Livestock

Grilling Season Means More Demand for Pork & Beef

Memorial day kicks off the unofficial start to grilling season. Of course, it is the official start to summer, which means for producers and packers, more demand.  Market shifts, consumer demand, and an open...

NPPC Attends White House Event on Trade Aid: Seeks Solution for Historic China Sales...

The Trump administration today announced a trade reliefpackage in response to the U.S. trade dispute with China. Three National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) members—President and North Carolina producer David Herring, Minnesota producer Randy Spronk and...

R-CALF Sues Checkoffs in 15 States

Attorneys who represent the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund and the United Stockgrowers of America filed court documents this week challenging the constitutionality of the Beef Checkoff Programs in 15 states. The trade industry website...

U.S./Canada Reach Agreement on African Swine Fever

Canada announced it has reached a zoning arrangement with the U.S. that would allow the countries to continue trading hogs and pork products across the border with the U.S. even if African Swine Fever...

Asian ASF Outbreak Continues to Get Worse

China’s gateway city of Hong Kong is now officially positive for the African Swine Fever Virus. A news release from the National Pork Board says that means the country is nearly 100 percent covered...

ASF Outlook Remains Poor in Asia

With China’s international gateway city of Hong Kong now officially positive for African swine fever (ASF), the country is nearly 100 percent ASF-positive. Aside from this near totality in geographic spread of ASF, the...

African Swine Fever Vaccine is Eight Years Away

USDA Under Secretary Greg Ibach says scientists have pegged an effective vaccine for the African Swine Fever Virus is at least eight years away. The Fence Post says he made the announcement during a...

Update on USDA’s Efforts to Keep ASF out of the US

The African swine fever (ASF) has taken over China’s hog herd. Over 20% of the world's largest hog herd has been infected with the disease. This could mean only good things for the US...

Economic Growth Means Higher Demand Ahead for Animal Proteins

USDA economist Mildred Haley expects pork production to increase 3.5 percent to 28.3 billion pounds in 2020. The increase comes in response to higher international pork prices caused by pork deficits in China, which...

Mexico/Canada Removing Retaliatory Duties on Red Meat

The Mexican government published an official notice that Mexico has removed its retaliatory duties on U.S. pork. Canada’s Department of Finance announced that Canada will immediately eliminate the 10 percent tariff that Canada imposed...

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