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ASF Could Slow Pork Consumption in China

Dan Pork

Since African swine fever (ASF) was first discovered in China in August 2018, officials have confirmed about 100 outbreaks of the disease. And while ASF does not pose a threat to human health, some wonder if transportation restrictions on hogs and pork products and heavy news coverage of the disease could cause a slowdown in China’s pork consumption? U.S. Meat Export …

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Beef Exports Remain High

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

While the November beef export report came out a month later than usual because of the government shutdown, it still showed good things for beef. U.S. beef exports continued on a record pace in November. However, pork exports trended lower year-over-year. Statistics from USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation show that beef exports totaled more than 112,000 …

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Extra Beef, Pork Supplies Pressuring Chicken

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

Trade issues have led to an increasing supply of beef and pork, which in turn is pressuring poultry sales. The extra beef and pork means retailers are featuring those products more than poultry, luring consumers away from chicken purchases. Pilgrim’s Pride CEO Bill Lovette says the chicken processor posted a sharp drop in third-quarter earnings. The drop was attributed to …

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China Has Culled 200,000 Pigs Due to Swine Fever Outbreak

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

China, the world’s largest pork producer, has culled 200,000 pigs from its herds due to the outbreak of African Swine Fever. A Reuters report says Chinese health officials made the announcement last week. That number represents a small part of the 700 million pigs that China slaughters every year for food consumption. However, due to restrictions on transporting animals that …

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USMCA Predicted to Boost Protein Exports

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

Industry experts say the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) could lead to modest export gains for U.S. poultry, pork, and beef. A new report from CoBank says the agreement is expected to keep tariffs on food and agriculture between the three countries at zero. The report says the U.S. chicken sector exports are predicted to rise 47,000 metric tons in …

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K-State Focusing on How to Prevent African Swine Fever in the U.S.

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

Kansas State University is researching how the U.S. can combat African swine fever. The virus threatens to devastate the swine industry and is positioned to spread throughout Asia. The virus has already spread throughout parts of Eastern Europe and was reported in China in August. Kansas State University researchers and the Biosecurity Research Institute have several projects focused on African …

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Updated KORUS Protects Current Market Share

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork, Trade

The new KORUS agreement offers a sigh of relief for U.S. beef and pork. The U.S. Meat Export Federation says the market access terms secured in the original KORUS not only helped increase U.S. red meat’s market share in South Korea, but also bolstered consumption by making U.S. beef and pork products more affordable and accessible to Korean consumers. Those …

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Pork Industry Commits To Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

The National Pork Producers Council is joining with more than 100 public- and private-sector U.S. organizations in a global initiative to create international standards and codes of practices to prevent unsafe residues of veterinary drugs in food, to develop integrated surveillance that can help mitigate risks associated with antibiotic use and to minimize the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance …