Monday, April 5, 2021
US sees 2% drop in hog, pig numbers from March 2020
There were 74.8 million hogs and pigs on US farms as of March 1 - a 2% drop from March 2020, and 3% down from December 1, 2020, according the United States Department of Agriculture.
Monday, March 22, 2021
USDA: Exports of Canadian live hogs to see 4% growth this year
Canada is still contending with backlogged pigs from slaughterhouse shutdowns due to COVID-19, according to the United Stated Department of Agriculture.
Monday, January 25, 2021
Philippines to provide US$8.3 million for repopulation of hogs
The Philippines' Department of Agriculture (DA) will be providing ₱400 million (US$8.3 million) for the repopulation of local hogs and mitigate the impact of the African swine fever (ASF).
Monday, January 18, 2021
Philippines to provide US$310,000 aid to North Cotabato hog farmers affected by ASF
Hog farmers in North Cotabato, the Philippines, who are affected by African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks, will receive support from the country's Department of Agriculture (DA) which will provide about ₱14.9 million (US$310,000) in cas ...
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
NPPC: US hog sector in danger of losing more farmers due to lack of COVID-19 relief
The absence of concrete COVID-19 relief for hog farmers in the United States will lead to losses of more farmers and the consolidation of the farm sector, said Howard A.V. Roth, president of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).
Friday, October 2, 2020
British Columbia, Canada conservationists unhappy over conclusion on pathogen risk on wild salmon
A recent conclusion on the potential environmental impact of salmon farms at the Discovery Islands, Canada, on wild salmons has roused the unhappiness of their opponents.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
USDA: US hog inventory up 1%
The US Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has reported that there were 79.1 million hogs and pigs on US farms as of September 1, 2020, up 1% from September 2019, but down 1% from June 1, 2020, accord ...
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Oversupply of US hogs hounds industry
The oversupply of hogs in the US pork production system is seen to worsen in the long run, as many meat-processing facilities remain or may shut down due to the lingeringCOVID-19 pandemic.
Saturday, August 15, 2020
US hog farmers seek amendments to livestock risk protection programme
Hog farmers across the US have urged the Department of Agriculture's Federal Crop Insurance Corp. (FCIC) to institute changes in the Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) insurance programme that would mitigate the impact of unexpected declines i ...
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
US' Maxwell Foods to close hog operations in 2021
Maxwell Foods, a food company based in Goldsboro, North Carolina, the United States, announced it will permanently shut down its hog operations next year.
Monday, July 27, 2020
US pork council urges Congress to save livelihood of hog farmers
US hog farmers continue to face an unprecedented emergency as a result of COVID-related challenges, with an estimated two million hogs still backed-up on farms according to an analysis by Dr. Steve Meyer, an economist with Kerns & Assoc ...
Sunday, July 26, 2020
China Xiangtai Food grows hog business in Guangxi
China Xiangtai Food Co., Ltd. has entered into a lease agreement to expand its hog breeding business in Guangxi province through its primary operating subsidiary, Chongqing Penglin Food Co. Ltd., Financial News Media reported.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
US creates new bill to aid COVID-affected hog farmers
US senators have created a new bill to aid hog and poultry producers who are forced to kill or donate animals that cannot be processed into the food supply due to COVID-related plant capacity reductions, Farm Journal reported.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Backlog on US hog farms might reach two million heads
According to three economists, as much as two million hogs are backed up on US farms because of coronavirus slowdowns and shutdowns at meatpacking plants, Successful Farming reported.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
US hog sector grows by 5%
As of June 1, 2020, US farms gathered 79.6 million hogs and pigs, 5% higher from June last year, Hoosier Ag Today reported.

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