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23 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Sow group housing update
Group housing for sows remained a popular topic at this year’s World Pork Expo. Hog Slat’s sales director, Fritz Richards, outlines his recommendations for stanchions....
Pig Industry News from United States Alternatives to zinc oxide for more potent piglets
The nutritional and environmental experiences by weaning piglets contribute to gastro-intestinal and immune system disturbances. These can result in an increased susceptibility to gut disorders and, in...
Pig Industry News from United States Osborne's FAST Start wean-to-finish feeder named Producer Choice at World Pork Expo
Osborne Industries, Inc., of Osborne, Kansas, USA, is pleased to announce that it has been named winner of the Producer Choice Award for its new FAST Start wean-to-finish feeder at the 2017 World Pork...
Pig Industry News from United States More than 900 swine-health professionals from 20 countries expected at 2017 Leman conference
More than 900 swine veterinarians, producers and industry leaders from at least 20 countries will gather in St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 16-19, for the University of Minnesota’s annual Allen D. Leman Swine...
22 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Smaller Than Expected Hog Slaughter Numbers
US - The sharp break in pork belly prices last week was something that market participants had been pondering for a while but the speed with which it took place certainly got futures to pay attention,...
Pig Industry News from United States White House Announces Argentina to Open to US Pork; More Details to Follow
US - Last week, the White House announced in a news release that the US and Argentina have reached an agreement that will allow US pork to be exported to Argentina for the first time since 1992....
21 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Farrow-to-finish farm re-populates using 100 percent Hypor Genetics
Hypor is working with a farrow-to-finish farm in South Central Iowa to repopulate using 100 percent Hypor genetics....
Pig Industry News from United States Support within US Key to Successful NAFTA Renegotiation
US - The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says strong American support for NAFTA, particularly within the agricultural community, will play an important role in the renegotiation...
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 Currently available vaccines important tools for managing PEDV-infected sow herds
Currently available vaccines can be important tools for managing sow herds endemically infected with porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), indicates a study presented at the 2017 annual meeting of the...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork industry teaming with NAHMS, FDA to score antibiotic use
From the public to government agencies to producers, everyone wants a clear assessment of antibiotic usage on farms. But how should that be measured?...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: US Hog Prices Continue Strong
Last week, the USDA 53-54% National Hog carcass averaged 84¢ lb; same time a year ago, 53-54% lean hog was 67¢ lb. That’s about $35.00 per head year over year to the better. That $35 is really helping...
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....
 
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