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09 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Latest 'Crop' Report to be First to Incorporate Extensive Survey For Farmers
US - Participants in the livestock sectors will be paying attention to this Thursday’s "Crop Production" report from USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), reports Steiner Consulting...
Pig Industry News from United States June Results Confirm Strong First Half for US Pork Exports
US - US pork and beef exports continued to trend above year-ago levels in June, capping a very strong first half of the year....
08 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Total Shipments of Fresh/Frozen, Cooked Pork in June Higher Than a Year Ago
US - US meat exports were higher in June but the trends were more positive for beef than for pork and chicken, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States What’s the best PRRS strategy for your herd?
Every year, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) infects an estimated 25% to 45% of sow herds in the US, according to Clayton Johnson, DVM, Carthage Veterinary Clinic, Carthage, Illinois....
Pig Industry News from United States Maintaining Zero Tariff Rate on Pork Top Priority for US Producers
US - The National Pork Producers Council says maintaining zero tariffs on the movement of pork is the top priority of US pork producers as the US, Canada and Mexico move to modernise NAFTA, according to...
07 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: August Futures Hog Contract Closed at Under $82/cwt
US - The August futures hog contract closed last Thursday night at under $82/cwt and yet spot cash hog prices continued to hold quite firm, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States Cargill, Southern States Cooperative, Inc. Enter into Purchase Agreement for Animal Feed Business
US - Cargill has reached an agreement to acquire the animal feed business of Richmond, Virginia-based Southern States Cooperative, Inc., a move that will help the company better serve its customers in...
Pig Industry News from United States Chinese Bio-tech Company Joins Animal Vaccine Cluster in Kansas
US - China's largest animal vaccine company is going to a part of the US where the industry action is....
02 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Futures Currently Implying Significant Value Erosion in Pork Cutout
US - Lean hog futures pulled back Monday (31 August) despite gains in the value of the pork cutout and robust pork packer margins, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
01 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork Production for W30 Up 2% from a Year Ago
US - Livestock markets were under the influence of the summer doldrums last week, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States How to breed a robust pig
Developments in pig breeding have led to considerable positive genetic changes in production traits due to direct selective pressure on traits such as growth rate and feed efficiency. These genetic improvements...
Pig Industry News from United States Urine-sampling options make it easier to evaluate gilt and sow health
Urine samples are an effective but underutilized diagnostic tool for evaluating the nutritional, physiological and health status of gilts and sows.1...
Pig Industry News from United States Coalition Supports Nomination of Censky as USDA Deputy Secretary
US - The National Chicken Council this week joined other agricultural organisations in supporting the nomination of Stephen Censky as Deputy Secretary for the US Department of Agriculture....
31 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CDC Reports 11 H3N2v Flu Cases Linked to Ohio Fair
US - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday (28 July) reported 11 variant H3N2 (H3N2v) influenza infections in Ohio residents who were exposed to pigs at a fair the week before...
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC Backs EPA Request to Delay Emissions Reporting Requirements for Farmers
US - On a day when the process for withdrawing the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule formally was initiated, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) filed...
Pig Industry News from United States US Agriculture Recognises Value of NAFTA
US - Canada's Agriculture Minister says US agriculture recognises the benefits that have been created by NAFTA over the past 20 years, according to Bruce Cochrane....
28 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Total Pork in Cold Storage During Mid-2017 Down 4%
US - Inventories of meat in cold storage at mid-year were lower than a year ago, except for turkey, according to USDA-NASS (National Agriculture Statistics Service), reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC Supports Legislation to Stop States from Dictating Production in Other States
US - Stating that "pork producers, not animal-right activists, lawmakers or regulators, should make the decisions about what production practices are best for their animals and for producing safe food,"...
27 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Prices Appear to be Making Annual Peak
US - Hog prices appear to be making an annual peak at the normal time of the year, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States Want better biosecurity? Start with your pig trailers
Improving transportation biosecurity may be the last frontier the swine industry needs to conquer to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases....
25 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Nutritional Value of Soybean Meal Varies Among Sources from Different Countries
US - Research from the University of Illinois is helping swine producers know what they're getting when they buy soybean meal from different countries....
Pig Industry News from United States Feed biosecurity must address risk of PEDV transmission
The biosecurity of swine feed is important for producing healthy animals and safe pork. But until 2013, feed was considered a low-risk vehicle for transmitting viral pathogens to swine....
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: Summer market continues to be lucrative
The summer hog market continues to provide strong profits. Lean Hogs over 90¢ lb. Last year same time U.S lean hogs were averaging 72¢ lb. The difference at least $36 per head to the better. Huge profit...
24 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: June Hog Slaughter 3.2% Higher Than a Year Ago
US - USDA released Thursday afternoon its monthly tabulation of livestock statistics for June and the data contained some interesting insights, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Market Report: July 17 USA Market Report
We have increased packing capacity coming up and that has been the talk of the industry. There has been sow expansion and will continue to see more as we fill this new capacity....
21 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States IAV-S Elimination in Breed-to-Wean Herds is Challenging - but Possible
Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) continues to present an ever-changing health challenge in breed-to-wean populations....
Pig Industry News from United States Veterinarian Offers Tips for Surviving a CSI Audit
US - While audits are part of doing business, many pork producers still worry about going through the process. Amber Stricker, DVM, steps in to help clients prepare for or undergo an audit, which is typically...
Pig Industry News from United States Human in Vitro Fertilisation Could Evolve Thanks to Piglet Study
US - It is estimated that parents seeking to have children through in vitro fertilization (IVF) spend between $12,000 and $15,000 each session plus the cost of medications, which could average between...
20 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Vaccine Bank Needed to Protect Food, National Security, Say Ag Groups
US - Citing economic and food and national security concerns, an ad hoc coalition of more than 100 agricultural organisations and allied industries groups urged Congress to include in the next Farm Bill...
Pig Industry News from United States Health Insurance Costs Threaten Farm Viability, Says Study
US - According to a new US Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk...
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