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25 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United States New Prestage Foods Processing Facility gets Green Light in Iowa
US - Iowa pig farmers, especially those who raise and sell their own pigs, are celebrating the news that a new pork processing facility will be built near Eagle Grove in Wright County....
Pig Industry News from United States Radical Trade Changes Between US, UK Not Expected Following Brexit
US - A Kansas State professor of agricultural economics weighs in on what the United Kingdom’s decision means for US agriculture....
Pig Industry News from United States The Next Step in Pig Genetic Improvement – Sequencing the PIC Genome
UK - In 2013, PIC was the first swine genetics company to utilise tens of thousands of genotypes per animal to increase annual genetic improvement across all lines and traits. ...
24 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Meat Supplies in Cold Storage Large
US - Meat supplies in cold storage are large and getting larger, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
23 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Eight Human Cases of influenza A H3N2 Confirmed in Michigan
US - The Michigan Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture and Rural Development have announced that there have been eight human cases of influenza A variant viruses reported in Michigan....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Volatility Remains in US Hog Markets
US - Volatility remains the name of the game in both the cattle and hog markets. USDA released on Friday the results of its monthly feedlot survey and we think the results will likely...
22 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United States USA Pork Market
US - Unfortunately, we lost $10- $12 in the futures market in just 6 weeks. Using the latest hogs and pigs report numbers we are probably going to set new weekly slaughter records this fall. With that...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Pork Retail Price Increasing
US - The average price of pork at retail during July was $3.781 per pound. That is 1.1 cents higher than in June and 1.2 cents higher than in July 2015. The wholesale-retail price spread was $2.146 in...
19 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Vaccine Solutions from AgriLabs Customized for Your Operation
ANALYSIS - The need for alternatives to antibiotics is growing, and AgriLabs is now working with producers and veterinarians to develop custom vaccine solutions that are critical to the long term health...
18 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United States More H3N2v Detected in Michigan Pigs
US - More pigs have tested positive for influenza at two Michigan county fairs....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Large Soybean Harvest to Improve Feed Prices
US - High protein feed cost prospects for livestock and poultry producers improved last Friday, with the USDA-NASS estimate of record large harvests for corn and soybean, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
17 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Lower Feed Prices Expected to Boost US Meat Production
US - Today, we review the livestock and poultry numbers in last Friday’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand (WASDE) report from the US Department of Agriculture, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from United States Record US Crop Production Forecast Good News for Feed prices
US - The USDA's August Crop Production report, which provides the first official government estimates of the corn and soybean harvests, suggested record yields are on their way for these important feed...
16 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Pig Producers Can Now Evaluate Herd Health While On the Go
US - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) has launched its new free mobile apps that assist swine veterinarians and farmers in maintaining healthy herds and...
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork Exports to China, Canada, Central America Strong
US - US pork exports ended the first half of 2016 on a positive note and exports were particularly strong to China, Canada and Central America, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by...
Pig Industry News from United States PED Being Dealt with as Endemic Infection
US - The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Center, says while there is discussion about ultimately eradicating Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea from the United States, at this point, the virus...
15 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Barrow and Gilt Slaughter Above Last Year's Levels
US - Today we will look at the recent trends in the components of pork production; that is, slaughter levels and carcass weights. To do that we use the Actual Slaughter Under Federal Inspection report...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Record Crops Should Keep Feed Price Down
US - USDA is forecasting both a record corn crop and a record soybean crop this year. That should hold down feed costs and partially offset the financial losses from low hog prices this fall and winter,...
11 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United States USDA Amends Swine Reporting Requirements
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has announced a final rule amending several swine and lamb reporting provisions related to the reauthorisation of the...
10 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: June US Pork Imports Down
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service published June trade numbers this week, on a carcass weight basis....
09 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Polymer Coatings Could Aid Food Safety in Processing Plants
US – One of the keys to preventing food-borne illness and food waste is making sure that the surfaces at production facilities remain free of contamination between scheduled cleanings....
08 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Things Looking Up for Meat Demand
US - The Labour Department had some good news today. The US economy added 255,000 jobs during July. That was 75,000 above trade expectations. Average wages increased by 8 cents per hour. The unemployment...
Pig Industry News from United States CEVA Progressing Path into US Swine Market
ANALYSIS - CEVA is continuing their path into the US market by building a team that brings swine industry expertise to the business, writes Sarah Mikesell. ...
05 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Merck Animal Health Receives FDA Approval of Safe-Guard® AquaSol for Use in Swine
US - Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside of the United States and Canada) today announced the introduction of Safe-Guard® AquaSol (fenbendazole oral suspension) for use in U.S. swine...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Things are Getting Worse for Hog Producers
US - Last week was quite difficult for hog producers and so far this week things have only gotten worse, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
03 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Project Horizon Helps Producers Transition to Antibiotic Free Production
ANALYSIS - Novus International launches Project Horizon, a commitment to helping producers navigate through the transition to antibiotic-free production. ...
02 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United States New US Food Safety Company Focuses on Analytics, Innovation
ANALYSIS – Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced its formation to provide an innovative “systems” approach to helping meat and poultry processors consistently meet increasingly stringent...
Pig Industry News from United States Cost Effective for Livestock Producers to Substitute Corn with Wheat
US - With wheat prices in some areas dipping below corn values, you may be reevaluating your options for animal feed. If you are a beef or swine producer, these prices may put you in a position to substitute...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Improved Consumer Incomes Expected in Coming Months
US - The Department of Commerce released its advance estimate on the performance of the US economy on Friday. The top-line number, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), was up 1.2 per cent from the prior quarter....
01 August 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Bad Week for Hog, Pork Prices
US - Large hog slaughter made this a bad week for both hog prices and pork prices. The national negotiated barrow and gilt carcass price averaged $66.62/cwt on Thursday, down $3.26 from a week earlier...
 
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