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24 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Crown Makes DKK 1.3 billion for Owners After Challenging Year
DENMARK - Despite this past year being challenging, the strong demand for pork in China and other Asian markets has allowed Danish Crown to maintain a competitive settlement for its owners....
21 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Denmark Further Reduction in Antimicrobial Use on Danish Pig Farms
DENMARK - Antimicrobial consumption in Danish animals has continued to decrease in 2015, mainly due to a reduction in pigs. By contrast, serious outbreaks of disease among broilers and mink have resulted...
10 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Pig Herd in Decline
DENMARK - The number of pigs in Denmark on 1 October was four per cent lower than a year before, according to new figures from Statistics Denmark....
07 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Crown to Raise Price Paid to Pig Producers
DENMARK - Danish Crown is making an ambitious promise to owners in order to encourage producers to slaughter pigs in Denmark. Between now and 2021, the company will be raising the settlement price paid...
Pig Industry News from Denmark New Label Expected to Drive Welfare Improvements on Danish Pig Farms
DENMARK - Following on from the news that Denmark is introducing a new government-backed animal welfare logo for pork products, ThePigSite gleaned more information from Trine Vig, Chief Advisor, Animal...
31 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danes Investing in Truck Management for ASF Biosecurity
DENMARK - As African Swine Fever (ASF) continues to spread through Europe, Denmark is investing heavily in biosecurity to prevent the disease from entering the country. ...
18 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Denmark New Pork Label Shows Level of Animal Welfare
DENMARK - A new Ministry of Environment and Food animal welfare label, which is being launched in Denmark next spring, will allow shoppers to identify the level of welfare the pig received....
02 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Denmark New CEO Hopes to Turn Tulip Around
DENMARK - Steve Francis has been appointed as the new CEO of Tulip Ltd. He brings with him extensive experience from the meat industry and of restructuring and turning around manufacturing companies....
22 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Crown Job Losses as Decline in Pigs for Slaughter
DENMARK - A renewed decline in the supply of pigs for slaughter means there are no longer enough pigs to justify an evening shift for slaughtering pigs at Danish Crown’s slaughterhouse in Ringsted....
19 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Denmark Researchers Investigate Manure Greenhouse Gas Emissions
DENMARK - It is currently not possible to quantify emissions of methane from livestock manure, which is a problem when countries are making commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture....
16 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Breeding Herd Still Shrinking
DENMARK - Provisional figures from the 1 July pig census showed that the number of pigs fell at the start of Q3 2016 versus the same period a year earlier, by 3 per cent, to 12.3 million head....
12 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Denmark EU Highlights Denmark’s Leading Role in Tackling Resistant Bacteria
DENMARK - In a new report, the EU Commission has highlighted the measures that the Danish pig meat industry and the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA) have taken to limit antibiotic usage...
21 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Pork Exports Record Slight Decline
DENMARK - Danish pork exports for the first quarter of 2016 recorded a slight decline, down 6 per cent to 273,000 tonnes, on the same period a year earlier....
10 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Denmark European Commission Clears SPF-Danmark-Danish Crown Acquisition
DENMARK - The European Commission has approved the acquisition of sole control over SPF-Danmark A/S by Leverandørselskabet Danish Crown AmbA, both of Denmark....
03 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Denmark Does Hemp Help Prevent Gastric Ulcers in Slaughter Pigs?
DENMARK - A recently finished research project investigated the farmer’s possibilities to identify gastric ulcers in pig herds and examined whether adding hemp to the feed might solve the problem. The...
01 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Denmark New Project to Improve Erysipelas Disease Knowledge in Pigs
DENMARK - A new project (EryPoP) at the Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture is aiming to look into Erysipelas infection in pigs and chickens....
12 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Breeding Herd Continues to Contract
DENMARK - Provisional figures from the 1 April pig census showed that the number of pigs in Denmark fell slightly in Q1 2016 versus the same period a year earlier....
04 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Denmark Can We Use Genetic Variations to Reduce the Use of Antibiotics?
DENMARK - Selection for pigs with genes for healthy intestinal flora may be able to reduce agriculture’s use of antibiotics and thus reduce the problems of antibiotic resistance. New knowledge paves...
16 February 2016
Pig Industry News from Denmark Denmark's Pig Breeding Herd Starting to Fall
DENMARK - Provisional figures from the 1 January pig census show that the number of pigs in Denmark remained stable in 2015, ending the year at 12.7 million head....
19 January 2016
Pig Industry News from Denmark Jais Valeur Takes Over as Danish Crown CEO
DENMARK - Having spent two months getting to know the Danish Crown Group, Jais Valeur has now taken over as Group CEO from Kjeld Johannesen, who has headed Danish Crown for the past 27 years....
18 December 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Infrared Cameras Used to Measure Sow Temperature Can Lower Piglet Mortality
DENMARK - Research from Aarhus University has now refined a method that uses an infrared camera to remotely measure the sow’s body temperature. Early detection of fever in sows can reduce piglet mortality...
14 December 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark 'Last Resort' Antibiotic Resistance Also Found in Denmark
DENMARK - A resistance gene to an antibiotic used in humans as a 'last resort' when other drugs do not work, recently discovered in pigs, broiler meat and humans in China, has now also been identified...
07 December 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Crown/Westfleisch Venture Granted Approval
DENMARK - Danish Crown and Westfleisch have been granted approval by the EU Competition Authority in Brussels to proceed with WESTCROWN, a joint venture which will be owned in equal shares by the two companies,...
26 November 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark EU Animal Welfare Regulations: Imprecise Language Leads to Mixed Interpretations
DENMARK - In July of this year, the European Commission was accused of turning a blind eye to bad animal transport standards in member states. The European Parliament’s Intergroup on the Conservation...
05 November 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Using Statistics to Save Newborn Piglets
DENMARK - By using statistical models, scientists have developed a system that can help the farmer to monitor farrowing and to automatically and intelligently adjust the temperature....
02 November 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Crown, Tican Merger Called Off
DENMARK - After an intense seven-month review by the authorities, the Board of Directors of Danish Crown has had to accept that it has not been possible for the merger of Danish Crown and Tican to be approved...
30 October 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Concern Over Pig Strain of MRSA Exaggerated
DENMARK - A threat of MRSA from pigs affecting humans has been the centre of media concerns in Denmark. However, according to Pro Luca Guardabassi from the University of Copenhagen speaking at the Pig...
23 October 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Pig Sector Hit by Decade of Unprofitability
ANALYSIS - Danish pig production has not been profitable for nearly a decade. Finn Udesen head of production, economy and statistics at the Danish Pig Research Centre SEGES speaking at the Danish pig industry...
21 October 2015
Pig Industry News from Denmark Danish Pig Sector Bids to Increase Piglet Survival
DENMARK - The Danish pig industry has set ambitious targets to reduce the number of dead piglets in each litter to increase production....
Pig Industry News from Denmark High Demand for Danish Crown Antibiotic Free Pork
DENMARK - Danish Crown has extended its antibiotic free pig production trials following high demand for the pork produced....
 
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