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23 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Influence Feed: SNAP Judgments, 2019 Budget
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and...
Pig Industry News from Global McDonald’s beats KFC, Burger King, Subway and Starbucks on animal welfare
The leading global measure of how companies perform on farm animal welfare has revealed that McDonald’s has outperformed its global rivals....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Michael Gove announces legislation on mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses
The RSPCA responds to Gove's announcement of mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses from May 2018....
Pig Industry News from Mexico Global Market Report: Mexico's pork market
After two weeks surfing the Mexican pork market, talking with producers and packers, there are some relevant facts that allows us to subtract the following conclusions: Price - The price has kept a...
Pig Industry News from United States Antibiotic-free production: What lessons can pork learn from poultry?
A rapid increase in the use of vaccines for respiratory and enteric diseases in swine over the past year will ultimately allow a reduction in antibiotic use, predicted Joe Connor, DVM, swine veterinarian,...
22 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Cranswick tops Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare for the second consecutive year
British Food Producer, Cranswick retained its top tier ranking in the sixth annual Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare, launched today (22 February) at the London Stock Exchange....
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: US Hog Prices slide lower
Over the last week US 53-54% lean hogs, decreased from 74.25c / lb to 71.63c / lb. In our mind this is mostly attributed to Pork Cut-Outs that declined from 82-83c/lb range, to 77-79c/lb last week. ...
Pig Industry News from Canada Canadian Pork Excellence important in marketing Canadian pork
FarmScape - In an interview with Bruce Cochrane, FarmScape, Mark Fynn, Manager of quality assurance and animal care programmes with Manitoba pork, discusses the importance of the 'Verified Canadian Pork'...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU elects new officeholder team
Minette Batters has been elected as the new President of the National Farmers’ Union....
21 February 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Manitoba launches consultation on agricultural Crown lands
The Manitoba government has launched a consultation focused on agricultural Crown lands, to ensure upcoming policy changes reflect the views of the livestock industry while improving fairness and transparency...
Pig Industry News from United States Tyson Foods pork processing facility suspends operations
Operations at the processing plant have been halted due to a “production related issue” according to Tyson Foods communications....
Pig Industry News from Australia Novel pork proposals make for good reading
Novel means of monitoring and improving pig health and reproduction, alleviating summer infertility and enhancing genetic progress across the Australian pig herd, were just some of the subjects covered...
Pig Industry News from European Union Gilt and Sow Management Guidelines 2017: Section 1 General Farm Review
This section provides checklists on key performance indicators related to general sow farm processes and performance. ...
20 February 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union 3 tips for surviving the vitamin A & E supply crisis
A supply disruption of Vitamin A and Vitamin E has led to higher prices, presenting a clear challenge to nutritionists and feed formulators in many markets around the globe. Here we examine the role of...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Michael Gove announces farm inspection review
A comprehensive review of farm inspections to remove bureaucratic burdens placed on farmers has been announced by Environment Secretary Michael Gove today....
Pig Industry News from European Union Can your boar ensure quality? Hypor Kanto can
These days, quality can be hard to find, unless you know where to look. And if you’re seeking a boar that offers exceptional meat quality, look no further than the Hypor Kanto. ...
Pig Industry News from United States How long do mycoplasma-negative herds stay negative?
Most hog farms successfully stamp out mycoplasma pneumonia when they work with their veterinarian to eliminate the disease. The challenge is preventing reinfection....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Food and farming can power Britain post-Brexit, says NFU President
Now is the opportunity to change and reshape agriculture policy and future-proof British food production, according to NFU President Meurig Raymond. ...
Pig Industry News from European Union Hypor Libra*: Greater gains with less labour
The expression “time is money” is especially true for pork producers, because time and money are the two things that are always in short supply; or at least, they used to be. Thanks to the new Hypor...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Vets claim victory as Gove recognises animal welfare as a public good
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has warmly welcomed Defra Secretary of State Michael Gove’s statement that animal welfare is a public good that could be funded under a future agricultural policy...
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus global technical report: Short remarks about sow's lactation
If you search the internet «sows do not produce milk» or «sows do not produce enough milk» you will find multiple articles, trials, recommendations and expert’s opinions; that often contradict each...
Pig Industry News from United States USDA seeks comments on plans to modernise swine inspection
Spokespersons for USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) made the rounds at the 2018 International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta to drum up support for proposed rules to modernize...
19 February 2018
Pig Industry News from Ireland Increase in pig price fully justified
Chairman of IFA Pigs Committee, Tom Hogan, has said the pig price must rise over the coming days and weeks, and that this rise is fully justified....
Pig Industry News from China China turns to artificial intelligence to track its 700 million pigs
Alibaba, Tequ Group and Dekon group sign multi-million-dollar deal to bring artificial intelligence (AI) to China’s pig farming industry....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Mind your head: UK farmers talk mental health
More than one farmer a week in the UK dies by suicide. Leading farming charity, ‘Mind your head’, discusses mental health with UK farmers. ...
16 February 2018
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Global Market Report: Canada - a strange marriage
The ties that bind. The marriage I am referring to is the increasingly strong one between the Quebec and Ontario pork industries. ...
Pig Industry News from Mexico Jim Long Pork Commentary: Mexico trip report
Last week we spent in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Capital of Jalisco is Guadalajara. Jalisco is the number one state in Mexico for hog production, with over 20% of the country’s output....
Pig Industry News from India India’s pig farmers encouraged to go ‘commercial’
In order to encourage adoption of scientifically-backed commercial pig rearing methods by India’s pig farmers, the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has embarked upon a training...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom The latest meat processing trends uncovered at Foodex 2018
Visitors to the NEC, Birmingham in April can discover a wide range of new technological innovations to meet growing consumers demands....
15 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Saker ShopRites, Inc. recalls empanadas due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen
Saker ShopRites, Inc, a Linden, NJ. establishment, is recalling approximately 19,757 pounds of pork and chicken empanadas due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the US Department of Agriculture’s...
 
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