Email Us! Facebook Facebook You Tube Join Now
(309) 663-6497

Tag Archives: pork

PORK CONSOLIDATION

Brazil’s JBS S.A, the world’s largest meatpacker, said Wednesday that its U.S-based subsidiary Swift Pork Co. has entered in an agreement to buy Cargill Inc.’s pork businesses in the U.S. for $1.45 billion. That includes the firm’s Beardstown processing plant.

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , | Comments closed

COOL UPDATE

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) is calling for voluntary Country-of-Origin Labels on meat. With Canada and Mexico threatening retaliatory action against the U.S. for requiring country-of-origin labels on meat sold in the U.S.,  a key Senate Democrat, is pushing for a voluntary label that still allows domestic beef and pork to be identified as a… read more

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , , , , , , | Comments closed

FARMWEEK PREVIEW

Check out Monday’s FarmWeek for stories on how the new WOTUS rule may affect your farm, a pork price outlook with Steve Meyer, and an update on this week’s IAITC Golf Outing.

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , , | Comments closed

PORK PROMOTION

The Pork Checkoff is teaming up with four celebrity chefs for “DJ Grill Crashers,” a summer grilling promotion highlighting flavor and targeting key demographics. The campaign aims to inspire black consumers by encouraging them to cook and enjoy pork in “creative, healthier ways,” according to the news release. To check out recipes and videos, click here.

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , | Comments closed

USB REPORT

Cattle production in Illinois is down at least 25% and pork production has generally shifted to the Midwest from the periphery of the country, particularly from coastal states because of lower feed costs, according to a new United Soybean Board report on livestock feeding trends since 2000.  

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , , , , | Comments closed

TYSON UPDATE

Tyson Foods announced today it is striving to eliminate the use of human antibiotics from its U.S. broiler chicken flocks by the end of September 2017. Tyson Foods is also forming working groups with independent farmers and others in the company’s beef, pork and turkey supply chains to discuss ways to reduce the use of… read more

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , , , , , , | Comments closed

MEAT PRICES

The rapid rise in beef prices and significant decline in pork prices since the beginning of 2015 has widened the spread between the two competing meats to $190/cwt. USDA’s ERS analysts say at current prices, consumers are likely to favor more pork in their diet and less beef.

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , , , | Comments closed

LOWER PORK PRICES

Consumers can expect to pay less for bacon this year with pork prices forecast to be down 23 cents per pound, Purdue University agricultural economist Chris Hurt says. As a result, however, pork producers are expected to see less profit per head.

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , , | Comments closed

PORK OUTLOOK

Producers will see sharply lower hog prices this year – down 26% from 2014 – due to larger livestock production, says the USDA’s Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook. FarmWeekNow’s Dan Grant is attending this week’s USDA Outlook Meeting and will provide more coverage on FarmWeekNow.com.

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , , , | Comments closed

PORK AND PORTS

A strong dollar has made U.S. pork more costly than meat from competing countries, which has led to a slowdown in exports, especially to China. And cargo slow-downs due to a labor dispute at West Coast ports has left stocks of pork products piling up.

Posted in Agriculture News | Also tagged , , , , , | Comments closed