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22 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: US Hog Market Getting Stronger
US - On October 21, April Lean Hog Futures were at $0.56/lb. Last Friday, April lean hog futures closed at $0.7075/lb. That’s over $30 USD per head increase. It’s about the difference between losing...
21 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Slip in 2016 Pork Retail Demand Indexes
US - From an economist’s perspective, a demand index is a depictions changes over time compared to a base period (i.e. shifts in the demand relationship). Graphically, demand is a curve with prices on...
20 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Agri Groups Welcome Pruitt as New EPA Administrator
US - Last week, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) welcomed Scott Pruitt's confirmation as administrator of the US Environmental Protection...
17 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Prices for All Meat Proteins Higher Up in January Compared to 2016
US - Prices for all meat proteins were lower compared to the previous year in  January, reflecting the impact of expanding meat supplies and the need to move  more  product ...
16 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Novus Hosts Next Generation Swine Nutritionist Council Meeting
US - Last week, Novus International hosted the inaugural meeting of the Next Generation Swine Nutritionist Council....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Cash Hog Prices Move Steadily Higher
US - Cash hog prices have moved steadily higher in the last two months and were  higher once again the night before last, according to the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
14 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United States US Hog Contracts Record Price Increases in Week 6 of 2017
US - Looking back at last week, livestock futures contract prices generally increased some week-over-week, according to the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
10 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United States New Volume Record for US Pork
US - US pork and beef exports wrapped up an excellent 2016 performance with very strong December results, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
09 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United States GIPSA Rule Comment Period Extended
US - The Trump administration has extended the deadline for submitting comments on a regulation related to the buying and selling of livestock, a move hailed by the National Pork Producers Council, which...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Checkoff, Heart Association Work to Highlight Benefits of Pork Sirloin
US - Eating healthier just got easier with the addition of one more pork cut to the list of Heart-Check Certified products by the American Heart Association. The Pork Checkoff is working with the American...
Pig Industry News from United States US President Urged to Start Pork, Beef Trade Talks with Japan
US - Ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s state visit to the US, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Pork Producers Council urged President Trump to begin negotiations...
08 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United States USMEF Highlights Importance of Red Meat Exports at Ag Expo
US - Last week, USMEF participated in the Minnesota Ag Expo, held 25-26 January at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato. The event is hosted annually by the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association and...
07 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Contaminated Feed Ingredient Study Expected to Stimulate Discussion on Solutions
US - The Director of Research with Pipestone Applied Research is confident a simulation model which shows pathogens responsible for disease in swine can cross the ocean in feed ingredients will stimulate...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Producers to Discuss Opportunities and Challenges in the Industry
US - Producer delegates from across the United States will gather in Atlanta, March 1-3, for the annual National Pork Industry Forum....
Pig Industry News from United States Heavier DON, ZEN and FUM Levels Reported in 2016 US Corn and DDGS: BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey
US - US feed and livestock producers have more reason to carefully monitor mycotoxin contamination in feed and crops, according to results of the latest BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey....
06 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Rice Bran in Weanling Pig Diets Does Not Reduce Growth Performance
US - Research at the University of Illinois has demonstrated that adding rice bran to weanling pig diets does not have a detrimental effect on growth performance. Rice bran is a co-product of the rice...
Pig Industry News from United States Combination of Strategies Effective at Mitigating Livestock Manure Odour
US - An Environmental Quality Engineer at South Dakota State University says a combination of strategies can be used to successfully address the odour emitted from swine operations, writes Bruce Cochrane....
02 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Planned NAFTA Renegotiation Creates Uncertainty in Pork Markets
US - H@ms Marketing Services warns any disruption in US pork exports to Mexico as a result of the planned renegotiation of NAFTA, will negatively affect North American live hog markets, writes Bruce Cochrane....
01 February 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Move to Sow Pens will Require the Right People and Greater Training
US - The Director of the Swine Teaching and Research Center with University of Pennsylvania says the move from stall housing of gestating sows to pen housing will require superior stockmanship and a greater...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: Iowa Pork Congress Report
US - Last week, we attended the Iowa Pork Congress, held annually in Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa is the largest hog producing state and has been for decades. The Iowa Pork Congress is the largest of all state...
31 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United States National Pork Board Searching for the 2017 America’s Pig Farmer
US - The National Pork Board is searching for the next America’s Pig Farmer of The Year, with applications now open for the annual industry award through March 13 at americaspigfarmer.com....
30 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United States US Livestock, Poultry Industries are Blessed Again
US - The US livestock, poultry and dairy industries have been blessed (again) with a record-setting corn harvest, writes the Steiner Consulting Group....
27 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United States US Frozen Red Meat Inventories Down at End of 2016
US - USDA-NASS reported that frozen red meat inventories at the end of 2016 declined 2 per cent from a year earlier although there was a marked divergence in trends for pork products versus beef, reports...
Pig Industry News from United States Supermarket Promotion Aims to Boost US Pork’s Retail Presence in Northern Mexico
US - In an effort to increase sales of US pork in northern Mexico’s retail sector, USMEF conducted promotions at 60 S-Mart supermarket locations in the states of Chihuahua and Nuevo Leon. ...
26 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC Committed to Maintaining Pork Exports to Canada, Mexico
US - The National Pork Producers Council has committed to work with the Trump administration to preserve tariff-free market access for US pork exports to Canada and Mexico. The administration is planning...
Pig Industry News from United States Matt Kocher Joins Ceva as Poultry, Swine Marketing Director
US - Matt Kocher, an innovative leader in the animal health industry, has joined Ceva Animal Health as director, marketing, for poultry and swine....
Pig Industry News from United States New Biosecurity Research Shared at North American PRRS Symposium
ANALYSIS - Biosecurity was a hot topic at the North American PRRS Symposium held recently in Chicago, and several studies were presented examining disease prevention and new approaches to measure biosecurity...
25 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Renegotiating NAFTA Offers Opportunity to Strengthen North American Pork Industry Ties
US - The National Pork Producers Council is hopeful a renegotiation of NAFTA will improve US pork industry ties with both Canada and Mexico, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States Mixed Response From Agricultural Industry as President Trump Withdraws US from Trans-Pacific Partnership
US - US President Donald Trump has signed an executive action to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The move by Mr Trump has been met with mixed reactions....
24 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Wholesale Food Prices Drop Sharply
US - Wholesale prices are down sharply across a number of categories but so far the response from grocery retailers and foodservice operators has been vastly different. According to data published by the...
 
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