Marketing http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6600/more en Entering new normalcy of hog marketing http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/entering-new-normalcy-hog-marketing <div class="node-body article-body">“Welcome back to the real world.” That 2014 trip off into fantasy-land was fun – except for that part with all those dead pigs in some of your farrowing units – but we are now back to reality. There are bad and good parts of that reality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/entering-new-normalcy-hog-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/entering-new-normalcy-hog-marketing#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:42:00 +0000 54031 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Thinkstock NPPC throws support behind TPA renewal http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/nppc-throws-support-behind-tpa-renewal <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The National Pork Producers Council threw its support behind renewal of Trade Promotion Authority on Jan. 26. A TPA will enable the current administration and future ones to negotiate and close trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/nppc-throws-support-behind-tpa-renewal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/nppc-throws-support-behind-tpa-renewal#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:26:00 +0000 54011 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2014 in rearview mirror, pork producers look to capitalize in ’15 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-rearview-mirror-pork-producers-look-capitalize-15 <div class="field-byline"> By Kent Bang, VP &amp; Team Leader, AgStar Financial Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hog prices have softened considerably in the past two months as slaughter numbers continue to climb. Prices paid for pigs have declined from over $100 per cwt. in October. They declined to $88.50 per cwt. in November, $85.65 in December and under $80 in early January.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-rearview-mirror-pork-producers-look-capitalize-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-rearview-mirror-pork-producers-look-capitalize-15#comments Business Marketing Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:55:00 +0000 54001 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork prices to struggle in competition for the consumer http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-prices-struggle-competition-consumer <div class="node-body article-body">As hog prices fall, producers begin to ask "what are pork prices doing?" Lower hog prices are usually driven by higher production and that means more product on the market. Everyone wants to make sure the market is cleared and that takes lower prices. The question of course is one of degree: Just how much lower is needed?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-prices-struggle-competition-consumer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-prices-struggle-competition-consumer#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:43:00 +0000 53891 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Justin Sullivan In time, Cuba offers potential for U.S. pork http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/time-cuba-offers-potential-us-pork <div class="field-byline"> By U.S. Meat Export Federation Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It is a common misperception that the Cuban market has been closed to U.S. pork due to the longstanding trade embargo. U.S. pork has actually been entering Cuba for many years, with exports peaking in 2010 at $15.3 million. It has been a difficult market for U.S. companies to serve, however, so the changes being pursued by the Obama administration may be a positive first step toward improving Cuba’s business climate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/time-cuba-offers-potential-us-pork" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/time-cuba-offers-potential-us-pork#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Fri, 16 Jan 2015 22:31:00 +0000 53781 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Thinkstock U.S. agriculture calls for an end to Cuba embargo http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/us-agriculture-calls-end-cuba-embargo <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. farm and food organizations, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, and a bipartisan group of Senators and Congressmen launched the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba to advance trade relations with Cuba by ending the 54-year embargo.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/us-agriculture-calls-end-cuba-embargo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/us-agriculture-calls-end-cuba-embargo#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:07:00 +0000 53501 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Thinkstock Markets to require PIN tags in cull breeding stock http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/markets-require-pin-tags-cull-breeding-stock <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Effective Jan. 1, the majority of packers processing cull breeding stock will begin requiring official premises identification number tags as a condition of sale. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/markets-require-pin-tags-cull-breeding-stock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/markets-require-pin-tags-cull-breeding-stock#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Thu, 25 Dec 2014 15:30:00 +0000 53161 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork producers serve military families at Snowball Express http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-producers-serve-military-families-snowball-express <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Twenty-one pork producers from Illinois, Iowa, Texas and Georgia served hundreds of military families by distributing pork meals during the 2014 Snowball Express, a charity for the children of America’s fallen military heroes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-producers-serve-military-families-snowball-express" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-producers-serve-military-families-snowball-express#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Pork Checkoff Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:53:00 +0000 53151 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Pork Board Hogs & Pigs Report Foreshadows Expansion on Horizon http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/hogs-pigs-report-foreshadows-expansion-horizon <div class="node-body article-body">Following release of the USDA Quarterly Hogs & Pigs Report yesterday, a panel of agricultural economists noted that productivity is improving as the industry heads toward expansion mode.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/hogs-pigs-report-foreshadows-expansion-horizon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/hogs-pigs-report-foreshadows-expansion-horizon#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Sow Productivity Wed, 24 Dec 2014 00:14:00 +0000 53141 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Photo courtesy of the National Pork Board. Ohio Pork Council increases consumer comfort with cooking pork http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/ohio-pork-council-increases-consumer-comfort-cooking-pork <div class="field-byline"> Source: Ohio Pork Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In an effort to build consumers’ comfort with cooking pork, the Ohio Pork Council partnered with four other state pork associations to create 16 videos featuring step-by-step instructions for cooking pork recipes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/ohio-pork-council-increases-consumer-comfort-cooking-pork" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/ohio-pork-council-increases-consumer-comfort-cooking-pork#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Nutrition Pork is Delicious Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:40:00 +0000 53121 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com