US Ag Exports Expected to Rise by $6 Billion in 2017

Tue, 30 Aug 2016

US - US agricultural exports are expected to rise in 2017 from 2016 levels, largely due to higher exports of oilseeds and products, horticultural products, cotton, and livestock, dairy, and poultry.

 

Scientists Develop New Inexpensive Test for FMD

Tue, 30 Aug 2016

UK - Scientists have found a new way of diagnosing foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) which is more cost effective and relies less on the use of small animals.

 

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Science to Play Key Role in Response to New Challenges in Mineral Nutrition

Fri, 26 Aug 2016

EU - The industry must adopt a science-based approach to re-evaluating nutrition strategies, particularly in light of proposed European Union limits on Zinc and Copper in animal feed, according to animal nutrition technology company, AB Vista.

 

Trade Deals Could Buffer Financial Losses in Agriculture from Climate Change

Fri, 26 Aug 2016

GLOBAL - Global warming could create substantial economic damage in agriculture, a new study conducted by a team of scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research finds.

 

Spanish Pork Exports Increase 29 Per Cent

Fri, 26 Aug 2016

SPAIN - In the first six months of 2016, exports of Spanish pork increased 29 per cent, to 752 thousand tonnes.

 

India Adds Three More Pig Breeds to Indigenous Breeds List

Fri, 26 Aug 2016

INDIA - India has added nine new germplasm of farm animals including a poultry variety to its list of indigenous breeds. Newly enlisted live-stocks include one breed of cattle, two breeds each of goat and sheep, three breeds of pig, writes Basudev Mahapatra.

 

New Research Expected to Improve Slatted Concrete Flooring

Fri, 26 Aug 2016

CANADA - Research being conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc will help manufactures of concrete slatted flooring for swine barns improve the design of their product, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

Closed to Risk: How One Pig Farmer is Managing Price Volatility

Fri, 26 Aug 2016

GERMANY - Creating a closed system has helped one German pig producer reduce costs and limit risks to his farm, making sure his business is sustainable for the next generation.

 

Further Swine Dysentery Detected in Yorkshire

Thu, 25 Aug 2016

UK - Farmers have been warned to be vigilant and maintain high biosecurity standards after another case of Swine Dysentery was detected on a farm in Yorkshire.

 

New Prestage Foods Processing Facility gets Green Light in Iowa

Thu, 25 Aug 2016

US - Iowa pig farmers, especially those who raise and sell their own pigs, are celebrating the news that a new pork processing facility will be built near Eagle Grove in Wright County.

 

Rodenticide Webinars Help UK Farmers Get Up to Speed

Thu, 25 Aug 2016

UK - With the new rules on buying rodenticides due very shortly, AHDB is running two webinars explaining to farmers what they need to do.

 

Radical Trade Changes Between US, UK Not Expected Following Brexit

Thu, 25 Aug 2016

US - A Kansas State professor of agricultural economics weighs in on what the United Kingdom’s decision means for US agriculture.

 

New Vaccine Developed for PED Virus

Thu, 25 Aug 2016

CANADA - Scientists at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) have developed and tested a prototype vaccine for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) Virus.

 

Rabobank: US Pork Exports Depend on Mexico, Ractopamine

Thu, 25 Aug 2016

ANALYSIS - Expect ups and downs for pork, poultry and beef animal protein. A new report from Rabobank says pork exports rely on two key factors.

 

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The Next Step in Pig Genetic Improvement – Sequencing the PIC Genome

Thu, 25 Aug 2016

UK - In 2013, PIC was the first swine genetics company to utilise tens of thousands of genotypes per animal to increase annual genetic improvement across all lines and traits.

 

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A New Way to Treat Swine Respiratory Disease - Part 1

Thu, 25 Aug 2016

GLOBAL - There is now a new product available to treat respiratory diseases in swine.

 

New Tool Helps Livestock Farmers Improve Productivity

Wed, 24 Aug 2016

GLOBAL - A new and interactive tool from FAO allows farmers, policy makers and scientists to calculate meat, milk and eggs production as well as greenhouse-gas emissions from livestock to make the sector more productive and more climate-friendly.

 

Weekly Overview: Lack of Development in Breeding, Feed Holding Back Indian Pig Production

Wed, 24 Aug 2016

ANALYSIS - A lack of development in the feed and breeding sectors of the pig farming industry are currently holding India's pig production back.

 

CME: Meat Supplies in Cold Storage Large

Wed, 24 Aug 2016

US - Meat supplies in cold storage are large and getting larger, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.

 

EU Pig Prices: Market Balanced - Quotations Still Steady

Wed, 24 Aug 2016

EU - The European pig slaughter market appears to be set in stone this week.

 

German Pork Exports Register Steady Growth

Wed, 24 Aug 2016

GERMANY - Exports of fresh and frozen pork from Germany grew slightly in the first six months of the year, up four per cent to 886,000 tonnes.

 

Eight Human Cases of influenza A H3N2 Confirmed in Michigan

Tue, 23 Aug 2016

US - The Michigan Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture and Rural Development have announced that there have been eight human cases of influenza A variant viruses reported in Michigan.

 

Pigmeat Leads in Rising EU Agri-Food Exports

Tue, 23 Aug 2016

EU - The value of EU agri-food exports for the 12-month period from July 2015 to June 2016 amounted to just over €129 billion, a 2.1 per cent increase compared to 2014-2015, according to the latest monthly report on agricultural trade.

 

CME: Volatility Remains in US Hog Markets

Tue, 23 Aug 2016

US - Volatility remains the name of the game in both the cattle and hog markets. USDA released on Friday the results of its monthly feedlot survey and we think the results will likely be viewed by futures participants as neutral to slightly bearish.

 

Western Canadian Swine Herd is Healthy and Strong

Tue, 23 Aug 2016

CANADA - The Veterinary Council with the Canadian Pork Council reports the status of the western Canadian Swine herd is healthy and strong, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

New Vaccine Effective in Protecting Neonatal Piglets from PED

Tue, 23 Aug 2016

CANADA - Clinical trials are showing a new vaccine developed by VIDO-InterVac is highly effective in protecting neonatal piglets from Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

WTO Rules Against Russia's Embargo on EU Pigs, Pork

Tue, 23 Aug 2016

EU - The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has declared that the Russian ban on the imports of pig and pork products from the EU is illegal, in breach of WTO rules and should be lifted.

 

Producer Share of Pork Retail Price at 10-Month High

Mon, 22 Aug 2016

UK - The sustained recovery of UK pig prices since the spring has come at a time when retail pork prices have been fairly stable. As a result, the share of the retail price received by producers has risen from a low point of 30 per cent to reach 35 per cent in July.

 

USA Pork Market

Mon, 22 Aug 2016

US - Unfortunately, we lost $10- $12 in the futures market in just 6 weeks. Using the latest hogs and pigs report numbers we are probably going to set new weekly slaughter records this fall. With that said, I do not see the need for packers to chase cash hogs for a while, writes Allan Bentley, US Sales.

 

Danish Crown Job Losses as Decline in Pigs for Slaughter

Mon, 22 Aug 2016

DENMARK - A renewed decline in the supply of pigs for slaughter means there are no longer enough pigs to justify an evening shift for slaughtering pigs at Danish Crown’s slaughterhouse in Ringsted.

 

Global Pork Prices Starting to Pick Up

Mon, 22 Aug 2016

GLOBAL - Having reached their lowest point for many years earlier in 2016, global pork export prices have started to pick up more recently.

 

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What Strategic Foresight Means to the Future of Agribusiness

Mon, 22 Aug 2016

GLOBAL - Q&A with Tamara Carleton, Ph.D., CEO and founder of Innovation Leadership Board, a global leader in the design of tools and processes that enable radical innovation based in Silicon Valley, California.

 

CME: Slower Growth for Canadian Livestock Expansion

Mon, 22 Aug 2016

CANADA - Different from the US, where we have seen robust growth in terms of both cattle and hog supplies, Canadian livestock expansion has been notably slower. Statistics Canada released yesterday the results of its semi‐annual surveys for cattle and hogs and below are some of the highlights and implications for North American beef and pork production, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.

 

Hog Outlook: Pork Retail Price Increasing

Mon, 22 Aug 2016

US - The average price of pork at retail during July was $3.781 per pound. That is 1.1 cents higher than in June and 1.2 cents higher than in July 2015. The wholesale-retail price spread was $2.146 in July, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU.

 

EU Pork Exports Reach Another New High

Fri, 19 Aug 2016

EU - The strong run of EU pork exports continued in June, reaching another new record of 236,800 tonnes.

 

CCTV in Slaughterhouses is Cost-Effective and Feasible, say Experts

Fri, 19 Aug 2016

UK - A new report published by a team of independent experts headed by Sheffield Hallam University Professor Ian Rotherham, has found that the cost of independent monitoring of CCTV inside England's slaughterhouses is likely to cost between £150,000 and £370,000 a year.

 

More ASF Reported in Lithuanian Pigs

Fri, 19 Aug 2016

LITHUANIA - Six new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF)have been reported in Lithuanian pigs.

 

Vaccine Solutions from AgriLabs Customized for Your Operation

Fri, 19 Aug 2016

ANALYSIS - The need for alternatives to antibiotics is growing, and AgriLabs is now working with producers and veterinarians to develop custom vaccine solutions that are critical to the long term health and efficiency of swine production.

 

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Animal Nutrition Advancements to be Showcased at WNC Pre-Conference Symposium

Fri, 19 Aug 2016

CANADA - Industry experts will share research and expertise on how to leverage tools and ingredients for animal performance and environmental benefits, at the Western Nutrition Pre-Conference Symposium in Saskatoon, Canada, on September 20th.

 

Researchers Investigate Manure Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Fri, 19 Aug 2016

DENMARK - It is currently not possible to quantify emissions of methane from livestock manure, which is a problem when countries are making commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.

 

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Genesus Appoints New Sales Manager for Western Region

Thu, 18 Aug 2016

CANADA - Genesus is pleased to announce the appointment of Art Goelema as Sales Manager Western Region.

 

Funding Must be Spent on Agriculture, say UK Farming Unions

Thu, 18 Aug 2016

UK - The farming unions from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland say it is essential that all devolved governments guarantee that Treasury funds are spent on agriculture as announced.

 

More H3N2v Detected in Michigan Pigs

Thu, 18 Aug 2016

US - More pigs have tested positive for influenza at two Michigan county fairs.

 

CME: Large Soybean Harvest to Improve Feed Prices

Thu, 18 Aug 2016

US - High protein feed cost prospects for livestock and poultry producers improved last Friday, with the USDA-NASS estimate of record large harvests for corn and soybean, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.

 

Lack of Development in Breeding, Feed Holding Back Indian Pig Production Growth

Thu, 18 Aug 2016

INDIA - Indian pork production in the financial year 2014-2015 was estimated at 464,000 metric tons. This represents a slow annual growth rate of 1.4 per cent, mainly due to population growth.

 

Antibiotic Regulation Changes Will Benefit Livestock Producers

Thu, 18 Aug 2016

CANADA - A Saskatchewan based Veterinary Epidemiologist says proposed changes to regulations governing the use of antibiotics in livestock production in Canada will benefit producers, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

Further Calls for Post-Brexit Revolution in British Farm Funding

Thu, 18 Aug 2016

UK - A new report released today by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) argues that farming in England needs to become more diverse to prove environmentally resilient and publicly accessible over the coming years.

 

EU Pig Prices: Quotations on a Steady Level

Wed, 17 Aug 2016

EU - No change has appeared so far this week in the European pig slaughter market.

 

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Pork Commentary: Asian Road Trip Week 3

Wed, 17 Aug 2016

ASIA - Our Asia road trip continued last week having already been to Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and now to China, writes Jim Long, President-CEO Genesus Inc.

 

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Safer, More Reliable Method to Test for Trichinella in Pork

Wed, 17 Aug 2016

EU - Germany-based Gütersloh Veterinary Services recently shared its experience in routine Trichinella testing in swine carcasses with the validation and implementation of the PrioCHECK™ Trichinella AAD from Thermo Fisher Scientific, a new alternative artificial digestion method which offers many benefits, including worker safety and constant product quality.

 

CME: Lower Feed Prices Expected to Boost US Meat Production

Wed, 17 Aug 2016

US - Today, we review the livestock and poultry numbers in last Friday’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand (WASDE) report from the US Department of Agriculture, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.

 

Record US Crop Production Forecast Good News for Feed prices

Wed, 17 Aug 2016

US - The USDA's August Crop Production report, which provides the first official government estimates of the corn and soybean harvests, suggested record yields are on their way for these important feed ingredients.

 

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Hydrovac Based Swine Transport Cleaning Expected Soon

Wed, 17 Aug 2016

CANADA - A Professor with the University of Saskatchewan hopes to have a manual hyrdrovac system for cleaning and disinfecting swine transport equipment operational by the end of 2016, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

UK Pork Exports Continue to Rise

Wed, 17 Aug 2016

UK - UK exports continued to increase into June, with fresh/frozen pork volumes up 26 per cent, to 18.4 thousand tonnes, on the year earlier.

 

PED Being Dealt with as Endemic Infection

Tue, 16 Aug 2016

US - The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Center, says while there is discussion about ultimately eradicating Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea from the United States, at this point, the virus is being treated as an endemic infection, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

Treasury Confirms Agricultural Spending Will Remain Till 2020

Tue, 16 Aug 2016

UK - The UK Treasury has announced that agricultural spending will continue though to 2020.

 

Danish Breeding Herd Still Shrinking

Tue, 16 Aug 2016

DENMARK - Provisional figures from the 1 July pig census showed that the number of pigs fell at the start of Q3 2016 versus the same period a year earlier, by 3 per cent, to 12.3 million head.

 

NFU Consultation Period on Brexit Now Open

Tue, 16 Aug 2016

UK - The consultation period is now open for National Farmers Union (NFU) members to voice what they think is needed from a future domestic agricultural policy for the British farming sector post-Brexit.