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16 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United States 2017 US Pork Production Forecast Increases Again
US - The USDA has updated its World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), a monthly proceeding that integrates new developments and data into the existing outlook for agriculture commodity markets,...
Pig Industry News from United States USA Hog Market Report
US - Cash hogs and futures have held up remarkably well in the face of some of the largest weekly slaughters in history, writes Allan Bentley, USA Sales....
Pig Industry News from United States New US Packing Capacity Expected to Improve Producer Profitability
US - The Vice-President Pork Analysis with EMI Analytics is confident new US processing capacity will result in improved profitability for North American pork producers by mid-2017, writes Bruce Cochrane....
12 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United States More Funding for UK Antibiotic Resistance Action
UK - Funding for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance has more than tripled this year in support of a new business plan which will help UK farming play its part in the global...
11 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United States November Pork Exports Set New Record
US - US red meat exports continued to build momentum in November, highlighted by a new monthly volume record for pork exports, reported the US Meat Export Federation....
Pig Industry News from United States 95% Pig Farmers Ready for Compliance with New Antibiotic Rules
US - US pig farmers are not only well aware of new federal rules for on-farm antibiotic use, but already are complying. In a survey conducted by the National Pork Board in November, 95 per cent of pig...
10 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Fostera® PCV MH Now Offers Increased Duration of Immunity
US - Latest study demonstrates at least 23 weeks DOI against Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae....
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork Exports Spiked in November
US - US pork exports in November spiked up to the highest volume of the year, topping the next highest month (May) by more than 10 per cent. Compared to November 2015, pork exports were up 18 per cent,...
09 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Nutriad Highlights Additive Solutions at IPPE
US - Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, headquartered in Europe, initially started its USA operations in the US as Feed Flavors, back in 1963. ...
06 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Applications Now Open for 2017-18 Pork Industry Scholarships
US - The National Pork Board is now open to applications for its pork industry scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year. ...
05 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United States US Hog Futures Take a Step back
US - Hog futures took a step back yesterday, with the nearby February futures contract declining by more than 260 points. The decline followed some weakness in the cash market for pork cuts, which is not...
04 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Charoen Pokphand Foods Completes Acquisition of Bellisio
US and THAILAND - Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Bellisio Foods Inc. from Centre Partners Management....
03 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Big Surprises in USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report
US - Arguably one of the biggest surprises in the USDA's latest Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report was the number of hogs that are expected to come to market between December and May, writes the Steiner Consulting...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: Lean Hog Futures Increase Despite Negative Hogs and Pigs Report
US - After last weeks December Hogs and Pigs Report that indicated the US breeding herd and Market hog & inventories were up beyond any expectation year over year (Breeding +1 per cent - Market +4 per...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: USDA Hogs and Pigs Report Its Raining Pigs!
US - The December 1st Quarterly USDA Hogs and Pigs Report surprised us with not only the growth of the breeding herd but also the size of market inventory, writes Jim Long....
Pig Industry News from United States What Could Drive Livestock Markets in 2017?
US - With 2016 already in the books we are looking ahead at the New Year and pondering some of the factors that could drive livestock markets for the next 12 months. Any such list is inherently flawed...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Iowa Hogs Experience Biggest Monthly Loss Since 2013
US - There were 520 million pounds of pork in cold storage at the end of November. That is 13.1 per cent less than the month before and 7.2 per cent less than a year ago. Compared to November 30, 2015,...
29 December 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Agriculture Industry Not Without its Challenges, says Rabobank Report
US - The Rabo Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory (FAR) group have released a report on the future of the agriculture sector, focusing on the pivotal next five years in the agribusiness industry....
28 December 2016
Pig Industry News from United States USDA AMS Raises Average US Hog Dressed Weight
US - USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service published their weekly Actual Slaughter Under Federal Inspection report, which is data compiled by USDA-NASS from the USDA-FSIS (the agency that processors...
23 December 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Research Studies Importance of Threonine:Lysine Ratio in Pig Diets
US - To optimise performance in growing pigs, it is important to feed not only enough protein, but the right balance of amino acids. Research from the University of Illinois is helping to determine the...
22 December 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Wide Range of Expectations for US Hogs and Pigs
US - On Friday, USDA will publish the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report. In this DLR we summarize the pre-report estimates, and provide some general analysis on trends and expectations, writes the Steiner...
Pig Industry News from United States Researchers Recommend New Pig Feed-Particle Size Analysis Method
US - There’s a big difference between coarse grind and fine grind, and it’s not just in our morning coffee. When it comes to grinding grain for livestock feed, especially swine, digestibility and efficiency...
20 December 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: Is There a Santa Claus? US Hog Farmers Hope So
US - US hog prices, lean hog futures, and small pig prices continue a rapid rebound heading towards Christmas. Santa Claus has come early for American hog producers, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus...
Pig Industry News from United States US Red Meat Production Above Year-Ago Levels
US -In the news this past week was the USDA’s posting of “The Farmer Fair Practices Rules”, which they had in recent years been precluded from putting forward by Congress. This rulemaking is commonly...
Pig Industry News from United States WH Group to Acquire California’s Largest Pork Processor Clougherty
US - WH Group Limited's subsidiary Smithfield Foods has entered into a definitive agreement with Hormel Foods Corporation to acquire California’s Largest Pork Processor Clougherty Packing LLC and its...
19 December 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: US Record's Record Hog Slaughter
US - We've got another record. This week's hog slaughter totaled 2.544 million head, up 4.1 per cent from last week, up 1.8 per cent from the same week last year, and 1,000 head more than the old record...
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC Expresses Concern Over Midnight GIPSA Rule
US - The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has expressed concern over the issue of a regulation by the Obama administration that could restrict the buying and selling of livestock, lead to consolidation...
Pig Industry News from United States US October Pork Exports Largest Since 2014
US - US pork and beef exports continued to build momentum in October, with both achieving double-digit increases from a year ago, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export...
16 December 2016
Pig Industry News from United States US Ag Department Sued Over Animal Welfare Rules at Slaughter
US - The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its unreasonable delay in responding to an AWI petition - filed in May 2013 - to amend the...
15 December 2016
Pig Industry News from United States USDA Announces $3.8 million for Organics Research
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced the availability of up to $3.8 million in funding to support research, education and extension...
 
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