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Pork industry teaming with NAHMS, FDA to score antibiotic use

Fri, 18 Aug 2017

From the public to government agencies to producers, everyone wants a clear assessment of antibiotic usage on farms. But how should that be measured?

 

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Currently available vaccines important tools for managing PEDV-infected sow herds

Fri, 18 Aug 2017

Currently available vaccines can be important tools for managing sow herds endemically infected with porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), indicates a study presented at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians.1

 

Scientists to Examine Potential of Using Dust to Identify Presence of Pathogens in Feed

Fri, 18 Aug 2017

CANADA - The Swine Health Information is spearheading a study to examine the potential of using dust in feed mills to determine whether feed ingredients have become contaminated with disease causing pathogens, Bruce Cochrane reports.

 

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Jim Long Pork Commentary: US Hog Prices Continue Strong

Fri, 18 Aug 2017

Last week, the USDA 53-54% National Hog carcass averaged 84¢ lb; same time a year ago, 53-54% lean hog was 67¢ lb. That’s about $35.00 per head year over year to the better. That $35 is really helping producers bottom lines.

 

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Genesus Global Market Report: South East Asia GGMR

Fri, 18 Aug 2017

Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia by Paul Anderson, General Manager South East Asia, and International Sales Manager

 

US Pork Gains Long-awaited Access to Argentine Market

Fri, 18 Aug 2017

US - The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) applauds the Trump administration for negotiating US pork access to the Argentine market.

 

Pig Price Settles, IFA Reports

Fri, 18 Aug 2017

IRELAND - Quotes from main export pig processing plants have settled this week in the range of €1.65/kg- €1.70c/kg.

 

Red Tractor Standards Undergo Change

Fri, 18 Aug 2017

UK - Pig producers, representing 70 per cent of England’s pig herd, have been busy entering 2015 and 2016 antibiotic data into eMB over the last 12 months, but now Red Tractor has added eMB into the pig standards for 2017.

 

New Swine Coronavirus Detection Kit Helps Strengthen Biosecurity

Thu, 17 Aug 2017

GLOBAL - Thermo Fisher Scientific today introduced the Applied Biosystems VetMAX PEDV/TGEV/SDCoV Kit, the first and only PCR test designed to simultaneously screen for three swine coronaviruses in environmental and feed samples.

 

US, Canadian & Mexican Farm Groups Support Modernised NAFTA

Thu, 17 Aug 2017

US, CANADA & MEXICO - The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and Mexico’s Consejo Nacional Agropecuario (CNA) yesterday sent a joint letter to Canadian, United States and Mexican government officials reiterating their calls that NAFTA renegotiations should aim to modernise the agreement, rather than dismantle it.

 

Pig-to-person Spread of Flu at Fairs Cause for Continued Concern

Thu, 17 Aug 2017

US - The spread of influenza among pigs is common at fairs and other gatherings, and protective measures including cutting the length of time pigs and people congregate make good sense for both the animals and humans, say the authors of a new study.

 

Ag Ministers' Continued Support Key to Pork Industry Success

Thu, 17 Aug 2017

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 pork industry, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

Good Reason for Optimism as NAFTA Renegotiation Begins

Thu, 17 Aug 2017

CANADA - The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says, with the renegotiation of NAFTA now underway, there's good reason for Canadians to be optimistic, Bruce Cochrane reports.

 

UK Pork Exports Drop Below 2016 Levels in June

Thu, 17 Aug 2017

UK - Following year-on-year growth during the previous month, UK pork exports faltered during June, Bethan Wilkins, AHDB Pork analyst.

 

CME: Positives & Negatives Predicted for Hog Market in Fall 2017

Wed, 16 Aug 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 profits have been much higher than expected so far this summer. Going into the fall, however, there are both positives and negatives for the hog market, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

Tyson Foods Announces Streamlining of Organisation; Growth Maximised

Wed, 16 Aug 2017

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 segments of Beef, Pork, Chicken and Prepared Foods.

 

EU Pig Prices: Prices Getting Nowhere; Markets Balanced

Wed, 16 Aug 2017

EU - The European slaughter pig market does not appear to really be making headway.

 

Japan, South Korea Counter Weaker Chinese Pork Imports

Wed, 16 Aug 2017

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.

 

Partial Renovation Popular in Converting to Group Sow Housing

Wed, 16 Aug 2017

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 construction.

 

Keep Pork Trade Flowing in Updated NAFTA, Says NPPC

Wed, 16 Aug 2017

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 on pork traded in North America.

 

UK Customs Proposals Very Negative for Irish Agriculture, Says IFA

Wed, 16 Aug 2017

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 Irish agriculture and the value of Ireland's agri-food exports.

 

Doctors Downplay Health Risks from Braised Pork Broth

Wed, 16 Aug 2017

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 broth causes the formation of carcinogenic cholesterol oxidation products (COPs).

 

China's Appetite Boost for UK Pig Farmers

Tue, 15 Aug 2017

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.

 

Food Insecurity Soaring in Conflict-ridden DRC

Tue, 15 Aug 2017

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 of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) warned in a new report.

 

Developing Local Food Systems Helps Bridge Gap Among People with Different Views

Tue, 15 Aug 2017

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 action.

 

Cereal Based Pork Production Offers Marketing Edge

Tue, 15 Aug 2017

CANADA - The Chair of Swine Innovation Porc suggests cereal-based pork production offers Canada an edge in the global market place, Bruce Cochrane reports.

 

Protocols for Moving Non-Shedding Pigs from Formerly PED Positive Sites Under Assessment

Tue, 15 Aug 2017

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.

 

Passport Food Safety Solutions Partners with Predictive Analytics Innovation Leader PurePredictive

Mon, 14 Aug 2017

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 modeling and prescriptive analytics technology for meat protein companies to enhance their food safety programs and operational efficiencies within their operations.

 

CME: July Pork Packer Margin Higher Than 2016's

Mon, 14 Aug 2017

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 the Consumer Price Index, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

BVA Welcomes Mandatory CCTV in Slaughterhouses; 'Huge Win for Animal Welfare'

Mon, 14 Aug 2017

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 (BVA) and Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA).

 

Mixed Dish as Far as Buyers, Sellers are Concerned

Mon, 14 Aug 2017

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 with 133.98p 12 months ago, reports Peter Crichton in his "Traffic Lights" report for 11 August 2017.

 

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World Pork Expo: Hog Slat Launches Upgraded Fan

Mon, 14 Aug 2017

ANALYSIS - Hog Slat launched an upgraded AirStorm fan at World Pork Expo that increases output by 13.5 per cent and efficiency rates.

 

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Jim Long Pork Commentary: European Road Trip week 2

Mon, 14 Aug 2017

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.

 

China-born Clones Bring Pig Organs Closer for Human Transplants

Mon, 14 Aug 2017

CHINA - Scientists have cloned genetically modified piglets that may prove a safe source of organs for transplants into humans.

 

NPPC Optimistic New NAFTA will Improve Outlook for North American Pork Trade

Mon, 14 Aug 2017

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, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

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Genesus Global Market Report: Russia Global Market Report August 08th 2017.

Mon, 14 Aug 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 impact on pig price.

 

Processors Undermining Pigmeat Sector with Unjustified Price Cuts, Says IFA

Fri, 11 Aug 2017

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.

 

Global Meat Prices Plateau in July

Fri, 11 Aug 2017

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 at AHDB.

 

Hog Markets Cautiously Optimistic Heading Toward Start of NAFTA Renegotiation

Fri, 11 Aug 2017

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 American Free Trade Agreement, according to Bruce Cochrane.

 

Efforts to Reduce Pollution from Agriculture Slowly Paying Off

Fri, 11 Aug 2017

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.

 

PED Infected Premises 61 Confirmed in Manitoba

Fri, 11 Aug 2017

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.

 

CME: Latest 'Crop' Report to be First to Incorporate Extensive Survey For Farmers

Wed, 09 Aug 2017

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 Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

June Results Confirm Strong First Half for US Pork Exports

Wed, 09 Aug 2017

US - US pork and beef exports continued to trend above year-ago levels in June, capping a very strong first half of the year.

 

Hygiene Check at Poultry Farms, Chicken Shops, Piggeries in Karnataka District

Wed, 09 Aug 2017

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.

 

Seasonal Increase in Slaughter Numbers Expected to Pressure Live Hog Prices

Wed, 09 Aug 2017

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 prices, Bruce Cochrane reports.

 

EU Pig Prices: Recent Balance in Markets; Quotations Steady

Wed, 09 Aug 2017

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.

 

Danish Pig Breeding Herd Still Edging Up

Wed, 09 Aug 2017

DENMARK - The number of sows in Denmark has increased again based on data from the 1 July pig survey. This follows the small year on year increase in the 1 April pig count, according to Leo Colby, AHDB Consultant.

 

CME: Total Shipments of Fresh/Frozen, Cooked Pork in June Higher Than a Year Ago

Tue, 08 Aug 2017

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.

 

Maintaining Zero Tariff Rate on Pork Top Priority for US Producers

Tue, 08 Aug 2017

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 Bruce Cochrane.

 

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What’s the best PRRS strategy for your herd?

Tue, 08 Aug 2017

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.

 

GB Pig Feed Output Falls During H1/2017

Tue, 08 Aug 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.

 

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Dedication to research and students wins professor Novus Teaching Honor

Tue, 08 Aug 2017

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 the next generation of poultry scientists make Novus proud to honor Bédécarrats.

 

Improved Pork Industry Profitability Improves Responsiveness of AgriStability

Tue, 08 Aug 2017

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 protect pork producers from sudden unexpected downturns in profitability, Bruce Cochrane reports.

 

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Ontario pork producer increases number weaned with Hypor Libra

Tue, 08 Aug 2017

After repopulating a year ago and purchasing Hypor replacement gilts from Genex Ontario, pork producer Gary Terpstra has significantly increased overall production.

 

IFA Accuses Pig Processors of Undermining Pigmeat Market

Mon, 07 Aug 2017

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 pressure from processors this week.

 

SPP Moves Up to Stand at 164.75p

Mon, 07 Aug 2017

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 the 167p-172p range according to spec, according to Peter Crichton in his "Traffic Lights" commentary for 4 August.

 

CETA Expected to Ultimately be Worth Up to $1.5b to Canadian Ag-Food Exporters

Mon, 07 Aug 2017

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 billion dollars annually, Bruce Cochrane reports.

 

Workshop Offers Variety Meat Ideas for Philippine Pork Processors

Mon, 07 Aug 2017

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 and management staff of meat processors in Manila, Pampanga and Cebu.