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Canadian pork cleared for Argentina

Argentina is now ready to import Canadian pork for the first time in about 15 years, federal officials report. Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne announced Wednesday that access to the Argentinian market has been restored for Canadian pork effective “immediately.” Canadian pork processors had started shipping to Argentina in 1998, […] Read more

Argentina pledges access for Canadian pork

Canada and Argentina are in late-stage talks that would see Canadian pork exporters regain access to that South American market. Following a meeting between Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the federal government last Friday said the two countries have “acknowledged the necessary steps to complete the process to allow for […] Read more


Fear of shortage sent hog prices sky high in 2014 and led to “a phenomenal year” for Canadian producers unaffected by PEDv, 
said market analyst Kevin Grier.


Don’t expect hog heaven in 2015

Analyst Kevin Grier says markets overreacted to PEDv last year, 
but the current drop in prices is likely overdone, too


It’s been a year since porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) was found in Canada, and the wave of high prices caused by the disease seems to be coming to an end. “Traders seem to think this disease has been licked and is behind us because the pricing now on hogs in futures markets are such […] Read more