Pork Commentary: Our Week Was Interesting

US - This past week we had an interesting week travelling in Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

Exchange Rates Increasingly Dominate the Pork Market

GLOBAL - After the rather disappointing development in the third quarter of 2015, the global pork market will continue its slow recovery in the fourth quarter.

TPP Expected to Maintain Canadian Pork Access to Japan

CANADA - The vice-president of Hylife says Canada's participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership will help maintain his company's competitiveness in Japan, while creating new export opportunities in other nations, reports Bruce Cochrane.

Policy Changes Needed to Maintain Viet Nam's Farming Transformation

VIET NAM - Viet Nam has made remarkable agricultural progress, but further policy action is required to address new and emerging challenges, according to a new OECD report.

Hog Outlook: USDA Lowers Meat Production Estimates

US - USDA's September supply and demand estimates had few big surprises. The monthly WASDE lowered their forecast of 2015 corn production by 101 million bushels (0.7 per cent) and raised expected soybean production by 19 million bushels (0.5 per cent), write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, University of Missouri.

UK Food Export Value Falls

UK - The value of UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports has dropped, reaching a total of £6bn in the first six months of the year – a fall of 5.3 per cent on the same period in 2014.

EU Pig Prices: Optimistic Mood through Increasing Quotations in Central Europe

EU - This week, the European pig slaughter market still appears to be in conflict. In central Europe, the price barometer tends to go upwards in many countries. Negative trends are reported on from southern Europe.

EU Pig Prices: Europe Disturbed by German Discount Prices

EU - This current week, quite a number of European quotations are tending to weaken.

UK Pig Industry Views Sought on PEDv

UK - Moves to make PEDv a notifiable disease have taken a step forward as Defra, together with industry organisations, is now seeking views on the proposal.

Viet Nam Hog Markets

VIET NAM - According to the General Statistics Office, Vietnam currently has about 27.2 million pigs on the farms (up 2.9 per cent from last year at this time), writes Ron Lane, Business Director for Asia Pacific and Meggie Vo, Genesus Marketing Representative in Vietnam.