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24 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Checkoff Announces Sponsored Activities at 2016 World Pork Expo
US - The Pork Checkoff has an exciting lineup of Checkoff-sponsored events scheduled for World Pork Expo, June 8-10, 2016, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines....
Pig Industry News from United States Iowa Swine Day Offers Cutting-Edge Pork Programme and Award-Winning BBQ
US - Iowa State University will be hosting the annual Iowa Swine Day on Thursday June 30 in conjunction with the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa Pork Producers Association....
23 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Bacon Demand Continues to be Strong
US - The average price of retail pork in April was $3.799 per pound. That was 3.9 cents higher than in March and 3.0 cents higher than April 2015. Bacon demand continues to be strong, write Ron Plain and...
Pig Industry News from United States Report Confirms Trade Deal With Asia Good for US Pork Producers
US - A government report on the impact to the US economy of an Asia-Pacific free trade deal confirms what the National Pork Producers Council and other agricultural and business groups have known: The...
20 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Nutriad USA's New Company Video Showcases Core Values
US - Nutriad USA proudly presented its new company video at the Global Sales Conference in Rome. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Xylanase Addition to Rice Bran Diets Increases Energy Value for Pigs
US - Research at the University of Illinois is finding ways to make rice bran, an abundant co-product of the production of white rice for human consumption, more efficient as a feed ingredient for pigs....
19 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United States New Partnership with Tempel Genetics to Expand Hypor's US Breeding Programme
US - Hypor has entered into an agreement with Tempel Genetics to execute and expand Hypor genetics in the US market....
Pig Industry News from United States BIOMIN Reinforces US Market Stance with New Products, Service Offer
US - Direct shipping to customers and two new launches promise to create more value for clients and strengthen the firm’s market position....
18 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that were confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 21. There were no premises confirmed with having porcine delta coronavirus...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork Packer Margins Drifting Lower
US - Beef and pork packer margins were excellent in April but they have been moving lower in the last couple of weeks, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from United States Nedap Electronic Sow Feeding Systems Now Available from Hog Slat
US - Nedap US announces Hog Slat as the newest supplier of parts and services for Nedap’s electronic sow feeding (ESF) systems in the United States. As a dealership, Hog Slat offers pork producers convenient...
17 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Meat Availability Continues to Expand
US - Production data for week ending May 14 shows that meat supply availability in the US continues to expand, with beef supply increases leading all other proteins, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: US Lean Hog Prices Continue to Increase
US - Last week the US lean hog price continued its quest to 80¢ lb. reaching 75.6¢ (53-54%) up from 65.86¢ a month ago (plus $22 per head). Never fast enough when you own hogs but the pendulum is swinging...
16 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: WASDE Estimates Increase in Pork Production
US - USDA's May WASDE predicted 2016 pork production will be up 2.0 per cent from last year and 2017 production will be up 2.6 per cent from this year. Total red meat and poultry production is expected...
13 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United States USA Pork Market
US - The first part of May is always a good time to look at forward pricing some hogs. I actually used the date May 10th to look at hedging 4th quarter needs. Cash hogs during the summer months seem to...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Strong Gains in Lean Hog Futures
US - Lean hog futures posted strong gains yesterday on expectations that strong export demand and current hog supplies will help support cash hog values into the summer months. The export story continues...
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork Exports to China/Hong Kong Surge
US - March pork exports were the largest in 11 months at 195,898 mt, up 3 percent year-over-year. First-quarter exports reached 534,321 mt, up 2 percent. March export value ($480.4 million) was down 3...
12 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Large US Meat Supplies Bolster Consumption
US - Following the release of the USDA supply/demand estimates, we thought it would be appropriate to take a few minutes to review the outlook and implications for prices in 2017, write Steve Meyer and...
Pig Industry News from United States Rules Finalised on US Antibiotic Sales Reporting
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalised a rule that revises its annual reporting requirements for drug sponsors of all antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing...
11 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Ceva Swine Adds Sales Veteran Julie Schwalbe to US Sales Team
US - Julie Schwalbe has joined Ceva Animal Health’s swine business unit as strategic account manager. In her new role, Schwalbe’s number one priority is the customer – listening and learning about...
Pig Industry News from United States World Pork Expo’s MusicFest 2016 Lineup Set
US - World Pork Expo will present MusicFest on Thursday, June 9, featuring high-energy country music, as well as some of the best summertime rock ‘n roll ever recorded. From 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Expo...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork Continues Year-on-Year Gains
US - USDA-ERS released March monthly live animal and meat (on a carcass weight basis) trade numbers last week, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
10 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United States New Study Presents Strategies for Producing Food for Growing Population
US - Agriculture now produces more than enough calories to meet basic human dietary needs worldwide. Despite this seeming abundance, one out of eight people do not have access to sufficient food....
Pig Industry News from United States USDA Provides $16 Million for Sustainable Agriculture Research
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $16.5 million in grants to support research into methods for boosting agriculture productivity and ensuring food security in the face of pests,...
Pig Industry News from United States Demonstration Farm Helping Pork Industry See Benefits of Pig-Castration Alternative
US - A group of 250 intact male piglets arrives at the demonstration farm ready to be the face of a new type of pork production. Beginning at approximately 25 days of age, these piglets will unknowingly...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: Cash Lean Hogs Raise Higher
US - The seasonality of Hog Prices is alive and well. Last week 53-54% lean hogs jumped 4¢ a lb. or over $8.00 per head. ...
09 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Pork Exports Totaled 453.1 million pounds in March
US - US pork exports totaled 453.1 million pounds during March. That was 2.9 per cent more than a year ago. Foreign demand for US pork was up in 2.3 per cent January, 3.4 per cent in February, and 7.9...
06 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Global Food Price Index Up in April
US - Global prices of key staple food commodities rose in April, marking its third consecutive monthly increase after four years of decline....
Pig Industry News from United States Oral Fluid Testing Expected to Expand Disease Spectrum
ANALYSIS - Oral fluid testing has made huge strides as a diagnosing and surveillance tool, and even more important, it has the opportunity to make a bigger impact by expanding the number of diseases it...
04 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United States US Hits Lowest Salmonella Levels Since 2002
US - The US' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revealed continued declines in Salmonella contamination in food, in it's latest 2014-2015 Retail Meat Interim Report....
 
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