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18 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary by Jim Long: National Pork Industry Conference Report July 17, 2017
Last week we attended the National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) held at Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Their were approximately 950 registrants for the four day conference. NPIC had many...
Pig Industry News from United States Veterinarian offers tips for surviving CSI audits
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...
14 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States FY 2017/Q4: Cargill on Path Toward Higher Performance
US - Cargill has reported strong financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended 31 May 2017. In the second year of an ongoing transformation, Cargill raised earnings across all four business...
Pig Industry News from United States Employee training improves piglet-survival rates
In an unusual research study, an employee-training program — Day One Pig Care via the Pork Avenue Training Portal (PATP) — focused on online training followed by tracked, in-barn verification experiences,...
Pig Industry News from United States Heat stress: It’s not just for market hogs
Losses due to heat stress are commonly associated with market hogs, particularly during transportation in the hot, humid summer months, but recent research shows that weaners and feeder pigs are adversely...
13 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Import Restrictions Worry US Ag Groups
US - The National Pork Producers Council and 17 other food and agriculture organisations, representing the vast majority of production agriculture, sent a letter to the Trump administration this week,...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Strong Demand for Meat Products Feeds Back Into Wholesale Prices
US - In yesterday’s Daily Livestock Report we stated: "With production increasing, foreign demand for pork items will likely remain a key to hog prices," writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
12 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Strength in Foreign Demand for US Pork a Major Surprise of 2017
US - Let us briefly take a look back at the hog/pork sector for the first half of 2017. For the first six months of this year, US pork production and hog prices averaged near expected levels, reports Steiner...
Pig Industry News from United States Establish Offshore FMD Vaccine Bank, Urge Veterinarians
US - Warning of the dire economic consequences of an outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD), swine veterinarians from around the country during Capitol Hill visits yesterday and today will urge congressional...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long - Pork Commentary : National Pork Industry Conference
This week the National Pork Industry Conference in Wisconsin has 950 attendees. We were fortunate to speak. Here are some of the text of our talk: ...
11 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Total Shipments of US Pork During May Up 10.3% Compared to Year Ago
US - While overall red meat and poultry exports were higher in May, pork exports were particularly strong, driven by robust demand from Mexico and a number of Asian markets, reports Steiner Consulting...
10 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Japan-EU EPA Shows Potential to Impact US Beef, Pork Trade
US - In the weekend DLR issue we gave an update on the status of US beef, pork and chicken exports in May (they were up) and what the latest weekly export data implies for the volume of trade in June...
Pig Industry News from United States Strong Momentum Continues for US Pork Exports
US - US pork and beef exports posted a strong May performance, increasing significantly from the previous month and from year-ago levels, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
09 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Global Swine Industry Mourns Loss of Glenn Grimes
ANALYSIS - Dr. Glenn Grimes, a economic leader in the global swine industry, died July 2, 2017, at the age of 94. His phenomenal 60-year career included teaching, advising and consulting. ...
07 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States EU Strikes Trade Deal with Japan; US Must Do Likewise, Says NPPC
US - Following this week's announcement by the European Union and Japan that they have reached agreement in principle on a trade pact, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) renewed its request that...
05 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States U.S Hogs and Pigs Report More Pigs!
The USDA released the June 1st Hogs and Report last Friday. Lots more pigs! 2.2 million more markets. This will lead to almost 100,000 more hogs per week for plants year over year in coming 5 months. ...
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC Reports Broad Support for FMD Vaccine Bank
US - The Vice President of the National Pork Producers Council reports broad support for the creation of a Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine Bank, Bruce Cochrane writes....
30 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Utilizing commercial data to improve genetic response
Genetic improvement is achieved using pure breeds or lines at the nucleus, located at the top of the pyramid. This is the smallest sector of the pyramid. That genetic improvement is then disseminated down...
Pig Industry News from United States Livestock Industry Welcomes WGA Initiative
US - The Western Governors’ Species Conservation and Endangered Species Act Initiative was launched by WGA Chairman and Wyoming Governor Matt Mead to create a mechanism for states and stakeholders to...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: More Hogs and Pigs Than Mid-point of Expectations
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released their Quarterly 'Hogs and Pigs' report yesterday, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
29 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: 'Hogs and Pigs' Reports Expected to Show Herd Growth
US - UDSA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release their Quarterly "Hogs and Pigs" report this Thursday, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States EPA Proposes Rule to Repeal 'WOTUS'; NPPC Welcomes Proposal
US - The National Pork Producers Council hailed the announcement by the US Environmental Protection Agency that it will propose a rule to rescind a controversial Clean Water Act regulation that gave the...
28 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Understanding risks for M. hyo disease can help protect US swine herds
The US swine industry has been battling Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) for years, writes Maria Jose Clavijo, DVM, PhD for Pig Health Today, but the pathogen is still a major cause of respiratory disease...
27 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Duration of Antibiotic Use Should be Left to Discretion of Veterinarian
US - The National Pork Producers Council says the duration antibiotics are prescribed to prevent or treat animal disease should be left in the hands of the veterinarian, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary Jim Long: US lean hogs reach 90¢
Last Friday US lean hogs reached 90¢ lb. Pork demand and lower hog supplies are driving prices higher. Packers margins remain good with USDA pork carcass cut-outs over $1.01 per lb....
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,...
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