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24 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Average Weight of Producer Barrows, Gilts Up 0.2%
US - Cattle and hog weights have been trending in opposite directions in the last few weeks. Some of this is seasonal but it also may reflect some of the short-term supply issues in both markets, reports...
Pig Industry News from United States Higher US Pork Production Increases Importance of Exports
US - EMI Analytics says expanded hog US processing capacity and higher slaughter hog numbers will make continued access to export markets even more critical to keep on top of increased supplies of pork,...
21 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Better Way to Predict Environmental Impacts of Ag Production
US - Consumer goods companies often rely on life-cycle assessments (LCA) to figure out the potential consequences of how they design products and source ingredients. This kind of assessment, while sophisticated,...
20 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Retail Pork Prices Sharply Higher in March
US - Retail pork prices were sharply higher in March, largely due to the run-up in the price of bellies the previous month, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
19 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Market Report
Mexico increases pork exports...
Pig Industry News from United States New Study Offers Good News for Pork Producers
US - What happens when meat scientists get their hands on nearly 8,000 commercially raised pigs? They spend a year running dozens of tests and crunching numbers to arrive at research-backed management...
18 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: China's Use of Ractopamine Poses Export Challenge
US - Last week the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released its semi-annual review of global livestock and poultry markets. For all those interested in global trade flows and the outlook for US trade...
Pig Industry News from United States What Can Big Data Do for the Swine Industry?
ANALYSIS - Big data is a hot topic in agriculture, and it's no stranger to the swine industry. Researchers are identifying how to apply big data and modeling to improve swine health in North America. ...
17 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: March Pork Value Up 3.8% Compared to Previous Month
US - In the futures markets last week, the April Live Cattle contract posted much stronger prices week-over-week as it was forced to catch-up with the cash market, deferred contracts also gained ground,...
Pig Industry News from United States Additional US Pork Processing Capacity Increases Importance of Exports
US - The Past president of Minnesota Pork says, with new pork processing capacity coming on line in the United States, American pork producers will become even more dependant on the ability to export product,...
13 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Egg-Citing News: Food Prices Down for Easter
US - Lower retail prices for several foods, including eggs, ground chuck, sirloin tip roast, chicken breasts and toasted oat cereal resulted in a significant decrease in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Producers Applaud Action on GIPSA Rule; Call for Withdrawal of Regulation
US - The Trump administration gave notice that it will further delay the effective date of a regulation related to the buying and selling of livestock, a move applauded by the National Pork Producers Council,...
Pig Industry News from United States US Hog Market
US - Outside influences on markets always seem to be that black swan event we never saw coming, writes Allan Bentley....
Pig Industry News from United States Fundamentals of NAFTA Important to Iowa Pork Producers
US - The CEO of the Iowa Pork Producers Association says Iowa pork producers want to see the fundamental foundation of the North American Free Trade Agreement remain intact, writes Bruce Cochrane....
12 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Projections Place US Pork Net Exports Above Year-ago Levels in Q1
US - Yesterday we looked back at the US cattle sector for the first quarter of 2017. Today we turn to hogs. We will focus on year-over-year and quarter-on-quarter changes in supply and demand factors that...
Pig Industry News from United States SPC Can Replace Animal Proteins in Weanling Pig Diets
US - Plant-derived proteins are less expensive than animal proteins if used in weanling pig diets, but may contain anti-nutritional factors that can negatively affect gut health and growth performance....
11 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Slaughter During W14 Up 6.8% Compared to Previous Year
US - Hog slaughter for week ending 8 April was 2.301 million head, 6.8 per cent higher than the same week a year ago, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork Exports Maintain Strong Pace in February
US - February results for US pork and beef exports were well above year-ago levels, with pork exports posting the strongest February volume on record, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled...
Pig Industry News from United States New US Slaughter Capacity Key to Keeping Up With Expected Increased Slaughter Hog Numbers
US - H@ms Marketing Services says new US slaughter capacity will be key to keeping up with an expected increase in slaughter hog numbers this coming fall, Bruce Cochrane reports....
06 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: US Meat Protein Trade Excellent in February
US - We decided to follow up our discussion of pork exports as reported by Mandatory Price reporting with an update on US meat protein exports for the month of February, according to Steiner Consulting...
05 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Revision of US Pork Production Projections Expected
US - The last USDA WASDE report projected 2017 US pork production at 26.121 billion pounds, 1.2 billion pounds (+4.7 per cent) more than a year ago and 1.6 billion pounds (+6.5 per cent) more than in...
Pig Industry News from United States Prescription Vaccines Target Emerging Swine Diseases
ANALYSIS - With the rapid pace of swine pathogen mutation, could prescription vaccines be a strategy to fight these emerging diseases? ...
04 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Number of US Market Hogs Up 4.4% Y-O-Y
US - Overall, in terms of futures market prices, the "Quarterly Hogs and Pigs" report by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) report is classified as neutral, that is it should not...
Pig Industry News from United States Growing Pig Population Is Reservoir for PRRSv
ANALYSIS - The growing pig population can be a reservoir for Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome virus (PRRSv), and it's costing producers plenty, writes Sarah Mikesell for ThePigSite. ...
30 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: 'Hogs and Pigs' Pre-report Estimates Range Wider Than Usual
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will be releasing the much-anticipated Prospective Plantings report this Friday and also their survey on quarterly Grain Stocks, according...
Pig Industry News from United States EPA Now Limited on Farm Data it Can Release
US - A federal judge this week approved a settlement agreement between the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation and the US Environmental Protection Agency, limiting EPA’s...
27 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC Urges USDA to Abandon GIPSA Rule
US - Citing grave concerns that they would “cause serious harm to the pork industry,” the National Pork Producers Council said the US Department of Agriculture should not finalize – or at least exempt...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Slaughter in February Down 0.6%
US - USDA issued its monthly production statistics for beef and pork, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
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...
 
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