International trade

SwineCast 1161, 2021 World Pork Expo: Global Trade And Diversification Strategies

SwineCast 1161 Show Notes:
  • From the 2021 World Pork Expo Pork Academy, a panel of experts share insights on global trade, review China's impact, and talk about U.S. diversification strategies.
  • International markets were worth a record $7.7 billion to the U.S. Pork industry in 2020 as China and other foreign markets pushed demand for pork to new heights. Learn about the global protein landscape, including China’s role, how the U.S. Meat Export Federation promotes pork in Asian countries and National Pork Board’s strategy to diversify exports. A pork producer will also share their perspective on the importance of exports to their own business.
  • The panel includes Dr. Clay Eastwood (Director of International Marketing for National Pork Board), Joel Haggard (Senior Vice President for the Asia Pacific Region at the U.S. Meat Export Federation), and Rupert Claxton (Meat Director for Gira International).

SwineCast 1157, 2021 World Pork Expo: Dr. Jayson Lusk Highlights Trends And Opportunities

SwineCast 1157 Show Notes:
  • From the 2021 World Pork Expo Strategic Investment Program (SIP), Dr. Jayson Lusk (Purdue University) shares some macro trends and highlights some potential opportunities.

SwineCast 1156, 2021 World Pork Expo: NPPC Public Policy Priorities

SwineCast 1156 Show Notes:
  • From the 2021 World Pork Expo, the NPPC officers and senior staff address the industry’s public policy priorities. The panel includes Jen Sorenson (NPPC President), Terry Wolters (NPPC President-Elect), Scott Hays (NPPC Vice President), Neil Dierks (NPPC CEO), Nick Giordano (NPPC VP and Counsel, Global Government Affairs), and Dr. Liz Wagstrom (NPPC Chief Veterinarian).
  • Some of the group addressed African Swine Fever issues, the pork line speed rule, and California's Farm Animal Confinement Initiative (also known as Prop 12).

SwineCast 1152, At The Meeting - How Are The Asian Pork Markets?

SwineCast 1152 Show Notes:
  • 'At The Meeting' Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison looks at markets that have been signaling a future shortage of pork in Asian markets as a second wave of African Swine Fever (ASF) sweeps through China, Vietnam, and elsewhere.
  • The ATM hosts (Dr. Montserrat Torremorell - College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Dr. Gordon Spronk - Pipestone Veterinary Services, and Dr. Tom Wetzell - Swine Veterinary Consultant), along with guest Simon Quility, Global AgriTrends global meat trader and analyst, discuss what is happening and why.
  • 'At the Meeting', Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison is a podcast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. In each episode, veterinarians and other swine experts join the podcast to discuss the most recent topics in swine health and production.

Economic Context

Pork Industry Economic UpdatePork Industry Economic Update Dustin Baker, National Pork Producers Council, provides a detailed pork industry economic update with historic context [video].

SwineCast 1049, Economic Opportunity: Keeping African Swine Fever Out of USA

SwineCast 1049 Show Notes:
  • From the 2019 Minnesota Pork Congress, Dr. Scott Dee, Research Director at Pipestone, and Dr. Gordon Spronk, Chairman of the Board, Pipestone Holdings, review the global concern on the African Swine Fever virus and comment that keeping ASF out of the United States is an economic opportunity for US pork producers.

Trade in Pigs and Pork

Trade in Pigs and Pork: Challenges for an Exporting NationChallenges for an Exporting Nation Becca Martin, Cargill, shares how agricultural trade transforms products like pork, coffee, and peanut butter into opportunity to raise a high quality product for growing international markets. And it brings the opportunity for those products to be purchased in regions of the world where those products can't efficiently be produced [video].

SwineCast 1043, ATM - International Trade Conversations With The NPPC

SwineCast 1043 Show Notes:
  • In this episode of At the Meeting honoring Dr. Bob Morrison, the conversation focuses on international trade and commerce with guest Nick Giordano, Vice President and Counsel for Global Governmental Affairs for the National Pork Producers Council.
  • Show hosts Dr. Gordon Spronk, Dr. Montse Torremorell, and Dr. Tom Wetzell chat with Nick about the current state of international trade and commerce, and what the future might look like on upcoming trade negotiations in 2019.

SwineCast 1042, US & China Trade Future Insights with Brett Stuart of Global AgriTrends

SwineCast 1042 Show Notes:
  • From the 2018 Midwest Pork Conference comes timely insight on the US & China trade future with Brett Stuart of Global AgriTrends. Brett highlights the current state of the ag economy with insights on trade politics and market positions.
  • Brett suggests to watch for if (and when) a pork gap emerges. He also states 2019 pork exports would need to increase 20% to keep per capita supplies steady with 2018, which are record high.

Randy Spronk - Trade in Pigs and Pork: Challenges for an Exporting Nation


Trade in Pigs and Pork: Challenges for an Exporting Nation - Randy Spronk, from the 2018 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-18, 2018, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

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