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02 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United States JBS to Acquire US Cargill Pork Business
BRAZIL - JBS USA Pork has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Cargill's US pork business....
01 July 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that are confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 20. There have been four premises confirmed with having porcine deltacoronavirus...
30 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Hogs and Pigs Report a Mixed Bag of Inventory Numbers
US - The USDA’s quarterly Hogs and Pigs report, released on Friday, will likely be neutral for cash and nearby futures contracts and slightly bullish for deferred futures, writes Steve Meyer in the National...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: USDA June Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report
US - Last Friday the USDA released the June 1st Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Report Shows Fall in Breeding Herd since Previous Quarter
US - USDA recently published the results of its quarterly survey of hog and pig operations and the results indicated that short term supplies are expected to be relatively close to what the market was...
29 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Diagnostics Important to Identify Type of PRRS on Sick Farm
ANALYSIS - Dr. Lisa Becton, Director of Swine Health Research at the National Pork Board, said the role of diagnostics with Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRS) is important in helping...
Pig Industry News from United States Experts Discuss Recent Findings in PEDv Monitoring, Risk Factors and Immunology
US - With the recent increase in porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) cases reported this spring, the latest At The Meeting (ATM) with the Morrison Group audio program provides an update on developments...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: US Hog Inventory Up from Last Year
US - USDA's June Hogs and Pigs report said the nation's market hog inventory is up 9.4 per cent compared to a year ago and the breeding herd is up 1.2 per cent, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, University...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork Supply High, Beef Supply Low
US - The latest USDA monthly production statistics illustrate the dramatic swing in terms of supply availability for beef, pork and chicken so far this year, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
25 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United States CME: US Hog Inventories, Breeding Herd Up
US - USDA will soon publish the results of its quarterly survey of hog breeding and finishing operations, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
24 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Controlling Costs, Improving Herd Health are Keys to Success in Tough Times
US - During the 2015 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, veterinarians from two leading swine health and production companies shared their recommendations on how producers can best manage their herds...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Supplies Plentiful
US - There’s not a lot of mystery as to why hog prices are weak: There are LOTS of hogs out there! What is more, the price impacts are pretty much on line with those supply gains. No one wants to hear...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Breeding Herd Predicted Higher
US - USDA will release the results of their latest hog inventory survey on June 26. My prediction: breeding herd up 1.8 per cent and market hog inventory up 8.5 per cent. Lower death loss from the PED...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Cold Storage Inventories Up on the Year
US - Total supplies of beef, pork, chicken and turkey in cold storage at the end of May were 2.299 billion pounds, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from United States Senate to Hold Hearing Over Impact of COOL Retaliation
US - The US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry will hold a hearing on Thursday 25 June to discuss country-of-origin labelling (COOL) and trade retaliation....
23 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United States It's Time to Check Iron Levels of Baby Pigs
ANALYSIS - The weaning weight of a baby pig is significantly greater than it was 20-30 years ago, but protocols have not changed to reflect management practices, leaving many baby pigs iron deficient,...
Pig Industry News from United States Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that are confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was eight. There have been no premises confirmed with having porcine deltacoronavirus...
Pig Industry News from United States Livestock Drivers get Waiver from US Hours-of-Service Rule
US - America’s hog, cattle and poultry farmers have been granted a two-year waiver from the US Department of Transportation hours-of-service rule for certain drivers....
22 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Slat Opens 70th Store, Expands to Poland, Germany
GLOBAL - Alan Riley, National Retail Manager at Hog Slat, said Hog Slat has recently opened it's 70th store in the US and has expanded it's international retail locations to Germany and Poland....
Pig Industry News from United States Boehringer Ingelheim Develops New PCR Test for Ileitis
ANALYSIS - Boehringer Ingelheim has developed the swine industry’s first commercially available quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for Lawsonia (ileitis) using fecal samples. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Rapid Diagnostics Play Critical Role in PEDv Cases
ANALYSIS - Dr. Paul Thomas, veterinarian with AMVC Management Services, said rapid diagnostics have played a key role in detecting Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus because the clinical signs can look...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Exports Down on the Year
US - Weekly exports in recent weeks have not been as strong as a year ago and there are lingering concerns about the outlook for export demand into the summer and fall, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
19 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United States CME: High US Pork Supplies Overwhelm Market
US - High pork supplies are limiting prices, but packers are struggling to find cattle, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from United States Common US Swine Industry Audit Development Progresses
US - The National Pork Board reports it's beginning to get a sense of the level of acceptance among producers, packers and auditors of the Common US Swine Industry Audit....
Pig Industry News from United States New Trans Fats Ban will not Apply to Animal Food
US - The US Food and Drug Administration released the final determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are not generally recognized as safe, or GRAS, for use in human food. However, in the final...
18 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Diagnostics Play Important Role with Complicated Disease Complexes
ANALYSIS - Howard Hill, DVM and past National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) president, said diagnostics are playing a critical role in the pork industry as the industry deals with complicated disease complexes...
Pig Industry News from United States Prescription Vaccines Offer Rapid Response Solutions to Swine Industry
ANALYSIS - New USDA regulations will allow producers access to more herd-specific or prescription vaccines, so a farmer can customize their vaccine portfolio to their herd that can be validated by USDA,...
17 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that are confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 17. There have been no premises confirmed with having porcine deltacoronavirus...
Pig Industry News from United States Economist Steve Meyer: PEDv is Unknown Risk, Expansion Strong
US - Steve Meyer, vice president of pork analysis with Express Markets Inc. Analytics, talks about expectations for PEDv, feed availability and overall pork supply for 2015....
16 June 2015
Pig Industry News from United States Improving Demand Key to Higher Prices
US - The big challenge for the pork and hog markets will be the fact that pork and hog demands are inelastic, writes Steve Meyer in the National Hog Farmer....
 
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