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Strong foreign demand boosts North American hog markets

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — While the volume of hogs at North American slaughter markets have kept packing plants near capacity in recent weeks, strong foreign export demand has kept pork values high. “We expect pork values to move higher, due to the shortness of production in China,” said Brad Marceniuk, a Saskatchewan provincial livestock economist in Saskatoon. […] Read more



U.S. livestock: Hog futures fall after weak export sales report

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chicago | Reuters — CME Group hog futures eased on Thursday, pressured by a bearish pork export sales report, traders said. Cattle contracts were mixed, with live cattle rising on technical buying while feeder cattle eased. The U.S. Agriculture Department on Thursday morning said that weekly export sales of pork came in at a four-week […] Read more



F. Menard’s pork industry assets cleared for sale

Reading Time: 2 minutes Antitrust regulators have cleared the path for La Coop federee to take up a significantly larger, vertically integrated share of its home province’s pork packing, feed milling and hog production sectors. The agribusiness co-operative announced Thursday its Olymel and Sollio Agriculture arms have “received the green light” from the federal Competition Bureau to buy the […] Read more

U.S. livestock: Hogs drop on large supply, trade war jitters

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters –– U.S. livestock futures dropped on Wednesday, with lean hogs stumbling under pressure from large supplies in a turnaround from a rally a session earlier. Fresh uncertainty over U.S.-China trade relations added pressure to the hog market, analysts said. Traders and meat producers are hoping for further U.S. pork sales to China, […] Read more


Brazil gets approval for 13 meatpacking plants for China exports

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sao Paulo | Brazil | Reuters – Chinese authorities approved new Brazilian meat exporting plants on Tuesday, according to the Brazilian agriculture ministry, a highly anticipated move as the two nations continue to strengthen trade ties. The approvals come as China seeks to increase meat imports to compensate for the death of around half of […] Read more

China reshapes global meat markets as swine fever rages

Reading Time: 4 minutes London | Beijing | Reuters – China is scouring the world for meat to replace the millions of pigs killed by African swine fever (ASF), boosting prices, business and profits for European and South American meatpackers as it re-shapes global markets for pork, beef and chicken. The European Union, the world’s second largest pork producer […] Read more



China to resume imports of Canadian beef and pork

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reuters – China will resume imports of Canadian beef and pork, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, some four months after Beijing blocked shipments amid an escalating diplomatic feud between the two countries. “Good news for Canadian farmers today: Canadian pork and beef exports to China will resume,” Trudeau tweeted. The Chinese embassy in […] Read more