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22 June 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Compassion’s Awards celebrate continual drive for global farm animal welfare
GLOBAL - The winds of change continue to blow across the world’s most influential food companies as more and more recognise the need to take farm animal welfare seriously...
Pig Industry News from United States Three simple, effective ways to help hogs beat the heat this summer
For many reasons, including historically warmer weather and the fact that sows now produce bigger litters, pigs are more susceptible to heat stress, which could potentially affect their performance and...
Pig Industry News from Canada Genesus Global Market Report: Canada – Is the Party Over? Part 2
In my last commentary I discussed some of the potential challenges to being an export nation for pork, which Canada very much is and has been for a very long time. The USA is rapidly becoming a very significant...
Pig Industry News from European Union Anizome™ launches microbiome discovery platform for animal health and nutrition
Anizome™, the first company to offer a commercial therapeutic microbiome discovery platform dedicated to animal health and nutrition, is launched today....
Pig Industry News from Spain Thermography serving pig vets and farmers with new app
After months of research and on-farm tests BeInFive, a marketing and software company from Barcelona, Spain, launches Degree2act, a new app to detect hyperthermia on pig farms...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S. 80¢ Lean Hogs!
At the first part of April CME Lean Hogs for July were 73¢ lb. on this past Friday they reached 83¢ lb. What’s even better for our industry cash lean hogs Iowa/Minnesota averaged last Friday 83.50¢...
Pig Industry News from United States How stress hammers a pig’s intestinal system
Pigs get stressed out for lots of reasons, but weaning, heat, crowding, transportation and challenges getting acclimated to new environments often have the biggest impact on performance....
Pig Industry News from European Union Winterbotham Darby wins prestigious Special Recognition Award from Compassion in World Farming
UK-based continental meats supplier, Winterbotham Darby, are extremely proud to have received the Special Recognition Award at the Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards in...
21 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Impact of Carbon dioxide gas shortages on the British meat industry
Carbon dioxide gas shortages may affect the supply of meat and meat products to UK consumers as it is widely used in the meat processing industry...
20 June 2018
Pig Industry News from Global Are mycotoxins damaging the productivity of your herd? Find out with this free e-book
"Mycotoxins in Swine Production" (2nd Ed), produced by leading researchers in mycotoxin management, is designed to educate the reader on the effects of mycotoxins on swine performance, fertility and immunity...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom New-look Cereals delivers for whole farming sector
Visitors and exhibitors welcomed the far-reaching farmer-led changes at the Cereals Event last week, with plenty of cutting-edge technology and advice on offer...
Pig Industry News from Australia Mutton announces Peacock appointment to pork body
Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited Chairman Dennis Mutton has announced the appointment of Dr Tony Peacock as an Independent Director...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Immediate action needed from Defra on Countryside Stewardship
NFU President Minette Batters, backed by the entire NFU Council, has today called for immediate bridging payments for agri-environment agreement holders and a rollover option for scheme renewals...
19 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom UK government minsters support rural businesses at royal highland show
UK - The UK Government will show its support for Scotland’s agriculture, food and farming sectors this week (from Thursday 21 June) when it takes part in the Royal Highland Show...
Pig Industry News from United States Osborne announces certification to ISO 9001:2015
Osborne Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of livestock management equipment like Stanfield® piglet heat mats and FIRE® pig performance testing feeders, is pleased to announce their April 16, 2018,...
Pig Industry News from European Union Strict biosecurity recommended in the fight against African Swine Fever
With African Swine Fever (ASF) continuing its spread through Eastern and Central Europe and industry leaders warning pig producers about an increased risk of ASF reaching the UK, speciality chemicals company...
Pig Industry News from United States New way to combat infertility in your boars
Researchers at the University of Missouri have now found that zinc plays a key role in promoting fertility in males, a discovery that has implications for improved in vitro fertilisation and artificial...
Pig Industry News from Canada NPPC calls for expanded access to foreign workers
The National Pork Producer's Council is calling on government to expand options for filling vacant jobs in the pork sector with immigrant workers...
18 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Heat stress: How much does it drain your pigs and profits?
Most people in the pork industry know the toll heat stress takes on pigs: reduced performance, a compromised gastrointestinal system, chronic disease, reduced feed intake and higher mortality rates....
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus global technical report: Is customising pork primal value an opportunity?
In the last several years the value of different pork primals varied considerably in different markets....
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Action not words needed to tackle farm output stagnation
Tackling the stagnation of Scottish farm productivity needs prompt action, not more words or further industry analysis, says the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW)...
Pig Industry News from Canada Increased pork supplies expected to result in price discounts in fourth quarter
The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services predicts higher US pork supplies will result in discounts in the price consumers pay for pork...
Pig Industry News from United States Reality of China trade tensions demands strong plan to protect family farmers and ranchers
Farmers Union Calls on Administration to Work with Congress to Bolster Farm Bill as first round of tariffs are applied to Chinese products...
15 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Ukraine officials in fact-finding visit to AHDB
Food safety specialists from the Ukraine gained a valuable insight into the work of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) during a visit to its headquarters in Warwickshire this week....
Pig Industry News from Mexico Genesus Global Market Report: Mexico pork market
Current Mexico pork market facts...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Multi-million-pound boost for crop resilience
New funding to develop scientific breakthroughs in crop research and innovation ...
Pig Industry News from United States NFU announces twenty participants for the 2018-19 Beginning Farmer Institute
National Farmers Union (NFU) today announced 20 beginning farmers and ranchers from across the United States to take part in the 2018-19 Beginning Farmer Institute (BFI) programme...
Pig Industry News from United States Lessons learned from recent Seneca Valley outbreaks
The Seneca Valley virus (SVV) is proving to be something of a test case for swine producers’ and veterinarians’ preparedness for foreign animal diseases (FADs)....
14 June 2018
Pig Industry News from Thailand CPF commits to animal welfare goals on all farms
Charoen Popkhand Foods Plc (CPF) commits to group sow housing and strong implementation of animal welfare practices on all of it's farms ...
Pig Industry News from United States NFU statement on Senate Ag Committee Farm Bill passage
The US Senate Agriculture Committee today advanced its version of the 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 20-1 ...
 
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