ThePigSite.com - news, features, articles and disease information for the swine industry

Pig Industry News By Category: Slaughter
23 May 2018
EU Pig Prices: good demand pushes up prices
It seems that the sunny weather conditions have fired up consumer demand. The slaughter companies’ need is high to such an extent that quotations have increased again in most of the EU member countries...
18 May 2018
EU pig prices: quotations are getting nowhere – Netherlands set a positive sign
On the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market, the bell seems to be sounding for a turnaround. While the majority of quotations remain steady, the Netherlands and Great Britain both are setting a positive...
Early PRRS vaccination helps protect pigs through slaughter
A new, single-dose vaccine for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) has been shown to protect pigs from before weaning to slaughter, helping prevent secondary infections and performance...
11 May 2018
CCTV in English abattoirs now mandatory
Official Veterinarians will have unlimited access to footage within abattoirs based in England...
04 May 2018
EU pig prices: balanced situation – steady quotations
An unchanged market situation is reported in the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market this current week of slaughter. ...
03 May 2018
Crowd Cow introduces pork to craft meat selection
The small, independent farm marketplace now offers snout-to-tail cuts of pork to its nationwide customer base...
01 May 2018
Cull sow market breeding ground for disease transmission
Many sows sold into the cull sow market become “frequent travellers” and pose a serious risk of disease transmission if a foreign animal-disease (FAD) outbreak occurs, according to a study led by Jim...
27 April 2018
Weighing up pork production priorities
Addressing pork producers in Western Australia last week at WAPPA’s annual Pig Day Out, Pork CRC CEO Roger Campbell said increasing carcass weight was perhaps the greatest opportunity for productivity...
26 April 2018
EU Pig Prices: Quotations inconsistent – price decrease observed in Germany
The European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market appears in an inconsistent way this current week of slaughter. While a major number of quotations remain unchanged, the German quotation is going down....
25 April 2018
Congress stands up to new swine slaughter rule
Concerns for the safety of processing line workers and for consumers have been raised and put to USDA officials in a letter that requests the withdrawal of the new Swine Slaughter Inspection Modernisation...
23 April 2018
Russia rapidly increasing meat production volume
According to the information-analytical agency EMEAT, the volume of meat production in Russia is on the rise...
16 April 2018
Seminars to cure wild hog headaches
The East Texas Wild Pig Seminar on April 20 in Overton will offer expert information and recommendations to residents interested in mitigating the impact of wild pigs on their property....
10 April 2018
EU Pig Prices: Markets steady and unchanged – strong prospects
ISN – Schweine.net discusses the European market price of pigs as of last week (4 April 2018)...
NFSCo appoints new COO for “next era” of UK farming
NFSCo [The National Fallen Stock Company], which facilitates the efficient, safe, and cost-effective removal of fallen stock from farms across the United Kingdom, has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer...
04 April 2018
Jim Long's Pork Commentary: USDA March hogs and pig report
More pigs: There is no doubt that the US continues to increase pig production. This is being accomplished by two things – more sows and increased productivity. ...
03 April 2018
EU pig prices: German markets showing signs of stabilising
ISN – Schweine.net discusses the European market price of pigs this week (3 March 2018)...
23 March 2018
One step closer to CCTV in all Welsh slaughterhouses
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed a statement from the Welsh Government which hints at future legislation to introduce CCTV in Welsh slaughterhouses....
21 February 2018
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....
15 February 2018
Monitoring animal welfare at slaughter: CCTV and beyond
Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) to hold one day seminar in May...
23 January 2018
USDA proposes new regulations on processing line speeds
The USDA has released a proposed rule to lift the caps on line speeds in meat processing plants, allowing individual facilities the power to determine how quickly pork can be processed on site....
16 January 2018
HSA online guide to humane slaughter during disease control
As part of its strategy to promote the highest standards of welfare worldwide for food animals, the Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) has produced a new online guide which covers the humane killing of...
11 December 2017
Best of The Pig Site 2017: CO2 stunning
Continuing The Pig Site's selection of the best articles from 2017- next up......
15 November 2017
Schedule set for mandatory CCTV initiative in English abattoirs
Mandatory installation of CCTV and recording of all activities within slaughterhouses in England by Spring 2018, under a new legislative proposal announced by Defra....
03 November 2017
Welfare in mind: new device for measuring performance of stunning tools
Accles & Shelvoke Ltd have introduced a new device for measuring the stunning performance of their CASH® stunning tools....
27 October 2017
New EU Commission initiative for animal welfare
On Friday 20th October 2017, the 66th European Livestock and Meat Trades Union (UECBV) AGM took place in Bucharest, Romania, where major topics concerning animal welfare, environmental policy, competitiveness,...
25 October 2017
FDA releases 2015 NARMS integrated report
On October 23rd 2017, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with partners, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection...
23 October 2017
Euro Stages Something of a Mini Rally
UK - Although the latest SPP dropped another 1.03p this week to stand at 157.89p, German pig producer prices (thankfully) stood on at 1.500 EUR and the Euro has also staged something of a mini rally. As...
Farmgate Pig Prices Stabilise After Volatile Few Years
UK - Farmgate pig prices have returned to a traditional seasonal pattern in 2017, following considerable volatility in recent years. ...
19 October 2017
Live Hog Price Rally Credited to Increased US Slaughter Capacity
US - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services is crediting a recent rally in live hog prices to increased US hog slaughter capacity that's been ramping up over the past couple of months,...
18 October 2017
EU Pig Prices: Markets Stabilising; Quotations Closing Ranks
EU - After a period of weak prices which lasted for several weeks, the European slaughter pig market is finally stabilising again. Many quotations are able to maintain the balanced levels....
 
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10 
News By Advertiser
News By Country
News By Category

Our Sponsors

Partners


Seasonal Picks

Piglet Nutrition Notes - 5m Books