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New Rabobank Pork report on the effect a Chinese-U.S. trade dispute could have on the F&A sector

Pork On pork imports: In 2016, China imported 215,000 tonnes of pork, out of total pork-related imports of 1.62m tonnes. China could suspend US pork shipments due to technical issues or by levying anti-dumping duties. This would lead to increased inflows throughout the grey channel, which already plays a key role in beef and offal

Swine Medicine Talks: 101 Common and Not-So-Common Swine Lesions

AASV and the Swine Medicine Education Center (SMEC) are excited to extend the invitation to view the Swine Medicine Talks: An AASV and SMECast Series for Veterinary Students Lecture 3 to all AASV members! The Swine Medicine Talks is a 3-part swine medicine seminar series, hosted by the AASV student chapter and Swine Medicine Education

JBS USA Agrees to Purchase Plumrose USA From Danish Crown

Continued realization of Company strategy to diversify product portfolio and expand branded offerings Acquisition expected to provide annual synergies of $25 Million JBS USA today announced a definitive share purchase agreement with Danish Crown A/S (“Danish Crown”) to acquire the company’s U.S.-based bacon, ham and deli meat business, Plumrose USA, for $230 million (USD). It

Requirements for digestible Ca by pigs

Dr. Hans H. Stein discusses his laboratory’s experiments to determine the requirements for standardized total tract digestible calcium in pigs at different stages of life. He also offers recommendations as well as avenues for further research. Transcript: TranscriptsReqsForDigestibleCa.txt © 2008-2017 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

BIOMIN Launches Digestarom® DC: The Feed Converte

BIOMIN has launched its innovative, next generation phytogenic feed additive, Digestarom® DC, as it fulfills its ambition to become the PFA market leader by 2020. “Digestarom® DC represents a dramatically new approach to phytogenics,” stated Michael Noonan, Global Product Manager Phytogenics at BIOMIN. “We’ve concentrated our efforts on how to improve feed conversion, because we

Genesus Global Market Report, USA Hog Markets

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USA Market Report Allan Bentley abentley@genesus.com     I don’t think I can recall this ever happening, but February hogs went off the board at $75 and change. Then, April became the lead month at a $5.00 discount.   June hogs are around $79 so it is a little tough to get excited about summer

Full Year: Bayer’s Sales Up 2%, Profit Up 13%

  Bayer had a very successful year in 2016, both strategically and operationally. “We again posted a record operating performance – and are making good progress with the agreed acquisition of Monsanto as well,” Management Board Chairman Werner Baumann said on Wednesday at the Financial News Conference in Leverkusen. Pharmaceuticals once again posted encouraging sales

2016 U.S. Pork Exports Show Impressive Progress

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  At year-end 2016, U.S. pork exports showed impressive progress following a challenging 2015. In 2016, 5.1 billion pounds of pork and pork variety meats valued at $5.94 billion dollars were exported, up 8 percent and 7 percent respectively from 2015, according to the USDA. “We saw a strong 2016 for U.S. pork exports, but

Tyson Fresh Meats introduces new pork line

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Tyson Fresh Meats, a subsidiary of Tyson Foods is launching a new lineup of quality pork products called Chairman’s Reserve Prime Pork. The new product has a desirable amount of marbling, appetizing color and a pH level that is in demand from high-end retailers.   “Our retail and foodservice customers have long associated the Chairman’s Reserve brand with exceptional

IPPA Scholarships Available for 2017-18

Over $15,000 in scholarships are available through the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) this year.   Each year, IPPA offers scholarships to students pursuing a higher education degree (at a two or four-year institution) who have a background in the pork industry. Recipients are selected based on activity involvement, GPA, and an essay detailing how

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