Industry News from United States Livestock Groups Applaud President for Repealing Waters of the US Rule
US - The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) applaud an executive order issued by President Trump that begins the process of rescinding or rewriting...
Pig Industry News from United States USA Hog Market Report
US - I don’t think I can recall this ever happening, but February hogs went off the board at $75 and change. Then, April became the lead month at a $5.00 discount, writes Allan Bentley....
28 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: USDA Pork in Storage Report
US - Last week, the USDA reported the inventory of pork bellies at the end of January at 14,014 (1,000 pounds), the lowest amount recorded since records began in 1957, writes Jim Long President – CEO...
Pig Industry News from United States Dr. Bob Thompson Named the 2017 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award Recipient
US - Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) is proud to be the new sponsor of the Allen D. Leman Science in Practice award. ...
27 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Widely Accepted Vision for Agriculture May be Inaccurate
US - "Food production must double by 2050 to feed the world's growing population." This truism has been repeated so often in recent years that it has become widely accepted among academics, policymakers...
 
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