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16 January 2018
America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Award 2018
The National Pork Board is seeking the next America’s Pig Farmer of the Year, with applications now open for the annual industry award....
15 January 2018
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health looks to the future with appointment of David Strachan as head of Avian and Swine
David Strachan has been appointed head of the avian and swine business unit following Boehringer Ingelheim’s acquisition of Merial Animal Health....
12 January 2018
China Pork Market Dashboard powered by IQC Insights: Week 1, 2018
We have the latest prices for Week 1, 2018 (Dec.30, 2017~Jan.5, 2018)....
MetaFarms launches SOW ENTERPRISE
MetaFarms, Inc, the information platform for agriculture, today announced a new technology for swine producers. MetaFarms’ SOW ENTERPRISE is a premium upgrade to the SOW module within the MetaFarms’...
11 January 2018
US November exports hit new value record
US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) reports that November pork exports totalled 223,962 metric tons, down slightly from 2016. But through the first 11 months of 2017, export volume remained on pace for a...
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Some observations for the future
Gene edited, markets and USDA Voluntary Pork Grade System. ...
10 January 2018
Pig farmers receive 25:1 return on Pork Checkoff investments
US pork producers receive a positive return on their Checkoff investment, according to a 2017 study conducted and released by Harry Kaiser, the Gellert Family Professor in the Dyson School of Applied Economics...
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health appoints new head of Avian and Swine
David Strachan has been appointed head of the avian and swine business unit following Boehringer Ingelheim’s acquisition of Merial Animal Health. ...
08 January 2018
NA PRRS Symposium highlights include diagnostics, epidemiology
ANALYSIS - Dr. Jens Kjaer, director of technical marketing with Boehringer Ingelheim, highlights technical topics covered at the Saturday morning session of the North American PRRS Symposium in Chicago...
Wealth of information for pig producers in AHDB report
A report by AHDB Pork which looks at the cost of pig meat production in all EU countries will prove valuable to pig producers in Britain – particularly in the face of Brexit....
Porcozin: the backpack disinfectant treating diarrhoea in pigs
A motorised backpack sprayer disinfectant, Porcozin, is effective against diarrhoea in three out of four litters....
05 January 2018
AHDB seeks Strategic Farm hosts
AHDB Pork is looking for four producers to be new Strategic Farm hosts, in an exciting development for 2018. ...
04 January 2018
Applications now open for 2018 Pork Industry Scholarships
The National Pork Board announces the opening of the application period of the 2018 Pork Industry Scholarships. ...
Combatting PRRSV: the new oral fluid IgM-IgA ELISA
Swine producers and veterinarians need both nucleic acid- and antibody-based tests to monitor PRRSV. PRRSV RT-PCR reflects virus circulation at the time of sample collection, whereas antibodies reveal...
World’s first bacon without nitrites
A meat processor in Northern Ireland has developed what is claimed to be the world’s first bacon that is free from nitrites and that ‘cuts the cancer risk of bacon'....
03 January 2018
UK pig stud secures biggest ever export order to China
The UK has received its largest ever export order from China for frozen boar semen, in a deal which also involves training Chinese staff in artificial insemination (AI) and semen handling. Deerpark Pedigree...
46 farms now at heart of expanding AHDB Farm Excellence Network
Farmer-to-farmer learning is now at the heart of AHDB’s knowledge exchange work, with 46 farms across the country fully engaged in AHDB Farm Excellence activities....
02 January 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S.D.A Hog and pigs report more pigs!
Last Friday the U.S.D.A released an inventory report for the U.S....
Red Tractor founder awarded CBE in New Year Honours list
David Clarke, a founding member of Red Tractor Assurance, has been honoured with a CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours. ...
25 December 2017
The best of The Pig Site 2017: husbandry and innovation
Continuing in The Pig Site’s rundown of the best articles of 2017, today…...
22 December 2017
Genesus Global Market Report: Mexico
Mexico has experienced a good year 2017 in the swine industry. The national herd has expanded but at the same time pork prices keep working very well. ...
20 December 2017
China Pork Market Dashboard powered by IQC Insights: Week 48
We have the latest prices for Week 48. ...
CMA approve Tulip Ltd acquisition
The Competition & Markets Authority, last week, announced its approval of Tulip Ltd’s acquisition of pig producer, Easey Holdings Ltd, with no further action necessary. ...
19 December 2017
High-tech camera helps protect sows and piglets
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and collaborators are using 3-D imaging to protect newborn piglets by monitoring adult female pigs' behaviour....
Red Tractor fresh produce standards to be recognised by Tesco and GLOBAL GAP
Fresh produce grown on Red Tractor assured farms is to be recognised as equivalent to two major food assurance schemes. ...
RCVS Christmas Box charities announced
The President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has chosen two charities focused on working animals in the UK, The Horse Trust and Medical Detection Dogs, as the recipients of this year’s...
Nutriad releases 2017 Great Britain & Ireland 2017 Mycotoxin Survey
For many years multinational feed additives producer Nutriad has been analyzing crops across the world to determine mycotoxin contamination level, so it can better support local producers in their mycotoxin...
Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S. small pig market on fire
The cash price for U.S. early weans and feeder pigs is on fire. Last week the U.S. cash feeder price for a 40lb pig averaged $73.37 each....
Nutriad concludes maize mycotoxin survey Spain
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, a leader in solutions for Mycotoxin Management, continues to invest in mycotoxin surveys across the world. The annual surveys, which are shared with industry...
New research highlights opportunity to improve the iron status of piglets
Iron deficiency could be reducing the performance of piglets post-weaning, despite the routine use of iron injections and feed supplements....
 
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