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21 April 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Prices Remain Settled with Deals Up to €1.72C/Kg
IRELAND - Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee, Tom Hogan has reported the Irish pig price remained relatively stable once again this week....
Pig Industry News from United States Better Way to Predict Environmental Impacts of Ag Production
US - Consumer goods companies often rely on life-cycle assessments (LCA) to figure out the potential consequences of how they design products and source ingredients. This kind of assessment, while sophisticated,...
Pig Industry News from Mexico Mexico Hog Market
MEXICO - Mexican pork exports grew 9.5 per cent in 2016, compared to the previous year, writes Fernando Ortiz....
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Discusses Brexit with Minister for Foreign Affairs
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has met with Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, to discuss the threats posed by Brexit to Irish agriculture....
Pig Industry News from Canada Eastern Manitoba Fall Seeded Cereals Hardest Hit by Winter Kill
CANADA - The Executive Director of Winter Cereals Canada reports winter survival of the fall seeded cereal crops is variable with crops in eastern Manitoba hit the hardest, Bruce Cochrane writes....
Pig Industry News from Canada Despite Slower Growth Outlook for Agriculture Remains Positive
CANADA - Farm Credit Canada reports, despite slower growth in farmland values, the outlook for agriculture on the prairies is positive, Bruce Cochrane reports....
20 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Retail Pork Prices Sharply Higher in March
US - Retail pork prices were sharply higher in March, largely due to the run-up in the price of bellies the previous month, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from Australia Australia, US Sign Bilateral Food Safety Recognition Agreement
AUSTRALIA - Australian exporters are in a significantly stronger position as preferred suppliers of safe, high quality food to the United States of America (USA) after the signing of a bilateral Food Safety...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pork Excellence Incorporates Latest Research, Technology
CANADA - The Manager of Quality Assurance and Animal Care Programmes with Manitoba Pork says the update of Canada's on farm food safety and animal care programme incorporates the latest research and technology,...
19 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Market Report
Mexico increases pork exports...
Pig Industry News from China Pork Commentary: China, China, China
CHINA - China’s current hog price liveweight is 16.49 CNY/kg, or US$1.08 liveweight/lb. The USA liveweight price is $0.47/lb and Spain $0.62/lb. It doesn’t take an ag-economist sitting in a university...
Pig Industry News from United States New Study Offers Good News for Pork Producers
US - What happens when meat scientists get their hands on nearly 8,000 commercially raised pigs? They spend a year running dozens of tests and crunching numbers to arrive at research-backed management...
Pig Industry News from China Genesus appoint new General Manager, China
Genesus is pleased to announce Lorne Tannas as General Manager, China. Lorne has had a distinguished career in swine production....
Pig Industry News from Canada Feed Research Centre Develops Feed Processing Method for Straw
CANADA - The Canadian Feed Research Centre has developed an experimental puck shaped straw fibre based feed supplement for gestating sows housed in groups, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Lithuania Minister Says Lithuania Seeks to Speed Up Food Exports to China
LITHUANIA - Lithuanian Agriculture Minister Bronius Markauskas on Tuesday said he expects to speed up procedures for Lithuanian food exports to reach the Chinese market....
18 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: China's Use of Ractopamine Poses Export Challenge
US - Last week the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released its semi-annual review of global livestock and poultry markets. For all those interested in global trade flows and the outlook for US trade...
Pig Industry News from Global “Click-Clack” Doesn’t Mean Your Medicator is Working
GLOBAL - Many of the chemical products used in poultry and swine production are delivered through the water system. ...
Pig Industry News from United States What Can Big Data Do for the Swine Industry?
ANALYSIS - Big data is a hot topic in agriculture, and it's no stranger to the swine industry. Researchers are identifying how to apply big data and modeling to improve swine health in North America. ...
Pig Industry News from Global Close to Two Billion People Dependant on Imported Food
GLOBAL - Researchers show empirically: when population pressure increases, food is imported....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Bacon Range Launching at Taste of Grampian
SCOTLAND, UK - Visitors to this year’s Taste of Grampian food and drink festival at Thainstone on 3 June will have the opportunity to sample two exciting new bacon products which will be officially launched...
Pig Industry News from Global Proposed Canadian Carbon Tax Offers Advantage to US Agri Exporters
CANADA & US - The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board warns the imposition of a carbon tax in Canada will put Canadian agriculture at a substantial competitive disadvantage, Bruce Cochrane...
Pig Industry News from Canada Rise in Canadian Farmland Values Slows Down
CANADA - Farm Credit Canada reports average farmland values in Canada continued to climb in 2016 but lost steam in most provinces, writes Bruce Cochrane....
17 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: March Pork Value Up 3.8% Compared to Previous Month
US - In the futures markets last week, the April Live Cattle contract posted much stronger prices week-over-week as it was forced to catch-up with the cash market, deferred contracts also gained ground,...
Pig Industry News from Japan US Pork, Beef Promoted at Japan Supermarket Trade Show
JAPAN - Working to get a head start on the summer menu preferences of Japanese consumers, USMEF offered tasting samples of American-style barbecue at Supermarket Trade Show 2017, an event sponsored by...
Pig Industry News from China Young Athletes, Restaurateurs Given Taste of US Pork at Events
CHINA - Taking a creative approach to reaching young consumers and foodservice companies in southern China, USMEF offered tasting samples of US pork at two separate events in Guangzhou. The promotional...
Pig Industry News from Canada Compliance with Mandatory Swine Movement Reporting Continues to Build
CANADA - The Manager of PigTrace Canada reports compliance with mandatory swine movement reporting continues to build, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States Additional US Pork Processing Capacity Increases Importance of Exports
US - The Past president of Minnesota Pork says, with new pork processing capacity coming on line in the United States, American pork producers will become even more dependant on the ability to export product,...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom No Worries on Pig Price Front
UK - More of a stand on feeling in the air as we approach the Easter bank holiday weekend, but demand remains firm from end to end, so no real worries on the price front as far as producers are concerned,...
13 April 2017
Pig Industry News from Zimbabwe Livestock Used as Health Cover for Rural Folks
ZIMBABWE - Cabinet has approved a framework under the proposed National Health Insurance Scheme that will result in people in rural communities using livestock for health cover, a Government official has...
 
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