Marketing http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6600/more en Pork Exporters Need Breakthrough in West Coast Port Labor Negotiations http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-exporters-need-breakthrough-west-coast-port-labor-negotiations <div class="field-byline"> By U.S. Meat Export Federation Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Meat Export Federation recently joined a broad coalition of agricultural industry associations in urging the White House to use all means at its disposal to help bring the PMA-ILWU contract negotiations to a conclusion, including assignment of a federal mediator. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-exporters-need-breakthrough-west-coast-port-labor-negotiations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-exporters-need-breakthrough-west-coast-port-labor-negotiations#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:40:00 +0000 52921 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/David McNew Number of Economic Factors Play into ’15 Hog Markets http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/number-economic-factors-play-15-hog-markets <div class="node-body article-body">Whether the demand strength of 2013 and 2014 can be extended through next year is a major question regarding the outlook for pork markets. Improving macro-economic conditions, lower gasoline prices and extremely high beef prices all support continued strong demand. Lower chicken prices and a stronger U.S. dollar will be negative for demand. The balance of those issues will be critical to hog and pork market performance. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/number-economic-factors-play-15-hog-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/number-economic-factors-play-15-hog-markets#comments Business Marketing Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:57:00 +0000 52761 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com South African Market Remains Closed to U.S. Pork http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/south-african-market-remains-closed-us-pork <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite continued U.S. government efforts to open South Africa to U.S. pork exports, the market remains closed. While key U.S. competitors such as Canada and the European Union (EU) have access to this important and growing market, the United States remains on the outside looking in. According to the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), South Africa blocks U.S. pork exports based on non-science-based barriers, including ones related to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), pseudorabies (PRV) and trichinae. The U.S. government and the U.S. pork industry have in recent years provided a wealth of information to the South African government demonstrating that U.S. pork is safe and poses a negligible risk of transmission of PRRS, PRV and trichinae. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/south-african-market-remains-closed-us-pork" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/south-african-market-remains-closed-us-pork#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 08 Dec 2014 20:51:00 +0000 52741 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Will Demand Hold Firm? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/will-demand-hold-firm <div class="field-byline"> By Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, Adel, IA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The entire industry had entered the fall of 2014 with two concerns. First, that porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) would explode again when temperatures fell. Second, that porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRS), which has been remarkably quiet last winter, would rear its ugly head in spades this year as fewer herds would have infection-induced immunities. While virtually no one thought PEDV would be as bad this year as last, it was feared that the combination of PEDV and PRRS might take a heavy toll on pig numbers this winter. They may still do that, but the data so far is encouraging indeed. Encouraging for pork supplies that is.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/will-demand-hold-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/will-demand-hold-firm#comments Business Marketing Mon, 01 Dec 2014 23:11:00 +0000 52611 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com U.S. Breeding Stock Needs USDA-Approved Eartags as of Jan. 1 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/us-breeding-stock-needs-usda-approved-eartags-jan-1 <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As of Jan. 1 individual identification of breeding stock headed to harvest will transition from backtags to the use of official, USDA-approved eartags, according to the National Pork Board. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/us-breeding-stock-needs-usda-approved-eartags-jan-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/us-breeding-stock-needs-usda-approved-eartags-jan-1#comments Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:07:00 +0000 52511 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Photo courtesy of the National Pork Board First Brazilian Processor Begins Pork Exports to U.S. http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/first-brazilian-processor-begins-pork-exports-us <div class="field-byline"> Source: Meatingplace.com </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Meatingplace.com reports that Aurora Alimentos will be the first Brazilian processor to export pork to the United States. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/first-brazilian-processor-begins-pork-exports-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/first-brazilian-processor-begins-pork-exports-us#comments Food Animal Report Marketing Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:04:00 +0000 52131 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com California Egg Law Could Have Far-Reaching Implications http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/california-egg-law-could-have-far-reaching-implications <div class="field-byline"> Source: Des Moines Register </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Des Moines Register brings perspective to a federal judge’s actions last week when a multi-state case against the California egg law was thrown out, possibly resulting in implications for beef, pork and other commodities being blocked from sale in specific states in the future. Six states had asked the court to strike down a California statute barring the sale of eggs there that were produced by hens in cages that did not meet a standard size of at least 116 square inches of space per chicken.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/california-egg-law-could-have-far-reaching-implications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/california-egg-law-could-have-far-reaching-implications#comments Animal Well-Being Marketing Animal Welfare Mon, 06 Oct 2014 21:20:00 +0000 51341 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com ‘Bearish’ Report Results in Minor Changes in Forecasts, Lean Hog Futures http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/bearish-report-results-minor-changes-forecasts-lean-hog-futures <div class="node-body article-body">The USDA Hogs and Pigs Report, that almost everyone thought was bearish, resulted in only minor changes in analysts’ forecasts. It also had little negative impact on Lean Hogs futures as well. After small losses on Sept. 29, the trend has been higher across the board, with strength the greatest for the summer contracts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/bearish-report-results-minor-changes-forecasts-lean-hog-futures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/bearish-report-results-minor-changes-forecasts-lean-hog-futures#comments Business Marketing Mon, 06 Oct 2014 20:32:00 +0000 51331 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Purdue Ag Economist: Rising Volume of Pork http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/purdue-ag-economist-rising-volume-pork <div class="field-byline"> Source: Purdue University Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Department of Agriculture Hogs and Pigs report suggests that pork producers will be able to get more pork to consumers – and more quickly – than had been expected, Purdue University agricultural economist Chris Hurt says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/purdue-ag-economist-rising-volume-pork" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/purdue-ag-economist-rising-volume-pork#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:58:00 +0000 51261 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Chris Hurt</p> August Red Meat Production Down 10 Percent From Last Year http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/august-red-meat-production-down-10-percent-last-year <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.80 billion pounds in August, down 10 percent from August 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/august-red-meat-production-down-10-percent-last-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/august-red-meat-production-down-10-percent-last-year#comments Food Animal Report Marketing Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:27:00 +0000 51161 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com