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25 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada ARC and E Approach Proving Effective in Dealing with PED
CANADA - A programme originally set up in Ontario to combat Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome has been has been extremely effective in dealing with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States Nutritional Value of Soybean Meal Varies Among Sources from Different Countries
US - Research from the University of Illinois is helping swine producers know what they're getting when they buy soybean meal from different countries....
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba PED Outbreak Appears on the Decline
CANADA - The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea outbreak that has spread throughout swine operations in southeastern Manitoba since the end of April appears to be on the decline, reports Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States Feed biosecurity must address risk of PEDV transmission
The biosecurity of swine feed is important for producing healthy animals and safe pork. But until 2013, feed was considered a low-risk vehicle for transmitting viral pathogens to swine....
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: Summer market continues to be lucrative
The summer hog market continues to provide strong profits. Lean Hogs over 90¢ lb. Last year same time U.S lean hogs were averaging 72¢ lb. The difference at least $36 per head to the better. Huge profit...
24 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: June Hog Slaughter 3.2% Higher Than a Year Ago
US - USDA released Thursday afternoon its monthly tabulation of livestock statistics for June and the data contained some interesting insights, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from Argentina Diplomat Says Mercosur Should Seek More Food Exports to China
ARGENTINA - The Southern Common Market (Mercosur) should have a bigger share in China's food imports, said Diego Guelar, Argentina's ambassador to China, on Friday....
Pig Industry News from Viet Nam Rise in Pork Prices Owing to New Stimulus Programme
VIET NAM - Pork prices have risen recently following programmes to stimulate demand and to control the number of pigs raised by farmers, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development....
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Calls for Total Contribution Pension System to be Introduced in 2018 Budget
IRELAND - IFA Farm Family and Social Affairs Chairperson Maura Canning has called for the current averaging system to be moved to a total contributions system for the purposes of calculating a person’s...
Pig Industry News from Global Global Pig Meat Production Set to Rise Further
GLOBAL - Over the next decade global pig meat production is expected to increase in line with demand, according to the latest OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook. However, pig meat, traditionally the world’s...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom SPP Continues Long Running Rally
UK - Although some spot prices have eased back a shade, most stood on and the SPP continues its long-running rally, putting on a further .34p and now stands at 164.2p, and weekly contribution prices also...
Pig Industry News from Uruguay Two PRRS Outbreaks in Uruguay Pig Farms
URUGUAY - The country's veterinary authorities have reported two outbreaks of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) at two pig farms, one based in Salto and the other in Canelones....
Pig Industry News from Global Using Pig Model to Study Chronic Diseases May Help Minimise Drug Failure Rate
GLOBAL - Scientists may be able to minimise the failure rate of drugs for diseases linked to high-calorie diets, such as colon cancer and type 2 diabetes, if they test treatments using a pig model, according...
Pig Industry News from France Ceva continues to deliver double-digit growth, sales up 20% versus S1 2016 driven by organic growth and acquisitions
Consolidated sales of the Ceva Group reached €546m at the end of June 2017, representing growth of 20% versus last year and +6.6% at constant perimeter and exchange rates....
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Market Report: July 17 USA Market Report
We have increased packing capacity coming up and that has been the talk of the industry. There has been sow expansion and will continue to see more as we fill this new capacity....
21 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Progress and Changes in Tulip Ltd
UK - The recovery of Tulip Ltd is now three months ahead of schedule – the business has been in profit for some weeks now. Focus now moves to optimisation and competitiveness of the business. Today the...
Pig Industry News from European Union Precision delivery coated butyrate: tackling Salmonella in pigs while increasing performance
When Salmonella is present in the gastro intestinal tract (GIT) of pigs, it might contaminate carcasses during the slaughter process, and become a source of food poisoning and bacterial gastro-enteritis...
Pig Industry News from United States IAV-S Elimination in Breed-to-Wean Herds is Challenging - but Possible
Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) continues to present an ever-changing health challenge in breed-to-wean populations....
Pig Industry News from United States Veterinarian Offers Tips for Surviving a CSI Audit
US - While audits are part of doing business, many pork producers still worry about going through the process. Amber Stricker, DVM, steps in to help clients prepare for or undergo an audit, which is typically...
Pig Industry News from Korea, North North Korean Food Production Hit by Worst Drought Since 2001
NORTH KOREA - DPR Korea's crop production for 2017, including staple rice, maize, potatoes and soybean, has been severely damaged by prolonged dry weather conditions, threatening food security for a large...
Pig Industry News from Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Reopens to US Pork
UZBEKISTAN - Fresh/frozen US pork has been added to the eligible products list for Uzbekistan, with an effective date of 1 January 2017....
Pig Industry News from United States Human in Vitro Fertilisation Could Evolve Thanks to Piglet Study
US - It is estimated that parents seeking to have children through in vitro fertilization (IVF) spend between $12,000 and $15,000 each session plus the cost of medications, which could average between...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Bacon Performing Well; Roasts Continue to Decline
UK - During the 12 weeks ended 18 June, the primary pork volume sales decreased by 3 per cent on a year-on-year basis, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel. However, a 5 per cent increase...
Pig Industry News from Canada Improved Trailer Design Offers Improved Animal Welfare, Faster Loading & Easier Disinfection
CANADA - A Research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre says improved swine transport trailer designs offer improved animal welfare, faster loading and unloading and easier cleaning and disinfection,...
Pig Industry News from China Governor of Iowa Kicks Off China Farm Mission
CHINA - Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is leading a trade mission to China that will feature officials from groups representing the state's major agricultural producers....
20 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK Pig Slaughterings Down in June
UK - Millie Askew, Senior Analyst reports that at 845 thousand head, UK clean pig slaughterings in June were 2 per cent lower than in the same month in 2016, according to latest data from Defra....
Pig Industry News from Canada Higher Interest Rates, Stronger Dollar Weaken Pork Industry Profits
CANADA - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says indications of rising interest rates in Canada and the impact that's having on the value of the Canadian dollar is taking a bite...
Pig Industry News from Global Full Benefits of CETA Expected to be Delayed by Technical Issues
CANADA & EU - Unresolved outstanding issues are expected to delay the full benefits for Canadian agriculture of Canada's free trade deal with Europe, reports Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States Vaccine Bank Needed to Protect Food, National Security, Say Ag Groups
US - Citing economic and food and national security concerns, an ad hoc coalition of more than 100 agricultural organisations and allied industries groups urged Congress to include in the next Farm Bill...
Pig Industry News from Australia APL Continues to Back Pork Producers in Face of Industry Price Shock
AUSTRALIA - "The fundamentals of the Australian pork industry remain sound, despite the significant challenges facing the sector" is the message Australian Pork Limited (APL) CEO Andrew Spencer delivered...
 
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