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18 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: USDA Adjusts Corn, Soybean Harvest Forecasts to Modest Levels
US - Despite much talk of deteriorating conditions and the potential for lower yields in several parts of the Corn Belt, USDA made some very modest adjustments to its corn and soybean harvest forecasts...
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork Gains Long-awaited Access to Argentine Market
US - The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) applauds the Trump administration for negotiating US pork access to the Argentine market. ...
17 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Pig-to-person Spread of Flu at Fairs Cause for Continued Concern
US - The spread of influenza among pigs is common at fairs and other gatherings, and protective measures including cutting the length of time pigs and people congregate make good sense for both the animals...
16 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Positives & Negatives Predicted for Hog Market in Fall 2017
US - On Monday, we focused on implied profitability at various points along the hog/pork supply chain and decided to stay on the topic today as well. There is no arguing that hog producers and pork packer...
Pig Industry News from United States Tyson Foods Announces Streamlining of Organisation; Growth Maximised
US - Tyson Foods, Inc. has streamlined its organisation in support of a growth strategy announced earlier this year, the company reported earlier this month. The new structure is designed around the company’s...
Pig Industry News from United States Keep Pork Trade Flowing in Updated NAFTA, Says NPPC
US - With negotiations set to begin tomorrow, the National Pork Producers Council has repeated its request that a "modernised" North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) maintain the zero-tariff rate...
15 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Developing Local Food Systems Helps Bridge Gap Among People with Different Views
US - One of the major barriers that environmentalists face in trying to implement sustainable practices is getting disparate groups to agree on what needs protecting and which way is the best course of...
14 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: July Pork Packer Margin Higher Than 2016's
US - On Friday, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) published their estimated monthly retail meat and poultry prices, which use data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to calculate...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: European Road Trip week 2
This past week we were in France, Paris for a bit, but most of our time was in Brittany, where about 70% of Frances pig production is located....
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC Optimistic New NAFTA will Improve Outlook for North American Pork Trade
US - The National Pork Producers Council is optimistic a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement will see the preservation of the benefits it's afforded US agriculture over the past 23 years,...
09 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Latest 'Crop' Report to be First to Incorporate Extensive Survey For Farmers
US - Participants in the livestock sectors will be paying attention to this Thursday’s "Crop Production" report from USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), reports Steiner Consulting...
Pig Industry News from United States June Results Confirm Strong First Half for US Pork Exports
US - US pork and beef exports continued to trend above year-ago levels in June, capping a very strong first half of the year....
08 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Total Shipments of Fresh/Frozen, Cooked Pork in June Higher Than a Year Ago
US - US meat exports were higher in June but the trends were more positive for beef than for pork and chicken, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States What’s the best PRRS strategy for your herd?
Every year, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) infects an estimated 25% to 45% of sow herds in the US, according to Clayton Johnson, DVM, Carthage Veterinary Clinic, Carthage, Illinois....
Pig Industry News from United States Maintaining Zero Tariff Rate on Pork Top Priority for US Producers
US - The National Pork Producers Council says maintaining zero tariffs on the movement of pork is the top priority of US pork producers as the US, Canada and Mexico move to modernise NAFTA, according to...
07 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: August Futures Hog Contract Closed at Under $82/cwt
US - The August futures hog contract closed last Thursday night at under $82/cwt and yet spot cash hog prices continued to hold quite firm, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States Cargill, Southern States Cooperative, Inc. Enter into Purchase Agreement for Animal Feed Business
US - Cargill has reached an agreement to acquire the animal feed business of Richmond, Virginia-based Southern States Cooperative, Inc., a move that will help the company better serve its customers in...
Pig Industry News from United States Chinese Bio-tech Company Joins Animal Vaccine Cluster in Kansas
US - China's largest animal vaccine company is going to a part of the US where the industry action is....
02 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Futures Currently Implying Significant Value Erosion in Pork Cutout
US - Lean hog futures pulled back Monday (31 August) despite gains in the value of the pork cutout and robust pork packer margins, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
01 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork Production for W30 Up 2% from a Year Ago
US - Livestock markets were under the influence of the summer doldrums last week, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States How to breed a robust pig
Developments in pig breeding have led to considerable positive genetic changes in production traits due to direct selective pressure on traits such as growth rate and feed efficiency. These genetic improvements...
Pig Industry News from United States Urine-sampling options make it easier to evaluate gilt and sow health
Urine samples are an effective but underutilized diagnostic tool for evaluating the nutritional, physiological and health status of gilts and sows.1...
Pig Industry News from United States Coalition Supports Nomination of Censky as USDA Deputy Secretary
US - The National Chicken Council this week joined other agricultural organisations in supporting the nomination of Stephen Censky as Deputy Secretary for the US Department of Agriculture....
31 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CDC Reports 11 H3N2v Flu Cases Linked to Ohio Fair
US - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday (28 July) reported 11 variant H3N2 (H3N2v) influenza infections in Ohio residents who were exposed to pigs at a fair the week before...
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC Backs EPA Request to Delay Emissions Reporting Requirements for Farmers
US - On a day when the process for withdrawing the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule formally was initiated, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) filed...
Pig Industry News from United States US Agriculture Recognises Value of NAFTA
US - Canada's Agriculture Minister says US agriculture recognises the benefits that have been created by NAFTA over the past 20 years, according to Bruce Cochrane....
28 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Total Pork in Cold Storage During Mid-2017 Down 4%
US - Inventories of meat in cold storage at mid-year were lower than a year ago, except for turkey, according to USDA-NASS (National Agriculture Statistics Service), reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC Supports Legislation to Stop States from Dictating Production in Other States
US - Stating that "pork producers, not animal-right activists, lawmakers or regulators, should make the decisions about what production practices are best for their animals and for producing safe food,"...
27 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Prices Appear to be Making Annual Peak
US - Hog prices appear to be making an annual peak at the normal time of the year, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States Want better biosecurity? Start with your pig trailers
Improving transportation biosecurity may be the last frontier the swine industry needs to conquer to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases....
 
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