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18 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Standardizing Diagnostics to Battle Emerging Swine Diseases
ANALYSIS - A lesson learned from the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) outbreak in 2013 was that the US swine industry must do a better job at communicating across the industry, and the first step...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Rapid Escalation of Pork Prices in Recent Months
US - The Department of Labor survey of retail prices across the US economy for September highlighted the rapid escalation of pork prices in recent months, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Markets Stabilising; Quotations Closing Ranks
EU - After a period of weak prices which lasted for several weeks, the European slaughter pig market is finally stabilising again. Many quotations are able to maintain the balanced levels....
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork Producers Urged to Express Support for Bill 24
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is encouraging its members to voice their support the provincial government's "Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act" during public hearings planned for next week, Bruce...
Pig Industry News from Canada Scientists Successfully Process Straw as Feed Supplement
CANADA - Processed straw is offering potential as a feed supplement intended to reduce aggression among gestating sows, reports Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Producers Applaud Withdrawal of GIPSA Rules
US - The Trump administration yesterday announced it will withdraw regulations related to the buying and selling of livestock, a move strongly commended by the National Pork Producers Council, which opposed...
Pig Industry News from European Union Hypor Libra* shines brightly
How do you improve on the world’s most balanced sow? The short answer is simple: Reach for the Star....
17 October 2017
Pig Industry News from Germany Record-breaking Anuga for AHDB Exports
GERMANY - A record number of meat exporters joined AHDB at Anuga, the world’s biggest food trade fair, in Cologne, Germany last week (7-11 October)....
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam Pork Prices Set to Rise as Year-end Supply Dwindles
VIET NAM - As the number of pig breeding households continues to drop, a shortage of live pigs could result in high pork prices later this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development...
Pig Industry News from Global Action Needed to Educate Public on Value of Trade
CANADA, US & MEXICO - Saskatchewan's Agriculture Minister suggests a better job needs to be done in informing the Canadian, American and Mexican public of the value of trade among the three participants...
Pig Industry News from Canada Unresolved Technical Issues Under CETA Being Discussed
CANADA - Canada's Minister of Agriculture says governments and industry are working toward resolving issues that are limiting Canadian pork and beef producers' access to Europe under CETA, Bruce Cochrane...
Pig Industry News from United States Novel Reagent Detects Memory Immune Response in Vaccinated Animals
US - Researchers have developed a novel reagent capable of detecting rare, antigen-specific B cells that indicate successful vaccination in veterinary animals....
Pig Industry News from European Union Gilt and Sow Management Guidelines 2017: Section 1 General Farm Review
This section provides checklists on key performance indicators related to general sow farm processes and performance. ...
16 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Recent Weeks See Pork Production Increasing at Faster Pace
US - Solid meat protein demand was the general theme for livestock markets this past spring and summer and the trend has continued into early fall, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom More Sellers, Less Buyers at Present
UK - Although October and November are generally fairly good pig meat selling months at a time when volumes normally pick up, there seem to be more sellers than buyers at present and a significant lack...
Pig Industry News from Canada Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security Announces New Partner Funding
CANADA - The Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security has announced investments in four innovative new projects that focus on advancing food security in Canada....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Cranswick Supports Porkstock 2017
UK - Cranswick, Headline Sponsors of Porkstock 2017, challenged students from Wayland Academy in Norfolk to design their own winning sausage flavours. ...
Pig Industry News from Philippines Philippine Importers, Distributors Educated on Attributes of US Pork, Beef
PHILIPPINES - Helping importers, distributors and foodservice companies in the Philippines gain a better understanding of the value and availability of US pork, beef and lamb, USMEF conducted a U.S. Meat...
Pig Industry News from China China's Consumer Inflation Up in September
CHINA - China's consumer inflation retreated mildly in September, weighed down by dropping food prices, while growth in factory-gate prices hit a six-month high on strong domestic demand for raw materials....
Pig Industry News from United States Coalition Takes Fears of NAFTA Termination to Congress
US - A US Coalition of coalition of business and agricultural organizations has taken its message of the value of NAFTA to Congress, Bruce Cochrane reports....
Pig Industry News from European Union Genesus Global Market Report: Hog Market in Europe and Spain
Since last report, from August to date the price has fallen by 0.252 € / Kg, to 1,183 € / kg live weight. While weights have risen to 110.17 kg, is 5.83 kg more than then....
13 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: November Projected to be Key for Pork Exports
US - Pork packers have been paying up for hogs in recent days and the turnaround in cash hog prices has bolstered both nearby and deferred futures contracts, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
Pig Industry News from Japan Japanese Danish Crown Customer Receives Royal Export Award
JAPAN - Every year, Danish Crown ships approx. 1,000 tonnes of processed pork from Denmark to the Matsuya Foods Co., Ltd restaurant chain in Japan....
Pig Industry News from Global Inequalities of Hunger: Global Hunger Index Spotlights Uneven Progress in Reducing Hunger
GLOBAL - Global hunger levels have fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but more recent rising hunger scores of several countries in the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) underline how uneven this progress...
Pig Industry News from Canada Group Sow Housing Offers Opportunity to Reduce Energy Costs
CANADA - The Head Nutritionist with Gestal says pork producers are finding the cost of maintaining the body condition of gestating sows housed in groups in pens to be lower than that of sows housed individually...
Pig Industry News from United States Novus International U.S. offices join forces to raise over $20,000 for hurricane relief
In Missouri, hurricanes are not often a threat, but for Novus International, Inc. the proximity to the devastation did not matter. Part of their team was impacted, so the whole region came to help. The...
Pig Industry News from United States Biosecurity must-haves for swine veterinarians
Swine veterinarians are sort of the gatekeepers of biosecurity protocols both on and between hog farms. No one wants to introduce a harmful pathogen into a herd, but the reality is the more pig exposure...
Pig Industry News from United States What’s the best PRRS strategy for your herd?
Every year, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) infects an estimated 25% to 45% of sow herds in the US, according to Clayton Johnson, DVM, Carthage Veterinary Clinic, Carthage, Illinois. No...
Pig Industry News from United States PEDV and other pathogens survive in feed for weeks
In 2013-2014, infection of pig farms with porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) was a frequent event, even on farms using the highest level of biosecurity. In an effort to determine how this could happen,...
 
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