• Ukrainian pork import in November was the lowest from June, 2018

    Import of fresh, chilled and frozen pork to Ukraine reduced in November by 20%, comparing to October. During the last autumn’s month Ukraine bought 2.95 thsd tons of pig meat abroad. This information was shared by Analytical department of Association of Pig Producers of Ukraine.

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  • China detects ASF for the first time in wild boar

    The affected wild boar was found in Jilin province.

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  • Taiwan bans online sale of China meat and pork imports from Japan 

    According to Focus Taiwan, the Taiwan government has asked all e-commerce enterprises in the country to remove Chinese meat products from their websites, as part of an effort to prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF) from China to Taiwan, Deputy Minister of the Council of Agriculture Chen Chi-chung said Thursday.

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  • China confirms ASF in the province with the highest pig production

    The Ministry of Agriculture has just confirmed the presence of African swine fever in Sichuan Province, the region with the highest swine production and the country's largest pork consumption rate.

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  • Russia produces more pigs

    During the first eight months of 2018, the production of pigs for slaughter in terms of live weight in agricultural organisations reached 2.65 million tonnes: 10.5% or 252,100 tonnes more than in the same period in 2017.

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  • Government of Canada secures market access for pork to Argentina

    The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade, announced today that the Gove...
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  • Mexico and Denmark: cooperation in the agrifood sector

    The matters related to the technical cooperation and the exchange of experiences in the electronic certification of livestock products were addressed. The governments of Mexi...
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  • China’s pork imports are forecast to decline

    China’s pork imports are forecast to decline for the second consecutive year in 2018 as domestic production gains reduce demand of imported pork. According to USDA, the...
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  • Mexico records the highest livestock production in history

    Livestock production in Mexico attained an historic growth by reaching a record production of 6.5 million tonnes (carcass weight) in 2016, that meant an increase by&...
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  • No us pork deal yet, says Thailand PM

    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha insisted Tuesday that Thailand has not yet struck any deal to allow the import of pork from the United States. According to Bangkok Post, he said...
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  • Global pork production is forecast up

    Global production is forecast up nearly 2 percent in 2018 to 113.1 million tons, primarily on expansion in China and to a lesser extent the United States....
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  • Central America consumes more pork

    In the last five years, pork consumption per capita in the countries in this region raised from 4.6 kg in 2012 to 5.3 kg in 2016, and the growth was encouraged...
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  • New measures to prevent the introduction into the UE of the African swine fever virus

    Following recent notifications of ASF outbreaks in Moldova, the existing measures of cleansing and disinfection should be extended to the vehicles entering the Union from Mold...
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  • Japan: rising imports of EU pork products

    Since 2013, exports to Japan have consistently increased, becoming in 2015 the second most important destination for EU pork products, although far below China. In the first 7&nbs...
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  • Mexico, the USA and Canada agree on protecting animal health in North America

    The representatives of the veterinary services of Mexico, Canada and the USA ratified their commitment for keeping the health status in the region with the aim of providing confide...
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  • Mexico: а new trend in exports

    In a historical change, Mexico has begun exporting swine for breeding purposes. According to official statistics, between January to June 2017, Mexico exported 7,448 live swine to...
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  • Japan: hog slaughter and pork production in 2017

    Japan’s total hog slaughter in 2017 to sustain at nearly the same level as the previous year at around 16.37 million head. According to GAIN-USDA Report «Jap...
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  • CETA agreement between the EU and Canada comes into force

    The date of 21 September represents the start of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). This covers a wide variety of goods and services. Pork has b...
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  • Fall in UK pig slaughterings largely ended in august

    At 895.5 thousand head, UK clean pig slaughterings were down just 0.2% on year earlier values in August, according to the latest data from Defra. This takes year to date...
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