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09 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Seasonal Increase in Slaughter Numbers Expected to Pressure Live Hog Prices
CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says the normal gradual seasonal increase in hog supplies over the next three months can be expected to negatively impact live hog...
Pig Industry News from India Hygiene Check at Poultry Farms, Chicken Shops, Piggeries in Karnataka District
INDIA - A committee led by district surveillance officer will survey poultry farms, chicken shops and piggeries in Dakshina Kannada, a coastal district in the state of Karnataka....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Recent Balance in Markets; Quotations Steady
EU - Regarding prices for slaughter pigs, the European market is on an overall steady level this current week of slaughter. The majority of quotations appear to remain constant....
Pig Industry News from Canada Direct Interaction with Consumers Key to Dispelling Agricultural Myths
CANADA - According to Bruce Cochrane, the Executive Director of Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan says, by interacting directly with consumers, those involved in agriculture have an opportunity set the record...
08 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Total Shipments of Fresh/Frozen, Cooked Pork in June Higher Than a Year Ago
US - US meat exports were higher in June but the trends were more positive for beef than for pork and chicken, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from Canada Dedication to research and students wins professor Novus Teaching Honor
Dr. Gregoy Bédécarrats, professor at the University of Guelph, Canada is the 2017 Novus Outstanding Teaching Award recipient. A successful academic career, innovative research and his dedication to encouraging...
Pig Industry News from Canada Ontario pork producer increases number weaned with Hypor Libra
After repopulating a year ago and purchasing Hypor replacement gilts from Genex Ontario, pork producer Gary Terpstra has significantly increased overall production....
Pig Industry News from United States What’s the best PRRS strategy for your herd?
Every year, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) infects an estimated 25% to 45% of sow herds in the US, according to Clayton Johnson, DVM, Carthage Veterinary Clinic, Carthage, Illinois....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom GB Pig Feed Output Falls During H1/2017
UK - Millie Askew, Senior AHDB Pork Analyst, reports that in June, GB compound pig feed production decreased by 6 per cent on the year to 148,400 tonnes....
Pig Industry News from Canada Improved Pork Industry Profitability Improves Responsiveness of AgriStability
CANADA - The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says recent better economic times in Canada's pork industry have helped improve the ability of Canada's business risk management programs to...
Pig Industry News from United States Maintaining Zero Tariff Rate on Pork Top Priority for US Producers
US - The National Pork Producers Council says maintaining zero tariffs on the movement of pork is the top priority of US pork producers as the US, Canada and Mexico move to modernise NAFTA, according to...
07 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: August Futures Hog Contract Closed at Under $82/cwt
US - The August futures hog contract closed last Thursday night at under $82/cwt and yet spot cash hog prices continued to hold quite firm, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Accuses Pig Processors of Undermining Pigmeat Market
IRELAND - IFA National Pigs Chairman Tom Hogan has accused the pig processing factories of undermining the pigmeat market with unnecessary price cuts and he urged all pig farmers to strongly resist price...
Pig Industry News from United States Cargill, Southern States Cooperative, Inc. Enter into Purchase Agreement for Animal Feed Business
US - Cargill has reached an agreement to acquire the animal feed business of Richmond, Virginia-based Southern States Cooperative, Inc., a move that will help the company better serve its customers in...
Pig Industry News from Philippines Workshop Offers Variety Meat Ideas for Philippine Pork Processors
PHILIPPINES - Encouraging Philippine companies to use more US pork, USMEF organized a technical workshop on fibrinogen utilisation in variety meat for research and development departments, production operations...
Pig Industry News from Canada CETA Expected to Ultimately be Worth Up to $1.5b to Canadian Ag-Food Exporters
CANADA - The President of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance is confident, once fully implemented, the trade agreement involving Canada and the European Union will be worth as much as one and a half...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom SPP Moves Up to Stand at 164.75p
UK - Although the SPP moved up another .32p to stand at 164.75p, a few more pigs seem to becoming available and spot buyers were slightly quieter than they have been in recent weeks, with most deals in...
Pig Industry News from United States Chinese Bio-tech Company Joins Animal Vaccine Cluster in Kansas
US - China's largest animal vaccine company is going to a part of the US where the industry action is....
04 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Global FAO Food Price Index Rises Further in July
GLOBAL - Global food prices rose for the third consecutive month in July, driven mainly by higher cereal, sugar and dairy quotations....
Pig Industry News from Czech Republic Unions Demand Compensation for Lety Pig Farm Employees
CZECH REPUBLIC - The trade unions of agriculture workers have demanded a compensation amounting to two-year wages for the employees of the pig farm in Lety, south Bohemia, situated at the site of a former...
Pig Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Limits Live Pigs, Pork Imports from Romania
RUSSIA - The Sanitary-Veterinary Authority from Russia (Rosselkhoznadzor) announced this Wednesday that starting 2 August, it introduced temporary restrictions regarding live pigs and pork imports from...
Pig Industry News from Ghana ASF Kills 150 Pigs in Brong Ahafo Region
GHANA - About 150 pigs have been killed at Twoaho in the Tano North District of the Brong Ahafo Region following an outbreak of the African Swine Fever....
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam HCM City Seeks to Trace Pork Origins
VIET NAM - Starting Monday (31 August), only pork with traceable origins is ostensibly allowed to enter HCM City’s two wholesale markets, but inspections by authorities found that only around 13 per...
03 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Millions May Face Protein Deficiency Due to Human-caused CO2 Emissions
GLOBAL - If CO2 levels continue to rise as projected, the populations of 18 countries may lose more than 5 per cent of their dietary protein by 2050 due to a decline in the nutritional value of rice, wheat,...
Pig Industry News from Canada Support for NAFTA Remains Strong Despite Trade Irritants
CANADA - Bruce Cochrane reports that Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says, despite the contentious issues surrounding trade among Canada, the United States and Mexico, support for continuation...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Meat Production in H2/2017 Lower Than Previously Expected?
UK - The "July Pig Meat Outlook" review is now available, assessing the accuracy of the UK pig meat production and trade forecasts produced in April, Bethan Wilkins, AHDB Pork analyst reports....
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba Pork Confident PED can be Eradicated
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork says, eradicating Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea from the province will be a challenge but he's confident it can happen, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Global Market Report: Canada – summertime & the living is easy
Always reluctant to reference anything to do with the pork industry as easy; this is a game of inches and not for the faint of heart. One needs to fight for the nickels and dimes because all too often...
02 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Futures Currently Implying Significant Value Erosion in Pork Cutout
US - Lean hog futures pulled back Monday (31 August) despite gains in the value of the pork cutout and robust pork packer margins, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
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