2016 U.S. Pork Exports Show Impressive Progress

  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

Indiana Pork Honors Meritorious Service Award Winner

During Indiana Pork’s Annual Meeting on February 13, 2017, the organizations Meritorious Service Award was presented to Dr. Don Orr, President Emeritus of JBS United. Orr served as JBS United’s corporate President from 1997 to 2015, retiring in May, 2015 as President Emeritus. Formerly, VP of Nutrition & Development (1984-1997) and Head of R&D (1984-2002),

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, February 12th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Cattle and hog markets ended the week mixed. Week over week live cattle were flat in most months, feeders were lower in the most active months, and the hog market saw fairly strong gains. •USDA released its WASDE report on Thursday. Scott and Meghan discuss what

Small Changes in Animal Handling Make Big Differences in Productivity

Farmscape for February 7, 2017 Full Interview 8:12 Listen A Professor with the University of Melbourne says small changes in the way pigs are moved can dramatically impact productivity. The Human-Animal Relationship: Pig Welfare, Productivity and Training Strategies was discussed last week as part of the 2017 Manitoba Swine Seminar. Professor Grahame Coleman, a Professor

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, February 5th 2017

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Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Livestock market analyst Scott Brown says trade early in the week carried over from last Friday’s Cattle on Feed Report. •Tuesday’s Cattle Inventory report showed a slight expansion in the beef herd. •Analysts at the NCBA’s Cattle Industry Convention said expansion is likely to continue in

Full Year: Eli Lilly’s Revenues Up 6%, Net Income Up 14%

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Source: Eli Lilly news release To view the complete report, click here. For the full year 2016, worldwide revenue increased 6 percent compared with 2015 to $21.222 billion. Higher revenue was due to increased volume, as realized prices and the impact of foreign exchange rates were relatively flat. The worldwide volume increase was primarily driven

Replacement of Acid Components in Pig Diets

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For nutritionists, there is sometimes when they are very stressed because the space in the feed is somehow limited: it always has to add up to 100%. They would like to have 110% because they want to add more vitamins, more premix, etc. There’s always a question: is there a way to make room in

Diana Prichard Pork Producer Blog, In The Absence of TPP Pork Producers Must Demand New Markets, January 31st 2017

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Monday, just four days into his service as President of the United States, Donald Trump announced that he would be seeking immediate renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Mexico and Canada, as well as immediately withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The latter, perhaps more than any other issue, has been

NPPC Hails Trump U.K. Trade Announcement

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The Trump administration over the weekend announced it would pursue closer trade relations with the United Kingdom, news welcomed by the National Pork Producers Council, which urged the administration to begin talks as soon as possible.   Meeting last week at the White House, President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed to hold

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Hog Market Continues Rebound, January 23rd 2017

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Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics In November, U.S. market hogs touched $0.45 lean/lb. By the end of last week, 53-54% lean hogs were $0.66/lb. A month ago and a year ago, they were $0.57. Pork demand is strong. The extra money producers are getting is stopping financial losses.   Minnesota Pork Congress