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Philippine pork imports could reach 400,000 tons in 2022

Philippine pork imports could rise to 400,000 tons this year, the USDA’s Manila office said in its latest update on the country’s livestock and...

PRRS not necessarily passed from sow to fetus

Research in the US shows that a PRRS-positive sow does not necessarily pass the virus to her litter, a report by the National Hog...

ASF vaccine getting a step closer to commercial production

An ASF vaccine candidate developed by USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has passed a safety test required for regulatory approval, bringing it a step...

New project to develop cell lines for ASF vaccines

The American Type Culture Collection (ATCC), the world’s leading biological materials management and standards organization, has received funding from the USDA for a project...

Philippines corn imports rise by 250,000 tons in MY2022/23

The Philippines will likely import 250,000 tons more corn in marketing year 2022/23, which begins in July, the USDA said. The final volume projected...

Effective ASF plan imperative for Thailand

Thailand is working to restore its pig industry and confidence in importing countries, after being hit by ASF. Visit Limlurcha, Chairman of the Food Processing...

US restricts imports of Thai pork products due to ASF

The USDA has imposed further restrictions on imports of pork products from Thailand after the Southeast Asian country reported cases of ASF. The US already...

Feed industry to expect low grain output this year

It is going to be another tough year for feedmillers with the forecasts for low output of both oilseed and coarse grains in 2021/22. According...

USDA revises soybean balance estimates

USDA released its November World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, revising soybean balance for 2021/2022. World ending stocks of soybean were revised down by...

Lower corn output in Thailand, makes alternatives attractive

Thailand expects to produce 5.3mt of corn in MY2021/22, down from the previous forecastof5.5mt, according to a USDA report.  Less attractive corn prices will encourage...

Philippine chicken imports decline in January-June period

Philippine chicken imports fell 9% in the first half of 2021. From January-June, imports reached 185,545 tons, compared to 204,290 the year before. A report...

Thailand to import more corn as Myanmar border opens

Thailand’s corn imports in MY2020/21 has been revised up to 1.4mt due to higher-than-expected imports from Myanmar, according to a USDA report. Myanmar’s corn supplies...

Malaysian feedmillers move to DDGS and wheat as corn too costly

A USDA Gains report for Malaysia 2020/21 estimates lower corn use for poultry feed as demand continues to contacts as a result of the...

USDA expects China pork production to rise 14% in 2021

Pork production in China will grow by 14% this year but will remain below pre-ASF levels, the USDA Foreign Service in Beijing forecast. This...

USDA announces new vaccine candidate for ASF

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it has a ‘promising new vaccine’ candidate for the virus, bringing hope to producers battling...

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