• Challenges in Ukraine's pig market: declining prices and regional discrepancies

    In the third decade of July, the decline in prices for slaughterhouse pigs continued, according to the results of the weekly monitoring of purchase prices by the analytical department of the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders.

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  • Partners for success: Breeders of Denmark at the Congress ‘Profitable Pig Production 2024’

    On 18 September, Uman will host the International Congress ‘Profitable Pig Production 2024’ - the main event for pig producers and professionals in Ukraine. The event will bring together experts from all over the world to share best practices, innovative solutions and discuss current industry issues.

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  • China plans measures to curb dairy, beef production as meat prices decline

    China plans to implement measures to help dairy and beef producers limit production to prevent prices from falling further, Reuters reported, citing an agriculture official on Wednesday, adding to existing rules on pork producers as meat consumption declines.

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  • EU pork exports continue to decline — ISN

    In the first five months of this year, the EU member states exported less pork to third countries compared to the same period last year, according to a recent market report from German pig group ISN. Exports recorded a decline of around 2%. In contrast to most other EU countries, Germany was able to significantly expand its exports, reports the Agricultural Market Information Society (AMI) based on data from the EU Commission.

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  • EU Commission authorises genetically modified maize for use as food and animal feed

    On 2 July, the European Commission authorised two genetically modified maize crops and renewed the authorisation for another genetically modified maize crop for food and animal feed, according to a news release from the Commission.

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  • Germany reports two further cases of African swine fever — ISN

    In Hesse, there have been two further outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in domestic pigs, according to a news release from German pig group ISN. This was announced by the Hessian Ministry of Agriculture this afternoon. Affected are two farms with 17 and 170 pigs, which are located in the southern district of Groß-Gerau and thus in the previously existing restriction zone in Hesse.

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  • ASF Germany: Virus in Hesse likely from eastern Europe

    The recent outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the states of Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate are not likely caused by a virus that migrated from east Germany, but from elsewhere in Europe. That was the result of a recent genome analysis.

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  • Canadian pork market shifts: no more bacon at KFC

    Major global fast food restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is no longer serving pork at its restaurants in Canada. It is also switching all its chicken to halal, which is a category of meat that is slaughtered according to Muslim religious practices.

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  • ASF Germany: Commercial farm with 1,100 finishers infected

    A 2nd pig farm has been infected with African Swine Fever (ASF) in the western German state Hesse, near Frankfurt am Main. This time the virus was found in a commercial finisher farm, having 1,100 pigs on-site.

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  • Educational videos from the AUPB and USDA: a new step towards improving biosecurity in Ukrainian pig production

    With the pig industry facing numerous challenges, biosecurity is of particular importance. In Ukraine, personnel and transport have traditionally been critical points of disease spread. New educational videos from the AUPB and USDA will help pork producers implement best practices on their farms, which will help maintain animal health and ensure the sustainable development of the industry.

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  • Heatwave drives down pork prices in Ukraine

    The heat is driving down pork prices: in mid-July, purchase prices for live pork decreased, according to analysts of the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders, based on the results of weekly monitoring of purchase prices.

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  • China singles out Danish, Dutch, Spanish firms in anti-dumping probe into EU pork

    China on Thursday named Danish Crown, as well as Dutch and Spanish pork firms as targets in an anti-dumping probe into European Union pork imports, as Beijing steps up pressure against the bloc's curbs on its electric vehicle exports, reported Reuters

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  • Brazil: High pork exports from Santa Catarina in first half of the year

    Santa Catarina accounted for 56% of Brazil's pork export volume and 58% of the revenue in the first six months of this year.

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  • UK sees first decrease in meat production in decade

    The largest decline was in domestic pig production as the total number of pigs decreased by 10% to 4.7m animals.

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  • Great improvement seen in US pork sector in 2024 - CoBank

    With feed costs down more than 25% in the second quarter, Iowa State estimates wean-to-finish operations averaged profits of more than $20 per head for the period, a huge swing from losses of $40 per head a year earlier, according to the most recent CoBank Quarterly. Not only have falling feed costs played a pivotal role in improving producer profitability, but value at the meat case also appears to be helping pork disappearance. COVID-pandemic related savings are depleted and consumers are relying more heavily on credit, which is supportive of disappearance of budget-friendly meat options.

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  • China's Q2 pork output falls from a year ago

    China's pork output in the second quarter shrank from a year earlier, government data showed on Monday, falling on an annual basis for a second consecutive quarter as weak demand amid a slowing economy limited slaughter rates, reported Reuters. 

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  • African swine fever outbreaks spreading in Vietnam

    Vietnam has culled 42,400 infected pigs so far this year.

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  • June: about the pork market in theses

    Changes in market conditions and key indicators of the situation on the Ukrainian pork market were tracked by analysts of the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders.

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  • ASF in new areas of Germany, returns to Bhutan, Thailand

    There have been new outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in several countries in Asia and Europe.

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  • Slaughter pig prices remain stable in second week of July

    During the second week of July, prices for slaughter pigs remained at the previous level. The stabilisation of purchase prices is reported by analysts of the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders based on the results of weekly monitoring of purchase prices.

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