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24 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United States NFU: President's Budget an Assault on Farm Safety Net, Rural Communities
US - President Donald J. Trump issued a detailed fiscal year 2018 federal budget proposal yesterday (23 May), recommending drastic cuts to agricultural and rural related agencies and programmes....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Summer Hog Futures Bolstered in Recent Days
US - Hog slaughter for the week was 2.249 million head, 6.3 per cent higher than the previous year, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from Canada Research Demonstrates Value of Enrichment
CANADA - A research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre says studies are showing that enriching the living environment of pigs improves productivity at all stages of growth, Bruce Cochrane...
Pig Industry News from Canada PigTrace Canada Encourages Greater Use of PigTrace Data
CANADA - PigTrace Canada is encouraging swine health officials to make wider use of PigTrace data when tracking swine disease outbreaks, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Global Alternative Asian Markets Support EU Markets
ASIA & EU - EU exports of all pig meat products (including offal) to third countries grew by 5 per cent year-on-year in the first three months of 2017, according to latest figures from the EU commission,...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Demand for Slaughter Pigs Continues
EU - The current European slaughter pig market appears overall optimistic. Many quotations recently went up considerably. In relation to demand, the scarce quantities of live pigs on offer are regarded...
23 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork Inventories in Cold Storage at End of April Down 6%
US - The latest USDA 'Cold Storage' report contained some positive implications for red meat demand in April, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam Vissan Buys More Pigs to Support Farmers
VIET NAM - To reduce oversupply and help farmers, Vissan Co. Ltd will buy and slaughter an additional 200 to 300 pigs a day, raising the company’s additional purchases over the normal number to 500-600...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Duo Set to Showcase Specially Selected Pork
SCOTLAND, UK - On the first Saturday of June, thousands of people will descend on Thainstone Mart to visit the Taste of Grampian event, in association with Specially Selected Pork, which celebrates the...
Pig Industry News from Canada Fifth PED Case Prompts Call for Pork Industry Stakeholders to Minimise Movements
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is encouraging pork producers and their service providers to step up their attention to biosecurity in the wake of the latest confirmed case of PED, writes Bruce Cochrane....
22 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United States NAFTA Modernisation Must Not Disrupt Pork Imports, Says NPPC
US - Following last week's notification by the Trump administration to Congress that it intends to modernize the trade agreement among the United States, Canada and Mexico, the National Pork Producers...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pork Producers' Share of retail Price Up in April
UK - The share of pork retail prices received by producers increased by over one percentage point on the month in April, to 41.8 per cent. Furthermore, this remains the largest share received by producers...
Pig Industry News from Canada Series of PED Prompt Regional Approach to Biosecurity
CANADA - In response to a series of PED outbreaks in Manitoba, swine health officials are encouraging minimal animal movement and limited contact with swine operations in the affected area, writes Bruce...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Prices Continuing on Upward Track
UK - Prices are continuing on their upward track with no red ink in sight, although we have yet to scale the dizzy heights reached in November 2013 when the DAPP (now the SPP) hit 172.03p; cull sows were...
19 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam NUTRIAD Presents Research Data on Sensory Imprinting Piglets
Multinational feed additives producer NUTRIAD, was a Gold Sponsor of the recently concluded Pig Feed Quality Feed Conference (PQFC) in HoChiMinh (Vietnam)....
18 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Futures Rally During W17-W20
US - Hog futures have rallied in the last four weeks as market participants come to grips with steady (and rapid) gains in product markets and the spot live trade, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
Pig Industry News from Global Ruby to Lead Passport Food Safety Solutions' PassTrac Analytics
GLOBAL – Today, Passport® Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced the addition of a new industry professional to lead PassTrac Analytics....
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Aid, Teagasc in Partnership on Ireland’s Contribution to Global Agriculture Development
IRELAND - Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Mr Joe McHugh TD, and TEAGASC Director Professor Gerry Boyle, signed an agreement to renew the partnership between Irish Aid...
Pig Industry News from China Shanghai Seminars Highlight Value, Quality of US Pork
CHINA - Training seminars conducted by USMEF in Shanghai provided Chinese importers, distributors and chefs information about cutting, preparing and marketing a variety of US pork cuts. The trainings,...
Pig Industry News from United States Tiny Bubbles Help Heal Broken Bones in Pigs
US - Researchers have developed a much needed alternative to bone grafts that could help alleviate the long-term hospitalization, disability, and considerable costs to the health system associated with...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Tight Pork Supplies Limit Export Performance Once Again
UK - UK exports of fresh/frozen pork in March were 3 per cent lower on the year at 19,100 tonnes, according to the latest data from HMRC, reports Millie Askew, AHDB analyst....
Pig Industry News from Canada Lobbying to Save NAFTA Proving Effective
CANADA - The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says lobbying efforts from both within the United States and from Canada and Mexico to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement...
Pig Industry News from European Union Global Market Report – EU and Spain Mercedes Vega
Between supply and demand in Spain a balance has been struck, although punctual, after a month of repeating the prices of live hogs....
17 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Study: Economic Ripple Effect of Livestock Operations in Indiana
ANALYSIS - If you've driven through the US state of Indiana, you'll have seen lots of corn and soybean fields. It’s no surprise that it ranks in the top 10 US agricultural states, but what is surprising...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Commit to Scottish Pig Health Charter
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish pig farmers have united in their commitment to animal health and welfare by signing up to the Scottish Pig Health Charter....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Disappointment for Roasts; Sausage Sales Sizzle
UK - During the 12 weeks ended 24 April, primary pork volume sales were down just over 1 per cent compared to the previous year, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel, writes Bethan Wilkins,...
Pig Industry News from Global Joint Canada-US Initiative Aims to Improve Transport Biosecurity, Biocontainment
US & CANADA - The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Centre says a joint Canada-US imitative aimed at addressing biosecurity and biocontainment issues at points of high concentrations of...
Pig Industry News from Serbia Chinese Companies Eyeing Serbian Market
SERBIA - Riding a wave of the Belt and Road Initiative and fast-developing China-Serbia partnership, dozens of Chinese companies are eyeing the Serbian market....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: Price Increase Likely to Take Place
EU - This week, the European slaughter pig market appears to be overall balanced. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Osborne Industries Inc. USA to exhibit at VIV Russia 2017
Osborne Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced pig production equipment, is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at VIV Russia....
 
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