Pork Quality Competition Attracts Full Slate of Entries

Thu, 23 Mar 2017

CANADA - The Events Coordinator with the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba reports the 2017 Royal Manitoba Winter Fair Pork Quality Competition has attracted a full slate of entries, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

EU Pig Prices: Quotations Inconsistent; Netherlands Closing Gap

Thu, 23 Mar 2017

EU - This week, the European slaughter pig market appears to be altogether inconsistent.

 

Agriculture Fares Well Under New Saskatchewan Budget

Thu, 23 Mar 2017

CANADA - The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says, despite higher costs and reduced supports, agriculture fared well under Saskatchewan's latest provincial budget, according to Bruce Cochrane.

 

Russia Hog Market

Thu, 23 Mar 2017

RUSSIA - Simon Grey, General Manager Russia, CIS, and Europe, writes, "Despite lent, when many Russians stop eating meat, the pig price remains good at 105 Roubles ($1.82) per kg live weight. With production cost for good producers around 65 Roubles ($1.12) per kg, profitability remains high. Interestingly, the price of lean meat and fat remains very similar. Producers killing really heavy pigs are very happy!"

 

Vion Introduces New Demand-driven Approach to Pig Farming

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

NETHERLANDS - Vion Pork, part of the Vion Food Group, introduces Good Farming Balance. With this new demand-driven approach, the company is responding to the opportunities in the international pork markets. Vion sees new perspective in this for Dutch pig farmers.

 

Agriculture Victoria Urged to Take Animal Welfare Role from RSPCA

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

AUSTRALIA - Victoria's peak farm lobby has warned the State Government needs to act swiftly to stop animal activist groups from seizing the power to police farm practice, in its submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the Victorian branch of the RSPCA.

 

IFA Urges Immediate Ban on Brazilian Meat

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

EU - IFA President Joe Healy has called for an immediate ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU. He said the latest shocking revelations on the failure of Brazil to meet EU standards and controls in the meat sector raises very serious concerns around EU meat imports.

 

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Moving the Nutritional Pieces of a Sliding Pussl towards Antibiotic Reduction

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - Ellen van Eerden, researcher at Schothorst Feed Research, explains how proper nutrition can reduce gut stress, and consequently allow for the reduction of antibiotic use.

 

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Biomin Sees Bright Future ahead for the Phytogenic Feed Additive Space

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - According to BIOMIN projections, the phytogenic feed additive (PFA) market could surpass USD 1 billion by 2023. The company, which recently released the results of its 2017 BIOMIN Phytogenic Feed Additives Survey involving 1,140 agribusiness professionals from across the globe, is encouraged by the very positive signs for the PFA segment moving forward.

 

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Market Report Russia March 2017

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

RUSSIA - Despite lent, when many Russians stop eating meat, the pig price remains good at 105 Roubles ($1.82) per kg live weight. With production cost for good producers around 65 Roubles ($1.12) per kg, profitability remains high. Interestingly, the price of lean meat and fat remains very similar. Producers killing really heavy pigs are very happy!

 

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MSD Animal Health Names 2017 High Quality Pork Ph.D. Award Recipient

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

US - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) is proud to announce it has bestowed the 2017 High Quality Pork Ph.D. Award on Andreia Goncalves Arruda of The Ohio State University.

 

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Biomin Announces Participation in €16m Project for Feed and Food Quality, Safety and Innovation (FFOQSI)

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

AUSTRIA - A total of 40 organizations, including 6 scientific and 34 company partners from 5 countries, are taking a farm-to-fork approach to addressing food safety and food security issues, in the form of the new K1 Center for Feed and Food Quality, Safety and Innovation (FFoQSI) in Austria.

 

CME: Hog Slaughter During W11 of 2017 6.7% Higher Than a Year Ago

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

US - Hog slaughter for the week ending 18 March was reported by USDA at 2.335 million head, 6.7 per cent higher than the same week a year ago, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

Cambodia Warns of Contaminated Pork from Viet Nam

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

CAMBODIA - The public in Cambodia has been warned not to eat pork from Viet Nam after an outbreak of a serious disease in pig farms across the border, local media reported on Tuesday, citing an official.

 

NPB Gets Close Look at Important Pork Import System in Mexico

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

MEXICO - USMEF led directors of the National Pork Board (NPB) on a thorough review of the Mexican pork market this week, presenting a detailed overview of how US pork moves through that country’s distribution system and offering a look at new and innovative uses for US pork products.

 

Breeding Herd Reinfection of PRRS Challenges North America

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

ANALYSIS - Thirty years into Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome (PRRS) in North America, the industry is confident it can get PRRSv out of herds predictably, but the challenge continues to be reinfection of the breeding herd, said Dr. Roger Main, director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Iowa State University.

 

Key Factors When Assessing Viability of Barn Renovation

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

CANADA - A representative with FGC Construction suggests the age of the barn, its layout and its ventilation will be among key factors to examine when evaluating its suitability for renovation, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

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Pork Commentary: US Market Update

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

US - The US lean hog price is flat lining over the last couple weeks, hovering around $0.71/lb for 53-54 per cent lean hogs, writes Jim Long, President-CEO Genesus Inc.

 

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Genesus Nucleus in Spain

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

SPAIN - Genesus is pleased to announce that gilts are now available for purchase as a part of our partnership with Catalana de Pinsos for the production of breeding stock in Spain from “La Tor Nucleus Unit”.

 

CME: 2017 Pork Consumption Forecast to Be Larger Than in 2015

Mon, 20 Mar 2017

US - The latest update from our Ag officials in Mexico contained some interesting insights about that market, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

Pork Producers Want USTR That Prioritises Access to International Markets

Mon, 20 Mar 2017

US - Last week (14 March), the US Senate Finance Committee held a hearing regarding the nomination of Robert Lighthizer to head the Office of United States Trade Representative.

 

USMEF Familiarises South American Chefs on US Beef, Pork Products

Mon, 20 Mar 2017

US - USMEF recently hosted a team of chefs and culinary educators from Peru and Colombia for a farm-to-plate tour of the US beef and pork industries.

 

GB Pigs Remain Short; Very Few Spot Pigs on Offer

Mon, 20 Mar 2017

UK - Another firm day for sellers with the SPP moving up by 0.24p to stand at 150.18p and although German prices have stood on, GB pigs remain short with very few spot pigs on offer, but where pigs were available prices in the 155p/kg region were on the cards, according to load size and specification, writes Peter Crichton in his "Traffic Lights" commentary for 17 March 2017.

 

Interest in Saskatchewan Swine Welfare Programme Builds

Mon, 20 Mar 2017

CANADA - The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board reports producer interest in a programme to assist with the purchase of needle-free injection and euthanasia equipment has been building, according to Bruce Cochrane.

 

FoodEx Showcases US Beef, Pork

Mon, 20 Mar 2017

JAPAN - As US exporters met with hundreds of buyers and representatives of Japan’s retail and foodservice industries at FoodEx Japan, USMEF promoted US red meat by serving samples of US beef tongue and thin-sliced and fried US pork cutlets aimed at “on the go” customers.

 

Remarkable Bonds of Canada, US Friendship Applauded at Iowa Capitol

Mon, 20 Mar 2017

US - Canada's Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs applauds the remarkable bonds of friendship that exist between Canada and the United States, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

Zhanjiang Pushes Animal Husbandry Development

Mon, 20 Mar 2017

CHINA - Zhanjiang's livestock farming bases have been required to develop market-oriented feature products along with quality improvements at a working conference held on 13 March.

 

Food Safety Regulations Tightened in Shanghai

Mon, 20 Mar 2017

CHINA - A new food safety regulation, said to be the most stringent ever enacted, will take effect in Shanghai on Monday.

 

CME: Cash Hog Prices Trading Sideways for Past Week

Fri, 17 Mar 2017

US - Cash hog prices have been trading sideways for the past week or so following the sharp runup in price during February, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

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Pig Climate Control: New Sensor a Milestone for Pig Production

Fri, 17 Mar 2017

NETHERLANDS - Big Dutchman will start marketing an award-winning new sensor developed by Dräger with immediate effect: the DOL 53 sensor.

 

US Farmers, Ranchers Urge Strengthening of Safety Net

Fri, 17 Mar 2017

US - The American Farm Bureau Federation and 11 other farm and ranch groups have asked congressional budget and appropriations committees to increase funding for farm programs in the 2018 farm bill.

 

KAP Calls for Carbon Tax Exemption for Farmers

Fri, 17 Mar 2017

CANADA - The President of Keystone Agricultural Producers is calling for farmers to be exempt from any carbon on the inputs they use to produce food, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

Incorporating Health, Safety in Decision-making Process

Fri, 17 Mar 2017

CANADA - Canadian pork production has made a tremendous transition from smaller family farms into large-scale high-production barns.

 

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First Iberoamerican Swine Event Tackles Issues in Early Piglet Development

Fri, 17 Mar 2017

BRAZIL - The first Iberoamerican Swine Nutrition Roundtable, hosted by Novus International, Inc., brought together swine experts from Italy, Spain, and Latin America to discuss the various challenges facing swine nutrition and early piglet development.

 

Welcome Increase Brings Pig Prices Into Line

Thu, 16 Mar 2017

IRELAND - Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee Tom Hogan welcomed the increase from both Staunton’s and Dawn Pork last Friday. Both increased quotes up to €1.70kg. This increase brings the southern plants in line with quotes in the northern plants in the country.

 

China to Improve Quality of Agricultural Products

Thu, 16 Mar 2017

CHINA - The Ministry of Agriculture has published a five-year plan to improve the quality of agricultural products, including measures to ensure that products such as apples, tea and pork can be traced back to their producers.

 

Voices Needed in Canada, US to Defend, Preserve, Enhance Free & Fair Trade

Thu, 16 Mar 2017

CANADA& US - Saskatchewan's Premier says strong voices are needed on both sides of the Canada-US border to speak to the importance of trade, Bruce Cochrane writes.

 

Options Available to Address Economic Harm Caused by Changing US Trade Policies

Thu, 16 Mar 2017

CANADA - A Canadian based International Trade Consultant says there are options available in the event the United States implements trade policies that cause economic harm to Canada, reports Bruce Cochrane.

 

Canada Hog Market

Thu, 16 Mar 2017

CANADA - Bob Fraser, Sales & Service, Genesus Ontario, provides an outlook of the Canadian hog market.

 

Danish Crown Sells Plumrose USA

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

DENMARK - Danish Crown has signed an agreement to sell its American subsidiary Plumrose USA to Brazilian-based JBS, which is the world’s largest meat-processing company. The sale is based on the 4WD strategy, under which Danish Crown has decided to focus its business on Northern Europe and Asia.

 

CME: Hog Slaughter During W10 of 2017 3.4% Higher Than a Year Ago

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

US - Below are items that we found interesting as we looked through the numbers, report the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

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Merck Animal Health Supports Scholarship for 34 Veterinary Students from US, Canada and Asia

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

US - Today, 34 outstanding veterinary students from around the world received scholarships from Merck Animal Health, in partnership with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF).

 

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Pig Climate Control: New Sensor is a Milestone for Pig Production

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - Big Dutchman will start marketing an award-winning new sensor developed by Dräger with immediate effect: the DOL 53 sensor. Farmers can use this sensor to measure and monitor the ammonia concentration in their pig houses permanently – for the first time ever.

 

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World Veterinary Association and Ceva Santé Animale Announce the Creation of the Global Animal Welfare Awards 2017

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - As global understanding and concern for animal welfare continues to change, so must the veterinary community evolve to embrace these changes and reflect societal expectations.

 

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Canada – Ontario Pork Industry Profile

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - Ontario Pork Industry Stats from Ontario Pork website:

 

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5 Tips for On-site Mycotoxin Testing and Mitigation

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - Here we present 5 key takeaways from our recent webinar on mycotoxin testing and survey results, in cooperation with Romer Labs.

 

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Jim Long’s Pork Commentary: US and Canada Inventory Up 3%

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

US & CANADA - Twice a year, the United States and Canadian Swine Inventories are combined together. It is a significant number, as the two countries are in essence one large inventory and production base. It’s a virtually integrated continental market. Last week, the latest report was released, writes Jim Long, President-CEO Genesus Inc.

 

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Digestarom® DC - Optimizing Feed Conversion

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - This is a product video that explains the modes of action of Digestarom® DC.

 

EU Pig Prices: Brisk Demand for Pigs

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

EU - The market mood appears friendly on the one hand while also somewhat irked on the other in the European slaughter pig market this week.

 

New Drought Declarations Show Farming Families Still Being Affected

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

AUSTRALIA - New drought declarations announced over the weekend are a recognition of the continued impact deteriorating weather conditions are having on farming families across Queensland, AgForce said on Monday.

 

Govt Reveals Indian Milk, Egg & Meat Production Growing

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

INDIA - The production of milk, eggs and meat has increased in the country as compared to last year, the Lok Sabha was informed yesterday.

 

Feeding Trials of Straw Based Feed Supplement for Gestating Sows Now Undeway

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

CANADA - Feeding trials of a newly developed straw based feed supplement for gestating sows, designed to increase satiety and reduce fighting over feed in group housing are now underway, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

Improved Surveillance Among Information Center's 2017 Priorities

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

US - The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Center says developing more responsive surveillance will be a key focus during 2017, according to Bruce Cochrane.

 

Commodity Classic Highlights Value of Red Meat Exports

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

US - To show its appreciation for support received from soybean and corn producers and to share information about how red meat exports contribute to their profitability, USMEF participated in Commodity Classic in San Antonio.

 

ASF Outbreak Kills Fattening Pigs in Moldova

Tue, 14 Mar 2017

MOLDOVA - The country's veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of African swine fever in Soroca.

 

Premier to Travel to Iowa to Promote Importance of Canada-US Trade

Tue, 14 Mar 2017

CANADA & US - Saskatchewan's Premier says, if the United States adopts protectionist measures, it will be important for Canada develop friendships and alliances at the centre of the US federal administration and within the state capitals, reports Bruce Cochrane.

 

Pork Producers Hope for Indication of Govt Stand on Hog Barn Construction

Tue, 14 Mar 2017

CANADA - Manitoba's pork producers are hoping to have a clearer indication by summer of what changes the provincial government is prepared to consider in order to speed up the approval process for new hog barn construction, according to Bruce Cochrane.

 

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United States and Canada Inventory Up 3%

Tue, 14 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - Twice a year, the United and Canadian Swine Inventories are combined together. It is a significant number, as the two countries are in essence one large inventory and production base. It’s a virtually integrated continental market. Last week, the latest report was released.