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18 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Heat stress: How much does it drain your pigs and profits?
Most people in the pork industry know the toll heat stress takes on pigs: reduced performance, a compromised gastrointestinal system, chronic disease, reduced feed intake and higher mortality rates....
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus global technical report: Is customising pork primal value an opportunity?
In the last several years the value of different pork primals varied considerably in different markets....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Action not words needed to tackle farm output stagnation
Tackling the stagnation of Scottish farm productivity needs prompt action, not more words or further industry analysis, says the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW)...
Pig Industry News from Canada Increased pork supplies expected to result in price discounts in fourth quarter
The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services predicts higher US pork supplies will result in discounts in the price consumers pay for pork...
Pig Industry News from United States Reality of China trade tensions demands strong plan to protect family farmers and ranchers
Farmers Union Calls on Administration to Work with Congress to Bolster Farm Bill as first round of tariffs are applied to Chinese products...
15 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Ukraine officials in fact-finding visit to AHDB
Food safety specialists from the Ukraine gained a valuable insight into the work of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) during a visit to its headquarters in Warwickshire this week....
Pig Industry News from Mexico Genesus Global Market Report: Mexico pork market
Current Mexico pork market facts...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Multi-million-pound boost for crop resilience
New funding to develop scientific breakthroughs in crop research and innovation ...
Pig Industry News from United States NFU announces twenty participants for the 2018-19 Beginning Farmer Institute
National Farmers Union (NFU) today announced 20 beginning farmers and ranchers from across the United States to take part in the 2018-19 Beginning Farmer Institute (BFI) programme...
Pig Industry News from United States Lessons learned from recent Seneca Valley outbreaks
The Seneca Valley virus (SVV) is proving to be something of a test case for swine producers’ and veterinarians’ preparedness for foreign animal diseases (FADs)....
14 June 2018
Pig Industry News from Thailand CPF commits to animal welfare goals on all farms
Charoen Popkhand Foods Plc (CPF) commits to group sow housing and strong implementation of animal welfare practices on all of it's farms ...
Pig Industry News from United States NFU statement on Senate Ag Committee Farm Bill passage
The US Senate Agriculture Committee today advanced its version of the 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 20-1 ...
Pig Industry News from Global Priorities decided at Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock meeting
The global livestock sector set out priorities that will help optimise livestock’s social, economic and health benefits while balancing its environmental impact at this year’s annual Global Agenda...
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis Influence Feed: WHO is making waves? May 28 - June 10, 2018
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom ANIZOME launches microbiome discovery platform for animal health and nutrition
ANIZOME™, the first company to offer a commercial therapeutic microbiome discovery platform dedicated to animal health and nutrition, is launched today...
13 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Hendrix Genetics joins alliance to end surgical castrations of swine
Hendrix Genetics has joined a research alliance to develop pioneering genetic technology. Through the use of precision breeding, this group hopes to end the surgical castrations of male piglets...
Pig Industry News from Global The mousetrap: customising vaccines for your herd
World Pork Expo 2018 – The Pig Site discusses exciting innovations in vaccine technology with Joe Roder, DVM, technical services manager, Merck Animal Health...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Checkoff seeks 2018 #RealPigFarming student social forces
The National Pork Board is searching for the next student social forces team, with applications open now through 28 June ...
Pig Industry News from United States NFU highlights positives of Senate Ag Farm Bill
In advance of today’s (13 June) Senate Agriculture Committee markup of the 2018 Farm Bill, National Farmers Union (NFU) highlighted positives in the current draft of the bill and sent vote recommendations...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU launches #YourHarvest to raise profile of arable sector
The NFU has today launched a new campaign to celebrate the contribution the arable sector makes to the nation’s economy, food supply and environment...
12 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: World Pork Expo Report 2018
This past week was the World Pork Expo (WPX) held in Des Moines, Iowa. The first WPX was held thirty years ago. Our Report:...
Pig Industry News from United States Three-phase plan helps seize control of PRRS
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus continues to plague the US pork industry. In affected breeding herds, we see a variety of problems such as a drop in the farrowing rate, an increase...
Pig Industry News from Romania ASF Update: Romania identifies new cases
Reports are emerging of a new outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in Tulcea, Romania - close to the Ukrainian border. The Pig Site has compiled a checklist of practical measures that can stop the virus...
Pig Industry News from China PIC and Giastar continue strategic collaboration in sow development
Another strong step forward to provide the best genetics in China....
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Market Report: USA, June 2018
As I wrote a couple months ago the pork industry is in the cross hairs of the political show down. Mexico, China, and Canada are all threatening to put tariffs on pork exports from the U.S. in response...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig prices: quotations are going up moderately – unfair trade practice observed in Germany
After last week’s slow movement, the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market shows an altogether friendly price development again. This positive mood, however, is currently deteriorating because of...
Pig Industry News from Global Merck Animal Health Introduces SEQUIVITY™ Technology
Merck Animal Health, a global leader in vaccine development, is excited to deliver SEQUIVITY™ Technology. This innovative and highly advanced RNA Particle Technology is used to create flexible, safe...
Pig Industry News from United States US, Canadian farm groups support strong trading partnership
WASHINGTON - The leaders of the US National Farmers Union (NFU) and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) in a joint statement today urged Canadian and US officials to preserve the strong, longstanding...
Pig Industry News from Argentina China reduces tariffs for food imports
The Ministry of Agribusiness reports that the People's Republic of China approved Communiqué No. 4/2018, which provides for adjustments to the current tariff structure, as of 1 July, 2018...
Pig Industry News from United States Novus International provides solutions for industry pain points at World Pork Expo 2018
At this year’s World Pork Expo, Novus is taking its science-based approach a step further by not only providing the latest research and data to attendees, but also addressing true industry pain points...
 
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