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20 August 2018
Pig Industry News from Poland Is chlamydia affecting swine reproduction rates and the occurrence of reproductive disorders?
Researchers from Poland investigate the occurrence of reproductive disorders in pig herds with and without chlamydia infection using statistical analysis of breeding parameters...
Pig Industry News from Canada Acidification improves grain preservation and boosts weaning pig performance
Research has shown acidification of high moisture grains can improve preservation and boost the growth of weaning pigs...
17 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United States What’s in season? How swine veterinarians are managing seasonal spikes in bacterial disease in the new VFD era
For pork producers, that used to mean adding an antibiotic to the grower-finisher rations or, at the very least, pulse feeding a medication at 7-day intervals to keep the seasonal bugs at bay....
Pig Industry News from United States Tips for successful oral-fluid sampling for PRRSV
Oral-fluid sampling is an easy way to detect porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) or track changes in PRRSV infections in populations — and it can optimize your survey efforts...
Pig Industry News from United States Corbett celebrates 40 years at Osborne
Osborne Industries, Inc., is pleased to announce a new milestone has been reached by long-time employee, Vicki Corbett of Osborne, Kan. Corbett celebrated her 40 year employment anniversary on Thursday,...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Fact-finding mission for pork exports to Mexico
Opportunities for exporting pork to Mexico will be explored when the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) arrives in the country next month...
Pig Industry News from United States Emerging animal health companies compete for funding in ‘shark tank’ style forum
Kansas City Animal Health Corridor Investment Forum showcases the latest industry innovations and animal health startups...
16 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Foot-and-mouth disease research receives over £3 million of funding
International FMD vaccine research and development consortium to receive over £3 million of funding from Wellcome Trust to produce more affordable and effective FMD vaccine...
Pig Industry News from China ASF death toll rises as 30 pigs die during transportation in China
Today it has been confirmed that 30 pigs being transported in China have died as a result of infection with African swine fever (ASF). Angela Zhang, IQC Insights, provides the latest update on the ASF...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Conference tackles antibiotic resistance in food-producing animals
Leading figures in the UK animal health and food sectors speak at groundbreaking conference to tackle antibiotic resistance in meat production...
Pig Industry News from United States 2018 America's Pig Farmer of the Year finalists announced
The National Pork Board recently announced the four finalists who are vying to be named the 2018 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year...
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15 August 2018
Pig Industry News from Denmark Up goes another boar-proof fence
Denmark is the latest country to invest in a fence along its border, designed to keep out wild boar and any diseases they harbour – African swine fever being the primary target...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork struggling in USDA outlook for 2018/2019
The forecast for total meat production in 2018 is raised from last month as increases in broiler production more than offset declines in beef, pork, and turkey production...
Pig Industry News from Canada Hypor building for the future
With Hypors’ continued growth in the Americas and around the world, we are enlarging our global nucleus population and reinvesting in our production assets....
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Global Market Report: Canada – Party’s over, now what?
Two months ago Bob Hunsberger, Wallenstein Farm Supply, projected profits for the next 12 months at $10.35 per pig and producer profitability levels $13.29 per pig average producer and $34.30 per pig excellent...
14 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United States PCV3: A challenge independent from PCV2
Anyone involved in raising pigs is aware of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), but new on the scene is porcine circovirus type 3 (PCV3). Although the two viruses are both circular DNA viruses in the same...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: USDA projects record corn yield
Last Friday the USDA came out with a yield prediction of 178.4 bushels per acre. If this is correct it will be a record yield....
Pig Industry News from United States New research shows efficacy of intravaginal gel in synchronising ovulation in sows
Researchers from the US test the design and biological effects of a vaginally administered gel containing the GnRH agonist, triptorelin, for synchronising ovulation in swine...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: small quantities on offer are pushing up the prices
The European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market appears to be picking up as many quotations increase with the cooler weather ...
13 August 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Pork producers encouraged to engage with the public
The Chair of Manitoba Pork says it's up to the farmers who produce the food to share the story of how that food is produced with those who consume the food...
Pig Industry News from Romania Could anthrax be the silent killer lurking in your herd?
New cases of anthrax in swine have been identified in Romania. The Pig Site takes a look at the clinical signs, prevention, management, and treatment of this highly infectious disease ...
Pig Industry News from China Ceva 'Spotlight The Future' newsletter August 2018
In the third edition of our new swine production and industry newsletter we look why age and bodyweight are the most important indicators for economic success. ...
10 August 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Pirbright scientists help combat African swine fever – a disease with no vaccine
The Pirbright Institute are working hard to develop fail-safe protocol and vaccines for the deadliest disease to hit the swine industry...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Government report on the ASF outbreak in China
The Animal Plant and Health Agency (APHA) provide an update on the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in China as they further assess the situation...
09 August 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada New antimicrobial regulations present an opportunity for Canadian hog producers
As of 1 December , 2018, all medically important antimicrobials for veterinary use will be sold by prescription only in Canada. MSP[RS] provides an insight into how producers can continue to beat disease...
Pig Industry News from Global Treating swine drinking water
Adjusting pH: Part three in the Hogslat series on proper terminal line disinfection and water disinfection...
Pig Industry News from Australia APRIL offers $70,000 for IPP delegates
Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) is considering eight applications from Australia and New Zealand, by producers, technology supply companies and veterinary groups, in the first call...
08 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Market Report: USA August 2018
The 4th quarter in the hog production business has always been a challenge....
Pig Industry News from Global Market not looking very shiny?
Jim Long commentary: A year ago, US 53-54 percent lean hogs were 86¢ lb but last week they were near 66¢ lb. That’s $40 per head less. A huge difference. Pushing close to $100 million less per week...
 
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