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08 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC Commends Commerce Secretary for NAFTA Sugar Deal with Mexico
US - A major trade crisis between the US and Mexico has been averted after a preliminary agreement was reached earlier this week (6 June). The agreement has helped to ward off steep taxes on Mexican sugar...
07 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Exports Moderate in April; Remain Well above Year-ago Levels
US - In April, US red meat exports slowed moderately from the red-hot pace established in March but were still significantly higher year-over-year, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Checkoff Publishes New PRRS Initiative Research Book
US - The National Pork Board’s new porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus research booklet is now available. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: World Pork Expo
This week is the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. It is the premier annual Pork Expo held in the World. ...
06 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Results for April Pork Export Data Better Than Expected
US - Export data for April was released on Friday and the results were even better than we expected based on the weekly reports, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States Pig Health Today website now online, offering ‘all health, all the time’
Pig Health Today, a new website focused solely on news and information related to swine health, was launched today to help the US and global pork industries stay on top of the latest on disease management,...
05 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Short Term Situation in Pork Complex Positive
US - Despite the down day on Thursday (1 June) and the weak open the next morning, the short term situation in the pork complex is positive, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States WPEX Expected to Attract Widespread Local Attention
US - The Director of Trade Show Marketing with the National Pork Producers Council says, in addition to attracting pork producers from around the world, World Pork Expo is a great local attraction, according...
Pig Industry News from United States Merck Animal Health Calls For World Rabies Day Awards Submissions
For the second consecutive year, Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) will be recognizing individuals and organizations who work to prevent rabies in their...
02 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United States ASEAN Buyers Connect with US Red Meat Industry
US - To connect exporters and importers and create interest in alternative cuts of US beef and pork, USMEF hosted 11 leading meat buyers from the ASEAN region for an educational tour of packing plants...
01 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Scientists Discover How Some Pigs Cope in Cold Climates
US - A new paper has revealed that pig breeds such as Tibetan pigs and Min pigs use a unique method to survive when exposed to cold environments....
31 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Does Meat Quality Really Matter?
The conversation about meat quality in pork is not necessarily a new topic, however the momentum of the discussion and action by packers is. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Novus: Offering More Knowledge and Value at World Pork Expo
As a science-based company, Novus takes pride in presenting quality research and data to customers to help increase understanding of animal growth, gut health, nutritional needs, and solutions to optimize...
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis Influence Feed: Tracking Influential issues in Food and Agriculture - May 15 - 29.
Zoetis has created a bite-size brief of the 5 topics that are having the biggest impact on food and agriculture in the US. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Checkoff Announces Sponsored Activities at 2017 WPEX
US - The Pork Checkoff has an exciting lineup of Checkoff-sponsored events scheduled for World Pork Expo, 7-9 June 2017, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Osborne Introduces New Wean-to-Finish Feeder
Finding the most efficient method of feeding pigs has been a never ending quest for producers and equipment suppliers alike....
30 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S Lean Hog Contracts Reach New Highs
The bullish run of summer Lean Hog Contracts continued last week with the CME Friday close reaching new life of contract highs. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Expo Offers Access to Information, Technology to Improve Business
US - The Director of Trade Show Marketing with the National Pork Producers Council says the information that will be available to pork producers next week, as part of World Pork Expo in Des Moines, will...
26 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork Shipments in May Indicate Robust Growth
US - The latest official monthly export data available is for the month of March and we will have to wait until 2 June for the April data to become available, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC White Paper Details Benefits of NAFTA
US - Following last week’s notification by the Trump administration that it will renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the National Pork Producers Council yesterday released a...
Pig Industry News from United States Study: Lean Pork Fits in Balanced Eating Plan for Weight Loss, Healthy Aging
US - Including nutrient-rich lean pork as part of a weight-loss diet could help women achieve their weight-loss success and improve their ability to get around....
25 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Tyson, World Resources Institute Team Up on Environmental Goals
US - As part of its deeper commitment to sustainable food production, Tyson Foods, Inc. has announced a collaboration with the World Resources Institute (WRI) to develop industry leading, science-based...
24 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United States NFU: President's Budget an Assault on Farm Safety Net, Rural Communities
US - President Donald J. Trump issued a detailed fiscal year 2018 federal budget proposal yesterday (23 May), recommending drastic cuts to agricultural and rural related agencies and programmes....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Summer Hog Futures Bolstered in Recent Days
US - Hog slaughter for the week was 2.249 million head, 6.3 per cent higher than the previous year, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary Jim Long: U.S Lean Hog Prices Continue to Go Higher
A month ago the U.S lean hog price for 53-54% hogs was 60¢ lb. Last Friday they were 74.74¢ lb. a $30 per head increase in a month. Now producers are getting profits not just red ink. We expect lean...
23 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork Inventories in Cold Storage at End of April Down 6%
US - The latest USDA 'Cold Storage' report contained some positive implications for red meat demand in April, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
22 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United States NAFTA Modernisation Must Not Disrupt Pork Imports, Says NPPC
US - Following last week's notification by the Trump administration to Congress that it intends to modernize the trade agreement among the United States, Canada and Mexico, the National Pork Producers...
18 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Futures Rally During W17-W20
US - Hog futures have rallied in the last four weeks as market participants come to grips with steady (and rapid) gains in product markets and the spot live trade, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
Pig Industry News from United States Tiny Bubbles Help Heal Broken Bones in Pigs
US - Researchers have developed a much needed alternative to bone grafts that could help alleviate the long-term hospitalization, disability, and considerable costs to the health system associated with...
17 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Study: Economic Ripple Effect of Livestock Operations in Indiana
ANALYSIS - If you've driven through the US state of Indiana, you'll have seen lots of corn and soybean fields. It’s no surprise that it ranks in the top 10 US agricultural states, but what is surprising...
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