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Ceva Reinforces its Position in China and Swine through New Joint-Venture with EBVAC

Tue, 21 Feb 2017

CHINA - In the presence of the Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keqiang and French Prime Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) and EBVAC today signed a joint-venture agreement to create a new business, Ceva EBVAC, focused on the swine sector.

 

Weekly Overview: Study Finds FMD Crises Can be Averted with Vaccination Strategy

Tue, 21 Feb 2017

GLOBAL - Future outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (FMD) can be controlled effectively and quickly with vaccinations - saving millions of pounds and hundreds of thousands of livestock - according to research by the University of Warwick, UK.

 

UK Agriculture Delivers 7:1 Return on Investment

Tue, 21 Feb 2017

UK - A new report from Development Economics says that for every £1 invested in farm support, farming delivers £7.40 back to the economy.

 

Ceva Joint-Venture with EBVAC Reinforces Position in China's Swine Market

Tue, 21 Feb 2017

CHINA - In the presence of the Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keqiang and French Prime Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) and EBVAC today signed a joint-venture agreement to create a new business, Ceva EBVAC, focused on the swine sector.

 

Exporting Pig Trotters Could Swing Brexit Pendulum in UK Farmers Favour

Mon, 20 Feb 2017

UK - Tapping into the lucrative multi-million pound global pig trotters market could be a saving grace for UK agriculture post-Brexit, writes Chris McCullough.

 

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Unresolved Technical Issues Could Delay Canadian Beef, Pork Access to Europe Under CETA

Mon, 20 Feb 2017

CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council fears unresolved technical issues could delay the movement of Canadian pork and beef into Europe under the Compensative Economic and Trade Agreement, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

Agri Groups Welcome Pruitt as New EPA Administrator

Mon, 20 Feb 2017

US - Last week, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) welcomed Scott Pruitt's confirmation as administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

 

More ASF Reported in Ukrainian Pigs

Mon, 20 Feb 2017

UKRAINE - More outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported on Ukrainian backyard pig farms.

 

FMD Crises to be Averted with Vaccination Strategy, Reveals Study

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

UK - Future outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) can be controlled effectively and quickly with vaccinations - saving millions of pounds and hundreds of thousands of livestock - according to research by the University of Warwick.

 

IFA Leads Delegation to Prioritise Nitrates Regulations

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy this week led a delegation to meet with Agriculture Minister Michael Creed and Local Government Minister Simon Coveney to set out the Association’s priorities in the forthcoming review of the nitrates regulations.

 

China's Appetite for EU Pork Growing

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

CHINA - European farmers benefitted from a doubling of pork exports to China in 2016, according to an official industry organization.

 

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Coordinated Canada-US Approach Needed for Dealing with Swine Disease

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork suggests the Canadian and US pork industries can best address the risks posed by swine disease and prepare for the potential introduction of a foreign animal disease outbreak by working together, Bruce Cochrane writes.

 

The Ups and Downs of China’s Pig Industry in 2016

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

CHINA - The price of live pigs in China was marked by many fluctuations throughout the year 2016. Governmental policies had a huge impact on the business of manufacturers, including relocations, which regulations are going to be even stricter in 2017, according to CCM’s research.

 

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Pork CRC Commercialisation Advances

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

AUSTRALIA - Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork (Pork CRC) Manager, Commercialisation and Research Impact, Charles Rikard-Bell, has confirmed that a pipeline of products is being developed which will advance Australia’s pork industry, while, in some cases, earning income for ongoing and future research and development.

 

CME: Prices for All Meat Proteins Higher Up in January Compared to 2016

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

US - Prices for all meat proteins were lower compared to the previous year in  January, reflecting the impact of expanding meat supplies and the need to move  more  product  through  domestic  channels, according to the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

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Novus Hosts Next Generation Swine Nutritionist Council Meeting

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

US - Last week, Novus International hosted the inaugural meeting of the Next Generation Swine Nutritionist Council.

 

EU Pig Prices: Quotations Balanced in Many Countries

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

EU - The European slaughter pig market appears to be mostly constant this week.

 

South East Asia Hog Market

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

SOUTH EAST ASIA - I am writing this having just arrived in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, having already held business meetings in Thailand and Viet Nam over the last couple of weeks with pig businesses farming several hundred thousand sows, writes Paul Anderson, General Manager, Genesus South East Asia.

 

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CME: Cash Hog Prices Move Steadily Higher

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

US - Cash hog prices have moved steadily higher in the last two months and were  higher once again the night before last, according to the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

IFA Welcomes Increase in Pig Prices from Processors

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

IRELAND - Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee Tom Hogan has welcomed an increase in pig prices from processors last Friday.

 

GM Foods: Why Presenting 'Just the Facts' Won't Work

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

AUSTRALIA - When it comes to controversial science issues, scientists need to rethink their approach to engaging the public, according to the authors of a new study looking at women's attitudes towards genetically modified (GM) foods.

 

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Nutritional Choices Influence Gut Health in Swine

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

CANADA - A scientist with the University of Alberta says, by considering nutrition, pork producers can foster conditions that will support a more healthy microbial population within the gut of the pig, according to Bruce Cochrane.

 

Hungary's December Pig Stocks Down

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

HUNGARY - Hungary’s cattle stock has been on the increase ever since 2010, according to latest data issued by the Central Statistical Office (KSH). The pig stock was down by 138,000 and sheep stock by 69,000 in the last six months, while the stock of chickens was 436,000 lower than a year earlier.

 

Antibiotic Free Pork - Catching on in Denmark

Wed, 15 Feb 2017

DENMARK - More and more people are getting alarmed that many infections are not responding to antibiotics. There is a shortage of new antibiotics and many people are also concerned that too many antibiotics are used in pig production. Consequently many nations are cutting back on antibiotic consumption and Denmark is one of the countries leading the way in terms of reducing the amount of antibiotics it uses in its pig industry, writes Stuart Lumb.

 

Early Piglet Nutrition Key to Optimal Lifetime Performance

Wed, 15 Feb 2017

CANADA - An Associate Professor with Perdue University suggests, by focusing on early nutrition that stimulates gut development, pork producers can increase productivity throughout the life of the pig, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

APHA Extends Free Carcase Collection Service in England

Wed, 15 Feb 2017

UK - More farmers now benefit from free carcase collection services where a veterinarian has recommended a post-mortem should be carried out for disease surveillance purposes.

 

Sharp Rise in East African Food Prices Dut to Drought

Wed, 15 Feb 2017

EAST AFRICA - Drought throughout East Africa has sharply curbed harvests and pushed the prices of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels, posing a heavy burden to households and special risks for pastoralists in the region.

 

Leading Vets Stress on Vitality of Robust Disease Surveillance Network

Wed, 15 Feb 2017

UK - With precautions against Avian Influenza further strengthened last week and reports of Schmallenberg Virus cases across the country, the anniversary of the devastating 2001 Foot and Mouth outbreak (19 February) offers a timely reminder that a robust surveillance system is vital to the health of UK livestock says the British Veterinary Association (BVA).

 

Canadian Pork Responds to Global Demand; Breaks Export Records Again

Wed, 15 Feb 2017

CANADA - Recently released 2016 Canadian pork export statistics show the Canadian pork industry can fill global demand when favourable terms of access to foreign markets exist.

 

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Range of Factors Influencing Prime Pig Prices

Tue, 14 Feb 2017

SCOTLAND, UK - Pig prices have eased back from a 26-month high of 151.9p/kg dwt in the final week of 2016, to below the 150p/kg mark at the beginning of February after five weeks of marginal declines.

 

FAO Reports Notable Rise in January Food Price Index

Tue, 14 Feb 2017

GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index rose notably in January, led by sugar and cereals, even as global markets remain well supplied.

 

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US Hog Contracts Record Price Increases in Week 6 of 2017

Tue, 14 Feb 2017

US - Looking back at last week, livestock futures contract prices generally increased some week-over-week, according to the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

Cherkizovo Group Implements Lean Production System

Tue, 14 Feb 2017

RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group held its second annual kaizen contest among employees of the Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant (CMPP) to find ways to make production more efficient.

 

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Latest BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey Reveals High Risk to Livestock Globally

Tue, 14 Feb 2017

GLOBAL - Mycotoxin-related threats to livestock production are higher this year than in the past, according to the latest 2016 BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey.

 

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Pork Commentary: Bacon Shortage?

Tue, 14 Feb 2017

CANADA - Over the last few years, the demand for Bacon in the North American market has greatly increased. Bacon on burgers, Bacon in all day breakfast programs such as McDonalds, Bacon on everything. What has that meant to US pork cut-outs? asks Jim Long, CEO Genesus Inc.

 

China's Pork Price Decreases Slightly

Tue, 14 Feb 2017

CHINA - Food prices in China fell slightly last week, due to cheaper vegetables, meat and eggs, the Ministry of Commerce said Monday.

 

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2017 European PRRS Research Award: Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Calls for Submissions until July 1st

Mon, 13 Feb 2017

EU - For the fourth time, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health sponsors the European PRRS Research Award to support applied research for improved control of the swine disease PRRS (Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome).

 

Pig Meat Supply and Demand More or Less in Balance

Mon, 13 Feb 2017

UK - Although the SPP has dropped back a shade and now stands at 149.96p, supply and demand seem to be more or less in balance and prices today were of a “positive stand on” nature rather than a positive pee off”! writes Peter Crichton in his "Traffic Lights" commentary for 10 February.

 

Pork Prices Rise Due to FMD Virus

Mon, 13 Feb 2017

SOUTH KOREA - The government has raised the alert for foot-and-mouth disease to its highest level after a fourth farm tested positive, which has caused the prices of beef and pork to rise and further burden Koreans who are already faced with high egg and poultry prices in the aftermath of the recent bird flu outbreak.

 

Grilled US Pork Promotion Helps Drive Retail Sales in Mexico

Mon, 13 Feb 2017

MEXICO - As part of its strategy to increase US pork sales in Mexico’s retail sector, USMEF organized US grilled pork promotions at 22 H-E-B supermarkets in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon.

 

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Food Safety & Animal Nutrition Course in Spain

Mon, 13 Feb 2017

SPAIN - Multinational Feed Additives Producer Nutriad, headquartered in Belgium, participated in the Food Safety and Animal Nutrition Course organized by Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, which took place in February in Cartagena (Spain).

 

Belarus, Ecuador Unite on Agrarian, Seafood Processing Companies

Fri, 10 Feb 2017

BELARUS & ECUADOR - Belarus and Ecuador discussed setting up joint companies to process seafood and agricultural products.

 

New Volume Record for US Pork

Fri, 10 Feb 2017

US - US pork and beef exports wrapped up an excellent 2016 performance with very strong December results, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by USMEF.

 

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Ceva Santé Animale Confirms its Circle of Virtuous Growth in 2016

Fri, 10 Feb 2017

GLOBAL - 2016 was a year of sustained organic growth and major acquisitions. Consolidated sales reached €912m as the Ceva Group continued to achieve double-digit growth, cementing its position as the 6th. largest animal health company.

 

GIPSA Rule Comment Period Extended

Thu, 09 Feb 2017

US - The Trump administration has extended the deadline for submitting comments on a regulation related to the buying and selling of livestock, a move hailed by the National Pork Producers Council, which opposes the Obama-era rule.

 

Pork Checkoff, Heart Association Work to Highlight Benefits of Pork Sirloin

Thu, 09 Feb 2017

US - Eating healthier just got easier with the addition of one more pork cut to the list of Heart-Check Certified products by the American Heart Association. The Pork Checkoff is working with the American Heart Association to highlight the heart-healthy benefits of the pork sirloin roast.

 

EU Pig Prices: Quotations Developing Unsteadily

Thu, 09 Feb 2017

EU - This week, the development of the quotations is unsteady altogether on the European slaughter pig market.

 

Growth in Other Asian Markets Lags Behind China

Thu, 09 Feb 2017

ASIA - With the exception of China, other key Asian pork importers experienced relatively modest growth during 2016. Nonetheless, with Chinese demand ultimately expected to fall back, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea may be increasingly viewed as important outlets for global pork supplies in the coming years, according to Bethan Wilkins, AHDB Pork Analyst.

 

US President Urged to Start Pork, Beef Trade Talks with Japan

Thu, 09 Feb 2017

US - Ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s state visit to the US, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Pork Producers Council urged President Trump to begin negotiations on a free and fair trade agreement with Japan.

 

Kenya's Farmers Urged to Shield Livestock from Drought

Thu, 09 Feb 2017

KENYA - A Kenyan scientist on Wednesday called for a need for livestock farmers to practice feed conservation to cushion their animals from famine during prolonged periods of drought.

 

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[Webinar] Mycotoxin On-Site Testing and Survey Results

Thu, 09 Feb 2017

GLOBAL - Watch the webinar with experts from BIOMIN and Romer Labs for an an in-depth discussion about how to successfully implement on-site mycotoxin monitoring, and recent trends in mycotoxin occurrence worldwide. Learn about the latest results of the BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey, the longest-running and most comprehensive survey of its kind.

 

Russia Hog Market

Thu, 09 Feb 2017

RUSSIA - The pig price this week in Russia is averaging 98 Roubles ($1.66) per live kg., writes Simon Grey, General Manager of Genesus Russia.

 

USMEF Sees Strong Potential for Further Export Growth

Wed, 08 Feb 2017

MEXICO, CENTRAL AMERICA & DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Oscar Ferrara, PhD, joined the USMEF in early January as the organisation’s new regional director for Mexico, Central America and the Dominican Republic.

 

Global Food Prices Highest for Almost Two Years

Wed, 08 Feb 2017

GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 173.8 per cent in January, its highest value in almost two years, marking a 2.1 per cent increase from its revised December value even as global markets remain well supplied.

 

EC Launches Public Consultation on the Future of CAP

Wed, 08 Feb 2017

EU - Modernising and simplifying the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), one of the European Union's longstanding policies, will allow it to better respond to today's social, political, environmental and economic challenges.

 

Korea Bans Livestock Movement Due to FMD Outbreak

Wed, 08 Feb 2017

SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean authority on Monday banned the movement of all livestock for 30 hours across the country as suspected cases of foot-and-mouth disease infection were reported.

 

USMEF Highlights Importance of Red Meat Exports at Ag Expo

Wed, 08 Feb 2017

US - Last week, USMEF participated in the Minnesota Ag Expo, held 25-26 January at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato. The event is hosted annually by the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association and Minnesota Corn Growers Association.

 

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Pork Commentary: China Market Update

Wed, 08 Feb 2017

CHINA - China has been the big story in the Global Swine industry in 2016.The lower supply of pork in China led to large pork exports from EU and North America. It is obvious that the increase in China imports has been a panacea for the major pork exporting regions, writes Jim Long, CEO Genesus Inc.

 

Researchers Highlight Alarming Link Between Feral Pigs and Vampire Bats

Tue, 07 Feb 2017

BRAZIL - The number of vampire bats, which transmit rabies and are a concern for livestock breeders, may be increasing in Brazil and the Americas along with growth in the populations of invasive feral pigs and wild boars (Sus scrofa).