The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) hasn’t released its November numbers past October due to the government shutdown. If they’re anything like October’s numbers, then they could be record-shattering.
USDA is set to unleash a slew of reports on Friday. From Crop Production to Winter Wheat Seedings, the reports will ripple through the markets. What impact could prices see after the reports are released?
Wild boars are often seen as a symbol of good fortune in China, especially with the Chinese Lunar Year of the Pig Tuesday. Increased sightings of wild boars in Hong Kong, however, signal anything but “luck” to me.
It’s clear the Polar Vortex had an impact on pork production after a very hot start to the year, says Dustin Baker, director of economics and domestic production issues at the National Pork Producers Council.
Everyone who works with pigs is likely aware of the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) across Europe and Asia. So the question becomes – what can we do to prepare our farms for potential foreign animal disease?