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19 October 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Better feed conversion, more profit for your wallet
In theory, the secret to boosting your pork profits is simple: spend less and make more. Yet with ever increasing feed costs eating into your bottom line, that’s easier said than done....
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Global Market Report: Canada – Reverse of fortunes (kind of)
Eight weeks ago, in my August 13th Commentary Bob Hunsberger, Wallenstein Farm Supply, projected profits for the next 12 months at ($10.96) per pig average and producer profitability levels that week ($19.25)...
18 October 2018
Pig Industry News from China China soybean imports set for biggest drop in 12 years amid tariff conflict
China's soybean imports are set to drop by a quarter in the last three months of 2018, their biggest fall in at least 12 years as buyers curb purchases amid the Sino-US trade war and high domestic stockpiles...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Could a no-deal Brexit mean backtracking our welfare standards?
UK - Government must prioritise high welfare imports to avoid low-grade, low-welfare products arriving on our supermarket shelves...
Pig Industry News from Canada How do you prevent your buildings from deteriorating so quickly?
The Prairie Swine Centre and the University of Saskatchewan investigate rapid deterioration of pig buildings and potential mitigation strategies to prolong the lifespan of Canadian swine facilities...
17 October 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Where is African swine fever now?
What is the current status of ASF around the world, and what are both infected and non-infected regions doing to stop its spread?...
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: quotations are going down
At present, the mood is gloomy in the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market. A majority of quotations continue to go down, with the price decreases ranging from a corrected 0.8 to 5 cents...
Pig Industry News from Australia Affluent effluent possible for piggeries
About 16 per cent of the manure effluent of the Australian pig herd is now directed to biogas systems, equating to 29 percent of the herd housed in conventional sheds at piggeries larger than 500 sow farrow-to-finish,...
Pig Industry News from United States Absolutely the least exciting thing about raising pigs
Maintenance. We all know it's important but it’s not something anybody gets excited about doing....
16 October 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: German discounted prices are stirring the market
Last week (9 October) the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market presented itself inconsistently: while the pigs-for-slaughter quotations appeared steady in some EU member countries, they went down...
Pig Industry News from Global How will access to data boost agricultural productivity?
The Global Open Data for Agriculture (GODAN) and the Open Data Charter have launched a guide for governments to open agricultural data...
Pig Industry News from United States US pork industry seeks 2019 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow
The National Pork Board is searching for the next Pig Farmers of Tomorrow, with applications now open through 12 November...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Fair funding to be granted to all farmers across the UK
UK - Independent panel will look at how funding supports the needs of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland...
15 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States How to equip your show pig project
Showing livestock becomes more competitive each year. And parents, beware. The necessary equipment and supplies probably seem a little different than when you showed...
Pig Industry News from United States National pork board seeking new directors
The Pork Checkoff’s board of directors is accepting applications through to 1 November 2018 to fill five three-year terms...
Pig Industry News from Global What can carcass-based assessments tell us about the lifetime welfare status of pigs?
Research study indicates that carcass assessments, including monitoring of carcass lesions and weight, provide useful lifetime welfare information...
Pig Industry News from China African swine fever hits China farm with 20,000 pigs as risks rise
BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported a new African swine fever case on a farm with nearly 20,000 pigs on Monday, the largest farm yet to report the highly contagious disease in the world’s top pork producer...
Pig Industry News from Canada Modern technology improves in-barn environmental control
How has technology improved barn conditions and environmental control? ...
14 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Medicator aids Show Pig production
Adding a water-based medicator adds flexibility to your management options. ...
12 October 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union African swine fever moves westwards in Europe
What can pet pig keepers, smallholders, and commercial pig producers do to prevent disease reaching our pigs in the UK?...
Pig Industry News from Canada Tariffs on US pork continue to hamper US and Canadian exports
Despite the new North American Trade Agreement, tariffs on US pork remain an issue for US and Canadian pork producers...
Pig Industry News from United States Asia trade mission offers valuable market insights for US pork team
The Pork Checkoff team toured Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Macau, meeting with pork processors, distributors and retailers, importers and traders, as well as in-country staff responsible for promoting...
Pig Industry News from Canada ATP bioluminescence used to assess trailer cleanliness
Prairie Swine Centre research publishes a new study documenting the successful use of ATP bioluminescence in efficiently testing trailer hygiene...
Pig Industry News from China China mulls cutting protein in animal feed as soybean supply tightens
CHINA (Reuters) - The current guideline recommends only minimum levels of protein; the move is being considered due in part to higher Chinese tariffs on US soybeans, which has caused Chinese soymeal prices...
Pig Industry News from United States Strep suis resurfacing to challenge high-health herds
What’s old is new again — or at least that’s what some high-health herds are finding with Streptococcus suis (Strep suis)...
11 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Holding time for feedstuffs may reduce swine disease risk
A new practice designed to reduce disease transmission risk involves knowing exactly how long certain feed ingredients have been securely stored before allowing their use on pig farms...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom £30 million commitment to help UK farmers boost productivity
The UK government has committed £30 million for further rounds of the popular Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme (CPSGS), which helps farmers buy the equipment they need to boost productivity...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: Is it a miracle?
A Month ago, 53-54% lean hogs were 44¢ lb....
Pig Industry News from South Africa Biomin hosts 8th World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town, South Africa
Innovative animal nutrition company Biomin hosted 800 delegates from 76 countries in Cape Town, South Africa from 3 to 5 October 2018. The theme of the scientific conference was S.C.O.P.E. or “Scientific...
Pig Industry News from United States New “At The Meeting” episodes discuss summer PRRS outbreaks and latest research on PCV3
In two new episodes of the “At The Meeting … Honoring Dr Bob Morrison” podcast, cohosts Dr Tom Wetzell, Dr Gordon Spronk and Dr Montserrat Torremorell visit with researchers about possible factors...
 
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