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23 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Various Factors Continue to Support Hog Prices
US - A number of factors continue to support hog prices in the near term, helping propel cash hog values to the highest price for the year, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from Global Canadian, Mexican, American Ag Leaders Discuss Trade
CANADA, MEXICO & US - Canada's Minister of Agriculture says he and his US and Mexican counterparts share a commitment to maintaining open and transparent markets so trade can continue to grow, Bruce Cochrane...
Pig Industry News from Sri Lanka Food Production in Sri Lanka Hit by Extreme Drought Followed by Floods
SRI LANKA - A severe drought followed by heavy rainfalls in Sri Lanka has hit large swaths of cropping areas, threatening the food security of some 900,000 people, according to a report published yesterday...
Pig Industry News from Canada KAP Calls for Reinvestment of Carbon Taxes into Agricultural Programming
CANADA - Keystone Agricultural Producers say, by investing proceeds collected through a provincial carbon tax into agriculture, the Manitoba government will be able to maximise farmers' ability to contribute...
Pig Industry News from China US Pork’s Advantages Highlighted at SIAL China
CHINA - Highlighting the attributes of US pork and bringing together exporters and buyers from China’s retail, foodservice and processing sectors, USMEF set up an impressive display at SIAL China, one...
Pig Industry News from Global Pigs 2022 Providing Food for Thought
GLOBAL - The recent Pigs 2022 conference provided a wealth of information, opinion and insight over the two-day event, reports Vikki Campbell, AHDB Acting Data and Analysis Manager....
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Global Market Report: June 21, Canada – Planting & Road Trip
Ontario has experienced like apparently large parts of North America what most producers would deem a “backward spring” at least from the experiences of the last number of years where we’ve come...
22 June 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Meat Demand Still Struggling
EU - Consumer demand for pig meat in key EU markets continues to struggle in 2017 and it is more export demand that is supporting the EU market, writes Leo Colby, AHDB Consultant....
Pig Industry News from United States Behaviour Study Shows Piglets Prefer New Toys
US - We can't help but be tempted by new things. We see it in a child's eyes when she opens a new toy, and feel it every time a new version of the iPhone is released. It turns out our preference for shiny,...
Pig Industry News from Nigeria FAO Provides Emergency Aid to Combat Hunger in North-east Nigeria
NIGERIA - Seeds and fertilizer for more than one million people are being distributed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in north-eastern Nigeria for the planting season that begins this...
Pig Industry News from United States New Sensors Could Enable More Affordable Detection of Pollution, Diseases
US - When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated....
Pig Industry News from United States Urban Ag Only Provides Small Environmental Benefits in Northeastern US
US - "Buy local" sounds like a great environmental slogan, epitomized for city dwellers by urban agriculture. But when it comes to growing fruits and vegetables in vacant lots and on rooftops in cities,...
Pig Industry News from Norway Norway: Close Cooperation in Pig Supply Chain
NORWAY - Pigs are farmed on a very small scale in Norway, with a total of 90,000 sows and average herd sizes of 50 sows. The three per cent of land that can be used for agriculture, the caps on herd sizes...
Pig Industry News from India Amid Cattle Slaughter Row, Punjab Budget Bats for Pigs
INDIA - Even as the Centre's ban on cattle sale for slaughter at animal markets has triggered a country-wide debate, Punjab government on Tuesday announced setting up of new pig breeding farms, saying...
Pig Industry News from Canada 2017 Great Saskatchewan Bacon Festival Set for Saturday
CANADA - Organisers of the Great Saskatchewan Bacon Festival expect to raise about 7,000 dollars this year to fund youth projects, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork Industry Plan to Allow Continued Production in Presence of Disease
US - Iowa's Agriculture Secretary says a plan being developed by the US pork industry will enable state animal health officials to allow pork production to continue in the presence of a foreign animal...
Pig Industry News from United States Survey identifies gaps in employee biosecurity practices
For biosecurity to be effective, everyone working within the farm needs to understand and comply with the defined protocols. In reality, a person’s attitude can make or break the outcome, so it’s important...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Food Citizenship Report: Building a Better Food System
UK - The result of a ten-month inquiry with six organisations including the RSPB and Co-op to explore a Citizen food system, the Food Citizenship Report explores the false and limiting idea of ‘the consumer’....
21 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Dramatic Shift in Price Ratio of Pork Items
US - Whether it is highly marbled choice ribeyes, succulent bacon, inventively flavored chicken wings, or full fat milkshakes, consumers are voting with their dollars for more flavor, reports Steiner...
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Processors Fail to Follow European Market
IRELAND - There has been no change in official quotes for pigs this week, which remain at €1.70c/kg....
Pig Industry News from United States Tyson Announces Plans to Invest $59M to Expand Macon GA Distribution Center
US - Tyson Foods, Inc. is investing $59 million to expand its distribution center in Macon, a move that will add jobs, improve efficiency and support the company’s plans for growth....
Pig Industry News from United States Wheat Co-products Vary in Protein Digestibility When Fed to Livestock
US - Research from the University of Illinois is helping to determine the quality of protein in wheat middlings and red dog, two co-products of the wheat milling process that can be included in diets fed...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom GB Pig Slaughterings Pick Up Slightly in May
UK - UK production of pig meat was 74,300 tonnes in May, up 1 per cent compared to the same month in 2016, and the first year on year increase seen in 2017, writes Duncan Wyatt, lead analyst at AHDB....
Pig Industry News from Canada Pilot Testing of Canadian Pork Excellence Wraps Up
CANADA - The Manager of Producer Services with Sask Pork says final adjustments to the new Canadian Pork Excellence Programme are now in the works, Bruce Cochrane writes....
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC Calls on Government to FMD Vaccine Bank
US - The National Pork Producers Council is calling on the US government to provide one billion dollars over five years to fund the creation of a Foot and Mouth Disease vaccine bank, reports Bruce Cochrane....
20 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Small Changes in Lean Hog Futures Contracts During W24
US - Cash fed cattle prices declined sharply last week, daily data reported by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Market News Division showed prices declined by $6.00 to $8.00 per cwt. between...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Better Supply Chain Communications to Play Vital Role in Post-Brexit Era
UK - While there will be tough and challenging times ahead there will also be opportunities in the post-Brexit era, according to Stuart Ashworth, Head of Economics Services with Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
Pig Industry News from Global UK's AB Agri Teams Up with China to Develop Better Animal Feeds
UK & CHINA - AB Agri, a UK-based animal nutrition and feeds producer, is enhancing technological cooperation with Chinese clients by co-developing safer and more nutritious feeds....
Pig Industry News from Canada Range of Tasks Makes Farming an Especially Risky Occupation
CANADA - The Director of the Manitoba Farm Safety Programme says the wide variety of tasks to be done on the farm, makes farming one of the more risky occupations, Bruce Cochrane reports....
Pig Industry News from Denmark New Jobs in Danish Crown
DENMARK - The increase in the supply of pigs to Danish Crown’s abattoirs can be ascribed to the combined effects of Danish Crown’s own growth package, the subsidy scheme for new housing units and the...
 
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