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15 April 2015
Hog Price Rebound Factors Supplies
US - Lean Hogs futures continued their long, slow climb out of their deep hole last week and, at least for those contracts...
14 April 2015
US Expands Beef and Pork Trade with Mexico and Peru
US - The US has reached agreements allowing US beef and pork producers greater access to markets in Mexico and Peru....
Pork Prices, Exports Down
US - Pork prices are well down compared to last year, and exports are also down due to a decline in shipments to China, write...
Final Steps in Nutreco Take-over Go Ahead
NETHERLANDS - SHV Investments, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of SHV Holdings N.V. has started the final step in acquiring...
EU Pig Markets Stable
EU- There still is little movement on the European pig markets this week....
Pork Prices Down This Year
US - Pork and chicken prices are down this year and a quick look at the supply/demand balance table quickly tells you why,...
13 April 2015
Pig Numbers in Viet Nam Higher Than Estimated
VIET NAM - The market pig numbers and the demand for pork just before the New Year Festival were higher than first estimated....
Cargill Sees Earnings Rise
US - US meat and agri-food business Cargill has seen net earnings up by a third from the same period last year, with the...
Belarus Looks to Buy Russian Pork
BELARUS - Belarus is considering buying pork from Russia to meet increasing demand from Belarusian meat-processors....
Cranswick Investments Boosting Profits
UK – British pig meat and food processor Cranswick finished the year with a strong final quarter....
Argentina-China Make Progress in Opening Markets for Meat
ARGENTINA - Argentina and China are pressing ahead with negotiations to open up exports of meat and food products...
10 April 2015
Minister Opens NZ Primary Sector Shanghai Office
CHINA – New Zealand’s Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has officially opened the Shanghai office of Primary...
Brazilian Calf Prices Close March at Record Level
BRAZIL - Calf prices reached record high prices in Brazil, according to the Brazilian government market analysts Cepea....
Rally in Hog Futures Stalls
US - The brief rally in hog futures appeared to stall this week, in part due to ongoing weakness in wholesale pork prices....
09 April 2015
Strike Hits Canadian Pig Meat Production
CANADA - Last commentary I wrote about how 2014 was truly the “Year of the Pig Farmer” and one for the record books with...
Relocation of Production at Faaborg Starts
DENMARK/UK - Danish meat processor, Danish Crown is preparing to start production at its British Tulip plant at Bugle in...
WH Group Sees Profits
GLOBAL - The WH Group, the controlling group for Smithfield Foods and Shuanghui has seen profits rise by 88.6 per cent to...
Meat Buyers Trust Butchers More Than Supermarkets
UK - Independent butchers are top of the league when it comes to shoppers’ trust in meat suppliers, according to a new...
Smithfield Plans $12 Million Investment in Cudahy Wisconsin Plant
US – US pig meat processing giant Smithfield Foods, has started work on a new $12 million bacon slicing plant at its Cudahy,...
Lower Live Hog Prices Slow North American Herd Expansion
CANADA - A swine specialist has said that the recent slide in live hog prices appears to have tempered any plans to expand...
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