Posts tagged "African swine fever"

Swine fever: farmers urged to review biosecurity

[02 September/Rural Life] Pig farmers are being reminded to review their biosecurity protocols in the wake of the African Swine Fever outbreak, especially after concerns that it may have now hit the Philippines. In particular, farmers have been asked to look at arrangements for no-contact time and staff stand-down periods after overseas travel. Also, no...

Protein competition on the rise in China

(8 July/Rural Life) In Rabobank’s latest Agribusiness report it has been highlighted that demand for protein in China is on the rise and will likely be reflected in increased beef demand. Animal protein and sustainability analyst Blake Holgate said that the China Meat Association would be expanding it’s source of protein to deal with the...

Pork imports from countries hit by swine fever ‘must be stopped’

(8 July/Stuff) The Ministry for Primary Industries has no plans to stop imports of pork from countries affected by African Swine Fever (ASF) despite warnings from The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation. So far the incurable disease has seen more than 1.1 million animals culled in attempt to stop the spread. Kiwi farmers have...

Media Release – Strong global market fundamentals see Rabobank hold farmgate milk price forecast of NZD 7.15/kgMS

[20 June/Rabobank] Rabobank has held its farmgate milk price forecast of 7.15/kgMS for the 2019/20 season due to global dairy market supply and demand fundamentals set to support strong prices. Emma Higgins, Rabobank Dairy Analyst reports that the first half of 2019 has resulted in lower milk production across the ‘big 7’ exporters compared to...

Brazil beef trip an eye-opener for Southland stock manager

[19 June/The Country] Jess Cairns, a Southland Stock Manager is excited about future prospects for New Zealand Beef having just spent six days in Brazil at the International Beef Alliance (IBA). The IBA trip was sponsored by Beef + Lamb New Zealand, as part of its Future Leader programme. Miss Cairns travelled with Carl Carmichael,...

Pork imports from disease-affected Poland more than double in a month

[10 June/Stuff NZ] Poland has increased its exports to New Zealand by more than double, just as it has been confirmed pigs on a farm there have been found to have African Swine Fever. In April, Poland exported 307 tonnes to New Zealand up from 159 tonnes a month before. The discovery has alarmed the...

African swine fever in China will affect NZ dairy sector: report

[10 May/Rural Life] Rabobank have released a report which states that China’s outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) will have an effect on the New Zealand dairy sector. China produces around 50% of pork globally and the ASF epidemic is expected to reduce this amount by 25%-35% which will result in higher demand for alternative...

Big drop in pig numbers forecast

[22 April/ Rural Life] China’s African swine fever (ASF)-affected pig herd is forecast to shrink to its lowest level in nearly 30 years. ASF has been found throughout much of China’s pork country. Pork is China’s most consumed protein, meaning they will need to import approximately two million metric tonnes to compensate for loss of...

Developments in US could affect NZ beef

[5 September/Rural Life] An industry report said developments in the U.S. market could impact New Zealand beef producers in the second half of the year. Rabobank Animal Proteins Analyst, Blake Holgate, said factors including building protein levels and trade policy were creating uncertainty and market volatility. The U.S is a key market for beef exports....

All eyes on the US market for NZ beef producers

[3 September/Rabobank] According to an industry report, while global beef priced held up well in the first half of the year, a range of changes in the U.S. market had the potential to affect global beef trade and impact New Zealand producers. In a report, Rabobank said activities in the U.S. were the focus of...

The deadly African virus that’s killing China’s pigs

[23 August/Bloomberg] A swine disease is spreading across China. It has infected hundreds of animals and threatens the world’s largest pig industry. African swine fever has killed 340 pigs in Leqing city, meaning four Chinese province have now confirmed cases of the disease. African swine fever is a highly contagious viral disease that can be...