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Pig Industry News By Category: Slaughter
14 August 2018
EU pig prices: small quantities on offer are pushing up the prices
The European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market appears to be picking up as many quotations increase with the cooler weather ...
08 August 2018
EU pig prices: inconsistent quotations – markets pick up courage again
Lately, recession has strongly prevailed on the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market. The quotations appear inconsistent and most prices on pigs for slaughter are unchanged. On the other hand, the...
18 July 2018
EU pig prices: market situation unchanged
With the tourists storming southward from the other European countries, the summer season is still running at full blast in southern Europe. Thus, demand for meat remains on a high level there. Spain’s...
04 July 2018
China’s slumping pork prices: Impacts on the stakeholders
Angela Zhang, Head of the Business Intelligence Division at IQC Insights, provides her analysis on China's pork markets as to why the pork prices have slumped and what impact this has had on its domestic...
28 June 2018
Carbon dioxide shortages in the UK: What do we know so far?
As carbon dioxide shortages continue to affect the European pig industry, The Pig Site takes a look at what we know so far and how the swine industry will respond over the coming weeks...
12 June 2018
EU Pig prices: quotations are going up moderately – unfair trade practice observed in Germany
After last week’s slow movement, the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market shows an altogether friendly price development again. This positive mood, however, is currently deteriorating because of...
11 June 2018
World Pork Expo: Genesus' Jim Long Comments on China, Russia, Pork Tariffs
Speaking live from the 2018 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, Jim Long, president and CEO of Genesus, shares his international view of pig prices and demand along with the impact of tariffs on US pork...
01 June 2018
EU pig prices: markets well in tune – moderate price increases observed in many countries
29 May, 2018: On the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market, the mood continues to be positive with many quotations going up this week ...
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......
 
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