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Hog market at seasonal lows, turnaround expected

MarketsFarm — The Canadian hog market may be at its seasonal lows, but tightening worldwide supplies should underpin values over the next few months. “We’re at a seasonal time of year when prices move lower,” said Brad Marceniuk, livestock economist with Saskatchewan Agriculture, pointing to higher U.S. slaughter numbers and a slowdown in North American […] Read more




Philippines checks for swine fever as pig deaths rise

Manila | Reuters — The Philippines has set up a crisis management team to determine if the deadly African swine fever virus has reached the country after officials detected a rise in pig deaths in some areas. The Bureau of Animal Industry had reported an increased mortality of pigs “raised by farmers in their backyards” […] Read more


Packers win dismissal of U.S. pork price-fixing suits

Reuters — A federal judge on Thursday dismissed antitrust lawsuits accusing several large U.S. pork companies of conspiring to limit the supply of pork to inflate prices and their own profits at the expense of consumers and other purchasers. Chief Judge John Tunheim of the federal court in Minneapolis said the plaintiffs failed to show […] Read more

Elanco buys swine PWD vaccine maker

Veterinary drugmaker Elanco Animal Health is expanding its space in the swine sector with a deal to buy the Quebec startup behind Coliprotec vaccines. Indianapolis-based Elanco announced Thursday it has paid $78.5 million to buy Prevtec Microbia, which is headquartered in Montreal with facilities in St-Hyacinthe. The Coliprotec line is meant to help protect pigs […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Hog futures set nine-month low on big supplies, China trade tensions

Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) hog futures extended their decline on Friday, with the most active contract touching its lowest price in nine months under pressure from large supplies and the worsening U.S.-China trade war. Cattle futures also weakened. China on Friday vowed to fight back against U.S. President Donald Trump’s abrupt […] Read more

U.S. livestock: CME hogs drop to five-month low as U.S.-China trade tensions escalate

Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) hog futures sank on Thursday, with the most-active contract touching its lowest price in more than five months, as U.S. President Donald Trump ratcheted up tensions in a war of tit-for-tat tariffs with China. Feeder cattle futures also slumped, and live cattle traded higher. American hog farmers […] Read more


U.S. livestock: CME hogs sink by daily limit, hit three-week low on U.S.-China trade worries

Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) hog futures tumbled by the daily, exchange-imposed limit on Wednesday, with the most actively traded contract setting a three-week low, as U.S.-China trade talks ended with no apparent signs of progress. Cattle futures also slumped as widespread selling hit U.S. agricultural markets on the last day of […] Read more

U.S. livestock: CME hog futures drop to two-week lows on U.S.-China trade worries

Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) hog futures extended losses on Tuesday, with U.S.-China trade concerns helping to push prices to their lowest levels in about two weeks. China imposed retaliatory tariffs on imports of U.S. pork and other farm products last year as part of the two nations’ ongoing dispute, hurting exports […] Read more