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NPPC Capital Update for the week ending May 5 2017

PORK INDUSTRY MOURNS LOSS OF THREE IN CZECH REPUBLIC The U.S. pork industry is mourning the tragic loss of three people in a motor vehicle accident this week in Prague, Czech Republic. Killed in the accident were Dr. Bob Morrison, a professor in the Swine Group with the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine;

A New Standard for Antibiotic Free Production

Feed Energy Company announced today the release of AntiBiotic Free Advantage, a wholly vegetable and antibiotic-free high energy vegetable source for feed. Pushing the boundaries for antibiotic-free production, AntiBiotic Free Advantage combines an expertise in lipid science technology with superior engineering and manufacturing. “On behalf of the entire staff of Feed Energy we are proud to

Global Pork Quarterly Q2 2017: Favorable Global Pork Market to Continue into Q3

The Rabobank RaboResearch Food and Agribusiness analysts find the global pork market is relatively stable, with rising supply from the Americas easily absorbed in the main import markets in Asia, resulting in a steady development of the Rabobank Five-Nation Hog Price Index.   Continuing strong Asian imports are supporting pork prices across the globe, with

Perdue ‘Very Good’ For U.S. Agriculture

Calling him “very good for America’s farmers and ranchers,” the National Pork Producers Council congratulated former Georgia Gov. George “Sonny” Perdue on his confirmation today by the U.S. Senate as the new Secretary of Agriculture. “Sonny Perdue is the kind of leader the pork industry, and the entire livestock industry, needs at the U.S. Department

USDA Issues: “Livestock, Dairy And Poultry Outlook” Report.

Source: USDA news release To view the complete report, click here. The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for April 2017 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report.

Smithfield Foods Announces Nathan’s Famous Partnership With Six Flags Theme Parks

Source: Smithfield Foods news release Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX), the world’s largest regional theme park company, announced this week a new multi-year marketing partnership and food service program with Nathan’s Famous, Inc. The new agreement makes Nathan’s Famous the “Official Hot Dog of Six Flags” across the United States. Six Flags will serve Nathan’s

USDA seeks to advance modernized pork slaughter

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) this week said it wants to move forward with a “Modernization of Pork Slaughter” rule. The regulation, which NPPC strongly supports, would increase efficiency and effectiveness of the federal inspection process and allow for the rapid adoption of new food safety technologies in pork

Genesus Global Market Report, USA Market Report, April 12th 2017

USA Market Report Allan Bentley abentley@genesus.com     Outside influences on markets always seem to be that black swan event we never saw coming.   In this case, the developments in the Middle East should not have any relevance on the hog market, as there is not a lot of pork consumed in that region.

Full Year: Boehringer Ingelheim’s Sales Up 7%, Net Earnings Up 18%

Source: Boehringer Ingelheim news release To view the complete report, click here. The research-driven pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim can look back on a successful financial year. Net sales increased in all businesses. At the same time, Boehringer Ingelheim completed the transformation of the company as planned in 2016, and will in future focus on human

Water wastage can be reduced up to 40% by managing nipple drinkers properly

Previous work on water wastage at PSC indicated, grower/finisher pigs wasted 25% of water from the nipple drinker at standard flow rate (700 ml/min) and height (5 cm  higher than the shoulder height of the smallest pig).  However, on commercial farms, water wastage from a nipple drinker is reported as high as 40~60%. The difference between these results may partly be attributed

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