News and analysis on the global poultry
and animal feed industries.

Animal Agribusiness Angle

Roy Graber, staff reporter for WATTAgNet, combines his Midwestern farming background with his knowledge of economics and agriculture policy to offer a deeper look at the poultry and pig industries.

Record pig numbers demonstrate resilience after PEDv

USDA report shows hogs and pigs inventory, market hog inventory recovered to historically high levels
Two years ago, we were continually reading and reporting about the latest cases of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus in the United States. The virus, which caused widespread losses in the U.S. pig industry after first entering the United States in 2013, has sure received a lot less attention in recent months, but a look at the USDA’s Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report proves that PEDv needs to be brought to people’s attention once again.
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Jennie-O restocks flocks, but what comes next?

With uncertainty about return of avian influenza, company ‘trying to get ready for any contingency’
Jennie-O Turkey Store saw its operating profit drop 45 percent and its dollar sales drop by 12 percent during the third quarter of fiscal year 2015.
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