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17 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Ag Ministers' Continued Support Key to Pork Industry Success
CANADA - The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says the commitment of Canada's Agriculture Ministers to programmes that support trade will play a key role in the continued success of Canada's...
16 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Positives & Negatives Predicted for Hog Market in Fall 2017
US - On Monday, we focused on implied profitability at various points along the hog/pork supply chain and decided to stay on the topic today as well. There is no arguing that hog producers and pork packer...
Pig Industry News from United States Tyson Foods Announces Streamlining of Organisation; Growth Maximised
US - Tyson Foods, Inc. has streamlined its organisation in support of a growth strategy announced earlier this year, the company reported earlier this month. The new structure is designed around the company’s...
Pig Industry News from Ireland UK Customs Proposals Very Negative for Irish Agriculture, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has said the UK’s insistence on leaving the customs union and pursuing an independent trade policy will amount to a hard Brexit and is potentially very negative for...
Pig Industry News from Taiwan Doctors Downplay Health Risks from Braised Pork Broth
TAIWAN - There is no evidence that small amounts of aged soy-stewed pork broth increase the risk of cancer, two toxicologists said after a Chinese-language newspaper reported that reheating braised pork...
Pig Industry News from United States Keep Pork Trade Flowing in Updated NAFTA, Says NPPC
US - With negotiations set to begin tomorrow, the National Pork Producers Council has repeated its request that a "modernised" North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) maintain the zero-tariff rate...
Pig Industry News from Canada Partial Renovation Popular in Converting to Group Sow Housing
CANADA - Bruce Cochrane writes that a Farm Building Consultant with FGC Construction says many pork producers making the switch to group sow housing are opting for a partial renovation combined with new...
Pig Industry News from Global Japan, South Korea Counter Weaker Chinese Pork Imports
JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA & CHINA - Both Japan and South Korea have reported year-on-year increases in fresh/frozen pork imports during the first half of 2017, according to Bethan Wilkins, AHDB Pork analyst....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Prices Getting Nowhere; Markets Balanced
EU - The European slaughter pig market does not appear to really be making headway. ...
15 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Congo Food Insecurity Soaring in Conflict-ridden DRC
CONGO - Amid rising violence and displacement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 7.7 million people face acute hunger - a 30 per cent increase over the last year, the Food and Agriculture Organisation...
Pig Industry News from Canada Protocols for Moving Non-Shedding Pigs from Formerly PED Positive Sites Under Assessment
CANADA - Animal Health Officials in Manitoba are re-evaluating the movement of pigs no longer through to be shedding PED virus originating from previously infected sites, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States Developing Local Food Systems Helps Bridge Gap Among People with Different Views
US - One of the major barriers that environmentalists face in trying to implement sustainable practices is getting disparate groups to agree on what needs protecting and which way is the best course of...
Pig Industry News from Global China's Appetite Boost for UK Pig Farmers
CHINA & UK - British farmers will soon benefit from a major export deal with China as the United Kingdom's pork industry taps into growing demand in China for British produce....
Pig Industry News from Canada Cereal Based Pork Production Offers Marketing Edge
CANADA - The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc suggests cereal-based pork production offers Canada an edge in the global market place, Bruce Cochrane reports....
14 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Passport Food Safety Solutions Partners with Predictive Analytics Innovation Leader PurePredictive
GLOBAL - PassTrac Analytics, a division of Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc., announces its exclusive industry partnership with PurePredictive, an innovative company that uses a powerful predictive...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: July Pork Packer Margin Higher Than 2016's
US - On Friday, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) published their estimated monthly retail meat and poultry prices, which use data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to calculate...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom BVA Welcomes Mandatory CCTV in Slaughterhouses; 'Huge Win for Animal Welfare'
UK - The Government’s plan to introduce mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses in England is a huge win for animal health and welfare, following years of campaigning by the British Veterinary Association...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Mixed Dish as Far as Buyers, Sellers are Concerned
UK - Something of a mixed dish as far as buyers and sellers are concerned, with the SPP falling by .21p for the first time in 23 weeks, but its current value of 164.54p still makes a pleasant comparison...
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Genesus Global Market Report: Russia Global Market Report August 08th 2017.
The live pig price in Russia is 118 Roubles ($1.96) per kg. With only a small number of new farms coming on line at the moment and sanctions in place until at least January 2019 there is little to considerably...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: European Road Trip week 2
This past week we were in France, Paris for a bit, but most of our time was in Brittany, where about 70% of Frances pig production is located....
Pig Industry News from China China-born Clones Bring Pig Organs Closer for Human Transplants
CHINA - Scientists have cloned genetically modified piglets that may prove a safe source of organs for transplants into humans....
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC Optimistic New NAFTA will Improve Outlook for North American Pork Trade
US - The National Pork Producers Council is optimistic a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement will see the preservation of the benefits it's afforded US agriculture over the past 23 years,...
Pig Industry News from Global World Pork Expo: Hog Slat Launches Upgraded Fan
ANALYSIS - Hog Slat launched an upgraded AirStorm fan at World Pork Expo that increases output by 13.5 per cent and efficiency rates. ...
11 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Processors Undermining Pigmeat Sector with Unjustified Price Cuts, Says IFA
IRELAND - Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee, Tom Hogan has called on pig processors to stop undermining the Irish pigmeat sector with unjustified price cuts. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Efforts to Reduce Pollution from Agriculture Slowly Paying Off
CANADA - Efforts by farmers to reduce the amount of fertilizer that reaches drinking water sources can take years to have a positive impact, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo....
Pig Industry News from Canada Hog Markets Cautiously Optimistic Heading Toward Start of NAFTA Renegotiation
CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says the pork industry remains cautiously optimistic as Canada, the United States and Mexico prepare to begin renegotiating the North...
Pig Industry News from Global Global Meat Prices Plateau in July
GLOBAL - In July the FAO food price index rose for the third consecutive month to 179.1 points, 2 per cent higher on the month and 10 per cent up on the year, according to Millie Askew, Senior Analyst...
Pig Industry News from Canada PED Infected Premises 61 Confirmed in Manitoba
CANADA - The Office of Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed the first new case of PED in Manitoba in almost four weeks, reports Bruce Cochrane....
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....
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