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03 December 2018
North American PRRS Symposium: 25 years of lessons learned
Dr. Mike Roof, executive director of swine R&D with Boehringer Ingelheim, delivered the keynote address to attendees of the North American PRRS Symposium on Sunday in Chicago, addressing 25 years of PRRS...
27 November 2018
Traceability features in 2019 food trends
Supply-chain transparency and alternative protein sources top food trend predictions for 2019...
14 November 2018
National Pork Board and US Meat Export Federation to partner on Pork 2040
The National Pork Board, the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have announced that they will engage in a foresight-based marketing study called Pork 2040...
08 November 2018
Lean hog futures tumble due to high supplies and weak prices in US
Chicago lean hog futures fell as much as 5 percent on Tuesday, under pressure from abundant supplies and weaker prices in the Midwestern cash hog market, traders and analysts said...
07 November 2018
Save dollars by adjusting drinkers in your pig barns
Results of a Prairie Swine Centre study show water wastage can be reduced by up to 20% by adjusting nipple height...
30 October 2018
Red meat production pays price of extreme weather
The extreme weather of 2018 has made its mark on pork, beef and lamb production, according to AHDB’s latest Red Meat Outlooks...
24 October 2018
ASF in China traced back to kitchen waste feeding
China's agriculture ministry said on Wednesday it would ban the feeding of kitchen waste to pigs after linking the practice to the majority of the early cases of African swine fever...
18 October 2018
How do you prevent your buildings from deteriorating so quickly?
The Prairie Swine Centre and the University of Saskatchewan investigate rapid deterioration of pig buildings and potential mitigation strategies to prolong the lifespan of Canadian swine facilities...
16 October 2018
How will access to data boost agricultural productivity?
The Global Open Data for Agriculture (GODAN) and the Open Data Charter have launched a guide for governments to open agricultural data...
15 October 2018
Modern technology improves in-barn environmental control
How has technology improved barn conditions and environmental control? ...
What can carcass-based assessments tell us about the lifetime welfare status of pigs?
Research study indicates that carcass assessments, including monitoring of carcass lesions and weight, provide useful lifetime welfare information...
12 October 2018
ATP bioluminescence used to assess trailer cleanliness
Prairie Swine Centre research publishes a new study documenting the successful use of ATP bioluminescence in efficiently testing trailer hygiene...
African swine fever moves westwards in Europe
What can pet pig keepers, smallholders, and commercial pig producers do to prevent disease reaching our pigs in the UK?...
10 October 2018
Leading food companies form the Global Coalition for Animal Welfare
GLOBAL - Companies join forces to advance animal welfare standards throughout the global food supply chain...
09 October 2018
Are you maximising the productive potential of your pig herd?
Offering seamless online and offline farm data, both in the field and in the office, the latest case study from one company highlights the benefits of going paperless and of efficiently harvesting the...
04 October 2018
CME lean hog future prices highest since April 2018
Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures rose for the fourth consecutive session on Wednesday (3 October) and touched their highest prices in more than five months...
03 October 2018
US Ag Barometer drops to lowest level in two years as farm financial conditions worsen
Agricultural producer sentiment dropped to its lowest level since October 2016 as producers expressed concern over worsening farm financial conditions, according to the latest Purdue University/CME Group...
02 October 2018
EU pig prices: stabilising on a low level
With quotations continuing to decrease over the past weeks, the first rays of hope of market stabilisation are appearing on the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter markets this current week of slaughter...
Are we breeding our sows to death?
Reports have emerged that sow death rates in the US are rising at an alarming rate, causing concern for intensive farming methods. Researchers believe the rise in mortality could be linked to a rise in...
01 October 2018
New research highlights the daily pressures on UK farmers
Farmers are among the UK’s hardest workers – but long hours and a lack of holidays threaten to undermine the health and wellbeing of many working in the industry, an exclusive Farmers Weekly survey...
28 September 2018
United States hog inventory up three percent
The USDA provide an update on the US hog market in the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report...
26 September 2018
EU pig prices: Focus on African swine fever outbreak in Belgium
This current week, decreasing quotations still are a daily occurrence on the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market. In Belgium, especially, the pig prices are under pressure after an outbreak of African...
25 September 2018
What’s the story on Belgium’s African swine fever outbreak?
The first case of African swine fever (ASF) in Western Europe was confirmed in Belgium in early September, but how has the outbreak progressed since?...
24 September 2018
APRIL appoints first CEO and Chief Scientist
John Pluske has been appointed inaugural Chief Scientist and CEO of Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL)...
US pigs still receiving critical antibiotics despite superbug crisis
Antibiotics crucial to human medicine are still being used in “unacceptable” quantities on US livestock farms, despite rules brought in last year intended to curb their use and combat the spread of...
Does ASF pose a threat to pork markets worldwide?
With 22 cases of African swine fever confirmed in China this month, it is no surprise that key trading partners are voicing their concerns over the direction of pork and feed markets...
19 September 2018
EU pig prices: quotations are swinging back
In the current week of slaughter, the pressure has increased again on the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market. As before, many quotations continued weakly...
17 September 2018
“At The Meeting” highlights potential impacts of African swine fever
In a special edition of "At the Meeting", experts are consulted about the spread of African swine fever, what makes it such a challenging virus to control and how countries are successfully reducing its...
14 September 2018
Pig pest reaches the West: African swine fever confirmed in Belgium
European authorities are on high alert and emergency measures implemented as African swine fever (ASF) has been identified in wild boar in the Belgian province of Luxembourg...
13 September 2018
Canadian pork producers request government help in contending with trade wars
The Canadian Pork Council is calling for government intervention to help the pork sector cope with the impact of trade disputes between the United States and its key trading partners...
 
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