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Thursday, November 3, 2022
China Hog: Prices soften as slaughterhouses limit buying (week ended Nov 1, 2022)
As hog availability remained tight while pork demand strengthened, pork prices increased prominently of late. Nonetheless, slaughterhouses, who were suffering losses due to low pork-to-hog ratio, limited hog purchases with prices at levels ...
Monday, October 10, 2022
Highly pathogenic bird flu detected in Arkansas state, US
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said it has detected highly pathogenic bird flu among breeding chickens in Arkansas state, US, expanding the outbreak of the virus in the key southern poultry producing region, Reuters reported.
Monday, October 10, 2022
US hog, pig numbers dropped 1% in September 2022
There were 73.8 million hogs and pigs on farms in the United States as of September 1, down 1% from September 2021 but up 2% from June 1, 2022, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published by the United States Department of Agr ...
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
USPOULTRY accepting board research initiative pre-proposals on highly pathogenic avian influenza
USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation are accepting research pre-proposals from US colleges, universities and research facilities through November 1 on highly pathogenic avian influenza.
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
US had lesser hog farms in 2017 than 1997, biggest farms raised most of country's pigs, USDA report states
In the space of a generation, US hog production has transformed, even if the Midwest, with Iowa foremost, is still the leader, said a new report by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Over 140 million US hogs sold last year, NPPC economic report reveals
The United States' National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) recently released an economic report on the significance of US pork producers to the nation's agricultural and overall economy.
Monday, July 4, 2022
1% drop in US hog, pig numbers in June 2022
There were 72.5 million hogs and pigs on US farms as of June 1, down 1% from June 2021 and down slightly from March 1, 2022, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published by the United States Depart of Agriculture's (USDA) Natio ...
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Sask Pork receives funding to study antibiotic use on hog farms in Saskatchewan, Canada
Canada's Sask Pork will receive $150,000 from the Agriculture Development Fund over three years to evaluate antibiotic use on hog farms in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Monday, April 4, 2022
Number of hogs, pigs in US farms fell 2% from March 2021
There were 72.2 million hogs and pigs on US farms as of March 1, a 2% drop from March 2021 and down 3% from December 1, 2021, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) ...
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Nebraska, US confirms highly pathogenic bird flu in commercial poultry
The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu in commercial poultry farm wher ...
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Highly pathogenic bird flu detected in Iowa, US
A second outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu has been detected in the the top egg-producing state of Iowa, US, at a commercial turkey farm, Reuters reported.
Monday, March 7, 2022
Highly pathogenic bird flu detected in Missouri, US commercial chicken farm
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service said a highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of bird flu has been detected in a commercial flock of 240,000 broiler chickens at Stoddard County, Missouri state, US, ...
Monday, January 17, 2022
Surging pork prices in Thailand possibly caused by supply hogging
Prapat Pothasuthon, Thailand's Deputy Agriculture Minister said surging prices of pork in the country was possibly because of traders hogging suppliers, rather than African Swine Fever (ASF), AFP reported.
Monday, January 17, 2022
US hog, pig numbers dropped in December 2020
There were 74.2 million hogs and pigs on US farms as of December 1 last year, down 4% from December 2020 and down 1% from September 1, 2021.
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
US hog futures decline on concerns about supply glut
Chicago Mercantile Exchange hog futures plunged 4% on December 6, hitting their lowest level in nearly a month, as robust supplies threatened profits even as pork prices edged off their recent lows, traders said.

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