CP Foods to acquire Canadian pork producer HyLife for US$370m

CANADA – Thai based food products company, CP Foods (Charoen Pokphand Foods) has reached an agreement to acquire Canadian pork producer, HyLife for US$370 million (CAD 498 million). CP Foods will take control of 50.1% […]

USDA strengthens partnerships to prevent African Swine Fever entering the country

USA – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced additional steps to protect the United States from African swine fever (ASF) which is widely spreading internationally. The strengthened actions aim to protect the […]

AgDevCo, Centurion Agricultural Partners invest in Uganda’s pork industry

UGANDA – AgDevCo, a social impact investor in the African agricultural sector has partnered Centurion Agricultural Partners in a multimillion-dollar investment at Nakifuma Farming Company, a pork company in Uganda, to boost the country’s pork […]

African swine fever outbreak could spread to China, United Nations FAO says

CHINA – African swine fever, a deadly outbreak with the potential to affect a country’s pig population, has been reported that it could possibly spread to China, and now Chinese officials are scrambling to stop […]

Seaboard’s joint venture increases capacity with second shift at Iowa pork plant

USA – Seaboard Triumph Foods (STF), a joint venture between Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods has announced that it plans to increase production with a full second shift at its pork processing facility in Sioux […]

China tariffs could cost US pork industry US$2.2b annually

USA – The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has said that following China’s 25% tariffs blow on US’s pork and related products, the pork industry could suffer losses worth US$2.2 billion annually, reported FoodBev. According […]