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23 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Feeding Sows for Successful Offspring
GLOBAL - The swine industry has made great strides in swine reproduction; most specifically in the areas of increased litter size, increased milk production and improvements in productivity traits, writes...
20 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Solid Demand Results in Pig Price Rise
IRELAND - The Chairman of the Irish Farmers Association Pigs Committee, Tom Hogan, has said that the solid demand from processors has resulted in a 2c/kg increase in prices being paid for pigs this week....
Pig Industry News from Canada Research Suggests Healthy Gut Bacteria Can Be Transferred From Pig to Pig
CANADA - A scientist with the University of Alberta says research suggests microorganisms in the guts of pigs that help ward off disease can be transferred to other pigs to improve their health, writes...
Pig Industry News from Italy Italian Pork Exports Still Down on Last Year
ITALY - At 722,900 tonnes, the volume of fresh/frozen pork imported into Italy during the first nine months of 2016 was 5 per cent behind year earlier levels, according to the latest figures released by...
Pig Industry News from Global Big Dutchman Expands in the Asia-Pacific
GLOBAL - Big Dutchman recently expanded in three countries at the same time in the Asia-Pacific region:...
Pig Industry News from Global Ceva Completes Deal to Acquire Portfolio of Merial Swine Vaccines and Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatories from Boehringer Ingelheim
GLOBAL - Ceva Santé Animale today completed the acquisition of a diversified portfolio of products, including swine and cattle vaccines and multi-species nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories from Boehringer...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Still Feeling Like a Roller Coaster Ride
EU - Two weeks of increasing prices have passed since the beginning of this year. Now that the third calendar week has begun, the prices are going down again in many EU member countries. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Minimum Space Rules Set to Ensure US Organic Livestock Welfare
US - New rules have been announced in Washington that clarify production requirements for organic meat and poultry, which lawmakers hope will align the rules more closely with what customers already expect...
19 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada Weak Canadian Dollar Factors in Canadian Hog Producers' Margins
CANADA - The Chief Agricultural Economist with Farm Credit Canada says the weak Canadian dollar and continuing strong exports markets helped Canadian pork producers outperform their US counterparts in...
Pig Industry News from Brazil Brazilian Pork Exports Increase By a Third Driven by Asian Demand
BRAZIL - The volume of fresh/frozen pork exported from Brazil in 2016 was a third higher than 2015 at over 628,600 tonnes....
Pig Industry News from Canada Minimizing Aggression in Sows Requires Holistic Approach
CANADA - The Manager of Quality Assurance and Animal Care Programs with Manitoba Pork says minimizing aggression in group housing requires a holistic approach, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Global Job Clip - Managing Director
GLOBAL - Hannes talks about being a Managing Director at BIOMIN....
Pig Industry News from China China Hog Market
CHINA - A time for recollection and contemplation for the Chinese Pig Industry in the Year of the Chicken, writes Alexander Kovachevich, GM China Area, Genesus Genetics....
Pig Industry News from United States Noise in the Pork Market Adding to Volatility
US - For those that watch futures or meat product markets on a daily basis a certain amount of noise is par of the course. But we have noticed that the amount of noise in the pork market has increased...
18 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farming Union Highlights Concerns Over Free Trade Approach to Brexit
UK - In a major speech yesterday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May outlined some of the government's key priorities for negotiating the exit from the European Union, but UK farming organisations pointed out...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU 'Could Do Better' at Tackling Food Waste
EU - Although a number of EU policies have the potential to combat food waste, their potential is not being exploited, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors....
Pig Industry News from Canada Saskatchewan to Implement New Regulations for Livestock Premises Identification
CANADA - The Government of Saskatchewan has announced changes to Saskatchewan's Premises Identification (PID) programme, a key traceability tool to plan for, control and prevent the spread of animal diseases...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Roller Coaster Year for UK Pork With More Uncertainty to Come?
UK - Last year 2016 was a year of highs and lows for the UK pork sector. In March prices fell to their lowest level since 2008. This was followed by 37 continuous weeks of price rises, the longest period...
Pig Industry News from Ireland Processors Demand for Pigs Remains Strong
IRELAND - Chairman of the Irish Farmers Association Pigs Committee Tom Hogan has called on all processors to increase the price of pigs across the board. Demand into the new year has remained strong from...
17 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Pen Vise Is Perfect Tool for Cleaning Brooder Orifices
Having the right tool makes any maintenance chore easier, and Hog Slat’s Pen Vise is the perfect tool for cleaning clogged brooder and heater orifices....
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Researchers Find Virus Responsible for 'Shaking Piglets'
GLOBAL - Researchers at the University Clinic for Swine, the Institute of Virology, and the Institute of Pathology and Forensic Veterinary Medicine at Vetmeduni Vienna in Austria have made a breakthrough...
Pig Industry News from France French Government Orders CCTV to be Installed in All Slaughterhouses
FRANCE - Following issues with animal welfare in French slaughterhouses, the French government has passed a bill ordering for CCTV cameras to be installed in all slaughterhouses in the country from 2018....
Pig Industry News from Ireland Prices Beat Brexit to Top of Problem List for Irish Farmers
IRELAND - Farmers have identified product price as the key issue that will impact on their farm enterprise in 2017, according to the IFA barometer of farmer sentiment which is part of the Farm Income Review....
Pig Industry News from Global Global Meat, Food Prices Fall for Fifth Year in a Row
GLOBAL - Prices of major food commodities declined for the fifth year in a row in 2016, averaging 161.6 points for the year as a whole, some 1.5 percent below their 2015 levels....
Pig Industry News from Global Pork Commentary: New Year Musings - Russia and USA
RUSSIA and US - One of the interesting global factors in the pig industry is what’s going on in Russia, and how this will affect the markets, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
16 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United States 2017 US Pork Production Forecast Increases Again
US - The USDA has updated its World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), a monthly proceeding that integrates new developments and data into the existing outlook for agriculture commodity markets,...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Gene Advance Could Boost Sperm Stocks From Prized Animals
UK - Gene-editing techniques could help to improve stocks of farmed pigs by boosting supplies of sperm from prized sires. Scientists have created male pigs that could be used as surrogates capable of producing...
Pig Industry News from United States USA Hog Market Report
US - Cash hogs and futures have held up remarkably well in the face of some of the largest weekly slaughters in history, writes Allan Bentley, USA Sales....
Pig Industry News from Ukraine Ukraine Reports Further ASF Outbreaks
UKRAINE - Three further outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported on large farms in southern Ukraine....
Pig Industry News from United States New US Packing Capacity Expected to Improve Producer Profitability
US - The Vice-President Pork Analysis with EMI Analytics is confident new US processing capacity will result in improved profitability for North American pork producers by mid-2017, writes Bruce Cochrane....
 
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