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22 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Canadian Global Pork Exports Forecast to Continue Growing
US - Livestock, meat, and byproduct (tallow, hide, etc.) markets are highly linked across North America (US, Canada, and Mexico). Today, we highlight recent data and reports regarding Canada and Mexico,...
Pig Industry News from Canada CPC Continues to Lobby for Resolution of Remaining Trade Barriers
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) welcomes the provisional application of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) as a first step towards a commercially viable...
Pig Industry News from United States Whole Food Diet May Help Prevent Colon Cancer, Other Chronic Conditions
US - A diet that includes plenty of colorful vegetables and fruits may contain compounds that can stop colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases in pigs, according to an international team of researchers....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Online Training Tool Goes Live Next Week
UK - Pig Pro, the new training and development web-based tool for the pig industry, goes live on Monday – giving farmers a simpler and more flexible way to record staff skills....
Pig Industry News from Canada Maintaining Mental Health Key to Coping with PED
CANADA - The Human Resources and Training Coordinator with Manitoba Pork says it's important for swine barn workers dealing with the stresses of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea to focus on maintaining their...
Pig Industry News from Global Landmark EU, Canada Trade Deal Enters Into Force
EU & CANADA - The European Union and Canada began cutting import duties from Thursday on thousands of products and services in a reminder to the United Kingdom of the work it will take to replace the trade...
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Pig Industry News from United States PEDV still taking major toll on US sow farms
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) is still around and can lead to major losses for pork producers, cautioned Gene Nemechek, DVM, technical services veterinarian, Zoetis....
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Global Market Report: Canada - slow and steady wins the race?
StatsCan recently released its July 1st hog inventory report. It placed total inventory of all hogs at 14.1 million head up 2% from a year ago. The market hog inventory was up 2% while the sow inventory...
Pig Industry News from United States What does optimal FCR really mean?
As a genetic supplier, one of the first topics discussed in any meeting is feed conversion ratio (FCR). While a very easy value to calculate, it is important to know the relationship between FCR and profitability....
Pig Industry News from European Union Nutriad appoints business development manager
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad announced the appointment of Ms. Karen de Ridder as Business Development Manager Preservation & Functional Ingredients. Around the world, the Belgium headquartered...
21 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New Requirements Trigger Permit Review
UK - New requirements for holders of an environmental permit mean the Environment Agency (EA) will be reviewing all existing permits over the next four years....
Pig Industry News from Portugal Continente Promotes Portuguese Pork in Stores
PORTUGAL - Portuguese hypermarket chain Continente is promoting national pork meat under its private label brand in all of its 255 stores....
Pig Industry News from Global Conflicts Drag Down Food Security Amid Growing Global Food Output
GLOBAL - Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve the global food supply situation, but ongoing civil conflicts and climate-related...
Pig Industry News from Canada Researchers Identify Strategies for Reducing Aggression Among Group Housed Sows
CANADA - A researcher with the Prairie Swine Centre says a range of strategies have been shown effective for reducing aggression among group housed sows, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States AASV Research: PEDv Transmission Through Feed Dust
ANALYSIS - Jordan Gebhardt, PhD candidate and a veterinary student at Kansas State University, shares new research about Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), and its transmission through feed and dust....
20 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Global CETA Agreement Between Canada, EU Comes Into Force
CANADA & EU - The date of 21 September represents the start of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), reports Rebecca Oborne, AHDB Pork analyst....
Pig Industry News from European Union EU Pig Prices: General Drop in Prices; Markets Under Pressure
EU - All across the continent and almost without exception, the European slaughter pig markets are presenting decreasing prices. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Iowa Regulators Reject New Rules for Hog Confinements
US - Over loud protests, state regulators voted unanimously Monday to reject proposed changes to rules governing large-scale livestock feeding operations in rural areas that advocates say are needed to...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Farmers Advised to Adjust to Higher Dollar
CANADA - The Chief Agricultural Economist with FCC is advising farmers to be prepared for the impact of increasing interest rates on the value of the Canadian dollar, writes Bruce Cochrane....
19 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Futures Rebound Even as Cash Prices for Pork, Hogs Lose Ground
US - Hog futures rebounded on Friday even as cash prices for both pork and hogs continued to lose ground, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from Global World Hunger Again on the Rise, New UN Report Reveals
GLOBAL - After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, says a new edition of the annual...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom GB Sow Productivity Continues to Rise
UK - In the 12 months ending June 2017, the productivity of the GB sow herd continued to increase, according to latest data from Agrosoft, writes Millie Askew, Senior Analyst at AHDB Pork....
Pig Industry News from Ukraine Donetsk Republic Bans Iconic Ukrainian Pork Delicacy
UKRAINE - The Ministry of Agro-Industrial Policy and Food of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic has banned the import of all pork products made in Ukraine, including salo, the iconic meat product...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: US Packer Capacity
Last Thursday the US set a new record day for hog marketing of 455,000 head per day....
Pig Industry News from United States Taking oral-fluid samples for PRRS: How many and when?
Oral-fluid sampling can provide a simple, reliable way to surveil for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), Marisa Rotolo, DVM, of Iowa State University, reported at the 2017 American...
Pig Industry News from United States SHIC Offers Training for Rapid Responders to Novel Disease Outbreaks
US - The Swine Health Information Center has launched a new training programme for members of its Rapid Response Corps, writes Bruce Cochrane....
18 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Sharp Decline in Pork Belly Prices
US - The sharp decline in belly prices has been astounding (down 50 per cent in the last few weeks). But it also makes a bit more sense once you take a step back and look at the extreme volatility in...
Pig Industry News from Thailand Cargill Expands Animal Nutrition Business in Thailand
THAILAND - Cargill’s animal feed and nutrition business is expanding its capabilities in Thailand by acquiring a feed mill in Prachinburi province in Thailand....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom GB Pig Prices Face Corrections Late Last Week
UK - All the signs were there earlier in the week that prices would be facing something of a correction today, and they did, writes Peter Crichton in his "Traffic Lights" commentary for 15 September 2017....
 
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