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03 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 34. There was one premises confirmed with having porcine delta coronavirus...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Hog Sale Cash Receipts Down From 2014 High
US - US cash receipts from hog sales totaled $21 billion dollars last year. That was down $5.5 billion from the 2014 record, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: US Pork Production Down Only Slightly From Year Ago
US - In recent weeks, the fundamental market contrasts between hog/pork and cattle/beef market trends have been important, but last week became even more striking, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
02 May 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Significant Pork Supply Increase
US - Competition for the “grilling dollar” will be tougher this year given the significant increase in supplies of all three main proteins, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
29 April 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: No Big Surprises in Pork Exports
US - A few quick market notes following the action in both cattle and hog futures yesterday, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from United States Pre-World Pork Expo Tours Provide Insight into US Ag
US - The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is offering two tours prior to the 2016 World Pork Expo that provide unique insights into US agriculture. Set for June 6-7, the two-day tour will travel...
27 April 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Lean Hog Carcass Price Still Close to Early March Level
US - There is some hand wringing in the pork complex at this time, especially with the lean hog carcass still priced within a couple of cents of where it was in early March. Some of the uncertainty was...
Pig Industry News from United States Tight Margins Call for Goal-Minded Planning
ANALYSIS - With swine producer margins tighter than ever, it's important for producers to review current protocols and set goals that can maximize return on investment. ...
26 April 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork in Cold Storage Down in March
US - The supply of beef, pork and poultry in cold storage at the end of March was 2.235 billion pounds, 0.7 per cent lower than a year ago and 1.2 per cent lower than the previous month, write CME analysts...
Pig Industry News from United States Farming Group Launches Major Campaign on Benefits of Livestock
EU - Farming organisation Copa & Cogeca launched a major campaign in Brussels to underline the multiple benefits of the EU livestock sector and meat for growth, jobs, vibrant rural areas, a balanced diet...
25 April 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CEVA Enters North American Swine Market with New Approach
ANALYSIS - Veterinarians have told CEVA that in today's market they need to be extremely responsive, and CEVA is ready to delivery. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Pork retail Price Up From Last Month
US - The average retail price of pork was $3.76 per pound in March. That was up 2.2 cents from the month before, but down 11.4 cents from a year ago. March grocery store prices for pork were the second...
20 April 2016
Pig Industry News from United States FDA Takes Steps to Withdraw Approval of Swine Drug Carbadox
US - The US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has taken the first step toward withdrawing its approval of the use of carbadox to treat swine as the drug may leave trace...
Pig Industry News from United States EU Delegation Visits China, Japan to Promote Agri-Food Trade
EU - Phil Hogan, the EU's Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, is visiting China and Japan in the coming days accompanied by a business delegation of more than 60 senior European agri-food...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork Retail Prices Lower than Last Year
US - USDA-ERS published March’s average retail price data on 15 April. These values provide an estimate for average retail prices for pork, turkey, broilers, and beef, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
19 April 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Cash Market Trending Sideways
US - Cash prices in the hog market have been trading for the most part sideways since February (see chart). Prices gained ground quickly from the January low, in part because we started from a very low...
Pig Industry News from United States Hypor Names Graydon Bell as General Manager for USA
US - Former Hypor Sales and Marketing Manager and industry expert, Graydon Bell, will return to the Hypor team as General Manager, USA...
18 April 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: 2016 Pork Production Estimate Lowered
US - USDA has slightly lowered their estimate of 2016 pork production to 24.97 billion pounds. That is down 0.2 per cent from their previous estimate, but up 1.9 per cent from 2015's production. They expect...
15 April 2016
Pig Industry News from United States USDA Acts to Clarify Living Standards for Organic Pigs
US - Organic livestock and poultry production requirements in the US are likely to be changed to ensure consistent application of regulations and aid consumer clarity, after proposed amendments by the...
Pig Industry News from United States Antibiotic Resistance Genes Increasing
US - Around the world, antibiotic use and resistance is increasing while the discovery of new antibiotics has nearly halted. In new research conducted by Michigan State University this troubling trend...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Lean Hog Futures Losing Ground
US - Lean hog futures continued to lose ground in yesterday’s trading, with the June contract down 110 points from the previous close and now some 600 points lower than the contract high in mid March,...
14 April 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Agricultural, Food Groups Urge Support For TPP
US - The National Pork Producers Council joined 225 other agricultural and food organisations in expressing support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and in urging congressional lawmakers to...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Bullish Adjustments to Pork Balance Sheet
US - USDA made significant changes to its balance table for beef and pork but left chicken almost unchanged from its March report, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
13 April 2016
Pig Industry News from United States USDA Issues Revised Senecavirus A Guidelines
US - The USDA has issued a revised guidance document describing procedures and responsibilities for handling pig herds suspected of having senecavirus A to ensure that foreign animal disease investigations...
12 April 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Cash Prices Fail to Advance Rapidly
US - Fed cattle futures rebounded on Friday on reports of modest gains in cash prices and speculation that packers would become more aggressive in buying cattle for the next two to three weeks, write Steve...
11 April 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Big Increase in US Pork Exports to China
US - US pork exports totaled 386.8 million pounds during February. That was 1% more than in January and 2.5 per cent more than a year ago. There was a big increase in pork exports to China. Foreign demand...
Pig Industry News from United States USDA Provides Millions in Funding for Animal Nutrition Research
US - The US Department of Agriculture has announced funding awards worth $6 million, in grants to institutions looking into farm animal nutrition and growth....
08 April 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: US Pork Imports Still Higher than Last Year
US - Earlier this week, Dr Derrell Peel at Oklahoma State University published a very timely short article regarding Mexican beef exports to the US, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
07 April 2016
Pig Industry News from United States National Pork Board Applauds Efforts to Curb Antibiotic Resistance
US - The National Pork Board is leading the conversation to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria and applauds the action steps defined by the White House through the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating...
06 April 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Swine Health Information Center Commits $3.3m to Fighting Swine Disease in 2016
US - The US based Swine Health Information Center has allocated over $3 million in 2016 to help the US pork industry become better prepared to respond to emerging disease threats, writes Bruce Cochrane....
 
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