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13 January 2016
Chipotle Ordered to Submit Documents Following Norovirus Outbreak
US - Restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.has been served with a federal subpoena as part of a criminal investigation tied to a norovirus outbreak at one of its restaurants in California....
Canada Market Report
CANADA - As we close the books on 2015 it is always good to review. Then I will attempt the “fool’s errand” of what 2016 may hold, writes Bob Fraser – Sales & Service, Genesus Ontario....
12 January 2016
Pork Commentary: Surge in Small Pig Prices
US - Last week US cash early weans averaged $57.54 and 40 pound feeder pigs were up to $64.52. A jump of almost $20 per head in the last few weeks and up $7.00 from a week ago. We believe cash small pigs...
Aurora Alimentos Pledges to Eliminate Gestation Crates for Breeding Sows
BRAZIL - Cooperativa Central Aurora Alimentos, owner of Aurora brand and Brazil’s third largest pork producer, has announced it will completely phase out of the continuous use of gestation crates for...
The Roxell Sow Concept: Feeding Process Tailored to the Needs of the Animals
GLOBAL - Modern pig farms operate on a larger scale and sell their products in a very competitive market. To be successful they need top performing, automated feeding and drinking systems....
11 January 2016
Boehringer Ingelheim to Acquire Merial
GLOBAL - On 15 December 2015, Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) announced that it had entered an agreement with Sanofi to swap businesses. The deal will see Boehringer acquire Merial, making the combined company...
Nutriad Expands in China
CHINA - Global producer of feed additive solutions Nutriad is expanding its commercial team in China, as it announced the appointment of Mr Jim Zeng as National Sales Manager. ...
Pig Population Health Research Update
CANADA - Population health and the role genetics plays is a fascinating area of research and its implications for the industry can be substantial. New technology and computing power has allowed advancement...
06 January 2016
2016 Begins – Our Observations
CANADA - As we begin 2016 and look towards the New Year, we find ourselves wondering what the future is in hog markets and profitability. 2 years ago now we predicted 2014 – The Year of the Pig Farmer....
04 January 2016
Mexico Hog Market
MEXICO - The Slaughter price in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area during 2015 has had important fluctuations, starting the year with an average slaughter price of $0.8053 USD/Lb ($27.05 Mx/kg), and ending...
24 December 2015
Pork Commentary: Country of Origin Labelling Repealed by US Senate
US - The big news for North American Swine Producers was the US Senate vote last week to repeal US Country of Origin Labelling (COOL). The legislation now only needs a signature from President Obama to...
23 December 2015
Antibiotic Resistance Presentation Wins Pork CRC APSA Awards
AUSTRALIA - Pork CRC supported PhD candidate at University of Sydney, Lechelle van Breda (pictured), won Pork CRC’s ‘Best Presentation and best first time presentation’ award at the 2015 Australasian...
22 December 2015
Northern Ireland’s Livestock Sector to be Showcased in Europe’s Largest Animal Science Event
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Developments in Northern Ireland’s livestock sector will come under the spotlight next year as world leaders in animal science and livestock production come to Belfast for Europe’s...
Award-winning Equipment for Pig and Poultry Production
FRANCE - Upon their return from the SPACE 2015 international trade show in Rennes (France), the Big Dutchman team brought an impressive number of four awards with them....
21 December 2015
USA Market Report
US - I have been receiving numerous calls about low sow prices and if there is any relief in sight. My response has been, “You can count on death, taxes, and poor sow prices in December!” Demand and...
18 December 2015
Chris Fleming Joins Genesus
US - Chris Fleming has joined Genesus Genetics, as a Sales and Technical Representative in the Eastern United States....
Pig Respiratory Research Award Application Deadline Extended to January 15
UK - The deadline for submitting proposals to the Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease (formerly PRRS Research Awards) has been extended through January 15, 2016. The awards are open to...
15 December 2015
Pork Commentary: Country of Origin Retaliation Amount $1.1 Billion
CANADA - Last week the World Trade Organization (WTO) set the retaliation amount that Canada and Mexico can place on American products in response to US Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) law at $1.1 billion....
14 December 2015
EU and Spanish Pork Markets
EU and SPAIN - This is the Sixteenth week in Spain that the pork price has been going down, reaching values not seen in the Spanish market since 2009, writes Mercedes Vega, General Director for Spain,...
11 December 2015
Hydrovac Technology Offers Potential to Reduce Time, Cost of Cleaning Swine Transport Vehicles
CANADA - Research conducted by PAMI indicates hydrovac technology offers an opportunity to reduce the time and cost of cleaning swine transport vehicles, writes Bruce Cochrane....
10 December 2015
PIC Imports Next Generation Breeders to Stock New Nucleus Facility
PHILIPPINES - PIC Philippines chartered a B747 in November to import 862 top-indexing breeders from the US to populate its new Sire and Dam line Nucleus facility on the main island of Luzon. ...
09 December 2015
Genus Produces First Pigs Resistant to PRRS Virus
US - Genus, a global pioneer in animal genetics, has developed the first pigs resistant to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSv), through a long-standing collaboration with the University...
08 December 2015
Novus Employees Donate One Million Dollars to Local Charities
US - Since 2010, Novus and its employees have supported local charities through the United Way’s Annual Giving Campaign...
Pork Commentary: Huge Marketings Last Week
CANADA and US - Well, we found out how many hogs can be marketed in a week in the US when 2.424 million were handled last week. Big, big number, almost 200,000 more than the same week a year ago....
07 December 2015
BRF Acquires Argentinian Hog Business
BRAZIL - BRF has announced it has signed a binding offer to acquire Dutch company Eclipse Holding Cooperatief, which operates Campo Austral, for $85 million....
Danish Crown/Westfleisch Venture Granted Approval
DENMARK - Danish Crown and Westfleisch have been granted approval by the EU Competition Authority in Brussels to proceed with WESTCROWN, a joint venture which will be owned in equal shares by the two companies,...
Viet Nam Hog Markets
VIETNAM - At the end of October and according to the General Statistics Office, Vietnam had about 3.0 to 4.0 per cent more pigs on farm as compared to last year at this time (farmers are beginning to expand...
04 December 2015
Novus International’s Scott Hine Recognised Amongst Top 100 STEM Leaders
US - Novus International, Inc., a leader in animal nutrition through health, announced today their VP of Products & Solutions and Chief Innovation Officer has been recognised as one of the top 100 CIO/CTO...
Video Tutorial Helps Establish Gilt Management for PRRS Control
GLOBAL - To help vets and producers most effectively prevent the spread of PRRS into their breeding herds, veterinary pharmaceutical company, HIPRA has issued the fourth of its recent series of educational...
US PEDv Update: Expected to Worsen in Winter 2015-2016
ANALYSIS - Winter 2015/2016 could be worse than last year for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) in the United States. ...
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