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10 April 2015
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...
Santa Catarina State Looks to Export Pork to the EU
BRAZIL - Brazil is looking to open up the European market for pork from the agricultural industries of Santa Catarina state,...
Dawn Plant Celebrates 10th Birthday
UK - British and Irish meat processor, Dawn Meats, has celebrated the 10th anniversary of the opening of its Cross Hands...
08 April 2015
Olymel Anticipates Return to Work at Quebec Pig Processing Plant
CANADA - Olymel has welcomed the early resumption of operations at its pork processing plant at Vallée-Jonction in the Beauce,...
US Meat Exports Start Recovery From Port Strikes
US - While still hit by severe congestion in the West Coast ports, February exports of US beef, pork and lamb bounced back...
National Pork Board Embraces Steps to Curb Antibiotic Resistance
US - The US National Pork Board has welcomed the White House action plan for combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria. ...
February Pork Exports Improve
US - February was another tough month for pork exports. That really isn’t news to anyone, but the truth is that exports...
Hog Slaughter to Stay Above Last Year
US - The March Hogs and Pigs report indicates hog slaughter will stay well above the year ago level through August. The inventories...
Port Dispute Partly to Blame for Poor US Meat Exports
US - The dispute between Representatives of International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and West Coast port operators...
07 April 2015
Food and Farming Innovation Showcased to European Commissioner
UK - The innovative work taking place throughout the supply chain was the key topic for European Commissioner for Agriculture...
EU Pork Prices to Remain Subdued in 2015
EU - Increased pork production and the continuing impact of the Russian import ban are likely to lead to pig prices remaining...
Mixed Outlook for Meat and Livestock Sector in 2015
IRELAND - To date this year, relatively steady supplies of cattle have been recorded at export meat plants, with some tightening...
Hilton Commits to Cage-free Eggs, Stall-free Pork
GLOBAL - Hospitality chain, Hilton Worldwide, has committed to improving animal welfare in its supply chain by switching...
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