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10 September 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Multi-national study shows health and safety is top priority for pork consumers
A choice experiment investigated the role of production characteristics in consumer choice of pork. Results indicate possibilities for product positioning based on health and safety...
21 August 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: price rally continues – quotations still going up
The European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market is continuing its price rally during this current week of slaughter. A major part of quotations in the EU member countries is once more going up considerably...
20 August 2018
Pig Industry News from Poland Is chlamydia affecting swine reproduction rates and the occurrence of reproductive disorders?
Researchers from Poland investigate the occurrence of reproductive disorders in pig herds with and without chlamydia infection using statistical analysis of breeding parameters...
08 August 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Introducing the new rules on gene-editing in pork production
What you need to know about the recent EU court ruling on gene-editing and GMO, and how this will affect pig farmers globally...
30 July 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union EU pig prices: slaughter companies are pushing down the prices
Quite contrary to the current weather conditions, the mood is rather frosty on the EU pigs-mature-for-slaughter markets these days. On the part of the slaughter companies, demand is very restrained for...
26 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Battle of the sexes: split-sex nutrition requirements for growing pigs
Mandy Gerhart shares her research into split-sex nutrient requirements for growing pigs...
18 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Farm safety experts pledge to halve accidental deaths
UK – Farming is a dangerous occupation, but British and Irish rural industries workers are alert to this and will use Farm Safety Week 2018 to show how work practices are improving...
09 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Novel research highlights true pros and cons of feeding rice bran to grower-finishers
Results of a novel study from Illinois University indicate that there are both benefits and losses incurred from feeding the rice milling by-product, rice bran, to grower-finishers...
04 July 2018
Pig Industry News from China 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...
11 June 2018
Pig Industry News from Global 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...
02 April 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Prebiotics and probiotics boost pig growth and health
Abstract: Dr Fausto Solis de los Santos discusses the use of prebiotics and probiotics in enhancing the gastrointestinal tracts of pigs to encourage more efficient feed conversion. ...
20 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United States How long do mycoplasma-negative herds stay negative?
Most hog farms successfully stamp out mycoplasma pneumonia when they work with their veterinarian to eliminate the disease. The challenge is preventing reinfection....
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus global technical report: Short remarks about sow's lactation
If you search the internet «sows do not produce milk» or «sows do not produce enough milk» you will find multiple articles, trials, recommendations and expert’s opinions; that often contradict each...
07 February 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Role of Diagnostics for Investigating PCV2
ANALYSIS - Eduardo Fano, FLEX Technical Manager with Boehringer Ingelheim, speaks about the role diagnostics play when investigating PCV2, also in vaccinated populations....
06 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Steps to keep the incidence of stillborns at bay
The cause of stillborns in pig production varies widely, but it’s often connected to sow parity or infectious disease. Either way, stillborns are costly and need to be minimized for profitable, efficient...
05 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Food-chain specialist: Communicate the emotional side of pork production, not the technical
The food supply chain has changed dramatically in the past 20 years. “It’s so much more complex and consumer driven,” said Justin Ransom, supply chain strategist. “Today’s consumer can ask for...
23 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Individual pig care offers path to better health, uniformity
When sorting pigs for market, one priority is to keep variation to a minimum, as a more uniform group is more likely to receive top dollar. But making pig uniformity part of the management strategy from...
17 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United States In-feed antibiotics best addressed on a case-by-case basis
Adjusting to changes in how and when to use in-feed antibiotics is an ongoing effort. While those products are still available under veterinarian supervision for prevention and treatment of a specific...
12 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Politics session divides predictions for farming futures post-Brexit
Secretary of state for Defra, the Right Honourable Michael Gove, makes promises for a greener, technology-inspired, welfare-friendly future for British farming, with the assurance that post-Brexit policy...
08 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United States 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...
13 December 2017
Pig Industry News from Canada AASV: Improving Surveillance Keeps Emerging Diseases at Bay
ANALYSIS - The Province of Ontario is focused on emerging swine diseases and developing surveillance systems by bringing all the stakeholders together, including the government and private industry, to...
27 November 2017
Pig Industry News from European Union Sow management tips: total preparation for top performance
Supplying top genetics for pork production at the least cost to ensure client success is at the core of Hypor’s business. Success with sow breeding begins with proper preparation for the next round....
22 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Brexit – what’s the future for animal health?
MINI SERIES part 1 - Three weeks on from the NOAH conference: ‘Brexit – what’s the future for animal health?’, reflecting on the words of politicians, veterinarians and veterinary-associates, and...
20 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Animal Welfare: bringing consumer attitudes to the supply chain
Last week, the Winterbotham Darby Animal Welfare Media Round Table took place in London’s Covent Garden – a bustling agricultural trade centre in its past. The event brought together a number of industry...
08 November 2017
Pig Industry News from Global AASV Research:Oral Fluid Sample Extraction, Shipping
ANALYSIS - Oral fluid sampling is growing in popularity around the world. New research is showing an even easier way to extract and ship the sample. ...
01 November 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Improving Hygienic Conditions One Way to Reduce Antibiotics
ANALYSIS - Reducing the use of antibiotics on-farm doesn't happen in a day. Rather, it's a philosophy change in farm management, according to Bruno Gonzalez-Zorn, professor at the University of Madrid....
30 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Profession-wide project formed to assess potential impact of Brexit
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and the British Veterinary Association (BVA) have joined forces with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on a project to assess...
25 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU responds to EU Council conclusions on Brexit negotiations
NFU President, Meurig Raymond, said: “With less than a year and a half until our departure from the EU, farmers and growers are fast running out of patience with both parties over the Article 50 negotiations....
Pig Industry News from Global GenoTube Offers Extended Life for Diagnostic Samples
ANALYSIS - Looking for a better way to collect and deliver diagnostic samples to the laboratory? Thermo Fisher Scientific's GenoTube is a non-invasive nasal swab for collection of DNA or RNA from animals....
18 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Standardizing Diagnostics to Battle Emerging Swine Diseases
ANALYSIS - A lesson learned from the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) outbreak in 2013 was that the US swine industry must do a better job at communicating across the industry, and the first step...
 
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