Tagged: Canada

The News & What it Means – China’s ASF Problems Impacting Hog Markets and Feed Demand. It’s a HUGE Global Event!

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – April 17, 2019
The news:

“Up to 200 million pigs could be culled or die from being infected as African swine fever spreads through China, Rabobank said, by far the highest such forecast yet and underscoring the gravity of the epidemic in the world’s top pork producer.”

– Reuters, Apr. 12, 2019

The News & What it Means – Uncertain Markets Require Cautious Planning and Marketing

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – March 29, 2019
The news:

“Canadian crop and livestock producers are facing ‘exceptional uncertainty’ amid trade issues, geopolitical tensions and African Swine Fever, according to a new report from Guelph, ON-based Agri-Food Economic Systems.”

– Syngenta website story, March 25, 2019.

The News & What it Means – Potential for Dry Spring Stirs Farmer, Market Anxiety

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – March 5, 2019
The news:

“Most Canadian Prairie farmers can expect a dry start to spring. ‘Run-off potential is certainly below average for a big part of the Prairies,’ says World Weather Inc. meteorologist Drew Lerner.”

– FCC website article, Feb. 28, 2019