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02 December 2016
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork Exports Looking Positive
US - USDA/FAS has released its weekly update on US beef and pork exports and the data continues to paint a very positive picture for both proteins. Keep in mind that the weekly report only covers sales...
Pig Industry News from United States Added Fat in Pig Diets May Affect Digestibility of Nutrients
US - Added fat increases the energy content of swine diets, but it may also affect the digestibility of nutrients. Dr Hans H. Stein, professor of animal sciences at Illinois, and a team of researchers...
01 December 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Rebound in Live Hog Markets Dependent on Continued Steady Pork Demand
US - H@ms Marketing Services says a strengthening of North American live hog prices will be dependent on a continued steady demand for pork, writes Bruce Cochrane....
30 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Livestock Futures Markets Record Higher Prices
US - This past week, livestock futures markets recorded higher prices, according to the latest Daily Livestock Report published by Steiner Consulting Group....
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Checkoff Addresses Growing US Pork Supply
US - America’s pig farmers will produce a record-breaking number of market hogs this year, resulting in ample supplies of pork hitting grocery stores and restaurants. It is anticipated that this high...
29 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United States NAMI Announces Additional Free Education Programming for 2017 IPPE
US - The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) announced it will sponsor three additional free education programs at the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), scheduled to take place Jan....
Pig Industry News from United States FluSure XP® Vaccine With Strain Update Now Available From Zoetis
US - Zoetis Inc. has announced the availability of its FluSure XP® vaccine updated with clusters IV-A and IV-B of the H3N2 subtype. Because influenza A virus of swine (IAV-S) continues to evolve and challenge...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: US Producers Losing $35 Per Head
US - As Thanksgiving holiday ends, it was good to have the celebration but the one less day of slaughter from the holiday puts even greater pressure on shackle space and allows packers to bid even lower....
28 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: US Hog Slaughter Up From Last Week
US - This week's hog slaughter totaled 2.531 million head, up 3.2 per cent from last week, up 5.7 per cent from the same week last year, and if not revised, the second most ever in a week behind the 2,532,244...
Pig Industry News from United States US Feeder Pig Imports from Canada Up from Last Year
US - Preliminary data on live animal imports from Canada to the US are collected by USDA-APHIS and published by USDA-AMS. Starting with feeder cattle, (as this number impacts placements of cattle into...
Pig Industry News from United States FluSure XP® Vaccine With Strain Update Now Available From Zoetis
US - The addition of two new H3N2 virus clusters helps offer the most relevant protection against influenza in swine...
25 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United States American Restaurant Customers Concerned Over Meat Origins
US - American consumers are increasingly concerned about where their meat and poultry comes from and the methods used to produce it, according to a new report from market research company Packaged Facts....
24 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United States USA Hog Market
US - When we keep setting new weekly slaughter records, hog prices are going to have a difficult time moving higher. Last week was the second largest weekly slaughter ever. I believe that we could experience...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork 101 Education Workshop Offered at 2017 IPPE
US - The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) will jointly host the “Pork 101” education workshop at the 2017 International Production & Processing...
23 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Heavy Hog Supplies but Limited Processing Capacity is Pressuring Hog Values
US - We have been talking for some time about heavy hog supplies relative to processing capacity. In the short term this has put downward pressure on hog values, writes the Steiner Consulting Group....
22 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United States US Retail Meat Prices Declining
US - Retail meat prices continue to decline but the pace of price adjustment has been lagging the general increase in overall meat supplies, according to the latest Daily Livestock Report published by...
21 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Weekly Hog Slaughter Continues to Rise
US - This week's hog slaughter totaled 2.531 million head, up 3.2 per cent from last week, up 5.7 per cent from the same week last year, and if not revised, the second most ever in a week behind the 2,532,244...
18 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Study Finds Some Hog Workers Developing Drug-Resistant Skin Infections
New Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests that some workers at industrial hog production facilities are not only carrying livestock-associated, antibiotic-resistant bacteria...
17 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Week to Week Variation in US Pork Production Causing Problems
US - For the week ending November 12 the total supply of red meat and poultry is up about 2 per cent from the same week a year ago. However, most of the increase is due to more beef coming to market,...
Pig Industry News from United States Trade, Labour Big Issues for Agriculture in Trump Presidency
US - The election of Republican candidate Donald Trump as the 45th President of the US could have long-term implications on labour and trade in the food and agriculture sector, according to a report from...
16 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Merck Animal Health Calls for Swine PhD Award Submissions
US - Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the US and Canada) is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 2017 High Quality Pork Ph.D. Award in support of research in swine health, production...
15 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: Is there a Pulse to the US Markets?
US - We write on a plane over the Atlantic Ocean heading to Germany and the huge EuroTier LiveStock Exposition, held bi-annually in Hannover. ...
14 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United States US Barrows and Gilt Cash Prices Decline Steeply
US - Cash prices for barrows and gilts (B/G) have declined sharply since last summer as large hog supplies bump up again available processing capacity. We are being told that packers are doing their best...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Mexican Demand Drove September Pork Exports
US - The US exported 415.741 million pounds of pork (carcass weight equivalent) during September. That was down 0.1 per cent from August, but up 3 per cent from a year ago. Most of the increase was because...
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork Exports to Mexico Continue Strong Momentum
US - September was another solid month for US red meat exports, with pork, beef and lamb totals well above year-ago levels, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation...
10 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Study on Senecavirus Offers Insight on Disease Pathogens
US - A recent study of Senecavirus A offers valuable new insights into this increasingly important disease pathogen to the US pork industry....
Pig Industry News from United States Study Finds Earlier Flu Peak for H1N1 in Swine Production Areas
US - A new study looking at the risk of flu in people through swine contact has found that the flu peak for H1N1 in swine production areas was early in the year....
Pig Industry News from United States How Will Trump's Presidency Affect the Meat Industry?
US - We have no interest to wade into the political debate and are fully cognisant of the fact that passions run high after a very heated election season, writes the Steiner Consulting Group....
09 November 2016
Pig Industry News from United States September US Meat Exports Above Previous Year
US - USDA’s Economic Research Service posted their September summarisation of international trade for the livestock and poultry sectors, writes the Steiner Consulting Group....
Pig Industry News from United States How Will New GIPSA Rules Affect US Farmers?
US - When farmers thought regulations couldn’t get more difficult, the USDA began moving forward with new rules that will likely impact contracts and litigation, writes Rachel Lane....
 
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