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02 October 2017
CME: Hog/Pork Industry Continues to Expand; Helps Keep 2018 Pork Price Inflation in Check
US - We think futures may construe the latest "Hogs and Pigs" report as bearish for the short term and neutral for spring/summer of 2018, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Right Diets, Right Volumes Critical to Peak Sow Productivity
CANADA - The Head Nutritionist with Gestal says ensuring the sow receives the right feed in the right amount is key to ensuring top performance and extended productivity, according to Bruce Cochrane....
29 September 2017
CME: Weekly Pork Export Sales Not as Strong as Expected
US - Hog futures have rallied in the last two trading sessions despite continued erosion in the cash hog index and weak pork cutout values, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Strong Pork Demand Critical to Clearing Anticipated Record US Slaughter Hog Numbers
US - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says strong demand for pork will be critical to offset an anticipated record volume of US slaughter hogs expected to come to market over...
21 September 2017
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....
19 September 2017
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....
15 September 2017
England's Breeding Herd Steady; Fattening Pigs Up in June
UK - Defra figures from the 1 June Agricultural survey indicate that England’s pig herd increased modestly compared to the previous year, reaching almost 4.0 million head, writes Bethan Wilkins, AHDB...
12 September 2017
Tulip Announces Investment in UK Pig Farming
UK - Easey Holdings Ltd is a family-owned pig farming operation consisting of four key divisions - breeding herds (sows), growing herds, a veterinary practice and a livestock transport business....
06 September 2017
Nutrition Key to Improved Reproductive Performance, Longevity of Sows
CANADA - The Head Nutritionist with Gestal suggests a greater focus on nutrition in the sow herd can result in better conception rates, improved milk production during lactation, reduce re-breeding intervals...
31 August 2017
CME: Hog Supplies in Canada; Implications for US Production in H2/2017
US & CANADA - USDA last week issued a report on the combined inventory of hogs and pigs in US and Canada, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pork Producers Encouraged to Formulate Sow Rations Based on Parity
CANADA - The Head Nutritionist with Gestal recommends segregating gestating sows housed in groups by parity to allow rations to be formulated to more closely meet their nutritional requirements, Bruce...
GB Pig Prices Return to Downwards Trajectory
UK - Despite some uplift in the previous week, the EU-spec SPP resumed its decline in week ended 26 August, reports Bethan Wilkins, AHDB Pork analyst....
25 August 2017
Pig Farmers Urged to Improve Genetics, Infrastructure
NAMIBIA - Although Namibia still had to import 1,049 tonnes of pork from January to May, 38 per cent less than in the same period in 2016, the country could in the near future play a role to help feed...
14 August 2017
China-born Clones Bring Pig Organs Closer for Human Transplants
CHINA - Scientists have cloned genetically modified piglets that may prove a safe source of organs for transplants into humans....
09 August 2017
Danish Pig Breeding Herd Still Edging Up
DENMARK - The number of sows in Denmark has increased again based on data from the 1 July pig survey. This follows the small year on year increase in the 1 April pig count, according to Leo Colby, AHDB...
26 July 2017
Pig Breeding, Chicken Egg Production Named as Growth Points in EEU States
KAZAKHSTAN - The Eurasian Economic Commission declares that pig breeding and production of chicken eggs is the growth points in the agriculture of 2017-2018, reads the draft prognosis of the development...
21 July 2017
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...
19 July 2017
Higher US Hog Numbers Expected to Result in Lower Market Prices
CANADA & US - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says a dramatic increase in US hog numbers will signal a shift to lower market hog prices, Bruce Cochrane reports....
05 July 2017
World's First Pigs Cloned by Robotic Instrument Born in Tianjin
CHINA - Recently, China proved its success in cloning pigs, as test results show the new-born pigs and their surrogate sows are unrelated....
30 June 2017
CME: More Hogs and Pigs Than Mid-point of Expectations
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released their Quarterly 'Hogs and Pigs' report yesterday, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
22 June 2017
Amid Cattle Slaughter Row, Punjab Budget Bats for Pigs
INDIA - Even as the Centre's ban on cattle sale for slaughter at animal markets has triggered a country-wide debate, Punjab government on Tuesday announced setting up of new pig breeding farms, saying...
Norway: Close Cooperation in Pig Supply Chain
NORWAY - Pigs are farmed on a very small scale in Norway, with a total of 90,000 sows and average herd sizes of 50 sows. The three per cent of land that can be used for agriculture, the caps on herd sizes...
10 June 2017
World Pork Expo: Genesus' Jim Long Expects Strong '17 Pig Prices in US, China & EU
ANALYSIS - Jim Long, President and CEO of Genesus Genetics, shares expectations for 2017 pig prices in the US, Canada, Russia, China and the EU, as well as global drivers of the swine industry....
25 May 2017
Scientists Develop New Device to Overcome Pig Genome Flaw
UK - Scientists at the University of Kent, working with colleagues from the genetics research industry[1], have developed a new genetic screening device and protocol that helps pig breeding....
10 May 2017
Danish Pig Breeding Herd Moving Up
DENMARK - The number of sows in Denmark is increasing again, according to data from the 1 April pig survey, writes Leo Colby, AHDB Consultant....
10 March 2017
Breeding Intervals Important in Choosing Group Sizes in Group Housing
CANADA - A Nutritionist with Gestal says, when planning group sizes in group sow housing systems, producers should consider anticipated breeding schedules, Bruce Cochrane reports....
03 March 2017
Higher Canola Meal Inclusions in Lactating Sow Diets Possible
CANADA - Research conducted by the University of Manitoba shows canola meal can be included in the diets of lactating sows at much higher levels than previously believed, writes Bruce Cochrane....
24 February 2017
Gene-Edited Pigs Show Signs of Resistance to Major Viral Disease
UK - Scientists have produced pigs that may be protected from an infection that costs the swine industry billions each year....
Genus's PIC Enters Strategic Partnership with Hermitage
GLOBAL - Genus, a leading global animal genetics company, and Hermitage, one of the longest established pig breeding companies in Europe, are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement to enter...
16 February 2017
Novus Hosts Next Generation Swine Nutritionist Council Meeting
US - Last week, Novus International hosted the inaugural meeting of the Next Generation Swine Nutritionist Council....
 
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