Saturday, September 22, 2018

Livestock

Livestock Losses Mounting after Florence

Recovery is underway in North Carolina after Hurricane Florence. The number of livestock lost to flooding is climbing in the aftermath. The North Carolina Ag Department says 5,500 hogs and 3.4 million poultry were...

Canada Farmers Say Dairy Not a Bargaining Chip in Negotiations

Talks between Canada and the U.S. regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement are intensifying in Washington, D.C. Bloomberg says Canadian dairy farmers recently told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau not to use access to...

Global Pork Production Shifting Because of Virus

A Rabobank report says the African Swine Fever virus has shifted the outlook for the global pork industry. The virus was first found in China and has now been confirmed in Belgium. Rabobank says...

Hurricane Florence Flooding Impacting Poultry Operations

Sanderson Farms says flooding from hurricane Florence has resulted in the loss of about 1.7 million broiler chickens. In a statement, the company says about 30 farms housing more than 200,000 chickens each are...

ASF Found in Belgium and Spreading in China

Belgian authorities confirmed that the African Swine Fever Virus has been found in their country. That’s adding to increasing worries about the virus moving into western Europe. The trade association website Meatingplace.com says the...

Perdue Says NAFTA Must Include Dairy Fix

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says Canada must make changes to dairy trade with the United States as part of the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations. Speaking on C-SPAN, Perdue said U.S. farmers don’t...

Swine Fever Spreads; FAO Calls Emergency Meeting

China reported another four cases of African Swine Fever. The trade website Meatingplace.com says that brings the total number of cases to 13 since the virus was first found in the country last month....

Bison Association Launches Petition to Stop Buffalo Labeling

The National Bison Association wants the Department of Agriculture to immediately develop new labeling policies to stop water buffalo products sold in the U.S. from being labeled only as "buffalo." The association launched an...

China Suspends Hog Transportation Due to Swine Fever

China has suspended transportation of live hogs from provinces infected with African Swine Fever. Reuters says the Chinese Ag Minister will also shut down all live hog markets in the infected provinces. Pork is...

Beef and Pork Export Values Expected to Soften in 2019

The tit-for-tat trade war with China means a lower forecast for the value of U.S. beef and pork exports next year. The Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service said in its latest quarterly Situation...

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