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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: Hog Market – Beyond Belief
US - The Iowa–S. Minnesota lean hog price averaged $128.36 last Friday. A year ago, the price was 74 cents per pound, writes Jim Long. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Cold Storage Report Analysis; Anticipating Hogs and Pigs Report
US - Friday’s "Cold Storage" report from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) showed record-large February pork stocks that I still think are generally bullish, since they do not reflect...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Futures: Lean Hogs Closed Down on Monday
US - June lean hogs closed down $2.07 at $128.25 Monday. Prices closed nearer the session low on more heavy profit taking. It appears the air is finally starting to come out of this big bull market run....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pigs Test Negative for Swine Fever
UK - BPEX has announced that samples of two pigs from Cheale Meats have come back negative for swine fever....
Pig Industry News from Brazil JBS Reports Rise in Sales, Earnings
BRAZIL - Brazilian meat and food processing giant JBS saw consolidated net revenue reached R$92,902.8 million in 2013, an increase of R$17.2 billion, 22.7 per cent higher than in 2012....
Pig Industry News from European Union Strong Demand for Better Welfare of EU Pigs
EU - Yesterday (24 March), Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) handed in the signatures of an incredible 475,576 concerned EU citizens who have called on the European Commission to ensure laws are enforced...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Industries Collaborate with Feed Industry, Others on PEDV
US - More than 60 people representing the US and Canadian pork, feed and other allied industries recently participated in a meeting on the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Virus (PEDV) hosted by the National...
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Industry Responds Proactively to Positive Environmental Sample
CANADA - Saskatchewan's chief veterinary officer reports the province's pork industry has stepped up the focus on biosecurity in the wake of the detection of a positive environmental sample for TGE and...
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam Viet Nam Hosts Livestock, Dairy and Aquaculture Expo
VIET NAM - More than 180 domestic and foreign companies have participated in the ongoing international exhibition of livestock, dairy, meat-processing and aquaculture (ILDEX Vietnam 2014) in Viet Nam's...
Pig Industry News from European Union European PCV2 Research Award Goes to Werling
EU - Infections with Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) have caused economical losses to the pig industry in the past, mostly by affecting growing and fattening pigs. Now, as very effective piglet vaccines...
Pig Industry News from Italy ESPHM 2014 to Take Place in Sorrento, Italy
ITALY - The organising committee for the 6th European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (ESPHM) has announced that the symposium will take place from 7 to 9 May 2014 in Sorrento, Italy....
Pig Industry News from Canada Tracebacks from PED Infected Farm in Manitoba Complete
CANADA - Manitoba's animal health surveillance veterinarian reports tracebacks have shown no farms that came into contact with the province's one farm confirmed positive for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea...
Pig Industry News from United States Farmers Union Outlines Future Funding Priorities
US - Last week National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson submitted testimony to the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Agriculture Appropriations, outlining NFU’s priorities for...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Pig Industry News from Global Better Meat Quality with Duroc Genetics
GLOBAL - Duroc genetics contribute towards improved meat quality, according to Lorne and Vicki Tannas, swine specialists and nucleus support for Genesus farms in China....
Pig Industry News from Global New Opportunities in East Africa for NGOs
GLOBAL, AFRICA - When USAID/East Africa announced the first Annual Program Statement (APS) under the African Institutions Innovation Mechanism (AIIM) initiative in 2012, many organizations were excited...
Pig Industry News from European Union How Will Changes in EU Meat Inspection Work?
ANALYSIS - Changes to the European poultry meat inspection system are expected to come into force later this year, reports Chris Harris....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Positive Outlook for UK Pig Industry
UK - A return to positive margins in recent months is rejuvenating producer confidence to invest for the future for the first time in three years, according to the latest BPEX Confidence Survey....
Pig Industry News from China Development Model to Improve China’s Pork Value Chain
CHINA - A quadrupling in the world’s population in the past 100 years has required a fundamental change in soil and crop management to meet growing food demand globally....
Pig Industry News from United States Consumer, Commercial Food Sectors Hit ConAgra Results
US - Meat and Food processing giant ConAgra Foods saw Consumer Foods sales fall in line with expectations, and comparable operating profit flat over the third quarter of the year....
Pig Industry News from United States America's Love of Pork Continues to Burn Strong
US - Results of a new consumer tracking study released by the Pork Checkoff find that more American consumers are reporting an enduring love for pork. Key research findings show more US consumers rate...
Pig Industry News from United States More Time for Comment on Food Safety Modernisation Act
US - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an update on the proposed rules under its Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), allowing more time for comment on two areas of the Act - but not on...
Pig Industry News from United States Organic Sector Continues to Grow
US - The organic sector in the US is continuing to grow domestically and globally, with more than 25,000 certified organic operations in more than 120 different countries around the world....
Pig Industry News from Global Feed Industry Best Practice Manual Launched in Spanish
GLOBAL - The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have launched the Spanish language version of the “Manual of...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Analysts Anticipate Numbers in Upcoming Hogs & Pigs Report
US - Analysts and market participants will be spending a good amount of time over the next week estimating and anticipating the numbers in USDA’s quarterly "Hogs and Pigs" report which will be released...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Retail Pork Price Declined in February
US - The retail pork price declined 3 cents per pound in February to $3.73. This is still 24 cents above the February 2013 price. The choice beef retail price was 40 cents per pound above the year ago...
Pig Industry News from United States Changing PRRS Pattern in the Midwest
US - The 2013-2014 Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) epidemic season continues to be surprisingly different, according to Dr Steven Tousignant, Veterinary Population Medicine at the...
Pig Industry News from Canada Swine DeltaCoronavirus in Ontario Shows Need for Top Biosecurity
CANADA - The manager of the Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network says confirmation of Swine DeltaCoronavirus in six Ontario swine farms underscores the importance of keeping on top of biosecurity....
Pig Industry News from Congo, Democratic Republic Congolese Farmers Concerned over Oil Exploration
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - Residents of two communities near Virunga National Park’s Lake Edward last week publicly declared firm opposition to the oil exploration plans of a UK company. Citing the...
Friday, March 21, 2014
Pig Industry News from United States PED Update in US: 27 States Affected
US - The total number of farms that have tested positive for the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus now stands at 4,757, writes Jackie Linden....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Firm Outlook for UK Pork Sellers
UK - Assuming current 'play-safe' tests come back negative, the outlook is firm for sellers, writes Peter Crichton in his Traffic Lights report on 20 March. Spot price is 167p compared with DAPP at 162.56p....
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