global swine industry

Global Pork/Protein Update

Understanding the Course - Opportunities in a Global MarketUnderstanding the Course - Opportunities in a Global Market Brett Stuart, Global AgriTrends, shares a set of economic stories that impact the meat industry. Mr. Stuart believes the global economy is wobbly: governments pumping more money into the market, highlights the US currency vs others, Brazil issues, and EU pork prices. Take away is that China is lapping up EU supplies, US production is up (but domestic demand is uncertain), and market "gravity" is up on a long-term basis [video].

Global and European Pig Meat Market

Focus on Preparation - Anticipating Changing ConditionsFocus on Preparation - Anticipating Changing Conditions Dr. Miguel Angel Higuera, National Association of Swine Producers (Spain), shares global and European meat sector perspectives. Dr. Higuera points out that China, EU, then the US are the three biggest pork producers and consumers. On the flip side, the EU, USA, and Canada are the three biggest exporters of pork. Dr. Higuera dives into the EU market, consumer perceptions, and the how those perceptions have changed pork production in the EU. Dr. Higuera closes with a thought on how to get to 40 piglets per sow per year [video].

Brett Stuart - Understanding the Course - Opportunities in a Global Market


Understanding the Course - Opportunities in a Global Market - Brett Stuart, Global AgriTrends, from the 2016 World Pork Expo, June 8 - 10, 2016, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Miguel Angel Higuera - Focus on Preparation - Anticipating Changing Conditions


Focus on Preparation - Anticipating Changing Conditions - Dr. Miguel Angel Higuera, National Association of Swine Producers (Spain), from the 2016 World Pork Expo, June 8 - 10, 2016, Des Moines, IA, USA.

SwineCast 0480, Are You Ready For The Next Question?

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SwineCast 0467, Leman - Is It Time To Eliminate PRRS?

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  • Selected comments from the Leman Keynote speech looking at the global swine industry with Dr Tim Loula of Swine Vet Services. Dr Loula suggests the time is ripe to attack our most serious herd health issues. Can PRRS be eliminated throughout North America?

More Variables, Less Predictability

     Quite a bit is happening in the world today that challenges our ability to rationally plan for the future.  In a word or two, there are more variables to monitor and less predictability of key metrics needed to plan for and carry out investment in the pork industry world wide.

Global Profitability in the Pork Business Has Become Challenging

     A lot of the rest of the world of pig production is sporting this feeling which borders on gloom and doom.  The pork industries globally are feeling some rather severe strains at this time profit-wise especially in Europe, Canada, Mexico and Brazil but other places too. 

     Our rather significant currency valuation advantage is helping to contribute to significant competitive advantages over other nations (especially those that target the same export markets).  If the FED decides to cut again later this month, which is being built into the stock market as an expectation as we speak (or write!), you can expect to see the dollar slide again against the pound and the Euro.

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