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26 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: May Pork Inventories 0.5% Less Than Previous Month
US - USDA announced Thursday night that it would suspend imports of all fresh/frozen Brazilian beef and this would likely be a point of discussion as markets opened Friday, reports Steiner Consulting...
23 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Various Factors Continue to Support Hog Prices
US - A number of factors continue to support hog prices in the near term, helping propel cash hog values to the highest price for the year, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States Survey identifies gaps in employee biosecurity practices
For biosecurity to be effective, everyone working within the farm needs to understand and comply with the defined protocols. In reality, a person’s attitude can make or break the outcome, so it’s important...
Pig Industry News from United States Understanding swine flu’s diversity key to better control programs
The number of swine influenza cases as well as the diversity of circulating flu viruses have increased in the past several years, based on experience at Iowa State’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory,...
22 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Behaviour Study Shows Piglets Prefer New Toys
US - We can't help but be tempted by new things. We see it in a child's eyes when she opens a new toy, and feel it every time a new version of the iPhone is released. It turns out our preference for shiny,...
Pig Industry News from United States New Sensors Could Enable More Affordable Detection of Pollution, Diseases
US - When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated....
Pig Industry News from United States Urban Ag Only Provides Small Environmental Benefits in Northeastern US
US - "Buy local" sounds like a great environmental slogan, epitomized for city dwellers by urban agriculture. But when it comes to growing fruits and vegetables in vacant lots and on rooftops in cities,...
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork Industry Plan to Allow Continued Production in Presence of Disease
US - Iowa's Agriculture Secretary says a plan being developed by the US pork industry will enable state animal health officials to allow pork production to continue in the presence of a foreign animal...
Pig Industry News from United States Survey identifies gaps in employee biosecurity practices
For biosecurity to be effective, everyone working within the farm needs to understand and comply with the defined protocols. In reality, a person’s attitude can make or break the outcome, so it’s important...
21 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Dramatic Shift in Price Ratio of Pork Items
US - Whether it is highly marbled choice ribeyes, succulent bacon, inventively flavored chicken wings, or full fat milkshakes, consumers are voting with their dollars for more flavor, reports Steiner...
Pig Industry News from United States Tyson Announces Plans to Invest $59M to Expand Macon GA Distribution Center
US - Tyson Foods, Inc. is investing $59 million to expand its distribution center in Macon, a move that will add jobs, improve efficiency and support the company’s plans for growth....
Pig Industry News from United States Wheat Co-products Vary in Protein Digestibility When Fed to Livestock
US - Research from the University of Illinois is helping to determine the quality of protein in wheat middlings and red dog, two co-products of the wheat milling process that can be included in diets fed...
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC Calls on Government to FMD Vaccine Bank
US - The National Pork Producers Council is calling on the US government to provide one billion dollars over five years to fund the creation of a Foot and Mouth Disease vaccine bank, reports Bruce Cochrane....
20 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Small Changes in Lean Hog Futures Contracts During W24
US - Cash fed cattle prices declined sharply last week, daily data reported by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Market News Division showed prices declined by $6.00 to $8.00 per cwt. between...
Pig Industry News from United States Implementing FDA's Guidance 213 Benefits Livestock Producers
US - The Chief Veterinarian with the National Pork Producers Council says changes to regulations governing the use of antibiotics in livestock production in the US have had a positive effect, according...
Pig Industry News from United States Nutriad launches its NutriTrace® minerals in USA
The American pork sector continues strong in 2017, driven by the export market and slightly lower hog weights. Companies across the sector are investing in new plants and supply is set to increase by 3%...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: Global mega producers: think globally, act locally.
Genesus as the founding sponsor have in conjunction with the National Hog Farmer the most read swine magazine and e-letter in the United States have jointly initiated the Global Mega Producer program....
19 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United States American Farm Bureau Urges Exercising Caution Against Cuba
US - American farmers are likely to soon have a new market for agricultural products, owing to the White House’s decision to begin normalising relationships with Cuba....
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC Applauds US President's Stand on Environmental Regulations
US - The National Pork Producers Council is applauding the stand being taken by the Trump Administration on environmental rules that impact agriculture, reports Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States Diagnostics Offer Opportunity to Reduce Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - At a time when the industry is looking for every opportunity to reduce the use of antibiotics, diagnostics offer a solution....
16 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Seasonal Pattern in May ERS Pork Retail Price Apparent
US - On Wednesday, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics released the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) data for May, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States US Supply Gap Widens Due to Surging Demand for Organic Produce
US - Produce processors and retailers are finding it increasingly difficult to secure sufficient supplies of organic produce, as domestic demand continues to rise at a pace that exceeds production, according...
Pig Industry News from United States ADM enters speciality feed ingredient collaboration with Anco
Archer Daniels Midlands Company (NYSE: ADM) announced today that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with Austria-based Anco Animal Nutrition Competence GmbH to provide Anco’s line of specialty...
15 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Higher Pork Volumes Make Access to Export Markets Increasingly Important
US - The Vice-President Pork Analysis with EMI Analytics says the higher volumes of pork being produced in the US will make access to export markets increasingly important, Bruce Cochrane reports....
14 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Repositioning Pork to Reach a Changing Audience
US - With the consumer market for pork and other protein sources changing rapidly, the Pork Checkoff is putting the finishing touches on a plan to capitalize on those changes by repositioning pork marketing,...
Pig Industry News from United States Call for Nomination of Bodine to Key EPA Enforcement Post
US - On Monday (12 June), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council sent a letter to US Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Thomas Carper (D-Del.) urging them to support...
13 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Production Projected to Remain Profitable
US - Yesterday, news reports proliferated regarding the formal reopening of commercial US beef exports to China, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States Market Access Key to Success of US Pork Industry
US - The President of the National Pork Producers Council says, with near record volumes of protein being produced in the United States, access to export markets will be critical to the continued success...
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC Calls for Withdrawal of GIPSA Rule
US - The National Pork Producers Council has renewed its call for the Trump administration to withdraw the GIPSA rule, a regulation related to the buying and selling of livestock in the United States,...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: World Pork Expo Report
Last week the World Pork Expo was held in Des Moines, Iowa. The World Pork Expo is the largest Global Swine Event held annually. Our WPX report....
 
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