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11 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Slaughter During W14 Up 6.8% Compared to Previous Year
US - Hog slaughter for week ending 8 April was 2.301 million head, 6.8 per cent higher than the same week a year ago, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork Exports Maintain Strong Pace in February
US - February results for US pork and beef exports were well above year-ago levels, with pork exports posting the strongest February volume on record, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled...
Pig Industry News from Global Feed Management Without Climbing a Bin
GLOBAL - The simplest way to check feed volume is to climb up and look inside. Not anyone’s favorite chore, and wet or icy ladders can make this dangerous. At best, it's still an educated guess....
Pig Industry News from Global Cross Border Disease Control Key Priority in Manitoba, Minnesota
CANADA & US - The Past-President of Minnesota Pork says controlling the movement of disease is among the top priorities of pork producers in both Manitoba and Minnesota, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada CPC Addresses Climate Change with Senate Committee
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council was in Ottawa to address the Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture and Forestry about its study on the potential impact of climate change on the agriculture, agri-food...
Pig Industry News from United States New US Slaughter Capacity Key to Keeping Up With Expected Increased Slaughter Hog Numbers
US - H@ms Marketing Services says new US slaughter capacity will be key to keeping up with an expected increase in slaughter hog numbers this coming fall, Bruce Cochrane reports....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Prices Continue Recent Upward Surge
UK - Pig prices have continued their recent surge with the SPP up by 1.43p to 153.13p, weekly contribution prices are also tending to improve and spot pigs remain in very short supply and it is quite...
Pig Industry News from Global Global Arable Acres
GLOBAL - Since 2006, a record increase of 179 million acres (82 million hectares) of crop production has been brought in worldwide....
10 April 2017
Pig Industry News from Philippines NUTRIAD Participates in the Philippines Hog Convention
PHILIPPINES - Multinational feed additives producer NUTRIAD, participated in the recently concluded 26th National Hog Convention & Trade Exhibits jointly organized by the Pork Producers Federation of the...
07 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Business as Usual for Overseas Trade, Says QMS
SCOTLAND, UK - Despite the prevailing Brexit uncertainty, the next two years are expected to be pretty much “business as usual” for red meat overseas trade, according to Stuart Ashworth, Quality Meat...
Pig Industry News from Global Global Food Prices Decline in March; Sugar, Vegetable Oils Slide
GLOBAL - Global food prices monitored by FAO fell in March amid large available supplies and expectations of strong harvests....
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam HCM City Faces Problems with City Pork Plan
VIET NAM - HCM City’s technology-based programme to control and trace the origin of pork that began recently is encountering difficulties, according to the Department of Industry and Trade....
06 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: US Meat Protein Trade Excellent in February
US - We decided to follow up our discussion of pork exports as reported by Mandatory Price reporting with an update on US meat protein exports for the month of February, according to Steiner Consulting...
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Pig Prices Remain Stable
IRELAND - Irish pig price remained relatively stable again this week, according to Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee, Tom Hogan....
Pig Industry News from Global Report on Food Crisis: Benchmark for Action Needed to Avoid Future Disasters
GLOBAL - Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016, a dramatic increase compared with 80 million in 2015, according...
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Adopts Balanced Approach to Revitalized Hog Production, Environmental Protection
CANADA - Manitoba's Minister of Agriculture is confident recent regulatory changes will stimulate a restoration of the province's hog production numbers while maintaining the safety of pork producers and...
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Council Addresses Standing Committee on Agriculture, Agri-Food
CANADA - Representatives from the Canadian Pork Council were in Ottawa this week (4 April) to address the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food about amendments to Health of...
Pig Industry News from Global Canada's Resources Likely to Get Strained Due to Multiple Trade Issues
CANADA & US - The research Lead with Agri-Food Economic Systems says, given the new trade challenges being created by the US, Canada's ability to deal with trade issues could be stretched thin, Bruce Cochrane...
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Pork Producers Optimistic
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork says the mood within the province's pork industry right now is one of optimism, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from New Zealand Demand from China Driving Rise in NZ Primary Exports
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's primary sector exports are forecast to rise 1.4 per cent over the year to the end of June, with China being the biggest market overall, according to a government report out...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU and Spain Hog Markets
EU - The price of pork continues to recover in these first months of 2017, and last week has closed at 1,310 € / kg / live, writes Mercedes Vega, General Director for Spain, Italy & Portugal....
05 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Map Highlights Real-time Parasite Risks in Local Areas
UK - Livestock farmers, vets and SQP’s will be able to get up to date parasite information in their local area thanks to the monitoring of worm, fluke and fly levels on 18 farms across the UK....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Revision of US Pork Production Projections Expected
US - The last USDA WASDE report projected 2017 US pork production at 26.121 billion pounds, 1.2 billion pounds (+4.7 per cent) more than a year ago and 1.6 billion pounds (+6.5 per cent) more than in...
Pig Industry News from United States Prescription Vaccines Target Emerging Swine Diseases
ANALYSIS - With the rapid pace of swine pathogen mutation, could prescription vaccines be a strategy to fight these emerging diseases? ...
Pig Industry News from Global Russia, FAO Work Together to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance
ARMENIA, BELARUS, KAZAKHSTAN, KYRGYZSTAN & TAJIKISTAN - Russia is backing an FAO-led effort to promote food safety and prevent the spread of medicine-resistant "superbugs" in food and on farms in five...
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam City Programme to Trace Pork Origin Runs Into Headwinds
VIET NAM - HCM City’s technology-based programme to control and trace the origin of pork that began recently is encountering difficulties, according to the Department of Industry and Trade....
Pig Industry News from Taiwan Health Minister Pledges to Ensure Safety of Pork Imports
TAIWAN - Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said Monday that it was not up to him whether or not to lift a ban on imports of American pork containing ractopamine but that he was responsible for ensuring that...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Farming Needs to Justify Support Post-Brexit
UK - The UK farming sector must put forward a strong case for continued support from public funds once the UK leaves the EU or it might lose out. ...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom QMS Highlights Importance of Migrant Labour to Scottish Abattoirs
SCOTLAND, UK - The important role played by migrant labour in the Scottish red meat industry supply chain has been highlighted in the results of a survey of Scottish abattoir operators revealed on Monday,...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Quotations Going up Considerably
EU - The European slaughter pig market continues to be characterised by a friendly mood. Demand is exceeding the quantities on offer, and the quotations by the majority are continuing the clear price increase...
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